Captivating! I just finished reading, "This Is Your Brain On Joy" by Dr. Earl Henslin. What a great read!
The book is filled with practical informationCaptivating! I just finished reading, "This Is Your Brain On Joy" by Dr. Earl Henslin. What a great read!
The book is filled with practical information. Dr. Henslin explains how thinking and behavior changes a person's brain. Dr. Henslin explains about the brain in a humorous and simple way. He tells about tips and techniques for impacting each part of the brain (music, movies, suppliments, medications, relaxation, breathing, exercise etc.)
What I enjoyed most was his listing of steps and advice to improve brain health. He details in length various mental disorders and brain problems,gives ways to turn a negative into a positive attribute. He suggests scriptures to read, prayers to pray, music to listen to and so much more......
Brave Fish: Identity, Love, Faith by Vincent H. Chough Book Review
The Brave Fish: Identity, Love, Faith Book was so hard to put down! When I started reBrave Fish: Identity, Love, Faith by Vincent H. Chough Book Review
The Brave Fish: Identity, Love, Faith Book was so hard to put down! When I started reading about how the author has overcome such adversity, it was truly amazing to me. As I read, I couldn't wait to see how Vincent Chough's life would change and how he got through it!
When I read The Brave Fish: Identity, Love, Faith Book, I was drawn to the author as individual. You can feel the strength he has been able to tap into as he shared his experiences and desire for others to benefit from reading his book.
I have faced my own life challenges, and found that the book helped me look at my challenges from a different angle. What I thought was my purpose in life changed after I became a 2 time brain tumor survivor. I find myself stepping back to an appreciation for what I do have.
This book was given as a gift by author and does not reflect my rating*
**The story was special and showed me inspiration, as I read the conclusion I was flooded with emotion**
I received Another Piece of My Heart in a Good Reads giveaway. Jane Green's style was easy to read....
The family dynamics were interesting and kept myI received Another Piece of My Heart in a Good Reads giveaway. Jane Green's style was easy to read....
The family dynamics were interesting and kept my attention. Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green is a gripping tale of love, family, and growing up.
The story is broken down into the different stages of the journey. Although we are getting a majority of the story in third person we do get 1st person chapters. It is nice to get the insight and sometimes the other side of the argument.
Although it started slow about a third of the way through I could not put the book down. I needed to know. It was a heartwarming story of growing up and the growing up we each need to do through out our lives and relationships.
Title: The Mind's Own Physician: by Jon Kabat-Zinn A Scientific Dialogue With the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation....
I won this book on GTitle: The Mind's Own Physician: by Jon Kabat-Zinn A Scientific Dialogue With the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation....
I won this book on Goodreads Giveaway! Edited by world-renowned researchers Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard J. Davidson, this book presents this remarkably dynamic interchange along with intriguing research findings that shed light on the nature of the mind, its capacity to refine itself through training, and its role in physical and emotional health.
If you are looking for a current overview of the science behind meditation and mindfulness, and how these may impact humanity on many levels, this is a great read.
How amazing the Brain! being a brain tumor survivor, I found meditation techniques interesting. I didn't find book to be an easy read and the more technical brain discussions did get a bit over my head. However, in most cases the question and answer sessions brought things back down to a practical level that I could understand. Overall I gave the book 4 stars.
Susan Goodman's Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers. Goodman focuses on the period from 1857 through 1925, from the beginning throSusan Goodman's Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers. Goodman focuses on the period from 1857 through 1925, from the beginning through the post-WWI era when the magazine found itself facing new rivals and a changing audience.
A short final chapter looks beyond the 1920s to the big changes faced by the magazine since then, including the move from its original Boston home to Washington, D.C. in 2005.
It certainly helps to have such an intriguing stable of writers to choose from: among those profiled here are Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry James, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Robert Frost, W.E.B DuBois, and Amy Lowell (just to name a few).
Among the most interesting chapters are those by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1869 when she insinuated that Lord Byron had slept with his half-sister, the debates between Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray over scientific theory, and on Mark Twain's unintentional (and poorly-received) "roast" of the magazine's founders at a dinner celebrating John Greenleaf Whittier's 70th birthday.
I will be back with review! Enjoyed the book so much.
Entertaining Tinsel Town novel that moves quickly. Enjoyed! Enjoyed! Fun read....Anne Boleyn wantI will be back with review! Enjoyed the book so much.
