Sudden Widow is a book for widows/widowers and everyone in their lives, to help readers make sense of an unbearable loss. Refreshing, authentic, heartbreaking, and funny, it is essentially a love story–validation for widows in a world where many don’t recognize the colossal grief and adjustment after suddenly losing a spouse. Reading this intelligent, eye opening memoir, you will laugh, cry, and learn. Perhaps most importantly, readers will feel understood and less alone. This book is a moving, inspiring example of ‘powering through’. For more information, go to suddenwidow.com.
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In his book Soul Afterlife: Beyond the Near-Death Experience Bud Megargee engages the reader on topics that many think of but not all are open to talk about; life, death, and the after life. Every human being is mortal. Knowing that at some point man will cease to exist is not a pleasant thought for many. The author however tries to make the topic about life, death, and what exists beyond, easy for his readers. Reading Soul Afterlife was a delight because the author’s style of writing is not spooky nor eerie. Even when talking about death, Bud Megargee uses a tone that is friendly and warm. Each topic has something unique the reader learns about living souls and how to deal with disturbing realities.
One of the chapters that I found to be intriguing was the first chapter. ‘The Octopus Analogy’. The brilliant narration set the pace for the book. The author talks about his interest in otherworldly aspects of non-physical realities and explains how he was introduced to the octopus analogy and what it entails. I enjoyed reading about the clustering of souls and the author’s spiritual adventure. Conversations between Bud and his Soul guide Laz were fascinating. While reading the dialogue between the two, the reader not only learns about the spirit world but also gets informed on certain things in life that are thought to be mysterious.
Ever thought of reincarnation? This is a topic that I always find intriguing. The author extensively writes about reincarnation, the birth of new souls, and related topics. The discussions on Buddhist theories were eye-opening. Being a practicing Buddhist, the author had a lot to write about Buddhism, its beliefs, and notions. The text on Buddhist tenets was captivating. Many people question whether Karma is real. In his book, Bud Megargee writes about Karma and explains to readers whether Karma is a real concept or not. One thing consistent about Bud Megargee’s writing style is clarity. Bud leaves no term unexplained. His conversations with Laz the soul guide are raw and enlightening for any curious mind.
At the end of the book, the reader gets to understand life, death, reincarnation, and related topics. Soul Afterlife is a great book for people who are looking for answers about the complexities in life and death. The author bases most of the discussion on Eastern philosophy, which makes his writing style distinct and the content in his book much more interesting to follow. The authors’ thoughts are well defined and the conversations in the book compelling. Bud Megargee’s book answers provocative questions human beings have about life, spirituality, the otherworld, universal energies, and other spiritual subjects.
Pages: 235 | ASIN: B085GM3HNP
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The Little Book of Greatness shares with readers five keys they can use to achieve their dreams and live a better life. Why was this an important book for you to write?
I really like helping people, so once I came up with this concept of the 5 Keys, I knew I had to get it out there so people can access it in as many ways as possible. I have a video course in post production, a workbook that is in the works, and more. I just want people to be able to harness the power of this system to improve their own lives.
What is a common misconception you feel people have about self improvement?
Oh wow. So many! That a system will just do everything for you. That your life will change without the hard work. That just because it worked for him or her, that it will work for me. We are all incredibly different, so what works for you won’t necessarily work for me. And of course, it takes actual action to make it happen. That’s one of the reasons I think my framework is so powerful, because it is light enough to allow you to apply it to your life in many many different ways.
How did you develop the 5 Keys to Greatness that you share in the book?
Lots and lots of driving. No, seriously! I was in a situation where I drove around 9000 miles in a summer, so when I wasn’t listening to music or books or anything else, I was working on this concept, and eventually I settled on these 5 main key areas.
What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?
To make incremental improvements. If we are only a little better each day than we were, we will accomplish so much. Too many of us feel like we have to make big moves; we don’t need big moves as much as we need many small moves.
