Reviews written by Miriam Knight

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Miriam Knight   June 24, 2015
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There are a gazillion diet books out there, and we already know we should be eating a healthy diet and exercising, so it is refreshing to find a book that actually addresses all the excuses we use to avoid doing so. Dr. James Rouse’s mission is all about helping his patients and his readers achieve the lifestyle and mindset shift to create a healthy life. You can sense the energy and passion leaping off the page, as he explains the science (in layman’s terms) and the psychology behind the factors that rob us of a long, rewarding and...

Miriam Knight   June 21, 2015
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Many people are opening to their intuitive gifts with a sense of service and excitement to discover this direct connection to source. As they open their hearts to heal the world, they are in danger, according to Dave Markowitz, of taking on the pain and illness of others. With the right training and techniques, they can avoid these effects by learning to discern what it theirs and what is not, and allowing what is not to pass through, leaving them unaffected. Dave discovered that he was an empath when he became drunk with a group of friends, although...

Miriam Knight   June 19, 2015
(Updated: June 19, 2015)
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An exuberant romp through love, sexuality, and relationships– where, when, why and how they may have gone wrong in this life or another. this mother and daughter team draws upon their own colorful life experiences, blending intuition and professional expertise to deliver some real life wisdom.

Miriam Knight   June 19, 2015
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According to the author, "divine audacity is bold spiritual living, living under the radical premise that I A M divine." Drawing on the spiritual texts and traditions of many religions, the Martella-Whitsett makes a bold case for each of us to claim our own spark of divinity. Beginning from a foundation of meditation she guides you into using and cultivating your imagination to find an expression of divine identity that you feel comfortable inhabiting. As a divine being or a spark of the divine, one has the obligation to make the most of the gift of life. The...

Miriam Knight   June 19, 2015
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Self-help books tend to be very earnest and intense, this one however is about lightning up. It talks about the great value of laughter not only to improving your mental state but your physical state as well. The hormones released by laughing relax the blood vessels, lower your blood pressure ¬and reduce other markers of stress. The good news is that you can fake it till you make it. Faking or forcing laughter, it turns out, gives you pretty much the same benefits as doing the real thing spontaneously. The author went to India to...

Miriam Knight   June 19, 2015
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Whether you are trying to de-stress, develop your insight and intuition, or activate the law of attraction, you are sure to find one or more approaches to meditation in this book that will be comfortable and effective for you. The Levey's are the absolute masters of the art, and their book provides interesting background, gentle guidance, practices and visualizations that will be helpful whatever your prior experience with meditation may be. Warmly recommended.

Miriam Knight   June 19, 2015
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This book provides an impressively wide-ranging overview of the interrelationships and interdependencies among the environmental, economic, sociological, and political issues at play in the world today. They feed into the rather pressing question of whether humanity will be able to continue its existence on this planet with some semblance of order and dignity, or whether our social and environmental systems will break down into chaos. As clearly evidenced from the exhaustive annotation and impressive detail, the book is aimed at academics, researchers, and decision-makers charged with navigating their companies, organizations or political institutions into the precarious and unknown...

Miriam Knight   June 09, 2015
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I resonated very strongly with this book, probably because I have a very independent streak and don’t like the idea that we are here being judged on whether we learn this or that lesson well enough, or if we’ve been really good or bad. What this book does, differently from most other books dealing with manifestation and the law of attraction, is to present a picture of reality that is at once really liberating and rather intimidating. Liberating in the sense of making one's particular manifestation of reality a matter between you and your consciousness/soul. Angels, demons, past...

Miriam Knight   May 22, 2015
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I think it is impossible to overstate the importance of this book, which truly heralds a revolution in how to maintain brain health and treat the disorders that affect it. It presents compelling research drawing the connection between the state of one’s microbiome, which includes all the bacteria and organisms living in your intestines, and the raging epidemic of brain disorders we are seeing, ranging from autism and ADHD to dementia. He shows how every system in the body is interrelated, and treating individual symptoms is a grossly flawed approach. “We're now recognizing from research at...

