An incredible guide to discovering and healing your inner self.
What an incredible book this is! Within its pages the author
somehow it manages to combine self-help, inner healing, be motivational, and
inspirational. What’s more this book is suitable for all ages, genres, and
professions, something I find unique.
Through the sharing of personal experiences with her reader,
and the incorporation of a fictitious story about a cat called Delilah, her
surroundings, and life, the reader is encouraged open their eyes to their
world, look forward with a positive attitude, and embark on a journey of
From the moment we are ‘aware’ we absorb the information
around us via other people. We learn, discover things about our world and
environment, listen to the expectations and limitations others put on us. Now,
through this enlightening book we each have the tools we need to unlock our
dreams, reach our full potential, and then grow, taking one day at a time to
discover the real us. We learn how to unburdening ourselves of the concepts and
restraints of others, and truly become who we want to be.
From a very early age the author knew she had a strong
affinity with the spirit world and animals. Her work has enabled her to
recognise these gifts and her strength of character has led her to write her
books. In fact her first published novel, How I Became a Dragon was inspired by
her experiences whilst working in the Republic of Congo as Project Director for
the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in the Sangha Tri-National landscape.
However, as she points out, if you are searching for God and
enlightenment, it is not hidden in these pages. The purpose of this book is to,
through telling her story, and talking about poignant moments in her life,
which have opened her eyes to her true self, she hopes to inspire her readers to
do the same.
To aid in this, the book’s chapters focus on life
experiences and at the end of each there is the opportunity for the reader to
express their thoughts and experiences on each topic on the activity pages.
These pages eventually combined to reveal their own unique journey. However,
the author is keen to point out, our journey does not end there, because life
is a continual adventure and the quest to discover new things about ourselves is
constantly evolving each and every day.
In Conclusion: This book contains the key to opening your own mind into the possibilities which await you. Within, the author gives her reader the tools they require to move forward positively, with true self-belief, and the knowledge that they are 100% in control.
About the Author:
Suzanne Mondoux: A Voice For Animals Explorer, Environmental Professional, Author.
French Canadian-born author and environmentally-conscious mining manager Suzanne Mondoux is dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment. “I am passionate about the well-being of animals.” In the Republic of Congo she wrote about her work with elephants. “The title of my first book ‘How I Became a Dragon’ refers to the tusks of elephants killed for the ivory that arrives in China, where the dragon is synonymous with Chinese culture.”
Mondoux wrote her second novel while working the Rep of Guinea – Her second novel ‘Tragedy of the Moth’. Since then she has published The Adventures of Anuk: the first leap, and Anuk: book of words, and children series colouring and activity books (10) – I Believe series. She continues to work in Africa doing Biodiversity work.
Having already lost some weight, but desperately needing to lose more, I was immediately drawn to this book’s title, and once I started reading it, I was hooked!
Gemma Dale writes her frank book from personal experience, or should I say experiences which she (sometimes bravely) shares no-holds-barred with her readers. She connects with them on every level, and it is refreshing, or perhaps worrying to discover that my thoughts and cunning sabotages aren’t unique to me, she has experienced them too!
From the very beginning, when she explains where she came from four years previous, weight wise, and emotionally, warts and all, her readers are made to feel quite at home. Her experiences as a ‘fatty’ whether in photos, comments, or occasions, are such that most of us who have been there can relate to.
From there she goes on to dispel some of the weight loss and diet plan myths, and explain that the simple fact is it is calories in v exercise which is the real ‘secret’ to losing weight.
She honestly admits that sometimes she doesn’t feel like exercise, and that there really is ‘no excuse’ for not being able to fit it in, “If you want something you will find a way, if not you will find an excuse.” This comment is so true that I have in fact put it as my screensaver, just in case I find it convenient to forget.
I so loved reading the content of this book, it is inspiring and so refreshing to read, especially since at the end she admits to not being perfect. I’ve even straight away downloaded her book ‘Be Your Own Wellbeing Coach,’ so motivated I feel from her words.
If you want motivation for your own weight loss journey, want to read a very human story, and have a laugh whilst learning some solid home truths about how we sabotage ourselves, or you just want a good read, then this is the book for you.
