The Butterfly Series

Maria Ramos-Chertok
iMAGINe Flight Press (2018)
ISBN 9781717104700
Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (1/19)

“The Butterfly Series: 52 Weeks of Inquiries for Transformation” by Maria Ramos-Chertok is a workbook for those who are going through a transition in their lives. Often, we experience changes in our lives without a manual to guide us along as we go through each of our life journeys. The author provides readers with a clear guided manual – for change, for transitioning to the next life stage, or the next phase in the context of our career, love life, family life or just a better life. She does this by encouraging inward exploration through questions.

According to Ramos-Chertok, each question should be visited for a week, so even though this is a short book, it should not be read in one sitting unless you do what I did…I read it all the way through and then went back and started following the process. I did this because I needed to get a full view of the book for review purposes, but in all honesty, I am glad I did it this way as I am now in no rush to finish and am able to concentrate on and dedicate time to each question week by week, without feeling the urge to look ahead.

The author’s approach to focus on each part of the process through the butterfly’s metamorphosis lens is groundbreaking. The way she interprets each phase and compares to our transition process is not only creative…it also seems to work! The format chosen to publish this guide is very easy to read and follow. Simple language, short sentences, paragraphs and pages; yet a ton of significant information applicable to the reader’s personal change, needs and context. Overall, it is very well written.

I am definitely a fan of this little book and will not only finish the process it started me on, I recommend, “The Butterfly Series” by Maria Ramos-Chertok as a must-read to anyone at a crossroads in life or any stage of transition, as well as anyone looking to take a little journey within. A 5-Star-Must-Read!