“A beautiful and insightful book. Somewhere deep in the hidden treasures of this book, Leslie Green tells us “there is magic to be found in adulthood. It is here in adulthood where we address the unfinished work of childhood.” I love that line. It holds the promise of this book–a beautiful and magical life should we be brave enough to “let go” and look for it. Fortunately for all of us, Leslie makes that search a whole lot easier and more enjoyable. Through her deeply heartfelt and insightful stories, she paves an inspiring and practical path that leads to love, trust, surrender…and ultimately peace. If that sounds like a life you want to lead–this is the book for you. Highly recommended.” ~ Bill
“Simple, yet powerful! Leslie Green has created a gem with this book. So often we complicate our lives. With these tools, we can live a full, spiritual life. This work has restored a recently shattered trust. This is a spiritual keeper!” ~ Bob
“How to Find True Peace. I loved this book! I’ve always been one of those “spiritual but not religious” types but nevertheless used to find it difficult to “remember” that true peace begins with Trust. As Leslie teaches, it flows from within. What happens “out there” has nothing to do with it. She teaches us how to remember to look within and there, find it. Priceless!” ~ Doug
“Leslie Green has written a book that is like a pocket friend: conversational, connected, intimate. It is noteworthy to find a book this real, relatable, wise, humble, life-affirming, and elegant. Leslie Green has written a book on How to Be without a hint of self-exultation and shares personal stories from her life with loving relevancy and generosity of spirit. A gifted storyteller and teacher, she demonstrates, in word and deed, what it means to live wholeheartedly and authentically with trust and love as our guides. More than anything, she wants us to know that we are not alone in our quest to find peace and freedom from fear. Leslie Green has written a book that is like a pocket friend: conversational, connected, intimate. You will fall in love with this author, and you will fall in love with yourself–your own unique capacity for both vulnerability and proficiency. As you read her stories and relate them with your own, a beautiful process unfolds: you will find the perceptible and complete joy of learning to trust yourself. ~ Chris
“Either you need this book or someone you love does. Superb! Love, Trust and Pixie dust is a remarkably personal and practical guide to emotional and spiritual well being. What sets this book apart from others in its genre, and makes it worth reading, re-reading, and gifting, is that — at its very warm and vibrant heart — the book is a collection of hard won lessons from the life of a “regular” modern women who has had to cope with the same trials and travails as the rest of us. By “regular,” I mean the author hasn’t found her truth while jet setting through European culinary meccas or by falling in love with a model while trekking the Himalayas. The author has dug out the meaning of life the way 99% of us do, with her own two hands, only she’s better at it than most and talented enough to write about it in a way that is a pleasure to read. Ultimately, her’s is a world of marriage, children, doctor’s visits, neighbors, schools, friends and life in the suburbs. In other words, our life. The book is full of wonderful personal stories, moments of everyday crisis, and triumphs great and small. Once you get a few chapters in, it seems like the author is sitting next to you on the couch having a cup of tea, telling the stories herself, and visiting about what may be holding you back and how to let all go by trusting yourself.” ~ Amy
“Beautiful Breath. The author wrote beautifully about emotional challenges! The weight of my stress lifted and I feel able to breathe (without realizing I was holding my “breath”). The book is a gift!” ~ Amazon Customer
“This book is a gift! Leslie gently points the reader towards peace in their lives by sharing her own personal journey and challenges. By sharing her shifts in perception, Leslie shows us that it is not about what happens to us, but how we perceive it and respond to it. I’m planning on sharing this gem with many friends an family as a gift!” ~ Katherine
“Unique and touching. Before reading this book, my views on trust were fairly conventional: trust is something you earn, and trust is something I am somewhat reluctant to give to others until they prove themselves. Then, Trust, Love & Pixie Dust turned my views upside down. Leslie Green shows, through her stories and explanations that Trust is not something external – it is something internal. She writes, “Trust is not in the hands of the other person. Trust comes from within you first.” So I can better trust my instincts, and trust that I can deal with any situation that comes up if my judgement was not correct. And, if I am living my life in the present as Green teaches, I can see the truth of the world around me, and trust that it is ok to ask for what I need.
For Green, internal trust is not born of egoism, but rather faith in a higher power. Once again, the book surprised me. Rather than arguing for a blind faith, Green discusses engaging with the world, understanding the reality of what is, and choosing the path of love and trust. For any situation, we can look at what is lacking, what could go wrong, and surrender to fear. Green gives practical and heartfelt advice on subjects like how to avoid fear, and how to be present.
Green is a survivor – of a near drowning, several bouts with cancer, and a serious allergic reaction to name a few. The stories are gripping, as is her answer to each challenge. It’s not a formula – it’s an attitude.
And Pixie Dust? No spoilers here, but somehow Green weaves together her story and reflections into a magical journey to a legendary land – living in the present with radical acceptance of what is.” ~ Greg
“Love it! This book is a great read. Ms. Green has done a brilliant job of weaving stories of life in with learning to Trust when that doesn’t seem like the first response. It’s a gentle reminder that everything is in your life and happening for a reason. It has made me aware of the “What Is” in my own life.” ~Julie
“Simple in the best of ways. I say simple because often when people write books on ‘spiritual’ ideas they tend to over complicate it or use bigger words or theories then a person needs etc….What I love about Leslie’s book is she tells us stories of her life but also tells us clearly and simply how to make life easier for ourselves through Love and Trust with just a sprinkle of Pixie Dust!” ~ Kathleen
“The author’s words flow like an energetic stream and captivate your senses. I took this book with me while on a trip through the American Southwest last Christmas. I was interested into hearing what perspective the author could provide on the topics of love, trust, relationships, and really….our beliefs. Personally, I’ve become quite fascinated with these areas of human behavior and I’m always curious to learn what other people have to say.
After a particularly long day of traveling and driving, I took a couple of hours to rest in my hotel room and pulled the book out from my bag. Needless to say, I could hardly put it down over the next two to three hours! It was the ideal way to decompress and I found myself absorbed in Leslie’s words within the first few pages of the book.
The author has an amazing ability to weave humor, personal anecdotes, and deep discussions together as she delves into the topics she writes about. I understand that the book is a collection of posts from the author’s blog along with some added sections for the book, but as the author reminisces back on defining moments in her life, one really feels as if she is talking to a close friend or family member. It makes for a wonderful reading experience, and I hope that more authors will consider this while writing pieces of work directed to a wide audience.
I welcomed Leslie’s attempts to have a discussion about how intertwined our concepts of love, trust and our beliefs really are. The author makes an honest effort to balance her views despite presenting her subjective opinion. I found this to be rather refreshing.
And despite being a guy, I found my time reading the book to be well worth my investment. The book allowed me to have another viewpoint from the opposite gender that also encouraged me to dig deep down and question what my attitudes and beliefs towards love, trust, relationships, and beliefs had to do with the life that I am living versus the life that I want to live.
I know that I will be pulling this book off of the bookshelf every now and then in the years to come.
One other thing – there is a section in Chapter 9 in the book that just grabbed me and stayed with me long after I closed the book. Maybe I’m just partial to sensory descriptions and floating in the pool, but it really made an impression on me.
I look forward to seeing future works from Leslie. Great reading!” ~ Dan