Amman, Jordan | Member Since 2012
The Willpower Instinct is probably the best book i've read that really defines such things as chocolate cravings, and giving up on a diet, or project or even a relationship. It brings the science behind what makes us give up in an easy-to grasp manner. The suggestions in the book are easy to follow through, even for those who lack motivation, except that of overcoming giving up on things. The keyword however that i can use to summarize this whole excellent book is "awareness". Just be aware of yourself, and bring back your awareness to your every task, and even every breath, and you have secured yourself the willpower you need to overcome your challenges. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I picked the book it not quite sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the story line, which was not over-dramatic, though the story itself is a happily-ever-after modern-day love story. I liked the lovely moments and suspense created: just the right amount, i thought. The narration could have gone better, luckily the story's turns make up for the mediocre narration.
The characters were appealing. The main character, Kelly, is a 42-year single mom\romance author, is portrayed at first as the confident professional woman, who turns to mush by the adoring looks of the model man. The model man, Derek, develops as the story progresses, from a play boy to a loving man.
I can't say enough good things about this book. It gives you the framework of healing, and the actual how-to that one needs to do on their path towards healing. One should always be wary that healing does not mean that the scars will go. Those scars need to be embraced and transcended. Never identified with as defining who we are. For me it is about how you make those scars work for you. This is not a one-time listen. It is a process, no doubt. One needs to be patient. But one that is worth it.
The authors are amazing. Personally i can't be but bias to Caroline no matter how she may sound.
Mr. Finley has such pleasant delivery, and heart-touching story. He maintains the generous and kind tone while sharing despite his painful experience. I felt pain for him, and all those who suffer such wounds. But for some reason, the pain i felt was not the type to cause me to curse humanity, but rather the sort that will open the heart and bring its kindness towards others.
This one was a tough program to comprehend. I'm reading the four books of the Diamond Approach. Along with this program they are very interesting. But by no means an easy read. The ideas Almaas talks about are new to me, i found some ideas difficult to grasp. He talks about essences, and how each has a taste and color. I love this concept. I especially enjoyed the last part of the program. The program calls for self observation, and awareness. I don't think it is possible to get the best benefit out of it just by reading. One needs to deeply look into her self to begin to understand the concepts Almaas is presenting.
I have to say, i'm a Caroline Myss' addict. Can't have enough of her books, and i'm constantly listening over and over again to her audios. I can't have enough of learning about mystical laws, and especially from people, like Myss who respect other cultures and religions. Her language may seem a bit strong for many, but the Truths she tells are food for thought and spirit. Love this program. Love Myss.
if it did not have many repeated sections. The repetition really broke the flow of the material, rendering this book annoying, instead of elating.
It is Romeo and Juliet meeting As You Like It, with elements of Hogwarts and Dumbeldor, tossed in beautiful language and expression. I enjoyed it.
I did not lose weight [sad], but i enjoyed listening to this program and will continue listening to it. I will share that i reduced my chocolate intake, and i drink water more often. It could be the summer season, but i never was a great water-drinker before. The music and narration are engaging.
This audio is a jewel. Every time i replay it i find a new takeaway from the enlightened advice of Myss. She handles the topic of self esteem with such ability, that it is impossible not to follow her advice instantly. I have to highlight that her advice transcends nationality, background and religion. I can easily relate to what she describes. I especially loved the fact that she insists that self esteem is a verb. One difficult verb to commit to, i have to add. But oh-so worth it.
The narration is fun. English is second language to my family, but my 2-year old enjoyed listening to it; she is learning new words as she listens and repeats the words. I do need, however, to get the hardcopy to add to her learning experience. I recommend it to non-English speakers. It will boost the child's vocabulary in English as well as in their native tongue.
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