Just in time to help with New Year’s resolutions, best-selling author, self-proclaimed “Spirit Junkie,” and Happiness Guru Gabrielle Bernstein launched her latest book May Cause Miracles at the beginning of this month.
The book, “A 40-day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness,” is quickly trending among both soul-seekers and everyday people alike who are looking to create positive changes in their lives. We just got a copy and had to share with you our first impressions and what to expect.
The mission: Bernstein claims that she has found a way to live a miraculous life and wants to share the love by helping everyone else do the same. How do you create miracles in your own life, you ask? Well, read the book for starters, but the first step is finding a way to choose love over fear—a task she admits isn’t an easy feat. However, throughout the book, Bernstein will teach you how to ignite that miracle-creating emotion: love.
Why it’s on our hot-list: We’re firm believers in Bernstein’s view that small shifts lead to big (or “radical”) changes. That’s why going on super-strict diets or quitting a bad habit cold turkey can be extremely difficult to follow through with. Plus, we love Bernstein’s simple, practical guidelines and compelling voice that challenges our thinking – without being overwhelming. Rather than saying “you must change,” she simply helps readers shift their perspectives to a more loving, positive one. The best part? Bernstein walks the talk, making it a natural instinct to want to have what she’s having!
What to expect: A practical, forty-day guided program chock-full of inspiring hands-on exercises, thought-provoking meditations, and deep insights from Bernstein herself. The book is designed to help shift your mindset and bring you to that “happy place.” Why forty days? Not only has it been proven scientifically that repetitive patterns followed for forty days can help shift habits, but many yogis have put a great deal of faith into this magic number as well.
The essentials: The book is broken up into six chapters, taking the reader on a new journey every week. Each day, Bernstein will guide you through a set routine based on that day’s lesson, including a morning reflection, positive affirmation, evening exercise and powerful meditation.
The key focus of each chapter is outlined below:
Week One: Identifying Fear
Week Two: Self-love
Week Three: Food and body issues
Week Four: Discovering romantic bliss
Week Five: Financial fears & career
Week Six: Becoming a miracle worker
Who might like it: May Cause Miracles is for anyone seeking a little more direction and love in their lives. No matter what your age or gender, if you’re looking to create positive changes involving relationships, money, career, self-image, or any other aspect of your life, this is the book for you.
Check out Bernstein’s quick video “New Year, New Book!” to learn more about what you’ll get out of the read.
Rachel Chemerynski is a certified health coach and freelance writer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the founder of Healthy Chicks, a wellness community dedicated to inspiring twenty-something women to live happier, healthier, more satisfying lives.