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141. The Way of the Wizard: Twenty
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141. The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
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Asin: 051770434X
Catlog: Book (1995-12-26)
Publisher: Harmony
Sales Rank: 35558
Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
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The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and Ageless Body, Timeless Mind now presents a guide to using spiritual alchemy for awakening the magic in everyday life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply a wonderful stroy of myth and magic.
Becoming a Wizard isn't a process it's a journey. An awakening. I have expereinced a letting go and a change that I can only describe as magical. The words and thoughts that are on these pages are both mystical and transdescent. When the student is ready the teacher will appear, and when the teacher is ready the Master will appear, and when the Master is complete he will look no further because he will have arrived at the beginning and realized that he was a Wizard all along. This will happen to some of us sooner than others. There is no race, and no reward for the one who gets here first. There is plenty of room for all, and when we realize this truth, Ego leaves us and what we are left with is our spirit. This book will help you discover these insights.....

4-0 out of 5 stars Definitely My Way!
There has been a considerable flux of new yet ancient thought coming in at this time of the century that would challenge the current prevalent school of thought of the 1950's where I was planted. Because Deepak is a contemporary, he succeeds well in conveying the otherwise intangible stuff with such literary skill. His use of two narratives, the wizard and the apprentice is a wonderful way to guide us in our lessons throughout this book. Each chapter is a thorough lesson so it leaves me more than satisfied from a casual and light reading during my breaks. Deepak is a most gentle Master! This is my favorite of all his books!

5-0 out of 5 stars Empowering
This book shares how each of us contain seeds of awarness containing our own divinity. Everyone possesses an internal power to co-create in the world of form...a path born of choices. Inside is are inspiring visions and inclinations allowing a person to be filled with desires and intentions enabling us to discover who we really are.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
Bing a LoTR/Arthurian fan, I thought this book might be interesting. Basically, the author's theory is that humans can become like Q from Star Trek through sheer willpower. That's not possible. I know when I was a kid and saw ST: TNG for the first time, I wished I was a Q. I'm not one. That may eventually be possible through evolution, but that'll take thousands of years. He also says that wizards are beyond good & evil. That's misleading at best, cultlike at worst. No one on Earth is beyond good & evil, no matter how much we would like to be.

While I don't agree with all of the author's ideas, there is wisdom to be found here. Also, if you want to read this as pure fiction, the prose is decently written.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect ... for those who are ready ...
I have been reading and studying works of theology, spirituality, philosophy and mysticism for over twenty years, following my own path and doing my best to discern truth from the writings of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and other backgrounds. I have a library of treasured works that have helped me along a journey that has taken me from a time of profound confusion, doubt, dread, depression, anxiety and pain to a life of pervasive peace, consistent joy and ever growing love.

In that vast library of works, many of the books I've read I considered great ... exceptionally well suited to guide me through the particular phase of life through which I was going ... but NO book I've EVER read was MORE PERFECTLY written for where I am now in my life than The Way of the Wizard.

Having been on this journey as long as I have, I can see how this work would seem fluffy and insubstantial to many and perhaps even most people who would read it. Had it been around for me to pick up 20 or even 10 years ago, I'm quite certain I wouldn't have understood it much or considered it profound. But when I finished reading this book for the first time (which I did in one sitting), it was as if the book had been written specifically for me. It rang so true to the precise experience of life I've had for the past several decades that at points I laughed out loud from the pure joy of recognition.

Others have written about the contents of this book ... I've chosen to address the way it left me feeling. There are those of you out there for whom that will be the more telling review. You know who you are. ... Read more

142. The Andrew Weil Audio Collection: Breathing: The Masterkey to Self Healing/Meditation for Optimum Health
by Andrew Weil, Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Asin: 1564559491
Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 48599
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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When Andrew Weil speaks – America listens. Now Dr. Weil’s most important original audio titles – and Publishers Weekly bestsellers – are available in one convenient slipcased edition, in The Andrew Weil Audio Collection. Listeners love these helpful "housecalls" on audio from this trusted physician and authority on self-healing! The Andrew Weil Audio Collection includes these full length sessions:

Meditation for Optimum Health – with Jon Kabat-Zinn. An easy-to-follow introduction that makes it simple to enjoy the life-changing benefits of meditation. By learning to concentrate the power of attention through daily practice, listeners can harness the full potential of their minds, to enrich every dimension of daily experience. Step-by-step instructions cover four complete meditations.

Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing – A complete course of eight breathing exercises that Dr. Andrew Weil uses in his own life, and has prescribed to hundreds of patients over the past two decades. Useful for increasing energy, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, and beating anxiety disorders naturally. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars star
This may not seem important to some who don't take their health seriously.
Both of these programs are only as good as the user.
The breathing exercises are a great preparation for the meditation CD and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn to meditate.

Dr. Weil has done more for Natural Medicine than anyone in quite some time because he bases his claims in science

1-0 out of 5 stars Unprofessional production
Learn to breathe! It's very, very important.
I achieve much relaxation when i Stop. Concentrate. Breathe Deeply. Learning how is important, too.
But this set of tapes is poorly done.
The first tape is sales, WHY you should learn to breathe,
and what the benefits are. I already have the tape, i'm sold.
Please stop selling.

The second tape is laughable. The author fills the tape with minutes of dead space as we 'breathe together'. The author will say "Here's a breathing exercise. Let's try it." The explanation of how to do the exercise takes 1 minute. Then, there is 2 minutes of silence.
This happens quite often. The 2nd side of the 2nd tape has 5 minutes of new-age flute music, to get you in the mood.

For me, this book didn't work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Meditation with your feet on the ground.
As a first step into meditation, I would strongly recommend listening to these tapes. The first 90 minutes is a clear explanation by first Weil, but mostly Jon Kabat Zinn, on the best way of understanding meditation, what it can do for your life and your health. Then follows a 45 minute guided meditation on watching the breath. I have purchased many books on Buddhism, meditation or yoga. Jon Kabat Zinn, who also wrote the brilliant book Full Catastrophe Living, is along with Thich Nhat Hahn, my favourite writer. Kabat Zinn is particularly good at explaining meditation as a way of working with problems, rather than wishing them away. The focus with Kabat Zinn is on accepting your experience, opening yourself up to it, seeing how pain is there, but it is not you, on living fully- mindfully not mindlessly. He is great for people who suffer pains, physical or emotional. I think this tape is a perfect introduction to meditation as a way of healing the heart. ... Read more

143. Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (Wise Woman Herbal Series, Book 4)
by Susun S. Weed
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Asin: 0961462078
Catlog: Book (1996-01-01)
Publisher: Ash Tree Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Designed to be a resource for both women who want to maintain breast health and those who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way draws on "women's wisdom," or the inner knowledge often ignored by modern medicine, as a powerful tool for healing. Author Susun Weed proposes an anticancer lifestyle, and, if cancer does enter the picture, a six-step plan for healing (sleep is at zero, or "Do Nothing"; surgery is number six, which she terms "Break and Enter"), with various complementary healing techniques included throughout.

Weed is careful to point out that supplements and herbs can hurt as much as they can help, and she lists several alternative-medicine techniques that should be avoided no matter what. The steps she does recommend--from herbal oils for breast massage to help detect lumps early to the herbs milk thistle, dandelion, and burdock for women with liver damage from tamoxifen--are explained clearly, sometimes with fascinating quotes from centuries-old books on healing.

Weed will draw ire from some readers for recommending that mammograms be avoided. She says they tend to squeeze cancer cells into the bloodstream and can't detect cancer until it's metastatic, which are reasons enough to not have them, and adds that women would be better off by making her suggested anticancer lifestyle changes, paying more attention to their breasts, and performing regular self-exams.

The warnings about the dangers of electromagnetic fields, exposure to estrogen, and organochlorides from plastics may frighten some, but Weed means to enlighten and empower. She dedicates the book to environmentalist and Silent Spring author Rachel Carson and poet Audre Lorde, who both died of breast cancer. Extensive herbal resources, a solid glossary, and a thorough index are included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books on the Market!
Whether you or perhaps a friend or family member have had breast cancer, or you are a woman, period, this is a book you should have in your personal library. Author Susun Weed brings you every step of the way in breast health, which modern medicines and practitioners tend to either ignore or not explore.

