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The Empath’s Survival GuideTHE EMPATH’S SURVIVAL GUIDE
by Judith Orloff MD
New World Library

Being an empath is the new normal. The Empath’s Survival Guide is a perfect guide book. Now people will know how to cope with being highly sensitive and empathic in their everyday lives without developing exhaustion, compassion fatigue or burning out. As Judith says, conventional medicine often pathologizes sensitivity, but now you will see it as the gift that it truly is. This book is fabulous and so timely. Everyone needs this book!

Empaths are sponges who absorb other people’s emotions and symptoms. Dr. Orloff offers a wealth of practical strategies to stop absorbing other people’s stress while keeping your sensitivities open and alive. She addresses the special needs of empaths—such as getting adequate alone time, setting clear limits with people, and grounding—in areas such as health, work, parenting and raising empathic children, combating narcissists and other energy vampires, as well as in love and all relationships. Also empaths can develop heightened intuition which they must learn to cope with in a grounded way. Dr. Orloff discusses plant empaths, earth empaths, relationship empaths, telepathic and precognitive empaths, food empaths and more.

The secret to a happy life for everyone who wants to nurture their empathic abilities in an often overwhelming world is to practice the self-protection strategies in this book. Judith’s book validates the truth that empaths experience the world around them primarily through their energetic or intuitive senses. Such knowledge is vital to understanding and caring for your own awakening sensitivities.

— Reviewed by Caroline Myss


Animal Ruminations Through
Animal Ruminations Through Poetry & Paintings

Poems by Kat von Cupcake
Art by Dana Feagin
Ashland Creek Press

With this delightful new book, collaborators Kat von Cupcake and Dana Feagin have created a beautiful and whimsical tribute to animals of all species. Through their artistic prowess, Ms. Feagin and Ms. von Cupcake bring into focus the lives of rescued sanctuary animals and adopted companions, without which, their stories may not otherwise be known.

With love that stretches far beyond these pages, the publisher, Ashland Creek Press, and the collaborators have created a heartwarming compilation of paintings and prose that will directly benefit numerous animals — all proceeds from this book will support animal rescue organizations across the country. At the same time, each utilizes their unique talents and resources as a means to educate and inform the public as to the plight of all animals. The result is an ingenious and impactful approach to animal activism. Thanks to their creativity, a newfound appreciation and understanding of animals of all species can be gained — helping to foster new levels of compassion and kindness for all.

– Reviewed by Erica Settino

Raising Happy Healthy Kids
by Lilly Cadoch

Raising Happy Healthy Kids
by Lilly Cadoch

Busy Mom’s Cheat Sheet is a clear and concise guide to making healthier choices for yourself and your children, and teaching your children how to make those better choices for themselves. There are tips on foods, preservatives and colorings to avoid, lists of safe foods one can buy that are non-organic and foods that should only be purchased as organic, and a key to the codes that are used to tell if produce is organic, conventional or GMO. There are even chapters entitled “Mind” and “Spirit”, taking all aspects of raising a healthy child into account. Busy Mom’s Cheat Sheet contains a wealth of information that would be welcomed by any parent.







Lose 20 Pounds, Reverse the Aging Process, Change Your LifeTHE WELL PATH
Lose 20 Pounds, Reverse the Aging Process, Change Your Life
by Jamé Heskett, M.D.

Every day, Dr. Jamé Heskett sees women who are struggling— and failing—to lose weight. Frustrated, demoralized, and exhausted, having “tried everything,” they ask: Why hasn’t all of their conscientious eating and exercising made a difference? The truth, Dr. Heskett tells them, is that dieting and working out like crazy are precisely why they aren’t losing weight! Their bodies are perfectly designed to keep them healthy and fit, but the body can’t do its job when it’s thrown out of whack by stress, dieting, and overexercising. By restricting food and putting inconsistent physical stress on the body, they are starving their cells, creating hormonal imbalances, slowing their metabolism to a crawl, and actually accelerating the aging process. In The Well Path, Dr. Heskett shares her clinically proven, holistic plan that has helped thousands of women to lose weight and look and feel younger.






From the Earth First is a line of very clean, handmade, beauty and health products. Their Immune Boosting Rub not only moisturizes skin with coconut, grapeseed, and avocado oils as well as Shea butter, but also includes anti-viral and antibacterial essential oils. Take Me Away, a blend of Dead Sea, Himalayan and Epsom salts, along with lavender and cedarwood essential oils, will help to detoxify and relax body mind and soul. Add to warm bath water and soak for at least 20 minutes. Other products include Sleepy Time Body Butter, Citrus Bomb Body Butter and Citrus Lip Butter.




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