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12 04, 2017

Blog Tour: Extreme You by Sarah Robb O’Hagan

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Business & Investing, Health, Mind, & Body, Management & Leadership, Motivation & Self-Improvement, Motivational, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Success|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments


extreme you book coverPlease join Sarah Robb O’Hagan, author of Extreme You, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Richard Wisniewski

When I saw the title of this book, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to read it. There is something empowering about reading an empowering book from such an empowering female. Before jumping into this review, I have to say that simply reading the first 30 pages of Sarah Robb O’Hagan’s book motivated me more than ever.

Extreme You is a very simple concept that is often overlooked by millions of people around the world. We live in a culture where many people tend to conform to the societal standards of what is acceptable.

23 04, 2015

Review: Win Friends and Customers by Lawrence J. Bookbinder, Ph.D

By | April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Business & Investing, Health, Mind, & Body, Motivation & Self-Improvement, Nonfiction, Self-Help|Tags: , , , |1 Comment


win friends and customers book coverReviewed by Sarah McCubbin

Have you ever noticed that some people are just naturally good at making friends, can sell just about anything and are liked by nearly everyone? Then there are those who are just plain awkward and for whom a basic conversation seems like a victory. Years ago, when I found myself in the awkward camp, I remember thinking that the art of conversation was a bit of a mystery.  Eventually, I realized that listening to other people and asking questions about them was so much easier than contrived topics or defaulting to the weather.

Due to my own struggle, my interest was piqued when I came across the book, Win Friends and Customers: Relationship and Business Success from Empathic Acknowledging by Lawrence J. Bookbinder, Ph.D. As a clinical psychologist for over 30 years and an expert

2 10, 2014

Review: Supersurvivors by David B. Feldman, PhD and Lee Daniel Kravetz

By | October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Motivation & Self-Improvement, Nonfiction, Psychology|Tags: , , , |5 Comments


Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

Surviving a loss has a silver lining…

Everyone has a story of hardship and the resulting success or challenges: overcoming an illness, triumphing through financial distress, suffering loss that leads to spiritual rebirth, or numerous other scenarios. You may even have that story yourself. People who experience intense loss often find a renewed interest in life as a result of their hardship. People who “bounce forward” after a trial are called “supersurvivors”: a group of individuals who form the premise behind Feldman and Karvetz’ book of the same name.

Nine chapters in Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success discuss the influences that alter an individual’s success during and after a challenge. Summarizing major loss, the potential harmful effects of excessive positive thinking, the truth in human perception, and the role of forgiveness in recoveries, the book makes some

27 01, 2010

Review: Blast Off!: The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality by Allison Maslan

By | January 27th, 2010|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Health, Mind, & Body, Motivation & Self-Improvement, Nonfiction, Self-Help|Tags: , , , |1 Comment


blastoff6Reviewed by Vera (Luxury Reading)

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Allison Maslan, author of “Blast Off!”. All opinions are 100% mine.

In her new book Blast Off!: The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality, Allison Maslan uses her years of experience as a life coach, entrepreneur and homeopathic physician to teach readers how to overcome self-created roadblocks and live a life they can enjoy and love. Blast Off! is separated into sections to tackle various aspects of your life, from career and financial wealth to relationships and physical appearance. Along the way,

9 01, 2010

Review: Live It Love It Earn It by Marianna Olszewski

By | January 9th, 2010|Categories: Authors, Business & Investing, Interviews, Motivation & Self-Improvement, Nonfiction, Personal Finance|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment


Live_It_Love_It_Earn_It_FRONTIt’s a new year, it’s a new decade. It’s time for you to stop thinking about what you want in your life and actually make it happen. As women and as moms, we are always busy, always tending to the needs of our kids, our husbands, our partners, our households, our families, our friends, our jobs. But what do you really want out of life and how can you be empowered to live the life of your dreams?

Please welcome Marianna Olszewski as she answers a few questions about her new book, Live It, Love It, Earn It. Marianna teaches women to be empowered – to live the life you want, to get control of your finances, to let go of stress, start your business, reach your goals and enjoy richer, happier lives.

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