“Ignite your life” is not just a book, it is a system, workbook and way of life that empowers and guides you to heal from your past, transform your life and see your mind open up to your true purpose, potential, goals and dreams.
Everyone has a bright spark within and by learning to unlearn what has hurt us, limited or stopped us from reaching our full potential we can heal and shine! “
I just wrote a review for this book on Amazon where Deborah Toussaint has her eBook for $1.99 – such a bargain!
If you purchase the eBook and love it as much as I do, please leave a review. Note: Amazon only allows people that have spent over $50 on books to write reviews. I love buying books so that wasn’t a problem for me!
I’m loving the book “Ignite Your Life – 5 Core Principles to Transform Your Past, Present and Future” by Deborah Toussaint – The Self Care Goddess. I met Deborah at Bayside Red Tent in Redland Bay. Red Tent Australia is a women’s group and I have met many amazing ladies there and Deborah was one of them. When I heard that Deborah had a book, Ignite Your Life, I knew I had to read it. It’s such an amazing book and workbook. I am learning so much about myself and how to change, release my fears and let go of negative thought patterns. Deborah writes in a way that is very easy to read and follow, interesting and inspiring.
It has so much to offer and I am learning about the Core PRINCIPLES: Mindset, Clarity, Meaning, Direction and Consciousness. I have attached a photo of the Mindset Core Principle (page 65)
I am mostly mindset Free – Positive but I notice when I’m tired, stressed or unwell I sometimes slip into Fixed – Negative.
“When we find ourselves in the darkness, be it through our thoughts, actions, behaviours, habits, addictions or beliefs, we must seek a free mindset, acceptance and forgiveness to move closer into freedom, which brings us closer to the light that ignites our life” – Deborah Toussaint
Throughout the book, there are exercises to help you work through the core principles and attain clarity. There are questions to answer such as
“How do I refill my love tank?”
“What actions do I need to take to become more present and promote positive thoughts throughout my day?”
“What is still hindering me from the past that’s stopping me from being present today?”
“How can I love myself enough to draw some healthier boundaries?”
“Where am I out of control in my life?”
Some of the many very interesting questions that provoke introspection and leads to breakthroughs and personal development. You’re not just passively reading the book but actively participating, asking yourself the questions and working towards higher levels of personal insight, understanding your true self and working towards your best self.
I am about to read the book for the second time, as I always like to do with a book that inspires me.
After I finished reading Ignite Your Life, I asked my husband to read this book. He is primarily a Fixed Mindset personality and I’m a primarily Free Mindset personality. His negativity and pessimistic nature have mellowed over the last 23 years due to a lot of love, interpersonal communication, reassurance and encouragement. We both have a background in Educational Psychology and it has helped us to overcome friction due to our differences in outlook and life experiences.
When he read the book there was a visible change in his behaviour. I asked him to answer some of the questions related to mindset, including “What are the benefits of me changing my mindset?”, “What will happen if I don’t change my mindset?” and “What can I do right now to shift my mindset?”. His answers were surprising and he put a lot of thought into it. Over the next few weeks after reading I noticed that he was less self-depreciative, more positive and seemed happier in his own skin.
I think the question that has left me thinking deeply that Deborah asks is,
“How can I spread my message, purpose and gift with the world?”
I used to think that was through teaching primary school children and tutoring primary school teachers. I stopped teaching in 2000 due to physical disabilities and chronic illness. I still miss it, especially those ‘A-HA!’ moments when the penny drops and a student learns something for the first time. Now I think it is through telling my own story of overcoming adversity after working through Deborah’s book again, this time journalling each question in depth and really working on self-development, self-love and self-awareness. I have been journaling since a teenager and find it helps me a great deal. My old online journal was called “Nosce Ti Ipsem – Know Thyself.”. I need to know myself better before I can tell my story authentically and live an inspired life.
If you are finding yourself stuck, frustrated, having a fixed mindset or just wanting more for your life and your loved ones, I recommend you buy this eBook or the paperback version. It really helped me and is a great read.
There is a Facebook group Ignite Your Life and Live Your Life Spontaneously where Deborah Toussaint shares about life, self-love and about her many ‘random acts of kindness’ book drops. I recommend joining it. It always brightens my day
There are workbook sections of the book that I’m going to use for journal prompts. I used to journal all the time, in-depth soul searching and finding peace and mindfulness. Exciting!