Friday, April 14, 2017

The NO-DIET Weight Loss Solution !

Eat This not That

Product Description
Eat what you want, when you want--and watch the pounds disappear!

Americans spend more than $400 billion a year eating out, and behind each burger, turkey sandwich, and ice cream sundae is a simple decision that could help you control your weight—and your life. The problem is, restaurant chains and food producers aren't interested in helping you make healthy choices. In fact, they invest $30 billion a year on advertising, much of it aimed at confusing eaters and disguising the fat and calorie counts of their products.

All of that has changed with EAT THIS, NOT THAT!. This book puts the entire food industry under the spotlight, and arms you with the savvy tricks and insider information it takes to eat well no matter where you are. With EAT THIS, NOT THAT! you're the expert in every eating situation, from the frozen food aisle to your favorite fast food joint to your local sports bar. You control your food universe—and lose the pounds you want--because, unlike every other customer, you'll know the smart choices to make—instantly!

EAT THIS, NOT THAT! is jam-packed with secrets the restaurant industry doesn't want you to know. For example:
• Burger King doesn't want you to know that a BK Big Fish® Sandwich and fries have a whopping 1000 calories—nearly half your daily caloric intake! (Fish is usually healthy, but not this kind. Find out why with this book.)
• Pizza Hut doesn't want you to know that a standard pizza in Italy contains 500 to 800 calories, but the same meal at Pizza Hut can top 2,100 calories! (You'd need to ride a stationary bike for more than three hours to burn off this mistake. Instead, eat all the pizza you want by making smart choices. EAT THIS, NOT THAT! shows you how.)
• Macaroni Grill doesn't want you to know that a single serving of their Grilled Teriyaki Salmon has more than three times your daily allowance of sodium! (Cut your risk of high blood pressure by making smart choices at the same restaurant. You'll find them inside.)

If only you knew the industry secrets, you could eat at any of your favorite restaurants—or chow down on everything from the company vending machine to your kids’ Halloween buckets—and know that every decision you made was smart, healthy, and the best possible choice for you. For example, did you know:
• At McDonald’s, an Egg McMuffin® is actually a healthy choice, with just 300 calories. (The Hotcakes pack more than double that amount!)
• At Krispy Kreme, all you need to do is order the Very Berry Chiller instead of the Mocha Dream Chiller, and you'll save 500 calories! (Do that once a week and you'll drop more than 7 pounds this year—without trying!)
• At Chipotle, you can cut 570 calories out of your Chicken Burrito just by ordering it as a bowl (without the tortilla) and asking them to hold the rice. (Same great taste, but with 94 fewer carb grams!)
• Choosing a cinnamon roll at Au Bon Pain over Cinnabon will save you 463 calories and 20 grams of fat!
• In the freezer section of your local supermarket, a turkey pot pie from Swanson’s has 610 fewer calories than a turkey pot pie from Pepperidge Farms.
• In the produce aisle, you'll get twice the vitamin C—and nine times as much vitamin A—simply by picking red bell peppers over green ones. (Who said eating healthy was difficult?)

And that’s why EAT THIS, NOT THAT! is going to change everything. It’s time to level the playing field. We're all tired of sneaky calories adding to our waistlines, and having to starve ourselves or spend hours on the treadmill trying to burn off the damage. Now—for the first time—you're in charge. With this simple illustrated guide to thousands of foods--along with the nutrition secrets that lead to fast and permanent weight loss--you'll make the smartest choice every time!

About the Author
DAVID ZINCZENKO, editor in chief of Men's Health magazine, is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Abs Diet and The Abs Diet for Women. Once an overweight child growing up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Zinczenko has become one of the nation's leading experts on health and fitness. He is a regular contributor to the Today show, and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and Primetime Live.

MATT GOULDING is the food and nutrition editor of Men's Health. He has cooked and eaten his way across the world, touching down in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he divides most of his time between keyboard and stovetop.

This is a great book. Slick and attractive, with fantastic full-color pictures. Very well researched too, which is expected coming from the folks behind one of the most densely-packed, informative magazines, Men's Health. The truth is that casual dining restaurants have higher calorie meals than the much-maligned fast food joints. While the fast food restaurants are now required to publish calorie, fat, and sodium contents, the casual restaurants have been quietly fighting against requiring them to release the same information. Thanks to this book and the research behind it, we can now get a better idea of what we've been eating at these restaurants. And it is eye opening. Each two page section has a high-calorie, fat trap food on the right, and a healthier alternative on the left. Lots of reasons for why one is a better choice than the other, as well as quick lists of other good choices (and not so good choices) on the left and right. This simple, but effective layout conveys a ton of information quickly and easily. The sections are by restaurant, and by situation type (like shopping at the mall, or at a holiday party), so it is easy to read and get good ideas for how to make better food choices. The only negative is that you might never get fries again, after you see all the things you could eat instead and still not hit the calorie count of the fries. Outback's Aussie Cheese Fries have 2900 calories. Wow! Highly recommended book, even if you aren't trying to lose weight. You'll learn a ton about the foods you are eating at restaurants, which is well worth the price of admission.
Sean P. Logue, 2007

