Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Book Review: Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! by Tamara Elizabeth

Title: Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It
Author: Tamara Elizabeth
Genre: Self-Help; Motivational
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Trail Blazing Press
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0983064800


This is my story, a story of a woman who has discovered how through my reflections, the truly fabulously lovable me; the authentic me that I was born to be. I have moxie like the trail blazing women of the 20’s.

Today I am a confident, lovable courageous woman who realizes that fairy-tales don’t always have the ending of children’s books, but they can have the ending and continuation of what we truly want and believe. I have sass, courage, spunk, determination and attitude.

This book is the result of hard work and perseverance on a self love journey. It is the reflection of my life and from these reflections I have created a workbook for you, the readers, to assist you on your own journey to find the most authentic loveable you. I am your voice. I speak as you. I have been where you have traveled. I have finished licking my wounds and jumped back into the ring. I am MOXIMIZED!

My reflections shared are not to place blame on anyone in my path, for I take responsibility for my reactions to every challenge I have come across in my life. I just want you to understand that I have walked in your shoes and have never given up. You can restart your life at any time you want and still succeed in whatever you desire. This is not always easy but if it was then the journey wouldn’t be quite as exciting. “Easy is never fun” – to quote my fabulously delicious self love coach.
So I invite you into my world and to reflect upon your world. Enjoy the journey – I promise you it will be the most fabulously wonderful ride of your life.


Tamara Elizabeth felt unloved and set out on a journey of self-love and in so doing has written a book aptly titled Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It to help others learn how to love themselves when they feel no one else did.  Fabulously Fifty is a pep talk and soulful journey all wrapped up in one.  Tamara shows women how to step out of their comfort zone by showing them that rejection often wasn’t about them, but their ideas, actions or opinions.  Tamara tells us to treat rejection as a positive moment because it gives you a chance to reevaluate your decisions and thus are able to grow.
One particular part of the book stood out: Tamara is talking to her inner child and says, “I will not let my ex-husband’s words and actions influence the way I feel about myself.  I left my husband, who never respected me; I have moved on and I have become strong.  I have started a new life in another city – Vancouver. I will not let my happiness depend on how my ex-husband treats me.” I wanted to say, “You go girl!”

Sometimes women (and men) are in relationships for the wrong reason (financial for example) and when that happens, something’s going to give.  These women and men are so afraid to go out and live their own lives, they take abuse for years.  But one day, some wake up and realize that if they were just pushed or pushed themselves to make that jump, their lives will become better.

I also liked a chapter called “The Lemon Tree.”  The Lemon Tree is a group she started on Facebook after fleeing from her bad relationship.  As head lemon sqeezer, she would provide the shade of a tree with plenty of comfortable chairs.  “There would be cold water, sugar and pitchers,” Tamara writes.  “All anyone had to bring for the visit were their own lemons.”  One particular sentence in that chapter says it all, “It’s not the load you carry, it’s how you carry that load.”

Tamara’s words of wisdom comes through as she tells us to look back at our past and turn whatever happened into positives.  It’s a self-help book on finding yourself and discovering self-love what many women may have lacking in their lives.  If you want to get to that place where you can say what you want, when you want and are willing to take responsibilities for your own words, read Fabulously Fifty and Loving It!