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Goddesses Never Age

Mar 29, 2015

KariF

Goddesses Never Age Christiane Northrup, M.D.I know women, young and old, who see their aging body as something that is slowing down or falling apart. Those women resent their body, and they are the exact type of women who will benefit from Goddesses Never Age.

Goddesses Never Age Breakdown

The book is broken in 12 chapters. Eleven of them are focused on what 'real' goddesses do, such as love without losing themselves or move joyously.

The last chapter is a 14-day ageless goddess program where you get assigned something to do everyday to move into her definition of a goddess state.

The focus is really about health and attitude. All aspects of a healthy body and mind are discussed throughout the book.

And, if your attitude about aging stinks, then this book could help you readjust it. After all, your attitude is going to play a big part in your health as it dictates a lot of your choices and habits in life. If you have the attitude that life is only getting worse, then you will choose unhealthy habits because - who cares - it's all downhill from here. Right?

In short, you will find that this book gives advice from a positive point of view. Instead of your mother or grandmother telling you how much it sucks to get old, you will be able to embrace your future and where you are now with a much more positive spin.

One Thought On Aging Beauty And Dr. Northup

I had seen some comments about Dr. Northrup getting a face-lift and how it was hypocritical to her point. (I don't know if she actually has had one.)

I have to say, seeing her book cover and some other photos of her was a little shocking to me. I thought she was in her forties from her book cover, but from her writing and her other pictures, it was clear that she was older.

I can't actually find out how old she is, which is a little weird. If you know, pleasure share in the comments.

But to me her point is that getting older is going to happen, but aging is optional. It seems like a face-lift would fit into that. If you have the choice to change your appearance to a more youthful one, and you want to make that choice, then that is your option to do it.

She May Be Too New Age For Some (But That May Be What We Need)

I use things like tapping and affirmations, but if you don't buy into that - or are at least open-minded to those things - then you may be frustrated with her book instead of enlightened by it.

The problem is that many people are stuck in old beliefs that have been perpetuated for years. Some of these beliefs are unhelpful and should be changed, and they could benefit from a new age way of looking at things.

For instance, believing that getting older is a sentence for pain and struggle is something that many people believe. Many people believe that drugs and physical therapy are all that can be done to alleviate this issues. But the truth is that many other people are benefiting from adjusting nutrition, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, energy healing, and all kinds of different alternative therapies, and living a better life because of it.

She mentioned something called 'earthing'. Basically is in reconnecting with the earth's electromagnetic field by walking around barefoot on the ground, among other ways. She says that the earth's negative ions counteract the positive ions in your body, which helps to relieve oxidative stress. She said that studies have shown that standing on the earth can even decreases inflammation in the cells. That's something I've never heard of, and I appreciate it because I know how good it feels to be barefoot and even though I didn't have a name for it.

Would I Recommend It?

If you are passionate about getting over the view that aging is tough, then yes. I think this is especially true if you are older and dealing with negative beliefs about yourself.

If you are younger and already have a good vibe about yourself, your future, and your health, then probably not. You already know a lot of this stuff, and this book will be hard to read because it will not really be that enlightening.

Disclosure: I received this book from HayHouse for review purposes. No payment was made for this review, however, and the review is based on my own experience.
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Visualization for Weight Loss

Mar 02, 2015

KariF

I ate this book up. Not literally, but I definitely read it faster than many of the other books I’ve read and reviewed. I’ve heard a lot about Jon Gabriel, and I’ve always wanted to take one of his courses or read one of his books, so when I saw this book, I jumped at the chance to read it.

The whole book is really just about visualization. That’s good though. That’s what I wanted to read. I already know what I should and shouldn’t be eating, and how much I should be exercising. So, I wanted to find out why visualization could help me.

My Favorite Lesson In Visualization For Weight Loss

First, I realized that visualization had the power to dictate my eating habits. I guess I’ve always known this. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was young, not because I didn’t like the taste or texture of meat, but because I would visualize where the meat came from and that would make me sick.

I also once swore off peanut butter in a jar because I heard there were often rats that get chopped up during the manufacturing process. I still have a hard time eating peanut butter from a jar and prefer to make my own.

In short, I learned what I already knew on some level – if I want to swear off a food group or particular food, I can do that through visualization.

That’s good news for people who can’t stop eating the unhealthiest food in abundance. If a food is sabotaging your weight loss or health efforts, visualization can help you overcome it.

What Will You Learn In Visualization For Weight Loss?

There is a lot you will learn inside. I would say that 99% of it was really interesting to me, which is rare for a book. I made many connections between this book, and Unlimited Abundance and Silva - two courses that I love.

I’m just going to break it down into bullet points.

You will learn things, such as:

Why weight loss is not about calories in and calories out
Why visualization works to benefit various things such as habits, hormones, and beliefs
What mode you need to get in to make visualizations work for you (Hint: It’s alpha)
Some techniques to help you get into an alpha state of mind
Why you need to eliminate stress
How visualization can eliminate stress
Why leptin plays a huge role in the inability to lose weight
Why insulin and leptin can benefit from visualization
What fear has to do with weight
Some visualizations to help you with fear
How visualization can help you form better, positive beliefs (including beliefs about your metabolism)
Why negative beliefs keep us in a negative spiral that promote hormonal issues that cause weight gain, cravings, and illness
Everything you want to know about habits and changing them
How to incorporate exercise the right way into your life (not what the biggest loser makes you believe you have to do)
Why sleep is so important
7 steps to the perfect visualizations
How to be more intuitive
Visualization to help develop intuition (loved this!)
How you should eat
How you can use visualization to create your ideal life
16 weeks to total transformation (what visualizations you need to do for evening and morning)
All the morning visualizations for the 16 weeks are written out in the book
There are also some bonuses that come with Visualization For Weight Loss. Most are small bonuses, but let’s face it – we all love bonuses.