This guide gives you heaps of smart choices to help you manage your weight so you can still go out to eat at great places without packing on as much weight. If you don't know what you're putting into your body, you can make huge mistakes when it comes to the choices you make. Sometimes your main meal could contain two days worth of fat, so Dave has given us these choices to still enjoy ourselves when eating out either at restaurants or fast food restaurants.
There is information in here that you may not have ever heard in here and when you find out why, the choices are even easier for us. When he tells you about the amount of meat in burgers and how that can be four days worth of meat in one sitting. Scary. He's done a years worth of investigating to put this book together and bring us these facts and found that the typical fast food restaurant has about 552 calories per entre and a typical sit down restaurant has aprox 870 and these numbers will shock you into better choices.
Dave is well researched and knows what he's talking about. I love this book and find it really interesting even if you don't need to watch your weight but just want to make healthier choices. You can take it around with you when you are in the drive thru or at a deli etc etc. Therefore I think everyone can benefit from reading this book and would make the perfect birthday gift or a treat to yourself. I love it.
Little Miss Cutey... (Melbourne, Australia)

I bought this book, as a combo along with HOW NOT TO LOOK OLD - I brought it into the office and everyone jumped online to order it! It even had my young teenagers mezmerized at home, the info is so good and easy to go through. You will be surprised to find out about the foods you normally eat or drink and what is actually in them! YUCK! Plus, getting the alternatives to what you could eat instead is great. You will keep this in your car, purse or bag always, trust me.
By Peggy Dwyer "CHEER MOM" (Warren, MI USA)

Excellent format, very usable.
I recommend this book on the basis of the format , very easy to comprehend. Gernerally,diet information is typically not all that interesting, but the pictures make it simple and interesting EVEN for kids, who could really profit from this book. It is down to earth, explaining which candy bars would be better than others, not just whether spinach would be less calories than brussel sprouts. It includes all the major fast food chains, and which foods might be better to choose than others. they even include two pages for krispy kreme donuts!
Lots of information here. Colored pictures make it easy to recognize familiar products. Good book to buy.
L. Rodgers (New York City, NY)

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Spiritual Growth

by Sanaya Roman

Book Description
Once in a decade comes a book that can affect people at the very core of their experience. A contemporary masterpiece in the tradition of the world's great spiritual writings, Spiritual Growth is such a book. It contains the essence of the contemporary spiritual path, embodying joy, growth, and increased aliveness. The teachings are profound and inspirational.

Open the book to any page. Quiet your mind, read, savor the words. The effect is instantaneous. Your mind is uplifted, your heart is opened, and your body experiences the sensations of peace.

The techniques are practical. Spiritual Growth teaches readers how to move to higher consciousness, when to be an active force, and when to surrender and let things happen. Spiritual Growth will teach readers how to: be their Higher Selves in their everyday life, create a vision of their higher purpose, and manifest what they want rapidly and easily. Readers will learn to work with light for healing and growth, to connect with the Universal Mind for enhanced creativity, and to link with the Higher Will to carry out their higher purpose.

A series of meditations (each of the 21 chapters has one) take the reader step-by-step through the process of spiritual growth. Speaking always to the higher aspect of the reader, Orin offers the next step in spiritual growth for those who want to know more about who they are, why they are here, and what they come to do.

About the AuthorSanaya Roman has been channeling Orin, a timeless being of light, for over fifteen years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, USA, she has studied the metaphysical sciences for years. Orin has offered thousands of people a path of spiritual growth, soul contact, and expanding consciousness through books, tapes, and seminars.

Sanaya has worked with Orin to write Living With Joy, Personal Power Through Awareness, Spiritual Growth and Soul Love. She and Orin have co-authored the books Creating Money and Opening to Channel with Duane Packer, who channels a guide named DaBen.

Sanaya currently conducts seminars with Duane Packer in awakening the light body and in spiritual growth. She is writing the Awakening Your Light Body book with Duane Packer, and working with Orin on his next book of the Soul Life Series to be called Soul Vision. She produces the Birth Into Light English language newsletter/catalog, with articles on spiritual growth, light play processes, and information on Orin tapes and books. This newsletter is sent all over the world. Sanaya resides in the Pacific Northwest.

