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At the Library: The path to success begins at the Captiva Memorial Library

By Staff | Apr 30, 2015

“Superlife: The 5 Forces That

Will Make You Healthy, Fit,

and Eternally Awesome”

by Darin Olien

“Eat. Drink. Detox. Breathe. Neutralize. Good health is that simple. In this groundbreaking health-and-lifestyle guide, nutritionist and super-foods expert Darin Olien provides the keys to understanding and utilizing five life forces-Quality Nutrition, Hydration, Detoxification, Oxygenation, and Alkalization-the factors that determine whether we will be healthy, fit, and free of illness. Olien has traveled the world, exploring the health properties of foods that have sustained indigenous cultures for centuries. Putting his research into practice, he tells how to maintain healthy weight, prevent even the most serious of diseases, and feel great-all without restrictive or gimmicky diet plans that never work in the long term. All too often we take note of our health only when something goes wrong. Daily aches and pains are deemed normal-a headache here and there, a sore back, occasional heartburn. But when a diagnosis comes, we are taken by surprise. However, these little complaints, Olien argues, shouldn’t be taken lightly-they are signals of underlying problems, and when we ignore them, we invite disease. With a comprehensive, holistic, and unique approach to wellness, Olien teaches us how to harness the superpowers of food, water, oxygen, and pH balance. In doing so, he smashes common myths about nutrition. Included in the book are an indispensable ‘How to Eat’ user’s guide with a shopping list, a balanced diet plan, and advice on what to throw away and on supplementing effectively, to get us started on the way to the best health of our lives.” *

“Wide-Open World: How

Volunteering Around the Globe

Changed One Family’s Lives Forever”

by John Marshall

“the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. ‘Wide-Open World’ follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There’s a name for this kind of endeavor-voluntourism-and it might just be the future of travel. Oppressive heat, grueling bus rides, backbreaking work, and one vicious spider monkey . . . Best family vacation ever! John Marshall needed a change. His 20-year marriage was falling apart, his 17-year-old son was about to leave home, and his 14-year-old daughter was lost in cyberspace. Desperate to get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world, a chance to leave behind, if only just for a while, routines and responsibilities. He didn’t have the money for resorts or luxury tours, but he did have an idea that would make traveling the globe more affordable and more meaningful than he’d ever imagined: The family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung localessix months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they’d made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones.” *

“The Creator’s Code:

the Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs”

by Amy Wilkinson

“Each of us has the capacity to spot opportunities, invent products, and build businesses-even $100 million businesses. How do some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure? Why do some people succeed when so many others fail? ‘The Creator’s Code’ unlocks the six essential skills that turn small notions into big companies. This landmark book is based on 200 interviews with today’s leading entrepreneurs including the founders of LinkedIn, Chipotle, eBay, Under Armour, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Spanx, Airbnb, PayPal, Jetblue, Gilt Groupe, Theranos, and Dropbox. Over the course of five years, Amy Wilkinson conducted rigorous interviews and analyzed research across many different fields. From the creators of the companies ranging from Yelp to Chobani to Zipcar, she found that entrepreneurial success works in much the same way. Creators are not born with an innate ability to conceive and build $100 million enterprises. They work at it. They all share fundamental skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on. The Creator’s Code reveals six skills that make creators of all kinds of endeavors breakthrough. These skills aren’t rare gifts or slim chance talents. Entrepreneurship, Wilkinson demonstrates, is accessible to everyone. The book’s insights provide core guidance for success in the new world of work.” *

“Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships”

by Amy Banks, M.D.,

“Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives. We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone. A 2006 Purdue University study found that 25 percent of Americans cannot name a single person they feel close to. Yet every single one of us is hardwired for close relationships. The key to more satisfying relationships-be it with a significant other, family member, or colleague-is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection. There are four distinct neural pathways that correspond to the four most important ingredients for healthy and satisfying relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance, and energy. This groundbreaking book gives readers the tools they need to strengthen the parts of their brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause. Author Amy Banks, M.D., was an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is now the director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women.” *

“Beyond Willpower: the Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness”

by Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND

“Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97 percent failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and activating the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure. In ‘Beyond Willpower,’ bestselling author and psychological counselor Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, reveals a unique, highly effective program to help you finally achieve the life you want and the success you deserve. Science has proven that stress, or internal fear, is the primary source of virtually any problem we encounter physical, spiritual, emotional, and even circumstantial. New research has shown that fear is literally programmed into us at the cellular level, which is why most of us are unable to turn off our stress response by willpower alone. For the first time, this book teaches you how to change your cellular programming from fear to love, triggering a natural chemical chain reaction that fuels you for your best success. Rooted in science, ancient wisdom, and proven therapeutic techniques to remove personal obstacles that sabotage us, ‘Beyond Willpower’ offers a revolutionary 40-day holistic program based on more than 25 years of clinical experience. With this program you will identify and clarify what fundamentally defines success for you. Then you’ll receive the three simple tools you need to internally shift from fear to love physically (using the Energy Medicine tool), mentally (using the Reprogramming Statements tool), and spiritually (using the Heart Screen tool). You’ll also have free access to the unprecedented ‘Success Issues Finder’ test, which accurately diagnoses your unconscious and subconscious issues related to success and failure, happiness and unhappiness. No matter how you define success as wealth, career satisfaction, healing of health issues or resolution of relationship problems ‘Beyond Willpower’ will help you achieve it once and for all, quickly and for the long term.” *

“Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin”

by Adina Grigore

“As savvy consumers, we’ve become all too aware that products labeled as ‘healthy’ and ‘all-natural” are actually full of processed ingredients. But what about the “natural’ face wash or ‘organic moisturizer’ we use on our skin every day? Like prepackaged food, many beauty products don’t deliver the benefits they promise, and that eye-catching packaging camouflages a host of unhealthy ingredients. In ‘Skin Cleanse,’ skincare expert Adina Grigore teaches us how to move to a true natural regimen, because when you detox from your skincare regimen, your body reaps the rewards. ‘Skin Cleanse’ helps readers diagnose and understand the underlying causes of their individual skin problems and offers all-natural recipes-using inexpensive ingredients that can be found at the grocery store to treat them effectively.” *

* Book jacket/publisher description

-Senior Librarian Ann Bradley is branch manager Captiva Memorial Library.