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I started backwards in reading this series of novels. I read The Fiery Cross first which depicts a middle-aged couple who really understand, respect each other, and love each other deeply. With the completion of this book, I have now read the first three.
One of things I am enjoying in this book is seeing the relationship between Jamie & Claire grow. They are learning to understand each other. He now accpets that she was "born to be a healer" and must go and help the injured and sick. By the end of this volume, he no longer fights her on it. She also must learn to accept that he had a life without her for 20 years and fathered another child. She learns to trust his word which she didn't earlier in the book when she discovers he had been married to someone else.
I also enjoy the discussion of courage. Heros do exist in the world. Recently, we lost a family member who many times risked his life under fire to save others. Some of us do go through not just disappointments and hardships, but difficult losses. The book reflects what is often true, its family and loyal friends that really count. The kind of loyalty that soldiers understand.
Yes, it is adventure, sometimes a little contrived. Sometimes, I wanted them to slow down a little just so I could stop reading and take a break!! But it is fun, and reflects some basic truths about life.
I went on the Atkins diet 2 years ago, for about 5 months, and lost 25 pounds. I never felt better; my headaches went away, fatigue during the day was gone, I was able to wake up earlier in the morning. I need to lose 25 more pounds to be at my college weight. Even after I stopped the diet, and ate a lot more carbs, my weight loss remained. I noticed as I added back more carbohydrates, that many old symptoms returned. I am back on the more restricted part of the diet again because I want to lose the rest of the weight. I will say that you eat a moderate amount of protein, vegetables, fish, good oils, and I think it is a balanced, long-term diet that can work for many of us. Once you reach your weight loss goal, you add back in a lot more carbohydrates, all in the form of healthy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and moderate amounts of fruit, bread, etc.
I have two friends who lost 40 pounds (him) and 60 pounds (her) on this diet, their blood pressure normalized, and their cholesterol count actually went from high to normal in 6 months. I have another friend who told her doctor she was going on the diet, he warned her not to. In three months she came back, her blood pressure was almost normal, after being very high, and she felt better than she had in years. Her doctor told her to keep doing whatever she was doing, because it was working.
Another friend went on the high carb/ low fat diet. She did lose at first, but was hungry all the time and gained the weight back and more when she went off of it. There are people who do well on this kind of low-fat, high carb diet, and Atkins talks about this and why.
No diet is for everyone, each of our bodies are unique. I have found this diet to be excellent in balancing blood sugar and eliminating the resultant fatigue, emotional swings, and headaches. Furthermore, I am rarely hungry on this diet, and after you get used to the change, it is delicious and very healthy. The people I have talked to who feel this diet is unhealthy haven't really read and studied the diet, or actually followed the diet for a period of time.
I read tons of nutrition books, was a vegetarian for years, and got so sick, autoimmune disease, low thyroid, indigestion, heartburn, and so on, that I began searching for a diet that would restore my health. It was only after being on this diet that I got well, completely. So for some of us, it really works.
I have always liked Taylor Made and their products and this bag is not any different. I bought these for my golf team so the 3 zip-off pockets are perfect for customization. The 4 point harness is easily adjustable for a wide variety I have on my team and the durability seems good and solid so far.
If you get up every morning, read the local paper, watch the morning talk shows, and end your day with the evening news, this is the book for you! Feeling depressed? Fearful? Tired of all the gloom and doom? Come to Mitford. The wonderful thing is that Mitford does exist. Perhaps not on a map but in the hearts of those who chose to live by faith. It lives within families who choose to love each other and those around them. If you are looking for the latest sensational headlines in fictional form, you won't find it here. Instead, you will find a place that encompasses what life is supposed to be in a fallen world. There is danger, evil, and heartbreak, but there is a home to retreat to at the end of the day, and a person to lean on in the darkest hour. Take this book to heart and learn the core truth that causes the principle characters to find life worth living.
I was deeply inspired and touched by Bend, Not Break. It's so rare that anything is ever written by and about a woman entrepreneur who has changed an industry through innovative thinking and wisdom, building a start-up, bringing in Venture Capital and finding her way to extraordinary success. Adding to that is Ping Fu's astounding journey from China to the US, starting over here at the age of 25 with not a dime in her pocket, knowing no English, recreating herself, again and again, pursuing her dreams, even when doubting, and throughout all of this remaining guided by her own intuition. I wish all leaders in business and in politics would read this book to learn the power of a more feminine way of achieving extraordinary results. And I wish that entrepreneurs in general, and women business founders in particular, all over the world would have a chance to take part of the knowledge and wisdom Ping Fu shares so eloquently and in such a riveting way so that they too can be inspired to believe in themselves and in their own entrepreneurial, innovative and leadership power.