Excerpted from Spiritual Growth

As you become attuned to your Higher Self, you also become aware of the dimensions your Higher Self exists in. You can consciously join with the higher community of beings your Higher Self is already a part of.

Part of the higher purpose of the community of higher beings is to work with the Universal Mind and Higher Will to assist all life in evolving. They work continually to assist people in awakening, working with the Higher Will to broadcast spiritual energies. They help make the journey easier for all who are seeking growth, serving others, or requesting assistance. You can become more aware of the work that is going on in the higher dimensions to carry out the plan of evolution. With this awareness, it will be even easier to know and carry out your own higher purpose.

Some of these beings act as guides and work intensely with a particular person besides contributing in other ways. Other beings contribute in various ways to assist all who are open to and asking for assistance. Every call for help is always heard. Light and assistance is immediately sent from both your Higher Self and these high beings. Every resource is made available and nothing is spared when you ask for assistance. If you could only know how much love there is for you in the higher dimensions, you would never feel alone or worry again.

There is no feeling of separateness in the higher realms. All beings contribute wherever they can create the most good, just as you work together with each other to create important things in your reality. Sometimes your Higher Self will work with you on something; other times your Higher Self will work together with high spiritual guides to empower you and assist you with your lifes work and spiritual growth.

In the higher dimensions there is never criticism, only mutual respect and kind words. There is gentleness, humility, and a focus on the work that is to be done. All beings hold a high vision for each other and send each other unconditional love. There is no thought of the self that doesnt also include the well-being of others.

If anyone is working on a project, it is everyone's concern. There is no feeling that one must do it all alone. All work receives the energy support of all. There is never a thought of scarcity or competition; all is viewed to be a part of the divine and perfect order of the universe. It is an inclusive group and all can join who want to be of assistance. There is still a sense of individuality in the dimensions you Higher Self lives in, yet the individual is connected to all other beings in a much greater way than in your reality.

Your connection to these higher dimensions comes through your higher centers of telepathy. Most of you receive telepathically through your emotional centers. You experience this when you are around people and pick-up what they are feeling. Part of spiritual growth is learning to become transparent to the emotional messages of others, and opening your higher centers of telepathy so you can receive guidance from you Higher Self.

Your higher telepathic centers are mental and intuitive; you receive clear mental guidance or an intuitive sense of what to do through these centers. You automatically open your higher centers of telepathy as you align with your Higher Self and hear and follow Its guidance.

You can use your higher centers of telepathy to send messages to the Higher Selves of others or become aware of the soul-level consciousness present in other life-forms, such as plants, animals, and minerals. Through higher telepathy you can become aware of the many high beings serving mankind, you own personal guide if you choose, and the dimensions of your Higher Self.

You connect with any of these high beings by imagining you are connecting with them. If you are working on a project, ask for extra guidance ands assistance with it. Imagine light is being sent to you, your work, or your loved ones. You are not alone; there is much assistance, support, and empowerment available for you and your world-work when you connect with this higher community.

You can work in the inner planes by becoming inner-directed rather than outer-directed.

As you live as you Higher Self, guidance and information will come from within rather than from without. Guidance from you Higher Self is received in your higher telepathic centers and transmitted to you through your imagination and mind. Since your connection to the higher dimensions comes from within, pay attention to your thoughts, inner sense and imagination.

Meditation is a powerful tool for becoming aware of these higher dimensions and your Higher Self guidance. Mediation allows you to quiet your normal thoughts and listen to your Higher self. It allows you to pay more attention to your inner reality of pictures, images, and feelings. As you meditate you increase your vibration and frequency, and the dimensions of your Higher Self become more knowable to you . Meditation increases your sensitivity to ideas, concepts, and images from the higher realms and your Higher Self.

Meditation can involve states of relaxation, observation and concentration. Meditation can take many formsfrom silencing your mind to concentrating on a project. Meditation is an inner reflective attitude, a time of concentrated thought. You are meditating when you are focused and thinking about how you can assist others or carry out your life purpose. Meditation can consist of sending light and love to people or sitting quietly and silencing your mind. Things that allow you to relax, concentrate, or silence your mind - long walks in the woods, listening to music, and sitting quietly and thinking about thingswill connect you with your Higher Self and the higher dimensions.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Welcome to...

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Gerry Cueto presents Finding a Meaningful Career Gerry Cueto posted at Finding a Meaningful Career.

Charles H. Green presents What's Your Trust Quotient? posted at Trusted Advisor Associates, saying, "Do others trust you? Should they? Take the trust test, find out, and learn how to become even more trustworthy."
failureblogger presents Teaching Yourself VS Having A Teacher posted at FailureBlogger.