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The little Book Of Greatness introduces us to a man named David who seems to have given it all up. Sitting on a cliff, David is troubled. He has not accomplished his dreams and everything seems to be crumbling down. David is thinking about life, wondering why he is in his current situation. Lost in his thoughts, a man appears from the woods. Little does he know that this stranger would give him something that may enable him to hold on for a little longer.
Ari Gunzburg speaks to everyone through David’s story. He speaks to his readers, and makes them feel like they are not alone. I like the comforting tone used throughout the book. When giving advice, the author uses a tone similar to that of a therapist. He is encouraging and offers hope to the hopeless. This book is meant for those that are about to give up. Things may appear like they make no sense, but the author assures everyone that we are destined for the best. You cannot help but admire how amazing Ari Gunzburg is with his moving words. Through his words you not only learn more about yourself as an individual, but also get enlightened about life in general and how our thoughts shape our destinies.
Chapter 12 is one of my favorite chapters. In this chapter, the author focuses on putting it all together. I enjoyed reading the conversations between Regina and David in this chapter. Major lessons in this chapter are rearranging our priorities and focusing on what is important in life. The writing is incredible and the text is engaging. Ari Gunzburg is a great narrator and captivates his audience.
The Little Book of Greatness is a motivational book but it does not feel bland like some books in the inspirational genre. The author wrote distinctively, narrating stories of scenarios that happen in real life as he incorporates important lessons in the story. I recommend The Little Book of Greatness to readers that would love some encouraging text that will cheer them up and help them become better people.
Pages: 185 | ASIN: B08GH63H75
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In For the Love of Self you outline strategies that helped you with healing different imbalances in your mind and body. Why was this an important book for you to write?
I wanted to give others some alternative suggestions to healing their issues because this had worked for me. I believe that we have the power within us to heal ourselves if only we believed and trusted in that. Our intuition, and we all have it, is a wonderful tool to tap into. We can too easily give our power away to the opinions of others, and the scientific/medical treatments that are offered, because of fear and a lack of knowledge. Drugs and surgery are not always the answer. I’m just very happy to say that my theories worked for me so I wanted to share that with the rest of the world. Maybe they can work for others as well. Now, wouldn’t that be nice!!!
In this book you describe your journey from stage 3 vaginal cancer to recovery. What was the biggest lesson you learned along the way?
It was important for me to find the root cause, to understand and heal the mental and emotional reasons that created the dis-eases/imbalances in my mind and body, because if I didn’t, I believe the cancer could come back again. I’ve seen this time and again with others until the body can’t tolerate any more treatment. But I also know that it’s everyone’s prerogative, and I respect that, to make the choices as to how they want to deal with their life’s challenges. We all have lessons and experiences to work through in our life and one way is no better than another.
What is one thing that you hope readers take away from this book?
To believe that anything is possible, and then do the inner work to achieve the desired outcome.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
At this point in time, another book has not been conceptualised as I’d like to give my current book all the focus and energy it needs to give it a fair chance to reach and help the people that need it the most.
When Kaylene Hay was diagnosed with Stage 3 vaginal cancer, her doctor advised her to have surgery. Because of her strong belief in cause and effect, she wanted to find out what could have contributed to this cancer, and particularly in the genital area. What she discovered, shocked her.
In For the Love of Self, Hay outlines the guidelines and strategies that helped with the healing of different diseases and imbalances in her mind and body, all woven within a collection of her life’s experiences. She tells how the success gained by using these strategies can be applied to any situation, and she shares the importance of looking beneath the surface of any presenting health issue to find the root cause, emphasizing surgery and drugs are not always the answer.
Through her own discoveries, Hay encourages others to find the courage to heal their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues by taking responsibility for their health and well-being. For the Love of Self shows how all of the answers are within and people must find their way back to health, happiness, and empowerment by taking charge of their life and doing the inner work to achieve their goals.
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