Below are the words of some very kind people who have taken time to read my books and comment on them. Their words are kindly appreciated. I hope they make you feel more comfortable about taking the chance of reading my blogs and books.
Embracing the Blend is an easy-to-read, practical guide filled with much wisdom. Offering incredible insight to how belief systems and emotions shape who we are, Monty gently moves the reader toward greater self-love and acceptance. I highly recommend reading this transformational book of awareness. You’ll be grateful you did!
Adele M. Peterson, Certified Hypnotherapist
‘Let your Inner Light shine and empower personal peace.’
“Monty demonstrates powerfully yet in simple language the importance of core beliefs and how they can impact our destiny. A very profound, thought-provoking and inspiring book”. Ainsley Deer, Occupational Psychologist. Kingston Jamaica
The sincerity and style of this book, for me, is a treasure box, capturing the struggles in each of us. In reading the book, it’s TRUTH is such an awakening. A must read……Monty I’m so happy you finally put that brilliant mind to paper. Your forever friend
Eva Zanatta Vernon BC Canada
Monty takes a intimate look at our parents early influences—both the overt and the covert ones—on who we are today. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is trying to understand and improve their life.
Marnie Hancock, Author, The List, AKA Reality Dynamics
The most difficult thing you will ever do is looking at yourself, facing your demons and finding the truth. Unexpected issues and answers will crop up helping to move you forward even if they were not what you were looking for.
Raj Sidhu Corrections Officer
Upon reading Embracing the Blend it confirmed to me this information should be included in the School System to help Teenagers understand and become empowered before being sent out in to the big wide world. It would save lots of sleepless nights, depression and so forth.
Great Job Monty! Blessings
Raywyn M.E Erickson
“Monty’s book is an audacious but kind call to action. If you follow his advice not only is it possible to overcome any negative self-talk and parental programming, indeed, it’s highly probable that you will.”
Roxanne Davies, Community Development Consultant
There is something refreshing about hearing what Monty Ritchings has to say on the subject of stress and mind, not to mention the powerful influence of family throughout our lives.
These are familiar if not altogether common sensical matters we often hear about. So one would be forgiven for being less than enthralled at the prospect of one more ‘helpful’ book on life stress, mind management, and even family dysfunction.
Neither a bootstrapping reactionary nor psychobabbling scold bent on finding fault with others — nor a mewling or handwringing type who hides behind oversimple bromides and outworn cliches.
Ritchings proves he knows of what he speaks and is able to effectively communicate it to others. His writing is crisp and to the point, wise and emmanently practical, and at the same time accessible, relevant and timely. In other words, it is just what we need to hear and not a moment too soon.
Conscious of his audience and also comfortable in his own skin, he imparts a grasp of his subject that is both intelligent and emotionally aware throughout. His message is consistent, constructive as well as creative. He puts things in a way you can hear and understand.
He is as economical with language as he is original with his message. What he has to say is something, I believe, we need to hear, a lesson we have not nearly mastered nor tired of hearing.
It is the tip of the iceberg in terms of the very personal work it’s bound to uncover and the root of our struggle when it comes to it’s grasp of the real issues that we face in everyday life. Aspects of Wayne Dyer along with a hint of Deepak Chopra, his work is an artful blend of the power of intention combined with the stuff of mindfulness.
It is both an essay and a meditation –focused with an honesty and a clarity that will leave his readers on firmer ground not to mention better informed by the confident voice of experience that comes through in his every word. It is worth getting your eager hands on and invariably sharing this with others. He will it seems to me, help to make the world a better place, by shifting the balance of energy in favour of a more positive, strength- based approach to life’s problems. In the end, we can all become participants and benefactors wherever it is that will lead us toward.
The author also has an interesting take on how a person’s family of origin has a profound influence on how he or she relates to others, how it constitutes a powerful blend capable of governing our emotional lives. And, moreover, how we are able to respond to these influences in a way that can free us from the unfinished and the unresolved business that can tend to persist in our family and other close relationships.
There is an old zen saying that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. This is the type of book to fit that bill — Proceed, whenever ready! Ritchings’ writings provide a template for how to better manage the impact that life stress can have and the toll our closest relationships can take on how we come to see ourselves and those around us. The result is a way to live our lives more fearlessly and ultimately more fully, and not become prey to life’s emotional challenges.
Mark F Morissette, PhD Couple & Family Therapist
The Crossroads Group West Vancouver, BC