For instance, you get:

Three of the 16 morning visualizations on mp3. I’m a little confused as to why you don’t get all 16 of the visualizations on mp3. I would have thought that would be a better offer considering it is part of the book. I tried searching to see if he was selling the other 13 morning visualizations, but I couldn’t find them. This is just an odd thing to me. If I had written the book, I would have done all 16 morning meditations as a courtesy part of the book. But, onward…
The evening meditation. You can also download the app and get this meditation for free with it.
Sugar impact cookbook, which is a 2-week cookbook with recipes that are low in sugar.
A getting started with meditation video class. Learn how to balance your breath and go through a short meditation.
A guide that has 30 foods to re-balance your hormones and meals. But, a link in the guide to a cookbook to balance out hormones is really just a sales page for a DIY program to balance your hormones. You may or may not be interested in that.
A yoga for athletes bonus that teaches you some movements (through PDF pictures)
A few recipes from the mind-body weight loss summit
Learn how to make sweet potato bars, a grain-free recipe
A lecture on the emotional experiences at the root of binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia disorders.
The 1st chapter of Rich Food, Poor Food.
An emotional eating guide that will help you learn how to eliminate cravings through tapping
If You Want To Lose Weight, I Recommend Checking Out This Book

The book includes a lot of little visualizations for different things, but it will get you inspired to do your own visualizations, and it feels really good to do that.

I find that I’m already visualizing more positive things throughout my day naturally, which I love. It’s helping me choose healthier habits and look at myself in a different way. I truly feel that this is going to help me be healthier and manifest more good things into my life.

Jon does say that you may not lose weight right away. He says that some people lose weight quickly and others take months to lose weight. That could be a deterrent for you if you want to lose weight fast, but the point of this book is to help you become healthier in all aspects and keep the weight off for good. So, it is definitely not something you want to skip simply because you want to lose 10 pounds in a week (you know you are going to gain all that weight back if you don’t have the right tools in your hands!)

If you don’t use visualization right now, why not try it. The worst it could do is make your life better on some level. The best it could do is help you lose weight and manifest everything you want. Win-win.
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E Cubed

Feb 23, 2015

KariF

If you are like most people, you probably want to prove that everything you have heard about in The Secret or other manifesting, reality-creating, and happiness-encouraging books or videos. Pam Grout helps you do that with E-Cubed. I didn't read E-Squared – so I didn't totally understand what I was getting into. But, I’m sure if you liked E-Squared, you will like E-Cubed.

What Is E-Cubed?

It is a set of experiments to help you prove – to yourself – that all those wonderful things you hear about can actually work for you. Each chapter starts out talking about the theory of the topic for the experiment and includes some examples and thoughts to get you inspired and excited for the experiments.

The experiments are on common things that we are told can work for us, but possibly don’t use in our life yet, such as:

Money is nothing but just energy that is easy to attract
The more fun you have, the better life works for you
What I believe and expect is what I bring into my life
Nothing is set in stone even though I may believe it to be that way
Self-talk influences what shows up in my world
Each experiment takes 72 hours, and Pam gives you certain tasks to do to test the hypothesis for yourself.

What I Liked About E-Cubed

First, I liked the writer’s style. Pam Grout has a knack for writing in a relatable and easy-to-read way. She actually made me laugh quite a bit through her writing, and I could sense her positive energy in every chapter.

This is a book that reflects what I believe – or what I want to believe. For instance, my husband and I have been talking about how money is just paper and energy and it is easy to attract into our lives. The experiment on money helps you see that this is true.

I think many of us have tried to believe a common theory that we’ve heard with the law of attraction or manifestation, but when proof didn’t come, we gave up on it and rejected that it could be true.

This book helps to prove all those things you want to be true, and it increases your beliefs around the law of attraction and having the life you want. Can’t go wrong with a book like that.

The Downside Of E-Cubed

If the experiment doesn’t work for you, there is a chance you will be very ticked off about it and hold (or strengthen) a negative belief that works against you.

For me, the second chapter was a letdown (kind of). It focused on beliefs and expectations and how they affect what you draw into your reality.

In the experiment, you are supposed to look for 8 things, and they should appear within 72 hours. The hypothesis is that if you really decide to look for them, they are likely going to come. Well, I looked and looked and looked – and only saw one of them…the number 222. Everything else got lost out there in the world of infinite possibility!

The thing about me is that I truly believe that what you believe and expect you get, so this lack of evidence didn’t destroy my belief. I feel I had a lot of resistance to seeing the things in the experiment because they were kind of out of my normal everyday expectations.

Should You Read E-Cubed?

I think anyone who wants to prove to themselves that life is what they make it will benefit from reading this book.

Even though an experiment may not work for you, there are many great things to think about. Moreover, if the experiment does work, your whole life could be shifted around for the better.

The bottom line is that if you are interested in manifesting and attracting what you want in life, then this book will help you move beyond reading about what works and, instead, get you actively trying out the theories for yourself.
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Your Year for Change

Jan 25, 2015

KariF

You know those calendars that make you rip off one sheet per day for inspiration? That’s kind of what Your Year For Change is like – but instead of one sheet per day, it is one chapter per week, and instead of a small little inspirational story, it is a story that is about 4 pages long…at least in my Kobo.

About The Author

Bronnie Ware lives in Australia, and she is a speaker, songwriter, and author.

In the beginning of the book she talks about another book she wrote – The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying. That books sounds amazing, and I cried just reading some of the things she was mentioning that she learned from people she spent time with while they were dying. I think that it hit home with me because I worked at a senior’s home and I know that they have a lot to say about life and how they lived it. I definitely want to read that one.

I looked up her name on Twitter, and I found a lot of people were just quoting things she has said. When someone is being quoted, you know that they have impacted some hearts and souls.

Bronnie has a website, and she says that some of the chapters in Your Year For Change are taken directly from the blog – or adapted from the blog. You can’t comment on the blog, which is kind of a bummer, but it is still a nice place to go and read. But, if you want all of Bronnie’s insights, then get the book.

How To Read Your Year For Change

It is 52 different chapters that each address a different topic, such as worry, respect, honesty, faith, and even fences. In each chapter/lesson she tells a story, sends a message, and gives you something to think about.

I read the book pretty fast, but I would recommend against that.

Instead, I think reading one lesson per week throughout a year is ideal. Why? Each lesson makes you think, and as you go about your day or week, you can reflect on that story, apply it to your own life, and make some changes. If you read it all in one day, there is too much going on in your head, and different lessons will get lost in the shuffle.

Each lesson is important to becoming more aware and happier in life.

Each lesson deserves its own week to be reflected on.

Should You Check It Out?

Your Year For Change gives some great insights into life and has the potential to shift your perspective around, which can increase your happiness in life. Since I am a huge promoter of happiness, I have to give this book a big thumbs up.

It is a tool that anyone can use to change their life in a positive way.

