Take Those Negative Ions Everywhere

Energy Balance Bracelet.Negative Ions are believed to have a positive effect (on most people anyway).  According to WebMD there is some evidence to support that belief.

I have always believed it anyway. And even if the “evidence” ended up showing it didn’t I would still probably believe it, just because of how I have felt myself during storms, and from stories other people have told about thier experiences.

So, negative ions are A Good Thing.

The makers of the Energy Balance Bracelet say they have come up with a way for you to carry the power of the negative ions around with you.

Each of these bracelets has two negative ion enriched holograms on it. So wearing the bracelet lets you carry the negative ions with you and benefit from them…everywhere you go.

I have no idea if this actually works or not. Even after wearing the bracelet they sent me.

I really like the bracelet. It is the glow in the dark green bracelet, and it is really neat. Most kids (even grown up kids like me) would love it just for the glow in the dark part. I also like the color, because it is a happy color, and looking at it makes me feel good.

They come in lots of different colors, so you can get one to match any (or all) of your outfits, and they are flexible.

Buy your own from the Energy Balance Shop, and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ too.

I received a free product to review.

The Swiss Cheese Theory Of Life Review And Giveaway

The Swiss Cheese Theory Of Life Review And Giveaway

Swiss Cheese Theory Of LifeThe Swiss Cheese Theory of Life by Judith A. Belmont, MS and Lora Shor, MSW is a fun book to read.  It has some cartoons and lots of quotes. Some are outright funny while others are just amusing. Some are serious.

The book is about getting through the “holes” in life without getting stuck. It basically says that if you are not as successful as you would like to be then changing the way you think could make a huge difference.

One of the first things they talk about it is not reliving the past. Going over and over something that happened and saying “what if” does no good at all. Past is past and can’t be changed. You have to go forward.

Another thing is that people often expect things to be perfect and think they can’t be happy until things are perfect. The authors say that you need to get over this. Perfection doesn’t exist in this world and if you depend on it for happiness…you will never be happy.

The book contains stories from real people as examples and the authors offer suggestions of ways to change things.  It is broken into 12 chapters so you can work on one section at a time.

I liked it. It has some great insights. I should have taken more time with it though. It is something you need to take the time and understand and practice the suggestions they give.

From the back cover :

Take the Swiss Cheese Theory of Life Challenge!
  • Are you trying to make changes in your life, yet you find yourself digging deeper into a hole?
  • Do you “know better” but still can’t seem to get out from under your unhealthy patterns and habits?
  • Do you often have “why does this happen to me”  thinking?
  • Are you looking for happiness in all the wrong places?
  • Are you ready to make healthy changes in your life … physically, emotionally, spiritually?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – this book is for you!

The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is a book about resiliency. Using Swiss Cheese as a metaphor for life itself, you will explore ways to get through the holes without getting stuck in them. Swiss is not like any other cheese – and neither are you!

About the Authors :

Judith A. Belmont, MS, is a national speaker and corporate wellness trainer, with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. From teaching at the college level to working with Fortune 500 companies, Judy uses practical, action-oriented strategies to help people get through life’s obstacles. She is the author of two professional books, 86 Tips for the Therapeutic Toolbox and 103 Group Activities and TIPS.

Lora Shor, LSW, is a is a national health and wellness speaker, an international corporate work/life consultant to  Fortune 500 companies, and a psychotherapist. She has helped thousands learn and implement resiliency skills through her highly informative and entertaining seminars. Lora imparts relevant  transformation techniques and practical information for embracing an emotionally, physically and spiritually  healthier, balanced lifestyle.

You can follow The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life on Facebook and @judybelmont on Twitter.

The authors are very generously offering one of my readers the chance to win a copy of The Swiss Cheese Factory of Life.  They are also offering two other readers the chance to win a copy of  The Therapeutic Companion – Tips to Increase your Mental Fitness. These are all hard copies and will be shipped to the winners by the sponsors.

The giveaway will end on midnight January 16th. Enter on the rafflecopter form below.

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Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice Review

Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice Review

I won a copy of Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice by Karen H. Sherman, PHD a while back over on Sweepstake Lover.

It is a good book. The basic premise is that people tend to get caught up in their day to day lives and emotions and just react to things without really thinking about them. And therefore without actually making any real choice.  If we can learn to slow down and pay attention and not just react…then we can actually make a choice about what we want to do, say, and be. We can change our lives for the better.

The book contains a lot of exercises for helping you slow down, relax, clear your mind…and think. Some of the exercises are: noticing your body, observing your behavior, accepting your feelings, letting go of expectations, and feeling flow.

From the back cover:

Do You Have the Life You Want?

Each person is entitled to have “the good life.” Most don’t experience this because of getting caught up in reacting, continually recycling old patterns that keep you stuck and emotionally frozen. By practicing the simple tools in Mindfulness and the Art of Choice, you’ll learn how to live mindfully and create the great life you want.

The Art of Choice Will Make a Difference

Understand why you have not been able to achieve the life you desire

Become aware of the signals that indicate you are responding in an old “knee-jerk” reactive patterns

Notice and turn off old negative thought patterns

Learn ways to heal old leftover emotional wounds

Deal with specific everyday issues that get in the way of a satisfying, joyous life

What the Experts Say About Dr. Sherman’s book:

“If you’re carrying any hurt from your past, Dr. Sherman’s book will give you the power you need to banish that hurt forever.”

–Robert Epstein, Ph.D., Host of “Psyched!” on Sirius Radio; former Editor-in-Chief, Psychology Today

“Karen Sherman presents to the reader simple, yet profound ways to help people get unstuck from many of life’s daily issues.”

–Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., cofounder of OMEGA. Author of Timeshifting: Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life and coauthor of Vitality and Wellness


Dr. Sherman is a Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience helping people in the process of attaining life goals. You can find more information on Your Empowered Relationship.

You can also read the review I posted on Goodreads back in March. And maybe friend me while you are there?

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