Books You Love
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Books You Love
When I was asked to review Eldon Taylor’s new book Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology, I had the opportunity to discover more about this topic I had considered taboo in the past. Taylor puts one’s concerns about hypnosis to rest immediately as he shares how useful hypnosis can be and gives you the tools to start using these powerful techniques (which take mere affirmations to the next level) in your own life.
It is fascinating how the inner world of our mind affects our physical world. Taylor sites studies on multiple personality disorder which found that a subject’s change in personality was accompanied by physical changes, such as a change in eye color and it was discovered different personalities suffered different ailments. The person in one personality may be completely normal, while the same person with a different personality had diabetes or hypoglycemia.
It proves the point that if our inner world is having such an impact on our outer world, taking the time to nurture our inner thoughts and feelings and being able to control and direct them would lead to many positive benefits and greater enjoyment in our physical world.
So what do you need to get started? Other than this book, you just need you. Taylor takes you through the steps, explaining each step in detail as well as the importance behind each one. There is even an accompanying CD that comes with the book so you can experience the exercises in addition to reading them. You are even given the tools to create your own subliminal CD to change your inner talk to enhance your outer life. To give you a glimpse of the power of such a program:
“The findings from a longitudinal study on the Whole Brain InnerTalk program for cancer showed that 43 percent of the patients who used the program went into remission. For the other patients, who eventually passed away, the average life span was significantly extended beyond the original prognosis.”
If you are ready to take the steps to create your best life (and if you are reading this you certainly are ready), I highly recommend picking up a copy of Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology to gain the tools and techniques required to get you there more quickly and easily.
By Aimee DuFresne
Karen was not only generous in her words, but in action and she gifted me with a copy of her book. On my way home from meeting her at the event in NYC, my 5 hour train ride seemed like 5 minutes as I read the entire book from start to finish…and then reviewed certain areas again.
But I neglected to ever write a review. When Karen called me up recently and asked me to be a guest on her radio show (you can listen to the archived show here), I was reminded how much I enjoyed her book and couldn’t resist sharing a review here with you now.
After losing people close to me, I came to realize how important it is that we live in the present. Karen emphasizes this fact by inviting you to participate in an important task to enable you to live more fully in the now. That task is letter-writing. Karen shares her own stories of how she transformed personal relationships as a result of writing various letters. Her story will certainly inspire you to at the very least consider following her example.
Writing the types of letters Karen outlines (gratitude, appreciation, forgiveness) allows one to see how our personal path affects the paths of others and enables us to ‘see through their eyes’, at least for a moment, and gain a true understanding of their perspective.
Karen also shares some real life stories of her clients and of messages she has received from those who have passed on, which was my favourite part of the book.
Perhaps because I have my own story to share of my experience with Karen. When we met that weekend she told me my dad (who had passed away a few years earlier) had something to say. ‘He just keeps saying the name Ann’, Karen said to me. ‘Who is Ann? She had a message for you.’ Her guess was as good as mine. I didn’t know of anyone he knew by that name and when I asked family members they said the same. No Ann. I got back to Karen and asked if maybe there was a mistake. ‘No, no mistake’, she said. ‘When you figure it out, let me know.’ I kept racking my brain but couldn’t come up with anything. Months passed. About six months later, the topic well out of my conscious mind, it hit me. Ann. It was the name of a client my dad had that I had met once very briefly in my home. I was surrounded by people, including my husband as well as other friends when we met that one time. On the day of my husband’s funeral, Ann called me (I’m not sure how she got my number) and told me she had just learned about my dad’s death (he had passed over only a few months before) and she wanted to express her condolences. She did not know my husband had passed over too, or that I was on my way to his funeral that very day. Which makes what she said next all the more peculiar, especially for someone who had met me only once for a few minutes while I was surrounded by friends. “I just want you to know, Aimee, you are not alone. Don’t ever think you are alone.’ At the time, I thanked her, hung up the phone and wondered how she knew I felt so alone. Thinking about it now, I’m reminded of the many times my Dad said those exact words to me. When I went off to college. When I moved overseas. When I got married. Dad would always say, “Remember, Aimee, you are never alone. I’m always here for you.”
You can choose to disbelieve or be sceptical (I certainly was at first) but this I can tell you: When you start opening yourself up to possibility, magical things begin to appear in your life. When you are open to the magic, I encourage you to open Through the Eyes of Another. Chances are, you are not alone.
By Aimee DuFresne
I expected the recipes to be good (after all, Julie co-hosts the cooking show, Healthy Gourmet on the Oprah Winfrey Network) but an unexpected surprise was the abundance of useful information. Not only does it cover what inflammation is, the causes and concerns it leads to if untreated, but also how your emotions play a huge role in your health and healing. She dedicates a full chapter to Emotional Pain, which is by far the most vital part of the book. As Julie states, “If you’re not committed emotionally, then you won’t be willing to follow through with the necessary changes.” She’s right. Our beliefs drive our behaviour. If you are not willing to identify the limiting beliefs that are holding you back (e.g. healthy food doesn’t taste good, I’ll change my diet…tomorrow) and work on modifying them, your success will be limited and unsustainable. There are some great tips on handling emotional eating included, many that I have been using for years now with great success.
In addition, there there are menu plans, modifications, substitutions to cater to your particular diet, food journals and various charts to help you along the way.
If you are looking to reduce inflammation, illness and allergic reactions (which are both types of inflammation) or you just want to improve your diet without compromising on taste, I highly recommend picking up your own copy of this book. It will help you achieve better balance, one bite at a time.
By Aimee DuFresne
This beautifully simplistic book is broken down into 31 brief, themed meditations. Although Anthony De Mello uses references from the New Testament at the start of each chapter this is not a religious publication and one you can enjoy whatever your beliefs.
De Mello explains how the greatest obstacle to love is illusion and guides us on how to let go of suffering, beliefs and attachments with wisdom and insight.
This book will help you let go of the idea that anything outside of yourself can make you happy. I regularly dip in and out of this and it always acts as a gentle reminder, when I need it, of the importance of living in the moment.
By Louise Jensen
Gill's warmth shines through every page and she helps you remember what a joyful gift life actually is, we just need to unpack it.
By Tim Elliston