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Posted on Wed, May 01, 2013 18:11

Hi MM reading fans,

 

With the Spring weather and the changing of the seasons upon most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it is a time for renewal and fresh starts in our lives. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's a time for reflection.

 

Share with us what you are reading, especially if you've discovered a book that may have given you an "AHA!" moment or new revelation about something.

 

I want to share with all the ladies a fascinating book I'm reading that just blew me away! KISS AND RUN: The Single, Picky, and Indecisive Girl's Guide to Overcoming Her Fear of Commitment by Elina Furman. (2007, Fireside Books).

This is a little book that EVERY woman should read, single or not. It gave me more insights into why certain women and men are the way they are than any other book I've read. She lays it on the line.

 

I must admit that I had several AHA! moments while reading it, but I'm not teling what they were ;-D. I'm into my second time around with this book. That's unusual for me. Found it in the library, of course. ;-DDD............. BeWell.

 

 

 

 



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

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Posted on Wed, May 22, 2013 19:27

Quoting Diana3316:

Lololo.....I think my mother may have read that book RMac!  She has told me that I need to lower my standards and that I'm too old to have it ALL.  I love my mother!  She's always been so supportive!!  *wink*  lolol

 

Just kidding around.  My mother really is a wonderful woman that loves me with her whole being.  She just wants me to get "married and settled before I die".  Why do old people always talk like that? 

 

I remain optimistic that I can still find someone I'm attracted to and LOVE....even at my age!  Maybe I should get that book!  lolol  Let me know.



Lady DI--

 

Rumour has it, LORI GOTTLIEB is your mother's special "pen" name!! :) 

 



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Posted on Mon, May 20, 2013 11:06

Reading an interesting book right now and enjoying the insights--HOW PLEASURE WORKS: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom, (2010, w.w. Norton & CO, NY NY.) It's full of lots of stories and research studies about things like music and food choices, partner selection, reality VS imagination and other interesting things. 

 

 

 

It shows that we receive an enormous amount of pleasure based on strong influences from our peers and marketing and advertising. Only half-way through the book and I'll report back when I've finished it. .............. BeWell


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

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Posted on Sun, May 19, 2013 20:59

Quoting rmac22:

 

Go ahead and read it.  Can't hurt.  This lady has been there.  Her reasons may not be your own, but who knows.

 

 

RMac



Ok RMac,

Tuesday I have to be over by the Library.  I will try to run in and see if they have it.  I wrote the title and author down.



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Posted on Thu, May 16, 2013 08:52

Quoting Diana3316:

Lololo.....I think my mother may have read that book RMac!  She has told me that I need to lower my standards and that I'm too old to have it ALL.  I love my mother!  She's always been so supportive!!  *wink*  lolol

 

Just kidding around.  My mother really is a wonderful woman that loves me with her whole being.  She just wants me to get "married and settled before I die".  Why do old people always talk like that? 

 

I remain optimistic that I can still find someone I'm attracted to and LOVE....even at my age!  Maybe I should get that book!  lolol  Let me know.



 

Go ahead and read it.  Can't hurt.  This lady has been there.  Her reasons may not be your own, but who knows.

 

 

RMac



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Posted on Sun, May 12, 2013 08:18

Quoting rmac22:

 

I just picked up at the library, Marry Him, The CASE for SETTLING for MR. GOOD ENOUGH, by Lori Gottlieb.  Curiosity is a wondrous thing.

 

 

 

RMac

 



Lololo.....I think my mother may have read that book RMac!  She has told me that I need to lower my standards and that I'm too old to have it ALL.  I love my mother!  She's always been so supportive!!  *wink*  lolol

 

Just kidding around.  My mother really is a wonderful woman that loves me with her whole being.  She just wants me to get "married and settled before I die".  Why do old people always talk like that? 

 

I remain optimistic that I can still find someone I'm attracted to and LOVE....even at my age!  Maybe I should get that book!  lolol  Let me know.



