[Reading] ➸ Luna Tree By Maya Berger – Motyourdrive.co.uk


10 thoughts on “Luna Tree

  1. says:

    4.5 starsAbsolutely enjoyed reading this book The writing is great and it s really easy to connect with the author s problems and her quite hard life I ve never heard of Ankylosing Spondylitis but by reading this book it s almost like I felt pain every time Maya wrote about it That s what s so great about this book it s incredibly raw and realistic This is a story about a brave warrior who never gave up on her dreams and desires I would definitely recommend it to my friends Why Because it s one of those amazing eye opening books.Thank you Maya for providing me with an e copy of your book.


  2. says:

    3.25 This is the biographical journey of a young woman from Croatia, who found herself faced with a rare autoimmune disease, and her painful, but ultimately successful road to an unconventional way to deal with it and persevere Maya Berger, a creative, smart, and unique young lady, finds the love of her life when least expected, and her boyfriend, Luca, surrounds her with love, romance, and attention the likes of which she had never had before They travel, and during one of their vacations, she falls while skiing and hurts her knee This is the beginning of her health issues, which by the time they move into their dream house, consist of constant back, hips, and joint pain, as well as chronic fatigue, some depression, and inability to sleep Her condition spirals out of control, with her going to numerous conventional, as well as alternative doctors, therapists and healers Nothing seems to help, pain and the wish to rid herself of it become her whole existence I know something about chronic pain, and I knew exactly what she was going through It sucks Maya is a very lucky woman, because despite all the inconveniences caused by her illness and all the consequent difficulties it puts on her day to day life and marriage, Luca is there for her emotionally, supporting her with his love, understanding, and not spearing a dime in the quest to get Maya better I developed a very healthy respect for him and am so happy for them as a couple Maya stumbled upon many cold and uncaring doctors, many charlatans, and many well meaning, but unable to help her people in her quest for healing She even admits that maybe for some of the healing methodologies she was not in the right frame of mind, or just they were not for her However, she finds a center for a type of healing with Energy, and although there were many difficulties within this path, it is ultimately the one which leads her to success This book is about how she took this road, why she stayed with it, and what was it that eventually made her get to the breakthrough that allowed her to reform and enrich her life today.As I said earlier, the author is from Croatia and English is not her first language This shows in the sentence structure and the melody of the writing, but is in no way bothersome or distracting from the message It is a self help book and as such I can t speak of a plot It is written as a journal of the years she has been struggling with this illness It is fascinating to see how much she had to go through in order to just get a reliable diagnosis, let alone find the best way to keep it under control My heart goes out to her, her family, and all those who are facing similar situations


  3. says:

    Arc kindly provided by author I just read a beautiful story.First and foremost, I would like to thank Maya Berger for sending me this wonderful book I don t know Maya personally, except the fact that we are friends on Goodreads, but I really admire her courage and strength I was deeply moved by this book and her story I have a huge respect self published authors and this is a self published memoir It takes a lot of guts to put your thoughts and experience on paper and reveal them to the world Maya s writing is great and I felt like I could easily connect with her and her feelings In the begging of her story, she writes about her family and her need to protect them and take care of them, and I just had an impression she was way too mature for her age at that time of her life It s like seeing a young woman trapped in a body of a child I myself, sometimes felt like that Like I had to carry everyone s burdens on my back But, let me get to back to the storyline Maya is a thirty nine year old woman She is smart, educated and she finally met a great guy Luca Of course, that was not an easy task I feel you Maya I am still searching for that right one When she finally has it all, she starts experiencing back pain Long story short, no one knows what is wrong with her After months of unsuccessful physical therapies and doctor visits, she finally has her diagnosis Ankylosing Spondylitis, a very rare autoimmune disease She starts traveling the world in search of a cure for her condition Ultimately, she starts using healing energy I was not familiar with her diagnosis or healing energy, so thank you Maya for sharing your journey with us readers.I don t want to reveal too much with this review, so I simply suggest you read it Overall, this is an honest portrayal of one woman s struggle to overcome her sickness and finally achieve her dreams You can grab your copy here


  4. says:

    I must admit, I wouldn t read this one if I didn t got it and that would be a shame cause this book is must read.Maya gave us full view of her life and that is amazing Not everyone would do that She transformed herself from miserable and not that healthy person to person who is totally different and content with herself and her life.Even though I would love to write big review, I can t, I don t know why Maybe I don t have need to analyze all the stuff that was in the book, all I can say that this book inspired me I need to try and work on myself to fell better and to be better person I know that I m very nervous all the time and it s time to change that.I want to thank Maya for the book and making me to see I should finally start working on myself.