In short, it delivers on its promise. It gives you the chance to make this your year for change.
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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU

Dec 21, 2014

KariF

I am very interested in the paranormal, so that is what led me to read this book. After all, it does say 'Things dead people want to tell you' in the title. But, I found myself a little disappointed at the beginning, middle, and end. It's not the worst book in the world, and some people may find comfort from it, but I had some mixed feelings about it.

Who Is Mike Dooley?

I had not really heard of this guy before I started reading the book, and I didn't read his bio until the end of the book. I assumed he was a medium, because the book was supposed to be about talking to the dead and explaining about what they want us to know - or so I thought.

Mike Dooley is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, and is a major voice in the new thought movement. He was in The Secret. If you watched it, you will remember the following clip of him.

I like the guy. He seems to understand manifestation and the law of attraction, but I don't see how it talks to the dead. I haven't seen anywhere that he is a medium, so I don't know where he got the information for this book, especially the letters from the dead as there is no explanation. I assume from learning from or talking to mediums, but there is no explanation that I could see.

What The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU Is About

It is a book that contains ten things that dead people would likely say to you if they could. Things like - we are sorry for any pain we caused, heaven is going to blow your mind, and life is more than fair. There is not an explanation as to how this is known, but there is a lot of explanation that it 'just is this way'.

In the beginning of the book, Mike talks about how the truth is often the simplest answer - which makes sense, so I guess that is where he is stemming from with his knowledge of what the dead want you to know?

Each chapter ends with a note from someone who has departed. I have no idea where he got these notes. There is no explanation that I found.

It's funny though because he talks about the dead as if he has insight knowledge. For instance, the first words in the introduction are, "No one knows how it all began, not even the dead..."

There was a point in the book that I really like, "Losses are only devastating when you think they're permanent." I think that can be applied to everyday life as well as lost loved ones and pets.

What I Liked About About The Book

I read this as an eBook, and I had made some notes along the way. Unfortunately, my eBook got erased off my Kobo and my notes did too, so I don't remember what they were. It took me a long time to read this book, so I can't remember specific things I liked in the book.

But I do remember that there were some great points for manifesting, the law of attraction, experiencing happiness, and enjoying and appreciating this life. That is kind of the theme of the book.

Life is great.
The afterlife is great.
Enjoy the ride.
What I Disliked About The Book

I just didn't understand where Mike Dooley got this information. I didn't know where the letters from the deceased came from. Were they made up? Were they real? Were they dictated by a medium or are they just thoughts put into a letter that Mike wants you to know. I don't know because it was never stated in the book. It wasn't until I finished reading the book that I looked around to find out.

First, here is a clip that can help a little. I wish I would have found this BEFORE reading the book.

I still don't know where the information or the letters from the dead came from. If it was stated, and I missed it - or if you know something about Mike Dooley that I am missing here, please let me know in the comments below.

As far as I know, this information came from his head - from his experience and intuition. In fact, on this page he says that you will not find literal voices from dead people but rather information that is he is 'quite sure' dead people would want you to know. Therefore, it is not a book from the dead - it is a book from what Mike Dooley thinks the dead would want to tell you.

So, did the letters from the deceased come from there as well? Then, why call it "The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU"? Why not call it something like, "What I know for sure about the dead"?

The Bottom Line

There were some parts, tips, and insights that I liked in the book. But for the most part I just kept wondering where this information directly from the dead came from. I thought that was the purpose of the book, but I was left wondering where Mike got his information from and that kind of distracted me from the points in the book.

I think if you go into the book knowing that is from Mike Dooley, not the dead as the title implies, you may have an easier time reading it.

Read more reviews on Amazon here: The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU

Note: I Received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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The Motivation Manifesto

Nov 23, 2014

KariF

There are a lot of great books out there. Brian Johnson created Philosopher's Notes (summaries of some of the greatest books in history), in part, because there are so many books out there and not enough time to read them. But, after reading The Motivation Manifesto, I realized that this was one book I would recommend reading in full.

Why Did I Like The Motivation Manifesto?

First, I like the way Brendon Burchard stood his ground and created a book that he wanted to create. You can read about that on Forbes here.

But, why would I recommend this book? Because I personally believe it has the power to change lives and even - possibly - the world.

It is a book of fact.

It is a book that contains information that we probably all know on some level.

But, it serves as a reminder that we are great, have great potential, and should spend the time we have here living up to that potential.

At the end of the book, I wanted to live up to my potential and make the world a better place. There were other things I wanted to do too.

I wanted to be nicer to people
I wanted to live in the moment more
I wanted to get busy taking action on the things I want
I wanted to turn off my TV and stop wasting my time watching shows like the Kardashians
I wanted to live my life and stop watching other people live theirs
I wanted to break through my fears and start GOING FOR IT!
That's a short list, but as you can tell, I felt motivated!

Basically this book made me want to be a better person and help create a better world, and that is why I recommend The Motivation Manifesto to YOU.

If everyone can feel that empowered, that motivated, and that excited after reading this book, then this world could be in for a few POSITIVE changes!

What Is The Motivation Manifesto?

It is a book that talks about how we are meant to be free and how our fears hold us back from our freedom. And, it shows us how to get motivated.

"The sustaining choices of motivation are thus attention and effort." - Motivation Manifesto

It goes through 9 declarations that are more than just declarations. It's like you have your own personal coach talking to you and hyping you up to live your best life.

The declarations remind you of what is important in life and why they are important.

When I was almost done the book, I knew that I was going to put these 9 declarations somewhere near my work space to remind me of who I am and who I want to be.

The book reminds you of what this world is lacking and what it needs to become great.

On a personal level, my husband was having a hard time letting go of a negative job as I was reading this, and I was able to give him a lot of insightful tips (thanks Brendon!) that motivated him to once and for all get out of a job that was causing him stress and pain and ill-health, and get onto doing what he really wants to do in his life.

"We mustn't live in the darkness of our doubts, the shadows of the joyless, or the clutches of the energy vampires." - Motivation Manifesto

Not Many People Have Regreted Reading It

Worried that it may be a waste of your time to read the book? I have not seen too many negative reviews about The Motivation Manifesto.

I did see some reviews on Amazon that made me wonder what the motivation was behind them. For instance, one of the reviewers who gave it 1 star said, "I tried the 9 steps to claim my personal power and it just didn't take." She wondered why the steps couldn't be reduced, maybe to 5 steps, and she also stated that when she discussed it with her Sex Addicts Anonymous group they helped her understand it more. It sounds like a fake review, right? It has to be. But why on this book? Why waste your time writing such a nonsense review on a book that has the power to do good in the world. If this person actually took the time to read the book and implement it, maybe they could take their talent for writing nonsense and actually help or inspire other people.

