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  • The Blue Zones

  • Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
  • By: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

Award-winning author and researcher Dan Buettner has traveled the world to meet the planet’s longest-lived people, and learned nine powerful yet simple lessons that could put you on the path to longer life. Where did he find them? In the Blue Zones....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice collection of stories - but not much more

  • By Ossi on 02-04-13

Interesting information

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

A kent'annos! Basic information about four of the world's "Blue Zones" presented in an entertaining series of research vignettes. It's fascinating to see how much of Dan Buettner's research has already become accepted as fact by the popular culture, and thus some of the facts seemed redundant at this point in our history. Well-written and read in a pleasant manner. I would recommend this audiobook, even despite Mr. McConnohie's kind of laughable Sardinian accent. :)

  • A Return to Love

  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974

In A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My return to love

  • By Michael on 07-26-05

Exactly what I needed...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-11

I am going through a tough time in my life, and I needed inspiration, a deeper level in which to go to heal. I found _A Return to Love_ after listening to Marianne Williamson's _A Course in Weight Loss_, which I also liked very much as a spiritual solution to weight loss and freedom from eating disorders. Yes, the problems are still there, but I am beginning a deeper relationship with unconditional (God) love in my own heart. A good introduction to feeling more love in your life. =D

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Course in Weight Loss

  • 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

For so many people, whether your addiction is to a substance or merely to a certain way of thinking or acting, a profound humbling occurs when you realize that your problem is bigger than you are. The terror of realizing, even dimly, that you have no control over a self-destructive pattern of behavior - that as much as you would want to, you simply cannot stop - can mark a crucial turning point in your life. At that point, you go in one of two directions: either way, way down, or way, way up....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last the GENUINE solution!

  • By Maureen on 01-01-11

A spiritual key to weight loss...and surrender

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-11

I am really enjoying this Course as part of my spiritual journey and my quest to allow my body freedom forever from compulsive dieting and overeating. I have, it seems, been on a lifelong journey to "get skinny," and though I gave up diets years ago, I still struggle with fear-based overeating. In my heart I always knew that my extra pounds around my mid-section were due to a spiritual dis-ease, rather than anything I was or wasn't doing in the physical world (I am a very active dancer and teacher who carries about 20 lbs. of extra fluff around the middle). I have found much comfort and catharsis in Ms. Williamson's prayers and journaling lessons. She is helping me face the fear of other people and of life that underlies my use of food as a pacifier. In my opinion, one does not have to be Christian to enjoy this program; however, one does have to be open to the concept of surrender to Spirit, much as in a 12-step program, which is what I am finding particularly inspiring and so different from other weight-loss efforts I've made. Overall, this audiobook has very much inspired and comforted me in my ever-deepening spiritual quest to live free from fear and in Love.

>^.,.^< Maria

35 of 36 people found this review helpful