BOOK REVIEWS

 

 

Tiger Heart, Tiger Mind
How to Empower Your Dream  
A Zentrepreneur’s Guide
By Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold
Ministers of the Republic of Tea
Authors Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold want you to become a Zentrepreneur!
Never heard of the word? It means an alternative view of becoming successful in business using Zen wisdom with an entrepreneurial spirit. Ultimately it is someone who has made his or her life richer by living a defined dream. They should know, the authors run one of the most successful tea companies, The Republic of Tea, and want to share their Zen-inspired approach to success in business and life.

The authors looked to a noble animal — the tiger — with its inner force to transform mental and emotional energy into physical energy. Like the tiger, we also can unleash hidden powers to create a life of confidence and beauty. Throughout the book they describe practical tips on how to accomplish what they call a “luminous state of awareness.”

This is an inspiring book that reinforces the messages:  To thine own self be true, you matter and your dreams matter.  I found this book especially helpful in addressing my own people-pleasing motivations that have me running my life in too many directions.

The fourth book in the author’s acclaimed Zentrepreneur Guide® series, this book teaches us how to cultivate the inner process of self-mastery that will empower our lives. Rubin & Gold explain how we can look within, and recognize and understand our “tiger heart and tiger mind” in order to live an existence of beauty and grace.

Published by the Newmarket Press, this book is available at your local bookstore.
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis



Work with Passion
How to Do What You Love for a Living
By Nancy Anderson
Wouldn’t you rather brag about your career than complain about your job?

In “Work with Passion,” the author reveals the most effective and rewarding approach to business and career success: Discovering our passion and finding our own niche. Her book follows the step-by-step program she initiates with all her clients and carefully guides us through every step.

The program follows the ten “Passion Secrets” of powerful people and includes clarifying goals, trusting instincts, how to do research and meet people whose passion matches yours. Nancy lists 10 “Passion Secrets,” such as “The first step to power is clarity,” “Powerful people do not want to be like anyone else,” and “Powerful people trust their instincts.”   

Reading “Work with Passion” is like having a personal meeting with a master career consultant. While reading it, I felt inspired to make choices, take chances and recognize opportunities. It has practical tips on networking, developing a resume and writing a query letter that gets results.

This is an informative, easy-to-read book for those who want to discover their passion, learn the secrets of career success, and the joys of working at what they love the most.

Published by New World Library, this book is available at your local bookstore, or by calling toll-free: 1-800-97-BOOKS, or see  www.newworldlibrary.com
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis

 

5 Gifts for an ABUNDANT LIFE
By Diane Harmony
Before I open a new book I always like to take in the cover and then turn the text over to see what it says on the back. When I gazed upon the author’s photo, I was remarkably drawn to it. There before me was a gorgeous light-filled lady with endearing eyes. She owns a face that assured me what was inside was authentic, fresh and new.

As I continued reading “the Gifts” I quickly realized this was not a passive read. This author was going to require ACTION from me to activate “Gratitude, Intention, Forgiveness, Tithing and Surrender.”
All of a sudden this amazing little book became large and demanding in what it promised to deliver. I was drawn and motivated to carefully follow the instructions that will move the reader to a future we all desire: Abundance, Wealth and Freedom!

I trust that you too, will be pulled to enter a lucky period or cycle in your life. You can create the opportunities to turn your Wheel of Fortune and have great things show up.

This is a marvelous tool to add to your library and share with others. Your investment in Diane Harmony’s wise words will multiply again and again. This is a great gift book as well!

Published by Universal Harmony House, this book is available at your local bookstore, or by calling (800) 955-7452.
Reviewed by Joan McNeill Ph.D., R.N.

 

How To Turn Anger Into Love
A Spiritual Guide
By Dr. Reshmi M. Siddique & Mahmood I. Siddique, D.O.
Did you know that 90% of the world’s population mismanages anger which leads not only to violent behavior, but for most of us, heart disease, depression, asthma and of course cancer. Yet only 10% of us manage anger in an assertive way and very few understand the spiritual significance of the flip side of the coin of dealing with anger.

In “How To Turn Anger Into Love,” you will finally learn how to harness this energy and transform it in a psychologically alchemical way to actually experience love, self-esteem, prosperity, compassion and the natural byproduct of better health.

Anger is a natural instinct or feeling given to us as human beings, and when we learn to transform it in a healthy way by seeing it as a powerful motivating energy rather than a negative depletive energy, we will be well on our way to a true transformation in taking action rather than reacting at the primitive level.

“How To Turn Anger Into Love” teaches us that although anger is an “unpleasant” experience, we can learn to empower our relationships and really reclaim our authentic power as human beings. Our health will become more vibrant from the exercises and information which is comprehensively laid out in this excellent book, as well as obtaining spiritual fulfillment and the ever-so-coveted peace of mind we yearn for while harboring resentments.

I highly recommend this book for everyone whether or not you think you have a “problem with anger,” as we often walk through life confronted with this emotion that usually hits without warning. Now you will have the tools to deal with anything that crosses your path!
Published by Qualhealth Inc., this book is available at your local bookstore.
Reviewed by Dr. Maryel McKinley

 

Invisible Acts Of Power
Personal Choices That Create Miracles
By Caroline Myss
Best-selling author and medical intuitive, Dr. Caroline Myss, has created a fantastic new book called “Invisible Acts of Power,” one of the most inspiring books in her collection. Myss’ vast experience with the human psyche and how the chakra system interrelates with mythology, the Sacraments and the Kabbalah is unprecedented by any other author or expert in the field today.

What really makes this book hard to put down are the real life stories of people she has helped and their miraculous healing experiences by simply following Myss’ direction.
Each chapter is devoted to the seven chakras and includes examples of how to utilize their power through examples and exercises at the end of the chapter.

In “Invisible Acts Of Power,” Myss exposes myths that our human “tribe” has bought into for thousands of years, much to the detriment of our spiritual development and evolution. My favorite is chapter seven on the 7th chakra which concentrates on the gifts of the spirit and how Divine acts of selfless service can raise our consciousness to unlimited and unfathomable heights.

A perfect book for Caroline Myss fans and a great book to introduce those who are unfamiliar with her amazing work — which will make you want to delve into her entire collection.

Published by Free Press, this book is available at your local bookstore.
Reviewed by Dr. Maryel McKinley    
 


The One Who is Not Busy
By Darlene Cohen
Breathe in—DEEP–and HOLD…  Through interactive Zen techniques, author and Zen priestess, Darlene Cohen, explores how a person can be “busy and not busy” at the same time. She wanted to write this short book about a “business-world” topic but put it off for years because she was just “too busy. ”

As a result of meditation techniques and “skills” she describes in the book, Darlene brings a unique and fresh approach to time management. She describes her proven techniques through examples of six people who are overwhelmed, tired of their jobs, frustrated and trapped, or exhausted. I read these examples with interest and could almost see myself in most of them, so I continued reading to learn how I might find relief or “enlightenment” as Darlene calls it.

Her alternatives to the busyness of our stressed-out society feature techniques for organizing our minds to create a seamless life with brief meditation practices, at-your-desk stretching and breathing techniques, and easy-to-follow simultaneous inclusion exercises. The six busy case studies affirmed a previously impossible dream — to drastically reduce stress and to approach life and work in a deeply meaningful way. Her methods seem like a tried-and-true approach to a better life, and certainly a viable alternative to dropping out or terminal overwhelm.

Published by Gibbs-Smith, this book is available at your local bookstore, or online at
www.gibbs-smith.com
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis


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