Terry Dean presents 7 Step Easy Writing System posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Shawn Driscoll presents How Do I Maintain Energy, Focus, Motivation and Drive? posted at Shawn Driscoll.

mental health

gia combs-ramirez presents How to Immediately Eliminate the Effects of Stress posted at The Science of Energy Healing, saying, "With one simple, fun and immediate technique you can improve your immune system, lower your blood pressure, release endorphins and reverse the aging effects of stress."

Matthew Spears presents The flame of blame posted at Loving Awareness, saying, "By assigning responsibility to anyone or anything for a given result, you are assigning blame. It is the need to look for a cause for an experience that is the major factor in blame. So if you want to let go of the blaming process, you must let go of a need to assign responsibility."

BeFreinds presents BEST - HELPFUL, UNIQUE AND SELECTED VIDEOS ARE HERE!: SELF HELP VIDEOS posted at BEST - HELPFUL, UNIQUE AND SELECTED VIDEOS ARE HERE!, saying, "Good list of videos available with text to read. Get help using NLP, YOGA AND HYPNOSIS"

iMagxz presents Ultimate Stress Relief Guide posted at

Gerry Cueto presents A Skeptic's Approach to Personal Development Gerry Cueto posted at Finding a Meaningful Career, saying, "my personal introduction to self-growth from a skeptical point of view"

Jirel presents Dr. Joe Capista- successful life, total success and new book posted at Positive and Successful Life Style tips.

Avani presents Better Sorry Than Safe posted at Food For Mind.

Silveral presents Celebrities as Role Models Celebrity News, and Gossip posted at Celebrity News, and Gossip.

Dorian Wales presents How to Fortify Your Job: 10 valuable (and challenging) Tips posted at Personal Financier, saying, "10 invaluable skills which are even more crucial today"

garry presents Dream the Dream, Then All You Have To Do Is Believe, Achieve, Succeed posted at 2 Million Dollar Bills.

Michael Law presents The Psychology of Real Life Casinos posted at Online Casino Blog.

Dr Martin W. Russell presents “I Can Make You Thin” by Paul McKenna - A Review posted at Dr Martin W. Russell.

GreatManagement presents The 4-Hour Work Week: What Would Excite You? posted at The GreatManagement Blog, saying, "If you could reduce your working week and had unlimited money, what would you do? What excites you?"


ITAKEOFFTHEMASK presents The Law of Attraction and the Key of Transmutation posted at, saying, "The law of attraction states that objects of similar vibration attract one another (like attracts like). But the problem is this-HOW can you ever CHANGE your vibration in order to attract that which you desire? The answer is in the key of TRANSMUTATION, that ancient process from alchemy that dares to change ordinary metal into gold, that dares to seek the elixir of life to cure all diseases and to restore even the aged back unto eternal youth."

Phil B. presents Humanity's Responsibilities « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "It does not matter if God created man or if man created God."

Jenn Givler presents Are you invisible? posted at Create a Thriving Business, saying, "We all need help. We can't go it alone. And when we stop ourselves from being vulnerable, we cut ourselves off from the exact connection that we need."

Piotr Stepien presents Ascended Masters posted at we overstep, saying, "Two examples of ascended masters - people who went beyond."

Kathleen Gage presents Spirituality and work posted at Daily Awareness, saying, "Our spiritual life is reflected in all we do. There is no separation. Everything we do either moves us closer to our spiritual core or further away. Building a business is most certainly an aspect of spiritual discipline. Yet, many people make a very definite separation of work and spirit. As with your spiritual practices, when you stick with your business journey, are not dissuaded, you are more likely to achieve your desired outcome. Often what can happen is when someone doesn’t see obvious results they tend to give up on whatever it is they are trying to achieve. Would you give up on your spiritual beliefs simply because not all is evident in the timeframe you believe appropriate?"

Karen Murphy presents LightSpring Transformations - Drive that karma posted at LightSpring Transformations, saying, "Many of you hold karmas (or "karmic threads" anyway) to situations that have already been resolved and these are things that you can simply allow to let go. Now, you can also choose if you have karmas that have not been balanced yet, to let them go for this lifetime. If they are not serving you within the context of this lifetime - in in other words, it is not being utilized to assist you with various issues which are examining, or utilized to assist you with the perspective that you are building for this lifetime - if it is not serving you then you can choose to let them go for this lifetime and you will simply pick it up again later on."

Tim Gary presents Habits and Success - Bad Driving… An Experiment (part 1) posted at Internet Success Bites.

