Sunday, November 25, 2012

SPARKLE by Cara Alwill Leyba



Hi Everyone, going to try to post three books this week because the year is ending and I have a lot of books to share with you so check back often! Here's today's book...


I love this book from author and life coach Cara Alwill Leyba. Sparkle, The Girl's Guide to Living a Deliciously Dazzling, Wildly Effervescent, Kick-Ass Life. Not only is it a sparkly pink and beautiful eye-catching cover, but the words she's written truly do sparkle!

I've been cyber friends with Cara for a while now, and her spirit amazes me. She is as bubbly as the champagne she drinks. The other day, I read on her Facebook page that she was going shopping. It might have even been Black Friday. What does this girl do? She takes herself out for a glass of champagne before she hits the stores. She's just that kind of classy!

The book has a little bit of advice, and a little bit of stories from Cara's own self-observation. It will dazzle you from page one. It's straight talk about focusing on ourselves the way we are, and Cara Alwill Leyba teaches us how to live our best lives the best possible way. With easy tips on positive thinking, living in the moment, being happy and loving yourself for who you are, this book is a great inspiring read. And I'll tell you, I will now choose the sparkling bubbly over the bloaty beer as my drink of choice!

Here is the official back-of-the-book blurb:

As women, we have become professional self-critics. We've become so convinced by society that we need to attain a level of perfection that just isn't real. Whether it's trying to get skinnier, look younger, get that promotion, please our parents, get fuller lips or rid ourselves of cellulite -- we're on a never ending mission to change and it always makes us feel like crap.

Instead, why not focus on all the fabulous qualities we already possess? There is so much to celebrate when we look at all of our accomplishments. In this straight-up girlfriend's guide, lifestylist and wellness coach Cara Alwill Leyba encourages women to discover what makes them sparkle so that they can design the lives they desire and deserve. So raise your glass and toast yourself. You're about to start shimmering, shining, and dazzling every day. Because isn't everything better when it sparkles?

To enter to win Cara's inspiring book, leave a comment telling us what is one quality you possess that makes you SPARKLE?

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44 comments:

TaraUB said...

That's a tough one. I am often thought of as a bitch, but my friends know that I will be there in an instant if you need me.

jdstec said...

my sense of humor

ncsuloges said...

huge heart

Melissa said...

My kindness to others

Melissa A from CLC

Margaret Literary Chanteuse said...

My voice. I even feel like I can sparkle when I sing.

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

Melissa said...

My snarky sense of humor and quick wit.
-tmd636

equinn726 said...

I would say my dependability, I show up when I say I'm going to show up and my friends can count on me to tell them the truth (in the kindest way possible).

Luvschocolate said...

the ability to multitask, with 3 kids, it's the only way sometimes

Emma S. said...

Hm, I'd say it's my sarcasm/wit. My observations usually make my friends laugh.

Lidija O. said...

I sparkle the most when I make someone else sparkle. I'm always there for my loved ones and acquaintances, even for random people that I don't know and when I help them in even the tiniest of ways it makes me feel good to make them feel good. That's my sparkle. Inside and out.
Lidija.o@gmail.com

Krystal said...

I would say my big heart....sometimes to a fault.
kndyer

Mary Jo Burke said...

My smile

Kimberly Pearlman said...

My personality is what makes me sparkle most. I'm a little sassy, sweet, funny & to the point. But everyone loves me! :)

Bev V said...

What makes me sparkle? I'd say that it's my ability to listen without passing judgement.

This is a hard one. . .

TinaB said...

I think its my personality!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

betsy_blixt said...

My kindness to everyone know matter what.

EKB said...

Sense of humor. in any situation. I totally rock it. :-}

ludy2288 said...

I look really innocent, so I often surprise people with my wit & humor

Terri said...

I have a fantastic smile, lights up my whole face. Goes great with my positive attitude!

Terri M.

CAnative said...

I think my loyalty (sometimes to a fault) and my ability to listen.

Nicole

buttah said...

I have my PhD in sarcasm and witt! haha!!

Lizett34 said...

My loyalty!

Bridget O'Neill said...

I would have to say patience!

LeslieGC said...

My general happiness at all times.

Kelleyc said...

Wow that's tough, 'cause I am not what you would consider a sparkly person. (I mean, my whole family laughed when I asked them what made me "sparkle"!! Lol). But if i have to pic something, I'd say my smile!

A.C. said...

I wouldn't say that I'm necessarily "sparkly" but maybe my kid? She brings a smile to my face and that's definitely a sparkle :)

slm8803 said...

My willingness to help out no matter what

your invisible pixie said...

my personality! :)

DaphneSFL said...

I make everything fun. Life is too short not to enjoy it, so I try to bring laughs and life to all situations.

Books & Reviews said...

Passion is what makes me sparkle. Passion for life...those of humans and animals alike.

absolutahnie said...

my sense of humour, i love to make people laugh!

Ready To Be A Momma said...

My ability to accept others for what they are and not expect perfection.

Corgi Lover said...

My ability to help others

Carol5814 said...

I try to have a sparkle-y smile :)

Jencey Gortney said...

I am thought of as kind and patient.

Jencey from Writer's Corner.
jenceyg at gmail dot ocm

Coleen said...

I would say that my kindness and empathy for others!!

Sslinsky said...

I am kind to all!

Sarah

faithspage said...

My magic wand, of course. And being a total dork!

JessFolkerts said...

I am loyal to a fault and tend to put others' needs in front of my own.

hazyswife said...

Being a giving person to those I know as well as those I do not

Joelle said...

I would probably say my huge heart.

joelle. :D

Carly said...

My patience.
Also, some people say I'm funny.

Carly H

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Probably my sense of humor and wanting everyone to be happy!

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