Enlightened-Ish: A Grief Memoir about Spiritual Awakening

Enlightened-Ish: A Grief Memoir about Spiritual Awakening

by Gail Dickert



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ISBN-13: 9781481710008
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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Enlightened-ish: A Grief Memoir about Spiritual Awakening 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enlightened-ish was a fantastic read. I must say that I went in with a pre-conceived notion. However, I came away feeling that this woman has been through a lot but has found the strength to come through that I only dream of acheiving. I hope to someday be able to use this book as a guide to help me through my inner struggles with peace and awaken to the same beautiful spirit that Ms. Dickert has! This is a must read for all whether they feel they are completely Enlightened-ish or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enlightened-ish has been one of the best reads for me in a very long time. I haven't picked up a book in well over a decade (and I read a lot!) that spoke to me in the way that Enlightened-ish did. The author does a fantastic job at telling her own story, while at the same time making her story universal and allowing each reader to see a bit of themselves in her. There is deep wisdom on every page and it is masterfully written. Each chapter is more insightful than the next and each can stand alone in its content and relevance. Ms. Dickert speaks a universal language of grief and love and was able to make difficult moments digestible for all readers. In her moments of discovery, struggle and deep strength, she inspires others to reach deep within to get through any tough moment. I could not put Englightened-ish down and it will always be one of those books I will keep by my bedside to continue to read over and over again. It's a book for everyone and anyone who picks it up will surely benefit from its content and the beautiful, honest and powerful writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally! Someone that celebrates the fact that we are light-filled creatures AND humans equally together! Gail’s sweet soul and sweeter story is such a wonderful change from the dime-a-dozen self-help books. As soon as I started the first chapter I felt like I was hearing part of my own heart’s story. It was as if I was sharing in a friend’s life experiences and lessons while we sat in comfy couches with our feet tucked underneath us over a cup of coffee. Sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, and never wanting the conversation to end. If you don’t finish this book with at least a couple of life-changing quotes stuck in your head and a smile that says the weight has lifted off your shoulders, read it again because you did it wrong the first time.
GailD-Enlightenedish More than 1 year ago
It is unfortunate that the anonymous person who posted a review opted to choose on two things: 1, Post a review a book she/he has not read and 2, Remain anonymous. I invite this non-reader but "reviewer" to contact me directly in order that I may provide a free ebook. After actually reading my book, if the reader finds my audacity of the comparison to not match my personal experience and right to make such comparisons, I will consider adjusting the overview to not include that piece. Show yourself, non-reader, and I will indeed, show you myself. Then we can go from there. Please see my blog for more contact info and we will move forward intentionally, with open minds and open hearts. I have not sought to be popular or understood, but to speak my story as plainly and openly as possible while maintaining that we all have that right to do so, in our individual awakening and healing experiences. I look forward to hearing from you. (Gail Dickert, author of Enlightened-ish and Coming Out of the Closet without Coming Apart at the Seams)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Ms. Dickert, I have not read this book.  I wanted to take a moment to review my perception of it, however, because it's not a book I would even consider reading, and I wanted you, as the author, to know why.  When, within your (I assume self-written) description of your book, you refer to Anne Frank's diary, when compared to your memoir, as being a potential "yawn-fest", (which is a term that is juvenile and poorly used, at best; and highly offensive, insensitive, and egomaniacal at worst), I can deduce your piece of writing to be full of more of the same self-serving egomania.  I don't doubt, and don't want to cheapen or discredit your hardships within your life.  To cope with grief, tremendous loss, violence, change in relationships, transition, etc., is an amazing journey, and it's an individual one.  I would like to acknowledge and commend your journey.  But I don't know why, within your deep and intentional work, you'd feel it appropriate or contextually comparable to discredit or cheapen the journal of a young girl whose wisdom, insight, and testimony to one of the most horrific periods of human history has impacted the world over.  Your reference is distasteful, ill-placed, and shows a broader disconnect from mutual human experience.  I hope you consider using another method within your future reviews.