I hope that each of you are finding this book and online class as interesting and spiritually valuable as I am. I was particularly touched by a statement made on Oprah’s show last week about the A New Earth online class. Oprah had a variety of people from all walks of life on the show via skype to talk about how the book and class have changed their perceptions, their life and given them some poignant “Ah Ha” Moments. One was Army Captain, Mason Weiss stationed in Baghdad.

His mother had given him the book to read before he headed to Iraq. He read the book before departing and found it so significant that he jotted down some of the statements that touched him the most and laminated them on an index card to carry with him in Iraq. He was on the show via Skype and pulled it from his uniform and read it for Oprah. I was touched by this particular statement.

When I get back home I don’t get a gift certificate or anything with all that wasted energy worrying about it or worrying about what might have happened. So it’s helped me tremendously and allowed me to separate my thoughts from my body and just stay in the present moment. Army Captain Mason Weiss, Baghdad, Iraq

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Change Your Life Through Travel
Inspiring Tales and Tips for Richer, Fuller, More Adventurous Living
By: Jillian Robinson

Jillian has created a book that delights the reader with her experiences around the globe and at the same time touches them with insights and tips for creating changes in their own lives. I was touched by her second chapter entitled Take More Risks. I especially liked this statement.

Risk suggests possible loss or danger. And fear of loss often preoccupies our lives. What if we embraced loss instead? What if we regarded every possible loss as an opportunity to create something new? Doors close, windows open.”

After reading Changing Your Life Through Travel I believe Jillian will touch her readers with her insightful thoughts and tips chapter by chapter. Jillian’s chapters include; Slow Down and Live in the Moment, Feel Sexy, Step into Your Courage and many others. In each chapter she weaves her experiences along with those of others to create a chapter of travel experiences that inspire and touch the reader. She then concludes each chapter with three tips to help the reader create adventures in their own lives. Absolutely worth a read!

I think each of us who grieves can relate to the desire of wishing for just one more day with a special person we love, who has passed on. This is the topic of the movie, For One More Day, created from the book by the same name. The movie will be shown on Sunday Dec 9th. This book was written by Mitch Albom who also wrote The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. For One More Day

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WanderlustAndLipstick
By: Beth Whitman

Beth has written a book of her solo travel experiences and adventures around the globe. Her book and website are an inspiration to women who long to embark on their own journey of adventure and travel. The website includes travel insight, experiences and travel tips for women from Beth and other travel writers who have lived their own solo travel adventures. My experiences are included there under Wander Blogs; Hammock In Paradise.

The Eagle and The Condor
By: Jonette Crowley

This is an amazing book that explores one woman’s spiritual growth and how following her spiritual guidance and intuitions transformed her life and allowed her to use the knowledge she was given to help others grow and transform.

It’s Jonette Crowley’s journey to help guide others to transformation through her experiences and the knowledge she gained. The book details her experiences in Peru and reminds us that life is indeed a spiritual journey and that we are placed with people and in situations which can further our growth and knowledge and which open our life to experiences that forever change us.

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By L F Hoffman

Tonight I was looking for a good book, something relaxing after a long day of boating. I found a book on my shelf that I bought nearly ten years ago. It was published in 1997. It’s a romantic and touching story of a man who decides to open his heart to a stray kitten on a cold day and finds the kitten begins to change his life, his perspective and eventually shows him he can fall in love. It’s a book that will delight women who wonder if there is indeed a special man for them. I bought this book at a time when I was in need of my own inspiration but still today find it a sweet read.

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A Walk On The Beach
By Joan Anderson

This is the third book in a series that Joan Anderson has written about her unexpected and unconventional year living alone on Cape Cod. In this book Anderson explores the depth of her friendship and relationship with Joan Erikson; a woman of wisdom and insight whom she meets and befriends during a cold, windy beach walk she takes after being snowed in for nearly a week on the Cape.

This quote from her book, was one I particularly liked and it seemed to characterize what their friendship was about, daily adventures, learning, living and becoming more of their authentic selves.

As far as I’m concerned vital living is all about action and touch. That’s where you find the wisdom-in what you’re doing and feeling. Stepping out on a gray day, immersing oneself in the elements, daring to be different, that’s the way to go.

This book is a delightful read that explores the relationship of two friends who meet when both of their lives are changing and the warm and wonderful experiences they share along the way to creating new lives for themselves.