Category: Books

Book Review: Goddesses Never Age

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A book with a title like that, written by one of my favorite women’s health mavericks? I’m in! And what a ride! As always, Dr. Christiane Northrup, above all else, speaks from her heart about the power we women have to create the vibrant health that we deserve. Instead of dreading the journey, Dr. Northrup commands us to toss aside the self-defeating messages we receive about aging, menopause, and our value as women as we grow older. Her point is very clear: more than any vitamin or pill, it is our thoughts and our beliefs that dictate our health and vitality. We are all growing older but you don’t have to succumb to negative belief systems that pave the way for memory loss, chronic diseases, and depression.

GoddessesNeverAgeWe have the power of choice. The foods we eat, the people we bring into our circle, the ways we want to move our bodies, and how we express our sexuality. All of these facets play an important role and have a huge impact on our health. Dr. Northrup is a big believer in tapping into our Divine/Creative Source. She shares a great mantra to help us with our heart health:

“Divine Love now manifests in my heart. And now fuels my life.”

I’m doing it everyday — when I wake up and before I go to sleep. It feels good to bookend my day like this!

Mixing her passion for addressing the emotional, mental, and spiritual root causes of so many our physical ailments with the latest research on health and aging, Dr. Northrup creates a rich roadmap. Yes, we are all getting older, but we have the power within all of us to decide how to make this journey. I say let’s go for radiant health and self-empowerment!

Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being

The Pocket Pema Chodron

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PemaChodron_PocketDo you ever get book overwhelm? It’s the feeling you experience when you go over your list of ‘must read’ books and start to feel that strange creeping anxiety associated with the question, “But, what do I need right now?” While pondering your lists for fiction, biography, self-help, business and beyond, take a break and pick up The Pocket Pema Chodron. This is a collection of some of the most inspiring works by the beloved world-reknown Buddhist nun. Even if you’ve read all of her other titles, consider adding this one to your collection as you will now have all the best nuggets of mindfulness wisdom right here. All in one small, lovely, highly manageable book. You can take little sips of her insights in between slogging through that 400-page celebrated literary juggernaut everyone is reading (my typical habit), or just enjoy her work uninterrupted. Whatever your approach, enjoy a little on-the-go inspiration.

The Pocket Pema Chodron