BOOK REVIEWS

 

 

BEING HERE
Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment
By Ariel & Shya Kane

Over the years, the Kanes, internationally-acclaimed authors, seminar leaders and consultants, have discovered what it takes to have a healthy relationship. They are all about helping people discover satisfaction and increased productivity in their lives.

This couple has discovered, in their own words, majesty and magic in the ordinary yet the profound, without focus on problematic aspects of life. Using personal experiences and drawing examples from their life together as a couple, this book offers more of their transformational approach to success. Incorporating stories that illustrate a new approach to life, “Being Here” teaches us to simply “be” without much trouble.  By following your heart, there are unlimited possibilities in life.

Being in the here and now is all it takes to have Instantaneous Transformation. Being “in the mo-
ment” can transform even an ordinary circumstance into a profoundly moving, and enlightening event. Forgiveness and compassion, dissolving “mechanical” behaviors, helping others, following your heart’s desire, engaging in life, (versus just participating in) as well as topics of communication and balance are the key highlights of this discussion. 

The Kanes, forever on a life journey of enlightenment, outline their unique perspective through a collection of three stories, showing compassion, forgiveness and enlightenment. Their methodology will allow you to begin the process of well-being and satisfaction, almost immediately.

Published by Ask Productions, Inc., this book is available at your local bookstore or on the website at www.ask-inc.com
Reviewed by Sonia von Matt Stoddard




TRUE SELF, TRUE WEALTH
A Pathway to Prosperity
By Peter Cole, ChFc, LCSW and Daisy Reese, LCSW

Financial success is available to all of us. Financial empowerment is the key to this success. This book takes into account the psychological factors that may lead to or inhibit decisions that factor into implementing a strong financial plan. Offering step-by-step guidelines, this book offers essential concepts that can be ap-plied to daily life.

Authors Peter Cole and Daisy Reese, pioneers in the emerging field of nuero-ecomonics suggest that our emotions are a primary influence of economic choices. This book holds a unique approach to improve our economic status.

Inspirational quotes and material from teachers, gurus, as well as exercises and examples abound.

Published by Atria Books/Beyond Words Publishing, Inc.,  this book is available at your local bookstore or on the website at www.beyondword.com
Reviewed by Sonia von Matt Stoddard




THE SUCCESS CODE
A Revolutionary Plan for Creating A Phenomenal Life
By Brendan Nichols

An international speaker, Brendan Nichols has discovered the path to cracking the code of success. Unlocking a five-part “code” is the secret to awakening an extraordinary inner power that gives you the ability to attain success and a remarkable life. This includes maintenance of the elements of being a visionary leader, a “take-action” personality, a bit of poetry, wisdom and spirit.

Discussions include real-life comparisons to a few great leaders, like Gandhi, Mandela and King, as well as current presidential hopefuls who all embody some form of the elements.
This book displays how to discover your unique blueprint for success.

Published by Morgan.James Publishing, this book is available at your local bookstore or on the website at www.TheSuccessCode.com
Reviewed by Sonia von Matt Stoddard




MAKING A LIFE
MAKING A LIVING
Reclaiming Your Purpose and Passion in Business and in Life
By Mark Albion

Do you ever wish you could start over in life without sacrificing what you have already earned?  This is exactly what author, Mark Albion, a former professor at Harvard Business School, highly-successful Fortune 500 consultant, and part owner of lucrative businesses, did. And, he includes interviews with about a dozen others who found the courage and motivation to change directions in mid-track, successfully.

Albion believes we can pursue a good living, make enough money to enjoy what we want and need in life, as well as find time to nurture ourselves and our passions. And, we can benefit society in the process.

This book includes sections on questioning who we are in order to find our true passions and desires, and illustrations on how to make happiness a habit. The next section gives instructions on how to establish our purpose and measure success, as well as how to impart our values to others. In the last two sections, the author illustrates the development of accomplishing values that we have selected and where to find opportunity as well as honor the past, celebrate the present and embrace the future.

Published by Warner Books, this book is available at your local bookstore or on the website at www.twbookmark.com
Reviewed by Sonia von Matt Stoddard




DISCOVER WELLNESS
How Staying Healthy Can Make You Rich
By Dr. Bob Hoffman and Dr. Jason A. Deitch

The authors, both physicians, offer an innovative solution to America’s healthcare crisis. They suggest that we should all take an active role in our health as well as seek out policy-makers to reduce the risk of chronic lifestyle disease.

They suggest that by taking the steps outlined, we will be able to heal America’s economy, increase our personal wealth and live a healthier, more active life.

Published by Center Path Publishing, this book is available at your local bookstore or on the website at www.DiscoverWellnessCenter.com
Reviewed by Sonia von Matt Stoddard




DIVINE ABUNDANCE
Keys to Unlock Your Inner Wisdom
By Aileen Nobles

Attaining abundance and getting what we want seems to be an elusive dream to many of us, but it can be done if we know the science that is proven to be successful. It’s more than just wishful thinking. The key is in how you use your mind, and to control thoughts in harmony with what you want, which basically involves thinking about it, getting excited, and believing it is with you now.

