Category Archives: Self-Help | How-To

Book Review: ‘Prism’ by Roland Allnach

Author Roland Allnach, in his new collection of stories, titled, “Prism,” has taken the risk of alienating readers with too varied a selection of genres. Everything is in the stew here: futuristic tales, love stories, horror, on and on, filling the pot with all manner of ingredients. How easily this might have backfired. After all, …

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Book Review: The Universe-ity by Michael Samuels

First Place: Self-Help The cover had my attention because I am actively a college student, and I love to learn, and especially about spirituality. Michael Samuels clearly illustrates the most important education one can receive in life has nothing to do with graduate school, instead it’s called “The Universe-ity: A Spiritual Education Using The Law …

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Book Review: Recipes For A Sacred Life by Rivvy Neshama

“Recipes For A Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles” by Rivvy Neshama is a cute little find! It all started when Rivvy got married and her mother gifted her with a recipe scrap book that you add your own recipes in. There were two cooking recipes only. Rivvy started adding a couple as …

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Book Review: Keep Going: From Grief to Growth by Aimee DuFresne

  Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year Creative Non-Fiction   I’ve just finished reading “Keep Going: From Grief to Growth” by Aimee DuFresne. It’s definitely not my usual reading genre, but I’m happy I did. In “Keep Going: From Grief to Growth,” Aimee shares with us a heartbreaking story about the loss of her true …

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Defining Moments

In her introduction to “Defining Moments,” Dr. Dorothea S. McArthur provides the reader with the definition of her chosen title for the book.  She tells us that, “A ‘defining moment’ is a moment in which something has just been said or demonstrated that is new and ‘gratefully just right’ in helping to solve a problem …

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S.M.A.R.T. Steps to a Healthier Life

“S.M.A.R.T. Steps to a Healthier Life” is a very easy-to-follow and user-friendly guide to better nutrition and exercise routines. As a weight training professional, the author has been helping people to lose weight and decided to put his strategies in a book.The first step is setting a goal, which needs to be S – specific, …

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Keep Dancing: Life May Not Be The Party We Hoped For

The first half of "Keep Dancing" chronicles the life of Rosie and Gene Giesie; from their rural upbringings to their devotion to each other and family.  The book is very much written as though the author is sitting next to you telling her story so there are several instances of repetition. The couple were high …

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52 Weeks of Non-Stop Bliss: Activities Sure to Bring Joy Back in the Lives of the Super Busy

This is not some long, stuffy, self-help book that has the user go through tedious exercises to achieve a level of contentment.  "52 Weeks of Non-Stop Bliss" is short, fun, and has creative ideas to get the reader out of their daily routine and help to start enjoying your life. There are 52 exercises to …

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S.M.A.R.T. Steps to a Healthier Life

“S.M.A.R.T. Steps to a Healthier Life” is a very easy-to-follow and user-friendly guide to better nutrition and exercise routines. As a weight training professional, the author has been helping people to lose weight and decided to put his strategies in a book. The first step is setting a goal, which needs to be S – …

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My Top 40 at 40: Making the First Half Count

A few years ago when I was still a “newbie” writer I remember doing some “suggested” reading so that I would have a better understanding of  the “Industry.” My first mistake was listening to this person’s “helpful” advice; my second was actually following through with it. When you’re just starting out as a writer; working …

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