Keep this book close to your heart and it will be its protection for life, both physically and mentally.
Everyone, young, old, fit or unfit, will benefit greatly
from reading this eye-opening book by Richard Ruhling, MD. Now retired, he
graduated from Loma Linda University in California, and has a Master’s Degree
in Public Health, is board-certified in Internal Health, and also was trained
in cardiology before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda.
However, it was life experiences, and reading studies by the
longevity and nutritionist Nathan Pritikin, who extolled the virtues of eating
a low-fat, high-fibre diet, and other then revolutionary health professionals,
which inspired him to change his lifestyle. It wasn’t long before the virtues
these changes bought about were evident to him, and he was compelled to share
these findings with others.
The emphasis is on you taking control of what you eat. It is
your choice to make sure that you eat good quality, whole grain food, and
plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to keep you in the best health possible.
Then on the flip side, he explains the dangers of consuming meat and fish. The
sources of their hidden toxins are exposed, and these findings enable the
reader to study the evidence for themselves, and realize how detrimental to
health they are. These toxins will silently ravage the body, and eventually
destroy us physically, in the manifestation of the terrible diseases such as
diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer, which are now common in our society.
He also looks as smoking, and alcohol, examines their impact
on our bodies and mental wellbeing, then offers helpful advice on how it is
possible to overcome them.
As I read through the book I quickly realized how important
the teachings of the scriptures are to the author. His faith and knowledge of the
teachings, along with scientific findings, videos and article links, are used
to provide powerful pointers, accentuating for the reader the important part
they play in achieving total mind and body health.
In the latter part of the book, he examines in more depth
the importance of a strong foundation of loving Christian family for children’s
life is important, and that on these foundations a caring and humanitarian life
can be sought.
In conclusion, in writing this book the author has quintessentially given his readers the tools they require, through examples and links, to take their destiny in their own hands and live a better and healthier life, however only they can do it.
About the Author:
At five years of age, Richard Ruhling told his father, “I want to be what you are, but why aren’t you a fireman?” So his dad took him on house calls in south St. Louis and his son saw that being a doctor was okay and people were appreciative.
After his MD and MPH, Ruhling taught Health Science at Loma Linda University which was gifted $40 million to learn why Seventh-day Adventists lived about seven years longer than their neighbors. Ruhling claims it’s what people eat that makes the body healthy or sick and most diseases are reversible if we are willing to eat more like vegans.
Ruhling agrees with Dr. Carson that Obamacare is the worse thing since slavery. His book, Why You Shouldn’t Ask Your Doctor, offers insights on eating as an obscure cause of many health issues because of delayed reactions. During yearly physicals, several executives told him that sugar, cheese or meat bothered their joints, but it’s not so easily seen by most people.
While teaching in the mid-70’s, Ruhling visited Pritikin’s Longevity Center and saw him reversing heart disease, high blood pressure and Type II diabetes with a low fat, low cholesterol diet and exercise, and his patients did better than those who took prescription drugs, but the American Heart & American Diabetic Associations did nothing to help Pritikin–no money in it for them!
Ruhling’s wife died from another MD’s prescription for a urinary infection and Ruhling visited US senators with medical literature showing that prescription drugs are a leading cause of illness and death. One senator said, “You are wasting your time–they own us,” speaking of drug company donations to their re-election campaigns.
Attending a non-denominational church, Ruhling asked the pastor if he could teach a class on prophecy. The pastor suggested that Ruhling go to the Adventist Church where they were more interested in prophecy. Ruhling didn’t tell him that he had attended an Adventist high school, college and medical school with Bible classes every semester, but he now had some differences with all denominations.
For example, he had a book submitted to Baker Book House before 9-11 saying the US would go to war with Iraq and Iran, based on Gabriel telling Daniel (8:17), his vision was for the end-times. Three verses later it explains the ram’s horns were the Medes & Persians. Now they are Iraq and Iran, but no denomination teaches this. More on this at IslamUSinProphecy.wordpress.com
Ruhling’s best selling Alpha & Omega Bible Code is based on the concept that where we find a word or phrase is first used in the Bible, it often has a meaning or context for the end-time because Christ is the Alpha & Omega, the First and the Last, and He is also the Word with a consistent meaning. His Kindle books are $2.99 and have mostly 4-5 star reviews.
