Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Its Your Universe: You Have The Power To Make It Happen

It's Your Universe and  

You Owe It To Yourself To Read This Book!

The Universe is a mighty big place.  We all start out thinking that we are at the center of it. Eventually we come to realize that we are just a small speckle of matter trying to find our way in a big, dark world. Each one of us needs to find our own way to sparkle in the dark. 

It’s Your Universe: You Have The Power To Make It Happen by Ashley Eckstein is full of advice on how to sparkle. A Disney inspired life lesson is woven into each chapter like fine pixie dust. The book is autobiographical, part motivational, part journal and entirely enjoyable.

It's Your Universe is geared towards tweens and written to inspire. Ms. Eckstein vividly compares key moments in her life's journey to inspirational Disney or Star Wars scenes. Each step in her adventure seems personally guided by her favorite childhood characters. She speaks from the heart and her personality comes across on the pages as genuine and warm. 

It's Your Universe is passionately written and the illustrations launch it into another realm. The artwork is eye candy for the soul. Disney Artist Ashley Taylor brings the book to life in colors that made my eyes smile and my heart sing.  Rich purples and vivid aqua hues bring a magical sheen to the pages. Whether or not you are a life-long Disney fan or can’t tell Moana from Merida you won’t be able to look away!

It's Your Universe is intended towards the tween reader but clearly speaks to the adult who is still dreaming and doing! I am personally taking the names of every chapter and making them my new mantra:
Dream-Wish-Believe-Do-Transform &Trust

I flew through 200 pages in a flash. I want more. 
Dear universe and Disney Books can you hear me? I want more inspiration, I need more beautiful art! I’m wishing, believing and trusting that you will help a fan girl out and have this duo pen a follow up book!

Fan Girl Moment:

This past November I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Eckstein in person at the Disney-Girl Up, Dream Big Princess photography exhibit at the United Nations. Standing a few feet away from me was a woman wearing a beautiful dress that evoked Cinderella. Even more fantastic were her sparkly shoes. I don’t know why but I felt compelled to go over and compliment her. We had a terrific conversation about how she found her dress in a shop window and fell in love with it. Later in the evening our photographer pointed out that I had been speaking with Ahsoka Tano! In a fan girl moment I went back and asked her to pose for a photo. She graciously posed with me. I sure wish her shoes were in this photo but you will have to take my word for it and believe!  

I wish you could see the fabulous shoes!

It's Your Universe is on sale May 8th.  
Information on the It's Your Universe book tour can be found here.

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  1. Thank you for the recommendation! I have had my eye on this book, it looks so interesting!

  2. I will have to put this one on my summer reading list by the pool! It sounds wonderful! I could use some Disney-inspiration! :)

    1. This is just what the Dr. ordered for inspiration!

  3. This is definitely on my must-read this!!


    1. You will love it. In my opinion...too quick of a read. I wanted it to last!

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