My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 187 … Book Review … how not to be afraid of your own life!

susan piverI recently read how not to be afraid of your own life by Susan Piver. As the title suggests, the book is about overcoming fear in order to live a full and enriched life. Among other things, it examines what causes fear, what dissolves fear and outlines a seven day a healing program.

Piver, a practicing Buddhist, introduces many Buddhist principles and practical tips and techniques on how to overcome fear and bring your mind into the present moment. Her outlook is similar to mine on three important issues:

  1. The importance of calming the mind in restoring health
  2. Meditation as an excellent way to calm the mind, and
  3. The importance of getting away from the world [take a retreat] in order to expedite the healing process

It’s well worth the read particularly if you can find it at the library, like I did.

Have an awesomely fearless day!


12 comments on “My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 187 … Book Review … how not to be afraid of your own life!

  1. And here I am “worrying” about how to do the darn sauerkraut!!!! LOL No actually just not a natural in the kitchen….but I try!

    I want to know what you think of this recipe. He mentions nothing about putting weight on top; nor any mention of mold; and I am letting it sit for the 5 hours he recommended right now before going into the jars.

    Curious do you have the mold on top with your recipe? and what do you think of this one? He bascially let’s the chopped up head of cabbage sit for 5 hours in a bowl to make it easier to press into Mason Jars. Then he just puts in with about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of remaining juice at top “so it won’t explode”……:0….; then closes the jar with the lid for 3-5 days.

    No mold? No heavy weight on top? hmmmmm

    • Hi Rebecca. Simply put, brain health is directly connected to gut health. If the gut is unhealthy, the brain will be unhealthy. Sauerkraut, which is a probiotic, helps restore gut health by restoring healthy bacteria. This in turn, helps the body return to homeostasis. Cheers! Fred

  2. I have never read any of Suzanne Sommers books and I am so impressed with one of her new ones that was even available at our library. Only half way through but the details on environmental and chemical exposures and how they affect our health is very good; and then how to turn it all around. It is called TOX-SICK — From Tox-sick to Not Sick and I cannot put it down !

    P.S. The sauerkraut turned out good but too salty so trying yours next time. Sommers recipe is to let it sit 2 weeks.

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