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Posted on Sun, May 12, 2013 07:34

Quoting Diana3316:

Wow...do you have a good memory Hope!  I did write about Wheat Belly almost a year ago.  I think I took it down during one of the times that I was planning on leaving.  I can't believe you remember that!



MEMORY LIKE AN ELEPHANT! ALL my exes HATE that! I can remember arguments WORD FOR WORD, most times! Not great actually when trying NOT to focus on past, which is awful for relationships!! 

 

Finshed THE VOW--- Very sweet book on what marriage was MEANT to be like... 

 

For Better, or, in their case, 

 

For WORSE!! 



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Posted on Thu, May 09, 2013 22:28

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

HELLO BEWELL and EVERYONE!!

 

I'm almost finished w/ "THE VOW." I have not seen the movie, but the book is the husbands book he wrote about his journey w/ his wife. I don't know how much the movie sticks to the truth, but I find his devotion and dedication to his wife remarkable! The "truth" of their journey is centered around their faith in God. I had no clue of this either. Simple reading, but I enjoy peering into other people's lives and growing from their experiences. 

 

WELCOME to the blogs SLEEPLESSCT!! There are some wonderful people here you will meet! 

 

DIANE3316 wrote a blog on WHEAT BELLY, if I recall correctly. You may find this interesting if she still has it up. 

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!

 

 



Wow...do you have a good memory Hope!  I did write about Wheat Belly almost a year ago.  I think I took it down during one of the times that I was planning on leaving.  I can't believe you remember that!



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Posted on Thu, May 09, 2013 03:45

 

I just picked up at the library, Marry Him, The CASE for SETTLING for MR. GOOD ENOUGH, by Lori Gottlieb.  Curiosity is a wondrous thing.

 

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Tue, May 07, 2013 07:50

HELLO BEWELL and EVERYONE!!

 

I'm almost finished w/ "THE VOW." I have not seen the movie, but the book is the husbands book he wrote about his journey w/ his wife. I don't know how much the movie sticks to the truth, but I find his devotion and dedication to his wife remarkable! The "truth" of their journey is centered around their faith in God. I had no clue of this either. Simple reading, but I enjoy peering into other people's lives and growing from their experiences. 

 

WELCOME to the blogs SLEEPLESSCT!! There are some wonderful people here you will meet! 

 

DIANE3316 wrote a blog on WHEAT BELLY, if I recall correctly. You may find this interesting if she still has it up. 

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!

 

 



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Posted on Mon, May 06, 2013 15:02

Quoting SleeplessinCT:

I am reading WHEAT BELLY by William Davis, M.D. . Although I just started reading it, I found some very valuable information.  The author has concluded that wheat is the primary cause of our country's obesity epidemic.  He has personally observed that his patients have lost belly fat when they eliminated wheat from their diet and have experienced other health benefits.  Apparently, almost all wheat today has been genetically altered!!!

I believe this book is incredible and can help all of us improve our health and longevity!



Welcome SleeplessinCT!

 

Excellent information you're reading. I have been following reports on the effects of wheat. It's not the wheat of our grandparents. I'm a nutrition junkie so I'm going to have to check into your Wheat Belly book. I was making all my own bread and pizza dough with certified organic ingredients and did notice a huge difference. Thanks for your posting. It is greatly appreciated...... BeWell.......... ;-D



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

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Posted on Mon, May 06, 2013 14:58

Quoting rmac22:

Still reading The Great Influenza.  I am a bit more than a third into it.  So far the book discusses the establishment of real medical standards, education, research, and practice in the United States. Even the heretofore unheard of practice of keeping track of successes and failures of various drugs / approaches. 

 

Also reading, The Liar in Your Life, by Robert Feldman.  Not exactly what you would expect from the title.  I am about half way through.  Worth reading.  

 

Also reading Where Did I leave My Glasses?  The What, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss.  By Martha Weinman Lear.  Just got started.  I like the book. 

 

 

 

RMac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Howdy RMac,

Influenze sounds like a great piece of medical history. Thanks for your insights about it.