Crystal presents 7 ways to live in harmony with your coworkers posted at Christian in the Corporate World.

Gary Evans presents Visualizing For Manifestation Yields NO Results! posted at Good To Feel Good.



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Arin Vahanian

presents How to Get Rid of Excuses NOW and Start Living the Kind of Life You’ve Always Wanted posted at Super State.

Joshua Seth

presents Your Mind Body Connection posted at Joshua Seth Blog.

Tim Gary

presents Have You Been “six-packed” by Your Thinking? posted at Internet Success Bites.


Jesse Roulette

presents What is Motivation? posted at Jesse Hooper - One at a time.

Dave Cohen

presents How To Be Excellent (Or, Principle vs. Technique) posted at Experience Designer, saying, "Some principles for gaining skills FAST and excelling in the long run. Used for learning languages, martial art, growing my business, and generally having a blast in life. Enjoy."


presents “I’ll Start Tomorrow” posted at The GreatManagement Blog, saying, "“I am struggling to make progress to meet my goals. How do you suggest I make the right progress?”"

Kathleen Gage

presents Why most training programs don't work and what you can do about it! posted at Street Smarts Marketing & Promotions, saying, "Have you ever talked to someone who took a training course and complained because the course “just didn’t work”? Or maybe you took a class, but didn’t feel you got much out of it. Was it that the course was no good or maybe you had some part in why you got so little value out of the money and time invested?

I contend there are always two sides to the story. Primary reasons why training courses, whether they be teleseminars, webinars or events where trainer and participants are all in the same room, don’t work are varied."


Roger Baillargeon

presents Insight Meditation ( Cource Description ) posted at The Book Reviewer Fan Club, saying, "-A 240-page Insight Meditation workbook: This workbook is designed as a complete self-guided curriculum. Organized into nine lessons, your workbook features more than 75 step-by-step mindfulness exercises, question-and-answer sections, glossaries, and photographs illustrating correct meditation postures."

mental health

Alvaro Fernandez

presents Brain Research Interview Series posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, "Check out these interviews with leading neuroscientists and psychologists on a variety of topics: brain health, happiness, trading psychology, weight loss, memory..."

Sam Zoranovich

presents Unapologetic Genius - Modeling Reality posted at Unapologetic Genius, saying, "An article on constructing mental models as a spiritual growth practice."



presents Trading Hours For Dollars Money Blue Book posted at Money Blue Book.

The Change Carnival

presents Finding the Path to a Meaningful Existence posted at The Change Blog.

Charles H. Green

presents Warren Buffett, Confidence and Leadership posted at Trust Matters, saying, "Buffett seems one of those content to look past the complexity and see eternal patterns replaying themselves. He’s a big fish who treats big ponds just like the little ones he came from.

Yet pure confidence absent some grounded view of the world is just a self-con job. The Rules of the World are simple: but that doesn’t mean they’re easy."


Gerry Cueto

presents Reversing My Sleep Schedule Gerry Cueto posted at Finding a Meaningful Career.

Stephen Martile

presents Love the Climb posted at Stephen Martile, saying, "Hi Roger,

I thought you might enjoy this article. It’s short and sweet.

When it comes to obstacles, challenges and getting knocked down, I realize that there are only two options
- go back where I came from or love the climb.




Gary Evans

presents Trusting Your Inner Guidance posted at Good To Feel Good.

Jessica Jones

presents The Intentional Family posted at Practical Nourishment, saying, "Spiritual parenting."

Akemi Gaines

presents True Life Purpose Goes Beyond The Illusion Of Self posted at Yes to Me.


presents Qi Dao – Tibetan Shamanic Qigong: Book Review posted at Martial Development.

Gary Evans

presents Law of Attraction 101 posted at Good To Feel Good.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Insight Meditation ( Cource )

Book Description

Join Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein -- two of America's most respected instructors -- for a step-by-step course in Insight Meditation. Learn at home, at your own pace, with this complete curriculum.
The course includes:
-A 240-page Insight Meditation workbook: This workbook is designed as a complete self-guided curriculum. Organized into nine lessons, your workbook features more than 75 step-by-step mindfulness exercises, question-and-answer sections, glossaries, and photographs illustrating correct meditation postures.

-Two 70-minute compact discs: Six meditations teach you these cornerstone practices in the Insight tradition.

-Twelve Insight study cards: Reinforce your practice with these daily reminders of the fundamentals of meditation in a convenient, portable form.

