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BOOK REVIEWS

By Sonia von Matt Stoddard

 

BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS THE RIGHT-BRAIN WAY
Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur
By Jennifer Lee

If you continue to find yourself yearning to start a business, but just not ready to deal with the number-crunching, marketing, planning and everything confusing and mundane that is involved, here we learn that it can be done in a practical, yet playful and maybe even fun process.

Use your powerful and creative right brain and start with identifying your core message and intent. Build on this foundation to cultivate connections, customers and community visibility. Define what success means for you. Optimize opportunities, including campaigns and communications. Read about how others have successfully been able to plant the seeds of a sustainable success and use the book to not only set the stage for yourself and others, but follow through with exercises and practices to keep it all running smoothly and successfully.

Published by New World Library, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.newworldlibrary.com

 

STARTING A SPIRITUAL BUSINESS
Inspiration, Case Studies and Advice

By Charlotte Anne Edwards

Are you someone who has wondered or dreamed about starting a spiritual-based business, like aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, Reiki, angelic, crystal, or any other “alternative” healing business? If you have a desire to heal others and the dedication, passion, and ambition to succeed, this book will help you with encouragement, as well as sound business advice that will give you the confidence to succeed.

Compiling real-life stories from “those already in the business,” specific hints and tips are arranged in a logical fashion, such as identifying the realm and what you might need for that particular practice. Including a wide variety of disciplines, this is the inside scoop from those who’ve been there from the start and are running successful alternative-healing businesses.

Published by O-Books, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.o-books.com

 

WILD CREATIVE
Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work Home, and Life
By Tami Lynn Kent

You are inherently creative! Tap into your creative center and access the natural, sustaining energy that is inherently yours by following the energy meditations, stories and hands-on tools provided. By first understanding the framework of our souls, currency, creativity and edge, and building on this foundation, we can understand and expand this skeleton with power, spirit and joy, within a wild creative range.

After realization of your life flow, you can begin to channel it creatively and expand its reach. If you’re looking for ways to reinvigorate your career path, achieve more balance in your life and work, find more inspiration or just want to re-focus your purpose, you will find many positive examples and solutions here.

Published by Beyond Words, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.beyondword.com

 

WALKING HOME
A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed

By Sonia Choquette

Regardless of our ability to handle life’s lesser than positive events, like death and divorce, we are often dealt what often seems to be more than we can individually handle. This is what happened to the author, a world-renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher. All she was hearing was, “Physician, heal thyself” in essence.

Her active response was to embark on a 820 km, grueling trail, known as the Camino Santiago, over the Pyrenees to northern Spain. She shares her daily encounters, including hunger, exhaustion, and pain. Along with the struggle, positive lessons are learned and acted upon. In the end, she shows us that we are able to leave behind unhappiness and pain and re-learn fundamental lessons of humility and compassion, through the process of sacrifice and self-abrogation to reconnection and a recovery of an inner sense of peace.

Published by Hay House, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.soniachoquette.com

 

WAR OF THE WHALES
A True Story

By Joshua Horwitz

Sonar is the primary means the Navy has of targeting and tracking enemy submarines. While there is much secrecy and tension surrounding naval operations that is readily apparent, we are also aware that this military entity has within it many scientists, who over the years, have made the correlation between occurrences like whale strandings and have committed to the cause with personal resolve.

This is essentially the story of two men — an environmental attorney and a whale researcher who had worked with navy sound surveillance during the Vietnam War. They come upon evidence of a direct link between Navy sonar and mass whale strandings and decide to team up to challenge the Navy and tell the truth about acoustic warfare and its sometimes lethal impact on whales, leading to a legal court case.

Published by Simon and Schuster, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.simonandschuster.com