You have me curious about The Liar in Your Life. I may have to check out that one. And Where Did I leave My Glasses?..... I may need to read that one and Where Did I Put My Keys?.... Ha!. Thanks for sharing.............. BeWell........... ;-D



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

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Posted on Mon, May 06, 2013 14:53

Quoting Diana3316:

BeWell,

This is always a good space.  I enjoy the recommendations, including this one.  Speaking of reflection...I'm beginning to think I have commitment issues eventhough I never thought so.  I always thought it was just 'Right Guy Deficit Syndrome'.  *wink* :)

 

I find it nearly impossible to finish a book.  I start them, but can't seem to find the time to sit down long enough to finish.  I'm much better with journals for work and articles in a health magazine I subscribe to.  I used to do most of my reading on planes, but due to the economic down turn...I'm traveling less.

 

Keep up the good work!  We need the intellectual stimulation!



Diana,

So happy to hear you enjoy this little blog. I enjoy doing it too. Understand about the 'Right Guy Deficit Syndrome'. ;-D I just finished re-reading Kiss and Run again. I think I may have to have a talk with my inner Tinkerbell. ;-D

 

I used to travel a lot too. Fortunately for me, when I got to the hotel my day was done and I enjoyed piling up the pillows and diving into my newest read. There have been many times I left books I finished in the hotel room with a note saying that the first person to find it could keep it. Hopefully those books were able to bless a few people......... BeWell..........;-D



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

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Posted on Mon, May 06, 2013 14:41

Quoting Orlando__:

No aha books.  I'm reading dry academic journal articles lately.  It's my job.



Hi Orlando,

I know the feeling. I was overindulged in cookbooks for several months while working on a publishing project. Hope you get to come up for air soon, and immerse yourself in something totally different............. BeWell............;-D



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

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Posted on Mon, May 06, 2013 14:18

I just finished reading of Peter Hoeg's Smilla's sense of snow... it is a really interesting book, so I am going to buy some other Hoeg's book.. But he has a pretty distinctive style of writing so i suppose not everyone will like it.



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Posted on Sat, May 04, 2013 10:07

I am reading WHEAT BELLY by William Davis, M.D. . Although I just started reading it, I found some very valuable information.  The author has concluded that wheat is the primary cause of our country's obesity epidemic.  He has personally observed that his patients have lost belly fat when they eliminated wheat from their diet and have experienced other health benefits.  Apparently, almost all wheat today has been genetically altered!!!

I believe this book is incredible and can help all of us improve our health and longevity!



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Posted on Fri, May 03, 2013 08:16

Still reading The Great Influenza.  I am a bit more than a third into it.  So far the book discusses the establishment of real medical standards, education, research, and practice in the United States. Even the heretofore unheard of practice of keeping track of successes and failures of various drugs / approaches. 

 

Also reading, The Liar in Your Life, by Robert Feldman.  Not exactly what you would expect from the title.  I am about half way through.  Worth reading.  

 

Also reading Where Did I leave My Glasses?  The What, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss.  By Martha Weinman Lear.  Just got started.  I like the book. 

 

 

 

RMac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted on Thu, May 02, 2013 19:45

BeWell,

This is always a good space.  I enjoy the recommendations, including this one.  Speaking of reflection...I'm beginning to think I have commitment issues eventhough I never thought so.  I always thought it was just 'Right Guy Deficit Syndrome'.  *wink* :)

 

I find it nearly impossible to finish a book.  I start them, but can't seem to find the time to sit down long enough to finish.  I'm much better with journals for work and articles in a health magazine I subscribe to.  I used to do most of my reading on planes, but due to the economic down turn...I'm traveling less.

 

Keep up the good work!  We need the intellectual stimulation!



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Posted on Thu, May 02, 2013 15:43

No aha books.  I'm reading dry academic journal articles lately.  It's my job.



**My top strength is"learning." So, my blogs are learning-focused. ~Orlando

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