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Egirl

Egirl

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  • Being You, Changing the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dain Heer
    • Narrated By Dain Heer
    Overall
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    This is a very different book: It is written for the dreamers of this world - the people who KNOW that something different is possible - but who have never had the tools before.... This is a Handbook for Generating Infinite Possibilities and Dynamic Change. For you. And the world. Ten years ago, Dr. Dain Heer started as a chiropractor in California, USA. Seemingly successful and happy, Dain Heer was on the verge of suicide when he came across Access Consciousness. With this modality, based on question and choice, Dr. Heer's life began to expand and grow with more ease and speed than even he could have imagined possible.

    Mary says: "Find out how to Be and Express the BEST YOU!"
    "The most different book I've ever read/listened to"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is one I'll listen to many times. It has changed the way I think, the way I look at the world, the way I deal with other people's drama. Most things just don't bug me anymore. It's about asking questions. Dain doesn't give cookie cutter answers. He asks questions, and shows you how to find what's true for you. What else is possible? How does it get any better than that?


    What other book might you compare Being You, Changing the World to and why?

    This is the most different book I've ever read. There is nothing like it that I know of.


    What about Dain Heer’s performance did you like?

    Dain is passionate about what he does and it comes through very clearly. He is easy to listen to and has a lovely sense of humor.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Ask a question, then shut up. What you need to know will flow right to you when you let go of the mind chatter and just be. Be you. What if you, being you, is exactly what the world needs right now? What if your contribution to the planet is being who you truly be, not who anyone else thinks you should be?


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dan Harris
    • Narrated By Dan Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (662)

    After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

    Karen says: "Not really a self-help book, but a great listen"
    "Sharp, funny, and completely enjoyable!"
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    What made the experience of listening to 10% Happier the most enjoyable?

    Dan Harris is an excellent narrator, probably the best narrator I've heard yet. His background as a TV journalist sealed the deal. He is also a lot funnier than I expected, pulling no punches with a razor-sharp wit that had me laughing out loud. Best of all, I now know that the monkey mind is always there and it's really okay. Listening to this book has made my own meditation "practice" (and I use that term loosely) a less judgmental and more self-accepting endeavor. I'm not the only one who has felt like "this is freaking impossible". This book reminded me that I can relax into whatever situation comes up, how to just be present with it, be in the moment. I also have a better understanding of the voice in my head, how it's always diddling in the past and future (to the detriment of the present), and how to curb that action.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is a true story about Dan Harris and what he describes as the most embarrassing moment of his life: a meltdown on national TV. That moment and a series of serendipitous events led him on an unplanned journey of self-discovery which eventually led him to learning to practice meditation. This isn't a sappy story, though. He is a self-described skeptic, and that's what makes it so good. Because he's a journalist he had access to faith leaders and New Age teachers and could ask the difficult questions to which we're all seeking answers. Dan also adds a lot of colorful stories about the world of network news that I found very interesting.


    What about Dan Harris’s performance did you like?

    Dan's an excellent storyteller. I enjoyed his journalistic style and loved his sense of humor. His skeptic's viewpoint was incredibly valuable on a subject that's too often airy fairy. He presented the benefits of meditation in a way I've never heard before, and it was positively entertaining.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me laugh out loud, and when I wasn't laughing I was smiling a lot. Dan has a way of looking at himself and the subject of meditation with honesty, skepticism and sarcasm, tempered with curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. This subject needs all of those qualities to be addressed well, and he nailed it. I totally enjoyed hearing him talk about his journey. He weaves in side stories about the world of network news, and covering some of the biggest stories of our lifetimes. They are an integral part of Dan's journey and he did an excellent job.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommended this book to a few friends even before I was finished with it. I highly recommend it to everyone!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jonathan Fields
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Jonathan Fields knows the risks - and potential power - of uncertainty. He gave up a six-figure income as a lawyer to make $12 an hour as a personal trainer. Then, married with a three-month old baby, he signed a lease to launch a yoga center in the heart of New York City...the day before 9/11.

    Mike says: "Distracting Narration"
    "Uncertainty is a great tool"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book; in fact, I already have. If you've been teetering on the edge of a breakthrough but haven't taken the next step because of fear of "what if", this book will help clear the path.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Uncertainty isn't something to be feared. Vulnerability and risk can be exciting. It's about knowing what you want, understanding that everything worth having or doing has some level of uncertainty attached to it, doing everything you can to be prepared, and then moving toward what will make you happy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like the entire book. The cover is my favorite. It's perfect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, but I had some ah-ha moments.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Money Mirror: How Money Reflects Women's Dreams, Fears and Desires

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Annette Lieberman
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    The Money Mirror shows how women's attitudes towards money reflect their feelings about themselves. Through better understanding the ways they relate to money, women can develop positive emotional attitudes and gain control of economic and personal issues. "Lieberman and Lindner document how intelligent women are still very often prey to . . . a vicious cycle of fear and confusion that prevents us from effectively earning, negotiating, investing, and managing our incomes. This lively, anecdotal book explores women's historical relationship to money, the common symptoms,…. and the antidotes." —(Ms. Magazine) . . .[offers] a wealth of down-to-earth tips on how to develop money awareness on the road to leading healthier, happier financial lives." (The Bookwatch)

    Egirl says: "I saw myself in many of the characters"
    "I saw myself in many of the characters"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Money Mirror to be better than the print version?

    I only have the audio edition and I'm very satisfied with it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book talks very clearly about the various money stories women have been taught to believe. They simply aren't true. As I listened to the examples of how those money myths have tripped up women who are savvy in every other way, I saw myself and understood why I made the mistakes I made.


    What does Bernadette Dunne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love being read to, and Bernadette did a good job capturing both the factual and the humorous.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had an extreme realization of the BS I've been led to believe about women and money. I laughed, and I'm still having some ah-ha moments.


    Any additional comments?

    I gave the story four stars instead of five because the book was written in the 90s and some of the information was a bit dated. In fact, I hesitated buying the book at first because of that. However, the subject of women and money plus the title were intriguing enough that after thinking about it for a few days I decided to get it. Women have made a LOT of headway in the business world in the last two decades and are doing a great job managing their wealth on their own terms, meeting their needs and doing great things to serve others. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to my friends because the money mirror concept is valid, and I found the stories quite valuable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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