The other 1-star review said to sum up the book, you should face your fears and live life they way you want it. I can tell you that the book is not summed up by that sentence. Not even close.

In the end, I believe it is a book that will benefit your life in a positive way. It may even change the direction of it altogether, and in turn affect the world in a very positive way. So, yes, I think this book has the power to change the world.
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Loving Yourself to Great Health

Oct 31, 2014

KariF

Loving Yourself to Great Health called out to me at the beginning of the month. I didn’t know why I was drawn to reading this book, until my husband got sick.

After a few weeks of doctors, seeing my husband through a very bad spell of sickness, and finally getting a tentative diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Loving Yourself to Great Health was a great read for me as I tried to sort through my feelings and figure out what I wanted to implement in the future in the way of a healthy lifestyle.

The book is written by Louise L. Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane. Of course, anything by Louise Hay is usually something I try to read, but the other two women are a big part of her life, so this was an interesting look into how Louise sees health and takes care of herself. (She is 88 in case you were not aware of that fact!)

Ahlea has worked with Louise for over 11 years and Heather for over 8 years. There is a good bio about both of them in the book.

Several Powerful Insights In The Beginning of Loving Yourself to Great Health

In the first part of Loving Yourself to Great Health, I was constantly highlighting insights that I wanted my husband to hear about after we learned about his MRI and the MS.

For instance, stress is what brought on my husband’s episode, and we both know that stress is unhealthy for an average person, but one of my highlights around chronic stress included this – “…your body cannot digest properly, your immune system cannot protect you, and your brain cannot think straight. Studies show that brains can even shrink under prolonged stress.” Of course, my husband’s brain health is on my mind, so this was something that we took very seriously, and he has decided to quit that job that causes him chronic stress and take some time to regain his health and look for something better.

One of the biggest highlights I made was – “Your body responds to changes you make with love, no matter how small.” That bit of insight reduced the pressure I was feeling to change everything right now because of my fear. Instead, I realized that I could learn from this book and incorporate small changes into our lives for better health.

In short, the first part of the book is a guide to better health. It gives you insight into loving yourself, how your body works, why you should listen to your body (and how), what kinds of foods are really healthy and supportive of good health (and which are not), and some natural home remedies to help you with various ailments.

It’s interesting because I found myself trying to recall the list of foods that were healthy the last time I went to the grocery, and I walked out of that store with a healthier haul then I’ve had for years!

The Second Part Of Loving Yourself to Great Health

The second part of the book begins with Chapter 8. This chapter is about getting started in the kitchen. I didn’t really find this chapter useful, but my husband and I cook at home often, so I guess I just already knew all of this information and have all of the recommended basics that a healthy kitchen needs. Food was my problem, not cookware.

Chapter 9 contains sample menus and meal options for breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, and desserts. There is a five day menu suggestion if you are someone who likes to follow a menu plan instead of creating your own menu plan. There is a shopping list that includes everything you will ever want for every food and supplement you can think of, including healthy sweeteners.

Chapter 10 contains the recipes as well as some information on how to prepare ingredients such as grains, nuts, and seeds. One of the recipes, includes a recipe that Louise used as part of her healing process when she had cancer. It is essential asparagus puree.

I Recommend This Book

More and more people are suffering from diseases that have no explanation. To me, this just means that we need to pay attention to our lifestyle, including nutrition, thoughts, and exercise. Loving Yourself to Great Health gives great insight into our thoughts and nutrition, and I feel that is super important for everyone to read on their journey to better health.
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Beyond Past Lives

Aug 26, 2014

KariF

I wanted to like this book. When I received Beyond Past Lives from Hay House for review purposes, I thought I was really going to love this book and be forever changed from it. I was wrong. I didn’t like it and had a very hard time reading it. In fact, it took me about a month of painful reading just to get through it. This is very rare for me with a book like this, so let me explain what the book is about and why I didn’t like it.

What Is Beyond Past Lives?

The book is made up of lessons she has learned through her clients during past-life regressions.

It is a book that talks about how past lives are not really past lives, but are happening right now at the same time as our current life. In fact, Mira talks about how she experienced two lives as the same person, existing at the same time. And, some people are reincarnated, not in the future, but in the past as well.

It talks about how you can talk with your higher self, and gives many examples of Mira talking with her clients – or rather, their higher selves.

The book talks about how every choice you make creates a new reality, not just in your future, but in your past as well.

It also talks about how you can manipulate time, and how Mira herself went from standing in a long line of people waiting for a taxi at the airport to, suddenly, being the next in line.

Why I Didn’t Like Beyond Past Lives

In short, I didn’t buy into much of what she said.

The longer version?

I consider myself a pretty decent reader. I can follow along with complex ideas. However, I couldn’t follow along with her explanations and beliefs. I’m not sure if the sentences were worded awkwardly or if I just couldn’t grasp what she was saying. Either way, I found myself more ticked off than anything. Even worse, I didn’t want to reread the sections to try to understand it further. I didn’t have any desire to do so! That is highly unusual for me.

I also didn’t find the scientific explanations that scientific. In fact, many of the things she talked about left me thinking, how do you know?

I realize that there was some science to explain why her beliefs could be true. For instance, she talks about the ‘many worlds theory’, and how it states that everything that is possible happens. She writes it like this, “Each event splits into different realities and the observer, or the person existing within the event, also splits as his world does. In the moment that an event is observed, the act of the observation creates the event and creates a split in which all possible variations of the event are formed into a parallel reality, each having its own version of the observer.” Apparently a quantum physicist named Aaron O’Connell created an object that was both vibrating and not vibrating, which meant that it was in two different places at the same time.

Still, besides a few bits of science, a lot of what she said was true, was simply because her clients had said so during the regression. For instance, when Wayne Dyer’s daughter was talking about a plane that she was seeing under regression, Mira says, “The plane Serena was seeing was a place souls pass through on their way to be incarnated. On that plane souls get their colors, and the different color combinations give each soul its uniqueness.” How does she know that? And, more importantly, what the heck does that mean?

One client talks about being a flower. Mira discusses what it feels like to be the flower with the client. That just doesn’t seem right to me, and it is not really explained why that would happen. She talks about how the client realizes he was the spirit knowing itself as the flower. She talks about how the flower fulfilled the purpose of its existence. (Wasn’t that the soul of the client in the flower? Was that its reincarnation? I’m confused!)

