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What Will Your Next Meal Be?

Learn why diets don’t work and how to eat based on your individual nutritional needs.

In these pages are the nutritional secrets of an ancient practice for eating in harmony known as Chinese dietary therapy.

Obesity rates have soared, bringing with it a host of chronic health problems: diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and digestive disorders, to name a few. Stress is a major factor is most Western diseases/conditions and can be fatal when not addressed. If only you knew what you needed to eat to ease your stress, quiet your mind, and give you sustainable energy throughout each day.

In this book, you will:

  • Discover your individual nutritional needs based on your unique constitution via a proven, ancient therapeutic model.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your unique constitution and how to achieve and maintain health and wellness (i.e., lose weight, treat illness, balance your emotions, etc.).
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the disease process according to your unique constitution, which foods can help you heal, and which foods are making you sick(er). (Ex: Learn how apples moisten dry lungs and how ginger warms a Cold.)
  • Improve your relationship with your food (and your family’s as well).

Don’t miss out on the section Food Combining for Maximum Effect, to help you balance out your meals. AS AN ADDED BONUS, I’ve included Recipes for Health & Healing, as well as an abbreviated encyclopedic section, The Nature of Foods, where food properties are discussed in greater detail, AT NO EXTRA COST.

What readers are saying:

“Wow! Your book is amazing and has officially joined our recipe book window sill in the kitchen!” Robbie Grayson, Nashville, TN, Founder/CEO, Traitmarker

“Got my book and just love it!” Theo B., Nashville, TN

“I display it on the bookshelf at the clinic and introduce it to my patients.” Dr. Luo, L.Ac., Jacksonville, FL

ISBN# 978-0578180113       $20.00 USD


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Now retired but a few copies on AmazonA Bump in the Road (2007)
A woman chronicles her experience with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the wake of 9/11. Unable to work, she abandons her job and soon loses her ocean-side condo. The only bright spot is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, who demonstrates how Asian medicines can help her heal. Now homeless, she must learn the ins and outs of the lifestyle. Her problem, she hears again and again, is hers and hers alone. During the frigid New England winter she must sleep in her car; not even a concerned local pastor offers a warm place to rest. When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, she puts hard-laid plans for medical school on hold and she must then make a choice: to follow her destiny or succumb to illness…

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Jack-of-Many-Trades

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There’s an old saying: “Jack of all trades, master of none.” It’s been on my mind frequently as of late. I use the word ‘many’ in the title since I am not a Jack-of-ALL-trades but rather a person of many talents who has not bothered to master any of my talents. I’m a dabbler; I like to dip my toes in here and there, testing different waters and enjoying different experiences to enrich myself and my life. Or so I’ve told myself over the years. Perhaps I’m just unwilling to go the distance in one area – no, that would be boring. Maybe it’s why writing (still) appeals to me. I can test different waters again and again without it feeling repetitious. There’s so much to explore in both fiction and nonfiction realms. Unlike Hollywood, which seems to be running out of (good and original) ideas, the people who live the stories will continue to have stories to tell. And write.

Even when feeling lost (as I am this week, for some reason), we are still living our stories, they are around us and in us. We must draw from our well of jack-of-many-trades when our stories need help. I’m having a crisis of confidence this week so I’m having difficulty drawing from other areas of my life to get busy writing beyond this blog (which I avoided for over a week). I’m also avoiding a crucial re-write of segments of one of my fiction novels; to be honest, I feel like I’ve failed the story by getting those segments wrong. As a dabbler, it’s sometimes difficult for me to fully invest the time and energy and focus because I’m convinced I need to be elsewhere in my life. Truth is, I’m avoiding the one thing I want most – to finish the novel and publish it. Not sure why.

The down side of being a jack-of-all-trades is that boredom sets in quickly; we are fast learners who get what we need from a situation/job/story/etc., then move on. We tend to have multiple things on our plate (job/s, hobbies, etc.) so our attention is often drawn away from where we need to be in our stories. At the moment, I do have some more important tasks at hand but I add more tasks rather than go back to finish what remains incomplete. Aspects of the novel ramble about in my mind yet I avoid updating the manuscript.

The upside of a jack-of-all-trades is we can draw from many corners of our lives because we have experienced life spherically – in all directions. We can use our ‘dabbling’ as a force that pulls pieces of a story together like the many colors of yarn that weave a beautiful tapestry or rug.

I’m trying to find a way to use what I have learned as a jack-of-all-trades in my stories and in my life. Are you?

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