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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #BookReview ~ Words We Carry: Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem by D.G. Kaye. @pokercubster #ABRSC

Happy Monday to all! ♥

Today, I’m delighted to share my review for Words We Carry: Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem by D.G. Kaye.

D.G. Kaye


D.G. Kaye was born and resides in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Conflicted Hearts – A Daughter’s Quest for Solace From Emotional Guilt, Meno-What? – A Memoir, Words We Carry, Have Bags, Will Travel, P.S. I Forgive You, and her newest release – Twenty Years: After “I Do”. Kaye is a nonfiction/memoir writer and writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.

Kaye writes to inspire others. Her writing encompasses stories taken from events she encountered in her own life, and the lessons that were taken from them. Her sunny outlook on life developed from learning to overcomes some of the many obstacles that challenged her. From an emotionally neglected childhood, to growing up with a narcissistic mother, leaving her with a severely deflated self-esteem, D.G. began seeking a path to rise above her issues. When she isn’t writing intimate memoirs, Kaye brings her natural sense of humor into her other works.

D.G. began writing when pen and paper became tools to express her pent-up emotions during a turbulent childhood. Her writing began as notes and cards she wrote for the people she loved and admired when she was afraid to use her voice.

Through the years, Kaye journaled about life, writing about her opinions on people and events and later began writing poetry and health articles for a Canadian magazine as her interest grew in natural healthcare. Kaye became interested in natural healing and remedies after encountering a few serious health issues. Against many odds, D.G. has overcome adversity several times throughout her life.

D.G. began writing books to share her stories and inspiration. Her compassion and life experiences inspire her to write from the heart. She looks for the good and the positive in everything, and believes in paying it forward.

“For every kindness, there should be kindness in return, Wouldn’t that just make the world right?”

D.G.’s Favourite Saying: “Live. Laugh. Love …and don’t forget to breathe!”

When D.G. is not writing, she’s reading. Her favourite genres of reading are: biographies, memoirs, writing and natural health. Kaye loves to read about people who overcome adversity, victories and redemption and believes we have to keep learning–there is always room for improvement! She loves to cook, travel, and play poker (when she gets the chance).

My Review


D.G. Kaye not only shares her very personal journey to self-worth, she does so with an enlightened, grateful heart.

As a writer, I have immense respect for fellow writers who share their personal journeys and challenges with the sole intent to help ease the burdens of others. In Words We Carry: Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem, Author D.G. Kaye not only shares her very personal journey to self-worth, she does so with an enlightened, grateful heart. Personally, I loved Kaye’s candid, engaging, and often times humourous writing style. This is an incredibly personal read and one that offers guided hope and encourages self-reflection.

Our lives are shaped by our experiences; every encounter, every moment holds the capacity to build us or break us. Our resiliency to endure and overcome, in large part, correlates with how we see ourselves, how we value our self-worth. Kaye doesn’t profess to be an expert on this topic; the value of this book lies in the authentic approach in which she shares her personal journey. Our self-esteem and personal acceptance are intrinsic to a life of fulfillment, a life of joy. Our ability to celebrate our unique qualities and embrace our imperfections is not a simple endeavour, but it is possible. Amazing things transpire from this inner peace, and this memoir is a testament to that truth. Kaye brilliantly shares her journey to self-love, her tenacious spirit shines bright, her words are an offering of hope for those who may be struggling to chart their own course. Her approach is genuine, her encouragement sincere. She is in your corner! A highly recommended high-star read!

You can connect with D.G. via social media and her author and blog pages:
Twitter – @pokercubster

To read other works by D.G. you can visit her website or Amazon Author page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy reading!


49 thoughts on “⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #BookReview ~ Words We Carry: Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem by D.G. Kaye. @pokercubster #ABRSC”

  1. This is such a poetic review of D.G.’s book. Natalie, you have used so many beautiful and rightful adjectives to describe her writing, especially her grateful heart and her tenacious spirit which shines through in this book but in all of her books.
    Debby, there is much here for you to site on the cover of your books! Natalie has done a wonderful job of reaching the heart of what you are all about. Bravo to both of you. ❤

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  2. Hi Natalie,

    What a beautiful review of D.G. Kaye’s book.
    May I point out the two slips in the review where you referred to Kaye as Daye.
    Have a wonderful week,

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10


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  3. Wow Natalie. I am truly touched and humbled by your most lovely review of my book. As you know, all an author dreams of is to reach and touch a reader with her words. I know how your words reach people’s souls and I am elated that you took so much from my stories. ❤ Thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

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  4. An insightful and heartfelt review, Natalie. Reviews like this are a thrill to receive. It’s clear how much Deb’s book moved you, and this in turn will attract potential readers. Well-written and well-done ❤

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  5. A lovely review and precis of Debby’s life and work. What Debby does is so important because there are many people who feel they are are alone – that only they feel trapped like this and they have no one around them who understands.
    And then along comes a book by someone who has been through something just like what they are going through, someone who is a survivor and turned their life around and can offer good advice and practical examples. Surely that must be the most wonderful thing in the world.
    Only books can do this, because they are not only a pleasure and a solace but also a tool. And when a books speaks to us it reaches right into our soul and changes us forever.

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  6. Natalie, a wonderful and heartfelt review of Debby’s book. I have read some of her others but not this one…now I am very keen to look at this. Her journey is incredible and her spirit formidable and I don’t know how it hasn’t been broken. This is an important book for those in similar situations but also one of general interest about how we function, emotions and survive trials in our lives.

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  7. You’re so right that it takes courage to share something so personal as Debby does in her book, Natalie. I enjoyed not only your honest review but also the bio on Debby so I could learn more about her ❤

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  8. Beautiful review of Debby’s book! I love her work! She writes from her heart and the reader can see how special she is through her lovely words. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt review. ❤️

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