by AnnMarie McCann, East Northport, NY
MIND MAGIC – Doorways Into
Think mind over matter. Albert Einstein once said, “I want to know the mind of God; the rest are details.” This book is a compilation of exercises, practices, and inspirational quotes for people who desire to heighten their awareness. From novice to expert, Mind Magic is for those who value the true benefits of meditation and seek to fully utilize their five senses. Today, we are bombarded by many forms of electronic media and this information, though readily available, may leave us feeling overwhelmed and in a quandary or, as the book rightfully states, “The Present: Word Pollution Overload”. Mind Magic gives detailed explanations on how to scale down and process all the data by using simple exercises to release emotions that can create blockages in our mind. Many of us at varying times may feel skepticism, negativity and uncertainty. This book gives us the tools to free ourselves and take our practice to the next level.
NURTURING THE SOUL OF YOUR
FAMILY: 10 Ways to Reconnect
and Find Peace in Everyday Life
The author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal, Renée Peterson delivers an honest perspective and defines a manageable plan for her readers in Nurturing the Soul of Your Family. This “how to” book gives you specific ways on how to achieve peace and harmony for your family and in your personal life. The title may lead you to believe it’s only about building strong family ties, however, a powerful excerpt from Part 1, Heal Yourself, Heal your Family reads; “Self-care is the foundation for becoming a courageous parent. It’s not about pampering, it’s about owning your personal power. It’s about self-worth and honoring the person you are. I believe this is our spiritual birthright.” This is both inspiring and refreshing to read; it confirms the importance of honoring and serving ourselves. To that end, we become readily able to take care of the needs of others. This dynamic book is packed with simple steps that can be applied to our daily routines. Highly recommended for parents, grandparents and caregivers.
AnnMarie McCann is a college professor and lives with her husband and two daughters on Long Island.