Book review: Grace Group


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In Grace Group, by Carrie Maldonado, Holly had just been diagnosed with a rare terminal illness. How can she carry on her life as a human resource director, her sometime love affair with her boyfriend, and her duties as daughter to her battling parents? Through unlikely meetings Holly discovers her life purpose and begins to throw herself into it. You’ll be surprised to see how things transpire as good battles evil. Unlike other stories I’ve read, there is good reason for every encounter as the story is woven together.

What lies beyond the end of this life? No one can really know, though there are many theories including those of various religions and belief systems. One view is presented here and scenarios are revealed which differ from normal romance stories. Nonetheless, one true religion prevails in the unexpected ending.
This book was most enjoyable to read and at the same time gave me so much to think about. As Holly grew in her awareness of the spiritual realms and of her own diagnosis, I reflected on my own life and whether it will have long range meaning. Holly learned to spend time caring for others who could offer her nothing.

How often do we perform selfless acts of kindness, random or otherwise? How do we spend the moments of our days? What really matters? It’s not what you think. If you sometimes feel that you don’t know what you’re living for, Carrie Maldonado has written a very insightful book that you will enjoy and maybe even find yourself in; Grace Group.

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Book Review: It Feels Good to Feel Good


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It Feels Good to Feel Good by Cheryl Meyer is packed with information about toxins in our food and cosmetics. Beyond that, it gives us information on avoiding these toxins and chemicals and where to find affordable alternatives. Also, every chapter includes lists of things you can do to improve in different areas. For example, you can eat only organically grown meat and eggs and vegetables or you can eat more seeds and fewer animal products in general. There is mention of the current bee crisis which involves collapsing hives due to an unknown factor. Nobody likes bees, but do you like honey, do you like that plants are pollinated so that we can get food, do you like that trees are pollinated so that we can get oxygen? It would be a very far-reaching problem if the bees were to disappear.

Meyer goes into great detail on the fine points of various food choices that we make every day. For instance, do you eat full-fat or low-fat dairy? Farm-raised or wild caught fish? Shrimp from Asia or Mexico? Knowing the answers will make a huge difference in your health. When you eat according to the rules stated by this author, it is said that you will detox, lose weight, clear your skin, get regular, and many other benefits.

Cosmetics are a very high source of toxicity in your body. Think about it. You either apply products to your skin, spray them on, or put them on your lips which you will end up ingesting. When applying products around your eyes, they can get immediately into your bloodstream from the capillaries that are close to the surface. From there it is just a short distance to the brain. Cleaning supplies are another hotbed of chemicals. Check out the resources listed to find out what is in your products and follow the rest of the suggestions in this book. It’s very comprehensive and will help your health dramatically.

Book Review: Nourish


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The word “nourish” to some people means to eat food that is good for you. Stephanie Hrehirchuk has recreated the concept of nourishing to mean doing anything that is good for you. For instance, creating a new habit not to eat sweets would be nourishing. You could eat fresh fruit or whole grains instead. The ultimate goal of this book is to walk you through a detox of your body, mind, and spirit. Eating the same foods over and over, especially if they are processed or contain chemicals, is to toxify your body. Hence, you can detox and get rid of some of that kind of things out of your cells. Nourishing practices also include meditating, self-massage, herbal remedies to help you relax and heal, and preparing beautiful and healthful food for yourself and your family. Even time can be nourishing. When a person is stressed, oftentimes all they need is to get away by themselves and or/with God, to think, reflect, journal, or just do nothing.

The book “Nourish” really appealed to me because I have many major stressors in my life. In addition, it is beautifully designed with drawings and poetry.  Hrehirchuk even has a Facebook group to follow along and discuss the detoxes. I can see now that I can rework some of them so they are less stressful to me. This book will be good for any overworked or overstressed person, for instance, those who take care of others, those who work long hours with little appreciation, or even mothers of young children. There is a 21-day detox and a three-day detox outlined in Nourish, depending on how much you need to detox and how much time you have. The three-day detox could be more intense, but at the same time, it could be more manageable because it is only three days. I think it would do everyone a lot of good to take some of these principles to heart and learn how to relax and be good to themselves.

Book Review: Speed Up Your Metabolism: Strategies That Will Help You Lose More Weight!


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If you’re looking to try a new diet book this spring, this may be the one. I knew some of the tips in Speed Up Your Metabolism, but had forgotten or stopped using them. But some of Smith’s tips were new to me. Reading the book inspired me to drop a few pounds this spring. I especially liked the list of foods that will speed metabolism. I like green tea and it would be oh, so easy to drink three cups a day.

Starting a new job last week I had to give up my “life of leisure” and start getting up early every day again. I could use some more energy and this book will definitely help me to get it. If I lose a few pounds in the process, so much better.

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Book review: Plant Based Intermittent Fasting


I enjoyed reading the book Plant-Based Intermittent Fasting by Andrea J. Clark. I have long wanted to be vegetarian, but couldn’t seem to have enough energy while not eating meat, fish and poultry. I have also been interested in intermittent fasting as it seems to have a lot of good science behind it and could be a way to eat fewer calories without suffering. I’ve tried it in the past, eating only from noon to 8 p.m., and that seems to be a good time frame for me. Somehow I got away from that and began eating breakfast again and snacking at night. That extended my eating period to roughly sixteen hours. Clark’s book combines these two desires, for me to lose weight and be vegetarian.

