Book and Product Reviews


THAT WAS ZEN, THIS IS TAO Living Your Way to Enlightenment by Chris PrentissTHAT WAS ZEN, THIS IS TAO
Living Your Way to Enlightenment
by Chris Prentiss

“Enlightenment is knowing Who You Are in relation to All-That-Is.” So starts the latest work from Chris Prentiss—a deeply meaningful guide to living in harmony with the natural laws of our universe, the laws of Tao as he calls them. Like his well-known Zen and the Art of Happiness, his new book is destined to become a classic. The ancient sages spoke of “Tao” not only as the spiritual essence of All-That-Is but as the “way” that leads to enlightenment. Although we may not know it yet, says Prentiss, “we are all on the way to becoming enlightened.” He explores what it means to be on the path to enlightenment, our true purpose for being, and the real factors that shape our destiny and bring authentic happiness. With practical examples and stories, he teaches about the role of adversity and offers life-changing skills to handle painful experiences.


POST-TRAUMATIC THRIVING The Art, Science & Stories of Resilience by Randall Bell, Ph.D.POST-TRAUMATIC THRIVING The Art, Science & Stories of Resilience
by Randall Bell, Ph.D.

Traumatizing events like natural disasters, COVID, social unrest, and random acts of violence dominate the news. But your traumatic experience doesn’t have to make headlines to be real. “Anybody’s trauma is completely valid,” emphasized Dr. Randall Bell — any circumstances a person is struggling to process and move beyond can be considered trauma. “We may not always be able to control what happens to us, but we can control what happens to us going forward,” he added. And this philosophy forms the foundation of his latest book, Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience. Dr. Bell draws upon his decades of experience and scientific research to deliver a three-stage framework — Dive, Survive and Thrive — that can help readers process their trauma, make the conscientious decision to accept help and move forward, and eventually, tap into the energy generated by that trauma to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

In Post-Traumatic Thriving, he shares powerful, inspirational stories of real people who were able to move beyond trauma and thrive in the aftermath. Dr. Bell juxtaposes outcomes of scientific studies with these stories to reveal common denominators among “thrivers,” revealing to readers a healthy path toward healing and a life where post-traumatic thriving is possible. As a socio-economist, Dr. Randall Bell has consulted on more disasters on earth than anyone in history. His clients include the Federal Government, State Governments, International Tribunals, major corporations, and homeowners. Dr. Bell believes that “the problem is not the problem — the problem is how we react to the problem.”



by ZoomBroom

As an innovative and unique product designed to solve all cleaning needs for outdoor living areas, The Tornado is an air-broom that is simply a sweeping success. While it may initially compare to a leaf blower for many, the ZoomBroom eliminates the noise, the heavy equipment, the bulky battery packs, and storage problems. ZoomBroom has already received a Global Innovation Award for product design excellence. There is nothing like it on the market, says the manufacturer. The Tornado can be used to clear out debris from yards, patios, garages, cars, driveways, walkways, RVs, and boats, to name a few. How this compares to a typical leaf blower: it is smaller, cordless, lighter and easier to control. It is comparable to a battery-operated leaf blower, but smaller. Available on Amazon.




In Ayurvedic medicine, the body, mind and spirit are treated using a holistic approach. The pairing of traditional use with clinical science creates uniquely modern Ayurvedic blends that can serve as a bridge to a new world of health and vitality. This is the motivation for neurologist and Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s development of Prajna Ayurveda herbals. Dr. Chaudhary has helped successfully restore thousands of patients back to health, as well as transform her own health. Partnering with Healthy Directions, an established 30-year-old manufacturer and marketer of doctor-formulated nutritional supplements, has empowered Chaudhary to develop herbal formulas made with powder from the whole plant, as it has been used for thousands of years, along with powerful extracts of the plant that have been clinically researched for specific health benefits. Prajna Triphala is taken at night to cleanse and “sweep” the day away. This herb has been traditionally used to support digestion and elimination, while also nourishing both mind and body. Prajna Ashwagandha is a popular “multi-tasker” herb that brings daily harmony, calm, and positivity by helping balance hormones and reducing levels of cortisol—the body’s primary stress hormone. Prajna Brahmi has been used for centuries as a tonic for overall mind and memory support as well as for its calming effects on the nervous system. Prajna Guggul is a purifying Ayurvedic herb traditionally used for its cleansing effects and to support a healthy inflammatory response and cholesterol health.



BioLift™ works immediately to improve cognitive performance, with long-lasting effects. No jolts, no energy crash, no sleep interference. All natural, low glycemic. Less caffeine than a cup of decaf. BioLift™ helps by providing a circadian-friendly botanical alternative to caffeine-laden drinks that only mask root problems. BioLift™ is backed by extensive research in circadian rhythms and is formulated with four natural ingredients: elderberry, ginkgo biloba, guarana, and low glycemic carob extract. This unique blend provides hours of focus without the jitters or the crash associated with caffeine, making it an excellent choice for individuals seeking a clean and effective nootropic solution (used to enhance memory / cognitive functions).