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way is the first step to wellness and staying healthy. Author Susun Weed has certainly done her homework, with research and a natural lifestyle. She begins with a small personal story and the awakening from it, which leads to the disclosure of her anti-cancer lifestyle, a one page insight of balance and harmony, then ends this section with a how-to on using this book, about herbs and their dangers.

She begins her chapters with the statistics of breast cancer and how they make her feel, how it makes us all feel. She leaves nothing out with her research with complete scientific data and what is accepted in the medical society and what may be likely but not proven. She explores every angle in a not so easy subject.

Moving on to "Can Foods Prevent Cancer?" Again she has done her homework and provided a wealth of information on anti cancer foods, she explores foods, herbs, oils, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. In "Taking Our Breasts into Our Own Hands, Breast Self Massage", Ms. Weed goes far beyond just the how-to that we so often get from our Doctors and clinics, thoroughly discussing the many aspects of self-breast exam, including an extensive list and uses of different oils.

As you make your way to the following chapters, you begin to expect much more from her. This is exactly what she gives you! With "Building Powerful Immunity, Journey to the Wise Healer Within", " Mammograms -Who Needs Them?" and the last of the first Section "There's a Lump in my Breast!", she brings you completely full circle as she delves into each of these subjects.

Section two has some of the scariest of topics, but the author gently eases your anxiety as if she is right beside you holding your hand, letting you know you are not alone by exploring every aspect of having Breast Cancer. From "What is Breast Cancer? The Diagnosis", dealing with your emotional state, to "Choosing Surgery Questions to Ask," the topics just continue to flow to give you a complete in-depth exploration, with recipes, suggestions and what to expect no matter what you decide. She gives you extensive resource lists on just about every topic. This book is not a get healed fast pill, but instead an exploratory journey, on one of the most feared and extended taboo subjects in our time. Through it all Susun reminds you; this is Your Life, take control!

Hail to Susun Weed who has brought the light in an age of darkness with this book! Every Clinic, Gynecologist and Oncologist worth their weight should read, then recommend "Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way," to all their patients. I give this wonderful archive of information my highest of recommendations!

M.L. Benton,

5-0 out of 5 stars An empowering, well-researched book.
Finally a book that gives women practical direction on how to facilitate breast health and how to deal with suspicious lumps. The medical community offers us mammograms and biopsies, but the gaps between these procedures are often filled with agonizing uncertainty for most women. Thank you Ms. Weed, for giving us the information we have so desperately needed to be able channel our energies into strengthening our bodies and empowering our spirits.

1-0 out of 5 stars a misguided approach to a serious disease with mistatements
There may be some useful information in this book but her statements about mammograms pushing cancer cells into other parts of the body have no validity and no scientific proof. She is promoting some dangerous thinking that ignores the advances that have been made in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Do not let this be the only book you read on the subject!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a must read for women and girls!
Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way by Susun Weed is a significant contribution to the state of women's health. She has woven statistics, research results, myths and facts into a fabric that is warm and inviting. Her style of injecting motherly and grandmotherly wisdom while sharing facts is very effective. She certainly helped me to accept that breast health is important and more than correct brassiere fitting. I received the book from a friend a few days after I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I curled up with the book and read for hours, absorbing the spiritual soothing of the letters from the "grandmothers". I was challenged to rethink what I had already experienced and where I should step next. For instance had I read Weed's book prior to the diagnostic tests, I would not have submitted to a mammogram, clearly less than six months after a previous one. I would have requested an ultrasound, since the fact of the lump had already been established. The book encouraged me to slow down and think about optons and my direction. It made me know that I was not foolish in thinking that I could choose a way that would enhance my natural healing capacities rather than compromise them. It has been invaluable as a resource during my journey.The cancer-free lifestyle outline was formidable and empowering. The levels and types of breast cancer that Weed explained equipped me to understand pathology reports and information given in consultations with surgeons and oncologists. I realized gaps in nutritional information, since I was not aware of the many cancer-fighting foods and enzymes. The book encouraged me to reassess my eating habits and to become more serious about my diet. Weed also very ably handles the existing options for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Although she is very clearly a proponent of holistic approaches to healing, she makes the women who would choose the conventional approaches know that their decisions are personal and to be respected. There is no intense politicizing of the issues such that women will feel ashamed or less than courageous if they select the usually recommended course of treatment. She is an advocate for wise behavior on the part of women. Weed has achieved an important goal by writing a book that is womanish, informative, challenging and timely. I agree with her concern that in the next century people will look back and consider our conventional way of treating breast cancer to be barbaric.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is highly recommended to all women.
Every woman should read this book, most definitely so if you have cancer. The positive and very well researched suggestions for a healthy lifestyle by a very experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate herbalist will improve the quality of anyone's life and health. Many are easy to incorporate, even pleasurable. There is something here for everyone, and if you do have cancer, there is no better place you could turn. The recommended reading list is excellent. The ideas presented will strengthen you, soothe you, help you withstand the effects of chemotherapy and strengthen your immune system to help your own body fight the cancer. No dangerous remedies here. All very safe and gentle (with appropriate warnings and toxicities mentioned in the few cases where appropriate). Very effective ideas. Any of us can benefit by strengthening our immune systems and by avoiding toxic substances. ... Read more

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona
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Asin: 0684802716
Catlog: Book (1997-02-18)
Publisher: Scribner
Sales Rank: 618734
Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
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Inspired by his Cherokee grandmother's healing ceremonies, Lewis Mehl-Madrona enlightens readers to "alternative" paths to recovery and health. Coyote Medicine isn't about eschewing Western medicine when it's effective, but about finding other answers when medicine fails: for chronic sufferers, patients not responding to medication, or "terminal" cases that doctors have given up on. In the story of one doctor's remarkable initiation into alternative ways to spiritual and physical health, Coyote Medicine provides the key to untapped healing methods available today. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Clear, honest sharing of Native American spirituality.
This is THE best book on Native American spirituality I have ever read. Lewis Mehl-Medrano did an excellent job of sharing his autobiographical experiences as a "half-breed" in learning the spirituality of his family in a way that was relevant to those readers unfamiliar with N.A. spirituality. His presentation was refreshingly non-New Age in an honest, clearly written description of Native American healing beliefs and practices juxtaposed with his training and experiences as a western-trained medical doctor. The book was inspirational without being syrupy or lecturing. I truly enjoyed this book and will read it again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading on Holistic Medicine
This book blew me away. I have reread much of it so many times and bought multiple copies for friends. I have filled the margins of my copy with notes and filled notebooks with essays and thoughts inspired by Dr. Mehl-Madrona's book. It is nothing short of miraculous itself, in addition to describing medical miracles and how they are brought about by spiritual intervention and Native American healing.

A child prodigy, Lewis Mehl-Madrona hitchhiked to a local college while still in high school, read philosophy science voraciously and was the youngest peacetime graduate of Stanford Medical School. The more impressive since his childhood was at times difficult.

At medical school, Dr. Mehl-Madrona became interested in shamanic traditions and attended some sweat lodge and tipi ceremonies. Here he encountered otherwordly phenomena such as blue light, sparks, sensorial stimulation and miracle cures in cases that were deemed too far gone by western doctors. Most importantly, Dr. Mehl-Madrona learned how shamans talked to patients, asked questions about their families and lives and spent long periods of time with them. The author learned that shamans tap into the inner healer of the patient, and consider themselves only partially responsible for any cure.

At the same time, Dr. Mehl-Madrona was encountering negligent and dehumanizing healing practices in his western medical pursuits. A few spine-chilling tales display the callousness and arrogance that exists in some hospitals and clinics. One example: two obstetricians made a bet concerning the fastest C-Section birth and the winner, very triumphant at seventeen minutes, accidentally tied something shut in the woman's internal organs. It was fixed and the woman even wrote a letter of thanks to the hospital! Such is the blind and sometimes unjustified trust the public has in the medical establishment.

The book is wonderfully woven with many colorful strands of storytelling. On one level, it is a memoir of Dr. Mehl-Madrona's journey to reconcile his western medical training with holistic and in particular Native American healing. He is part Native American, so this pursuit poignantly reflects his mixed heritage. Poignant because Dr. Mehl-Madrona often felt like an outsider in all areas of his life, as a Native American man, as an American man, as a western doctor and as an aspiring and ultimately successful shaman.

