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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 3,250 views]
Defensive Living

“Defensive Living”

Don't become a victim of violence!

While recently demonstrating the proper martial arts stance for delivering punches, blocks, strikes and kicks in a Nia routine, I realized how much these moves could save my life in a fight or flight or situation.  The Nia Technique™ offers an invigorating cardiovascular workout but it also teaches valuable self defense moves.
According to the Statistics on Violence against Women, “1 in 3 women experience physical assault, from threats of assault, to attacks causing serious injury”; think about that.  How many times are …

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[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 2,687 views]
The Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of a series of books including The Four Agreements (over 7 years on The New York Times bestseller list).
He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book [SPECIAL EDITION] (Hardcover)
The Four Agreements Toltec Wisdom Collection: 3-Book Boxed Set (Paperback)
According to Amazon.com Review
Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom …

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[17 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,882 views]
Health Wars

Health Wars from Phillip Day also makes sense in light of today’s health crisis. That is why it is on the recommending reading list.

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[17 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 7,865 views]
Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

If you can only read one book, I think I might recommend that it be Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward by James O. Prochaska, Ph.D, John O. Norcross, Ph.D., and Carlo C. Diclemente, Ph.D.

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To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that …

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[17 Dec 2008 | One Comment | 4,366 views]
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

Walter C. Willett, MD.’s book Eat Drink and Be Healthy is another book on the list of recommended reading.

Amazon.com Review
Aimed at nothing less than totally restructuring the diets of Americans, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy may well accomplish its goal. Dr. Walter C. Willett gets off to a roaring start by totally dismantling one of the largest icons in health today: the USDA Food Pyramid that we all learn in elementary school. He blames many of the pyramid’s recommendations–6 to 11 servings of carbohydrates, all fats used sparingly–for much of …

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[17 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 3,745 views]
The Optimum Nutrition Bible

I highly recommend this book as suggested reading for anyone interested in nutrition and a better understanding of their body.  The book is by Patrick Holford and it is well written and a great resource for nutritional information.

The book is well organized and has 49 chapters that are divided into 9 part. The 9 parts of of book are:
Part 1- What is Optimum?
Part 2- Defining the Perfect Diet
Part 3- The Wonderful World Within
Part 4- The Benefits of Optimum Nutrition
Part 5- Nutrition for All Ages
Part 6- Your Personal Nutrition Program
Part …