October 5, 2007
Music Reviews | Film Reviews
by Rhonda Byrne
Pssst! Do you want to know the great secret of the universe, a secret that has been whispered through the ages since 3500 BC? What is this great mystery that has become a global phenomenon? According to author Rhonda Byrne, it is the secret to everything you want in life, from unlimited joy to unlimited riches. "The law of attraction is the most powerful law in the universe. What we do is we attract into our lives the things we want, and that is based on what we're thinking and feeling." In essence, we create our own circumstances by the choices we make in life. And the choices we make are driven by our thoughts, which means our thoughts attract the positive and negative events in our lives. Thus there is no such thing as an accident or coincidence; it is you, the individual, who brings bad luck upon yourself because of your toxic thinking. But here's the good news: If you can change your thoughts, and therefore your feelings, you can actually cause the universe around you to emit a positive energy and the desires of your heart will come to be realized! All you have to do is Ask – Believe – Receive.
||A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS |
by Khaled Hosseini
The book weaves a poignant story through three decades of civil war and Taliban tyranny. The life under the Afghan sun is told by two female protagonists in a stunning, haunting, and heartbreaking manner. Despite all the pain and sadness, the novel is never depressing; Hosseini climbs through each grim development unflinchingly, delivering a glimmer of hope. This splendid story of an unforgiving time, unusual friendship and indestructible love will certainly leave an indelible impression on its readers. There aren't too many writers who can produce back-to-back masterpieces. Khaled Hosseini is one of those rare talents who can pull off such a feat with beauty and grace.
||WOMEN'S BODIES, WOMEN'S WISDOM: |
CREATING PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND HEALING
by Christiane Northrup
Women from all walks of life should own a copy of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. Christiane Northrup is a gynecologist who embraces both non-traditional and traditional approaches to medicine. She discusses the treatment of many physical ailments from PMS, menstrual cramps and breast cancer to infertility, depression and menopause just to name a few. Her main premise is that many of these physical problems have roots in emotional upsets. Northrup says, “A woman who is unhappy with her marriage may be infertile because deep down, she knows that her husband is not the right man to have children with; a teenager who has cramps may be having problems accepting society's expectations of her as a woman.” Overall, this book is a breakthrough work in terms of systematically exploring the integration of mind and body and the effect of this balance on health and well-being.