His latest book, Turkey Soup for People who are Chicken about End-Times is subtitled, How 9-11 Points US to Judgment in 2019. It shows how judgment fell on Egypt for killing Israelite babies and how the US has aborted 60 million and enslaved most people in substance abuse and negative lifestyles. Christ said, “when you see Jerusalem compassed with armies” and we should see that sign this coming April, the month of Passover. A sudden calamity as in Egypt is expected like when God took Israel to a covenant and said, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14 and the book offers insights to Christ’s wedding parables, not a rapture!
About the Book:
Richard Ruhling, MD graduated from Loma Linda University, a community featured in National Geographic (11/05) as the only ‘Blue Zone’ for health in N America. After a Master’s Degree in Public Health, he got Internal Medicine and was board-certified, also getting Cardiology training before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda. While there, National Institutes of Health was funding his school $40 million to learn why the community lived 7-11 years longer than other non-smoking groups. It’s about eating habits, which is an important aspect of this book.
At a cardiology convention, Ruhling heard Pritikin report how his diet helped reversed most diseases and 85% of patients got off drugs for blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. This was an awakening to real healthcare…
Medical care is not healthcare; it’s the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Adverse Drug Reactions make medical care the leading cause of death, but the media doesn’t report it, preferring to do ad$ for drug companies.
Ruhling confirms a UCLA study by Dr. Breslow that 7 health habits give a 30-year advantage over people who break all the rules. Health is a by-product of obedience to laws of the body.
Ball games are often won or lost in the last plays of the game. The game of life is similar–if we depend on drugs to relieve symptoms, we may die sooner or end in a nursing home where the average number of prescriptions are 9-13 and people are so spaced out they can stand in the hallway, filling they diaper and think everything is ok. We don’t have to go that way.
This book shows how food can be your best medicine and most diseases are reversible. This can empower us to be the captain of our own ship in important dimension of health.
Health, Happiness & Destiny Come from Wise Choices–Follow Me to a Better Life! Richard Ruhling, MD
So, you like I wonder, what is a Z-isms? Well Z-ism is “A
personal insight, wit or experience one shares to positively impact the lives
of as many people as possible to leap beyond limits.” This is what the author
Matt Zinman defines it as, and this is what he has achieved in this
inspirational book. He has called upon his various life experiences, and those
of others, given guidelines, and inspired his readers to begin a new chapter of
life, armed with the tools needed to achieve success.
In order to write this motivational piece he asked himself
what he wished his younger self would have known, what life lessons he had
learnt which others would benefit from knowing, and lastly what lessons could
he take forwards and use as a guide to living his best life?
Upon reflection on these things this book was born, and
throughout writing it the author has not only examined his life experiences but
also candidly laid before his readers the impact they have had on him. In
becoming the man he is today he realised that he had a burning need and passion
for these experiences to be shared, and that the lessons learnt could help
others to achieve their full potential.
By identifying people either as Spiders or those who get
caught in their webs, he encourages us to examine the type of person we, and
those we surround ourselves are. Then he offers advice on how to improve
ourselves, fulfil our dreams, be aware of our shortcomings, and yet be
sensitive to others. He provides all the inspiration and motivation which is
needed to become who we really want to be, teaching us how to build and
reinforce confidence, and instilling in us the importance of a healthy
lifestyle, exercising, sleeping, and eating well.
In doing these things, Matt Zinman encourages his readers to
improve themselves, and their world, go forward positively and make the
changes. He also encourages us to call upon our own experiences to strengthen
our resolve and listen to our gut instincts.
To facilitate this, in the final chapter he sets down a
formula for success which he suggests is instigated in bite sized chunks, and
worked upon to make our dreams and aspirations come to fruition.
In writing this book Matt Zinman has provided each and every one of his readers with a blue print for success, both in business, and in life, it is now up to us to embrace it. Highly recommended!
About the Author:
Matt Zinman is a personal success trainer whose varied experiences as an entrepreneur, athlete, single parent, caretaker, consultant and nonprofit founder drive him to be a difference-maker and positively impact as many people as possible.