Miriam Knight   May 21, 2015
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When someone who has "been there and done that" tells you to stop whining and shows you how to pull your life back together - it's time to listen. This powerful book from a former alcoholic turned Unity Minister tells her story with no-holds-barred, and I would be astonished if there were not some serious resonance with most of her readers.Yes, life can be brutal, painful, and generally suck, but there can also be excitement, love and achievement for anyone prepared to let go of his or her "story" and start living. When you finally figure out...

Miriam Knight   May 16, 2015
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This book is a worthy addition to the near-death experience literature. It begins with a tautly written account of an ice climbing adventure in Alberta, Canada. What started out as a day climb by two college friends turned into a nightmare that would test to the very limit their physical and emotional strength, and ultimately their will to live. One of the pair – the author – was left hanging off a ledge when hypothermia had sapped all his strength and judgment. In this state he experienced a classic NDE, but his description of it adds a...

Miriam Knight   May 10, 2015
(Updated: May 10, 2015)
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“Switch On” provides intelligent tools for understanding and overcoming the barriers to thriving in a climate of rapid change and uncertainty. Nick Jankel synthesizes his formidable knowledge of psychology and philosophy, biology and business, to explain how experiences, especially from early childhood, create habits of thought and behavior that become hard-wired in our brains and by-pass our conscious control. In a breezy style attuned to Gen-Xers and Millennials, he describes the roots of the problems and self-sabotaging reaction patterns that lead to stress and despair. With just enough science to inform but not confuse, he explains the...

Miriam Knight   May 07, 2015
(Updated: May 07, 2015)
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Original thinking by Glenn Parry This book is modest and intimate in tone, but vast and lofty in ambition. History and folk tales weave through the narrative like warp and weft, while nature provides the ancient patterns that we have forgotten. Parry explores the devolution of our relationship with nature from regarding her as mother and teacher to becoming a source of riches to be plundered or an adversary to be mastered. Original thinking perceives life as an integral whole, fed by knowledge and inspiration from the natural environment. There was a turning point in art history...

Miriam Knight   February 19, 2015
(Updated: February 19, 2015)
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This is a book to be experienced and savored along multiple dimensions – the visual, the intellectual, and one I would call the timeless. Indeed one’s sense of time melds with the narrative and takes on a whole different rhythm; time is measured in eons as it carries one's imagination gracefully through successive waves of creation and evolution. The story is told across two-page spreads in this sumptuously rendered large-format edition. On the right side of each spread is an illustration – beautifully rendered, sinuous, almost psychedelic - upon which the author has penned an often-amusing encapsulation of...

Miriam Knight   February 18, 2015
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This is a cry from the heart from a scientist who has his feet firmly planted on the ground and his spiritual roots drawing from the wisdom of the ages. Long known as a teacher of ancient wisdom made relevant for the modern world, Greg looks at our present society in the context of both the degradation we are inflicting on our environment and the almost limitless capacity we have for inventive solutions to the thorniest questions facing us today. Greg's voice is a refreshing call for honesty in dealing with the problems facing humanity – an honesty...

Art & Literature
Miriam Knight   February 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Brent Marchant Filmmaker Jay Weidner, who distinguished himself with such metaphysical and social consciousness documentaries as “Infinity: The Ultimate Journey” (2009) and “Building a Partnership Society” (2009), has ventured into a fictional fare for the first time with his latest offering, “The Last Avatar.” However, the director appears to have overreached with this effort, producing a finished work with decidedly mixed results. In telling the story of a down-and-out screenwriter who discovers his greater destiny, the film takes viewers on a journey that attempts to integrate a wide range of spiritual and metaphysical concepts running...

Miriam Knight   January 27, 2015
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As this demographic bulge of boomers enters the third age, we are faced with a choice – in fact a number of choices. We can accept the " sentence" of age and decay, with all the associated degenerative illnesses, and try to make the best of our twilight years. Alternatively, we can revel in the opportunities for personal expansion and contribution to the community that come with the release from the confines of the workplace. It would be a great pity to waste the fruits of all the wisdom we have acquired in over half a century...

