Morgan James’s new release, Max Your Mind: The Owner’s Guide for a Strong Brain by Sandra Sunquist Stanton, provides practical tips for combating declining brain function.
Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten what you went in there for? Or forgotten your neighbor’s son’s name, even though they’ve lived next door for years? Instances like this are all part of “the Fade” — the slowing down of the mind as years pass. However, getting older doesn’t have to mean growing forgetful! Max Your Mind: The Owner’s Guide for a Strong Brain takes a light-hearted look at the struggles of aging and offers tips and guidance for how to stay young in heart and mind.
Growing older is a gift that comes with many benefits. With age comes maturity, experience, and wisdom. Sandra Stanton shows readers how they can add to this list a second wind of energy and a renewed sense of purpose. The insights offered in Max Your Mind: The Owner’s Guide for a Strong Brain can lead to a stronger brain, body, spirit, and relationships. Using a balanced mix of neuroscience research and humorous personal anecdotes, this new book communicates the keys to taking care of your brain in an understandable and relatable way. Additionally, the faith-based perspective guides and encourages readers to live fully as God intended.
With Reflection and Application sections at the end of each chapter, the principles taught throughout the book are brought into the reader’s own personal experiences. With sections dedicated to Body, Mind, Spirit, and Relationships, Stanton offers a well-rounded approach to brain health that goes beyond just maintaining memory function. Max Your Mind is the key to beating “the Fade” and embracing “the Boost” of maturity and new life that comes with aging.
About the Author:
Sandra Sunquist Stanton MS, NCC, LPC, BCC of Eau Claire, WI is an author, speaker and board certified health and wellness and life coach. Since retiring from twenty-five years of school counseling, she has published over fifty articles and book chapters, has presented over 100 workshops in eight states and in Canada, and has been invited to set up a guidance program at Kunming International Academy in Yunnan, China. Sandra continues to help people of all ages make the most of their amazing brains through her business, Connections of the Heart LLC, and her online platforms. Brain Coaching (Life Coaching based on user-friendly neuroscience) for individuals or groups with can be arranged with the author through www.SandraStantonAuthor.com.
More About This Title:
Max Your Mind: The Owner’s Guide for a Strong Brain by Sandra Stanton was released by Morgan James Publishing on November 3, 2015.Max Your Mind—ISBN 978-1630475512—has 216 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $17.95.
About the Publisher:
Morgan James Publishing (www.MorganJamesPublishing.com
Larson Publications announces a fascinating glimpse into the world of divination and spiritual initiation. In the Oneness of Time: The Education of a Diviner is one of those rare books that connects the ancient and modern, inviting us to share a journey of one person’s awakening to the communion of nature, spirit and the human soul.
Author William Douglas Horden presents this spiritual autobiography as the education he needed in order to conceive and write the acclaimed Toltec I Ching, considered by many the most accurate and relevant interpretation of that ancient divinatory classic. Reading his In the Oneness of Time, we join Horden on the quest to increase his sensitivity to the spirit of change and become an accomplished diviner.
First and foremost, In the Oneness of Time is a moving tribute to the teachers who initiated Horden into their respective traditions: his I Ching teacher, Master Khigh Alx Dhiegh, who initiated him into the Sudden Enlightenment School, and his Tarahumara teacher, Don Alfredo, who initiated him into the mysteries of Mesoamerican shamanism. The result is a book that looks back on a life both adventurous and contemplative, both mystical and magical, weaving the extraordinary events of a lived life into a tapestry of unforgettable lessons.
Publishers Weekly says:
“Diviner Horden (The Toltec I Ching) meanders with intent through vignettes of essential moments of learning from a cast of teachers. His graceful storytelling demonstrates his perception that ‘the entire world is filled with the song of souls moving between lives.’ Though a few anecdotes concern his formal instruction in the sudden enlightenment school with Master Khigh Alx Dhiegh, he learns from shamans and brujos, cowboys, children, and even sea lions and parrots as he travels from Ohio to Mexico and Australia. These lessons take place in cliffs and ruins, a rainforest and a monastery, a youth shelter and a musician’s parlor. The simple dialogue of the encounters feels both mundane and mythic, and Horden also gives his impressions of the ‘In-Between’ world of spirit. Horden’s chapters are emotionally complete even when the back story is not fully explained; an extended set of end notes offers additional information about how he met the people involved, their cultural backgrounds, and occasional supplementary thoughts on the lessons. It is rare to see such a lucid and appreciative summary of a life so well lived, and readers will be inspired not only by the tales Horden tells, but by his example of learning with an open mind and heart.”
