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References and Links


References and links to share! I have read so much information, mostly in books-but also on the web and in magazines etc…about the topics discussed on this web-site! This information, of course, has contributed to my mindset or perspective on things…and in effect, led me to create this web-site for the purpose of encouraging people to have a brighter view of life and the world. Several of the books and web-sites have been quoted or otherwise mentioned in the pages of this web-site, but many others were not. So I thought I would list them here for easy reference if you want to explore further the ideas and facts presented. To make it a little simpler, I will divide the list into the following categories: Environment, Spirituality, Fitness, News, and Miscellaneous. I wish you many happy hours of exploration, learning, and growth! 

(BTW, if you decide to purchase any of the books or other items mentioned, it’d be greatly appreciated if you’d use my links, as I earn a percentage as an amazon affiliate. While this site is primarily to help promote a positive world view, I’d love it if it also earned me some money! Many thanks :-))

Environmental References and Links

1. Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, Updated and Expanded Edition by Dr. Fred S. Singer. I love this book! I think the title could better reflect its overall positive message, however! Even the photo on the front leads one to think this book will be full of “bad” news…but it’s not!

2. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)by Chris Horner. This book is an easy read, very irreverant in style like the others in this series. Even if you don’t agree with all of it, it does make you think about how and why –yes, why–news is delivered as it is!

Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years,Updated and Expanded Edition                         The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism


3. The Improving State of the World: Why We’re Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet by Indur Goklany. This book was a bit harder for me to read, but it does contain a lot of good facts and figures to support its premise.

4. Eco-hysteria, an audio CD by Dr. Jay Wile. This CD is most often unavailable for purchase–so this link is to a PDF file I found online…the version I have talks about global warming and other environmental issues. Again easy listening (or reading) and makes you feel a lot better about issues we face today!

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5. 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth: All New! Updated for the 21st Century by John, Sophie, and Jesse Javna. No need to follow all the tips, but pick and choose. 

Spiritual References and Links

1. The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief by Gregg Braden. I love how Braden puts new scientific information into layman terms…and relates it all to spirituality…very interesting!

2. The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy by Gregg Braden. One of the first books I read by Braden–in this one he talks about how to pray…again mixing in how it fits in with scientific understandings.


3. The Universe Is Calling: Opening to the Divine Through Prayer by Eric Butterworth. A Unity minister, Butterworth’s books are thought-provoking and fun to read. ****

4. Discover the Power Within You: A Guide to the Unexplored Depths Within (Plus) by Eric Butterworth. Another good one…this one discusses The Sermon on the Mount among other things.

5. Alter Your Life by Emmet Fox. Fox is one of my favorite authors…he’s straight-forward and to the point and engaging!

6. Power Through Constructive Thinking (Plus) by Emmet Fox

7. The Sermon on the Mount by Emmet this one he talks about the inner meaning of the Sermon on the Mount, among other things.

8.Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion by Emile Coue. As mentioned before, based on the actual clinic work of this French pharmacist.


9. The Infinite Way by Joel Goldsmith. Another intriguing author

10. Whole Child, Whole Parent By Polly Berends. This is a parenting book with an emphasis on philosophical perspective–my introduction to New Thought principles.

11. Coming to Life: Traveling the Spiritual Path in Everyday Life by Polly Berends. Another thought-provoking work by Berends.

12. Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open by Forbes Blair. An interesting and novel approach to self-hypnosis.

13. Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike Dooley. A fun approach to creating the life you desire! He also has a web-site-see #14.

14. Zero Limits by Joe Vitale. This is the book with the Hawaiian Spiritual system, ho’opono, mentioned on the site.

15.–the base web-site for Unity, this site has links to Daily Word Affirmations and articles, as well as Silent Unity Prayer Support and more!  A wealth of spiritual information!

16. Mike Dooley’s The Adventurer’s Club — Lots to explore here!

17.–sign up for his Daily Inspirational Quotes…I love them! Great way to add a positive moment to your day!

18.–this is an intriguing site addressing the Law of Attraction from what I see as a spiritually sound perspective.  Lots of good articles etc…

20.–a wonderful blog; captivating writing style 🙂 Can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox

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Fitness References and Links

1. Prevention’s Shortcuts to Big Weight Loss: Slim Your Belly, Butt, and Thighs–And Get Fit Twice as Fast by Chris Freytag. I really like the approach in this book!

2. Prevention’s Firm Up in 3 Weeks: Trim and Tone Your Trouble Zones for Your Best Body Ever by Michele Stanten—another doable approach from Prevention, although more intense than the Shortcuts approach.

3. 2-Week Total Body Turnaround: The 14-Day Plan That Jumpstarts Weight Loss, Maximizes Fat Burn, and Makes Over Your Fitness Mindset Forever by Chris Freytag—this is tough but effective…not something for long-term!

4. The 90-Second Fitness Solution: The Most Time-Efficient Workout Ever for a Healthier, Stronger, Younger You by Pete Cerqua. I love this time-efficient workout for strength-training!

5. Leslie Sansone has a lot of DVD’s to choose from…here are just a few: 

Leslie Sansone – Walk Away the Pounds  ( 1 Mile/ 2 Miles)

Leslie Sansone–Walking off the Pounds

Leslie Sansone: The Tone Every Zone Walk



6. The 12 Second Sequence: Get Fit in 20 Minutes Twice a Week! by Jorge Cruise. I like this plan also…I’m all for short workouts!

7. Mind Over Body: The Key to Lasting Weight Loss Is All in Your Head by Nordine Zouareg. Interesting in that it includes information on the mind and it’s role in weight loss.

8. Jumpstart Your Metabolism: How To Lose Weight By Changing The Way You Breathe by Pam Grout. An interesting look at breathing and its effect on metabolism.

9. A Morning Cup of Tai Chi (The Morning Cup series) by John Bright-Fey. This is a fun and easy approach to Tai-chi.

10. A Morning Cup of Qigong (The Morning Cup series) by John Bright-Fey. Another book making it easy to practice this ancient exercise form. 

11. This is a web-site that I’ve perused and which sounds great! I have not personally used Catherine’s services, but I do follow her on twitter and enjoy her wisdom 🙂

Miscellaneous References and Links

There are some items I wanted to share with you that didn’t really fit any of the other categories. Enjoy!


Music can inspire and uplift. I enjoy music with meaningful lyrics coupled with moving melodies.

1. Retrospective Indigo Girls. Thought provoking lyrics, great acoustic guitar and harmonizing!

2. Million Year Mind Peter Mayer. Mayer’s music is very philosophical (and sometimes whimsical)–my current favorite artist!

3. Third Street Peter Mayer

4. John Denver – Definitive All-Time Greatest HitsJohn Denver


5. The Essential John Denver John Denver

6. Portrait John Denver (listen to the seasons suite-amazing!)

7. The Distance Taylor Hicks (check out his older music too!)

8. Songs of the Spirit II  Karen Drucker.  This is the one artist thus far that I have found whose lyrics pretty much all align with my point of view AND the songs are catchy!! Great music to sing along with or to have in the background to fill your mind with positive thoughts!


I realize people have different ideas of what’s funny, but here are some things that make me laugh.

1. Steven Wright: I have a Pony Steven Wright (the king of one-liners)

2. Robin Williams – Live on Broadway Robin Williams (a bit racy at times but hilarious)

3. Jam-Packed FoxTrot

4. Wildly FoxTrot : A FoxTrot Treasury


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