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book review–Belinda’s chronicles..

the cry of the kingfisherBelinda’s chronicles..

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. SalingerThe Catcher in the Rye

Haa! J.D.Salinger, I can do this, to Belinda’s book.

The cry of the Kingfisher

Author Belinda Viegas

Publisher Goa 1556

ISBN 978-93-80739-13-7

Being the excellent storyteller that she is, Belinda  carries us through  a journey of thoughts, fears, and insecurities, of three women, from different social milieu of goa. Battling their demons, and slaying their insecurities.

What I really like about the book, is the reflective flow that is the undercurrent, there are no villains, no saviours, but the characters themselves.  Despite the tremendous scope for dramatizing the author has restrained allowing the reader to be a non judgemental observer.

Donna the destiny’s darling, yet craving for acceptance. Succorina the unwanted changeling, Mayola  who emerges from the shadow of a more aggressive extrovert sister. Their parts entwine, they grow, explore and accept themselves through a journey of self discovery.

Dr,Belinda ViegasBelinda has applied her experience as a psychiatrist honestly and courageously without dramatizing excessively. Woven her memories of Nairobi, Germany, and the very adventure driven life she has had.

About the author: A psychiatrist whose alma mater is St,Johns Bangalore, she spent her childhood at Nairobi, after marriage a stint in germany and Australia. Now based in Goa, she juggles, Psychiatry, motherhood, cycling, sailing, trekking and writing. Belinda is also a trained Mountaineer.

the three laws of performance

<a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5065783-the-three-laws-of-performance&#8221; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life” border=”0″ src=”http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348372146m/5065783.jpg&#8221; /></a><a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5065783-the-three-laws-of-performance”>The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life</a> by <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2099612.Steve_Zaffron”>Steve Zaffron</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/469326633″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Published by wiley publications and marketed by Times Business Group in India, this is book from Warren Bennis series.<br />Live examples and open sharing who have utilized the Three Laws of Performance to rewrite the future of their lives and organizations have been used to dispense the technology such that the reader is touched and inspired to transform. <br />The authors <br />STEVE ZAFFRON is the CEO of the Vanto Group, a global consulting firm that designs and implements large scale initiatives to elevate organizational performance. Zaffron has directed major corporate intiatives with more than three hundred organizations in twenty countries.<br />DAVE LOGAN is on the faculty at the Marshall School of Business at the university of of Southern California and is a former associate dean. he is also senor partner or CultureSync. a management consultation form. Logan has written three books, including Tribal leadership.
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An Session with Louise.

Love yourself, Heal your life work book.

Author:                  Louise.L.Hay.

Publisher:               Hay house

The book is exactly what it says, a workbox, it is a step by step activity of the book Love yourself heal your life.

It did take two exercises for me to get the hang of it. But after attending the Love yourself,Heal your life workshop conducted by Asma D’souza, the book became absolutely workable.

Of course how exactly one uses this book is up to the user.

About the author.  Louise.L.Hay the author of international bestseller you can heal your life is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more than 50 million books sold worldwide.

addendum: Asma D’souza is contactable at her website http://personallyco.com

Tools for empowerment

You Can Create An Exceptional LifeYou Can Create An Exceptional Life by Louise L. Hay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Authors Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson.
Publishers HayHouse
Genre Self help,New age spiritualism.

Good read, though not as inspiring or active as the previous book of Louise Hay.
The book is basically a conversation between Cheryl and Louise charting the journey of Louise to a certain extent, and Louise extending a helping hand to Cheryl.
It is a candid conversation that would empower and open our mind and heart to tools that will help us create an exceptional life.
The philosophy and view points do help us to tide over situations in our lives. The book has an interesting line up of parallel reading.
Louise Hay,the author of the international bestseller YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE, is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more 50 million books sold.
Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times best-selling author of Take Time of your life, Life make overs, stand up of for your life, the unmistakable touch of grace and the art of extreme sel-care.
more can be got about the authors on http://www.Louisehay.com, http://www.healyourlife.com, www.cherylrichardson.com
You Can Create an Exceptional Life

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Guardian angels

Healing With The AngelsHealing With The Angels by Doreen Virtue
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

publisher Hayhouse.

The book is guideline to accepting and understanding that Angels guard and guide you.
Dr.Virtue has covered a range of areas where one can ask the Angels for help. Ask and you shall receive is her conviction, observation and experience.
She authenticates her stand with transcripts with patients.
Somewhere along the line the book does not seem as motivating or convincing as it could have been.
One area that is really worth looking into is the hype around ADD, which is controlled with medication while the child may have different intelligence and aptitude at work.
Dr.Doreen Virtue is a clairvoyant, psychotherapists and one of the worlds leading angel experts. She is the author of books like Messages from the Angels and Angel medicine. More can be found about her on www.angeltherapy.com

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