HeatherAsh Amara, author, Warrior Goddess Training, says:
“This intimate account of one man’s extraordinary journey to become a diviner kept me turning the pages, excited to see what new gem would be revealed. The wisdom that pours out from both William and his teachers helps us all come back to a remembrance of our connections and the magic within and without. William’s open-hearted communion through his stories bring us back to the invisible thread of mystery that connects us all. Highly recommended.”
-HeatherAsh Amara, author, Warrior Goddess Training
“A riveting read from beginning to end, ‘In the Oneness of Time: The Education of a Diviner’ is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Metaphysical Studies reference collections.”
–Midwest Book Review
“A modern Taoist I Ching Master-Toltec Shaman’s memoir and teaching, using poetic and evocative language, journeys through layered, time altered experiences conveying the ecstasy and intricacies of crossing the unknown and exploring the other. . . a warm-hearted, inspiring story with an invitation to travel with William Douglas Horden on a journey that seldom any tread and to embrace the mysterious as an act of complementarity in the unbounded reality of life.”
– Stan Madson, cofounder of Bodhi Tree Bookstore
In the Oneness of Time: The Education of a Diviner is available directly from Larson Publications and from Amazon.com as either a print or Kindle book..
William Douglas Horden is co-author of The Toltec I Ching as well as numerous other books on divination, spirituality and enlightenment. Visit his website at williamdouglashorden.com.
Watkins Publishing announces the January 19, 2016 launch of the debut book from Mariana M. Cooper, The Aha! Factor: How to Use Your Intuition to Get What You Desire and Deserve. It is a practical and complete guide to learning the language of answered prayer in a two-way conversation with the Infinite.
Have you ever had a moment of inspiration or an epiphany (an Aha!)? Can you actually learn a system that would allow you to deliberately access those moments? What if you could rely on them to provide accurate guidance and accelerate your ability to get what you most desire?
She writes, “How many times have you heard that we don’t come with owner’s manuals and we have to learn as we go? Well, I am here to give you a manual on how to recognize and strengthen your intuition to be your most reliable tool for not only receiving clear inspiration, but also for getting support in attracting the right people and resources to support you.” This is our Aha! Factor.
She believes that when we access and ignite our Aha! Factor, dreams, goals, and desires can be accomplished in record time. The book reveals how to tap into your intuition to manifest the dreams and desires you have been putting off out of fear, doubt, or previous failure. And it’s all a matter of communication. “Why would God create 300 ways of asking without creating a system of getting an answer? The answers are coming all the time.”
In this eye-opening book Mariana shares:
• How to access your Aha! Factor to receive and interpret the answers to your prayers and intentions
• What an Aha! Moment actually is and how to have more of them throughout your day to help you to make decisions that you can believe in
• The list of 101 Signs, Symbols and Synchronicities that show when a message is coming to you and what it means
• How to easily incorporate your Aha! Factor into all aspects of your life –money, love, relationships, health/fitness, work, toxic situations, and bringing your biggest dreams and goals to fruition much more quickly than you could ever do with logic alone.
For anyone who has ever felt held back from their dreams, The Aha! Factor is the answer to tapping into the eternal, omniscient power within, taking control of your goals, and attaining the life that you desire and deserve.
About Mariana M. Cooper
Mariana M. Cooper is an intuitive life strategist, visionary, mentor and the internationally acclaimed host and Executive Producer of the Aha! Moments Radio Show and the Aha! World Telesummits, which reach over 85 countries around the globe. Mariana is also the founder of Aha! Moments International, a community and lifestyle brand dedicated to inspiring and educating people in combining the full use of their intuitive energies with practical lifestyle strategies to create a truly enlightened life. Mariana has an MBA in Marketing and a BA in Psychology and spent over 10 years in corporate America as an executive and consultant. Her website is theahaway.com.
About the Book
The Aha! Factor: How to Use Your Intuition to Get What You Desire and Deserve
Pub date: January 19, 2016
Trade paperback original, $14.95 / 224 pages
You are Woman, You are Divine is beautiful and radiates peaceful support for the Divinity in all of us. What is unique about this book, is the fact that it was written specifically for today’s woman. While ancient principles are thoroughly discussed, woman in today’s world need a different set of tools to apply them properly. Author Renee Starr provides eloquent examples and clear instructions on rituals, meditations, and affirmations that will reopen your connection to the Sacred. The text is divided into three parts: Return, Restore, and Remember.
