Live with Intention

Ever think about how you’re living your life? Ever think about what really matters? Mary Anne Radmacher wants us to Live with Intention.

This is not your typical self-help book. While it does have a table of contents that would, at first glance, lay out a plan for how to live on purpose with your values or goals in mind, this is not a straight-laced, buttoned-up, get-your-life-in-order-in-thirty-days kind of book. Far from it!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Radmacher’s style is part whimsical, part personal, part friendly. She uses stories that seem to be randomly pulled from a personal diary or journal, and I enjoyed these stories. At first, you don’t know where she is going or what kind of point she may be trying to make, but it’s entertaining. Then, at the end of a story, she quickly makes her point as to why the story connects to her idea of “living with intention.” This book is kind of like someone sitting down with you to have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee, and just sharing their thoughts on life with you. I enjoyed it a lot, but I would not call it self-help or instructional. This book is more of an inspirational read. This author is the only one I can think of that is the closest thing to reminding me of a modern day Helen Steiner Rice with her encouragement and essays. If you could use some encouragement or a friend, you could love this book.

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