Aileen masterfully describes this basic concept with some of the tools and knowledge of the laws of the universe to bust you out of your old way of thinking and into making your thoughts work for you. She simplifies understanding the process of “the secret” to divine abundance which makes it easy to tune into your “inner wisdom” and create the life of your dreams.

As I read this book,I began a transition from thinking in my usual way to practicing my new tools of thinking. I have already manifested some items that have been on my wish list for years. 
Aileen has been in practice over thirty years helping people turn their lives around, allowing them to become happier, more productive, creative and spiritual. One of the pioneers in the area of spiritual self-help, she has been a practitioner of hypnosis, NLP, (neuro-linguistic programming) intuition and EFT (emotional freedom technique). Aileen now uses EFT almost exclusively because of the astounding results she most often sees.

She is host of a weekly syndicated radio show “Quantum Soup” and has her own cable television show “Light Transformation” where she demonstrates how EFT can work seeming miracles, releasing fears, sadness, and anxiety which are blocks to allowing divine abundance and the happy, higher, valid self we were meant to be.

Published by Light Transformation Publishing, this book is available in bookstores and at: www.aileennobles.com
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis




THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH
The Proven Mental Program to a Life of Wealth
By Wallace D. Wattles

If you want to know how to get rich, author Wallace Wattles can tell you as he spent a lifetime learning the laws of success that are already documented in the writings of the world’s greatest philosophers. His book The Science of Getting Rich offers a practical manual intended for readers whose most pressing need is for attracting money but don’t have the time, the means nor the op-portunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics. Yet they want results and are willing to accept the conclusions of science as a basis for action without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

Wattles outlines a clear plan of action in this short book which was deduced from the conclusion of philosophy he had personally and thoroughly tested, finding that indeed, it works. Each chapter describes how to overcome barriers and work with direct methods that attract wealth. The end of the book includes Wattle’s rare essay “How to Get What You Want,” a brilliant refresher of his laws of wealth creation.

Published by Penguin Books, this book is available in bookstores, online stores and at: www.penguin.com
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis




MASTERING LIFE'S ENERGIES
Simple Steps to a Luminous Life at Work and Play
By Maria Nemeth, PhD

Given a choice, we would all like to have more moments when we experience something joyously awesome and think “this is the best!” That is a luminous moment. It is unfortunate that those moments are all too brief, and we don’t know how to attain a luminous life more often. “Mastering Life’s Energies” shows how to make our lives better, allowing for more of these great moments. She details specific methods for bringing luminosity into our lives on a consistent basis. She says this also lets us view the world with a younger, more vibrant outlook too.

Her book is filled with true life success stories and easy-to-implement exercises proven effective for teaching thousands of people a new skill set that lightens their lives. Skill sets include gaining mastery of all the life energies — time, money physical vitality, relationship, creativity and enjoyment — to bring forth vital dreams and aspirations, learning to overcome the self-limiting internal conversations that prevent taking desired action and to create a support system.
Innovative strategies and practical sound advice will enable the reader to learn to experience a greater sense of grace and ease in everyday life.

Published by New World Library, this book is available in bookstores, online, and at: www.newworldlibrary.com
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis




GETTING RICH
The Proven Mental Program to a Life of Wealth
By Wallace D. Wattles

If you want to know how to get rich, author Wallace Wattles can tell you as he spent a lifetime learning the laws of success that are already documented in the writings of the world’s greatest philosophers. His book The Science of Getting Rich offers a practical manual intended for readers whose most pressing need is for attracting money but don’t have the time, the means nor the op-portunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics. Yet they want results and are willing to accept the conclusions of science as a basis for action without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

Wattles outlines a clear plan of action in this short book which was deduced from the conclusion of philosophy he had personally and thoroughly tested, finding that indeed, it works. Each chapter describes how to overcome barriers and work with direct methods that attract wealth. The end of the book includes Wattle’s rare essay “How to Get What You Want,” a brilliant refresher of his laws of wealth creation.

Published by Penguin Books, this book is available in bookstores, online stores and at: www.penguin.com
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis




CREATIVE ABUNDANCE
By Aliza McCracken
Aliza McCracken is a person you feel immediately drawn to — a rare soul with the true ability, despite her busy schedule, to make one feel special and important. Words like “humility” and “grace” fit perfectly for this sprite-like beauty.

A Vietnamese orphan, who was adopted into an American family, Aliza feels those experiences have made her a more loving and compassionate person. They have also, she says, shaped who she has become as an artist and being. A child prodigy, she began painting at age 4, and was an acknowledged professional by the time she was 15.

“In my latest artistic book, Creative Abundance, the intention is to nourish our fondest dreams through love, courage and devotion. Most importantly, by aspiring to loving compassion, we experience the abundance of heaven on earth.”

Aliza’s books are available at: www.alizamccracken.com
Reviewed by Mary Lou Romagno


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