Miriam Knight   January 27, 2015
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There are a lot of books out there about manifestation and using the law of attraction, but this one stood out for me. It is positioned at the intersection of intuition, quantum physics and sacred geometry and is an integration of science and mysticism with a pretty savvy understanding of human psychology. Say you were to have a genie standing by to grant your dearest wish – would you know what to wish for? We hear many reports of people who won the lottery and ended up poor and miserable down the line because none of the things...

Miriam Knight   January 27, 2015
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I first became aware of this author through his book the role of the acid – alkaline balance in the body, and the effects of an acidic internal terrain in lowering the defenses of our immune system. In this book, Vasey focuses on the role of inflammation – an emergency response by the body to deal with circumstances ranging from trauma to microbial invaders. It is important to understand that inflammation is a natural process, and is the body doing the best it can to deal with an external threat. Although inflammation is associated with pain, suppressing inflammation...

Miriam Knight   January 26, 2015
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Kingsley Dennis, PhD, combines his impressive mix of credentials as a sociologist, researcher, and metaphysician in this futuristic vision of what we can expect to see emerging in the phalanx of young people coming of age in the next two decades – the Phoenix Generation. He sees these youngsters moving beyond the abilities exhibited by the so-called Indigo Children and certainly beyond the Bridge Generation that probably includes most of the readers of this book - and what he sees inspires hope. Probably the main attribute of this generation will be a shift from reliance on wire information...

Miriam Knight   December 26, 2014
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An astonishingly comprehensive compendium of knowledge about the physiological systems of the body, how they are affected by the stressors in our life and environment, what can go wrong with them, and how to mitigate or prevent the damage with botanical remedies that kick the defense and repair mechanisms into high gear. The primary focus of the book is a class of botanical compounds known as adaptogens, which normalize the function of the body's systems, increasing their resilience and resistance to all kinds of stress - internal and external. The authors point out the very long history of...

Miriam Knight   December 10, 2014
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Every so often a book comes along that you feel is just so right for the times; such a book is The Conscious Activist. At a time when acts of violence of unspeakable brutality seem to be proliferating, not only in distant war-torn lands, but even in our usually peaceful communities, we are at a loss to make sense of them – much less to know how to stop them. As a front-line activist and head of the Washington office of Amnesty International, James has both seen the lowest expressions of human viciousness and the most elevated expressions...

Children & Youth
Miriam Knight   November 08, 2014
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A quiet sadness permeates this poignant little tale of two children, a girl and a boy from different backgrounds who are neighbors in Lebanon. The girl’s family was forced to leave their home during the troubles that have torn this ancient land. The scars of this event make the girl possessive of the olives from the tree that has been in her family for generations, and was a symbol for her of home. The catastrophe of a storm destroying the tree brings out the natural compassion of the children, and ends the story on a hopeful...

Miriam Knight   October 25, 2014
(Updated: October 26, 2014)
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I think we can all agree with the premise that everything that we achieve in our life we achieve through the force of our will. There are, according to the author, different aspects of will, each of which is important to self-mastery. Things like freedom, courage, integrity and resilience all shape the outcome in subtly different ways. It seems to start with attention. Thoughts and emotions are living processes that grow when we give them attention. Insignificant thoughts when cultivated by attention grow and may even take on a life of their own. This is just as...

Self-Help & Empowerment
Miriam Knight   October 20, 2014
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If you, like 98% of the people in the world, are spending 98% of their time on things that don’t matter, is it any wonder that your personal happiness seems mysteriously and frustratingly elusive? Why is it that even when people achieve happiness they can’t seem to hold onto it? According to Neale Donald Walsch, that’s the surest sign something’s amiss, and that what you are spending your time and energy doing is not in alignment with your higher purpose. In this book, Walsch shares concrete tools to correct your course as you go about your...

Miriam Knight   October 09, 2014
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Adam Hall was living the American Dream and found it was sucking the life out of him. As an act of self-preservation he embarked on a mission to find himself thorough spiritual exploration and meditation. His wife couldn’t understand what was wrong with their life as it was, and demanded that he suck it up and get back in harness, which in Adam’s case was the dog eat dog world of real estate finance and development. Like a drowning man clawing his way sunward for air, Adam took himself into nature and was drawn to the...

