Monday, March 28, 2016

Change YOUR Brain, Change YOUR life by DANIEL G. AMEN, M.D. Book Review

Hey Ladies & Gents, 

I hope EVERYBODY had a WONDERFUL Easter :) My kids & I had a chill day & didn't do much of anything yesterday! I've been sick with what I think is the Flu & a hint of allergies because of this TERRIBLE Pollen. I absolutely HATE it! The count is SO HIGH & I just honestly wish that crap will go AWAY!! Anyway, I feel so much better since last Monday & let's get to this Book Review for Change YOUR Brain, Change YOUR life by DANIEL G. AMEN, M.D. The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems

Your brain is the most amazing organ in the universe. It is the organ responsible for learning, strategizing, loving, creating, and behaving. As such, it's important to know about it, love it, and maybe even be a bit obsessed with it. The human brain typically weighs about three pounds and is consistency of soft butter. It is housed in a really hard skull that has multiple sharp bony ridges. Therefore, it might not surprise you to learn that your brain was not designed to be inside a cranium that hits soccer balls or in a ring with a mixed martial artist who wants to pound it senseless against against a canvas.
- Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Where do I begin??!! Just looking through the Contents of this AMAZING book, Dr. Amen speaks on EVERY aspect of the Human Brain. 

I apologize if the pictures are a little blurry, but I wanted to show you guys just a couple of pics from this book! (Top picture: Inside the Brain & Bottom picture: Outside of the Brain) I will list a FEW things that Dr. Amen speaks on in depth: 

1. Healthy SPECT Scans
2. Strokes
3. Alzheimer's Disease
4. Traumatic Brain Injury
5. Drug Abuse
6.Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
7. Epilepsy

I'll stop right there. I'm so HAPPY that I received this book from my favs @bloggingforbooks: for my HONEST review & you can too if you enjoy books like I do!! I hope you guys have a blessed day & be a BLESSING to someone today :)

Shay, xo

Sunday, December 27, 2015

My book review for THE HEALTHY MIND Cookbook by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson

This cookbook by Rebecca Katz is remarkable & a MUST HAVE!! Rebecca touches on everything from Depression, ADHD, memory loss, & agitation just to name a few. I will give an example below from Chapter 2 & a couple of things listed:

Allspice. Cognitive functioning. Memory. Mental energy.
Almonds.Cognitive functioning. Mood. Vascular functioning. 
Anchovies.Cognitive functioning. Focus. Memory. Mental energy. Mood.
Asparagus. Cognitive functioning. Mental energy. Mood. 
Avocado. Cognitive functioning. Mood. 
Basil. Cognitive functioning. Healthy sleep. Memory. Mental energy

And this list goes all the way to Yogurt ;) So if you know anybody that maybe suffering from long term diseases or illnesses, I suggest this Cookbook to you. I will stop right there. If you enjoy books, be sure to sign up @ to review books & give your most honest opinion. *I received this book from @bloggingforbooks for review & the above opinion is 100% my own.*

Happy Holidays, & God Bless 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Book Review for: The Ragamuffin Gospel by BRENNAN MANNING

Hi guys, I hope everyone is having a blessed week so far ;) This is my book review for The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning.  This book in particular stuck out to me because I was REALLY feeling some type of way that wasn't healthy for myself or my kids. We all feel down sometimes, but some people don't come out of it. They stay in those unhealthy feelings & do the most tragic things to not only themselves, but to everyone around them. What people do affects everyone around them & they don't realize it until someone says something. Below, I will quote a couple of things from the last Brennan Manning.

The Ragamuffin Gospel was written with a specific reading audience in mind. This book is not for the superspiritual. It is not for muscular Christians who have made John Wayne, and not Jesus their hero. It is not for academics who would imprison Jesus in the ivory tower of exegesis. It is not for noisy, feel-good folks who manipulate Christianity into a naked appeal to emotion.......
If anyone is still reading along, The Ragamuffin Gospel was written for the bedraggled, beat-up, and burnt out. It is for the sorely burdened who are still shifting the heavy suitcase from one hand to the other. It is for the wobbly and weak-kneed who knew they don't have it all together and are too proud to accept the handout of amazing grace. It is for inconsistent, unsteady disciples whose cheese is falling off their cracker.
                                                                      -Brennan Manning

That was just a snippet from A WORD BEFORE in the book I quoted above from this amazing author. For me, just reading those 1st few sentences made me feel like I will be okay. I'm not the only one feeling like this, it's MILLIONS of others of here feeling the same or worse. I encourage those of you that are going through something in YOUR life & need something that uplift & keep you in that space. *I received this book from: for my honest review in return. If you love books, go to the underlined website & #GETYOLIFE ;)

Have a great & blessed week,

Friday, November 6, 2015

Instant Happy Journal: 365 days of inspiration, gratitude, and joy by KAREN SALMANSOHN

Hi guys, I was SO excited to get this BEAUTIFUL journal in the mail by KAREN SALMANSOHN. Who couldn't use a journal with all the stuff that's not only going on in the world, BUT also in people lives?! Down below, I will quote Karen's mission & some of her strategy of this journal she created ;)

My Mission: to help you to live your happiest life.

