BOOK REVIEWS

 

Sexual Fitness
7 Essential Elements to Optimizing Your Sensuality, Satisfaction, and Well-Being
By Hank C.K. Wuh M.D. & MeiMei Fox 
Who needs Viagra when you can have it all — naturally! “Sexual Fitness” is a brilliant new book, written by an M.D. that gives us back our power and teaches us how to utilize a holistic approach to optimizing and increasing our sexual satisfaction and well-being. Yes, we can take control of our lives and learn how to mange seven elements that affect our sexuality in the “Sexual Fitness” thirty-day program. The seven elements Dr. Wuh focuses on are: diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, sensual stimulation and medications. 

Dr. Wuh has innovatively incorporated a time-honored ancient wisdom of natural botanicals with modern day medical research and has developed a comprehensive program anyone can follow, regardless of age, sex, or present sexual fitness. 

Dr. Wuh’s work has already impacted millions of men and women with the refreshing perspective that is now offered in this new book. For more information, go to his website at www.sexualfitnessMD.com

Published by Penguin Putnam, this book is available at local bookstores. 
Reviewed By Maryel McKinley, Ph.D 

 

Spiritual Medicine
Transform Your Health, Life and Relationships
By Laurie Leah Levine 
In “Spiritual Medicine,” author Laurie Leah Levine provides readers with the most up-to-date information on holistic health, natural therapy, spiritual and metaphysical tools and techniques for increasing self awareness, getting in touch with inner spirituality, staying healthy, and creating abundance and happy relationships. 

If you are ready to let go of the pain in your life and get out of your rut, the author will provide you self- improvement tools to enable you to do this. 

Levine says, “The first step on the path to wholeness is to learn how to love and accept ourselves fully.” Easy to say but she actually shares her own steps to living a passionate life. First on her list is: “Take time each day to connect with yourself either by meditation, prayer or making sure you have some quiet, personal time for rest and relaxation.” Love of self is the primary ingredient to the spiritual medicine she prescribes. 

“Spiritual Medicine” is about how to improve all aspects of life starting with looking at belief patterns and identifying ways in which we interact with the world. It sounds like a big order but the author has twenty years of knowledge that can be utilized into action for positive results in a step-by-step method that is easy to read. Each chapter in the book focuses on a particular area of life which includes: “Freedom from pain,” “Creating work you love,” “Loving rituals for the family,” “Having emotional freedom,” “Building successful relationships” and “Understanding life, death and beyond.” 

It seems many are looking to bring more joy and fulfillment into life but aren’t sure just how to get started. It’s all in this book, which may well be the most important self-help book of the decade. 

Published by Publisher’s Group West, you may order this book by calling (800) 337-BOOK. 
Reviewed By Kathy DeSantis, CMP 

 

THE TWELVE CONDITIONS OF A MIRACLE 
The Miracle Workers Handbook 
By Dr. Michael Abrams 
This is an extraordinary contribution for any individual on the path to excavate the “rules” for manifestation and the “blueprints” to live a more blessed life. It is by applying the easy-to-read principles discussed here that we can begin to be the artist of our own future. Dr. Abrams’ twelve conditions are concrete, to the point and ready to use today. If you desire a future that embodies “security, peace of mind, freedom and fun” this book will take you there. All that will be required is your willingness, daily attention and maintenance to these outlined principles and these gifts are rightfully yours! Watch your life transform, share this book with friends who still believe you get extra points for living life the hard way and you will be practicing the condition of “giving.” Your timing is perfect, read this book and take the opportunity to become a miracle worker in your own life and in the lives of others. 
Published by Abundance Media, this book is available at your favorite bookstore or by calling (303) 527-3144. 
Reviewed By Dr. Joan McNeill 

 

The Conflict Between Us
Is the Conflict Within Me 
By Charles Leviton, Ed.D and Patti Leviton, Cht, CGIT 
This is the breakthrough book on relationship and communication! How do we define love and relationships? How do we explain the irresistible factors that draw individual men and women to each other? What is the chemistry that makes one person special? 

Most research paints a depressing picture of relationships that start well, build to a passionate peak and then slide into disillusionment and failure. 

This book contends that relationships are not blind luck or accidents of nature, fate or random connections, but tend to be an appropriate match that describes and defines where each individual is in the psychological growth pattern of balance and imbalance. Like a magnet, we draw a specific type of person who connects with us in both positive and negative ways to reflect and mirror the unfinished business of life that we need to work on within ourselves. Thus, our partner becomes a stand-in for parts of ourselves with which we are in conflict. 

Journey with the Levitons as they focus on the dual needs of ALL people, the need to feel loved and equally important, the need to give love and please others. All external relationships are simply reflections of an internal conflict of these two personal hungers to love and be loved. Healing one heals the other. 

Published by Phoenix Rising Press, this book is available through www.Amazon.com , www.BarnesandNoble.com , or order direct at (888) 791-6329. 
Reviewed By Kay Walburger 

 

Why Do Fools Fall In Love? 
Experiencing the Magic, Mystery and Meaning of Successful Relationships
By Janice R. Levine and Howard Markman
Oprah regular Howard Markman and Harvard Psychiatry Professor, Dr. Janice Levine, have delved into the mystery of relationship in this unique book “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” Readers will find essays from many famous couples, including Christopher Reeves and Dana Moro-sine, Al and Tipper Gore, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, George and Barbara Bush, and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

In “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” thirty marriage and family experts set aside their professional personae to explain the chemistry of long lasting relationships. The element of deep emotional bonding and riveting personal experience revealed in the pages of this book is intimate and real — bringing to light the positive vision and deep compassion that is an underlying theme throughout the book’s essays.

 This remarkable little book is a wonderful mixture of psychology coupled with personal insight, passion and the right dose of the scientific — “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” appears to have all the right ingredients of a great book while exhibiting time tested recipes to everlasting love. 

Published by Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Co., this book is available at local bookstores. Reviewed By Maryel McKinley, Ph.D 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE FOR THE MYSTICAL LOVER 101
True Stories of Soulmates Brought Together by Divine Intervention 
By Arielle Ford 
"Hot Chocolate For the Mystical Lover” will remind the reader that karmic charm does work for ordinary people to mystically connect them with their soulmate. Author Arielle Ford provides a heartwarming and inspirational collection of 101 true stories of such soul encounters in this book, also containing a validating ‘Foreward’ by Deepak Chopra.

 Each story has its own unique circumstances with the same underlying message ? each recognized their soulmate on some level and there is always hope your soulmate can arrive any time no matter your age. Reading the stories is like experiencing a miracle. For example, in the story “Chinese Fortune Cookie” a couple meet each other at a party but awaken to their destiny when they crack open the fortune cookies. 

Ford says many people believe that finding the love of their life rests in the hands of fate and that this will be a person who seems spiritually simpatico because they have lived many lifetimes together in the past. After reading these amazing and romantic stories I feel certain our prayers are heard and a loving presence watches over us to help find our divine counterpart. 

I was delighted to find personal information about the contributors included as well as a way to contact them. If you want to feel warm fuzzies or give a lot of encouragement to a lonely friend then this book will definitely satisfy! 

Published by The Penguin Group, this book is available at your local bookstore or you may order online at www.penguinputnam.com  
Reviewed By Kathy DeSantis, CMP


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