Friday, November 29, 2013

Book Review – Tune In: Let Your Intuition Guide You To Fulfillment And Flow by Sonia Choquette

Follow your gut. We all know the answer to any major dilemma in our lives is to follow our gut. In fact, that seems to be the “pat” answer we are given when we ask our friends and family for advice … just follow your gut.  But how many of us are actually in tune enough with our own gut intuition to be able to put it in practice? 

Sonia Choquette has written a mini workshop-in-a-book that teaches us how to connect to

our internal source of guidance in 4 steps.  Sonia poses some insightful questions for personal reflection that really get you thinking. Also, I really liked the concept of having a personal altar set up to recharge your energies and help you connect.

This book is an easy read (with pauses for reflection) and full of anecdotal stories from Sonia’s life and practice that make it quite relatable. This book is appropriate for all, regardless of your stage of spiritual development. Author Sonia Choquette holds a PhD in Metaphysics and is world renowned as a teacher and intuitive guide.


FTC disclosure: I received my copy from Hay House for review purposes and was not financially compensated for this review. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Review: Cultured Food For Life

I just finished reading “Cultured Food For Life” by Donna Schwenk and am feeling inspired to add more fermented foods to my family’s diet.  This book focusses on the benefits of adding probiotics (good bacteria) to your diet for immune support as well as decreasing the symptoms of disease such as High Blood Pressure, Asthma and Diabetes, etc.  Donna covers the basics of making your own cultures of Kefir and Kombucha at home and also explains the method of sprouting grains to make probiotic flour for baking. Included are recipes that look quite delicious.

I have experience with making Kombucha Tea and yoghurt at home with good results and I’m looking forward to giving
Kefir a whirl but the grain sprouting for flour requires a mill and looks a bit more complicated than I had expected.

The one concern I have is that the negative effects of home fermentation were not covered.  A contaminated culture can make you very ill and can even result in death. I saw no cautions or warnings given. Also, the print quality could have been a bit better. 

All in all, it’s a good book. A great place to start for those beginning to add probiotics to their diets.


FTC disclosure: I received my copy from Hay House for review purposes and was not financially compensated for this review. The opinions are completely my own based on my 
experience.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Review - How To Heal A Grieving Heart

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my copy of “How To Heal A Grieving Heart” by Doreen Virtue and James Van Praagh. I was expecting to read a typical narrative on death

and grief. To my delight this lovely little book is written in a way that allows you to open to any page and begin reading. 

Each concept is contained on one page in easy to understand words accompanied by colorful graphics. The advice is practical and words comforting. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right words to comfort a friend or family member that is grieving from loss of a loved one; this book fills that void and is perfect to give as a gift.  

The flip format also is useful for asking for messages from spirit.  In fact, I think that this book is great for anyone feeling down or going through a difficult period in life whether they have lost someone to death or not. 

On a personal note … I had intended to read this book strictly for review but as the universe works in mysterious ways … the day after I finished reading it I was introduced to a couple grieving the loss of their son and I realized where the book was intended to go. 

FTC disclosure: I received my copy from Hay House for review purposes and was not financially compensated for this review. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.