Miriam Knight   October 09, 2014
(Updated: October 09, 2014)
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Having read many books and seen many films about pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, I didn't expect to be as deeply engaged as I was. All of them have many themes in common, such as profound inner exploration, overcoming pain and physical challenges, bonding with other pilgrims and the profound effect of nature on the spirit, each story is as unique as the individual. Sonia Choquette's story was particularly riveting. I think it was due to her intensely candid and personal recounting of the recent upheavals in her life, including her analysis of the roots of her...

Miriam Knight   September 22, 2014
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A practical approach to self-help that would appeal to both guys and gals. Jean uses the metaphor of tools to drill down to the nitty gritty of how we sabotage ourselves, and how we can fix it. Sometimes all you need is a fresh perspective on those massive problems that look so impossible to deal with to cut them down to size. This book offers useful tools to do exactly that.

Miriam Knight   September 01, 2014
(Updated: September 01, 2014)
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This is a book to be slowly savored. Mark Nepo is a master of the human condition, which he reflects back to us with deep compassion. Drawing from every hue of spiritual tradition, he paints our struggles, pain, and joy with vivid strokes. Going from micro to macro, from the fears and weaknesses of everyday life to the sweep of human consciousness at its grandest, most inclusive and unbounded, his verbal artistry is as compelling as his spiritual vision of universal humanity. He sees into our souls and reflects them to us as incubators of our magnificence and...

Miriam Knight   August 06, 2014
(Updated: September 12, 2014)
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When a former veteran intelligence officer with the CIA talks about the shortcomings of the intelligence services, one tends to listen. The problem, Steele suggests, is that the clandestine services have tunnel vision, looking only at the data their operatives have collected, and ignoring the wealth of information from open sources freely available in newspapers, public media, and the Internet. He points out, and actually proved when challenged to pit his skills against the combined spying agencies, that this open source information is far more able to provide what should be the core function of intelligence, namely,...

Miriam Knight   August 06, 2014
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John Hope Bryant observes that life is about aspiration and opportunity, but that without opportunity you lose hope; and the most dangerous person in the world is a person without hope. Although this observation focused on the poor and disenfranchised in America's inner cities and in rural America, the statements can equally apply around the world. We have become acutely aware of the enormous divide between the top10% of the world’s population that owns 86% of its wealth, and the almost 50% of the population living in poverty. Poverty is not limited to one ethnic group nor...

Biography & Memoir
Miriam Knight   August 01, 2014
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This book is the account of the synchronicities and far out coincidences that let David Young to gradually and reluctantly accept that he wasn’t losing it and that George Harrison of the Beatles really did want to communicate to the world through him. David was originally a rock guitarist who then made a name for himself with relaxing instrumental music in which he plays two recorders in harmony at once. His musical background, combined with the fact that he is a longtime meditator and yoga practitioner, may have made him an ideal conduit for the energy that is...

Miriam Knight   July 15, 2014
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“The Money Nerve” is an empathetic look at the issues and situations that often trigger pain in our dealings with money issues. The different aspects of Wheeler’s colorful background as a certified public accountant, a standup comedian, mountain climber, and lifelong meditator all feed into the grounded and insightful advice he offers with a light touch. The book looks at the attitudes towards ourselves and towards money that we’ve picked up from parents, peers, teachers, employers, and, of course, the media. He provides illuminating exercises to discover where we have negative thoughts that keep us from achieving...

Miriam Knight   June 21, 2014

I can't believe I forgot to review this book - it is fantastic! I use it all the time. Not only does Barton have amazing recipes for both main dishes and accompanying veggies, he also has a list of seafood with details on what is sustainable, what can substitute for what and which fish are in season and when. His recipes contain a minimal number of ingredients so they are easy to follow, quick to prepare, and let the delicious flavor of the food come through. Some also have original combinations of ingredients that are surprisingly delicious....

