Soul Sessions Book Review

You probably know by now that I love to read all the time. I read too much for my own good. Wait, no. There’s no such thing as too much reading :) Haha, who am I kidding.

Ever since I got my Kindle 6 months ago I have been buying books obsessively on Amazon. It’s like.. an addiction. I freaking love it. I’ll browse through it while laying on my bed, thinking about what I wanna read next, and BOOM – I can be reading that new book in a minute. It’s heaven!

So that’s precisely what happened here. I got this book for my Kindle so I could read it in my spare time.

I’ll be honest – most of my reading I do is non-fiction – more business, marketing, and personal development books. Whereas I leave my novels for the cardio machines so that I can have the time go by faster and I can get more engaged in what I’m reading. That was the plan for this book too.

Soul Sessions imageSynopsis of Soul Sessions:

“An engaging journey of love and spiritual awakening, Soul Sessions starts in current day Chicago, where Nick Dalton is a troubled yet highly successful Investment Banker with a gorgeous girlfriend and an extravagant lifestyle. Despite all his success, Nick falls into a deep depression after a life altering event. Just as it looks as though Nick’s life might end in suicide, enter Katrina DuMont, a gifted psychologist who is expert in both traditional and new age methods of treatment for depression. Together, using past-life regression techniques, they explore several of Nick’s prior incarnations, where he unwittingly discovers a beautiful woman who repeatedly appears as his lover and soul mate. To potentially reawaken his epic love affair, Nick is compelled to search for her in this lifetime. Thus begins an astonishing story of love and intrigue, where Nick stumbles across inconceivable answers to some of life’s greatest mysteries … and once again finds the course of his life altered.”

About the author: Carson Gage has been interested in the mysteries of life and death since the age of seven, when he survived being run over by a speeding car. This experience led him on a journey of discovery for answers to some of life’s biggest questions.

What I thought about the book?

It was interesting. You know how I mentioned I like to read about personal development (and spirituality) but also like novels? Well this was almost like a hybrid. It had a lot of the learning educational pieces in it, along with a nice plot and story which made for reading it a lot more pleasant.

I did like the book. I wasn’t totally convinced at first because it almost sounded like the author was a hypnotist or a counselor or something and was trying to sell you on then wanting to do these types of sessions too (might be a good marketing thing) but then I realized that’s not the case. And the book was genuine. And from there, it made me really like it.

I’ve already done hypnosis before and I did one past life regression via pre-recorded hypnosis audio I purchased (also on Amazon) and it was interesting. I’m not sure if it was real or imagination but regardless it was a cool experience. I’d wanna do it again but with a real person. I think it can definitely uncover some interesting insights. I do believe in past lives. One of my friends is a well known hypnotherapist and she talked about this concept herself and how it can truly heal you in the current life too. That’s what caused me to wanna explore this more in the first place.

It definitely made me think to consider the intuition and gut feelings a lot more. Actually feel okay by being guided by them to move forward and that there IS a plan out there for us to move along if we follow our intuition. Learning this, and reading this, made me feel more at peace.

Overall, I liked the book and recommend it to any reader with an open mind :)

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

What I’m reading lately… (December 2013)

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I’m a big book lover and I am always in the middle of at least one book. I’ve done several book reviews in the past but I realized I haven’t been doing that in a while and I haven’t even updated you with what I’m reading lately.

I think the last book I mentioned I read was Grain Brain which was a good book and I did a recap of my 4 week challenge as well. It talks about the dangers of gluten from a neurological perspective. I haven’t read Wheat Belly so this was a totally new thing to me – it was very insightful and interesting. I even let my friend borrow it because I really think it’s something that everyone should know – whether they decide to adopt the lifestyle or not (I didn’t fully but I definitely have a different perspective on gluten now and try to limit it when possible)

I thought I’d talk about some books I’m currently reading and the books I have on my list to read as soon as I’m done with the current ones.

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Grain Brain – 4 Week Challenge (without an actual gluten intolerance?)

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Grain Brain. This is an introductory post about the gluten-free low-card Grain Brain challenge from a person without an actual gluten intolerance. Watch the video to see what I think.

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Have you noticed the recent trend in everything and everyone going gluten-free? All of the full about gluten intolerance, celiac, and so on and so forth?

I have.

I’ll admit, I was slightly confused about why people without being diagnosed as having a gluten intolerance were going gluten-free. Surely gluten cannot be that bad for us, it’s been around for a long time! I know tons of people who have been eating gluten all their lives and have managed just fine. They are still alive today and are as healthy as can be. But I also know a lot of people who suffer from various diseases that were not as common back in the day from what I heard, such as depression, ADHD, diabetes, and more.

Surely, this couldn’t be the all gluten’s doing… could it? Even if you technically don’t have Celiac or a typical gluten intolerance?

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The dangers of gluten…

Well, according to Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, it is indeed. Dr. Perlmutter is the author of Grain Brain and several other books about brain health.  He is well engaged in the medical community and holds leadership roles in various medical organizations as well as serving as a medical advisor to Dr. Oz.

In Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter talks about the amazing effect gluten and sugar can have on a person’s brain. Apparently, the cornerstone of many brain conditions is inflammation which can be triggered by carbs, especially those containing gluten and are high in sugar. In Grain Brain, he gives many many examples and case studies from his own doctoral experience of patients who came to him with a variety of symptoms and illnesses and most of whom were cured by simply adopting a gluten-free diet. It was astounding to read. I had no idea that even a small gluten-sensitivity, something that most of us might have, could make such a huge negative impact on our health – not just our body’s but also our brain’s.

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The most amazing Health Bundle EVER!

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Okay, this is exciting, guys.

Not sure if you know this about me but I am an information junkie. I love learning new things, being in-the-know, and updated with things I enjoy or am simply curious about. I am an information sponge. This leads me to attend countless webinars monthly, buy many products to help me learn more and become better at whatever it is I am interested in (for example, I just bought a software that helps you create Kindle ebooks successfully and easily, promote them for maximum profits, rank high in the Amazon search engines, etc… we’ll see how it goes, I haven’t dived into it yet), and read many books. But mostly ebooks.

Why do I love eBooks?

  1. They are easy to access from anywhere – phone, tablet, computer, print it out (if you hate trees and have millions of dollars to spend on paper and ink, that is)
  2. They are instantly accessible – you don’t have to leave where you are to get your hands on this particular book. You can check it out, buy it, and read it all in one place. It’s neat. Convenience at its finest.
  3. They don’t take up any room – since they are digital, I don’t have to worry about making room for them in my smallish apartment. Man, I would have shelves and shelves full of books if every single ebook I purchased came in physical form.
  4. They are up to date and exciting and best of all, they don’t cost a fortune!

yeahyeahyeahShameless self-promotion time….

I recently created my OWN eBook which is actually a cookbook. The cookbook is called “Healthy & Delicious: Single Serving Recipes” and it is a compilation of some of the best portion-controlled yummy recipes that will make you happy you don’t have to share. The ebook is also very affordable and I have been getting amazing feedback about it so far! Make sure to check it out for more information.

So naturally hence all of the hype up about eBooks and why I love them and that I want to continue being submerged in this lovely realm of information, I jumped at the opportunity to be one of the promoters of this short-term fabulous health bundle ebook sale. Why? Because this is honestly the best offer I have ever seen online. I am not exaggerating and you will be convinced too as soon as you see the list of ebooks (and MORE) of what is offered in this bundle sale, all for a very low price.

Health Bundle Sale What is the Harvest Your Health Bundle?

“The trees wear brilliant shades of yellow, orange, purple, and red. The air is crisp as it brushes our cheeks, and the scent of sweet apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon dance in our homes. Autumn has arrived in full force while the team at Primal Toad was busy harvesting the best collection of health and wellness eBooks to share with you all. Including 65 unique authors, theHarvest Your Health Bundle is sure to bring a bounty of inspirational wellness wisdom to you this fall season.

Your health is important to us, so we wanted this bundle to be affordable for everyone.  For one week only, this incredible collection is available for 95% off retail value! You pay just $37!”

Click here to see the HUGE list of products that are included.

Um… yeah. I was shocked too. This isn’t one of those scam sales, this is for real. I had the pleasure of checking out all of the ebooks that come with the purchase too before agreeing to promote the sale – I wasn’t gonna tell you about something I didn’t actually believe in, after all. I wasn’t gonna ruin my street cred for being honest and upfront with you at all times. So I looked through every ebook and guess what – the books are packed with information. They are all high quality content books that educate and inform about a range of different topics.

What’s included in this amazing sale?

There is a HUGE section on PALEO, which is not really something I am particularly interested in because I eat whatever the heck I want (intuitive eating, whuddup) however as a food blogger and a cook/baker, I do enjoy looking at recipes for inspiration. There is more than enough paleo and other types of cookbooks to choose from for your next meal inspiration.

Then there are the general health and fitness books that range from parenthood to anti-aging to hormones to detox. Pretty much anything you might possibly be interested in. I mean, I’m not hiding anything – all of the books are listed in the sales page so you can go and see what you will be getting. It’s pretty awesome.

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There is a ton of stuff and I still haven’t gone through most of them but here are some of my favorites so far:

  • A Brief Guide to Intuitive and Mindful Eating ($2.99) by Ben Hirshberg
  • Change Your Body, Change the World ($9.99) by Frank Forencich
  • 25 Intentional Days ($25) by Andrew Miller
  • Crock On Cookbook ($5) by Stacy
  • Baking with Coconut Flour ($18.95) by Starlene Stewart
  • Primal Tightwad: Maximizing Your Health On a Minimal Budget ($14.95) by Carolyn Rush
  • and many many more

This is information for real food living, healthy living, happy living, etc. It’s an amazing resource and I urge you to take advantage of this fabulous offer which will only last for a week before the price goes back up to $1037.

You can get this Fall Health Bundle full of amazing ebooks, magazine subscriptions, discount codes, and meal plans for only $37! Umm yeah. Get on this now! :)

If you don’t get it during this sale, you WILL regret it cause I AM planning on doing selected adapted recipes, showing how some of the food came out for me (sans recipe), and thoughts/articles inspired by reading some of these books… you wouldn’t wanna be kicking yourself for not buying it when you had the chance, right?

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Disclaimer: Yes, I am an affiliate for this health bundle sale. How can I not be? This is truly a fantastic offer and I’d feel silly not agreeing to help promote it.