5 out of 5 stars
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"Holifest" is a word that combines holistic and manifest. It is about manifesting or expressing all your qualities as a whole to the best of your ability. This enables a person to maintain balance while leading a full and fulfilling life.
Noni Boon was inspired to write this book because she felt compelled to do so. She begins the book by properly defining Holifest and explaining what a person can do to achieve this Holifest state. Because these were somewhat abstract concepts, she explained precisely what she meant by each and every suggestion she made. This was the best part of the book for me because of how straightforward it was. Her favorite mantra was used in this book, and she explained in great detail how it has helped her. She emphasized her points with very relatable, clear examples. Even though these examples felt a bit overwhelming sometimes, their variety only shows how they can apply to people from different demographics. I appreciate the author considering this.
In this book, Boon covers a wide range of topics. One of the concepts that has stayed with me is the one about dancing with our shadows, or the dark parts of ourselves. The point here is that by embracing such underappreciated parts, they will educate us on how to improve our character. She also emphasizes the importance of having a strong spiritual connection in order to maintain a balanced state, both inside and out. Using herself as an example and even mentioning where she falls short demonstrates how flawed everyone is and the importance of strong resilience. The majority of the references were Christian, but they could easily be translated to a similar concept based on whatever higher power the reader believes in. These ideas were never forced, but rather suggestions to help the reader along the way.
This book had many made-up words. Some were funny and cute, while others were not so much. However, this is a minor issue that does not warrant a point deduction. As a result, I give "Holifest" 5 out of 5 stars. I found only two errors in it, indicating excellent editing. I believe this book will appeal to readers who are open to the non-physical aspects of life. Its many ideas would help a person achieve a free life.
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