Review of: Hala Khouri's Yoga dvd

Yoga For Stress Reduction.  This is such a well done yoga dvd. She has a wonderful, soothing voice and a background in somatic counseling. Her dvd is divided into sections you can practice alone or you can do a few sections or the entire practice.

I love the warm-ups section. It’s 17 minutes, and if you are short on time or energy or nursing an injury or mild cold, this is a wonderful way to connect with yourself and get an effective stretch. Her words guide you to feel “resourced” in your breath, your long spine & your connection with the solid ground beneath you.

If you hold muscle tension, feel anxious or ungrounded sometimes… this is a life-changing dvd. Once you learn to find ease in your body, you will feel transformed and stress will melt off of you!

Review of Adriana Tigiani's novel: "Shoemaker's Wife"

I love this author AND this book! I’ve read most of her books and I highly recommend them. She creates memorable characters and combines a mix of the family history with the current story. Most of her books take place both in Italy & the USA, including this one.

I never wanted this book to end. Just a small warning, if you are looking for the purely happy ending, this is an author that captures the reality of life. Maybe it was just my mood, but this time I wanted things to be all wrapped up in a neat bow, and as in life, everything didn’t turn out picture perfect. Still worth the read ~

Her latest novel is out:  "The Supreme Macaroni Company".  It is a fabulous read, too.  Lots of family connection and insight about the big decisions in life.  Plus, its funny :)