Intermittent fasting works because you eat for instance for 8 hours a day (not nonstop) and fast for 16 hours. This allows your digestive system to fully digest what you have eaten in the eight hours, assimilate it and not store the excess as fat.

My previous job had a lot to do with my weight gain because I was not allowed to eat at my desk except quick finger foods that are not messy and would not deter me from answering the phone. In addition I had to be careful not to get any stains on the papers I was working on. So I had a granola bar every day for breakfast and usually went out for lunch because I couldn’t eat at my desk. Now I am not working outside the home so I can eat when and what I like. That was tough to control at first as I also had time to bake cookies and bread. I plan to stick with this diet for a few weeks and see what happens. I had success with intermittent fasting before so I think it will work. I enjoy beans and vegetables which are prevalent in this diet.

Several different versions of intermittent fasting are covered in this book. One may be right for you.



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Book Review: Health, Wellness and Longevity


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Health, Wellness & Longevity by Steve Dimon reflects a wealth of research. So much more than an Eat This While Avoiding That premise, Health Wellness & Longevity goes through every possible topic including where food comes from, GMOs, macronutrients, water, sugar, grains, types of dietary fat, detoxing, how to eat for health, micronutrients, techniques for healing, and so much more. The appendices include doctor testimonials to prove the efficacy of Dimon’s methods. His expertise comes from the self-learning he undertook after suffering a stroke. Using these techniques he was able to heal himself and he wishes to spread the word and coach others to do the same.

You will be surprised to learn of the healthiness of chicken skin and dark meat. The brain contains a high percentage of fat, as do certain other areas of the body, so to be healthy it is not recommended to adopt a low fat diet. Something else you may not realize is that pharmaceutical companies, lobbyists, and government subsidized farming have a powerful on your health. Profit is the reason your doctor receives free drug samples to hand out to patients—thereby getting them dependent. It’s also the reason the government has paid farmers to grow, or even not to grow, certain crops. Be wise and learn the cultural factors that affect our diets.

Are eggs good or bad? What really causes cancer? Are GMOs and irradiated foods really safe? Steve Dimon will help you to evaluate all this and more in Health, Wellness and Longevity in a user friendly understandable way. I am always looking for ways to improve my health so I enjoyed listening to this audio book. It will provide you with many facts and methods to improve your own health.

What’s New About the New Year?


Are you still making New Year’s resolutions? I used to drive to a quiet lake on a dirt road on New Year’s Day, and think about things that I needed to change in my life.

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Now the road is paved and I found out that it has a different name (Gilligan Lake) on Google Maps from what we always called it (Holt’s Lake). But I digress. It was a lovely spot to sit and think and that is what I need at times like this. Maybe I will take a trip there on my next day off. I haven’t been there in awhile.

My life has gotten so busy and hectic that I’m lucky if I can sit and sip tea and look out the window for 5 minutes a day. That will be happening a lot more in the near future as one of my resolutions this year is to do things that feed my soul, find my bliss, fulfill me. No matter what cliche I use, it sounds trite. Anyway, it all boils down to self-image or self-esteem. I deserve to be happy and I now allow myself to pursue my dreams and create my future.

If there are bad habits in your life, or you need to go after something you’ve always dreamed of, this is the time to do it. Find ways to make yourself a better person. Do something nice for someone else. Develop a new good habit. Whatever change looks like to you, now is the time. Write that novel or learn how. Learn a language. Make a new friend. I promise you won’t regret it.

Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and, Happy New Year!

Book Review: Chemicalism


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There are so many chemicals in our food and drinks that many of us are sick and tired. Tap water can contain plastics, weed killers, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and other toxins. Even bottled water, if it does not say “spring water” or “purified water,” is simply tap water bottled for convenience. This alone can have terrible effects on your body. Your organs are designed to purify what is in your body, and excrete the toxins, but they can become overloaded and diseased. Why not put in only the best?

Simon Kadwill-Kelly has done an amazing thing. He has put together a healthy eating and lifestyle plan, simply enough that anyone can follow it, but still with enough detail and new information that I, a certified Nutrition Consultant, learned several things. For instance, I knew that food can be addictive. But I had no idea that filling up with nutritious food and pure water, and never taking a bite of chocolate, or cookie, or a drink of tap water, would give you so much energy. And I didn’t know that it can take weeks for your body to get used to the healthy changes, during which time you may feel like you have a cold, or tired, or even experience skin eruptions and bowel movement changes. Never fear; according to Simon you will one day have energy to burn! He himself had severe sciatica (back pain) for ten years, and when he had recovered through this plan he went for an ambitious bicycle ride and still had energy when he got to his destination, so he went even further.

Chemicalism by Simon Kadwill-Kelly is a book for anyone who would like more energy or to heal themselves, and has tried diets, exercise, and pills. He lost 3-1/2 stone (about 50 pounds) using healthy, natural foods and pure water.  This is not a guarantee of results, but it makes so much sense. I am excited to try it and buy a better water purifier too because Kadwill-Kelly says you must even use purified water for making tea and boiling food. I have tried many things in the past myself, and am healthier than I used to be, but I would like to feel better. This is an easy recipe for me because I know how to cook, so I hope to have great results.