Miriam Knight   June 18, 2014
(Updated: July 01, 2014)
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I believe that this book represents an important watershed in medical thinking. The delusion referred to in the title is that good medical practice is about finding the right drug to treat the symptoms of any given disease. Dr. Bland, who is a proponent of functional medicine, suggests otherwise. His subversive platform is to find and treat the underlying causes of the chronic and debilitating diseases that are making life a lot less fun for a rapidly growing majority of the population. The explosive increase of cancers, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune diseases and the like, has been...

Miriam Knight   June 10, 2014
(Updated: June 10, 2014)
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Master DDnard conveys life-changing wisdom with lightness and humor. Simple without being simplistic, profound lessons are conveyed with folk parables, pithy quotes, challenging questions and anecdotes drawn from her own remarkable experiences, all charmingly illustrated. She shows how to use ancient wisdom techniques like mindfulness in the context of 21st century life problems. Before you know it, you are reflecting on all the ways you have evaded responsibility in your own life, yet are buoyed by a sense of infinite possibility that pours from these pages like a spring of water in the desert. It is...

Miriam Knight   May 29, 2014
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A Worthy Addition to NDE Literature This deceptively slim volume presents a lot of information clearly and succinctly. Serrano pulls together reports from sources like near death experiencers, mediums, scientists, and medical doctors to counter the common criticisms of near death experiences put forward by would-be “debunkers.” He has a particularly straightforward way of presenting the experiences, explaining the phenomena reported, and relating them to corroborating reports and research – with all sources rigorously referenced. Having had many out-of-body experiences (OBEs) himself, which is a feature of the NDE phenomenon, Serrano was able to relate...

Miriam Knight   May 16, 2014
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When the trials in our lives become so draining that we lose our sense of who we are and where we were wanting to go, we may need help in refocusing and taking back our power. In Gates of Power, Nomi Bachar offers the next best thing to a live mentor – a comprehensive guide for looking at each facet of our lives to see where and why we may have strayed off our ideal path and how to get back on it. She provides many examples one can resonate with, along with exercises for getting...

Miriam Knight   May 13, 2014
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If you have not yet discovered the work of Joel Goldsmith, a spiritual teacher, healer and mystic who passed over 50 years ago, you have a treat in store. You may want to start with his seminal book, The Infinite Way, but this book stands on its own and is just as relevant now as when it was first delivered - perhaps even more so. At a time when it seems that the spiritual heart of humanity is being fought over like a bone by greed-driven interests, Goldsmith's wisdom shines like a homing beacon in the...

Miriam Knight   May 10, 2014
(Updated: May 20, 2014)
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Dr. Matveikova has managed to cram an impressive amount of useful, often surprising, and even entertaining information into this slim volume. She provides a great overview of the hollow tube that runs the length of our body from top to tail, its anatomy, how it functions, what goes wrong and why. Medically trained, but with an alternative perspective, she provides a balanced and integrative view of the best ways to bring the body back into balance and halt or even reverse the ravages of aging and the modern lifestyle. She is a great proponent of detoxification in...

Miriam Knight   April 26, 2014
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Induced after-death communication (IADC) is a real breakthrough in the fields of grief and trauma therapy. Allan L. Botkin, a Doctor of Psychology, worked for 20 years at a VA hospital and specialized in treating PTSD among combat veterans. He discovered that a variation of EMDR, or eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing, reliably induced after-death communications in his patients, giving them dramatic relief from the anger, guilt and sadness they had been carrying around the loss of comrades or casualties they had inflicted,and the general trauma of war. Dr. Botkin's patients are all convinced that their...

Miriam Knight   April 04, 2014
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This book is not easy to read, but it is important. Because it deals with subject matter that many would consider highly controversial, Dr. Chu expends great effort - and many pages - to lay the philosophical and historical groundwork for his thesis that humanity is and should be only an intermediate step in our destined evolution to cosmic beings. The enablers of this conscious evolution, he suggests, are technologies like robotics, nano technology, cloning and genetic manipulation. Having worked for General Motors where robotic research was a part of the landscape, he has, perhaps, fewer barriers...

