Barbara Searles' "Kick Pain in the Kitchen" serves up some innovative and effective insight and practical advice for those who suffer from chronic paiBarbara Searles' "Kick Pain in the Kitchen" serves up some innovative and effective insight and practical advice for those who suffer from chronic pain and inflammation. The book guides readers through a some simple strategies they can use to begin transforming their lives, and is based upon Barb's own professional and personal experiences as a Health Coach and Therapeutic Body Therapist.
This is one of those books that everyone should read, because most of us know at least one person who suffers from chronic pain, and the insights Barb offers, could make such a difference in their lives.
As a naturopathic physician, this is one of three books I recommend to my clients and patients as "essential reading". ...more
Van der Braak's well-written book offers an interesting, if not skewed, perspective into the guru-chela relationship. I tend to take accounts like thiVan der Braak's well-written book offers an interesting, if not skewed, perspective into the guru-chela relationship. I tend to take accounts like this with a grain of salt, because I've seen first-hand how quickly such tales can get out of hand. ...more
This week's book was an incredibly engaging and insightful book by Noah St. John, who is a highly sought after international business performance coac This week's book was an incredibly engaging and insightful book by Noah St. John, who is a highly sought after international business performance coach, who is probably best known for his frequent guest spots on such media outlets as CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, National Public Radio, Parade, Woman’s Day, Los Angeles Business Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Selling Power, Bottom Line Publications, and The Huffington Post.
As a published author, I love knowing how and why a book was written, so I found the anecdotal account of how The Book of Afformations was conceived very intriguing as well. While Noah St. John was still in college, he asked himself a question in the shower one morning, which he tells changed his life.
That question: Why are we trying to change our lives saying statements we don't believe . . . when the human mind responds automatically to something even more powerful?”
His book is based on science of mind principle, which he calls "afformations." This isn't just positive thinking. It's positive thinking with a difference -- a difference that could radically change your life, through a simple process, which immediately empowers you with questions that immediately change your subconscious thought patterns form negative to positive. St. John calls this process "triggering the brain into search engine mode", and goes on to explain why this method is the REAL key to mastering the Universal Law of Attraction, and movig beyond the hokey commericialised book and pop-culture video.
St. John shows why traditional affirmations generally fail to produce meaningful results, and explains the Belief Gap, and how to overcome it, by asking the right questions, to combine the brain's powerful search function with clear, focused desires and the willingness to take consistent and massive action.
It's a longer read -- 223 pages -- but such an engaging read that even if it takes you two weeks to read it, I promise it will have been worth it.
It took me a full week, but even with a couple short hospital stays and ER visits, I was able to read 30-40 pages a day, so it's very doable.
The simplicity and humour with which Noah St. John teaches the afformations approach -- which really have me excited -- along with his emphasis on afformations requiring immediate and consistent action, instead of the approach most law of attraction followers seem to engage, which is more passive, and expects miraculous manifestation of their desires, just because they thought about it -- makes this a book I highly recommend. ...more
Asara Lovejoy's book is probably best described as a primer for those who have never previously been introduced to the idea of new thought, mental sciAsara Lovejoy's book is probably best described as a primer for those who have never previously been introduced to the idea of new thought, mental science or Silva Mind Training. For such persons, it does a thorough job of introducing basic tenets of reprogramming the conscious and subconscious mind, particularly through accessing higher frequency ranges, such as the theta consciousness level.
Unfortunately, reading about the theta level, where most of our deepest held beliefs are formed, does not make it any easier for the reader to consciously access that level of consciousness. So the book might leave the novice a bit disappointed or frustrated.
While the content is repetitive, and not at all unique or remarkable, it might have its most useful value to those who are not quite adept at the Silva Method, but who have more experience than a novice.
I do recommend the book as a launching point for those who want to begin to understand how to control and reprogram their subconscious minds, and release the chaotic data that exists there.
I'm not someone who is easily impressed by books like "The Law of Attraction," or the Abraham/Hicks books. I believe there are other books, including Dr. Wayne Dyer's "Intention," and Louise Hay's "The Power is Within You," which can deliver greater value to the more serious and engaged student of New Thought philosophy.
Quite disappointing. Because the text is largely comprised of sections of other, more exhaustive works, there is a continuity missing. There is littleQuite disappointing. Because the text is largely comprised of sections of other, more exhaustive works, there is a continuity missing. There is little in the way of insightful explanation of archetypal pedagogy.
These four archetypes, and much of the text for that matter, seem to have been selected as a bit of intended marketing to new age types, rather than for those serious students of psychology....more
This book was a light and easy read, although I have to confess to a certain degree of disappointment. Much like some other recently reviewed books onThis book was a light and easy read, although I have to confess to a certain degree of disappointment. Much like some other recently reviewed books on Jung (notably, "Four Archetypes: Mother, Rebirth, Spirit and Trickster"), this text seems to pander to those who are "new agey" and self-professed spiritualist types, rather than those who engage in a serious mystical practice, or who wish to really understand the enormous depth of the esoteric dimension of Carl Jung's writing.
Interesting and cursory bits, including Jung's relationship with Sigmund Freud, how Jung's life experiences influenced the development of his theories, and the interesting role he played in the Second World War, made this worth four stars to me, despite my disappointment in the book's failure to live up to my expectations of its subtitle. ...more