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Book review: How to Get a Married Woman to Have Sex With You…If You’re Her Husband by Stephan Labossiere (9780984642809)

This is a quick reference guide for men (although women can learn a lot as well) written from a man’s point of view.  Mr. Labossiere believes “[the book] will, at the least, point you in the right direction and there are things that you will be able to take away from it to improve your marriage.”  Some sections of the book include Happy Woman = Happy Man, That’s the Last Darn Time and You Need Someone Else to Answer To.

In my opinion, I think the advice is sound, but you have to get your man to read the book.  Fortunately, the book is a quick read (a plus, because most men do not like to read), it has humor and let’s face it the title alone will make a man pick it up (my man did).  I found several points in the book to be very enlightening and have shared some of the suggestions with my significant other who has been very open to the ideas.  This is not just for married couples.

Mr. Labossiere lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is a relationship consultant to married and dating couples.  This is the first book in a series.  The book is available at http://www.StephanL.com/.  Check out my author interview with Mr. Labossiere at https://eclecticreview.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/author-interviewsstephan-labossiere/.

Thank you to Stephan Labossiere and Bostick Communications for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

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Book review: Ageing Well by Dr. George Cromack (9781432733650)

This is a self-help book that is “presented in an interactive format so that people can practice applying some of the tools of the manual while getting coaching.”  It basically says that your body is your temple and you should take care of it.  From exercise to nutrition to therapy to mental health.  I found many of the items and therapies explained in the book as unattainable because I live in a rural area.  However, instead of going to my chiropractor,  I did try an acupuncture massage one night for some neck pain I had been experiencing for a couple of weeks and it suddenly disappeared the next day.

The illustrations are clear and it includes websites for more information.  I do plan to take charge of my eating habits and exercise more often, but I doubt that I will be fasting or trying an ejuva and gallbladder cleanse in the near future.

Thank you to Dr. Cromack and Bostick Communications for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

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Book review: Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior by Beverly Flaxington (9780615272290)

This book was written for co-workers to better understand each other, but I also found it helpful to communicate better with my spouse.

Dr. Flaxington states that “The most powerful people are the ones who understand themselves better than others understand them.”  She helps us to find out more about ourselves by finding out what triggers our responses, what our values are and knowing how we communicate.  The first and main secret is that everything is “all about me”.  Our reactions to others is how we unintentionally “view every experience  through our own lenses”.  We need to watch others, listen and pay attention, watch our own reactions, recognize our own triggers and be committed to stop using our preconceived ideas.  She states that we don’t need to change for anyone, but to adapt to situations and other people and communication will be improved.

I learned a lot and will definitely be using the 5 secrets in all aspects of my life.

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Book Review: Living a Charmed Life: Your Guide to Finding Magic in Every Moment of Every Day by Victoria Moran (9780061649899)

51FgaNhtWpL._SL160_AA115_Ms. Moran’s guide is full of short essays describing enlightening and uplifting ways for maintaining your life and giving it special meaning to you and the one’s around you.  She concludes each of  her essays with a “lucky charm” that suggests “a specific action you can take to apply the essence of that essay”.

As one of those people who needed to be uplifted, I was excited about receiving her book.  It didn’t disappoint me.  Ms. Moran talks about the simple things in life that we take for granted and how we can embrace those simple things and make them a part of our daily routine to bring us closer to fulfillment.

I plan to use many of her ideas such as keeping a serendipity log to jot down positive coincidences and precious moments in my life, staying true to myself and tuning out the detractors.

I give this book 5 stars just for the simple fact that within 50 small essays it has inspired me to be the person I want to be.

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Book Review: First Comes Love Then Comes Money by Bethany & Scott Palmer (9780061649912)

0061649910.01._SX50_SCLZZZZZZZ_Have you ever spent money without telling your partner? Have you ever applied for a credit card without your spouse knowing? If so, you are cheating on your loved one. It’s called financial infidelity.

This book is more about saving your relationship than saving your money. The Palmer’s are professional financial advisors and they have determined that people have five money personalities: The Saver, The Spender, The Risk Taker, The Security Seeker and The Flyer. They then proceed to help you identify your and your partner’s money personality, find your “financial infidelity quotient” by taking a short 19-question quiz and then teach you rules to communicate financially with your partner. The book has several case studies, including examples from the authors’ own relationship, which opened this reader’s eyes to what extent financial infidelity can affect a relationship.

I have to admit I was anxious to read this book because my fiancé and I were already having financial disagreements. The hardest part for me was to identify my own financial infidelities and then get my partner to read this book and identify his. I believe that this book will help us better communicate about finances and most importantly be sensitive to our partner’s feelings. This is a new and important look at why so many relationships fail and how we can possibly save them before it is too late.

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