When Did You Die?

8 Steps to Stop Dying Every Day and Start Waking Up By Temple Hayes Health Communications, Inc. Hayes shares with the readers that she is amazed to be alive. She grew up in a violent and neglectful home. She admits she’s been in many automobile accidents and many times she drank enough alcohol to kill herself. Yet she didn’t die. However, each day she denied who she was, dying a little more each day. Hayes states, “Many people do not realize that there are many layers of being asleep and dying while we are living.” She offers readers techniques to … Continue reading

Imagine the Life You’d Love to Live, Then Live It:

52 Inspired Habits and Playful Prompts By Peg Conley Viva Editions How are you living the life you want to live? Conley describes her creative journey and provides 52 chapters of common sense advice to inspire new habits and disciplines. This book has useful tips from an artist and owner of a successful greeting card and stationery company. There are short essays and exercises to inspire and help the reader intentionally create the life they want. She suggests these will help the reader “unlock their inner genius” and nurture their journey forward by using practical ideas and suggestions. Week by … Continue reading

Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists

By Victoria Zackheim Beyond Words Publishing Zackheim was well into her sixties when she began to explore what she believed, and in turn, asked others about their beliefs. She asked, “What do you believe?” Their responses and how they came to their beliefs are included in this anthology. This collection of thought-provoking essays was written by 23 award-winning and best-selling authors Zackhein knew or had worked with in the past. The essays are honest and candid. Readers may use these gifted authors’ personal reflections as prompts for their own reflection and answers. Zackheim has edited several other creative nonfiction anthologies … Continue reading

Blamestorming: Why Conversations Go Wrong and How to Fix Them

By Rob Kendall Watkins Publishing This is a guide to survive challenging conversations and avoid the pitfalls that can sabotage them. Kendall says it is, “How to stop conversations becoming destructive arguments.” He provides strategies to deal with the four fundamental situations: the tangle, the big argument, the bad place, and the lock down. The reader is advised to observe conversations and using different techniques, prevent trivial conversations from becoming toxic arguments. Describing the spectrum of listening, Kendall states, “Remember, you always have a choice about how to respond.” He describes how pretending to listen, which includes listening in order … Continue reading

Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get to Where I Am, and How Do I Get Where I Want to Be?

By Eldon Taylor Hay House This revised edition of a New York Times bestseller is based on 30 years of research and includes 5 new chapters. All of these years later, Taylor still recommends, “Don’t be manipulated by others.” He suggests instead, “Understand your own mind and be your own person.” Taylor uses case studies and research results to support his theory of how minds work and beliefs develop. He explains in depth how our minds work and demonstrates how illusions affect our visual reference system. The reader is urged to be aware of the pervasiveness of manipulation, whether it … Continue reading

Life is a Gift – A Book for Thankful Hearts

By Paraclete Press Paraclete Press incorporated in 1983. They state, “Although Benedictine spirituality is at the heart of all we do, we are an ecumenical publisher.” Readers that enjoy Christian writing, ancient and contemporary, will find enjoyment in this small book. There are quotes from Meister Eckhart and Albert Einstein, and poems by William Shakespeare. There is even a short story by Louisa May Alcott. Readers are provided prompts to list their blessings and include their own thoughts on thanksgiving.   “Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running … Continue reading

Kids’ Power-Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics

By Jerry Moe and Don Pohlman Imagin Works Puppet play for the younger children and a crossword puzzle for older kids — these games and more are available to assist adults who interact with children who have been affected by the disease of alcoholism or drug addiction. For 15 years, Moe and Pohlman have been conducting education/support groups for children 6 to 12 years old. They offer games and suggestions to help children “Play their way to understanding and health.” They do this with a specially designed collection of games and activities centered on feelings, the disease of chemical dependency, … Continue reading