Also, a lot of stuff contradicted itself. For instance, in one conversation with a client about creating new souls, the client said, “There is infinite space to fill up and it will never be filled up,” but in another conversation a client said, “Every time a new soul is created, which is not that common anymore because the Earth is more complete…”

Huh?

Are you confused yet? That is how I felt reading Beyond Past Lives!

Lastly, a lot of the conversations with the ‘higher self’ felt weird to me. I’m no stranger to talking to entities. I firmly believe that Esther speaks to Abraham. Why? Because some of the answers from Abraham are incredible, and they are always quick, intelligent, and spot on. Does it seem silly that I would believe that and not a lot of the stuff from this book? Maybe. But it’s true. I had a hard time believing that the higher self would be so basic in a lot of cases. It was almost as if it was stuttering and unsure of itself. To be honest, to me, it just sounded like the client saying what they wanted to believe.

In the end, I believe in past lives. I just had a hard time getting into this book. I feel like Beyond Past Lives was all about the author’s beliefs rather than the clients’ experiences. I’ve read some regression books where the clients all aligned with what they were saying, like Journey of Souls, and it was hard to believe it was all a coincidence in those cases. But, this was more about her and her theories or beliefs based off of different experiences she has had with different clients.

That said, I have seen others who really seem to like Beyond Past Lives. There are a few good reviews of Beyond Past Lives on Amazon. So maybe you would have a different experience with the book. But, I wouldn’t recommend it.
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The Big Book of Angel Tarot

Jul 31, 2014

KariF

I have owned the Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine for quite a while. I bought them last year some time and they have been my only tarot deck. While the deck does come with a small book that explains each card, gives additional meanings, and gives some spreads to try, it is nowhere as extensive as The Big Book of Angel Tarot!

Before I saw this book, I was hoping that one would come out. And just before I left for vacation (where I wanted to sit down and really study my cards) this book did come out!

I use Biddy Tarot to help me gain a better understanding of tarot in general, but the cards in regular decks are not named the same as the Angel Tarot Cards, so it can take a few minutes for a beginner to figure out which card is related.

While the Major Arcana is pretty much the same and easy to figure out, the Minor Arcana is not. The angel deck doesn’t haven’t wands or swords but takes a different approach of fire, water, air, and earth. So it’s nice to have a book that is easy to navigate specifically for the angel deck.

I love that I can look up a card in the book, get a detailed description about what it means and symbolizes.

Even better, because I am into numerology, I love that each card has an angel number explanation as well. I think it adds to the reading when trying to figure out how a certain card plays into the reading.

So basically, each section or card description in the Minor Arcana goes like this:

Explanation
Symbolism
Angel number
Astrology
In the Major Arcana, it is pretty much the name but there is a section on the archangel and a section on the dreamer’s journey in each card description.

I liked the section on spreads. I use the three card spread or the Celtic Cross because that’s what I first learned; however, I am now excited to try out some new spreads of my own creation thanks to this book.

All in all, if you use the Angel Tarot Cards, then the The Big Book of Angel Tarot will complement those cards. I find the book very valuable to understand the cards better and give more accurate readings. Highly recommend it!

Note: I received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence

Jul 15, 2014

KariF

I just finished The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss & Body Confidence by Jessica Ortner, and I gotta say that it is one of the most unique books (that include ‘weight loss’ in the title) that I’ve ever seen. I’m not a stranger to tapping, and if you are – I highly recommend that you don’t run away from the idea. I’m seen the value that tapping has, and if you are a woman struggling with your body image, then tapping may be the answer you have been looking for.

What Is The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss All About?

To me, the book is a wake up call for all women who can’t stop dieting. It is not another diet. Far from it. It is a way to grasp what we all want: make healthy living a lifestyle, not a punishment or temporary thing. It is designed to help reader’s lose weight, but it is also designed to help readers let go of the blocks that are holding them back from losing weight.

Throughout the whole book, there are stories that you will relate to, no matter where you are in your weight loss journey or how you feel about your body. Jessica does a good job of going through these stories and helping readers see why they are just stories, and how they are holding us back from experience true health and weight loss.

If you are not familiar with tapping, here is my explanation of it: It is simply tapping with your fingers on certain points of your body to relieve stuck energy, get it flowing, and bring your body back in to balance. I don’t know how else to describe it. You tap on various energy points and you feel better. It may sound silly, but if you want to lose weight (or reduce stress, feel better about yourself and others) then it is worth a try, right?

Here’s the thing I took most from the book - If you have a stuck emotion or thought pattern (or limiting belief) about your body, then that can sabotage your weight loss efforts. For instance, if you think, “I never lose weight easily,” then that can cause you to go on a strict diet, feel too much pain, quit the diet, and fail at weight loss. Clearing out that negative belief about yourself, and the thoughts and emotions that come with it, will help you to stop punishing yourself and start paying attention to what your body really needs – not what your punishing thoughts tell you that you need.

If that doesn’t make sense, Jessica does a good job of making it make sense in the book and helping you tap through the issues that you may be having.

Tapping Is Not Just For Women! (But This Book Probably Is)

I know this book is directed towards women (it even says on the cover – a woman’s guide to stressing less, weighing less, and loving more), but it can really be used for women or men, young or old. Why? Because it is about gaining a healthier body image as well as losing weight. There is nothing that separates a woman from a man when it comes to eating better, exercising more, and reducing the stress around weight gain, weight loss, and body confidence.

However, the last chapters do tend to focus on women and their issues around eating and self-care, so it may not be totally relevant to a man or worth the money. A man may just want to learn about tapping for weight loss and use that information instead.

Mystery Around Food And Why We Eat It

I particularly liked the section on ‘Untangling the Myths, Facts, and Feelings around Food’. I actually turned to my husband and asked him if he knew some of the stuff that Jessica was talking about and he seemed to on some level. (I don’t want to reveal what it is, because that’s not my place to expose her whole book’s information) but let’s just say that it made sense, and now I know why some of the things I make at home just don’t taste the same as things I buy (and why they never could!)

It also removes some of the temptation I’ve had for those foods and replaces it with a YUCK feeling and even a pissed off feeling that some companies are so money-hungry they are willing to get scientists to make our food suck us in and play havoc on our taste-buds.

Should You Read The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss?

