Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Integrity Advantage (Book Review)

I was recently provided the opportunity to review a new book: The Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, and Claim Your Magnificence.* The book is written by Kelley Kosow who started her career as an attorney and later became a Life Coach.

As the title suggests, Kosow discusses throughout the book how to live life in a way that is true to ourselves. She also points out a second definition of integrity: The state of being whole and undivided. She makes the case that the second definition is the reason it is so important to live a life of integrity.

I read the book at a very tumultuous time of my life, and I was able to relate to many of the stories Kosow uses to illustrate why we are often not true to ourselves and how to turn things around. She points out that we are all born with an internal feeling or voice inside that tells us if things are right or wrong. Unfortunately, over the years, we learn not to listen to that voice. While reading the book and the stories, I was able to reflect on my own life and times when I didn't listen to my inner voice and examine why I made the choices I made and what I would do differently now and what I will do differently going forward.

The book is divided into four parts. In the first part, Kosow discusses what it means to live life with integrity and why we often don't do so. In part 2, Kosow outlines steps that help readers find out what has prevented them from living a life of integrity. In the third part, Kosow gives reader a five-step process to sort through what may prevent them from living a life of integrity. The book ends with the Integrity Promise so that readers will be able to live a life of integrity forever.

The Integrity Advantage is a well-written, useful book that helps readers look at their own lives and determine when and why they don't always live a life of integrity. More importantly, it helps them make permanent changes to be true to themselves and therefore feel whole and undivided.

Questions: Do you ever not listen to your "gut feeling?" Do you regret it later? Why do you think that is?


Be well,

* I received the book for free for review purposes; as always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, and www.andreaswellnessnotes.com benefits from actions taken on the links.


  1. Wow...this sounds fabulous Andrea. Because I think we all struggle with this from time to time.

  2. The book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the review!

  3. Anonymous11/14/2017

    Sounds interesting.


  4. I love self help books and try to read 3-4 of them a year! I haven't heard of this author or book, I'll have to check it out! Sounds like it was a perfect read for you! I agree that sometimes I haven't listened to my inner voice when I should have, I guess that is something a lot of us struggle with.


  5. Gut instinct is everything and yet we all ignore that knowing feeling from time to time. I like the sound of this book and will keep it in mind for my next self help book.
    Thanks for the review Andrea.

    Anna x

  6. It sounds like a really interesting book! I find it's important to listen to our gut feelings - especially when making decisions!

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) Have you done any sale shopping? I made the most of some time off earlier this week and shopped at a few stores but I haven't bought anything in the sales yet.

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