May 07, 2016

Book Review: From Depressed to Determined: A 6 Step Guide to Thrive and Have Personal Success

We cannot deny that life is series of ups and downs, I’m pretty sure that once in our life, we feel sad or empty. Being down from time to time is normal but if the feelings already affect your daily routine, you don’t enjoy life or worst you want to end your life; you need to seek help. 

Depression is not equal to sadness it is much more than that. Some people say that they feel so empty, helpless, or lifeless. There are signs and symptoms of depression that you need to watch out for if you are feeling suicidal, you really need to ask for help and support. 

I won’t go into details about depression but I just want you to know that life is a gift to be enjoyed, don’t give up because the best is yet to come. I cannot say that I’ve experienced depression but I admit that I felt sad and empty before, yung feeling na I’m just existing but not living the life that I want.

I felt that when I resigned from my job and became a full-time mom, I have no salary and career. I did not dream to be a homemaker but now I no longer work. Sad at first but I have to remind myself

 “Sometimes you may not end up where you want to be, but you will end up where God wants you to be”. 

So if you are feeling sad, I do recommend you read this book “From Depressed to Determined - A 6 Step Guide to Thrive and Have Personal Success” by Viviene Bigornia 

This book will give you the step by step guide on how you are going to end the sadness and at the same time learn how to achieve your dreams and goals in life. What I like in this ebook is “Your Turn”, there are activities that you need to do in order to apply the 6 steps. An activity that will help you to understand yourself and write down your thoughts, wants, and goals in life. There are activities that will encourage you to do more and stay motivated. 

Sharing with you some points that inspire and motivate me... 

“Set your mind to success and believe in the very core of your being that it is possible to achieve your dreams.” 

“You need to visualize the kind of life that you want” 

“Learning from someone who already took the path you want to take is the best shortcut you can ever make” 

“Success doesn’t come and find you, you have to go out and get it” 

You can download this ebook for $2.99. Click here


  1. I think I need to have a copy of that book for inspiration.

  2. Thanks Michelle! I hope you were encouraged...

  3. Inspiring book! I would love to have a copy :) very encouraging.

  4. We go through a lot of emotions when we're feeling down. But the best thing to do is to not give up and try to look at things positively as much as you can. This sounds like a good read.