Day: April 7, 2013
Power Up Your Brain
(Written under the pen name of J. J. Jackson)
A MUST READ for anyone who wants to build and sustain a healthy brain regardless of age!
The book offers Five Simple Strategies (some of them potentially life-changing), with a number of action steps that can be taken to implement each strategy.
- The Basics: Feed the Brain – Get Adequate Rest – Exercise Regularly
- Stress Management
- Brain Stimulation
- Expanding Horizons
Choose your action steps NOW and begin to improve the power of your brain TODAY!
If you are willing to incorporate steps from each category into your lifestyle, you will develop habits that can improve and support strong brain function for a lifetime; and can potentially diminish the possibility of ever having to deal with insidious brain diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The following links are to Kindle editions:
DETOX – The Master Cleanse Diet (Author: Nancy N. Wilson)
If you want a strong, healthy body that works on the highest level of efficiency, this book is for you!
Alternative health practitioners have been saying for years that toxins are continuously entering our bodies – from pesticides, processed foods, polluted air and impure water, etc.
We have little or no control over exposure to some of the toxins, such as pesticides and polluted air; but, for the average person sugary and salty foods, trans-fats, and caffeine (plus others) are actively chosen as part of the daily diet.
If toxins are not cleaned out property, the body may hold onto them in the digestive track (especially the colon), the lymph nodes, the gastrointestinal system, plus the skin and hair cells.
Excessive accumulated toxic waste in the body can create fatigue, headaches, unhealthy weight gain, low energy, stomach aches and nausea, plus it can cause a number of chronic diseases. The liver and kidneys are forced to work overtime to eliminate the waste, but they can only do so much. They need help, which is the purpose of a detoxification process and the reason for this book.
Buy it today and DETOXIFY your body for better health!
NOTE: This book has a giveaway running through the month of April at www.Goodreads.com. Sign up for a chance to win a paperback copy of the book.
Attitude Adjustment – Make Your Whole Outlook Brand New
|Is your attitude serving you or hurting you? Is it one of constant doom and gloom, or one of happiness and joy?
If it is the latter, terrific – keep doing what you are doing! If it is the gloom and doom, negative attitude that pushes people away, the book gives you some options of things you can do to change.
Your attitude creates an aura that is positive or negative and becomes the magnet that draws people to you or pushes them away. What you project through your attitude is, in large part, the catalyst for the kinds of attitudes that you receive from others.
If your life is not what you want it to be in one or all aspects, the problem may be closely related to your attitude. You have a choice. The can stay with Popeye’s mantra, “I yam what I yam!” Or you take steps to change your attitude and change your life. It all begins with an honest look at your approach to life and the attitude you project.
As you read through each section of the book, you will find information, exercises and suggestions to help you with attitude adjustments that can make your whole outlook brand new.
Attitude can be your most powerful tool in living a good life.
(Author: Nancy N. Wilson writing as Susan Sumner)
This book is the perfect choice for the novice rose grower.
It provides step-by-step instructions for every phase of the rose-growing process – from choosing the right roses, to planting the roses, and finally – how to care for your roses over time. Paying attention to each step will ensure a successful experience and help you grow magnificent roses in your yard for years to come.
- Types of roses and how to choose the right roses
- When to plant roses
- How to plant roses
- How to water, fertilize and prune roses
- Common diseases of rose plants and how to prevent them
- Caring for your roses
- Growing roses organically
- And much more . . .
This is a book that you will want to keep handy for quick reference to answer questions as you plant and nurture your beautiful new roses.
As a young child, I was very curious and always wanted to know why something worked and how it worked. My mother allowed me to explore almost anything that interested me – including giving me things to take apart, such old clocks and radios. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know and then, I discovered the wealth of information that could be found in books, plus the magical journeys I could take through the power of words!
Reading became the center of my life. The town library was located in the Women’s Club of my little farming community that I called home. In my eyes, it was the grandest building in town – newly built, with a heavenly air-conditioner that sheltered me from the blazing heat of Arizona summer days. It was my personal cocoon in which I could read the hours away.
Later in high school, as I continued to devour books by the dozens, I discovered writing and began to create my own works. It was a magical time! My love affair with the written word began and has never really stopped.
Unfortunately, my affair was dealt a serious blow during my first year in college when an English professor told me that I used a lot of words, but said very little. His words went to my very core and hobbled my writing confidence for a number of years. I continued to write, but not with the same excitement and enthusiasm that I had previously enjoyed.
It was not until many years later that everything turned around. After completing my MBA as a “mature woman” I found a position with a Leadership Development Training Company in Manhattan that required use of three major passions: my insatiable curiosity of how and why things work, my love of learning through books, and my need to write and be published.
I know, my work wasn’t published in the true sense of the word, but my words were in print and people were reading them and using them to improve their professional lives. I had finally begun to realize my dream.
Now I am retired and living the dream on a daily basis. I write many hours every day. I can proudly say that I have fifteen books published under several names with many more on the way. It is an amazing feeling!
Aron Joice’s The Rising: The Lost Children of Managrail, Book One, is a fantasy that is chock full of adventure. When the twins, Lila and Simian of Managrail, fall from the heights upon which their city is located, and find themselves lost in the forest inhabited by the night-prowling, flesh-eating Fergay, they set in motion an epic struggle between and among powerful forces that threaten to overwhelm them and destroy their way of life.
The impetuous Lila becomes central to all that transpires, despite her more mature brother’s every efforts. They are soon joined by Medack and Cayda, who are hunting the marauders who destroyed their village of Dirth and slaughtered all their kith and kin.
The action in The Rising is non-stop, with a combination of sword and sorcery that is sure to please fans of the genre. Despite some excellent writing, the story is somewhat marred by the introduction of too many characters without ample description of their origins or motives. A good story would rise to greatness if the reader had a better understanding of the interrelations of the various factions as they move inexorably to a showdown after Managrail is destroyed by the Fergay.
While I found the book enjoyable, I’m giving it only three stars because of this. Joice is an excellent craftsman when it comes to dialogue, but needs to give more background to help one navigate through the intricacies of her tale.
An outstanding essay on being a writer. Must reading if your goal is to be a great writer.
Professional authors make our job look easy. That is the mark of a good storyteller. The work flows, pulls us in, and appears seamless. Many of us decided to become writers because we grew up loving books. Because good storytellers are masters of what they do, we can easily fall into a misguided notion that “writing is easy.” Granted there are a rare few exceptions, but most of us will go through three stages in this career.
This is when we are brand new. We’ve never read a craft book and the words flow. We never run out of words to put on a page because we are like a kid banging away on a piano having fun and making up “music.” We aren’t held back or hindered by any structure or rules and we have amazing energy and passion.
But then we go to our first critique and…
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