About the Author
Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1970, and has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (Vipassana or Insight Meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma-viharas). She is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge, a new project for long term meditation practice. Sharon is the author of LOVINGKINDNESS: THE REVOLUTIONARY ART OF HAPPINESS and A HEART AS WIDE AS THE WORLD, by Shambhala Publications; LOVINGKINDNESS MEDITATION (audio) by Sounds True; and coauthor with Joseph Goldstein of INSIGHT MEDITATION, AN IN-DEPTH CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, also from Sounds True. She recently edited VOICES OF INSIGHT, an anthology of writings by vipassana teachers in the West, published by Shambhala. Sharon is currently writing a book about the spiritual quality of Faith.

Joseph Goldstein is a senior teacher of Insight (Vipassana) and Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation. He studied with many leading Buddhist teachers in India, Burma, and Nepal and has led retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and The Forest Refuge, a new project for long term meditation practice. Joseph's books include THE EXPERIENCE OF INSIGHT; INSIGHT MEDITATION: THE PRACTICE OF FREEDOM; and SEEKING THE HEART OF WISDOM (with Jack Kornfield), published by Shambhala Publications. He is also coauthor with Sharon Salzberg of INSIGHT MEDITATION, AN IN-DEPTH CORRESPONDENCE COURSE (audio), published by Sounds True. Joseph is currently writing a new book, ONE DHARMA, on the integration of different Buddhist teachings and traditions.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

... Blog Carnival...

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May 7, 2008


healthy food

and diets.

Ben Johnson presents
Green Tea Weight Loss posted at Weight Loss Sky.

Fenny presents • View topic - Nutrient that is needed daily by the body. posted at Fenny Lopez, saying, "Protein is a nutrient that is needed daily by the body. These nutrients are essential for health and must be provided in the foods eaten. We are here to give you an idea of the amount of protein you can find in certain foods, check out."

Linda W. presents
Eating Well On Your Budget Vacation posted at The Eclectic Female, saying, "Eating out cheaply while on vacation can be tough, but is definitely doable."

Claudine presents
Wednesday Weigh In posted at Vacation Tips Blog.

Phil B. presents
Most Juices are Apple Juice « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "Most 100% juices are made from primarily apple juice."


Timothy Yordy presents
Dandelion Jelly posted at Get Out of the Rat Race Self-Employment Self-Sufficient Life, saying, "Thank you in advance for considering the inclusion of my article in your carnival."


Dr Martin W. Russell presents
“I Can Make You Thin” by Paul McKenna - A Review posted at Dr Martin W. Russell.

Mark Schauss presents Smog and Premature Death - Science Has Linked Them, The White House Denies It posted at Toxic World Blog - Detoxify and Heal Your Body.

NAOMI presents
BRITISH KIDS SAY NO TO VEGETABLES posted at Diary From England, saying, "Good luck with your carnival. Here's a great recipe to encourage kids to eat more vegetables. Delicious and healthy too!"

Lovelyn presents
Ginger and Lemon Tea posted at The Art of Balanced Living.
Manjula Jain presents
Punjabi Chola posted at Manjula's Kitchen, saying, "These cholas are best compliment with baturas. The combination is known as chola batura. This is a mouth-watering dish."

Lisa Spinelli presents
The 100 Mile Diet Greener Pastures: Personal Finance posted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance, saying, "How a novice comes to terms with eating locally with the 100 Mile Diet."

Craig Harper presents
The Non-Optional Stuff. posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, "Q. Why do so many of us who want to get in shape (whatever that means for us individually) fail to do so, even though we know exactly what to do, and why we should do it?"

Chef Erik presents
Roasted Parsnip Fries posted at Chef Erik, saying, "This has to be one of my favorite recipes. I came up with this recipe for health reasons. Roasting, as we all know, is so much healthier for us than frying. Trust me when I tell you, you will not notice the difference."

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presents A Diary Of A Seven Day Fast – Day 1 posted at I Will Not Die.


Linda Jo Martin

presents Ug99, the Destruction of Wheat Crops, and Prices In Our Local Supermarkets posted at Country Kitchen Pantry Herbs, Spices, Recipes, Cooking.


presents Grilled Salmon Recipe posted at Free Online Recipes Free Recipes, saying, "it's great!"

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presents Beauty and Personality Grooming: Yogic diet posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming, saying, "Are you what you eat…. or is it the other way round? Whatever it be, there is no denying that food habit plays the most important part in the constitution of our body. Ancient Yogic texts as well as modern research have time and again confirmed the fact that food governs mind and thoughts."


presents Chutney Chicken Salad posted at Onelite Recipes.

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presents » Baking an omelet in the solar oven Esther Garvi: aka Ishtar News posted at Esther Garvi.