In addition to his earned insights about self-discovery, relationships, mindfulness and life enrichment, Matt is CEO of The Internship Institute, which he established in 2007 to bridge the gap between education and employment while cultivating opportunity for students, veterans, businesses, nonprofits and communities. The organization enables students to gain essential work skills and provides employers with the know-how and resources to “Make Experience Matter.”
About the Book:
Z-isms [Zee-iz-umz] (Noun) Pearls of wisdom, original wit or personal experience shared to positively impact as many people as possible; Insights to Live By.
What do you wish your younger self knew? What life lessons would you share to benefit others? These are among the core questions Matt Zinman poses as inspiration to provide readers with insightful guidance to create and live their best life.
Richly authentic, deeply personal and highly motivating, Z-isms offers new ways to better ourselves, our experiences and our encounters. Matt keeps it casual, as though in private conversation with readers, freely sharing life experiences that are essential to overcoming the common challenges we all face.
Z-isms also offers practical tools like the Self-Care Report Card and an adaptable Life Enrichment Action Plan (LEAP) that deliver on its purpose.
What do you wish your younger self knew? What life lessons would you share to benefit others? These are among the core questions Matt Zinman posed as inspiration to provide readers with insightful guidance to create and live their best life, along with practical tools like the Self-Care Report Card and a Life Enrichment Action Plan (LEAP).
Richly authentic, deeply personal and highly motivating, Z-isms offers new ways to better ourselves, our experiences and our encounters. Matt keeps it casual, as though in private conversation with readers, freely sharing his own life experiences and challenges.
It’s impossible to read this book and not be better for it.
Essential Reading on how to maximize your personal potential.
Joey L. Dowdy, or Dr. Dance, is a talented Choreographer who has worked with famous names such as the Backstreet Boys and Take Five. He is also an International Performer, Fitness Motivator, Writer, Host, Artistic Director, Producer, Author, and founder of “World Dance Grove & Get Up & Groove Entertainment.” He brings his unique zest for life, and rhythm to life for his readers in this, his latest inspirational new book.
In it, he asks his readers “Are you tired of living a life that’s going nowhere? If you’ve been down for too long or have you lost your life’s rhythm?”
I for one answered yes. Like many my life was set in a hopeless rut. The New Year had past and as usual, it brought forth the usual resolutions from me. I would take more care of myself, take control of my life, variations on the same promises I have been making to myself for years, and then as the year goes by, I tried starting every new Monday. However, the truth is, I didn’t have any idea how to change.
That was until the title of this well written and motivational book took my eye. Within, I discovered were the answers which I needed to set myself free. Reading it I have discovered how to find my own self-worth, and come to terms with the fact that it is okay to think of myself as a very important person, instead of putting others first all the time, something which as a wife, mother and grandmother doesn’t come naturally.
How did this happen? Well, I discovered it through the author sharing his life stories and experiences with me. Reading about his passion for dance, the industry, people, and his absolute determination to succeed has been a real inspiration. Despite setbacks, and embracing challenges, with humor, and strength of character, he has not only succeeded, but inspired others. His life, like all of us, has been a learning curve, he has learnt and grown, and he, in turn, provides us with the tools we need to pick ourselves up, realize that no-one is perfect, and live our lives reaching our full potential. It won’t be easy, as he says, after all, there is “No Gain, Without Pain,” but you can do it!
In conclusion: Joey L. Dowdy is an inspiration, a self-made man who has worked and battled to get to where he is. This hard work and dedication he shares with his readers, not only inspiring within them the faith that they can be who they dream of, but also by then giving them the tools with which to achieve their own success.
A truly inspiring and amusing guide to hiking the Camino de Santiago.
Confession time, I brought this book because I am longing to hike the Camino de Santiago and I wanted a honest to goodness, personal opinion of what it is really like to do this amazing walk.
I couldn’t have chosen a better book. The author Scott Bell somehow manages to encourage his readers to participate in the Camino whilst giving a warts ‘n all, no holds barred account of his own journey.
Scott starting his adventure at Saint Pied du Port in southern France, although there are various starting points. As we walk this beautiful, historical, journey with him he not only honestly gives his opinions on the sheer physical and mental strain which is put on the body, but he then offers advice on how to overcome them.