Another strand of his story is the Native American tradition of healing itself, which we discover in almost the same timeframe that he does. We are introduced to the traditional practice of storytelling as a healing technique at the same time that he is. Early in the book, when the doctor is a resident, he is tending a man whose medical condition is exacerbated (and perhaps caused) by his intensely critical nature. A wonderful passage in recounts Dr. Mehl-Madrona's tentative attempt at telling a story to the cynical patient, himself a psychologist, who groans with sarcasm as the story begins. As it continued, he was intrigued, however, and even hazards a guess at the meaning, to which guess the doctor gives an ambiguous confirmation. The great part of this passage is how Dr. Mehl-Madrona successfully enacts the role of enigmatic shaman even though he himself is still unsure of the story's meaning.

Coyote Medicine also discusses the role of the supernatural in shamanic healing, and the perception of magic and nature. For anyone who ever sat in the woods or even on his aparment steps late at night and felt a mystical connection to something unseen and bigger than himself, Coyote Medicine is a kindred spirit.

At one point the author goes on his vision quest and meets his power animals and is given shamanic healing tools. We as readers are present at many important moments in his life, including personal and family struggles (his first wife, according to the book, seemed to wrestle his children away from him and resented his shamanic efforts), professional travails (Dr. Mehl-Madrona's questioning intelligence, sense of dignity for the patient and also his holistic beliefs created friction with several different western medical institutions). When, at the end of the book, the author finds an accepting partner and on a professional level, a venue where he could combine holistic healing with Western, we feel as thought a close friend has triumphed in the face of great odds.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in healing, either for herself or others, and also about finding one's own individual path, as difficult as and untraveled as it might be, but that is true to the traveler.

Many blessings on this book and thank you Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona.

Robert Murray Diefendorf, Author of Release the Butterfly

5-0 out of 5 stars Take the risk and make the leap
Coyote has always been a special animal to me, so the title jumped out at me. The two feathers and physician's symbol on the cover present a beautiful balance. The physician's symbol has the twin serpents and the two wings of the one. In the background is the four, the Mystery.

Lewis' experiences are related in an interwoven manner. He rushes through life in the quest for medical expertise and validation. In doing so, he trips himself into bouts with infinity as his beautiful plans fall through, day-by-day, year-by-year. However, his rapidly depleted physical/mental being is slowly but surely filling from the inside out. The book is a wonderful, candid sharing of one human's journey to clarify his purpose, his vocation, and to realize such.

He seems like a powerless pawn at times. Have you felt that way? I have. It takes courage to choose the walk toward balance with a fellow being. Lewis had to learn the way of the warrior to survive his path as a healer.

The sweat lodge accounts are beautifully done. I felt it better than any other accounts I have read. Although I have not participated in a lodge, I have experienced years of "spirit stuff". He is talking from experience. Lewis tells us without violating the trust of his friends, manifested or otherwise.

The visions he describes are direct accounts, rather than attempts to relay deep knowings into a form the reader may understand. Visions come in dreams, in rituals, in waking, everyday consciousness, you name it. If we need it and are open to input, we will receive guidance. A vision is experiential, so there is no way to relay the richness and life of such an experience.

Ya gotta walk the walk--it's the only way.

I laughed pretty good at his experience learning to talk with the desert. I too learned this while out alone walking in the desert. At first I thought my spirit friends were nuts--and said so--but I did it and learned a lot. You'll have to read the book to find out.

There were tears of joy and tears of sorrow while reading this book, and a lot of laughter. Thank-you for making the great leap and taking the risk of sharing, Lewis!

5-0 out of 5 stars Moving, educational and inspiring.
This book is a well written merging of two subjects. The first is a personal sharing of Lewis Mehl-Madrona's upbringing and life experience as a half N.A. Native, his pursuit of a medical degree and specialty and his increasing disillusionment with the "science" of medicine as it is now widely practiced. The second is about Lewis' discovery of N.A. Native spirituality and shamani sm. He leads us on a winding path of discovery that introduces us to the intriguing characters who use shamanism to heal others, often while their own lives are in disarray, to those who sought healing and perhaps most importantly, to the spirits who assisted in the ceremonies. While pursuing this path of curing the individual, rather than the symptom, it seems that Lewis will lose site of his original goal to obtain his medical speciality. But, as so often occurs, as he helps others to heal, the path circles around to encompass his own needs and he completes his original path, a more well-rounded and enlightened human. More capable of understanding. More capable of giving what is really required. I found the writing to be powerful, the personal drama riveting and the glimpse into the ceremonies, symbolism and spiritualism of the N.A. shaman both moving and educational. After all these years of hearing the stories shared by N.A. natives, but not really understanding, I finally "got it". This book slaked a thirst I didn't know I had. Lewis not only shared his story but acted as a teacher and I know that I've grown as a result. I highly recommend it and hope that we'll hear more from this writer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reading
I enjoyed this book very much! It is full of truths ! I believe as does this man. I look forward to reading any book he writes.It was a easy read and on a level that I understood completely.I laughed and cried with his stories.I just loved it! ... Read more

145. Ann Louise Gittleman's Eat Fat, Lose Weight Cookbook
by Ann LouiseGittleman, AnnCastro, ClaudiaKrevat
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Asin: 0658012207
Catlog: Book (2001-03-27)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Ann Louise Gittleman’s Eat Fat, Lose Weight Cookbook--the companion to the bestselling Eat Fat, Lose Weight--includes 150 recipes for delicious dishes which will not only speed up the metabolism but will also help lower the risk of heart attacks, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, breast cancer, even PMS. The robust flavors and heady aromas of the recipes included in this groundbreaking book will delight the palate and put the pleasure back into healthy eating.

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146. The Fussy Baby Book : Parenting Your High-Need Child From Birth to Age Five
by Martha Sears, William Sears
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Asin: 0316779164
Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Average Customer Review: 4.03 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars It's my son in print!
During the first few weeks of my son's life, I would have gone utterly out of my mind without this book! Before he was born, I thought fussy babies happened only to other people -- those who didn't see a midwife, have a homebirth, live simply, plan to attachment parent... you get the idea :) I have been humbled completely by his personality... and this book sooo helped me to realize that his fussiness wan't anyone's fault; he was just born wired that way. And it has been an excellent reference for us to work with his needs instead of against them, and realize that his traits, so annoying at times when he was littler (he's now four months old), will help him out as an adult. [It's funny now, watching video of us when he was a newborn; we speak as though we're in the midst of a hostage crisis, counting the days since his birth. We didn't think we'd have another, but are now already considering it in a couple of years. It started out tough, but he's now a very energetic, serious, hyper-interested baby, and we love him dearly.]

3-0 out of 5 stars amending my earlier 5 star review
In September I gave this book 5 stars. At that time, it WAS a big help - our son cried basically all the time, and reading this made me feel better. time went on, things did not get much better. The colic, or whatever it was, didn't go away. "Parenting" our baby to sleep was becoming more and more difficult - an hour of rocking, only to have him wake up screaming 10 minutes later. Co-sleeping was a complete joke with this kid. But Dr. Sears puts the fear of God into you about sleep training, warning that it will ruin your baby. DON'T LISTEN TO HIM. Finally at about five months, we did Ferber because our son was waking up all night and would never nap.

And you know what? I don't have a fussy, high-need baby at all. I had a TIRED baby, tired from three months of colic where he probably only slept about 9 or 10 hours a day, instead of 15 or 16. If I had not decided to ignore Dr. Sears's sleeping "advice," I would still have a high-need baby. Our son still trusts us and is about a million times happier now that he can play and be interested in things, instead of just sitting there and crying because he's so tired.

So get what you can from this book, but I would be willing to guess that for many kids, being a fussy baby is a self-fulfilling prophecy if the parent follows Dr. Sears to the letter. Also, his advice is very breastfeeding-centered, so if you're not nursing you may get less out of it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Sears, for your help with our colicky baby!
The Sears' have written a lovely book. If you're baby has colic and you don't know what to do, this book can help you! I bought this book when my daughter was 4 months, and her colic was already subsiding. I really wished that I had seen this book during the first 3 months of my daughter's life. I had discovered a lot of the techniques that the Sears' discuss by trial and error. It would have been nice to have this book in the beginning of our troubles, when our baby was a newborn.