There were some parts in the book that discussed struggles that all women (and men) have with body image, eating issues, and exercising issues. Therefore, I think this book is good for anyone struggling with their body, regardless of whether or not they have weight to lose.

If you are someone who naturally chooses good things for yourself and doesn’t stress when you choose a bad thing here and there, and who can look in the mirror and say DAMN, then you will probably not gain much from this book. You probably have a great mindset and don’t have too many stuck issues or limiting beliefs holding you back from being happy in your body and living a healthy life.

For everyone else struggling with body image, this is a book that could change the way you approach weight loss and body confidence.

Note: I Received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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Mind Calm

Jun 29, 2014

KariF

I have wanted to incorporate meditation into my life as a daily practice for years. I’ve put it down as a new year goal, a new month goal, and even a new week goal, but I’ve never actually accomplished making it into a habit. So, when I saw the book Mind Calm by Sandy C. Newbigging, I was excited to get the book and do a Mind Calm review. Because like most people, I feel that something new might result in something that works. But, for me, this meditation technique has gone far beyond meditation.

I even wrote about one of the insights I got from the book in my last post on being judgmental, and that insight along with others have really changed the way I look at everything! It has helped calm my mind down, which is exactly what I expected from a book that was titled Mind Calm.

What Is Mind Calm?

At the core, it is a technique that will help you worry less, stop mind chatter, get focused and start being totally aware of your life. You learn how to stop getting lost in the endless chatter of thoughts that cause so many headaches, and so much wasted time focused on things that serve no purpose to your current reality.

In the end of the book, you apply all the techniques that you learn into a 10-part program to really make what you learned a part of your daily routine. The ‘Calm’ stands for Conscious Awareness Life Meditation.

The technique uses GAAWO, a technique which helps you gently get into a meditative state, as well as calm thoughts (a mixture of words, intention and focus) to help you bring things like love and peace into your life.

During the 10-part program, he outlines exactly what to do and includes some ‘games’ to help you become more consciously aware.

Besides the techniques outlined in the book, you get insight into why your mind is so busy and how to stop it from being so busy.

Every single word in every single chapter was valuable. Sometimes, I will skip over sections in a book – or speed read through them, but I found myself eating up every single word and coming out with consistent value.

Every since I read the first word in this book, I’ve started interacting with my life in a better way. For instance, I was extremely focused on a negative body part before I started to learn about Mind Calm, and it was causing me a lot of anxiety. With the Mind Calm technique (and all of the insight from this book), I can honestly say that my anxiety over this body part has lessened immensely!

I’ve started the 10-part program, and I feel as though this is going to be the one meditation technique that really sticks in my life. It is relaxing, easy, and pulls together many of the things that I have learned over the past years such as the Silva technique.

Who Is Mind Calm For?

This is really a mediation technique for everyone. It is easy and feels natural, and you can do it anywhere you want (as long as you are able to close your eyes safely!)

While the program takes some time out of your day, it is not hours on end. 35-minutes or so of meditation per day is all that is needed (although you can do more). It is split up into morning, afternoon, and night. And, throughout your day, you get to practice becoming more consciously aware and present in your life through some techniques outlined in the book. I find this is really helping me to reduce my mind chatter and stay in the present moment!

In short, Mind Calm is for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate while changing their life in a positive way.

The inner calm that you will start to feel while reading this book is worth a million bucks. If you are reading this Mind Calm review, then you are likely seeking an inner calm, and I really feel like the techniques outlined in this book, plus the insights you will receive, can help you achieve that in a small or big way, depending on how seriously you take this technique and how much you apply it to your life.
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You Are the Placebo

Jun 10, 2014

KariF

I received You Are The Placebo by Joe Dispenza for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes, and I am so GRATEFUL that I did. The placebo effect is something that I talk about a lot (and think about a lot) because I have seen it work in my life as well as the lives of friends and family.

It took me a long time to read this book even though I was super excited about. I talked about it almost a month ago in a post about our powerful minds. It wasn’t for lack of interest though – it was for lack of time!

This book is one of those books that has the power to change your life. Whether you are suffering from a medical issue or just want to be happier and more fulfilled in your life, You Are The Placebo, I believe, is a book that can help you do that.

The Author Has Been There And Done That

Joe Dispenza has used the placebo effect to heal himself after being run over during a triathlon. (He refers to it as a privilege, and I would say that because it led him into this fascinating career – it was a privilege!) Given a choice to have surgery or face paralysis, Dispenza opted out of the surgery (something that nobody else had done) and essentially used the placebo effect to signal new genes and reorganize cells in his body and, essentially, get stronger and better.

Needless to say paralysis didn’t happen, and he was walking within months after the accident.

Insight After Insight Is In Your Are The Placebo

The insights in this book are continuous. I love a good book that helps me understand things on a deeper level. I was constantly reading various parts to my husband and having discussions with him about the new things I was learning.

You will no longer be able to say, ‘that’s just the way my body is’ after reading this. You will have a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection.

You will learn what the placebo effect really is and how the placebo effect operates in your brain and body.
You will read some amazing stories that demonstrate the power of the placebo effect – both in a positive and negative way.
You will learn how your thoughts affect everything else in your life and have the power to keep you stuck, or, change your life. (This took positive thinking and positive affirmations to a new level for me.)
You will learn what genes are and how they are signaled in the body.
You will learn about the ‘river of change’ which is an insight that helped me get on track to becoming healthier and move past the thoughts that kept me stuck in an unhealthy place. (I actually wrote on my calendar: June – The River Of Change Month!)
You will learn why your attitudes and perceptions affect your personal reality.
You will learn why meditation is so important to changing and creating the life you want.
And so much more.

The examples that Dispenza uses in this book are memorable, to say the least. People all over the world are changing their body, for better or worse, simply through the placebo effect.

Making Science Easy To Understand

I’ve worked at a few different hospitals, and I can attest to people beliefs helping them get better or making them sicker. I’ve seen people get better simply because they had a certain food available to them and I’ve seen people get sick simply because they were told that they were going to get sick. While I knew it was the placebo effect at work, I couldn’t really explain the ‘why’ of it – besides saying things like, “Your mind is powerful!” Dispenza talks about the ‘why’ in great detail, and he does it in a way that is not boring or hard to understand. He has a knack for explaining things clearly.

For instance, he talks about the quantum mind and the quantum field. I assumed that it would be dry and hard to understand, but it’s not. It is fascinating and thought-provoking, and it makes you excited to start opening up to the life that you can have when you move past the physical self and material world.

