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instant Happy journal

instant Happy journal

365 days of inspiration, gratitude, and joy

Karen Salmansohn

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I was very excited about receiving this book to review.  The cover is bright and colorful. The pages are different every day.  The Author states the mission of this book is “to help you to live your happiest life”.  The book is filled with what the author calls “happiness prompters”.  These prompters are meant to inspire you to reflect and focus on your day.  Where is the most joy, appreciation and love is found in you life or day?  I like that you have a fill in date, this way you can start on any day you choose. The book is very happy and will inspire you to want to journal your thoughts.  The pages are beautifully designed and the prompts are thoughtful.

Here is an example of two of the “happiness prompters”.

“It’s time to let old habits go!”

Your Mantra

“I release the need for these old habits in my life!”

“NOW TALK YOURSELF INTO LETTING THESE OLD HABITS BECOME ANCIENT HISTORY.”

Space is left for you to journal your thoughts.

or

“DO IT NOW”

“Sometimes later becomes never.”

Space is left for you to journal your thoughts.

This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review and, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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YOUNGER NEXT YEAR

youngernextyear (1)YOUNGER NEXT YEAR

The Exercise Program

Chris Crowley &

Henry S. Lodge, M.D.

With a Whole-Body Exercise Regimen

by Bill Fabrocini, P.T

The authors of Younger Next Year and Thinner Next Year strikes again. In this book they combine Younger Next Year and Thinner Next Year to come up with what they call “road map to your best life”.

This is another health and fitness book. They tell you what exercises to do and how to do them. This book is to help you get through the first month of exercise and the author hope this book will be a reference book you will use the rest of your life. There is also a how to book on the right way to exercises.

The authors recommend we exercise six days a week for 45 minutes a day plus 10 minute warm-up.  After the first month two days would be substituted for strength training. The is a lay out of warm-up exercises and strength training by Bill Fabrocini, Physical Therapist and  Riggs Klika PHD. You can download six-page illustrated cheat sheet for the warm-ups and a guide for the 25 scared strength training exercises free at youngernextyear.com.

The author suggested we treat exercise like it is a job. Pencil it into our calendar.  Stating that we would not call out on a job so fast, so, we should treat exercise the same way we treat our real jobs.

I enjoyed the book even though a lot of it I have heard before, sometime you need that motivation to get you started moving again.  Someone to tell you that by not exercising you are allowing decay to set in but if you just get moving you can change the way the story ends. I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley and Workman Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review.

 

 

Creating a Better Life for Yourself

Thrive

The third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder.Thrive

Arianna Huffington

When I came across this book I couldn’t wait to read it.  Arianna Huffington talks about the day she had a wake up call and knew she needed to change her life.  Her wake up call came with broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye cause by a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep.

Money and Power has been the traditional success metric. Huffington compares this to a 3-legged stool where money and power are two legs and cannot stand with out the third.  Third leg of this metric is well-being, wisdom and wonder.  Huffington spells out how we can redefine our lives by creating a life of wisdom and wonder.  Most of this we all have read in other books, but it is good to hear it again as a reminder that we need to treat ourselves as number one.

We are so plugged in to electronic these days that we sometimes forget to be in the moment, take care of ourselves, be grateful, exercise, listen to the tiny voice within and giving. When our love ones
are talking to us, oftentimes we are there physically but not mentally.  We spend a lot of time on our cell phones, keeping up with our friends on Facebook or working 60 hours a week. We don’t always have time for the important things.

Life is short and we should enjoy every moment of the journey. Chasing money and power shouldn’t be the only things in life you are chasing.  A balance needs to be in place so we can enjoy the important things in life.

This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review and, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

 

THE BUMPS ARE WHAT YOU CLIMB ON

THE BUMPS ARE WHAT YOU CLIMB ON

THE BUMPS ARE WHAT YOU CLIMB ON

Encouragement for Difficult Days

Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren W. Wiersbe bio states he is a Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary and has pastored churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. He is the author of more that 150 books.

This book has 30 chapter you can use as a devotional.  The book is about those difficult days.  We all go through problems and difficult times.  What do we do when we have bumps on the path of life? The book offers comfort for the times you go through depression, frustration, and hard times.It is uplifting and encouraging. Wiersbe uses the Bible to extract wisdom it guides you to respond with faith.

The Bumps Are What You Climb on will help you find joy, contentment, teach you how to trust in God and how to reap the benefits of forgiveness. This book is a book that I will read more than once or twice.  It is truly a gem.