Personal Health

Fever 1793
Fever 1793

Review: The year is 1793, the capital is Philadelphia, and the country is in its infancy. Mattie helps her mother around the house, and in their coffee house, which is the family business. Suddenly, people begin falling ill, and before long an epidemic of the yellow fever has hit the city. Chaos ensues as Mattie is forced to flee with her grandfather. Mattie struggles to stay alive, in the hopes of being reunited with her mother.

Once again, I am enchanted by a fantastic piece of young adult ... Read more

Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.
Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.

Review: OMG I love this book! I have been a yo-yo dieter for over 30 years, endlessly STRUGGLING to reach my weight loss goals. My dream is to reach my goal and then be able to maintain my weight EASILY and EFFORTLESSLY. I have finally found the answer to end my struggling dilemma once and for all! I learned so much from Guise's book about habits and how they are formed not only in the brain, but also in the body! It makes so much sense that the brain and body do not like change, period. Throw a B... Read more

Get Serious
Get Serious

Review: Mike Cernovich says there is useful advice in this book and I believe him because (a) Mike is trustworthy and (b) the author has clearly achieved amazing results (see book cover). The issue for me is that I am now about 20% into the book and have yet to read one actionable piece of advice that I didn't already know.

A book should be like a machine, with no unnecessary parts. The Reader should be enticed to read more with actionable guidance on every new page. This book, however, repeats i... Read more

The Ancient Secret to Longevity - and Life Transformation
The Ancient Secret to Longevity - and Life Transformation

Review: My Teacher shares the enlightening wisdom with pure love and sincerity. This book is not about living to 120 years old but rather living a healthy and happy life with vision, hope and purpose to benefit yourself, your family, your community and humanity. Read more

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant
The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

Review: Most women spend their lives being told how NOT to get pregnant, so when the time comes to achieve the opposite, many of us don't even know where to start! It turned out to be a lot more complicated and harder than I imagined it might be. This book was a great resource for an older mom TTC. It dispelled a lot of myths about age and pregnancy in your 30s and 40s. Well written, and backed up by scientific facts, making it an enjoyable as well as informative read. Read more

The Real Girl's Kitchen
The Real Girl's Kitchen

Review: I had no familiarity with Haylie Duff beyond her role on ND.. I was very happily surprised when I stumbled on this book. It is truly lovely. I am not a recipe girl. I love making up my own recipes, so when I purchase a cookbook- of which I have hundreds- it is for inspiration and aesthetic pleasure... And let me tell you- this book is STUNNING! Coffee table worthy photography. Pure food porn. I don't eat meat except on extremely rare occasions and am very concious of how often I eat dairy or egg... Read more

and Purpose - Live Fearless - A Call to Power
and Purpose - Live Fearless - A Call to Power

Review: As a person who struggles with severe depression, chronic exhaustion, this book was a welcome respite from reality. This book was inspiration and hope in my darkest hour. I found it comforting and uplifting. Even if you don't believe in religion or just need to know you matter, this book is what you need. Sadie reminds us to be fearless and love ourselves, to be kind, caring, loving...no matter how small the promoting...to listen to your heart. To know your own worth in God's eyes and your own.... Read more

I Feel Bad About My Neck
I Feel Bad About My Neck

Review: Nora Ephron's collection of essays, "I Feel Bad About My Neck" was published (I think) in 2006 and I just got around to reading it. Such is the length of my reading list. I'm from Nora's generation and she resonates with me. It takes no time to read and is so funny and insightful and droll, I'll go back and re-read some of essays, keep them around for reference. All are good. My least-favorite was "I Feel Bad About My Neck." Otherwise I might have clicked on the fifth star. Read more

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make - Updated for the Digital Age
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make - Updated for the Digital Age

Review: I highly recommend this book for teens. It is filled with great information and advice, and is written in a way that teens will learn a lot and enjoy it at the same time!! As Sean Covey would say, it is a WIN WIN situation! Read more

Challenger Deep
Challenger Deep

Review: 4.5 stars

The book starts out very disconnected. There is a lot to take in. You have to spend some time with the book to figuring things out. It helps to know a little about the book is prior to delving in: it’s a first-person account of a teenage boy’s descent into mental illness. In the first few chapters, you will find that Caden is experiencing hallucinations and is having a difficult time discerning between those and reality.

The chapters seem so incohesive but the effect ... Read more

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