  5. says:

    Ova je knjiga u moje ruke do la od same autorice, koja me zamolila za iskrenu recenziju.Moram spomenuti, prije svega, da knjiga zaista izgleda predivno Tko god da je osmislio naslovnicu, napravio je sjajan posao Naslov je misteriozan i neobi an, te me odmah nekako vukao da otkrijem o emu se to ovdje radi Ne u vam otkriti koja je tajna iza naslova, kako vam ne bih uskratila u itak da pro itate i saznate sami Radi se o autobiografskoj pri i same autorice, Maye Berger, koja se, susrev i se s rijetkom autoimunom bolesti, odlu ila svoje iskustvo o suo avanju s istom te, kona no, i prevladavanju iste, podijeliti s drugima, ne bi li time mo da jo nekome pomogla ili ga inspirirala ako se on ili ona ikad na e u sli noj situaciji.Na po etku, Mayina pri a djeluje poput dnevni kih zapisa, u kojima ona pri a o svome ivotu prije bolesti i susretanju s njome, istodobno otkrivaju i i dosta toga o samoj sebi, svojim razmi ljanjima, snovima i ljubavima Zbog ovakvog na ina pisanja, nekako sam se, itaju i, osje ala kao da zabadam nos u ne iji privatni dnevnik, to ova knjiga u biti i jest, pa ne mogu ne odati respekt autorici na hrabrosti da sve to podijeli s drugima, ak i one trenutke koji ju ne ostavljaju u naboljem svjetlu trenutke za koje i sama za sebe priznaje da je u njima bila naporna, zahtjevna ili te ka Nema mnogo ljudi koji bi se to usudili.Moram, ipak, priznati, da mi je u nekim dijelovima bilo pomalo te ko skoncentrirati se na pri u, jer, pri aju i svoju ivotnu pri u, Maya u nju uvodi i iz nje izvodi brojne likove lanove njene obitelji, njene sada nje i biv e ljubavi, poznanike i prijatelje, koji u tom pri anju imaju epizodne uloge i uska u po potrebi, esto nasumi no, dovode i sa sobom i male mini digresije zbog kojih je lako izgubiti nit koju pri a slijedi Tako er se nisam mogla oteti dojmu da Maya koristi svaku priliku kako bi ubacila i pokoju kritiku svakoj od osoba u svome ivotu, to me u par navrata nagnalo da pomislim kako sam se na la na partiji tra anja na kavi, na kojoj mi se povjerava netko koga ne poznajem i iznosi mi prili no intimne stvari i primjedbe o ljudima u svom ivotu, pri tome ih nimalo ne tede i Pomalo udan osje aj, ali tek u par navrata, i opet, to sam samo ja, drugi itatelj to mo da ne bi do ivio na ovaj na in Mayina bolest naziva se Ankylosing Spondylitis, odnosno ankilozantni spondilitis, a radi se prema medicinskom rje niku o autoimunoj reumatskoj bolesti vezivnog tkiva u kojoj se javlja upala kralje nice i velikih zglobova, to dovodi do uko enosti i bolova Ova bolest je rijetka i nisam se nikada s njom ranije susrela, te sam ovim putem dobila priliku mnogo o njoj doznati i nau iti.Pri aju i svoju pri u, Maya ni ta ne skriva hrabro iznosi sve detalje svog ivota, poku avaju i nam pribli iti i otkriti sve faktore koji su mo da utjecali na njenu bolest, i koji su, kasnije, bili ti koji su pomogli da je prebrodi U Mayinom hrvanju s bolesti mnogi e se itatelji, bez sumnje, prepoznati beskrajni posjeti bezbrojnim lije nicima i specijalistima, nemogu nost da se do e do prave dijagnoze, bezuspje na lije enja i terapije, isku avanje bezbrojnih alternativnih metoda i onaj krajnji osje aj frustracije i nemo i kada ni ta od toga svega ne upali i ne da nikakve rezultate Kroz sve je to i Maya pro la, sve dok nije kona no prona la onu jednu stvar koja je, na kraju, upalila.Za Mayu, ta stvar bila je Energija, i to Energija s velikim E , jer se pod tim terminom ovdje ne misli na energiju koja proizlazi iz fizi ke aktivnosti i rada, nego Energiju koja stvara svjetlost i toplinu, onu koja mo e biti i izvor iscijeljenja Odmah u vam re i da nisam ba neki pobornik alternativne medicine niti alternativnih metoda lije enja, iako ih niti u potpunosti ne odbacujem No, u smislu to ova Energija predstavlja, kako funkcionira i to jest, Maya ju je jako dobro predstavila u ovoj knjizi, te ona i sa znanstvenog gledi ta, po meni, ima smisla U metode kako se njome koristiti u lije enju ne u pobli e ulaziti, jer tu nikako nisam stru njak, ali one su tako er iznijete u ovoj knjizi i ostavljene na itatelju da ih prihvati ili promotri sa skepsom.To je ono to mi se najvi e svidjelo kod ove knjige to to autorica ne name e svoj stav, odnosno svoj izbor lije enja kao jedini ispravan ona ga jednostavno predstavlja, iznosi svoja iskustva s njim, njegove dobre, ali i njegove lo e strane, kao to je, primjerice, visoka cijena tretmana Maya nikoga ne poku ava nagovoriti da isproba ovu metodu lije enja, ona samo eli nekome pru iti informaciju o njoj, ba kao to je i njoj ona bila pru ena, ta inspirirati nekoga i ohrabriti ga da ne odustane, ak ni kada mu se ini da mu ba ni ta ne mo e pomo i i da nikada ne e uspjeti rije iti svoj problem Ili, onako kako sama ka e na po etku knjige My hope is that my story will inspire and encourage others Maya eli ohrabriti ljude da ne odustanu od ostvarivanja svojih snova zato jer ih bolest u tome spre ava I ona je imala san zasnovati obitelj pred kojim se bolest isprije ila, ali uspjela je pobijediti i ostvariti ga Za to to onda ne bi mogao i svatko od nas