My Strategy: I've filled the pages of this Instant Happy Journal with what I call :happiness prompters"- a range of motivational quotes, thought- provokin questions, scientific research studies, and soul-stirring philosophical thoughts. Each page's happiness prompter is meant to inspire you to reflect and focus on where the most joy, appreciation, and love can be found in your day ( and your life).

                                                          - Karen Salmansohn

It's colorful, fun & something that I will enjoy to the fullest. I enjoy writing my most personal thoughts, struggles, my growth & my weaknesses down on paper pretty often. It relieves me of the stress I don't have to carry around because I put my pen to paper. THIS journal will be my escape. *I received this book to review & to give my honest review in return.* Go to if you have a love for books like I do. You will receive books for your honest review.

Have a great weekend guys & please look forward to my next review,

Thursday, October 22, 2015


The Deleted E-Mails of Hillary Clinton: A Parody by John Moe 

Remember that time Hillary Clinton admitted she deleted thousands of e-mails from her ultrasecret personal e-mail, she claimed, about her daughter's wedding? Well, people aren't buying it: "Hiding the truth" says the New York Post."Conspiracy or imcompetence?" asks Al- Jazeera. "Hillary Clinton Don't Give a Sh*t" claims Wonkette. Clearly, these e-mails need to be released immediately.
                                                                           -John Moe

Now, my opinion just looking through the pages of this book, it looks a bit cray cray. These don't appear to be authentic e-mails from Hillary Clinton to President Barack Obama, her daughter Chelsea, Beyonce, & Oprah just to name a few. BUT that doesn't mean that they aren't!! It just looks like somebody picking on Mrs. Clinton & making up stories because they had NOTHING better else to do. Anyway, I got this book because I like the Clinton family, always will & I'll enjoy this book whether these e-mails are real or not.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015


My review for THE SECRETS OF BLOOD AND BONE: A NOVEL by Rebecca Alexander

Following her showdown with Elizabeth Bathory, Jackdaw Hammond is running from her past, hiding from her future, and hoping to contain her newfound thirst for blood. Buying an overgrown home in the middle of nowhere seems like the perfect way to escape... at least until she finds herself in the sights of a murderous family with a terrible secret and a penchant for dark magic. - Rebecca Alexander

I just started reading this book & from the 1st few pages, I know it's one I won't be able to put down. Rebecca Alexander's style of writing kind of reminds me of Stephenie Meyer, except their aren't any Vampires or Werewolves. Instead, it's Dark Magic & New Orleans: Voodoo/hoodoo!!! For as long as I can remember, I've ALWAYS been curious to what was the hype on Voodoo/hoodoo subjects. Now with this book, it just may answer some of my questions & I will also compare this book to actual facts & the History of Voodoo/Hoodoo in New Orleans. I love The Secrets of Blood and Bone novel so far & being that it's October( the month filled with scary movies), it makes it that much better ;)

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Influenster Product Review for Tastykake minis Peanut Butter Cupkakes ( Reese's)

Influenster Product Review for Tastykake minis Peanut Butter Cupkakes ( Reese's)

The Influenster box included the following:

  • Tastykake minis: 24 Mini Chocolate cupcakes with Peanut Butter Flavored Icing and Peanut Butter Flavored Creme Filling 
  • 2 $1.00 coupons off Tastykake Minis
  • A Tastykake Minis Cup Sleeve
First off, I've been eating Tastykakes  #FOREVER & now that I have kids, my boys get to enjoy some of the things I experienced as a child. These Tastykakes minis are #Delicious ummkayyy!!! The fact that they teamed up with Reese's just did something extraordinary & they didn't need help ;)
The cupkakes are minis, kinda like bite-sized & great for any & everybody. Influenster did something different & special with this one. I wasn't expecting to see this particular e-mail, but I'm thankful for the chance to do something outside of the box with Influenster. 

Now being that I don't eat a LOT of chocolate, my kids will be able to enjoy these Tastykakes minis Peanut Butter Cupkakes (Reese's). My boys will have these as a snack, a few times a week until they are gone!!! *I received this product to review & the following opinion is ALL my OWN*


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P.S. again, I apologize for not being able to show you guys pics of what I received TODAY, but if you'd like hit me up on