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Local author tells how to live your best life

Ursula V. Battle | 4/15/2016, 12:30 p.m.
What's the best gift you could ever give yourself? According to motivational speaker and transformational life coach Kendell Lenice, the ...
Kendell Lenice is the author of The Best Gift Ever - A Guide to Loving You: Learning How to Live Your Best Life. (Photo: Ursula Battle)

What's the best gift you could ever give yourself? According to motivational speaker and transformational life coach Kendell Lenice, the answer is: living your best life. Lenice, who has spent a considerable part of her life teaching others how to give themselves this special gift, has penned a motivating and inspirational book entitled, “The Best Gift Ever - A Guide to Loving You: Learning How to Live Your Best Life.”

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Lenice held a book signing event at Diversified Housing Development in Randallstown. During the event, Lenice discussed her book.

“I am happy, appreciative, and grateful to you,” Lenice said to attendees. “I am a cheerleader who helps you to move to the next level of your career. Our life here is very short. I'm not a person of do it tomorrow - I'm a person of do it today. This book will help your life. God has been with me every step of the way.”

“The Best Gift Ever - A Guide to Loving You: Learning How to Live Your Best Life” is a 188-page paperback book that was published by ChosenButterflyPublishing LLC. The book's seventeen chapters include: Self Discovery, Invest in Yourself, Detoxify Your Life, Laugh, Go to the Doctor, Employment Envy, Would You Marry Yourself, Make Time For Yourself, and If You Don't Like it Remix it.

“I wrote ‘The Best Gift Ever’ to empower women, men and young adults to live their best lives,” said Lenice. “I speak, listen and watch people all the time. Oftentimes, they say or show that they are unhappy with their lives. They allow life to live them, not the other way around.”

She added, “A typical life for many is work, retirement and death. That was a problem for me. I wanted to give tools, advice and wisdom to individuals that would assist them with loving themselves enough to want to live their best lives.”

Lenice said it took her a little less than a year to write the book, and that it is drawing great reviews.

“The response has been phenomenal,” she said. “It has been changing lives, I’m told. I have gotten emails and calls regarding my book, expressing to me how the reader has cried as they’ve read some of the chapters and passages from ‘The Best Gift Ever.’ I am grateful and excited about the response.”

The book also includes a section entitled Let's Stay Connected, which provides ways in which readers can share book reviews, and follow Kendell on social media.

“My main goal is to be helpful,” she said. “I want to encourage, inspire, and uplift everyone I encounter. You have to be who you are. I preach that all the time. You have to be who you are to get the best out of you.”

She added, “Living your best life is about what's best for you. We want to be here on this earth, and need to make the best choices and decisions regarding our health and well-being so we can be around.”