Golden Words

The A-to-Z Toolkit for Changing Your Life One Word at a Time

Non-Fiction - Self Help
310 Pages
Reviewed on 12/18/2016
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Author Biography

SALLY STONE is an award-winning author, nature photographer, and certified hypnotist.

In addition to writing mind-body-spirit books, such as her Golden Words’ series, Sally writes children's books incorporating nature photography. Her award-winning picture book, "I Am a Butterfly: A Story About Big, Beautiful Changes," was praised by Tierra Curry, Senior Scientist for the Center for Biological Diversity, Dr. Lincoln Brower, the father of monarch research, and Susan Lubar, a leader in the mindfulness movement.

After witnessing the energy of nature during a near-death experience, Sally took up nature photography to stay connected with the flow of spirit. Her photography has won several awards, including Audubon’s Top 100 and a Chicago Botanic Garden Special Mention.

She worked with children for 23 years as a classroom teacher, then school-based coach, and finally as a college professor in teacher education. She earned her Masters and Doctorate in Education from National-Louis University with a special emphasis on understanding children's lived experience when writing and sharing their narrative stories.

After her NDE, Sally trained with the National Guild of Hypnotists and The Wellness Institute for hypnotherapy, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition for health coaching, Hellinger Institute for family constellations, and Global Family Yoga.

Sally is available for speaking events, author visits, and private coaching. She accepts a limited number of book coaching clients.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

In today’s world, everyone is constantly bombarded with questions, challenges, issues and crises regarding relationships, finances, employment, everyday life, health and global events. Finding simple pleasures and experiencing joy seems to be increasingly elusive so a guide like Golden Words: The A to Z Toolkit for Changing Your Life One Word at a Time by Dr. Sally Stone Ed.D. is one way to reconnect to inner peace and rediscover the power of our own intuition and inherent understanding for a better grasp of life. Dr. Stone provides thoughtful, empowering, and easily applicable suggestions for using the psychologically proven power of positive affirmations and images to achieve a sense of strength and direction for effecting change in our lives. Starting with small steps and utilizing ‘golden words’ that evoke strong mental connections, it is possible to find balance and the ability to move past both mental and physical hurdles to become better, happier, and healthier people.

Golden Words is a must-have on any bookshelf belonging to someone interested in self-help, healing, and general peace of mind. It is, indeed, a toolkit that provides easy to follow suggestions for finding the right words to enable positive growth using mantras, affirmations, and auto-suggestions. While Dr. Stone acknowledges the importance of consulting trained professionals for the best guidance, this book is based on sound principles, self-discovery, and a lifetime of learning and growing that helped Dr. Stone regain control of her own life. In a warm and giving way, Dr. Stone invites everyone to embrace the idea of Golden Words and use the ‘toolkit’ to become the best possible version of themselves with a little effort and determination. A superbly written guide for the average person to gain some control over their thought processes for a happier life. The author's work is well conceived, genuine and straight forward, and can undoubtedly provide many people with the nudge they need to make strides in improving their mental outlook as well as overcoming challenges.