The Sears' book gives a lot of good, practical advice for dealing with colic. There are countless tips to help ease the pain of gas and colic, which are essential to know when you have an uncomfortable, screaming baby.

(A note of caution: If you are nursing, this book will give you lots of reasons to continue. However, if you are not breastfeeding, this book may not be for you because breastfeeding is mentioned and encouraged often and it may make you feel badly about your decision to stop.)

This book is for you if you're at the end of rope comforting a baby who cries inconsolably because of colic and not getting any positive results. If anything, the book gives you a little pat on the back for following your instincts and comforting your baby, even when meddling passerbys suggest that you are spoiling your baby and need to put him or her down for hours to cry so that s/he can learn self-soothing techniques.

I no longer need the Sears' book, thank goodness. My baby is now 9 months and the colic has subsided. THE FUSSY BABY BOOK served me well. Now I have a different set of problems, though, and I've had to move onto other books, like Elizabeth's Pantly's NO CRY SLEEP METHOD.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not terribly impressed
This book should have been called "The Attachment Parenting Book for Parents Who Would Not Have Read a Book On Attachment Parenting If They Knew That's What It Was Before They Started."

On a more practical note, most of the suggestions they had were not successful with my little one. He has mellowed out as he has gotten past the newborn stage, and we have figured out through simple trial and error what he wants. Your mileage may vary, however. Take the advice for what it's worth.

3-0 out of 5 stars If in need of expert validation, this is for you...
I bought this book thinking it would be nice to be able to relate to parents who had experienced these 'types' of babies (I am very wary of the term 'high need') - that perhaps they would offer some new insights or approaches I hadn't thought of. What I didn't buy it for was outside or expert validation from being criticised by family and friends for not letting my baby cry it out... I am not the type to need outside validation. Additionally, there are one too many references to God which put me off, advice like 'let go, let God' just isn't my cup of tea, but to each his own. While this book is good for mothers who doubt themselves and their own instincts as it provides the necessary 'expert,' outside validation some new mothers may desire, it is a shame we need expert validation in the first place. It doesn't take an obsessive number of kids and a PHD to be an expert parent, you only need your own baby. Rather than spending money on such advice (ie validation), perhaps you might consider just telling yourself what this book is saying at much greater length, only in four simple words: 'your instincts are right.' but you probably already knew that anyway. ... Read more

147. The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols
by Angeles Arrien
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Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Enlightening Interpretations of The Tarot & Symbolism!
This is an Amazing volume of information, based-upon Anthropological & Jungian interpretations of The Thoth deck. If you love the Thoth Deck or you want to understand the underlying Symbolism of All Tarot cards, this book will be a great asset to your studies and to your collection!

I wish I would-have read this book several years ago, when I first acquired it. However, a friend loved it so much that I gave it to her. Luckily, we live-together, now--and she was more than happy to share. Therefore, I had the opportunity to delve into this Fascinating work, researched by someone familiar with cross-cultural and psychological Symbolism.

There are so many levels of The Tarot & so much Symbolism, that one can do hundreds of readings and not notice a certain aspect or Symbol of the Tarot Card that is calling-out to you. Yet, this Splendid Handbook will give you absolutely astounding results! If a certain Symbol or Image pops-out at you, more-so than the rest of the card, during one particular reading (or several subsequent readings) this well-written & well-researched Tarot book will help you understand what the Cards are trying to tell you. In my opinion, this Lady knows her stuff !

For those who do not understand how Tarot cards work, the System is based-upon Contacting Psychological Symbols and Archetypes in the subconscious mind--as-in Jungian Psychology. The hands simply manipulate the information into revealing itself, through psychokenesis. This means, basically, that your Subconscious Mind is trying to tell your Conscious (Incredulous ) Mind certain information. This is a great way to contact your Inner Emotions and Knowledge learned from the Higher Mind.

It is not necessary, however, to study Jungian Psychology and Quantum Physics to understand all this stuff. Just grab a copy of this book and you will be set! You will soon consider this book to be an Invaluable Resource for information and lessons in how to read your Tarot cards. However, do not assume this book is ONLY representative of One deck. Because this Symbolism pervades ALL Cultures, Religions, Myths, etc. it is Infused into MANY Tarot Decks--no-matter who created them, when or where in the world ! There are a few decks out there that are completely Individual works, made by people with personal agendas, or without respect for The Tarot & this book will not help you with those decks--which are mostly just collector's items.

For most Standard Decks this "Tarot Handbook" will save you a lot of money and time researching (or scratching your head).

I believe that if a person purchases this book & one deck (Thoth, preferably), they will begin to understand The Tarot very quickly. I really cannot say enough good things about this work. "Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols" is a very descriptive and perfect title for this thick handbook, filled with a wealth of Knowledge, drawings and copies of the Thoth tarot cards, for easy reference.

I hate to sound cliche' but, she could have just as easily named this "The Only Tarot Book You will Ever Need."

4-0 out of 5 stars excellent source for Tarot users
A friend once let me borrow her copy of the first addition of this book and I found it extremely helpful and had to get my own copy. Its approach to Tarot is very positive and user friendly, and is an extensive source of esoteric symbolism. Although its interpretations of the Thoth deck may very from some of Crowley's, I found them very in-tune with the energy of the deck. I recommend it often to friends. Wonderful!

2-0 out of 5 stars The interpretation is not helpful for a beginner.
After decided to shift from Rider-Waite Deck, I bought Thoth Deck along with this book. I find the section where an author explores each detail of the card very useful. However, the interpretation section is not helpful for a beginner like me at all. The author look into the meaning of each card more than just fortune telling but a way of life and self-discovery. The book doesn't provide an information I'm looking for. I couldn't fully use my Thoth deck until now.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another view on the Thoth
Many users of the Thoth deck dislike this book because Arriens totally disregards Crowley's own material and interpretations. She offers a more modern and upbeat look at this beautiful deck. I find it makes an excellent contrast to Hajo Banzhaf's material on the Thoth and now Lon DuQuette's book. These 3 together give a well-rounded look at a sometimes enigmatic deck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Divinely Guided to This Book
I was divinely guided to use the Tarot a few years ago and after such strong encouragement, I purchased a certain deck and had it for 6 months before I dared to use it. While I was still spooked by the Tarot, I was guided to purchase this book. It made all the difference...a very positive, unique and elaborate approach to the Tarot. It opened the door for me. Now, many books and decks later, I'm in love with the Tarot...and although I don't agree that this is the "only book you'll ever need," I do believe it is a must-have for your library of Tarot books. ... Read more

148. Beyond the Relaxation Response: How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs
by Herbert, Dr. Benson, William Proctor
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Asin: 0425081834
Catlog: Book (1994-04-01)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating as well as Practical
Originally I read this book as a text that I chose as part of a book review assignment I had for a psychology class I was in. For some reason this book really grabbed my interest right away since he was writing about something I knew very little about.

The author describes various accounts of myths and stories of some of the amazing feats that Asian Buddhists have acheived in the past. They do things such as leaping (almost flying) great distances upon rocks, and also being able to increase their body temperatures during meditation. It's said that pious monks can be tested by wearing garments that were drenched in ice cold water, and within a short matter of time the garments would be completely dry. He decided to research these things first hand by performing experiments on their meditation techneques. He even provides the actual experimental results and conclusions from all of the various temperature readings he performed. It's interesting to hear about his interactions and impressions on the Dali Lama as well.

For a more practical usage, this book is great for anyone who wants to learn some realistic and effective step-by-step relaxation and meditation techneques.

Overall, his research is very well organized and stated enthusiastically in an informative manner. This book is valuable in terms of the cultural analysis, the scientific evidence, the psychological studies made, and the practical exercises described within.

3-0 out of 5 stars Beyond The relaxation Response
The book relates Benson's research into the power of the mind over the body, but more importantly how to use this power.

The book starts by describing the setting of research criteria and planning a trip to Tibet/Himalayas.

