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The Key Is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Started reading this book and couldn't put it down. Marie Osmon

Started reading this book and couldn't put it down. Marie Osmond was so open with her personal life and the struggles her family has had. Many nice tips on life handed down from her Mother. I was surprised to read how forthcoming she was when writing about her son's ...
Started reading this book and couldn't put it down. Marie Osmond was so open with her personal life and the struggles her family has had. Many nice tips on life handed down from her Mother. I was surprised to read how forthcoming she was when writing about her son's death and thought she did a great job with her thoughts on kids in today's world, depression and suicide. Enjoyed the pictures of her and her kids throughout the book. If you are an Osmond fan, this is a must read. If you are not a fan, there are many good tips and life lessons to pass on to your friends and family.

posted by Clara_Smith on April 13, 2013

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This is very easy to read , although I never knew where it was h

This is very easy to read , although I never knew where it was heading. It's very brave of Marie to speak of some of her hardest moments. It's also very touching to hear of her beloved times with her mother; both when her mother was raising her and when her mother was...
This is very easy to read , although I never knew where it was heading. It's very brave of Marie to speak of some of her hardest moments. It's also very touching to hear of her beloved times with her mother; both when her mother was raising her and when her mother was near the end of her life on earth. Many women are raised by their own amazing mothers and very often others are touched by these wonderful women, beyond just their immediate families. No one is perfect and we take the best of who our mothers are and try to pass their strengths onto our children, mixed with our own unique strengths, hopefully. As in another of Marie's books, she speaks of being on an anti-depressant that takes away her lows, but also her highs. Anti-depressants are not to be taken lightly and are very useful under the guidance of a doctor for specific conditions. There are many anti-depressants; they take weeks/months, to regulate. They need to be adjusted for the specifc needs and chemistry of the patient. This takes a lot of time and if patient's health situation is such that she/he and the doctor decide an anti-depressant is necessary, many side effects will be monitored and medicine modified as needed. If you feel suicidal; if you feel as if you are in a dark, dark, hole/place that over months or longer you cannot get out of; if you have anxiety that cripples your ability to do the daily things you used to do, even taking care of yourself, the side effects that can usually be adjusted away are nothing compared to being able to live and function again. I feel this needs to be somewhere in Marie's book. I fear that someone who is looking for hope (besides an interesting read by Marie) and reads her brief negative critique on anti-depressants may sink deeper. Depression is very real and there are a mulitude of ways to combat it, the most serious being the use of SERIOUS medicine. Praying is good, counseling is good, friends are good, exercise is good, eating right is good, doing for others is good. I want readers to know there are certain health situations when medicine is necessary and extremely beneficial.




Sometimes this book feels a little preachy, but that's okay. We love Marie!! Love, emd

posted by 4211813 on April 9, 2013

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