In part 1, we are introduced to the history of the Divine Feminine. Looking back on the earliest of ancient depictions, the woman was portrayed as a divine incarnation and was regarded as the purest embodiment of the mystery of creation. When discussing today’s world and the emergence of the Divine Feminine, Starr powerfully states, “The world is out of balance today. This is because women are out of balance—and women have a profound effect on the equilibrium of life.” What a way to open Chapter One! If we are to return to our sacred selves as women, we must first remember what that means and abandon all of the ideals that have steered us away from that space. By reinstating our feminine power, we are thus resetting the fragile energetic balance of today’s world.
Part 2 provides an in depth look at what it means to restore your Divinity, along with an introduction to the 7 Goddesses: Lilith, Yemaya, White Tara, Radha, Kassandra, White Buffalo Calf Woman, and Eve. Each Goddess is honored in her own chapter. Within each chapter you will find the mythology behind the Goddess, as well as the crystals, herbs, oils, and sacred rituals that allow her to manifest within you.
Goddess Lilith is known, and by some feared, for her power and unapologetic sexuality. Lilith teaches that our feminine essence is sacred in and of itself: the way we smell, speak, walk, dress, interact with others, etc. Lilith can be called upon to reawaken the intensely sensual, erotic, and enchanting part of us that has laid dormant for much too long.
Goddess Yemaya is best recognized as the Mother of Creativity. Yemaya is said to dwell within the most infinite, creative place of your feminine being. She teaches women how to abandon their fears and flow through their passion and inspiration with acceptance. Yemaya encourages you to liberate yourself from all expectation and just breathe deeply into the journey itself.
Goddess White Tara is the goddess of stillness, peacefulness and compassion. She teaches the immense value of slowing down and being still in each and every moment. Release all perceptions of time and expectation, and just BE in your heart, feeling each moment as it occurs. This is probably one of the toughest concepts for today’s woman to master because we live in a society that thrives on real-time, fast-paced interactions and decisions. Today, women have very little opportunity to just do nothing. I feel that the majority of you will find tremendous peace in aligning with the Goddess White Tara. This chapter offers some wonderful meditations for stilling the mind and body.
Goddess Radha is called upon to restore passion and Divine love. She teaches of the Dance of Love to help women achieve the deep, all-encompassing passionate interaction that we all crave from our relationships. Starr states that in order for a woman to feel truly desired, she needs to feel celebrated, adored, cherished and (most importantly) she needs to know that she is the object of her lover’s deepest passion. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
Goddess Kassandra is best known as the goddess of intuition and letting your inner voice be heard. She is famous for foretelling and warning of the Trojan War. Starr writes, “Your intuition is a source of great strength and power.” Whether you hold a belief on the metaphysical or not, there is no denying women’s intuition. This in itself is an indication of how naturally women are able to connect with their inner voice. It is a strength that is uniquely feminine and Kassandra can help you be diligent about embracing and encouraging it.
Goddess White Buffalo Calf Woman is the goddess of wisdom. She helps women know the truth of their own hearts and their own minds. She teaches that embracing your feminine power, means not being afraid to share your wisdom with those around you. It is our duty as women, to share our innate knowledge with the world.
Goddess Eve is the Mother of Life and the goddess of awakening. According to Starr, Eve’s most heartfelt message to women is to “awaken first yourself and then awaken others.” I think we all have a deep understanding of what this means. Even for those not on a spiritual path, we are taught from childhood that we must first love ourselves before we can let anyone else love us. The rituals and meditations in Eve’s chapter will help you to awaken to your exquisiteness and accept yourself with compassion.
Last but not least, we have Part 3: Remembering. This chapter is very much about taking what you’ve learned and applying it in a way that honors your needs and desires. While just about everything in our society has changed, what makes us women has not; we still contain our innate wisdom and natural ability to nurture; we still carry the spark of life within our wombs; we still desire passionate, divine love and inspirational interaction with our partners. Remembering these facts becomes an integral part of bringing the Goddess energy into everyday life.
This book offers guidance from point A to point B of your awakening. Within these pages you will find your past, present, and future in terms of your evolution as a woman. You will receive the tools necessary to reconnect to the lost feminine energy within you, gain insight through thoughtful journaling opportunities, and learn to build a sisterhood of goddess support around you. Any woman who is feeling disconnected from the Divine feminine will find You Are Woman, You Are Divine extremely valuable.
About the Reviewer:
Courtney Lindemann is a freelance editor of fiction and non-fiction novels. Books have been her passion since childhood and having the opportunity to read for a living is both a dream come true and a tremendous blessing. Please visit her site http://www.courtneyedits.com