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Red Hot Revolution

April 12th, 2010

Author: Arielle Mariewww.redhotrevolution.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Sophia Loren once said that “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” The quote is featured in Arielle Marie’s uplifting little book, Red Hot Revolution. There are many more inspirational words found on the pages of this pocket-size “gift.” Written in honor of her mother who died from ovarian cancer, Marie hopes to inspire baby boomer women to use their brave and passionate voices; to not fall silent as they head into their later years. The author will donate a portion of the proceeds from the... Read More

Second Chance at Your Dream

February 1st, 2010

Author: Dr. Dorothea Hover-Kramerwww.secondchancedream.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Dr. Dorothea Hover-Kramer is a psychotherapist and co-founder of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She has written Second Chance at Your Dream as a guide for healing, cleansing, and renewing. She works with ayurvedic energy centers, called chakras, to promote health and increase energy; to change destructive thought patterns and usher in freshness and vitality. The fifteen chapters include introduction and explanation of the body\’s seven major chakras and exercises to promote health... Read More

The Great Cholesterol Lie

February 1st, 2010

Author: Dr. Dwight Lundell & Lois Smithersgreatcholesterollie.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos I spend eight to ten hours daily as a patient service representative for a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. I talk to patients, both young and old, who work diligently at maintaining their health; some are dealing with hypertension issues, others may be managing diabetes, weight, or pain. They are engaged in a cycle of care that is seemingly efficient and comprehensive, but that also appears to have many of them feeling trapped and powerless. Dr. Dwight Lundell, co-author of The Great Cholesterol... Read More

Get Off the Couch, Potato!

January 14th, 2010

Author: Kathi Caseywww.kathicaseypilates.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Exercise—Easy…An oxymoron, or so I thought, until I read, “Get Off the Couch, Potato!” Author Kathi Casey, known as “The Healthy Boomer Body Expert,” has developed a 30-day powerful program that helps everyone throw those excuses out the window. Is your lifestyle sedimentary? Not to worry, these exercises are ones you can do laying on the couch while watching your favorite TV show, or as I discovered, even talking on the phone. They’re that simple. Designed to meet the needs of women who lack time to exercise,... Read More

The Truth about You – Be the Blessing of Love (CD)

October 13th, 2009

Author: Virginia Ellenwww.VirginiaEllen.net Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Virginia Ellen delves into the Aramaic language and the teachings of Jesus to offer guidance to the center of self. Ellen—mystic, healer, and motivator—is the creator and founder of Sacred Heart Yoga. She leads a journey to the core of being with meditative and soothing instructions found on CDs, The Truth About You and Be the Blessing of Love. Her calming demeanor, in word and its delivery, gently places the listener on a path to deeper thought and consciousness; if one remains open to it, her explanation on... Read More

I\’m Not OK, You\’re Not OK, But That\’s OK With God: Finding the Humor and Healing

July 15th, 2009

Author: Shelley Husseywww.shelleyhussey.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Hardly a person today can say they haven\’t been touched in some way by mental illness at certain points in their lives. Maybe it was their partner or spouse, their children, friends, or co-workers. This book was written for each and every one of these people because the author knows that mental illness does not recognize age or social boundaries. I found Hussey\’s book to be open, honest, and lighthearted; and her words will certainly give courage to many who struggle daily with deep fears, anxieties, and... Read More

Learning Later, Living Greater

June 11th, 2009

Author: Nancy Merz Mordstrom and John Merzwww.learninglater.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Nancy Merz Nordstrom is the director of the Elderhostel Institute Network. Nordstrom, together with author Jon F. Merz, has written this thorough explanation about the ways in which “after-50” adults can claim life-learning as a valid piece of a healthy, vibrant latter-year experience. The resources, which are outlined in detail throughout 15 chapters, have been utilized by both men and women and have produced tremendous results. Nordstrom quotes a Chinese proverb: “Learning is a treasure that will... Read More

Off Kilter

May 13th, 2009

Author: Linda C. Wisniewskiwww.pearlsong.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Striking a balance in life is a process; it\’s tedious at times, and certainly harder for some than others. Linda Wisniewski, “wife, friend, writer, teacher, librarian,” writes about her challenges as she strives to achieve that balance. Linda suffers from scoliosis. Marked physically with the seemingly “off-kilter” framework of her body, it was difficult for her to deny her external “imbalance.” She railed against it, using yoga, stretching and meditation to “untwist”... Read More

When the Sun Goes Down: Planning the Funeral of Your Life

April 14th, 2009

Author: Betty Breuhauswww.whenthesun.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel One might pick this book up so they can learn the importance of planning for end of life issues such as funerals, caskets, wills, cremation, funeral homes, etc. While theses topics are covered extensively with gentleness and expertise, readers will also find a hidden gem throughout the pages. Reading a book about being involved with closure on one\’s life was eye opening. I learned as much about living, as I learned about dying. The author causes you to reflect on what you want to leave behind. One is nudged to consider... Read More

Tormented Souls

February 12th, 2009

Author: Missie Huberwww.wheatmark.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Author Missie Huber makes it clear from the onset of Tormented Souls that the purpose of writing her story wasn\’t to gain sympathy for the loss of her beloved brother, Jack, whose life was cut short due to a drug overdose; or for the death of her father to cirrhosis of the liver just a few years after, nor was it about the bravado. After losing Jack, her brother Mark succumbed to the same addiction and the heartaches continued. Two brothers in the same family? How could this be? The author vowed this would never happen... Read More