Review: The Art of Being by Danielle Allen



The Art of Being is a collection of inspirational words and motivational messages designed to empower, inspire, and encourage. Whether you’re looking for a pick-me-up, a life coach, or a personal cheerleader, this nonfiction journey of life lessons, quotable messages, and poetry will hit the spot. While the premise is centered on the idea of being your best self in order to live your best life, the real power comes from what each point encourages you to reflect on in your life. Inspirational, motivational, and spiritual, The Art of Being is the perfect gift to yourself.

Fall in love with The Art of Being by falling in love with the art of being YOU.




“I am a work in progress, but please believe the hype.”

The Art of Being is part self-help, part inspirational, and part devotional. If you add all of the parts of the book together then you realize that it has taken you on a journey to find your true and authentic self. The Art of Being isn’t your typical over the top self-help from a guru that makes you feel as if you’re being preached to and/or made to believe that everything will turn around as soon as you finish the book.

“There’s freedom in realizing that you don’t have to experience life the way you’ve been told to experience it. My journey is mine. Your journey is yours.”

This is the true beauty of The Art of Being. It is all about self; Self-discovery, self-acceptance, and most of all, self-love. It forces you to look deep in the mirror and analyze who you are, what you think about you, and then what you allow.

Some books come along right when you need them the most and The Art of Being is one of them. It is one that can be visited many times on your journey of becoming the you that you want to be. Your answers to some of the questions posed will change over time and this will document your growth. Danielle Allen is a prolific fiction writer so this was a risk. One can easily tell that she put her heart and soul into it and as a result she has produced a book that I truly believe every woman should read.





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BLOG TOUR: Four Seasons for Charlotte by Rachel Reynolds

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About Four Seasons for Charlotte

Rachel Reynolds shares a powerful journey in her memoir, Four Seasons for Charlotte. It is the story of an ordinary family bearing an extraordinary burden. When Rachel’s three year old daughter Charlotte was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the world of the Reynolds family was changed forever. In Four Seasons for Charlotte, she recounts the events of the year of Charlotte’s diagnosis, treatment, and eventual death. Her chronicle of the family’s story is about more than the untimely death of a child. It is about harnessing the strength of a community, gaining perspective through tragedy, and finding light in a time of darkness.


Rachel Reynolds is a special educator and freelance writer. She currently serves as the principal of the Dominion School, operated byCommonwealth Autism Service. You can find her writing at Richmond Mom,Hello Grief, Richmond Magazine, the webzine Insert Eyeroll, and her personal blog, See What You Meme. She is also the co-founder and executive director of CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF). In 2012, Rachel was awarded the Eagle Rare Life Award for Courage.

Rachel lives in Ashland, Virginia with her husband and two incredibly annoying (but completely adorable) cats. In her spare time, she obsesses over Don Draper, dark chocolate, and public radio personalities (not necessarily in that order). You can follow Rachel on TwitterFacebook, or Goodreads.

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Man-cation: A Voyage Back to You by Deaquelynn Williams

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Book Description

“Man-cation: A Voyage Back to You” written by Deaquelynn Williams is an all-encompassing ebook teaching women how to transform their lives from the inside out.
Through it, you will learn:
How to destroy unhealthy soul ties

How to forgive others and yourself

How to release emotional baggage

How to increase your faith

How to recognize and enlist mentors

How to properly care for your body

How to release bad habits and create more positive ones …and much more!

Who is this ebook for? It’s for women of all ages…

Teens, college students, young adults, women who are single, divorced, engaged, going through in their relationships, want to grow closer to God, want to transform their lives, want to stop the cycle of bad relationship after another, are or have been in abusive relationships, want to heal emotionally, want to gain self-love, self-respect, and self-esteem.

 Basically, if you’re a woman this ebook is for you! Even married women are reading it!

You’ll need “Man-cation: A Voyage Back to You” IF YOU

    • Put more energy into finding a man than you do pursuing God
    • Are lonely, unhappy and unfulfilled
    • Want better relationships
    • Want to increase your faith
    • Want to transform your image inside and out
    • Want to make better life decisions overall
    • Have gifts, skills and talents you’re not utilizing

This ebook is more than a read, it is a commitment to a better life… a better YOU!

But don’t let the title fool you! This ebook is for everyone! Perhaps you need a DEBT-cation, WOMAN-cation (men), DRAMA-cation, S*X-cation, ANGER-cation… anything you need to take a break from for a period of time to change your life. This ebook is for YOU!

Here is what readers are saying…

“Ooh Deaquelynn, I’m loving the book. It’s a book and a workbook!”

“[I’ve been] reading your book off and on all day. Thanks for sharing your insight with the rest of us. Very powerful words.”

“Thank you for your dedication to God and for listening to your heart and Spirit, Deaquelynn. It feels a bit like you wrote this book for me. I’ve been in a life-changing transition… Your book comes at the best time for me because I still have so much pain…. I feel your work will help me to focus on healing and finding myself again.”

“I purchased this book and the first few pages were great! I can’t wait to read the entire book. Although I’m married, I know that this book will bless me as I am constantly in a state of progression spiritually.”