Krista Burdine

presents Best New Recipe posted at Common Cuisine, saying, "A great discovery, carrot french fries, my favorite recipe of the year"


presents Open Air Market in Barcelona posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France.

Lane Wright

presents Chana Masala - Best Vegan Recipe posted at Vegan Bits.

Sara Ost

presents Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and a DIY recipe posted at Sara Ost.

Amanda Harris

presents Food, the Natural Happy Pill posted at eFamilyBlogger.

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Jessica Jones

presents Our Low Carb Lifestyle posted at Practical Nourishment.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Anne of Green Gables

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The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts.

Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk.

A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.One thing’s for certain, no house that Anne’s in will ever be dull.” That’s what Marilla Cuthbert says about Anne, the lively red-headed orphan she and her brother Matthew adopt. For decades, girls have agreed, eagerly reading every book in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s series that chronicles Anne’s coming of age.

By Lawrance M. Bernabo (The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota) -

In 1985 when I stumbled upon Kevin Sullivan's wonderful production of "Anne of Green Gables" with Megan Follows as Anne, Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla, and Richard Farnsworth as Mathew, it was my introduction to the Lucy Maud Montgomery's red-headed orphan.

Like millions of others, I fell in love with the production and then proceeded to read this novel, the other seven books in the Anne Series, and then "The Chronicles of Avonlea," "The Story Girl," the "Jane of Lantern Hill" books, and every other thing written by Montgomery that I could get my hands on (and this was before all of those paperback collections of Montgomery's short stories were published).

In 1904 Montgomery had written down an idea for a story in her notebook: "Elderly couple apply to orphan asylum for a boy. By mistake a girl is sent them." In what must be heartening for many would be authors, Montgomery's manuscript for "Anne of Green Gables" was rejected repeated by publishers before it was finally accepted. The book was a bestseller from the moment it was published in June 1908 (I have a 19th impression printed in September 1910), although a critic in "The New York Times" complained that, "there is no real difference between the girl at the end of the story and the one at the beginning of it." Readers of the book would quite happy with that fact, because the reason we love this story is not that the talkative, red-haired orphan girl with her big green-grey eyes changes during the story, but that Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert, the elderly sister and brother who wanted to adopt a boy and got a girl instead, have changed profoundly.

Mark Twain described Anne Shirley as "The dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice," and nobody has been able to top that statement. Supposedly Montgomery's description of her famous literary creation was based on a photography of Evelyn Nesbit, the notorious American beauty who was the mistress whose husband, Harry K. Thaw, shot and killed her love, Stanford White, in the first scandalous murder trial of the 20th century.

I suppose there is something archetypal about stories about orphans, that allows young readers to identify with such characters and explains why generations of children have responded to such stories. But what sets Montgomery's creation apart is her ability to provide of laughter and tears, what with her vivid imagination and her great desire to be loved. You laugh over Anne's over wrought apology to Mrs. Rachel Lynde and how her introduction to Gilbert Blythe ends with her breaking a slate over his head.

But then there are the wonderfully touching scenes when Marilla apologizes for refusing to believe Anne about her broach, when Mathew goes to town to get Anne a dress with puffed sleeves, and when the Reaper whose name is Death comes to visit Green Gables. There are just so many wonderful moments in this novel, which is the best in the series.

When you read the rest of the books in the series, this is the one you will keep coming back to again and again to read once more your favorite parts (I just did). I have two daughters and despite my best intentions I have never been able to persuade them to read "Anne of Green Gables." But given how long it took me to get around to them they still have at least a decade to beat me to the punch in relative terms, and I have the Sullivan productions on DVD so that I can use the same hook that worked so well one me.

Once they do I am sure they will be just as captivated by all of the others who love the Anne-Girl and who have traveled to Prince Edward Island to see all of the sites that Montgomery translated into the world of Anne Shirley.

My favorite memory is when we went to "Green Gables." You go in through the front door and follow the way around the first floor and then up the stairs to the second floor. As I was at the bottom of those stairs the young woman watching the door had momentarily stopped the line entering the site.

In this case that person who had to wait was a young Japanese girl, who looked to be about eight years old, and who was shivering in delight at the fact that she was standing on the threshold of Anne Shirley's Green Gables. That is how beloved Lucy Maud Montgomery's creation is almost a century after she was first set down on paper.

By Kathleen ( FaceBook Member )
I would recomment it to friends, in fact I have recommended it time and time again. Some people do not want to read it seeing the book as youth lit. But it is much more than that.

