SCHREIBER'S BOOK NOOK
Useful, Adjunctive Materials to Help Light Your Way
By Shari Schreiber,
Aside from several
pearls of wisdom I got from my parents that helped me make some
important choices along my life path, I had no real mentors. Like
you perhaps, I was a seeker of truth, growth and healing--and even
when the going got tough and I wanted to give up, I somehow found
the courage to keep climbing over obstacles that threatened to defeat
me. I was fortunate to discover some books that were timely/appropriate
to my quests or struggles, which helped me stay the course--and
no doubt shaped me into the woman I am today. These were my mentors.
Without ever intending it, www.GettinBetter.com
has evolved into a gigantic self-help resource--thanks in part,
to those books I voraciously devoured during my fledgling adult
years. Now, I'm sharing a few of them with you. As with any
resource material (including mine), take what's salient and meaningful
to you, and leave the rest.
The Drama of the Gifted
Child, by Alice Miller (and/or any other books
from this author). Miller's had a profound
influence on my writings and work.
Many Lives, Many Masters,
by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
I absolutely loved this book! It's the most fascinating
study of clinical hypnotherapy and past-life issues I've
ever come across. A surprising, revolutionary and important read.
"I Don't Want to
Talk About It": Overcoming the Secret Legacy of
Male Depression, by Terrance Real. For
fatherless sons and mother-enmeshed males.
by David Schnarch, Ph.D. (About keeping passion
alive throughout a long-term relationship, and the courage
it takes to love fully.)
You Can't Afford the
Luxury of a Negative Thought,
by Peter McWilliams The most prolific man
I've ever had the pleasure to know, who was way
ahead of his time. A prodigious talent, who expired far too young.
Feel The Fear and Do
It Anyway, by Dr. Susan Jeffers ~This
one got me unstuck during my mid-life crisis (at
39). Excellent and valuable!
Understanding the Borderline
Mother, by Christine Ann Lawson
Is It Love Or Is It Addiction?,
by Brenda Schaeffer, Ph.D.
The Law of Attraction,
by Michael J. Losier (A metaphysical guide
that helps you dismantle the resistance you have to your
affirmations, so they can actually work!)
Heal Your Body,
by Louise Hay (My personal and professional
Move Your Stuff, Change
Your Life, by Karen Rauch Carter
(Basically, Feng Shui for Dummies. Straightforward,
simple and delightfully humorous.)
Date Like A MAN,
by Myreah Moore (Smart dating tips for women,
so they can avoid disappointment and pain.)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
book could've saved me years of schooling.
Just kidding--well, not really.)
a Younger Man,
by Victoria Houston (true, surprising insights)
by Wayne Dyer (read it when I was still in
Road Less Traveled,
by Scott Peck (also read as a young adult)
Right 4/for Your Type,
by Peter D'Adamo (Your blood-type
determines what foods work well for your body, and which ones don't.
Years back, I was eating a lot of Brussles sprouts, thinking I was
doing my body good with that cancer-fighting vegetable--but
I was exhausted all the time! This book taught
me that my blood type (O+) is typically borderline-low thyroid,
and cruciferous (kroo-siffer-us) vegetables contain a chemical
which inhibits thyroid hormone production!
I still love to eat cabbage, Brussles sprouts and cauliflower
occasionally--but I'm cautious about how much
I consume, and when I indulge.
by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond (The principle
of proper food combining changed my life. When
I heard the Diamonds being interviewed on radio while driving in
my car one day, I'd only caught the tail end of that show where
they talked about food digestion and assimilation, and their methods
seemed like a much healthier way to eat. Well, the unintended by-product,
was weight loss--I hadn't even heard that part
of the broadcast! I do not follow the Diamond's recommendation
for the types of foods to be eaten at different times of the day,
'cause I'm carb-sensitive, and proteins and veggies work best for
my energy and focus. Oatmeal for instance, is like a sleeping
pill for my body, because type-O's don't do
well with grains--but I might enjoy a bowl, if I can't get to sleep
at night! If you're above 15 lbs. overweight, you might wanna find
out what's eating You.)
is an excellent source for buying books (new and used) at the price
you wanna spend.
Many of you
have asked when my own books will be available for purchase
(God bless you). A good number of my articles will be bound and
published in the not too distant future (hopefully, before I'm hairless
and toothless). I'm just lazy about choosing a self-publisher at
present, but fear not--it's gonna happen. But why buy the cow, when
you can get the milk for free? Well my darlings, chances are I'm
not going to live forever (damnit), and I want this material to
be accessible and available long after I am. Besides, you
may wanna give one of those books to a friend, family member or
foe, and what better way to help them learn, heal and grow?