Dispenza says, “…if you can imagine a particular future event that you want to experience in your life, that reality already exists as a possibility somewhere in the quantum field – beyond this space and time – just waiting for you to observe it.” Because he does such a good job at explaining things from a quantum perspective, and you start to understand that all possibilities exist in this moment, this statement becomes very, very exciting.

The Placebo Effect Ties Into Other Positive Practices

For me, this book tied into the law of attraction (even though that is not specifically what it is about.) It helped me understand why positive affirmations and visualization is so important to attracting or creating the life you want. THAT is exciting for me.

It also tied into the Silva Method that I have been using for a while now. I learned more about the Alpha, Theta, and Delta states of mind, and I really made the connection as to why our states of mind determine our health, ability to heal, and ability to manifest the life we want.

The book ends with a meditation that will help you use the placebo effect to its full advantage. He does write out the meditation for you to read and record for yourself, but if you want the actual meditation from him, you have to buy it from his site. It cost about $10 for the hour long meditation, which isn’t bad, but I personally believe that anyone who buys the book should get the meditation for free – considering it is a meditation that is a companion to You Are The Placebo.

Looking at You Are The Placebo on Amazon, it is clear to see that this book is striking a positive cord with people. The reviews are outstanding, and lives are being touched. I can only hope that everyone starts to read and apply the messages in this book, because everyone’s life (and our world) would be a better place for it.
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Your Life After Their Death

May 11, 2014

KariF

I have lost a few people and pets in my life, and I decided to read this book to see if it offered any insight that may help me look at the loss differently. I have especially been struggling with the future loss of my pet. I don't want to lose him! I thought maybe the book would help me view the expected loss in a different way. Did it? Not really. But it did help to strengthen some of my beliefs that have helped me deal with death.

In the first part of the book, Karen talks about things that I talk about on this blog. In fact, she discusses EFT, which is something I am learning about this month in great detail.

I have to say that while I was reading the first part of the book I forgot that I was reading a book about how to move on and enjoy life again after a loved one passes away; instead, I felt like I was reading a book about how to be more connected to yourself and the world around you with techniques like meditation and energy healing.

I'm not saying that she doesn't discuss the techniques well - I'm just saying that it felt like it was more about self-improvement than it was about dealing with the loss of a loved one. But, I suppose that is what is needed in order to get back on your feet and face life with a healthier and happier mind.

In the second part she talks about how to connect with your loved ones and how they connect with you. There was nothing new for me in this section of the book. I am very into my dreams and paying attention to signs, so for me this was all this just reinforcement about what I already do.

She does do a section on raising your vibration so that you can be more in tune at getting messages from your deceased loves one. Basically she mentions a bunch of things about being healthy, such as staying away from sugar, drugs, or nicotine. I think the point was that the healthier you are, the happier you are, and the more you can stay on a high vibration to connect with loved ones.

I was excited to get to the part about the pets, but the section on communicating with your pets is pretty much a paragraph stating that it is the same as connecting with departed humans. This is something I could have figured out myself! I thought there was going to be some special technique, but I guess that's my fault for expecting that!

There are some good stories, though, and the part about walk-ins was really interesting to me...and resonated with me.

All in all, I enjoyed the book and it was an easy read. There were some great stories in there about communicating and receiving signs with loved ones after their death. I also think that everything she mentioned in this book is very beneficial to having a happy mind and body - so it can definitely help you start to feel better if you take action on what she is talking about.

The truth is that Your Life After Their Death was not what I thought it was going to be, but I enjoyed it, and I would recommend it to someone trying to feel better after losing someone or a pet.

You can read more reviews about Your Life After Their Death: A Medium's Guide to Healing After a Loss Here

Note: I Received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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The Numerology Guidebook

Apr 19, 2014

KariF

I have never read a book on numerology until this book, and I thought that I was going to be really interested in it. Turns out I wasn’t. I’m not saying The Numerology Guidebook by Michelle Buchanan is bad; in fact, it is very detailed when it comes to figuring out what your numbers are and what they mean. I’m just saying that I would rather have someone else tell me all this stuff than have to figure it out for myself.

The Numerology Guidebook will help you understand numerology better and figure out exactly what your numbers are and how understanding them can help you in life. You get a great insight into why you are here, what your destiny is, what your soul craves, and so much more. Everything from your name to your birthday adds up to a number that means something in your life.

But, it takes a little work to figure out all these numbers. Michelle makes it easy by taking you by the hand and giving step-by-step examples on how to figure out your numbers, but it still requires work on your part.

The thing is that you can’t just read this book once and understand what every number means and give readings to your friends and family. As she says somewhere in the book, it can take years to learn numerology, and I would have to say that you will spend a lot of time with your nose in this book trying to remember all of the meanings. But, if that is what you desire, then this is the perfect book for you to study from.

There is a section on recurring numbers that I liked. I often seen recurring numbers, and Michelle explains what the numbers mean and how to add more than one number together to come out with an explanation. I also like the fact that she states that sometimes you may manifest the numbers because what we concentrate on, we see more of.

In short, The Numerology Guidebook is a comprehensive book on numerology. If you want to learn what your numbers are and how they play a part in your life, this is the book for you. Michelle makes it easy to understand.

Note: I received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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Forgiveness

Mar 31, 2014

KariF

You have probably seen Iyanla on Oprah’s life class or heard her on Hay House radio. If not, you may have seen her show, ‘Iyanla, Fix My Life’. But even if you have not seen her in one of those places, or in one of her workshops, you have probably heard about her. She is a strong, powerful woman, and you take notice when you see her.

Forgiveness is her book on forgiving yourself, your viewpoints, and the people who have done you wrong in your life. Each chapter is devoted to forgiving something, whether it be your body, mother, failures, choices, men, women, and even the world. In total, there are 18 days of forgiving and 3 forgiveness letters that you write to someone or something that you want to really forgive (more powerful than you can imagine.)

What I loved most about this book is that it was so interactive. You practice forgiveness each day. Each forgiveness chapter begins with a story, but then requires you to take action towards forgiving the subject of the chapter. All books should be like this! All books should require that you practice what you read and put it into action. I don’t know how many times I have read a book and forgot the majority of the words, but with Forgiveness, I remember almost every chapter and story I read.

