Lose Your Mind, Open Your Heart
by Peggy Kornegger

Dog Ear Publishing, 2014. ISBN 978-1-457-53349-5.
Reviewed by Lee Ambrose
Posted on 03/08/2016

Nonfiction: Faith/Spirituality/Inspiration; Nonfiction: Nature/Place/Environment; Nonfiction: Relationships

Every so often, I find myself holding a book that I can only describe as a rare gem. Lose Your Mind, Open Your Heart: Limitless Love on an Evolving Planet by Peggy Kornegger is that rare gem.

As she relates in her Preface, this book "arose from a collective energy exchange—a group of individuals inspiring each other to think about possibility, about creative potential unleashed." As one reads the book, the love and energy are palpable. Anyone who has the distinct privilege of reading Kornegger's book will certainly be encouraged by the wise words and inspiring art that come to life on each and every page.

Kornegger's writing evokes a spiritual-mindedness and social-consciousness which, in times such as these is a breath of fresh air for this reviewer.

Lose Your Mind, Open Your Heart is steeped in sage advice and wisdom teaching that calls us to look at the current state of our communities, our world, and all of humanity through a lens of love and acceptance. Kornegger's blending of teachings that are thousands of years old with the issues of our day make perfect sense out of what the media sometimes would muddy.

Many note-worthy thoughts jump off the pages of this book, but for my own heart, perhaps none more so than this "Love is the answer to any question you could possibly ask." And from this sentence staring at me from page xi of the Preface to the very end, time and time again Kornegger points us to through her sharing.

Beautiful illustrations by the author's life partner/wife Anne Katzeff speak just as profoundly as the author's words. Each illustration evokes a sense of peace, tranquility and love—all in tune with some aspect of nature. Perhaps my favorite of them all is Katzeff's "Berkshires: Late October."

I cannot thank Peggy Kornegger enough for this gift she has so selflessly shared with her readers—it, in and of itself, is pure love in action.

Peggy Kornegger has written about personal and global transformation for more than thirty years. She has shared her own perspective on humanity and the earth's evolution. Her earliest published work appeared in feminist and political publications during the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, Peggy's writing expanded to an exploration of the spiritual, connected to social consciousness. Her first book, Living with Spirit: Journey of a Flower Child was published in 2009. Her second book, Lose Your Mind, Open Your Heart: Limitless Love on an Evolving Planet, was published in 2014. Peggy's biweekly blog is read internationally, and her blog articles are also now regularly featured at Soul Spring and Simple Reminders, which reaches 50 million readers weekly.

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