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Galloping Words

March 31st, 2008

Author: Meredith Laskowwww.meredithlaskow.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson I\’m scared of poetry. It reveals too much. It can touch my very core just when I\’ve managed to be alone with my own thoughts, mostly hidden, some displayed. In Galloping Words, Poet Laureate Meredith Laskow will not allow the reader to hide behind forgotten emotions or past hurts. Not even past joys! Her words speak of freedom, then darkness; dreams, then isolation. I found myself in nearly every page. On page 28 in Treasure, she writes… If we are the end product of our memories and experiences, And... Read More

Bertha-size Your Life

March 31st, 2008

Author: Jane CarrollBertha-size Your Life Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson If I used one word to describe this book it would be, F-U-N. But then again, there\’s another; “revelations.” And yet another; “perspective.” My list goes on and on. I enjoyed this read so much that I finished in two days. Jane Carroll opens her story with the “Empty Nest” blues as her last child leaves via the altar, but she quickly turns the theme around into a wonderful adventure of enlightenment, encouragement, and self-love. One that helps the reader in sorting out the past, the present, and the... Read More

Give Wings to Your Dreams

March 31st, 2008

Author: Lauren E. SullivanInspired Life Design Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson I want to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Going one step further, I\’ll add that I really don\’t believe it matters what stage of life you\’re experiencing, you\’ll find something within the pages of this book that resonates within. Ms Sullivan\’s book is warm, inviting, and almost like having your own personal life coach sitting across from you helping you to make sense of the chaos and showing you how to take charge of your broken dreams, encouraging you all the way. I felt a kinship... Read More

The Smart Couple\’s Guide to the Wedding of Your Dreams

March 31st, 2008

Author: Judith Sherven, Ph. D & James Sniechowskwww.smartweddingcouples.com Reviewed By: Lynn C. Tolson As relationship trainers, motivational speakers, and workshop leaders, the authors of this book have credentials. Drs. Sherven & Sniechowski wrote Be Loved for Who You Really Are (St. Martin”s Press, 2003), The New Intimacy (Health Communications, 1997), and Opening to Love 365 Days a Year (Health Communications, 2000). Married since 1988, they also have the personal experience of marriage longevity in the difficult-to- navigate labyrinth of relationships. Their co-authored... Read More

Gratitude Works: Open Your Heart to Love

March 31st, 2008

Author: Katherine Scherer and Eileen Bodohwww.gratitudeworks.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Gratitude Works: Open Your Heart to Love It\’s a new year. Time to make changes. I can\’t think of a better way to begin than to count your blessings and be grateful. May I suggest that you allow Katherine and Eileen to help you with your mission? Their book offers 365 opportunities to give thanks. You can read it from cover to cover as I did and feel an overwhelming recognition of how blessed you are, or you can read one reflection a day and focus on that particular blessing all day long.... Read More

LifeLines: A Collection of Works by Six Women

March 31st, 2008

Author: See Review for list of authorswww.lifelinesweb.com Reviewed By: Lynn C. Tolson Amy Landa, Linda Levitt, Missy Martin, Diane Amento Owens, Ann McCoole Rigby, Susan Tully LifeLines is a compilation of essays written by six women. Each author conveys her unique personality within a main text: women writing about the human condition in a perfectly female perspective. Each writer had another career besides that as daughter, wife, and mother, among them a teacher, astrologer, accountant, occupational therapist, public administrator, and mental health administrator. For these women, who met... Read More

Outshining the Moon

March 31st, 2008

Author: Jerelyn CradenOutshining the Moon Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson I have to say I really enjoyed this book. A little bit of strong language in some spots, however, the story was a good one full of creativity and imagination. Vessie, the main character, is snowbound in her car and from the get-go, in danger of dying. What does one do in a situation like this? We reflect. This is what Vessie offers throughout the rest of the book as she waits in her car with nothing but her inner child for company. Taking you from one stage of her childhood as a psychic first, then a healer, to losing... Read More

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

March 31st, 2008

Author: Diana Estillhttp://dianaestill.com Reviewed By: Patti Hill Diana has the gift of seeing the stresses and strife of everyday life through the lens of humor. \’Driving\’ is laugh-out-loud hilarious. By opening the doors to her own family fun, crisis, accidents and chaos we are taken on a road trip through life. Crazy antics, life experiences and lessons of life are laced with humor. Laughing at her stories makes us chuckle at our own similar ones and allows us to realize they weren\’t as bad as we thought them to be. \’Driving\’ promises to bring cheer to... Read More

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories

March 31st, 2008

Author: Carol Bradley BursackMinding Our Elders Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Carol has managed to offer support by sharing stories of those who are caring for the Greatest Generation. As many baby boomers continue to watch our parents, their friends, and treasured aunts and uncles decline, they will find comfort in the words of all the caregiving stories compiled in Minding Our Elders. This is a nice book to breeze through if you are in that caretaking role. You are sure to relate to one that has walked a similar path and can share some insight into exactly what you are going through. It\’s... Read More

Ahead of Your Time: A Complete Guide for End- of-Life Planning

February 25th, 2008

Author: Dick and Sue Coffinwww.aheadofyourtime.net Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel This is one of the best books you can give a loved one if they understand the beauty of planning for death and dying. It is also a helpful book for baby boomers who like to plan ahead. The Coffins offer a complete guidebook for the end of life choices that will help you and your loved ones feel comforted prior to a death. Who better to write the book than a couple who owns Rogan\’s Memorials and deals with dying regularly. The book allows opportunities to make your wishes known before faced with the death and... Read More