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You Are More Than Enough, Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion & Power

You Are More Than Enough, Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion & Power 

Author: Judi Moreo
Publisher: Stephens Press, LLC
Reviewed by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Phenomenal! Outstanding! Fascinating! You Are More Than Enough Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion & Power by Judi Moreo is the one book that every woman must read!

If you are tired of just making it in this world; if you have ever desired to achieve success; if you have ever wanted to feel good about yourself every day of your life, then you have to read this book.

Motivational speaker and life coach, Judi Moreo, has put together an amazing self-help book for women that can change their lives. Filled with motivational quotes, powerful affirmations, easy to follow exercises, and a tremendous amount of sound advice, You Are More Than Enough gives women the power to make the changes they have always wanted to make, but were too afraid to try. In this book, Moreo shows readers how they can choose their future by ridding themselves of negative feelings, fear of failure, and self-doubt.

I’ve never put much stock in self-help books. A few weeks before Moreo’s book arrived in my mailbox, a friend asked me if I could recommend any good self-help books for women and I scoffed at her. I don’t read that drivel.

But Judi Moreo has made a believer out of me. Within just a few weeks, I can already see the positive changes taking place in my life. By reciting daily affirmations and performing the exercises found after each chapter, I have a much happier view of my life, I am confident I have what it takes to be successful, and the way I see the world has changed dramatically.

If you could only afford to buy one book this year, it should be You Are More Than Enough Every Woman’s Guide to Power, Passion and Purpose. The power to change your life is in your hands. Let Judi Moreo be the one to show you how to make it happen.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Short Meditations

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Short Meditations

Author: Dr. Susan Gregg
Publisher: Penguin
Reviewed by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos

If you are looking for a way to improve the quality of your life through quieting the mind, then I have found the book for you. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Short Meditations by Dr. Susan Gregg will help you learn how to quiet your mind and soothe your soul so that you can experience a life full of peace and happiness.

Divided into four parts, this book is not something you read once and put on the shelf. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Short Meditations is a book you need to keep on the nightstand next to your bed, beside your favorite comfy chair, or anywhere else where you will have a few moments to concentrate on these fabulous and simple guided meditations.

Dr. Gregg begins by telling the reader how the brains works and how he/she can use short meditations to bring about desired changes in his/her life. The next two parts provide step-by-step exercises to ease the reader into the meditations. And the last part of the book shows the reader how to apply the techniques he/she has learned.

Anyone can use The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Short Meditations. You don’t need to have prior experience using mental imagery, but I did find it helpful in allowing me to clear my mind and concentrate on the meditations. This was the first time I ever used guided meditations, and with Dr. Gregg’s book I could focus entirely on what I wanted to change about my life. Included in this book are quotes from many famous people, like Picasso, Martin Luther King, and Albert Einstein, which allow the reader to reflect upon the purpose of the book and inspire him/her to continue along the path to inner peace and happiness.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Short Meditations by Dr. Susan Gregg will make you aware that you don’t need to suffer through life, filled with stress over everything that could and does go wrong. Dr. Gregg and this powerful book will help you unlock the window to a brighter and more peaceful future for you, where you can enjoy life to its fullest…the way it was meant to be.

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THE TRUTH, My Secret Diary, I’m Ten, I’m Smart, and I Know Everything

THE TRUTH, My Secret Diary, I’m Ten, I’m Smart, and I Know Everything

Author: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Publisher: LadybugPress; 1 edition
Reviewed by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos

THE TRUTH, My Secret Diary, I’m Ten, I’m Smart and I Know Everything by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is the charming tale of one girl’s view of life starting from age ten until right before her twelfth birthday. Told as a series of diary entries, the reader follows this young girl as she falls in love for the first time, deals with troubles at home, attempts to fit in with her peers, and watches her body begin to change.

Woven into these humorous and sometimes angst-filled snippets of life is a powerful message Dr. Holstein calls, THE TRUTH. As young girls we once knew all about our strengths, our talents, and our future potential. But along life’s journey women have forgetten this TRUTH and replaced it with self-doubt, concentrating on where we don’t measure up and putting aside the dreams we once held so dear.

Dr. Holstein helps women rediscover what they’ve lost in less than 100 pages of delightful diary entries from a girl who has yet to be tainted by an adult world. Immature, but wise beyond her years, this girl will wiggle her way into your heart and remind you of what it was like to be so sure of yourself.

The book also includes a set of 18 questions for discussion, making it the perfect read for any book club discussion.

Every woman needs to read THE TRUTH. It will remind you of who you once were, who you always wanted to be, and who you can be once again! And it is such a short an easy read you will want to pick it up over and over to reaffirm what you already know is THE TRUTH!

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How to Quit Smoking: The Harold Cole Method

How to Quit Smoking: The Harold Cole Method
Author: Lee Cole
Publisher: Lulu
Reviewed by: Dorothy Thompson 

When I first picked up this little book, the first words out of my mouth were, “Oh, no, another book on quitting cigarettes.”  It was only 43 pages and published by Lulu, which meant someone had decided to throw his idea out there on how to quit cigarettes and become a published author without going through conventional means.  Surely, no NY publisher would have taken on such a short book, so I went in very skeptical. 

I didn’t get but nine pages into it when the author, Lee Cole, gave me such a great idea on how to quit, I feel I have misjudged this little book. 

HOW TO QUIT SMOKING: THE HAROLD COLE METHOD by Lee Cole tells of his father’s quest to find a way to quit smoking.  After he tried everything from chewing gum to going cold turkey, he was frustrated because he knew the demon of nicotine had claimed his soul and couldn’t give it up.  One night, he bursts into his son’s room to tell him of a discovery he had (won’t give it away!) and when I read it, I burst into my daughter’s (who smokes, too) bedroom with the little book in hand.  “Let me read that after you!” was her reply.

Lee goes on to tell us that his father ended up kicking his nicotine habit using this system which allows you to continually smoke throughout.  It is a very ingenious system, if you ask me, and it’s a wonder no one else has thought about it.  It involves no money (the frugal person I am) and no will power on your part.  It just works.

HOW TO QUIT SMOKING: THE HAROLD COLE METHOD is a must-have for anyone who has tried every conventional way of trying to quit the nasty habit of smoking cigarettes.

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