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Tamara T.

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  • Mini Habits

  • Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
  • By: Stephen Guise
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

One afternoon - after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise - I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaks Things Down Into Tiny Do-able Bits

  • By Sara on 11-26-14

Great information

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-16

This book gave me much needed information, although I didn't realize it, I have personally subscribed to this way of thinking for many years. Today I am a physician and I am constantly battling with my patients about changing their lifestyles for the sake of their health. Now I see why they resist and I will implement Mini Habits starting immediately! Thank you, and I will update this post as my practice and patients progress.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The House of God

  • By: Samuel Shem
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative journey that takes us into the lives of Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First time I started it I hated it...

  • By Tamara T. on 01-20-16

First time I started it I hated it...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-16

I started reading this during my intern year and couldn't get past the second chapter, I found it insulting and unrealistic but I've never experienced anything like that before. I picked it up again in my third year residency and absolutely loved it. I highly recommend anybody in medicine to read it because there are still institutions out there very much like this.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Concierge Medicine

  • A New System to Get the Best Healthcare
  • By: Steven D. Knope
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

At a time when many Americans may be seeking alternatives to current health care choices, Dr. Knope offers an option that allows patients to directly contract with healthcare providers for individualized care. Using first-hand accounts and plenty of examples of how concierge medicine works, Knope offers a plan for patients looking to make a change to a medical system that is negotiated between doctor and patient, rather than through insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for patients

  • By Tamara T. on 03-19-15

Good for patients

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Good for patients but lacking detail for physicians. I was looking for a more detailed plan and the book was written more generally

2 of 2 people found this review helpful