Miriam Knight   March 31, 2014
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Hats off to Kelly Turner for her objective investigation of the factors behind so-called spontaneous remissions of advanced cancer. This paradigm-shifting book provides radically new perspectives on what should be considered important in treating cancer. Many of the case studies are taken from people who have gone through the best that Western medicine can offer, and when they were sent home to die had nowhere else to turn but to their own research and determination to live. Others rejected radiation and chemotherapy at the outset. The stories in the book detail the steps taken by each individual...

Miriam Knight   March 26, 2014
(Updated: March 26, 2014)
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Katherine Agranovich grew up as a Jew in the Soviet Union, experiencing the endemic anti-Semitism that subjected her to bullying from earliest childhood and to being barred from medical school despite having achieved the highest grades. She became a nurse, but her husband convinced her that there wasn’t a future for them and their son in Russia, and they were lucky enough to be granted political asylum in the United States along with her family. Katherine was about to enroll in medical school in the US, when she became pregnant with her second child, and went into...

Miriam Knight   March 18, 2014
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Endorsements from experts in the field: “In The Wahls Protocol, Dr. Wahls provides elegant first hand validation that diet truly represents the most powerful medicine. This book is totally supported by the most leading edge research and provides a beacon of hope when compared to the ever changing landscape of pharmaceutical recommendations for multiple sclerosis.” —David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain “Groundbreaking! Once you understand why you need to eat for health, Dr. Wahls delivers a detailed road map, guiding you step by step. This will be life...

Miriam Knight   February 08, 2014
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If you have that niggling feeling of discontent with yourself and your life, maybe you just need to get your creative juices flowing! Nothing matches that rush of joy and satisfaction you get when seeing your newborn child, but standing back and seeing your very own work of art certainly excites some of those same circuits. Whitney Ferre's book is like having a fairy creativity coach sitting on your shoulder, whispering in your ear, "You go girl/guy!! Get those feelings into form, and #%@& the critics..." The interesting thing is how this art thing is like priming...

Miriam Knight   January 25, 2014
(Updated: January 27, 2014)
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This quiet little gem of a book touched me deeply. The author is an emergency room physician with the soul of a poet, who shares anecdotes and observations on life that are often funny and always deeply moving. Through his decades of dealing in life and death, Dr. Profeta has clearly chosen to revere and celebrate life, in all its expressions. Throughout the book, his experiences as a Jew growing up in Indiana add depth and richness to the narrative of his life and work. He identifies deeply with people in pain – physical, emotional or...

Self-Help & Empowerment
Miriam Knight   December 24, 2013
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This book is an engaging diary of the experiences and subtle changes Kurt Koontz underwent during his month-long, 500 mile walk across the pilgrims route of the Camino de Santiago. It was like an extended journey home for Kurt, as the relationship issues with his girlfriend and with himself clarified themselves over the course of the walk. This awakening was midwifed by the deepening of his connection with nature, with the rigors of the Way, and by his encounters with his fellow pilgrims. It was particularly interesting to observe his growing understanding of what it really means to...

Spirituality & Religion
Miriam Knight   December 15, 2013
(Updated: December 15, 2013)
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Finding Happiness offers a soul-soothing contrast to the relentless litany of disasters that makes up our media diet. This docu-drama seamlessly blends a fictional storyline, beautifully portrayed by the luminous Elizabeth Rohm, with conversations with real members of Ananda communities, its spiritual leader, Swami Kriyananda, as well as pictures, footage and recreations of events in the history of the movement. Dozens of experiments in utopian communal living have come and gone in the last century, foundering on the rocks of the darker side of human nature and often the ego of its leaders. While Kriyananda’s life has...

Miriam Knight   December 12, 2013
(Updated: December 12, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Style 
 
4.0
Content 
 
4.0
Consciousness 
 
5.0

This is eye-opening book gives one hope for the future of humanity - in both senses of the word. What if you could increase your income by 50% - what would that do for your lifestyle? Well that is the effect that the kind of products and services described in this book can have on the rural poor of the Global South. In many cases it is the difference between a bare and shaky subsistence and having enough to drink clean water, sufficient food and educate children. We need the kind of pioneering thinking the authors...

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