In every section of the book I share my personal stories and how, through the power of God, I was able to transform my life from extreme low self-esteem and low self-worth to being the confident woman I am today. I also share how I was able to overcome a bitter divorce and the process in which I took towards my own healing from developing a relationship with God, forgiveness, and even ending a relationship with a friend to aid in my healing process.

This ebook is all about self-love, self-acceptance, mind renewal, and a total life makeover! If you want to get a jumpstart on the New Year accomplishing your dreams, goals and aspirations by becoming a better, phenomenal and more irreplaceable you, then grab your copy today!

“Man-cation: A Voyage Back to You” is not just an ebook. It is also an interactive workbook filled with exercises and bonuses to aid in your personal transformation. It’s like having a life coach at your fingertips with information, inspiration and motivation to live your best life now. The subtitle says it best, it’s A VOYAGE BACK TO YOU! So, if you need a break now is the best time to take your “Man-cation”!

My Review

Man-cation: A Voyage Back to You by Deaquelynn Williams is an excellent self-help guide to start you on your journey to become your best self. It is biblically based and geared towards single women, but as a married woman I can honestly say that the majority of the book is beneficial to all women regardless of relationship status.

Williams writes the book as if you are a travel agent navigating a journey back to you. One standout section of Man-cation is a chart that the author created to help you figure out your goals. The second standout is a five step process she outlines to transform your life. Man-cation: A Voyage Back to You is short in length but is very content rich. 4 star rating

Deaquelynn Williams Chats With Us!

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1. What message do you hope to convey through Man-cation: A Voyage Back To You?

Through Man-cation: A Voyage Back to You I hope to convey to women that it’s perfectly okay to go through a season of singleness so they can get themselves together both inside and out before they are able to receive the real, right man in their lives. It’s also a guide teaching every woman, married or single, how to get back to the core of who she is so she can have a healthy and happy life.

2. Set the mood for us…when you’re writing, you have to…

When I’m writing I open my heart and ears to hear what God wants to speak to the readers. I become so vulnerable when I write that I often have to take writing breaks because I get really involved emotionally as I think about what the reader may be going through and how the information that I share could possibly impact and change their lives for good.

3. What is your main reason for writing: to educate, inspire, entertain, or all three?

I write to educate and inspire, if it entertains that’s always great too! My main reason for writing is to share practical empowerment tips through Biblical principles as well as my life’s story so the reader will know how to overcome anything they may be facing yet not feel they are the only ones going through tough moments in life. My goal is to show them that if I was able to overcome, so can they.

4. What has been the most surprising and upsetting part about your literary journey?

The most surprising part about my literary journey is the fact that my first ebook turned into an online class which ultimately became my now online institute for women. I’m always in awe of how that one ebook was the catalyst of a movement in my life to empower women all over the world.

The most upsetting part of my literary journey is know that I’m not reaching enough people. It saddens me to see so many young girls embrace the “ratchet” mindset and I often feel, if I can just get them to read my book (or any other self-help book for that matter) and apply what they read, then their lives would transform.

5. When you’re not writing, what authors do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

When I’m not writing I love reading tons of self-help books. The few that I have in constant rotation are: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Commanding Your Morning by Dr. Cindy Trimm, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, and The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. These are what I consider timeless self-help books.

I’m currently reading Pink Lips & Empty Hearts by Heather Lindsey.

6. If you had to write your life story, what would the title be? How does that title portray your story?

If I had to write my life story the title would be, “BUT GOD,” That title portrays my story because I’ve been through a lot in my life from being sexually abused as a little girl, not having my daddy in my life, being verbally abused by a family member, plus dealing with disease, death and divorce… BUT GOD was there with me and He brought me out so that now I can help others who may be going through adverse life circumstances.

7. What is a normal day like for you?

Ha! Since becoming an instant parent to three children over a year ago, I don’t have normal days anymore. But a day for me includes caring for my disabled niece, reading, studying, writing and creating curriculum, running my online institute as both the CEO and the teacher/facilitator, coaching, and running a household. I’ve been able to to schedule my day to accommodate my daily tasks so although it seems like a lot, it’s very easy to do it all.

8. What are three things readers might be surprised to learn about you?

The three things readers might be surprised to learn about me is 1) I am a super-duper, hype football fan! Roll TIde & Go Falcons! 2) I do coaching classes and one-on-one sessions for women at local homeless shelters. 3) I’m a foodie. I love, love, love food! I love to cook it, but more than anything I love to eat it!

9. What can your fans look forward to next?

I’m working on creating a 14-Day Man-cation intensive derived from the book where people can take classes and become more empowered through the book. In addition to that, my focus is solely on teaching classes in my online institute while penning my next book.

10. Thank you again for allowing me to interview you on Tiffany Talks Books. Any last words for those who are reading this interview?

Thank you for the honor to be interviewed by YOU! The last words I have for those reading this would be to make sure you always be true to who you are. Never try to be anyone other than yourself. Working on creating your best life and before you know it you will have it. Keep going and keep growing! Your best awaits you!

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