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The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Donna Heneswww.thequeenofmyself.com Reviewed By: Lynn C. Tolson Donna Henes states that she has thirty years experience as an “urban shaman and contemporary ceremonialist” and that she was a “proud member of the pioneering Sixties Generation.” When she found herself lacking in role models to mentor her through middle age, Henes chose to use her own leadership abilities. She developed “The Queen” image for herself and her cohorts. In doing so, she created not only a royal attitude, but also a lifestyle guide. Henes has established an enriching experiential... Read More

The Art of Table Dancing

April 2nd, 2008

Author: DC Stanfawww.dcstanfa.com/ Reviewed By: Patti Trapp DC Stanfa is an amazing author who pours humor and the importance of self-esteem into her writing. This compilation of true stories covers childhood; questioning authority and religion, through adulthood; with all its pain and pleasure, dating and rejection, angst and discovery. It is well written, enjoyable and is at times painfully honest. The Art of Table Dancing is about the transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful womanhood¬óinside and out. DC openly shares learning to accept herself, love herself and to trust her own instincts;... Read More

Our Lady of Weight Loss

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Janice Taylorwww.ourladyofweightloss.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Maybe it\’s because I was raised Catholic, but I thought Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal was off the scale. I\’ve never seen a diet book quite like it. It\’s creative, clever, and full of wit and fun. The illustrations are worth more than the price of the book. Janice is an artist and she shares illustrations of her art work that will make you belly laugh. Her thought on losing weight is to do something creative when you think... Read More

Funky To Fabulous

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Eli Davidsonwww.funkytofabulous.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Those of us who have embarked on creating positive change in our lives know how daunting this journey can be. Whether the struggle is with weight, unfulfilled financial or personal goals, or with patterns of negativity that we just can\’t seem to break, Eli Davidson\’s Funky to Fabulous uses humor, wit, and sound advice to identify those struggles and then, catapults us forward. A motivational speaker and an Authentic Success Coach with a master\’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, Eli is creative, upbeat,... Read More

Falling in Love Again

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Monica Morris, PhDwww.monicabmorris.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos In this “mature woman\’s guide to finding romantic fulfillment” the reader finds a plethora of sound advice and information. Women embarking on the dating scene after either a divorce or the death of a loved-one will find this guide sensible, practical and enlightening—dispelling some of the fears that come with “getting back out there.” Dr. Morris answers questions dealing with online dating, future sexual relations, and everything in- between. She includes a chapter titled “Useful... 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

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

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

Sheltering Thoughts about Loss and Grief

February 25th, 2008

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O\’Neillwww.shelteringthoughts.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Sharon Gilchrest O\’Neill has been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over twenty-five years. In Sheltering Thoughts O\’Neill offers comfort to those going through the grieving process. Navigating across grief\’s terrain can seem lonely and uncertain. ShelteringThoughts is a warm embrace; hand-holding guidance; a tender voice filled with encouragement. Words of comfort from people like Helen Keller, C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell and Elizabeth Kubler Ross serve as reminders that we are... Read More

The Just B Method – DVD

February 25th, 2008

Author: Bernadette Giorgiwww.justbpilates.com/home.htm Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Attitude: Ballet & Pilates Fusion Beyond 50 and Fabulous Bernadette Giorgi, certified Fitness & Pilates Trainer and Martial Artist, has developed this gentle, yet challenging exercise program that is sure to produce results. The DVD takes you through a complete workout which strengthens core muscles, sculpts the body and increases flexibility. Tailored to meet the needs of both the beginner and those that exercise regularly, the routine combines the graceful movements of ballet with the fluid movements... Read More