Lyn Hicks’ The Lotus Project: The Art of Being a Woman

by Carrie Jackson

BR_LynHicks-LotusCoverIn The Lotus Project: The Art of Being a Woman, Bucks County-based author Lyn Hicks offers a fresh perspective on the intricate and beautifully complex female body, mind and spirit. Drawing from personal experiences, ancient wisdom, current research and time-honored practices, Hicks eloquently and articulately reminds women of their gifts and encourages readers to connect with their deepest selves.

Much of the book focuses on having women honor their nurturing, empathetic, emotional side instead of fighting it. Hicks also encourages women to use their sexual and creative energy for self-development and empowerment, and gives them permission to be alluring, playful, meandering and sensual. This energy can help women to feel more authentic, inspired and alive.

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Change Maker: How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life

by Rebecca Antsis

There are two types of books in the New Age literary genre: those that speak down to you from high on the mountain, and those that make the journey with you.

br_changemaker_complementaryhealthworks_0217Rebecca Austill-Clausen’s inspirational memoir, Change Maker: How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life, belongs firmly in the latter. Austill-Clausen takes readers with her through the series of unlikely events that catalyze her unexpected spiritual blossoming.

Originating from the tragic passing of her younger brother, Austill-Clausen’s grief catapults her onto a path of transformation. Over the course of less than a year, she goes from “Type Triple A” workaholic to profound seeker and spiritual adept, splitting her time between managing a thriving occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology practice and exploring her quickly evolving spiritual life, rich with fantastic meditations, visualizations and encounters with spirits, shamans and guides.

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Book Launch: THE NEW SPIRITUAL CHAKRAS and How To Work With Them

by Elizabeth Joyce

spiritual-chakrasA Note from the Author

We can raise our consciousness to higher levels by developing an overall worldview and by embracing a world that transcends illusions. Doing this will overcome the final hurdle of inner consciousness: its first shock of separating and the split. This is the first duality of the whole of consciousness and manifests in our right/left hemisphere split.
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Busy Family with No Time to Cook? Look No Further

by Audrey Chen

Healthy Cooking in a PinchLocal health coach, fitness trainer and busy mother, Sheila Royce Garcia, has written a cookbook created for the busy family, called Healthy Cooking in a Pinch: the Family Cookbook on How to Create Delicious Meals on Busy Days. Not having time to cook doesn’t have to mean empty calories, as she presents nutrient-rich foods, many with time-saving tips.
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The Bookcase: We’re Even Hungrier for Health

by Ellensue Spicer-Jacobson

Hungrier for Health photoIn Hungrier for Health, Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., expands on the four fundamental principles of healthy eating found in her first book: Eat primitive, eat colorful, eat alkaline and eat organic. She then gives readers four additional eating principles to consider: Eat natural, eat vegan, eat more raw foods and eat native.

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Hungry? Get Hungry for Health

by Ellensue Spicer-Jacobson

Susan Silberstein, PhD, founder and director of the Center for the Advancement in Cancer Education, has created a book packed with 157 no-guilt, easy-to-make recipes that she and her staff have put together—titled Hungry for Health. Many are recipes adapted or borrowed from researchers, clinicians and recovered patients that the author has re-created to address a variety of needs that pertain to her four principles of healthful eating without sacrificing good taste.

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Book Review: Enough is Enough by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill

Reviewed by Diana Hwang

In a time when nearly 8 percent of the United States population remains unemployed, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill challenge the mainstream idea that perpetual economic growth is desirable. In their new book, Enough is Enough, the authors, both on staff at the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, propose that such growth is not possible and is already causing more problems than it solves in wealthy nations. Continue reading

Book Review: Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings, and Eat Your Way to Lifelong Health by James Colquhoun and Laurentine Ten Bosch

Reviewed by Diana Hwang

Change can inspire and motivate us to reshape our lifestyle toward a healthier body and mind. This wisdom is imparted in this new book, a sequel to the authors’ Food Matters (2003) film, inspired by Colquhoun’s father’s struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome. The book informs on the sources of food and how manufacturers try to turn us into “addicts”, the consequences of unhealthy eating and how the right diet can affect weight loss, less stress and improved looks. Continue reading