To Break or Bounce: Finding Balance, Stability, and Resilience in Our Lives by Dr. Shelley Plumb takes readers on a journey along with the author and gives them glimpses of her life beginning with the loss of her mother when she was young. Her personal experiences and sufferings – ranging from divorce to sexual harassment to professional burnout and painful challenges – give insights into the darkest moments of her life and how they played an important role in shaping her into the person she ended up being. The book is a good tool to help readers understand the importance of embracing things as they are, letting go of the constant effort to be perfect, being flexible in adverse situations, and striving for balance.
To Break or Bounce spreads positive vibes and will motivate readers to bounce back. It gives them awareness about their freedom to choose their response, and not to break but bounce back from adversity and light up the world. The author is honest when it comes to speaking about her life and shares intimate details of her life, giving readers hope and encouragement to heal their lives. It is a good book to help readers reflect and deal with the adversities in their lives in a positive way, and also make them realize the importance of setting boundaries. Dr. Shelley Plumb’s strength, resilience, positivity, determination, courage, and hope make the book an engaging read to get motivated while dealing with the good and bad moments of life.
“This book is full of imagery that is relatable. The grandmother advice is priceless. I could hear my grandmother speaking to me as I read the book. To Break or Bounce is an easy read that addresses loss, how we deal with it and makes the reader consider new ways to deal. This is also a book about self-care and mental health. A transformational read that is life changing.”
“Dr. Shelley Plumb’s To Break or Bounce is a valuable tutorial on how to live a better and richer life. But unlike most tutorials, Dr. Plumb’s is as emotional as it is intellectual. From her heart and mind, using both as a GPS, Dr. Plumb guides the reader on a journey to the spirit within. Step by personal step, even through her stumbles, Dr. Plumb shows the readers how to light and nourish the spark, the spirit, that is the core of each of us. Dr. Plumb never claims the journey is easy, but she does maintain throughout that unless we make that journey inward, we will constantly be at the mercy of and buffeted by, the vicissitudes of life. This book could easily have been titled, Going Inward, for in her doing so, Dr. Plumb has found the formula for how to bounce and not break from whatever life throws at us. Basically, Dr. Plumb is saying: Stop and smell the roses. For when you do, surprise, surprise, you discover you are your own rosebud just waiting to burst into bloom with your own special beauty.”
“Shelley Plumb’s journey to connect with her authentic self is rich with discoveries. Along the way she courageously shares her intense struggles and inspiring triumphs. There are powerful lessons here for all of us!”
“Shelley’s book, To Break or Bounce, is poignant, riveting, superbly written. It draws you into her world immediately from the very first sentence with such simple yet profound lessons that you can recognize and incorporate in your own everyday life.”
“To Break or Bounce is everything the title suggests and tons more. Dr. Shelley Plumb takes us through a powerful journey of challenges, facing the dilemmas of life—personal and professional—and making the lessons learned from the tribulations into a toolkit of resilience, success, and growth. This isn’t just Shelley’s story.It is a powerhouse of clarity, determination, and passion that can turn tribulations into triumph by believing in one’s journey.You’ll cry, you’ll giggle, and you’ll cry again because of the innerstrength you’ll recognize that is within you. Entrepreneurs, coaches, and women from all walks of life can gain so much from the brave and powerful account of Shelley’s journey. Highly recommend it!”
“The raw emotion that Shelley invokes with these personal stories is both profound and thought provoking. Life throws many challenges at us, and how we respond determines the quality of the life we will experience. In this excellent book, Dr. Shelley shows us how to rebound and make the best of things. Bravo!”