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    Gives Roadmap for Fearlessly Stepping Into Your Dreams — Awakening Self-Belief, Imagination, Creativity and Awe


    I received an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this ARC did not in any way sway my opinion or my review.



    The day Cheryl Melody Baskin (AKA Melody) turned seventy-two, she knew the time had come–

    Not to end her days, but to truly begin them — above all by sharing with the world the wealth of tools for stoking possibility, healing, courage, creativity and awe that she has discovered over the course of her life as a self-proclaimed “Heart-Dreamer.”

    In her book HeartDreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams – No Matter What, Baskin does just that.  Written to encourage everyone of all ages, stages, genders, ethnicities and religions to believe in themselves and follow their hearts, Heart-Dreamer maps out a path for reconnecting with one’s dreams, which Baskin describes as “a lifeline to hope.”

    Photo by Anthony Tran

    User-friendly and inspirational, Heart-Dreamer is couched in vignettes about Baskin’s own journey with childhood bullying to finding her voice and becoming a performer deeply attuned to the sound of the keys that unlock her own happiness and creative flow.

    With palpable warmth and compassion, Baskin walks readers step-by-step through her secrets for discovering and planting seeds of inspiration, creative flow, healing from the inside out, taking leaps of faith, embracing life’s ebb and flow, living life with more lightness, balance and joy…and ultimately, listening and following the whispers of our heart.


    Reading in the dark

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    Heart-Dreamer comes complete with an abundance of easy and fun self-healing and self-discovery activities that Baskin herself uses both personally and professionally. Because Baskin didn’t want to be the only voice of wisdom and support, she invited additional wisdom, inspiration and life experiences from members of her 750-plus Facebook community of which she is the founder and moderator, Shift of Heart.

    Other topics the book dives into include:

    • How to dream like a kid again and invite silliness and play into your life
    • How to end your “if only” list and allow yourself to do the things you’ve dreamed of
    • How to snap yourself out of negative thoughts and regain a positive outlook
    • How to feel like “enough” for yourself right now, and why it matters
    • How to overpower your inner critic when the criticism is unfounded (and how to listen with intention and openness when the self-criticism could lead to positive growth)
    • Knowing when to honor the internal rhythm of “caterpillar time” (think cocoon-making) as opposed to the rhythm of “butterfly time” for your next spurt of inspiration.

    …And so much more…


    Heart-Dreamer Back Cover


    As described by one fan, Heart-Dreamer is “an entire life coaching course in one enjoyable read.” Baskin’s holistic intention is to provide readers with easy and fun approaches that will nurture body, mind and spirit and encourage you to gain insight about your unlimited potential. With Heart-Dreamer as your guide and companion, you can live your one life with determination, patience, joy, persistence, strength, courage, faith, creative flow, and most of all, love.

    Praise for Heart-Dreamer and Cheryl Melody Baskin

    “More often than not, we have to look inside ourselves and do a bit of soul-searching to find answers to the innumerable questions that we have. Melody’s brilliant life-changing book caused me to do just that. In doing so, I found reserves of positivity within myself on my path of positive social impact through music. Heart-Dreamer is not just a book, it is a way of life.”

    Ricky Kej, Grammy Award winning composer, conservationist, United Nations “Global Humanitarian Artist”

    “As soon as I saw the sentence, ‘allow your heart to guide you,’ I knew Melody’s words contained the truth about life…Read Melody’s book and learn the lessons of life the easy way; from her wisdom and not your pain.”

    Dr. Bernie Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles,

    “Heart-Dreamer is the perfect book for anyone who could use a boost in self-compassion and a stronger connection to their intuition and creativity. The exercises were helpful for focusing my vision and inspiring my next steps on the path. Her stories, told with such honesty and vulnerability, gave me permission to shine my truth more brightly.”

    Elisa Pearmain, LMHC; Psychotherapist. Author of Doorways to the Soul and Once Upon a Time-Storytelling to Teach and Prevent Bullying.


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    About Cheryl Melody Baskin

    Cheryl Melody Baskin (aka Melody) channels her boundless creative and spiritual energy into a variety of endeavors, from practicing healing arts — including music and sound healing — to serving as a motivational speaker, an educator, an intuitive life coach, workshop facilitator and musician. She is the author of Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams-No Matter What (2019) and Shift of Heart-Paths to Healing and Love (2016). Ever extending her creative energy, Melody is also a playwright. Recently, she penned a three-act children’s musical entitled, Peace Begins with You and Me – A Musical Play with Life-Changing Messages for Every Generation and has also recorded nine award-winning albums for both adults and children. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Hartt College of Music and a Master of Arts from Lesley University. She lives in Hopkinton, MA. Visit her website:

    Final thoughts

    Heart-Dreamer is a beautifully produced book that’s easy to read and filled with hope and good advice. This is an ideal gift book for someone you love who may be starting a new path. Or even for yourself!

    Title: Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams — No Matter What
    Author: Cheryl Melody Baskin
    Print: 267 pages
    Publisher: Cheryl Melody Baskin, LLC
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1733368108
    ISBN-13: 978-1733368100

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