  6. says:

    Luna Tree is the self published memoir of Maya Berger, a GR friend of mine In this memoir she details her journey of a fractious family life through her diagnosis and treatment of a rare autoimmune disease to the birth of her precious baby girl Her story focuses on the use of healing Energy as opposed to energy to ward off the disease she has, which I found interesting as it is not something I am familiar with I also found as noticeable the insights to medical treatments available to the majority of people in central and Eastern Europe, including Croatia where Berger is from Imagine having difficulties sitting for than two minutes and then having to wait an entire day to see a doctor This is unfortunately the reality for most people in developing, post Soviet bloc countries I also found noteworthy the gulf between the classes in Croatia Berger notes that both her parents are physicians and that her husband has a good paying job as well as some properties they own This allows Berger to travel to the United States and New Zealand as well as other parts of the globe seeking treatment for her condition She points out that many others could not afford what she has, often times asking her for a large loan, practically begging for money Berger learned over time not to be ashamed of the money she has, but rather to use it in order to find the treatment she needs As someone who dislikes doctor visits and unfamiliar with Eastern medicine, I was also interested in Energy Berger ultimately found Energy to be her ideal treatment even allowing her to carry a baby full term despite her condition This is inspiring and something that those of us who are blessed to be healthy take for granted I give this story 3ish stars A quick 200 page read, I finished in a few hours and would recommend it to those looking for a lite reading By lite reading I refer to easy structured sentences that most readers are capable of following I give Maya credit for publishing her story so that others have insight into her condition and the Energy she uses to treat it I wish her only happiness in life as a new mother to a wonderful baby girl.