You might be asking yourself, "Why would I want to practice forgiveness?" The answer is simple. Practice develops skill. Skill leads to mastery. - Iyanla, Forgiveness pg. 16

The second best thing was the tapping during each chapter on the forgiveness statements. I had been actively trying to learn about tapping (also called Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT) just before I started to read this book. I didn’t know that Iyanla was such a big promoter of tapping!

In Forgiveness, you write out your forgiveness statements and then go through a tapping process regarding them. It was amazing to feel the intensity level around the issue go down as I tapped. I truly felt good, mentally and physically, after my tapping sessions. Tapping is supposed to clear out any energetic blockages standing in the way of healing the mind and body, similar to acupressure.

The third best thing was Iyanla’s words. I felt like I could hear her talking when she was telling a story or describing why you should forgive. I swear you can feel her energy through her words, and I was never bored or tempted to skip a section because I enjoyed every word she wrote down.

This book brought a whole bunch of insights into my life. I realized that I am much harsher on myself than I think. I also realized that I have already dealt with some past issues that used to really affect me but have become less of an issue now. I don’t normally acknowledge all the things I acknowledged in this book, and doing so (getting real as Dr. Phil would say) gave me more power over my life, my relationships, and my direction.

I have nothing bad to say about the book. I have seen some reviews on Forgiveness that complained about the EFT part of the book being dumb. I can’t complain about that because I am a big believer in energy healing (acupuncture and acupressure), and I feel that tapping is one viable form of doing so.

Will you really forgive in 21 days? First of all, Iyanla’s book Forgiveness touches every area of your life – whether or not you know you need to forgive something there or not. So, anything that you are not forgiving from your past will be discussed and you will have the chance to practice forgiveness towards it.

Even better, because you do it daily for 21 days, you start to make a habit out of forgiving not only when you are required to in the book, but when you feel anger or resentment towards someone or something throughout the day.

So, yes, I feel that it will help you forgive past stuff in 21 days AND help you to continuously forgive people and situations as they happen.

That’s why I recommend this book to everyone who is ready to forgive and move on towards happiness.
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Power Words

Mar 08, 2014

KariF

I’ve been ‘all about’ positive affirmations lately, and I figured that Power Words was put into my life for a reason, which is why I chose to read it with such urgency.

I love the idea behind the book – words have power. As a writer, I love that words have energy and can easily shift your mood from something negative to something more positive. One word can completely change the way you feel (or how other people feel), which is part of what Sharon Anne Klingler talks about in Power Words.

In the preface, she talks about how the book is about ‘using the energy of precise words to lift your own energy and to stimulate immediate mental, emotional, and physical responses’, which instantly had me excited.

I have always been careful with the words I choose to use with others; however, I’ve only been starting to understand that the words I use with myself are very important as well. If I wasn’t aware of it before this book, I definitely would be now!

In Power Words, I discovered that certain words can actually replace positive affirmations. And it can’t be a coincidence that since I read this book, and replaced the positive affirmation, “I make healthy choices when it comes to eating,” with the power word ‘Healthy!” I have been eating a much better diet with less stress (feeling hungry or deprived). I find that I feel healthy when I say and soak in my power word, whereas I feel like I am trying to convince myself when I say my affirmation. The difference between those feelings make a huge difference in what choices I make.

The book is full of power words that can help you look at life and yourself differently. You will also look at words completely differently as you follow along with the book and gain some new insight into words and what they really invoke in you when you hear them, say them, or think them.

The bad part is that this book is hard to read. At least it was for me. There were some words I had never heard before (which I had to go look up), and it really broke up my reading flow and was a little frustrating. Also, the stories were a little dry, and at times I had to force myself to keep reading.

However, after reading the book, I do look at words differently. I recognize the power behind them and how I can use them to change my mood and the mood of people around me. For example, I have used some of the power words to help me alter the way I respond to a wide variety of situations, and I’ve found that it can help a potentially ugly situation go better.

In the end, after you read Power Words, you will be much more aware of your words, how you use them, how they affect you, how they affect others, and the power they have to change your life and this world.

Read more reviews for Power Words on Amazon or buy the book.

Note: I Received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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You Can Heal Your Heart

Feb 17, 2014

KariF

You Can Heal Your Heart is written by Louise Hay and David Kessler. I have had a ton of positive experience with Louise Hay. However, David Kessler is not someone I had read before (but I will definitely be reading more from).

The book is full of personal stories, which I easily related to and, more importantly, learned from. The stories show how people were able to overcome their loss through various methods, and many of them had me in tears because they were so detailed and easy to relate to.

The Book Covers All Kinds Of Loss

I was surprised at the types of loss that were mentioned in this book. When you think of loss, you think mostly of death. But, as I realized in this book, there is a lot more to loss than just death.

The book even discusses a type of loss that you can't fully express because you fear that others will judge you for being so emotional over something so silly. For instance, many people are scared to openly grieve their pets in front of other people because some people are quick to say, "It's just an animal, get over it!" I've seen this time and time again with my friends and family.

As I read through the book I could relate to each and every loss in some way. Even losses discussed in the book that had not happened directly to me had happened to my friends or family.

If you have dealt with any kind of loss, such as the loss of a job, lover, marriage, or even the loss of the life you expected, then this book will help you look at that loss in a brand new way through some insightful information and positive affirmations.

If You Are Struggling With A Particular Area Of Loss, Then 'You Can Heal Your Heart' Will Resonate With You

One thing I noticed was that as I read the chapters about break and divorce, I found the information interesting and useful, but it didn't resonate with me in the moment. I write a lot about breaking up and surviving heartbreak, and I have personally done a lot of breaking up and surviving heartbreak, so those topics didn't hit an emotional button for me.

But when I got to the chapter about the death of a loved one, I broke down crying just from the title of the chapter. The chapter helped me look at my grandparent's death in a different way and helped me to face the future death of my parents and other loved ones in a new light.

Therefore, I think that if you are going through a breakup or divorce, then those chapters will resonate with you as strongly as the chapters regarding death did with me.

I suppose if you are not going through any loss and you have dealt with the losses in your life, then you may not resonate strongly with any chapters. You may have a good handle on dealing with loss right, and the book may not be as valuable to you as it would be to others.

In the end, You Can Heal Your Heart gives us a new way to look at loss and replace the common negative things we tell ourselves with something more empowering. That ultimately helps us to move forward with love, and live our lives in the moment, instead of being stuck in a negative state.

Interested? Read more reviews and find the book on Amazon here: You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death

I received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. As per my disclosure, the links to the book are my affiliate links.
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