In the Himalayas observations are made of monks who can perform amazing feats in controlloling the skin temperature of their body.

The last section relates to how this body control, which is now called the Relaxation Response, can be used in Western medicine.

A very good book for making readers think about their own limiting beliefs and what can be done if we challange what we believe. The book is also a must for Doctors who want to move on from traditional Western medicine and take in a more holistic approach. ... Read more

149. Men, Women and Relationships : Making Peace with the Opposite Sex
by John Gray
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Asin: 0060507861
Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: Perennial Currents
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Average Customer Review: 4.35 out of 5 stars
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Men and women are different -- there's no denying it. So why do we constantly expect the same actions and feelings from them? This enormously helpful book not only enables you to recognize the differences between you and your loved one but also leads you toward an acceptance of those differences, thereby paving the way for a stronger relationship.

With his characteristic wit and wisdom, relationship expert John Gray explains the different ways men and women communicate, cope with stress, resolve conflicts, and experience and give love. Once you understand these differences, you'll be better equipped to handle inevitable bumps in the road, and be on your way to a long-lasting and truly loving relationship.

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5-0 out of 5 stars I finally understand men!
I read this book while my boyfriend (now my fiance) and I were taking some time apart. Not only did this book help me to understand and interpret his behavior; it helped me to understand my OWN behavior in relationships. I realized how so often we try to give so much to the other person, but our efforts fall on deaf ears because men and women DO NOT want the same things. This book served as a true epiphany, and I use John's tips everyday in my happy, successful relationship.

5-0 out of 5 stars Saved our marriage.. literally
My wife and I divorced in 1995. We were apart for two years. Situations in our life kept bringing us back together to deal with children. Eventually we decided to try to put our marriage back together so we went to Christian counseling. Our counselor had us read this book. Time after time my jaw would drop open while reading. My wife said the same thing. I remember saying, "She isn't crazy afterall. Our differences are normal." Both our eyes were opened allowing us to accept our differences without feeling the other one did not care of love the other. This book along with our desire to do God's will was the basis for our putting our marriage back together. We remarried after 2-1/2 years apart. That was six years ago. I buy this book regularly to give to couples old and young alike. It is a Godsend for a society too quick to divorce and too misunderstanding of one another.

5-0 out of 5 stars Long, but entertaining
Very well written guide for understanding the opposite sex. Even though it was written by a man, it amazes me how well he understands women and how we work. I think this book should be required reading for everyone!! Men, if you want to impress the women, read this! Also, since the book was written by a man, I assume us women can learn a lot about men as well. Read it!

5-0 out of 5 stars This will open your eyes!
Here is THE BOOK for a couple experiencing problems communicating and expressing their feelings to one another. My lady and I have recently experienced a painful breakup. I then purchased this book and immediately saw some of the reasons why we saw things differently and suffered a communication breakdown. I wish I had read this book a year ago!

I could not put it down and read it rapidly. Now, I plan to reread it again slowly. You will get more out of this book than Dr. Grays "Mars/Venus" books and the 100's of other books on relationships between men and women.

If you are having problems with your mate SHARE THIS BOOK! Read it yourself first, than read it together. It will open your eyes as to how to give and receive unconditional love. Wish you good luck and good love.

5-0 out of 5 stars AN AMAZING READ...
I am not an avid reader, but after what appeared to be the end of a great relationship, I needed somewhere to turn. I read through titles of hundreds of books looking for just the right one; the one that could help me understand what was happening in my relationship and why. As with most women, I was somewhat familiar with Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus, but never read it. I took my time and read the preface to so many books, but this book seemed like it might be "the one". As I began reading, I didn't want to put the book down!! I finished the book within a week (again, not an avid reader, but it was a very easy read) and walked away with an amazing comprehension of my boyfriend and our relationship. I could identify with SO MANY THINGS from this book and relate them to my situation. A month before reading this, my boyfriend became distant and seemed to withdraw from our regular conversations. Since we were so close, I didn't understand what was going on and could only conclude he was no longer interested in me -- he must have found someone else. As I read -- there it was -- the exact situation I was going through explained in black and white with no emotional attachments -- he was having (big) problems at work and as such was focusing his full attention on work.
READ THIS -- MEN AND WOMEN -- to get a better understanding of each other, even if you believe you are exactly the same -- YOU AREN'T! I understand now!!!! THANK YOU!!! ... Read more

150. The Science of Medical Intuition: Self-Diagnosis and Healing With Your Body's Energy Systems
by Caroline Myss, Norman Shealy
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Asin: 1591790069
Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 202891
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Almost 20 years ago, a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon and researcher named Norman Shealy was introduced to a young woman with a special gift: she could "see" illness in other people with only her intuition to guide her. After extensive testing, Dr. Shealy concluded that her ability to diagnose illness – even from remote distances – was 93% accurate. Today that "medical intuitive" – Caroline Myss – is a legend in the field of intuition and energy healing, with three New York Times bestsellers to her credit, including her current blockbuster Sacred Contracts.

Now, in a major publishing event, these two pioneering voices are together again in a revolutionary self-care curriculum, on The Science of Medical Intuition.

First presented by Myss and Shealy at a series of influential workshops, The Science of Medical Intuition is designed to help listeners take control of their total health, through intuitive self-diagnosis and healing techniques. Complete on 12 enriching sessions – over 18 hours of learning – and enhanced by a large format workbook developed exclusively for this course, The Science of Medical Intuition covers every phase of Myss’ and Shealy’s groundbreaking approach to self-care including: The history of medical intuition • Intuition self-training • Chakra-by-chakra self-diagnosis • Healing with imagery • Surprising scientific evidence from medicine and physics • Past lives and present health • Decoding archetypal information, and much more. At last, here is a full toolbox of self-diagnostic practices, visualizations, and healing insights, taught by Myss and Shealy in their own words, on The Science of Medical Intuition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An enriching and rewarding self-teaching guide
The collaborative effort of Caroline Myss and Dr. Norm Shealy, The Science Of Medical Intuition: Self-diagnosis And Healing With Your Body's Energy Systems is an impressive and "user friendly" collection of twelve 60 minute lessons on audio compact discs that guide the listener in the process of approaching self-care and improved health through developing personal intuition. Inducting the reader into learning about chakras, creative visualization, guided imagery, the power of thought, and much, much more, The Science Of Medical Intuition is an enriching and rewarding self-teaching guide to extending personal awareness into scientific and metaphysical realms alike. The Science Of Medical Intuition would make a welcome and highly prized addition to dedicated Alternative Medicine and Metaphysical Studies collections.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Worth getting if you relate to Caroline Myss.
This is the most involved CD and Workbook set from Caroline that I have ever had the pleasure of owning. It is a very detailed tool box, and one that will provide hours of opportunity for self-reflection and awareness. Caroline Myss and Norman Shealy (MD) speak on the CD's. Dr Norm Shealy has some fascinating medical details concerning the visualisations contained within this series and their effect on raising the levels of Calcitonin and DHEA (as well as some other hormones) for example.
It is not a series that aims to teach you how to become a medical intuitive to read other people's energy. Rather, it aims to teach you to be more perceptive and intuitive about your own physical, mental and spiritual/energetic body.
It has some good Visualisations within it, that last ~ 30 mins each. The Ring of Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Crystal are great.
Interestingly, the Ring of Crystal Visualisation seems to go along almost the exact same points of focus in the body as I learnt through Healing Touch in a treatment known as the CHAKRA CONNECTION. This technique is acknowledged by Janet Mentgen founder of the Healing Touch program to have been learnt from the renowned Dr W.Brugh Joy (Author of "Joy's Way"). I have found the CHAKRA CONNECTION to have powerful and beneficial effects,both for people I work with and when done on myself. Although I have only done the Ring of Crystal visualisation a few times now, you can feel the points Norm Shealy focuses on to really be connecting.
I can recommend this series to those interested in energetic medicine and healing, and for those who have enjoyed previous Caroline Myss CD's. This Series can help empower everybody who chooses to use the tools given within it. For those with or without a medical background, the visualisations are clearly explained and diagrams given in the extensive 92 page workbook.
I think I will be re-listening to (as with all Caroline's CD's, because each time you listen to it you hear different gems of wisdom) and benefiting from this series on The Science of Medical Intuition for many years to come. ... Read more

151. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga : A Practical Guide to Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit
by DeepakChopra, DavidSimon
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Catlog: Book (2004-06-11)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 19408
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"This book takes yoga out of the mysterious and into the wonderful world of the practical. You will want to start your yoga practice immediately after reading the first pages of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga."
–Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, author of The Power of Intention, Manifest Your Destiny, and Real Magic

"The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is a spiritual gem, the kind of book that seems to take you by the hand and guide you into clarity and peace."
–Marianne Williamson
author of A Return to Love, Everyday Grace, and Illuminata

"This is, without question, one of the most nourishing books I have ever read.Not only is it a lucid and luminous exploration of the philosophy and technology of yoga, but it also offers a vista on the nature of reality that can heal and makes whole both person and planet."
–Jean Houston, Ph.D., author of A Passion for the Possible and Director of the Foundation for Mind Research

"Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon unfold the profound tradition of yoga in its height, depth and breadth, distilled into a single succinct volume of practical wisdom that is relevant to everyone. . . .This book will help revolutionize yoga in the West as it looks to a level of practice in which yoga is once more rooted in the inner consciousness that is both its origin and its goal."
–Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), author of Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga and the Sacred Fire and Founder and Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies

"In a world in need of healing and clarity, Deepak Chopra’s and David Simon’s gem of a book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga provides an illuminating beam of peace and hope."
—Dr. Vasant Lad, MASc, author of Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing and Textbook of Ayurveda and Founder of the Ayurvedic Institute ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful!
If you love yoga then you'll love this book! There's so much more to yoga than the physical postures that we have come to know. Yoga is a beautiful study, one that can really help deepen any spiritual practice. This book explains so much. I really enjoyed it, and will read it over and over again!

5-0 out of 5 stars For Yogis and Yoginis and the rest of us!
I enjoy yoga, and have been practicing since before it was popular! So far, pretty much all of the books I have read on the subject have been the "same old, same old." But this book is different. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is really special. It has helped me take my yoga practice to another level, where I can experience much more of the spiritual aspect of yoga. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success has always been my favorite book in the whole world - so to have these laws applied to yoga is simply the ultimate! This book is definitely a winner - it belongs on every mat in every yoga studio, and on every bedside table for all of us "at home" practitioners. ... Read more

152. Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
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Asin: 0553345567
Catlog: Book (1988-09-01)
Publisher: Bantam
Sales Rank: 29556
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Borysenko guides you to a new understanding of illness and health and shows you how you can take an active role in healing yourself. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Simple, But Big Solutions
If you're stressed out or overwhelmed, I highly recommend this book. It gives you simple, workable solutions that make a HUGE difference.

Only criticism is that parts of it are a bit too "new age-y", but overall, it's very good.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book makes you think!
When I first starting reading this book, I was like "thats my book, thats my life that she is writing about" I loved her writing and examples and stories that she told from other people's experiences. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in people's behaviors and everyday life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Your thoughts should work with you, not against you!
I read this book at a very low point in my life, with depression and a variety of physical symptoms related to anxiety. This practical, straightforward book helped me gain some control of racing, negative thoughts (Borysenko calls this type of thinking "awfulizing"). Borysenko's rationale includes the fact that your body can actually help your mind to calm down. She provides simple, gentle stretching/breathing to help this happen. For me, it was most valuable to realize that even if my thoughts/intellect seemed beyond my control, my physiology is the same as all humans. Therefore, breathing/stretching has to affect my body/mind the same way as it does other humans. I kept the book on hand for bad moments, and I found that using the exercises helped me to bypass the downward spiraling thoughts and begin to get centered. She includes theory, psychology, and spirituality which supports the intellect as well. I still needed help after I found this book, but it absolutely put me on a safer, stronger path. I have loaned this book several times, to others in need. There are so many books out there, it's overwhelming. This one is worth it.

5-0 out of 5 stars knowledgable integration of medicine, psychology and spirit
These are excellenct introductory lectures on theory and practice of healing. Joan Borysenko has the rare knowledge of mulitple fields: medicine, psychology and spiritual teachings. the lectures are an introduction to an integration of these three. Borysenko also reminds us of simple healing things: creativity, beauty, meditation and prayer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Practical book . . .
As far as self-help books go, this one is practical, informative, and easy to read. Joan Borysenko, I believe, is good at her craft, and gets her ideas across well.

This is a book that is based on the belief that the mind can help heal the body. There's physical exercises and stretches to relieve tenstion and anxiety, there's deep breathing instructions to initiate the relaxation response, meditation to calm the mind and expand the soul, and there's even a psychological evaltional of questions and answers to guide you in your stress, anxiety, and depression levels, which may be contributing to your physical illness.

Joan Borysenko presents her knowledge in a straight-forward, down-to-earth way that makes the reader sit up and listen.

Truly a helpful book to anyone who has a phycial illness, and wants to help the mind heal the body. ... Read more

153. Dr. Yoga: Yoga for Health (Yoga for Health)
by Nirmala Heriza, Sandra, Dr. McLanahan, Dean, M.D. Ornish, C. Noel Bairey, M.D. Merz
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Asin: 1585422924
Catlog: Book (2004-09-09)
Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher
Sales Rank: 43445
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From the Integral Yoga Cardiac specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center and president of theUnited Yoga Council-a complete program for discovering the specific head-to-toe, health-issue-by-health-issue benefits of yoga.

Anyone who has experienced the deep mind-body satisfaction that regular yoga practice instills will tell you: Yoga is good for your health. Yet, as Nirmala Heriza reveals in this guide to the health benefits of yoga, the rewards are far more deeply grounded in medical science than has previously been understood.

Drawing from her work with doctors and cardiac patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as from her extensive experience as a yoga therapist working with people of all ages recovering from a wide array of illnesses, Heriza provides a total program for preventing and treating disease through the practice of yoga. With detailed photos and instructions for all of the major yoga poses, Dr. Yoga is an essential health resource for anyone with specific health issues or just the desire to nurture and maintain a balanced, healthy body.

Dr. Yoga includes:

* two doctor-approved, 30-minute "Yoga for Health" practice sets, one for prevention and one for rehabilitation; * a physician and therapist referral directory; and * from the dietitian for Cedars-Sinai Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, a cookbook of healthful recipes to support your yoga regime.
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154. Fit and Fabulous After 40 : A 5-Part Program for Turning Back the Clock
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Asin: 0767904710
Catlog: Book (2001-03-13)
Publisher: Broadway
Sales Rank: 115844
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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Fitness celebrity and former gymnast Denise Austin always took care of her body. "In my 20s, however, I was more concerned with looking good in a bikini," she admits. "These days I'm focused on feeling good and staying healthy--and if I can still get away with wearing a bikini, that's a bonus!" Writing at age 43, she reminds us that 40 certainly isn't the end of the road--in fact, we probably have another 40 years or more to look forward to.

In Fit and Fabulous After 40, Austin shows us how to "turn back the clock" with exercise (aerobic, stretching, balance, and strength training), diet, health, beauty, and a positive outlook. She challenges us to set a weekly goal in each area for four weeks and provides sample programs in all areas. Photographs illustrate a good selection of strength-training, yoga, and Pilates-inspired exercises, and she provides a workout log to keep you on track.

Her dietary suggestions emphasize a balance of 50 to 55 percent complex carbohydrates, 20 to 25 percent protein, and 25 percent fat, keeping portions moderate and including lots of fruits and vegetables. She describes 10 "nutritional powerhouses" that have been shown to have anti-aging benefits, such as soy, blueberries, oatmeal, and flaxseed, with tips for including more of these in your diet. She also describes 10 "age accelerators" that you'd be wise to avoid, such as breakfast "desserts," fatty meats, creamy salad dressings, and stick margarine. She includes dozens of helpful (and sometimes entertaining) tips, such as "Don't go [to a fast-food restaurant] when you're hungry--you'll order fries." A meal plan with sample recipes makes her suggestions easy to follow.