  7. says:

    Nikad ali stvarno nikad ne poklanjam pa nju naslovnici knjige, koja bi me valjda trebala oboriti s nogu da knjigu posudim ili kupim Ovoga puta napravila sam iznimku jer naslovnica stvarno vri ti Pogledaj me Nema boljeg nego otvoriti ruke i srce, ako mo ete i prihvatiti energiju iz prirode, najja e energije koja uop e postoji Zapravo, ako nisi uzemljen , kao da i ne postoji.Svaka ast autorici na hrabrosti to je javno podijelila svoje iskustvo s bole u i borbom protiv nje, na najbolji mogu i na in vlastitim mijenjanjem sebe kako bi promijenio druge oko sebe Mo da nevjerojatno, ali mo sugestije je prejaka stvar, samo se treba prepustiti Osobno me ova tema jako zanima, vjerujem u Energiju i primjenjujem njene metode Mo da mi je zbog toga nedostajalo vi e opisa samih tretmana, ali meni ne bi bilo dosta ni da je Maya napisala cijeli priru nik o tome, korak po korak Zbog toga mi je drugi dio knjige bio puno zanimljiviji od prvog, u kojem autorica vi e opisuje svoj ivot, obitelj, de ke s obzirom da je istinita pri a malo mi je bilo neugodno viriti u njenu intimu, opisanu poput dnevni kih zapisa.Hvala Mayo, to si mi poklonila knjigu na itanje, podijelila svoje iskustvo i potvrdila ono to i sama mislim o energiji, s velikim E


  8. says:

    Tema o kojoj volim citati je trebala biti zastupljenija u knjizi, dok se razno nabrajanje trazenja pomoci moglo svesti na manji obim Voljela bih da se moglo nauciti nesto o Energiji Nacini i vjezbe ili sugestije kako ju pribliziti pojedincu I sama sam jedno vrijeme posjecivala centar za iscjeljivanje Rejuvenation centar u Rijeci i uvidjela dosta slicnosti s cijelom pricom Isto kao i teorija privlacenja. Sve to ima zajednicki nazivnik VOLJETI SEBE i ne ici protiv svojih uvjerenja i unutarnjih smjernica.Misljenja sam da bi knjiga bila bolja da je pisana na hrvatskom jeziku, jer ovaj engleski je vrlo suh i prejednostavan za osobu koja ima dovoljno iskustva da recenice budu puno bogatije i ljepse napisane.


  9. says:

    Maya is kicking up her heels, living the fabulous and mostly carefree life of a twenty something young woman However, in the back of her mind continuous longing for a good marriage and family lingers How do you find the right man, the one who sticks through thick and thin This felt like a blog, one that was angry and whiny.


  10. says:

    This was a beautiful story I was given a copy for an honest review and I am SO happy that I accepted it.What a fantastic story of hope, love, courageI was blown away by this If you re looking for a inspiring, yet at times grueling, biography then this is it Luna Tree is a biography of the life of Maya Berger, a woman in her late thirties who was suffering horrible back pain and was ultimately diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis A rare autoimmune disease, I had never even heard of We begin to read her struggle as she travels the world looking for different kinds of treatment, eventually stumbling upon Energy Healing Maya has a way with words and in no time you begin to feel everything she feels, you root for her There was truly something admirable about this story, and something so enticing about the power to live I absolutely adore tales that inspire you, and although I am in good health, inspire Maya s story did Just Fantastic.


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Luna Tree summary pdf Luna Tree , summary chapter 2 Luna Tree , sparknotes Luna Tree , Luna Tree a2b7225 Maya Is Kicking Up Her Heels, Living The Fabulous And Mostly Carefree Life Of A Twenty Something Young Woman However, In The Back Of Her Mind Continuous Longing For A Good Marriage And Family Lingers How Do You Find The Right Man, The One Who Sticks Through Thick And Thin Will He Provide You With The Things You Find Essential In A Relationship Maya Kissed A Few Frogs Before Finding Her Prince Charming, But What Followed Was Of Higher Importance She Started Feeling Chronic Pain In Her Lower Back, The Pain That Wouldn T Let Her Neither Sit Nor Stand Thus Maya Began Her Relentless Quest For Diagnosis And Healing, Which She Ends After Discovering Energy Healing She Travels The Globe To Receive And Raise Her Own Stored Energy, The One That Changes Everything Her Ultimate Desires Come True

  • Paperback
  • 214 pages
  • Luna Tree
  • Maya Berger
  • English
  • 12 February 2017
  • 9781519689856

About the Author: Maya Berger

Maya Berger grew up in a middle class family with a younger sister, her dentist mother and physician father For the first eighteen years of her life, she lived in a socialist system She spent the last year of high school in Hawaii and learned how people lived and worked in capitalist countries After high school she returned to Croatia, where the war was just ending and the country was becoming