Monday, April 27, 2015

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

   “There is a purpose to our lives, even if it is sometimes hidden from us”
    Huffington tries to express a way we can better grasp what that purpose may be.
    She explains there are three metrics that we should live our lives on. A metric being something helping us to create a life of success.
    The first two metrics she suggests are Money and Power. She suggests that with only the two metrics by themselves you develop stress and burnout.
    You need the third to thrive. To thrive is to live a healthy, balanced, and meaningful life.
     The third she divides up into four areas of: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.
      All three metrics together can lead you to having a successful life, seems to be the point of this book.
      Oprah has this in her book club. The book club is slanted to female tastes. Some men may enjoy this book, but it is not slanted to the male market, it seems to me.
       This book is too general and feel good. In the area of wisdom, for example, she mentions all faith systems as being equally valid. If you are looking for her to have a belief system she bases her life on that is sound, this is not the book for you. Her views seems to be whatever feels right, do.
        I was not required to like this book when I was sent it free from blogging for books to be reviewed. All opinions are mine.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This Is What You Just Put In Your Mouth? by Patrick Di Justo

Some of us eat everything placed before us without asking what is in it. Others want a detailed ingredients list before they will touch the item placed before them. If we really knew what was going in our mouths, would we be ingesting it?
Do you really wish to know?
For example, the energy drink Red Bull. What is actually in it? Where does its power come from? Is it as healthy as they advertise it to be?
This tome also handles some stuff we use daily such as deodorant and shampoo. Laundry detergent and skin creams also are looked at.
It is a collection of articles written by Di Justo and published over time in columns in Wired magazine.
I feel that it is a light hearted look at consumer packaging. We in America want to know what it is that we are buying. It is a form of being ingredient aware.  There is nothing wrong with that.
Is this going to make people more aware of what goes in the foods and products they daily shop for? One would hope so. But will it stop them from eating and using these products?
People, being people, probably will read this book and smile and life will go on.
I received this book gratis from to be reviewed and included in my blog. I was not required to give it a positive review.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Unertaker's Wife by Dee Oliver

A delightful book on a subject most of us deny will happen but it does to us all. The subject is death.
It is not morbid. It is very cheerful and instructive.
Dee fell in love with Johnnie who happened to be a fourth generation funeral director. On her first date they stopped to pick up a body to transport to the mortuary.
They got married and had children and twenty years later he died of a stroke. She had to pick up her life. She decided to go into the family business of funeral director.
She returned to school and got her degree. The family business didn’t want her so she had to do her internship with the colored undertaker in another part of town. This being the South it was a first.
She proved to be a survivor.
In the last part of the book she gives some helpful advice to those of us who need to plain for the event.
I found the story to flow nicely and the information to be easy to digest.
The publisher is Zondervan and the gospel is presented in a harmless and non-evasive manner through the memorial service.
I would recommend this book for all lovers of romance. Also for those who need to be reminded what to leave behind in instructions and help.
This book was sent to me without cost by for the purpose of reviewing it. I was not required to give it a positive review.
All views expressed are those of the reviewer and do not reflect those of the publisher.
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The Undertaker's Wife: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Laughter in the Unlikeliest of Places