Her health tips include 6 "body-sense strategies," 10 "must-have medical tests," breathing exercises, and instructions for how to do Kegels (exercises for the pelvic-floor muscles that help prevent incontinence and improve sexual response). She also offers skin, hair, and nail tips. If you think of Denise Austin as just a perky exercise leader, you'll be thoroughly impressed by the amount of helpful, sensible information in Fit and Fabulous. --Joan Price ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars You can get better with age
As a fan of Denise Austin's I had to purchase her latest book, Fit and Fabulous After 40 and I was very impressed with her book. I knew it would be good since Densie wrote it. It's so refreshing to have someone teaching realistic and sensible approaches to having and keeping good health. She is my favorite fitness expert and one reason for that is she's believable and real not some Hollywood star who doesn't have the knowledge and dedication that Denise has. I'm still in the process of reading her book and am enjoying every minute of it. I highly recommend it for anyone who really does want to be Fit and Fabulous After 40.

Yours in fitness, Linda Snyder

4-0 out of 5 stars Denise is the best. Her book proves it.
I bought this book and the video Staying Fit at any age. Both have been great assests for me. So motivating in fact, that I get up at 7am now to do her Fit and Lite and Denise Austin works out on Lifetime. Then I flip open the book and plan goals for the day. She is very motivating. I think it's because she's 'natural''falseness'....if you get what I mean. She's just regular and she treats us that way too. A good buy for the money, I certainly recommend it. The receipes are great

4-0 out of 5 stars Good value
I see now the book's on sale. Lots of ideas and tips in here. Nothing earth shaking, but good ideas on how to implement all the things we know we need to do. I like that it's comprehensive--a little bit about a lot of things--skin care, diet, exercise, emotional tips, health, etc. Ms. Austin is inspirational because she is loaded with "can-do" attitude. So overall, a good value.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, Common sense
This was a great book to read. Full of common sense and healthy advice. Denise's approach to a healthy lifestyle is refreshing after all of the don't eat this don't eat that diets today. I am recommending this book to all of my friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars its great!
I love her. she my main reason for getting up in de morn. she give me somethng fresh and good and i take it and make it my own. she do exercies and stretches and tell me what to eat. now how can ya beat that? huh? it makes me very happy to knwo she is ther for me. you go you woman denise. I tink I fall down from happinnness. she perfek in every way. Even her back side. ... Read more

155. The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life
by Harriet Lerner
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Asin: 006093025X
Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: Perennial
Average Customer Review: 3.69 out of 5 stars
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From the celebrated author of The Dance of Anger comes an extraordinary book about mothering and how it transforms us--and all our relationships--inside and out. Written from her dual perspective as a psychologist and a mother, Lerner brings us deeply personal tales that run the gamut from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching. From birth or adoption to the empty nest, The Mother Dance teaches the basic lessons of motherhood: that we are not in control of what happens to our children, that most of what we worry about doesn't happen, and that our children will love us with all our imperfections if we can do the same for them. Here is a gloriously witty and moving book about what it means to dance the mother dance. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars I've been laughing outloud!
As a working, mother in the mental health field I was so please to read that Harriet has gone through the same termoils I have. It seems so trivial when I hear her recounts. What a guilt trip we put on ourselves. While reading you feel like she could be sitting in your kitchen talking over a cup of diet soda. I have recommended this book to so many new mothers and older mothers that seem so concerned about doing the "right" thing. Dr. Lerner reminds us there isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to parent.

Lena Sheffield, M.S.Ed., CAP

2-0 out of 5 stars Depressing!
I was looking for some advice on how to move from being career-centered to being family-centered. I did not find anything to help me in Lerner's book. I am not sure what Lerner's motive was in writing this book. Some people should not have children, and I believe Lerner falls into this category. I actually ended up feeling sorry for her about halfway through the book because child rearing (what little she seemed to do) was obviously very painful for her. I could not find one piece of sound advice. The section on nutrition, where Lerner allowed her young boys to shop for and eat whatever they pleased whenever they pleased, was absolutely preposterous. She did not appear to know her children at all. The book seemed like one big apology to them.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, except...
I found this book to be well-written, humorous and honest. The author does a good job discussing some of the various "larger societal forces" that help to shape our choices as women and as mothers. Of particular interest to me was the connection between how we relate to our children and how we related to others in our "first family" or "family of origin." This book covered topics I have not seen discussed in other parenting books - for example, the author discusses "empty-nest-syndrome" and how we are affected by gender roles.

That all being said, I was turned off by the bleak picture she presented of stay-at-home mothers. I felt she presented this option as something women are "forced" to do, or end up doing because they are on "automatic pilot." The author makes references to how women lose themselves, their power, and their money if they stay at home. And throughout reading this, I couldn't help but ponder the title - "...How Children Change Your Life". It seems rather ironic because I got the feeling the author was hell-bent on NOT changing her life after her children came along.
If you can get past the negative homemaker/full-time mother references, this book has information that is interesting and helpful and it is also humorous. I do feel, however, that a book that does ALL mothers more justice is Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett's "The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood."

1-0 out of 5 stars Just one long justification
Typically, I enjoy non-fiction, anecdotal books about a subject I can relate to--like mothering--but this book feels like one long justification of the mothering style and feelings of the author. She obviously feels guilty about the way she parented her children, and is using this book as the vehicle to help herself feel right about her own choices. There is NO consideration given for mothers who actually do choose to stay at home, would rather raise their children themselves than have someone else do it, and who actually enjoy the time they spend with their children as stay-at-home moms. She acts like these mothers are lying to themselves about their true aspirations. She claims that couples that feature a stay-at-home mom and a primary breadwinner husband are "backsliding" into traditional roles. If you're a working mom who feels guilty about the choices you've made, this book is for you. Otherwise, keep looking.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not for the stay at home mom
I was very dissapointed with this book. First of all, this is a book completely biased toward working mothers. Ms Lerner refers to a stay at home in her book as a martyr. She uses this book as a platform for her feminist agenda as SHE sees feminism. The whole book feels like she's trying to work out her guilt over how she mothered. She feels the need to say over and over that we're not responsible for how our children turn out. What on earth does that have to do with the present state of mothering? That is flawed logic. Of course we have a huge stake in how our children turn out. Check it out from the library before you buy it. You'll see what I mean! ... Read more

156. Los hombres son de Marte, las mujeres son de Venus
by John Gray
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Asin: 0060951435
Catlog: Book (1995-05-10)
Publisher: Rayo
Sales Rank: 181067
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Érase una vez unos marcianos y unas venusianasque se conocieron, se enamoraron, y fueron felicespor que respetaron y aceptaron sus diferencias. Luegovinieron a la tierra y olvidaron que pertenecían adiferentes planetas....

Basado en los años de experiencia del Dr. John Grayen asesoramiento de parejas e individuos, Los HombresSon de Marte, Las Mujeres Son de Venus le ha ayudadoa millones de parejas a transformar sus relaciones. Considerado hoy en día como un clásico moderno,este revolucionario libro le ha ayudado a hombres y mujeresen el mundo entero a darse cuenta de lo diferentes que son, y a comunicar sus necesidades sin necesidad de conflicto, dejando florecer la intimidad en la pareja.

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1-0 out of 5 stars los hombres son de marte, las mujeres son de venus
sintesis del libro, analisis general

5-0 out of 5 stars Los Hombres son de Marte, las mujeres son de Venus
Finalmente alguien que explica, clara y llanamente las diferencias entre los dos sexos y como sobrellevarlas. John Gray describe, con un muy buen sentido del humor pero realista, la relacion entre hombres y mujeres, a tal punto que da un diccionario para que las dos partes se entiendan mejor. Es la cuchara de azucar que toda pareja necesita para encontrar soluciones para las diferencias. Deberiamos tener 2 en cada casa, uno en cada mesita de luz a cada lado de la cama. ... Read more

157. Easier Than You Think CD : Small Changes that Add Up to a World of Difference in Life
by Richard Carlson
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Asin: 0060794305
Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Sales Rank: 51867
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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All of us are looking for ways to take control of our lives, whether in our relationships, our families, our work, our health, or our future plans. Daily challenges have a way of overwhelming us, making life harder than it needs to be. The good news is that the answers are out there. And they are Easier Than You Think.

