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Posted on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 21:57

Hi avid readers!

This is February, the month decicated to love and romance. This month the questions are...

 

What are you reading?

 

How is your book (or reading material of another type) helping you to make progress toward your love life?

 

The book I'm currently reading is, Food Consciousness, by Shannon McKeown, MS, LDN. 2012, Kima Global Publishers. It educates people about how food works in your body and how processed food messes with your metabolism and mind. It also shows things you can do to de-stress yourself so your food can work beter to regenerate your cells and prevent disease. She approaches things from a spiritual perspective.

 

The way this book is helping me to make progress in my love life is that it is helping me to clean up my diet which will make me think clearer and be healthier and more attractive mentally, physically, and spiritually. It also has a few recipes in it which could inspire me to whip up a great romantic dinner if I'm lucky to have a wonderful guy to cook for this month. FYI..... I'm a pretty good in the kitchen, BTW........ ;-D......... BeWell

 

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's answer............ BeWell.... ;-D



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 20:29

Quoting rmac22:

In my list of books, I put QBC twice where it should have been QBQ.  This is what is correct. 

 

“QBQ! The question behind the question,” by John G. Miller

“Flipping The Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!,” by John G. Miller

 

Sorry,

RMac

 



Hi RMac,

Thanks for correcting that. I was wondering about that.

 

Both of your titles sound like great reading.

 

I've started, "Spark: How Creativity Works". It's based on interviews from the early days of Public Radio's Studio 360 show. It shows how some high profile artistic people developed their creativity---- Yo Yo Ma, painter Chuck Close, Rosanne Cash, Kevin Bacon and many others. Interesting.

 

Hopefully I can get it finished before March.

 

Happy reading.............. BeWell......;-D



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 11:53

In my list of books, I put QBC twice where it should have been QBQ.  This is what is correct. 

 

“QBQ! The question behind the question,” by John G. Miller

“Flipping The Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!,” by John G. Miller

 

Sorry,

RMac

 



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Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 2013 11:10


Well, I went to the library yesterday; that’s dangerous. I always come home with more books than I can read.

 

My new list is as follows:

 

“Sex, Lies, and Handwriting,” by Michelle Dresbold – Now you know that one leaped off the shelf into my hand.

 

“QBC! The question behind the question,” by John G. Miller

 

“Flipping The Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBC!,” by John G. Miller

 

“Five Minds For The Future,” by Howard Gardner – Howard Gardner is the same Howard Gardner who developed the multiple intelligences concept some years back. He had a good thing going and then it went berserk. When he was talking about seven independent intelligences it made some sense. When I quit paying attention it seemed every possible skill or knack was being added to the list. Not his fault, those who leaped into the fray got a bit enthusiastic. I am curious as to what he is up to now.

 

“Your Intelligence Makeover: An Easy Way to Learn All You Need to Know,"  by Ed F Droge, Jr.



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Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 07:27

HI BEWELL~~ HI RAY....

 

BEWELL< I love that you reminded me about February being for "Love and Romance"... 

 

I finished the 1st "Grey" book a while back.. It actually got to the point I had to make myself read it. Too many inconsistencies. I truly don't see the mega allure here... 

 

BUT,,,,,, 

 

This month is very special for me. I started reading a book very close to the heart. And despite the fact sex is probably never mentioned in it, it shows a true vision of "Love and Romance" in a warm, yet bitter-sweet kind of way. 

 

I started blogging many years ago on another social site where I met an American woman who lived in Canada. We became close friends over blogging and spoke for hours on the phone etc.. She is of the age where she is more "Motherly." We shared many things about our life and our struggles. 

 

She had been in an abusive relationship for YEARS and YEARS, which resulted in children. She finally broke free after the children were grown, only to be happy to be FREE!! She bought herself a "Garnet Ring" to celebrate her new-found FREEDOM from abuse!

 

But then, unexpectedly, she found the most rewarding "gift" of all...

 

She found, the love of her life.......  ON THE INTERNET... 

 

Jean and Jacques were together for 4 years before he was diagnosed with 3 auto-immune diseases, and "not that much time left to live." This resulted in a choice. He could stay in hospital care til death, OR she could learn to be his "constant caretaker" facing many obstacles. The doctors had already told her he would never step foot in his house again. 

 

Their love proved all wrong. My remarkable girlfriend Jean learned how to suction his permanent ventilator and how to take care of Jacques when no one was around. He had already been at home under her care when we started talking on the phone. 

 

During this time, Jean, herself, was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She was not expected to make it. It was at stage 4 I believe. I recall when she was in the hospital and Jacques was at home with the nurse. I had called to see how she was. Jacques unhooked the ventilator and had the nurse give him the phone! I spoke to him for the first time, though it was only a few seconds!! (He could not live without the ventilator!) I'm not even sure Jean knows we spoke, as she was so very ill at one point being rushed from her home to the hospital! But suddenly the worry of Jacques shifted and all were worried about Jean! 

 

She beat that bout of cancer, having chemo and radiation, all the while caring for her husband as well. 

 

I recall standing on the back deck while the boat was docked somewhere in Louisiana when I worked offshore. Jean told me the news of Jacques passing. So few years they spent together and most of their time was spent with Jacques ill and Jean lovingly caring for him. She never resented him for being ill and her devotion to him never wavered!

 

She informed me 2 weeks ago, she has been diagnosed with cancer yet again. I am not up to date on all the little details of her life, but I am proud she finally finished her book about her and Jacques. She had wanted to have it published while he was alive, but between her cancer battles and caring for him, some things truly are impossible! Or perhaps her story was meant to be shared AFTER Jacques passed, to share beginning to end with the world, since Jacques already understood her devotion to him. 

 

I would have to say, being half way through reading her journey with Jacques, this it isn't a story of romance and candle lit dinners. (You can't have flames near oxygen tanks.) 

 

But a story of the TRUE LOVE they shared, which for me, is an undeniable testimony of what love, sacrifice and devotion are all about.... 

 

It's about not being selfish and placing your partner's needs before your own. 

 

What could possibly be more fitting for the month of "LOVE?" 


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Posted on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 22:32

"I couldn't smoke the grass on my father's lawn" by Charlie's son Michael Chaplin



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Posted on Sat, Feb 02, 2013 23:04

Quoting NGL2011:

Hi Bewell,,well I finished all the other ones,, this month I started reading, "An Open Heart" by The Dalai Lama.



NGL2011,

 

Let us know how you enjoy An Open Heart. I love the Dalai Lama. His books seem so simple, yet so very deep and filled with truths. One of my favorites of his is, The Art of Happiness....... BeWell.... ;-D



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Sat, Feb 02, 2013 13:39

Hi Bewell,,well I finished all the other ones,, this month I started reading, "An Open Heart" by The Dalai Lama.



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