It's the tale of Anne, an orphan and how she arrives at Green Gables and how she wins the heart of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert (sister and brother and owner of Green Gables)even though they had "ordered" a boy. It's a tale of friendship, and love and resilience. Sometimes it's sad, mostly it's funny and very touching. I really love that book.
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"Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. 'Be very still,' he whispered, as if I wasn't already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat." As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edward's sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst.The precision and delicacy of Meyer's writing lifts this wonderful novel beyond the limitations of the horror genre to a place among the best of YA fiction.(Ages 12 and up) --Patty Campbell 10 Second Interview: A Few Words with Stephenie Meyer Q: Were you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Angel? What are you watching now that those shows are off the air? A: I have never seen an entire episode of Buffy or Angel. While I was writing Twilight, I let my older sister read along chapter by chapter. She's a huge Buffy fan and she kept trying to get me to watch, but I was afraid it would mess up my vision of the vampire world so I never did. I don't have a ton of time for TV, and my kids get rowdy when I have on "mommy shows," but I do have a secret fondness for reality shows (the good ones, at least in my opinion). I always TiVo Survivor, The Amazing Race, and America's Next Top Model. Q: What inspired you to write Twilight? Is this the beginning of a series? Why write for teens? A: Twilight was inspired by a very vivid dream, which is fairly faithfully transcribed as chapter thirteen of the book. There are sequels on the way--I'm hard at work editing book two (tentatively titled New Moon) right now, and book three is waiting in line for its turn. I didn't mean to write for teens--I didn't mean to write for anyone but myself, so I had an audience of one twenty-nine year old (and later one thirty-one year old when my sister started reading). I think the reason that I ended up with a book for teens is because high school is such a compelling time period--it gives you some of your worst scars and some of your most exhilarating memories. It's a fascinating place: old enough to feel truly adult, old enough to make decisions that affect the rest of your life, old enough to fall in love, yet, at the same time too young (in most cases) to be free to make a lot of those decisions without someone else's approval. There's a lot of scope for a novel in that. Q: What is your favorite vampire story? Fave vampire movie? A: I guess my favorite vampire story would be The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice, simply because it's one of the only ones I've ever read. I keep meaning to pick up Bram Stoker's Dracula, because I get asked this question so often and I should probably start with the classics, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Again, I'm afraid to read other vampire books now, for fear of finding things either too similar, or too different from my own vampire world. Ack! I can't even answer the movie question. I can't remember ever seeing a single vampire movie, outside of clips from Bela Lugosi movies on TV. I don't like true horror movies--my favorite scary movies are all Hitchcock's. Q: What other young adult authors do you read? A: My favorite young adult author is L.M. Montgomery I also enjoyJ.K. Rowling (but who doesn't?), and Ann Brashares. As a teen, I skipped straight to adult books (lots of sci-fi and Jane Austen), so I'm rediscovering the world of teen literature now. Stephenie Meyer's List of Books You Should Read Anne of Green GablesRomeo and JulietDragonflightTo Kill a Mockingbird The Princess BrideSee more recommendations from Stephenie Meyer's Significant SevenStephenie Meyer graciously agreed to answer the questions we like to ask every author: the Significant Seven. Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?A: The book with the most significant impact on my life is The Book of Mormon. The book with the most significant impact on my life as a writer is probably Speaker for the Dead, by Orson Scott Card, with Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier coming in as a close second.Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?A: The CD is easy: Absolution by Muse, hands down. It's harder to give myself just one movie, but the one I watch most frequently is Sense and Sensibility--the one with the screenplay by Emma Thompson. One book is impossible. I'd have to have Pride and Prejudice, but I couldn't live without something by Orson Scott Card and a nice, thick Maeve Binchy, too.Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?A: My lies are all very, very boring: "No, you really look great in hot pink!" "My children only watch one hour of TV a day." "I didn't eat the last Swiss Cake Roll--it must have been one of the kids." That's the best I've got.Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.A: It's late at night and the house is silent, but I'm still (miraculously) full of energy. I have my headphones in and I'm listened to a mix of Muse, Coldplay, Travis, My Chemical Romance, and The All-American Rejects. Beside me is a fabulous, and yet mysteriously low in calorie, cheesecake....Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?A: I'd like it to say that I really tried at the important things.I was never perfect at any of them, but I honestly tried to be a great mom, a loving wife, a good daughter, and a true friend. Under that, I'd want a list of my favorite Simpsons quotes.Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?A: I'd love to have a chance to talk to Orson Scott Card--I have a million questions for him. Mostly things like, "How do you come up with this stuff?!" But, if he wasn't available, I'd settle for Matthew Bellamy (lead singer of Muse).Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?A: I'd want something offensive, rather than defensive. Like shooting fireballs from my hands. That way, you're really open to going either way--hero or villain. I like to have choices.

About the Author
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.
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