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  • How to Be Well

  • The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life
  • Written by: Frank Lipman MD, Amely Greeven
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

In How to Be Well, Lipman has created The Good Medicine Mandala - a new map for a new era of medicine. The Good Medicine Mandala is illustrated by a circular system of six rings that contain simple steps to what really works to improve and strengthen resilience, functioning, and overall health.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 80% accurate

  • By Kia on 2019-02-01

80% accurate

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-01

MOST of the information presented is sound advice. HOWEVER, author contradicts dietary evidence that a plant-based diet is the best diet for health and longevity. He alludes to this, but then talks about "acceptable" animal products. It's like he can't commit, and then he loses credibility. It's a shame, because the rest of the book and advice is pretty sound. Hopefully he'll revise this book and encourage a plant-based diet.

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  • Soulful Simplicity

  • How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More
  • Written by: Courtney Carver
  • Narrated by: Courtney Carver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

We are often on a quest for more, giving in to pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more. For Courtney Carver, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Stress was like gasoline on the fire of her symptoms, and it became clear that she needed to root out the physical and psychological clutter that were the source of her debt and discontent. In this book, Carver shows us how to pursue practical minimalism so we can create more with less - more space, more time, and even more love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pass on it

  • By Kia on 2019-01-16

Pass on it

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Reviewed: 2019-01-16

This is the most unprofessional book and recording I’ve ever listened to. This should not be the final version, it’s not finished being edited! I also didn’t like all the religious and God references. I’d recommend that you pass on this book. There are lots of better one on the same topic out there.

  • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

  • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • Written by: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else. This follow-up to The 5-Second Rule - available only in audio - takes the classic talk-show format and elevates it to a premium audio experience. Listen to private, one-on-one coaching sessions between the celebrated motivational speaker and people like you - people who want better relationships, to be healthier and more productive, to get unstuck from destructive habits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not entirely relatable

  • By LT on 2018-07-27

So powerful!

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Reviewed: 2018-12-20

Wow! I bought this on a whim without knowing what to expect and was completely blown away by how powerful and impactful it is. The raw emotion and authenticity of the people being coached is inspiring. The takeaways after each session provide clear direction on how to apply key principles in personal situations. Mel is one seriously Kickass inspiration.

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • Written by: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INCREDIBLE

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-01

This book is about shame

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Reviewed: 2018-12-09

This book wasn’t at all what I expected. It’s completely about shame and women. It’s was okay, but no real new information here.

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  • Becoming

  • Written by: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,004
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,784

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I tried so hard to love this book...but couldn't..

  • By Makizzo on 2019-01-28

So incredibly powerful and engaging

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Reviewed: 2018-11-23

I laughed, I cried, I hug in every word. Very well written, and well spoken. I LOVE this woman. The world needs more Obama!!

  • The Mind-Gut Connection

  • How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
  • Written by: Emeran Mayer MD
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut - the decision we made because it "felt right"; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling when we're stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and, more recently, the microbiome - the microorganisms that live inside us - communicate with one another.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Kia on 2018-10-03

Very disappointing

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Reviewed: 2018-10-03

Narration was horrible. Words we’re mispronounced and reading sounded very mechanical and boring. Content was disappointing. Only the final chapter provided some recommendations on how to improve gut health - almost as an afterthought. Dove too deeply into research and overlooked the “what to do about it” that is so crucial. I also didn’t agree with some of the nutritional advice - no doctor with sound nutritional education would ever recommend dairy products. Don’t buy this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blue Zones Solution

  • Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
  • Written by: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones" - those places with the world's longest-lived and thus healthiest people.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read Blue Zones of Happiness first

  • By Kia on 2018-09-21

Read Blue Zones of Happiness first

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Reviewed: 2018-09-21

This is a great follow up read to the Blue Zones of Happiness, but if you’re only going to read one Blue Zones book, go for the Happiness one - there’s more information. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this as a follow up. I preferred this narrator to the one who did Blue Zones of Happiness.

  • The Blue Zones of Happiness

  • Lessons from the World's Happiest People
  • Written by: Dan Buettner, Ed Diener
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Dan Buettner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In this illuminating book, you'll meet the world's Happiness All-Stars - inspiring individuals whose ways of boosting well-being can influence your home and community as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best. Book. EVER. However . . .

  • By Kia on 2018-09-13

Best. Book. EVER. However . . .

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Reviewed: 2018-09-13

I absolutely LOVE this book. I've been recommending it to everyone. I would've loved it even more if it came with a supplementary PDF. There's so much great information that I found myself taking a lot of notes. Therein lies the dilemma. After finishing the book I ended up buying the electronic version so I could have it for reference material. I'm also listening a second time because there's so much valuable information and I want to absorb it ALL! This book should be required reading for everyone. It can change your life!! #Audible1

  • The Alzheimer's Solution

  • A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
  • Written by: Dean Sherzai, Ayesha Sherzai
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Through rigorous clinical studies and research helping thousands of patients, Dean and Ayesha Sherzai - neurologists, researchers, and codirectors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles - have uncovered the key lifestyle components contributing to this worldwide epidemic. They've also developed a solution - The Alzheimer's Prevention Program - to help you and your loved ones avoid developing this terrible disease and even reverse cognitive decline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read for any age

  • By Kia on 2018-09-04

Great read for any age

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Reviewed: 2018-09-04

This book isn’t just for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s- this is a healthy approach to brain health that anyone who cares about their health should read. Don’t wait until it’s too late - build your brain health now, maintain it throughout your life!

  • The Never-Ending Present

  • The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip
  • Written by: Michael Barclay
  • Narrated by: George Stroumboulopoulos
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

In the first biography of the Tragically Hip, Michael Barclay talks to dozens of the band’s peers and friends about not just the Hip’s music, but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band’s role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie’s role in reconciliation with Indigenous people. When Downie announced he had terminal cancer and decided to take the Hip on the road one more time, the tour became another Terry Fox moment; this time, Canadians got to witness an embattled hero reach the finish line. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the band, loved the book!

  • By Susan Visser on 2018-09-18

50% Hip

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-10

This book is about the music more than it’s about the people. There’s a lot of information about people you’re probably never heard of and probably don’t care about. If you wanted a book about Gord and The Hip, this has some of that, but it’s only about 50% of the book. Just be aware.