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Omtomyheart

A mother, a wife, part-time professional trying to fit it all in...

Member Since 2014

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  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
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    Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

    John says: "Best. Parenting. Book. Ever."
    "One of the BEST practical books I've read..."
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    for parenting. I've read the whole Babywise series, Parenting with Love and Logic, 5 Love Languages for Children, Assertive Discipline for Parents, Bringing Up Bebe, and maybe more, but this books seems to be the most practical with lots and lots of examples and scripts. I liked this book so much because the scripts really help you understand, imagine, and practice the concepts discussed. Very practical. I will be buying the print version as well to refer back to often.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jan-Philipp Sendker
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be - until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

    Monica says: "Basic Story Interesting, But..."
    "So poetic..."
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    The reason why this book is so good is because the writing is so descriptive and poetic. You can feel what the characters feel, and the imagery that develops in your mind, as you hear the words, places you right there where the characters are. If this is a translated version, i can't imagine how much more wonderful the original version would be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
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    This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

    Matthew says: "Beyond the film..."
    "we are star wars fans"
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    loved the audiobook to listen in the car. it was so fun reliving the movie as we listened in the car, on the way to school, running errands, etc. My kids loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Darya Pino Rose
    • Narrated By Darya Pino Rose
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    (59)
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    Foodist is an approach that actually celebrates food while taking you through the nutrition and psychology involved in eating well to help you move beyond the daily obstacles and bad habits that keep the tasteless, empty, and unsatisfying food-like products on your plate. Losing weight no longer has to be about sacrifice, deprivation, and willpower, and food will turn from something you fight into something you can actually love again. As Darya writes, "You don't need a diet. You need an upgrade."

    arnold says: "The Science of Healthy Eating/Living"
    "love the philosphy"
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    i really love the philosophy of this book. It is uplifting, and a relief that dieting is not the solution, but developing and maintaining a lifelong "healthstyle"...I plan to buy the physical book and keep this as a guide/manuscript. Very practical advice on what to do - how to eat mindfully in particular.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thin Woman's Brain: Re-wiring the Brain for Permanent Weight Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dilia Suriel
    • Narrated By Kate Fotopoulos
    Overall
    (86)
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    Why are certain women able to stay thin and never, ever diet? What is different between these naturally thin women and those that can only struggle to thinness through obsessive diet-like behaviors? The book explains the significant body of science which finally reveals the differences between the brains of thin and overweight women. It details the alterations in the brain that occur from years of overeating and dieting - and how to reverse them.

    Carissa says: "It was just okay for me"
    "Taking willpower out of the equation..."
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    I really liked this book because it explained how to think like a "naturally" thin woman, not a "dieting" thin women. Great concepts that are very convincing in an outline form for you to follow. I think the audiobook is great, however, I'm going to get the written book as well, so that it will be easier to refer back to often.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "I had no idea how much science was involved!"
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    this was a fascinating book! There is ALOT of technical and scientific information to get through and to understand, in order for you to really comprehend how a habit is formed and maintained. It encompasses historical evidence, psychology, and practical guidelines on how to change an existing habit. I believe that this book makes you be more mindful of your habit so that you can effectively change habits or use habits to your advantage. What a great foundation to learn, especially when embarking on new endeavors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (1921)
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    Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

    Marsha says: "Eye opening, life changing book!"
    "lots of technical explanation about why we get fat"
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    If you need to be convinced of why carbohydrates make us fat, this is the book. I didn't really understand how the body metabolizes carbohydrates and now I do. The next step, however, to learn how to do this in a practical way. This book clearly explains, this is not a one-size-fits all, but is a great launching point to change our mindset about how we've been looking at obesity. I'm excited to learn more about how to make this new found knowledge into a long term lifestyle change for myself and my children. I think my next focus will be on learning more about sugar addiction, and the re-wiring of our brains to deal with sugar addiction. Any suggestions?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Marti Olsen Laney, PsyD
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
    Overall
    (593)
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    (518)
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    The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts - they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become "too much". Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration.

    Robert says: "Read the book Quiet instead"
    "not much of an 'advantage' seen here"
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    I thought this book did a good job regarding describing the differences between being an introvert and being an extrovert. I really liked how it illustrated the dynamics between an introvert-extrovert relationship. I thought this was the most useful and practical part of the book. In addition, it also helped me realize that what I had mistaken for my lack of confidence or self-esteem, was actually just my being an introvert. However, despite what the title professes, I felt it didn't really talk about the introvert 'advantage'. I felt like it was more of a pep-talk merely giving us 'permission' and justification to being an introvert. I think I'm interested in reading The Quiet by Susan Cain, and I will be able to give a better review after I 'read' that one. Please let me know if anyone has read both. It would be good to have a discussion. Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lissa Rankin
    • Narrated By Lissa Rankin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Dr. Rankin discovered the health care she had been taught was missing something: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair. Using cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.

    Jay says: "Blue Zones Meets The Placebo Effect"
    "she won me over...i'm a believer"
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    I'm a believer in evidence-based medicine, but I also believe there is some cosmic force that is bigger than just science. Whether that is spirituality, self-healing, or something else, this book gives you much research and scientific evidence that there is 'something else' going on. What a wonderful book. I'm such a fan that I subscribed to her webpage and get her daily emails on 'listening to your own pilot light.' I also have the physical hardcopy of the book. The narration by the author is excellent. She has several TEDx talks, which I highly recommend if you'd like to get a glimpse of what this is all about. I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Carol Dweck
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

    Peter says: "Gems sparsely scattered throughout a desert"
    "more than just the pygmalian theory..."
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    This book talks about 2 different mindsets: growth mind-sets and fixed mind-sets. You can be either in different parts of your life. The book gives you plenty of examples of the 2 kinds and helps you figure out where you are on the scale. In doing so, it gives you practical tips and ways on how you can change your mindset. This can be applied to parenting, business, relationships, etc. I mainly got this for parenting my young school age children, but i was pleasantly surprised at how useful it was in applying it to other aspects of my life. It is more than just telling your kids to be great. I would combine this book with the 5 Love Languages for Kids, and it would round out how I'd like to parent them in this current stage of development. I didn't particularly like the narration, but eventually i got used to it, and it was okay. The content of the book more than made up for it. I hope this helps. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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