Shining Through: From Grief to Gratitude FIVE 5 star reviews
How exciting: I was thrilled when InHouse Publishing announced that Shining Through received five 5 star reviews from independent reviewers. And that this is only the 3rd book in their history who has received this privilege. I poured my heart and soul into this book and I know it has a life of its own, so am sharing some highlights with you here. In sharing my story, I hope to inspire others to heal from crippling grief and be free to lead a life they love again.
Below is a snippet from each 5 Star Review.
“Shining Through: From Grief to Gratitude by Soraya Saraswati is a memoir with a powerful message on grief and healing, a woman’s journey from pain to life. A story that is so human, so honest, and so intensely spiritual, one punctuated with the same questions that millions of people are asking. Soraya Saraswati shares her loss, her secret grief, her dire longing to cease to be, her redemption, and ultimate joy at embracing life.”
“Soraya Saraswati’s moving non-fiction memoir, Shining Through: From Grief to Gratitude, is a beautifully written and inspirational tribute from a grieving mother to her son. I loved reading about the author’s early life and her years spent studying and living in the Australian Ashram where she met her husband and the father of her three boys. Shining Through:From Grief to Gratitude is highly recommended.”
“Moving on after a devastating loss isn’t easy. After losing someone dear to us, we can move from the stage of pain to self-pity, through blaming ourselves for the loss to thoughts of suicide. It’s the experience of Soraya Saraswati after her own painful loss. In Shining Through: From Grief to Gratitude, she shares her grief and the wonderful journey towards healing, an experience that will give readers the tools they need to embrace their pain, heal, and transform the experience of loss into a life-giving one through gratitude.”
Review 4: Review by Deborah Lloyd 5 Stars
Not only does this author share her powerful story, but the book is simply very well-written. Soraya Saraswati skillfully weaves the details of her life, with practical information about suicide, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, with her thoughts about her own healing process. Shining Through: From Grief to Gratitude, Soraya Saraswati’s memoir, is an honest book, filled with both heart-breaking and heartwarming moments. By sharing her struggles and her achievements, she demonstrates how a person can find healing, even when it may seem almost impossible. The reader joins her journey as she works towards this lovely place of serenity. This book is unforgettable, imparting many vital life lessons.
I enjoyed how Soraya Saraswati resonates in her memoir. Soraya helped me to stop and ponder on my life and see that I’m not alone in my mountain top highs and valley lows. I focus on expressing gratitude every day, regardless of what life may throw at me. It is our experiences, wisdom and faith that get us through the muddle, chatter and uncertainty of life to a space of tranquility, freedom and gratitude. As Soraya Saraswati discusses in Shining Through: From Grief to Gratitude, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises and the properties of essential oils can help to calm the spirit which channels the mind and body to start anew. In Shining Through From: Grief to Gratitude, you will have access to a meditation session with Soraya Saraswati. Enjoy!