Book Review: Over It by Mary Buchan

September 22, 2014 Blog, Book Reviews 2

Book Review: Over It by Mary BuchanOver It by Mary Buchan
Published by SPARK Publications on 2013-08-15
Genres: Self Help
Pages: 282
Source: Author
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We all have an "iT" to get over - some challenge in life that seems difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. These may be health problems, traumatic experiences in our pasts, or stressful situations in our finances or careers. Sometimes the "iT" stems from broken relationships or negative judgments we've encountered during our journey.

Combining lighthearted personal stories with ancient wisdom keys, Mary Buchan shares powerful insights that will help you drive away any dark shadows from your life and break free from whatever is holding you back from your full potential.

These same keys have transformed Mary from a shy introvert into a successful wellness nurse and life-reinvention coach. For more than a decade, she has helped people discover simple and practical answers for losing weight, handling stress, fueling energy, and rediscovering their life's purpose.

My Thoughts

Over It is an extensive look at how we treat ourselves everyday and does a fabulous job of explaining how to deal with certain issues in an easy, very understandable way.

So… I’m going to have to read this book twice, if not more. I can already see it. Firstly I am read it the first time through to get everything in my head, but to be honest I didn’t journal. I do, however, have a nice new journal that is just for this book!

One thing I really loved about this is the concise, short but sweet information. Each chapter consists of one or two pages maybe with some anecdotes thrown in, but they are all really easy to understand and most are easy to relate to. I can see applying these tidbits of information to my life and was already expressing my appreciation to the hubster before I was even on page 25!

With each of these short chapters are the journalling portions. When I started reading I debated on whether or not I really wanted to journal but with just a few chapters in I knew the journalling would really help tell me about myself. And the questions are guidelines but they are very precise and I can see how they would be useful to growth.

Although it is 280 pages I read the chapters in chunks and those 280 flew by. I could see adding in the journal and it taking me two months or just thumbing through to the things that I want to reiterate.

In short: The advice is fantastic and can be applied to everyone. The chapters are short and easy to read! I definitely recommend this to everyone!


The Author

About Mary Buchan

Mary Buchan RN has over 30 years of health and wellness experience. She helps Midlife Women who feel stuck discover and align with their life’s purpose so they can thrive, inspire others, and make the rest of their life the best of their life.
For over two decades, Mary has helped people discover simple and practical answers for losing weight, reducing stress, fueling energy and reinventing their life. After helping a wide range of people over the years, she recently re-purposed her Nurse’s Cap as a Life Reinvention Coach, Speaker, and Author of the new book
Over It – How to Live Above Your Circumstances and Beyond Yourself.
As a mid-lifer with an empty nest, she blogs about self-discovery, relationships, reinvention, and healthy living. Visit
Include, Mary’s blogs have been featured in Midlife Boulevard and Friend For The Ride.

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Over It by Mary Buchan”

  1. Rita @ My Home of Books

    I realize that some people shun self-help books with scorn, but I do like to read them on occasion because the reader can take whatever nugget of wisdom they relate to out of the book, and even it is a placebo effect, one can actually feel revitalized after reading. Sometimes, for instance like with weight loss or procrastination (2 of my issues), it gives you a nudge or a burst of energy— yes, I can do this!

    Thanks for a review of a new-to-me title!
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    • Christina

      That is so true. I almost always feel better afterwards! I think that’s why I love them so much. I can easily see myself reading this multiple times. I still haven’t really started the journal, although I have one waiting just for this!