Of course on such a long route, accommodation is also very important, and the author discusses the various types of accommodation available, and the pros and cons of each, including some nasty little critters.
For some people the Camino is a spiritual journey, for others it gives them the time to find themselves, some are youth groups, friends, and others are families. During his travels he met and befriended many people from across the world, each with their own story, and reason for doing the Camino, and so human interest stories abound throughout the book.
The one overwhelming thing about this book is that it is truly one man’s journey, recounted with the purpose of helping others discover not only what they will need to undertake it, but also what they don’t need. The size of your backpack and weightiness of unnecessary gear is discussed and recommendations given by the self-named ‘snail’ of the route.
As the author says, the Camino de Santiago is different for each person, and during their journey that person will discover things about themselves they never knew before.
I found this book totally enthralling, and reading it, the author has inspired me to walk my own Camino when I can. I have to say though that even if you have no intention of doing the Camino, this book is jam packed with wonderful information about the villages and landscapes which the walk goes through and it is littered with historically interesting facts. – Highly Recommended!
About the Book:
So you’re thinking about walking the Camino de Santiago? Congratulations! This is the book you’re looking for.
This is not your typical travel guide. You won’t find lists of all the towns along the Camino, distances between them, recommended restaurants, tourist must-sees, yadda, yadda, yadda. There are plenty of good Camino guidebooks and apps out there for that. Nor is this a novel, diary, spiritual journal or reference manual. It is some of each… and a lot more!
Here you’ll find advice to enhance YOUR Camino. Practical stuff, like what to pack. What NOT to pack! Tips to keep you safe and healthy. Advice about carrying money. Key Spanish phrases. Stories to entertain you. I keep it light, I keep it simple, and I keep it real.
My experiences and insights on the Camino Francés will help prepare you for the Camino. But I don’t just want to prepare you to walk the Camino… I want to inspire you! My stories, after all, are MY stories, and my experiences are MY experiences. Your job is to get out there and create your own.
What an intriguing title, I thought, and then I started to read…
Coach and author John Holley Jr. delivers his inspirational message through a unique and totally captivating story, that of the life and training of a circus Elephant.
How strange, I hear you say, yes, but it works so well. The messages the book contains are explained clearly and so interesting that it held my attention right from the start.
Whatever your goal, whether you want to take control of your life, emotions, body, finances, or in your relationships this book gives you the power to succeed. It contains well written advice, a wealth of inspirational stories, and examples of people throughout history who have turned the tide on themselves, sometimes against incredible odds.
The author has given you the power and inspiration you need and armed with this book, the rest is up to you.
About the Author: Coach, speaker and author John Holley Jr. (some of you may know him as @CoachJohnHolley) was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He is probably better known as a motivational/self-help author (Circus Elephant), but his love of poetry and romance novels played a part in him writing Situationships. John being a single man who has never been married, has been through his fare share of relationships and knew there are so many people who can relate.
About the Book: Circus Elephant contains proven steps to realizing how powerful you truly are. Coach and author John Holley Jr. shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.
You are invited to share in this short story collection of inspiration. Circus Elephant teaches lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to take control of your life and harness the power that shapes your destiny. This book might just very well serve to be the inspiration for you to kick start your journey towards greatness.
Teaches the importance of finding examples of greatness
Advises you that it will be difficult, but you’ll be better for it
Explains why you should surround yourself with the right people
Informs you on the significance of patience
Proves there is so much power in never giving up
The goal of
Circus Elephant is to convince readers that they are
powerful beyond measure
and to motivate them to take charge of their own lives. These stories are bound to be examples and serve as encouragement and a catalyst for those who are in need.
Well if you’re wanting to become successful and looking for the way how, then I can’t think of anything better than this book.
Jerome “Jay” Isip is the author, and he gives the reader in this eye opening book, not only the tools to succeed in business and life, but also delivers a short sharp wakeup call to those who think that they might have already been trying.
I really loved this book because it is written from ‘real life’ experience, it doesn’t assume that the reader wants to spend hours at university or already has a degree. Neither does it suggest in any way the fact that it is necessary to have done both these things to get anywhere in life – how refreshing in this day and age! In his defence, I have to say, right here and now that the author does not criticize those who go down this path and acknowledges that for some professions these qualifications are necessary; however, this book looks at the opportunities there are for people who could not, or have not, either by choice or circumstance followed this path and yet still want to succeed.