Entertaining Tinsel Town novel that moves quickly. Enjoyed! Enjoyed! Fun read....Anne Boleyn wants to be Hollywood media mogul Henry Tudor’s queen, and she doesn’t care that her sister dated him previously (like most soap operas). Anne succeeds in her quest, but, unfortunately, some people aren’t happy about their marriage, including Henry’s first wife and his business advisor; both would love to see Anne lose her crown and throne.
Author Carol Wolper puts a twist on Anne's often-explored story by placing it in modern-day holiday, where powerful connections, seduction and Hollywood near-royalty are just are important as they once were in Tudor-era England. Wolper casts Anne as a rising young socialite, who uses her intelligence, charm and sex appeal to ensnare the powerful Henry Tudor, even after he's used Anne's sister and discarded her. Anne must deal with harsh Hollywood politics, backstabbing friends, a jealous ex-wife and others who would dare take Anne's place.
A Good American by Alex George swept me through an entire century of triumph and tragedy with the wonderful Meisenheimer family.
By turns laugh-out-louA Good American by Alex George swept me through an entire century of triumph and tragedy with the wonderful Meisenheimer family.
By turns laugh-out-loud funny and achingly sad, the story of the residents of Beatrice, Missouri, and all their glorious, messy secrets and dreams is a winner from the first page.
Alex George has created that rare and beautiful thing - a novel I finished and immediately wanted to start again."
The recurring themes in the novel are music and singing; there are times throughout the novel when you can almost hear notes being played and voices raised in song -- a terrific achievement, I think.
The plot moves along through the characters lives and individual viewpoints, and there are a couple of unexpected twists in the plot that I didn't see coming. Definitely recommend this book, and I would certainly read this author again.
**A passionate,romantic moving story of loss and hope** *Test of loyalty, strength and love*
This is my fBook Review: Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster
**A passionate,romantic moving story of loss and hope** *Test of loyalty, strength and love*
This is my first time reading one of Melissa Foster's books, I was excited to sit down with this one, hoping Come Back to Me would draw me in the way a great book does.
In no time at all, I was on the journey with the books characters and had a difficult time stopping reading,I needed to know what would happen next.
Come Back to Me is a story full of love, loss and a determination, faith and a beautiful ending that you didn’t really see coming.There were definitely some tears that fell during several parts of the story as the author brought her characters to life. It was easy to feel the emotions and see the struggles and challenges that they endured. I connected to this book in many ways.
The story is of the unending love shared between Tess and Beau. When Beau heads off to Iraq for a short photography job, Tess tries to talk him out of it, but Beau assures her, he will be safe and this is just the thing that will launch the career he has always wanted. She knows she must support him. During his trip she discovers she is pregnant and cant’t wait to share the news with Beau who is miles away.
Tragedy strikes, as you suspected it would and Tess keeps her undying faith that Beau will come back to her. There are plenty of interesting twists and turns along the way that will keep you wondering if Tess will remain faithful in her knowing that Beau will return. The story was beautifully written.
Melissa Foster's great writing creates an emotional connection immediately with the characters, the setting, the story. Not only was this book amazing, I can't wait to read more of her books. I will let you know what I think of her other books, Megan’s Way and Chasing Amanda. I will make sure to put these books on my to read list on Goodreads!
Bravo! Barry, Missing is an informative and heart-stopping read.
I enjoyed this book. It is well written; It abruptly ends leaving you shocked and wantBravo! Barry, Missing is an informative and heart-stopping read.
I enjoyed this book. It is well written; It abruptly ends leaving you shocked and wanting more. Moments later you realize that there couldn't have been a more satisfying ending. I look forward to more Barry Crowther stories. PRO: NO explicit sex or violence. Plenty of depth in character and situations. All together satisfying!
The story takes us on the journey of John Manning, devoted Father, coping with the realities of life and finding himselShades of Gray by Andy Holloman
The story takes us on the journey of John Manning, devoted Father, coping with the realities of life and finding himself in the unpredictable world of drugs. Drawing on his own background, Andy delivers a thoughtful and at times heartbreaking thriller.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. I gave it five stars and I don't give out that rating lightly. You won't be disappointed!
The plot is easy to follow, and moves along at the perfect pace. This book made me think, laugh and even cry. If you only ever read one more book, make sure it's this one!
A movie in the making.....what's next for Andy Holloman? ...more