Spirituality

Book Review: The Tao of Pooh

The Tao of Pooh
Author: 
Hoff, Benjamin
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

The How of Pooh?
5 stars: Explains Tao with little snips of Pooh.

The Tao of Pooh is a well-written book that captures the essence of Tao-ism using little snippets of the adventures of Pooh. I loved this book, because it explains the art of Tao in a simplistic way, which is very fitting, because Tao is the art of simplicity. The precepts of Tao are explained very well in this book. If you want to learn how to not overthink, and how to learn without learning, read this book. A final note, I may not agree with some of the things written in this book, but I still appreciate the Tao, and I hope you do too!

Reviewer's Name: 
Ethan

Book Review: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
Author: 
Singer, Michael A.
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

Wow...reading this book will take you on a spiritual journey unlike any other. If the idea of becoming more mentally and emotionally free, mindful, concious, happy and self-actualized interest you, then give this #1 New York Times Bestseller a read today!

Reviewer's Name: 
Alyssa

Book Review: Women Who Run With the Wolves

Women Who Run With the Wolves
Author: 
Estés, Clarissa Pinkola
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Centered around the "Wild Woman Archetype," Dr. Estes examines what it means to be a "Wild Woman," the expectations placed upon women in society and the consequences of ignoring the wild feminine nature within. The book certainly has a different approach to imparting knowledge and experience, but her tales of ancient myths and stories will make you feel as if you are sitting around a cozy campfire with an old friend. If you want to better understand the Wild Woman Archetype, an empowered and liberated side of women, I would recommend giving this classic New York Times bestseller a read.

Reviewer's Name: 
Alyssa

Book Review: The Power of Eight

The Power of Eight
Author: 
McTaggart, Lynne
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

McTaggert takes the reader on a science studies journey around the world with the power of intention. From small groups of only 8 people in virtual groups meeting weekly, to worldwide groups meeting over a specific set of days convention style, the fascinating studies of human consciousness and verifiable, measureable results are sure to intrigue and stretch the reader's imagination. The book is a few years old, but the impact and information are relevant for this minute, today. Many weekly clubs or groups have started up in person, online and around the world virtual that meet at a specific time and day every week to explore and record results of the power of beneficial intention.

Reviewer's Name: 
Janet

Book Review: Life Interrupted

Life Interrupted
Author: 
Shirer, Priscilla
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

This was an amazing book! It will help you look at life's interruptions in a whole new way. Your perspective on how to navigate those interruptions will be widened. If you're not sure how to navigate a life interrupted, then this book is for you. Don't wait...grab your copy and change your outlook!

Reviewer's Name: 
Holly B.

Book Review: The Science of Breath

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Author: 
Ramacharaka, Yogi
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

In the Science of Breath, by author Yogi Ramacharaka teaches about
deep breathing. He teaches of the incredible scientifically-proven benefits
to health, spirit, and mind through this simple act of something we already
need to survive—breathing. Captivating and engaging, this book grips
readers and equips them with knowledge to improve their moods, health, and
life. This book is appropriate for ages 14 and up. Anyone with an interest in
lowering stress, or simply with an interest in the science of breath, would
enjoy this book.

Reviewer's Name: 
Rebecca D.

Book Review: It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way
Author: 
TerKeurst, Lysa
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

This book was amazing. From a Christian standpoint, Lysa really gets into disappointments in the faith that I feel people are too shy to talk about. It is a very honest book with personal accounts of disappointments and fears. It isn't preachy, it is matter-of-fact. I have a hard time with general christian books because they can often times sugarcoat or completely ignore the stuff no one wants to talk about; so this book was very promising and refreshing!!

Reviewer's Name: 
Megan

Book Review: Thank and Grow Rich

Thank and Grow Rich
Author: 
Grout, Pam
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

In her book 'Thank and Grow Rich', Pam Grout introduces readers to the benefits of practicing gratitude. While practicing gratitude does not, as Mrs. Grout states, make readers physically rich, the scientific benefits are vast. Outlining these benefits of increased health, greater happiness, and thus a more fulfilling life, Mrs. Grout encourages readers to join in the practice of gratitude.

This is a lovely book celebrating the practice of giving thanks. Filled with experiments and applications of gratitude, this book is very user-friendly. I would recommend this book to readers looking to improve their positive-thinking and gratitude habits. Ages 14 and up are appropriate for reading.

Reviewer's Name: 
Rebecca D

Book Review: The Honeymoon Effect

The Honeymoon Effect
Author: 
Lipton, Bruce H.
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

In his book The Honeymoon Effect, Dr. Bruce Lipton speaks about the cellular effects of love. He teaches readers that what the brain interprets as being in love, or loving someone very deeply, causes a cascade effect of enhanced cellular healing, release of a higher level of positive chemicals throughout the body, and a notable increase in general well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. After reviewing the science behind the emotion of love and its effects, Dr. Lipton teaches readers how to create more love in their lives. Thus, he makes the case that they can create happier, healthier lives for themselves and those they care about through fostering this important emotion.
I enjoyed this book for its sensible science, interesting premise, and useable teachings. I would recommend this book to readers age 16 and up who wish to gain a greater understanding of the science of the emotion of love.

Reviewer's Name: 
Rebecca D

Book Review: EFT

EFT
Author: 
Evans, Janet
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

In her book EFT, Janet Evans describes one of science's biggest breakthroughs in stress-relief: the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. EFT is a method of processing and releasing emotions which combines the latest in modern psychology with Eastern acupressure points. Research has shown that by describing what one's emotions are, or the problem being experienced and how it makes one feel, while tapping on a series of acupressure points, the cortisol response in the body is significantly reduced.
After describing what EFT is and how to do this stress-relief technique, Ms. Evans provides readers with a list of 10 experiments to try in stress-relief to prove that, as she says, "Your mind creates your life." This book is interactive, with the experiment portions comprising most of the book. After a brief introduction to each challenge by giving the scientific backing for it, Ms. Evans invites readers to try for themselves and see how their mind helps them create, or re-create, their life.
I enjoyed this book. Ms. Evans's writing style is concise, clear, and her EFT experiments are enjoyable as well as helpful. This book is useful for all ages, as stress-relief is important for everyone.

Reviewer's Name: 
Rebecca D

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