In this very frank and straight talking book, the author uses his life, in many ways as an example of what not to do, and then shares with the readers how he managed to change the situations he found himself in, turning negatives into positives. A very important part of this book, is that he explains to the reader how to develop and use a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), and how with the use of positive affirmation it is possible to literally change your life. With a positive mental attitude nothing is impossible, and if you embrace the concept of positive affirmation you can feel invincible.
The really empowering thing about reading this book is, that he explains how your life and your ability to succeed is entirely in your hands, no-one else’s yours. All the way through you are given examples and encouraged to look inside yourself to succeed. Written with a no holds barred and a brutally honest attitude, the author enables you to see that any hurdles in your way are yours of the making, and brushes away any excuses you may feel like giving.
If you want to succeed in a career and/or your personal life this book is ideal for self-motivation. Written from first-hand experience, this is the most inspirational book I have ever read. The author’s ability to inspire is amazing, and as soon as I started it I could feel myself becoming empowered by his words.
10 Stacks To Success is this generation’s guide to understanding that there are no limits,” explains Isip. “Unleashing the power of your own creativity can be a challenge. But there is nothing more rewarding that rediscovering all of the potential you have had inside of you the whole time. More confidence, more understanding and more freedom than ever are yours for the taking. My book is the starting point for the lifestyle of your dreams.”
Isip says his book is especially important for people who are stuck in neutral and need inspiration and direction to discover their unique purpose in life.
Amazon Top 50 Reviewer Grady Harp says of 10 Stacks To Success that “He challenges us in a very positive but stern manner, inserts enough bawdy humor to keeps us turning the pages, and in the end makes us realize that Jay Isip really cares that we become what our potential suggests.”
About Jerome “Jay” IsipA native of Belleville, NJ, and Filipino by birth, Jay Isip was a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter for 12 years, teaches a barbering class and operates a men’s salon, owns a fitness facility, investment relations firm, and is an app developer. The last goal he achieved as a measure of success was to write a book, 10 Stacks To Success, which was released in November 2014. For more information and to view the book trailer visit the author’s website: www.10StacksToSuccess.com
This book’s title caught my attention, I’d never really thought of my failure to carry through with things in the terms of self sabotage, but now I can see it is.
Written from firsthand experience, this author has, in the past overcome a myriad of problems.
In her frank way Erica opens up enabling us to understand how her problems arose in the first place, she then gives us the opportunity to discover the path she took to overcoming the hurdles, which we all use to self sabotage.
Within this very readable book are a series of strategies she has successfully used, explained in a way, which is easy to understand and put into practice anywhere.
I for one will be applying some of them in the future; after all I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Walter Jacobson has, in this book produced a clear recipe for self-help, through helping others.
He teaches us how our negative and cruel actions and comments to others are our subconscious way of sabotaging our attempts at self-healing, fuelling our negative feelings of self-loathing and guilt. He clearly explains how we use others’ misfortune to make excuses for ourselves, and that only by learning to be forgiving and kind to others can we find the way to forgive ourselves.
Clear examples are given of how it is possible to change for the better, helping others in so many ways, and, in return, helping ourselves.
The author has provided a very well thought out formula for self help, which he presents as the Forgiveness Diet.
The Forgiveness Diet, like any diet, is composed of various requirements for balanced healthy daily living. The amounts and composition, of the various constituents are explained in detail. Included, to help in the reinforcement of the diet, are affirmations, mantras, and visualizations. The author discusses dreams, their meanings, and how they can be used in a positive way.
This is no miracle cure. The author suggests the Forgiveness Diet be followed initially for 90 days, that the depth of healing will vary from person to person, and that the changes are for life. He advises how to cope with loved ones who are worried about the new you, and warns that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Eventually, you can progress to the Success Diet, which is an expansion enabling you to embrace your goals and ambitions.
What a perfect title. I feel this book could not fail to change anyone’s life for the better, and implementing the diet would definitely make them a nicer person to others and themselves.