Same Life, New Story - Women of the Bible

  • Posted on: 12 April 2011
  • By: mokshalom

Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious is billed as a “10-Week Bible Study for Women” covering stories of women in the Bible and how they apply to life for women today. It’s not so much as a Bible study as it is a self-help coaching book for Christian women. It could also be used by spiritual-but-not-religious women who may be interested in applying Christian concepts to their personal growth.

I went to church weekly as a child but never really knew much about women in the Bible. I guess our church never covered them that much, for whatever the reason. So I was interested in this book because of its focus on women in the Bible. I was curious to read their stories and hear how they might apply to me today. Would women of the Bible be inspiring to me? I wanted to find out.

The Final Summit - A Book Review

  • Posted on: 11 April 2011
  • By: mokshalom

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is a self-help parable that seeks to answer the question: "What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?" It attempts to do so through a fictional character who finds himself at a heavenly “summit” of time “travelers” who have been brought there by the Archangel Gabriel. Most of the “travelers” are famous people who are known for great accomplishments, except for the hero of our story, a normal man who found wealth and prosperity by learning life secrets through his previous time travels.

This leads us to the first problem with this book: It's actually a sequel, apparently, to a previous book. So it took me a little while to figure out what this whole “traveler” business was about. I left the book still not quite sure what the travelers were actually doing in traveling, or how it all worked, but I got the basic gist of it.

What Will Happen to Me? Children of Prisoners

  • Posted on: 27 March 2011
  • By: mokshalom

What Will Happen to Me? is a poignant little book that shares the stories of children whose parents are in prison. As expected, the first-person accounts from the children are touching and sometimes heart-breaking. The book also provides tips for caregivers of these children, and looks into ways to break the pattern of aggression that leads to children of prisoners becoming prisoners themselves.

Do You Need Iodine for Nuclear Fallout? A Natural/Nutritional Approach

  • Posted on: 16 March 2011
  • By: mokshalom

As I type this, brave souls in Japan are feverishly working to cool down a nuclear plant that could be about ready to blow. I've been following the nuclear disaster in Japan for the past few days. What is amazing to me is the wide range of opinions on the subject. Some folks seem to think that there's nothing to worry about, while others think that what's really going on is a lot worse than what they are willing to tell us.

Folks who are in Japan (particularly Tokyo) are confused as to whether to stay or go, or to take seriously the nuclear threat. Folks on the West Coast of America are being told alternatively to not worry about any fallout blowing across the sea, or, to "be prepared" and get potassium iodide.

A Tale of Fluoride Poisoning

  • Posted on: 11 January 2011
  • By: mokshalom

I've always had mixed feelings about the controversy over fluoride. While I am a fan of natural health, I am also measured in my approach and not swayed by hysteria. (For example, after researching the pros and cons of microwaves, I decided that microwaves are probably safe. Your mileage may vary.) So I haven't been overly fearful about the fluoride put into our drinking water.

However, some do have very strong reactions to fluoride. If you have vague symptoms and can't find relief, and no doctor seems to be able to help you, perhaps you have a fluoride "allergy." I'm terming it that because it seems some people have very strong reactions to it, while others, not so much. It's important to keep that in perspective, because I feel being fearful of every possible additive that might be in your food or water is stress-inducing - and that stress is possibly more harmful to your health than the actual additive!

Five Ways to Create and Manifest Positive Change

by John Edward
Author of Infinite Quest: Develop Your Psychic Intuition to Take Charge of Your Life

When I first started doing psychic readings for clients, my grandmother used to get so frustrated when she would hear me say to my clients that they didn't need to see me, because they could learn to pay attention to the signs and symbols all around them, instead. I often suggested that they study metaphysics, meditate, or just learn to listen to their own intuition.


Tapping the Source: Book Review

  • Posted on: 1 December 2010
  • By: mokshalom

Tapping the Source is one of those nice books that provides a reasonable, heartfelt approach to the idea of positive thinking. It is based on the teachings of one of the original positive thinking gurus, Charles Haanel, who first outlined the ideas in his Master Key System almost 100 years ago.

Co-written by three authors, the bulk of the book is written by John Selby, who is truly the heart of this work. Using elements of his own spiritual approach, Selby takes you through a complete meditative process based on Haanel's philosophy. He does this, step-by-step, by teaching a group of "Focus Phrases" that you can use to get into a state of interior peace, whereby you can connect to your "Source" for inspiration and manifestation.

Alert! Aspartame is Being Renamed "AminoSweet"

  • Posted on: 15 November 2010
  • By: mokshalom

Be on the lookout: Aspartame is being renamed "AminoSweet" and will be marketed as a "natural" sweetener:

"Over 25 years ago, aspartame was first introduced into the European food supply. Today, it is an everyday component of most diet beverages, sugar-free desserts, and chewing gums in countries worldwide. But the tides have been turning as the general public is waking up to the truth about artificial sweeteners like aspartame and the harm they cause to health. The latest aspartame marketing scheme is a desperate effort to indoctrinate the public into accepting the chemical sweetener as natural and safe, despite evidence to the contrary."

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Osha - the Herb, Not the Acronym - for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Posted on: 17 October 2010
  • By: mokshalom

When I hear of OSHA, I normally think of a government agency (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Osha is also an herb, which is used to fight colds and viruses. It has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It is said to be especially good for upper respiratory infections, and it helps oxygenate the blood.

I had never heard of Osha until the other day, however. I had just moved across three states and was run down and experiencing some symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. It could have been a cold, or even allergies, but I was just bone tired and feeling like a truck hit me. Even though I do holistic healing, I forget sometimes to take care of myself using the tools available. I remembered there was a health food store across the street from my new apartment complex, and I went there to get some natural remedies.

Eat Your Way to Happiness

  • Posted on: 6 September 2010
  • By: mokshalom

I've been meaning to share this book: Eat Your Way to Happiness by Elizabeth Somer. While the book says it will help you "keep the pounds off," this is a great nutrition book for everyone. It is also especially helpful for anyone who has mood problems, because the author goes into great detail about how food affects our mood.

I liked the book because she made things easy to implement and doable. Rather than feeling like you had to go on a restrictive diet to the point of throwing out anything halfway yummy, the approach here is about adding better foods but also giving yourself a treat once in a while. You don't have to become vegan or a raw foodist or learn how to make your own tofu in order to benefit from her suggestions.

I've implemented a few of the suggestions in the book and found I do have more energy. Specifically, I make a point of eating whole grains every morning to give myself a continual source of energy during the day.