In the phenomenal bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson taught millions of readers how to stop the little things in life from driving them crazy. Now, in Easier Than You Think, Carlson demonstrates how making simple yet effective changes can get our life back on course. With his unique blend of storytelling and advice, Carlson offers proven ways that even the smallest amounts of change can add up to become a fortune of difference in our lives. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Life Doesn't Have to be so Hard
The subtitle really fits the book (Small Changes That Add Up to a World of Difference).In less than 200 pages, and small pages at that, Carlson gives easy adjustments for people to make in their lives.They may seem a bit simplistic at first, but that's what makes them work.Don't divorce your wife, change your job or make other huge changes, then find out life is still a rat race and you are still unhappy.
Some of the changes involve attitudes.Stop negative thinking.Pause before making a decision to think, "Is this what I've always done or what I really want?"Be kind to yourself.Recognize your stress triggers.Start a "rainy day" fund. Make a small difference in someone's life everyday.
There are 39 of these recommended changes.It seems to me that instituting even one or two would give immediate relief to someone overworked and stressed out.Gradually adopting many of these behaviors and ways of thinking could be life altering.
Yes, they may seem simplistic, but what do you have to lose?Hopefully you will lose a lot of stress that your current behavior brings you.Life doesn't have to be so hard.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
What a great book at such a good time.Life (in general) seems to be getting more and more stressful and this book gives really shows you that life really is easier than you think.I highly recommend this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT book!
Richard Carlson has done it again!"Easier Than You Think" is a great new book by Carlson that expands the scope of his previous books, in his classic easy-to-understand manner.Carlson is a genious at presenting deep wisdom and powerful truths about life, in a way that is straight-forward and user-friendly.I love that about him and I love that about this book.I gained so many great new ideas from this book...I am recommending it to my friends and colleagues.I HIGHLY encourage you to buy and read this wonderful book! ... Read more

158. Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health
by Aviva Jill Romm, William, M. D. Sears
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Asin: 1587611929
Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Sales Rank: 40817
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Yearning for natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN, midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers an A-to-Z handbook that addresses common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. Aviva’s whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. Indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
This book was given to me as a gift and it truly is a gift that keeps on giving. I have referenced this book often and used many of the herbal remedies on myself with much success. This book is easy to read and is packed with information on safe use of healing plants.

When my friends ask me what book I recommend for wholistic health, herbalism or naturally healthy children THIS book is at the top of my list. ... Read more

159. A Journal of Daily Renewal: The Companion to Make the Connection
by Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey
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Asin: 0786882158
Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: Hyperion Books (Adult Trd Pap)
Sales Rank: 200195
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great way to keep making the connection
When I first bought the journal in 1996, when the program first came out, I put it on a shelf and let it collect dust for six months than I started Oprah's program. What made me stay on the excerise/eating right program was this journal I had to put everything I ate, felt, did down on paper. Sometimes that is the hardest part. The important thing I found out is that when you put your feelings down on paper, you can detect a pattern to why you are not succeding in losing weight. Because of Oprah's journal, I was able to see what I was doing wrong and correct it. I now years later review my first journal to keep giving me inspiration to continue on the right track. This journal simplify's the process outlined in Oprah's book by making it easy to check off how much water you drank and check off the fruits you ate, it enables you to see how much more you have to consume for the day to stay on the plan, there is also lots of room to discuss how much excerise you did, and how you felt about it. This journal helped me stay on Oprah's plan to lose weight, it is well worth the purchase.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great way to journal
If you are a person that likes to do the journaling thing, this book is for you. Each day is set up with two pages, one that you can write your thoughts. This particular page is great as it gives you an inspirational quote every day. The other page is the one where you get to note how much water you drank, the fruits and veggies you ate. You also get to enter in some info about exercise that you did and more. Some of us can do things better if we put them down on paper. If this is your style, this is a great book for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars A positive journal is excellent "brain food"...
I bought this out of curiosity. Following a journal like this one is something that can help all of us but which we all mostly overlook...positive attitude reinforcers on a daily basis. Though the concept may seem like a lot of wimpy self-help nonsense, your thoughts affect everything in life. When tuned in the right direction they bring the "magic" that logic and analysis never reach. Just ask Oprah...her life is an attitude that would never accept defeat. There is scientific proof that this is true, for all you skeptics: though optimists have a less accurate estimation of "reality" around them, they deal with challenges better and have more success in all realms of life. Hence, eventually your reality changes to match your optimistic and slightly unreal perceptions. A little Polyanna is good food for all of our brains and this helps you exercise your "Polyanna lobe" for more success and happiness. I have even seen my own life turn around using this approach. I did it as an experiment and was surprised beyond all expectations repeatedly!!...all the best to Oprah and Bob Greene...may I recommend "the care and feeding of your brain" as a companion read that shows you what else you can do to optimize your thoughts and your life...Kenneth Giuffre MD, "The Care and Feeding of Your Brain"

5-0 out of 5 stars fantastically refreshingi
I am 30 pounds lighter =147pounds. I have always fought weight;however with Bob Greene's book and video, coupled with the fact that Oprah is my all time favorite i finally made it. Being an African, and cosidering that we eat mainly oily food,my weight loss is a major triumph for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keeps me focused and organized on my goal.
The format of this Journal is friendly and allows me to write information relevant to my fitness. I like the strong spiral binding. ... Read more

160. The Essential Atkins for Life Kit : Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Maintaining a Low Carb Lifestyle, Permanent Weight Loss, and Optimal Health
by Robert C. Atkins
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Asin: 0312321600
Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Sales Rank: 163205
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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A complete, easy-to-use program for sustaining lifelong weight loss from the author of the#1 New York Times bestseller Atkins for Life

The Essential Atkins for Life Kit Includes:

Eating for Life: 144-page book
- Menu Plans: 120 menu plans with controlled carbohydrate counts of 45, 60, 80, and 100 grams
- Carb Gram Counter: Listings and information on protein and fat grams for each entry
- Daily Carb Log: Pages to record your Net Carb intake

100 Recipe Cards: Delicious controlled carb recipes with important nutritional information

Staying -On-Track Card Deck: Hundreds of tips and strategies for Lifetime Maintenance

Choosing The Rich Carbs: Foldout guide with easy-to-use Atkins Glycemic Rankings

Compact Disc: 60 minute Motivation for Life CD with special introduction byDr. Robert C. Atkins

Wallet-Size Dining Out Guide: Tips for eating out at Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and other restaurants
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great at-hand assistant to your carb counting
Basically the condensed version of the book of the same name, but has great appeal and is handy in the kitchen.

It is a hard cased box of recipe cards, a small book, and fluff. It's great in a sense that you can remove all the recipes that you would never dream of eating or making, and give them to a friend. This also makes space in the box so you can flip through easier.

There are also flash cards of tips and refresher info so you don't have to dig through the book. A few of these cards tell you what the box is about, and otherwise blank, and you can toss those making even more room in the box.

The restaurant pocket thingy is not much to speak of. It's basically a big sheet of paper folded small with carboard tabs glued to it. It's very basic with a lot of wasted space. Has some value, but would be obnoxious opening in front of others. It really needed to be a little booklet.

The mini-book has 30 meal plans, the carb counting list, and daily carb log. This is the item that screws up the construction of the box. It should have been made more narrow than wide to make the box more compact. due to the extra inches of the book, the box is a lot taller than it should be with wasted space. The book is handy and full of easy to find info, but the meal plans should have been given it's own page for the 45, 60, 80, and 100 counts. But they are color coded. However, what is important is the content of course. The only true faults are on the constuction. As well, there was no need for so many wasted blank pages for a carb log. No one will use it as a typical notepad is best, and portable. This book is not.

There are flip tab inserts in the box for the days of the week. This is a good idea, however, the recipes are for many more than one person. So if you live alone, you might be eating one of these recipes all week. I suggest buying a package of blank 4"x6" index cards and writing down all the items you eat individually on each card. Construct your daily meal plan by choosing your own cards. You can always put the mini-book on the shelf if you need more room in the box. And remember, all these recipes are in the main book anyway.

If you do not have the "Atkins for Life" book, get that first. Or get both. Don't just get this box. It will be too confusing.

Atkins is popular because people are seeing that it actually works. Do it for two days, and you will be shocked at your weight loss and energy! ... Read more

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