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Not A Blueprint: It's The Shoes That Matter - A Journey Through Toxic Relationships by Nina Norstrom is an insightful read on toxic relationships - relationships we share with people, alcohol, animals, diseases, drugs, religion, environment, and our own emotions. These relationships can destroy us on all levels - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - yet at the same time can be a learning experience and will help in one growing to be a better human being. Toxicity follows us on every path and we can easily distinguish between a toxic and a nontoxic relationship. As readers take the journey with the author, they realize that honesty, compassion, strength, and courage are the main requirements for anyone to entertain healthy relationships in their lives.
The book is motivational and uplifting and will channel the minds of readers towards positive thinking. The author's story, her experiences, the obstacles she faced, her strength, and courage will inspire readers to become bold and handle their lives with confidence. The book also helps readers understand that we all have to walk our own paths, we all have our personal journeys, and we all have the strength to overcome toxicity if we look at it with the right attitude and perspective. The author's words are honest and reassuring and will teach everyone to be grateful for the people who are helpful and supportive in their lives. The author's narration focuses on her strengths rather than her pains and setbacks, which makes the book a thought-provoking and encouraging read.