This review for Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers is a guest post by author, Joyce Anthony. Joyce has been sharing reviews with me for years and she’s given me permission to share them on my site. Enough from me – let’s get on with the review…
Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, PhD
Throughout the ages, thins like oysters and chocolate have been considered enhancers of love, or aphrodisiacs. There are so many others there you may not be aware of, as well as ways in which to use these foods for optimal results. Simple Sexy Foods covers both the kinds of food aphrodisiacs out there and shares 101 recipes, divided by time of day they are most likely going to be enjoyed, to use these. That is only the beginning!
This book is just under 250 pages and the amount of information it includes is incredible. Author Linda DeVillers, Ph.D., an internationally-recognized authority on human sexuality, has pulled out all stops with this one. The book starts with a list of foods considered aphrodisiacs. This is no simple list. For each item, there is a section that covers the folklore and fun facts of that ingredient. Then a section on what nutrients make this ingredient great in the love department is included.
The book then gets into individual recipes, divided into sections such as “Tease Me Anytime” and “Late-Night Rendezvous”. The recipes are simple, healthy–and yet something you can be proud to serve to a lover you want to impress. Along the borders of the pages, you will find results of a love poll, little hints on sexy touches to add into your life, kitchen hints to incorporate changes in the recipes and fun historical facts your history books did not teach you.
Ms, DeVillers isn’t finished yet. After the “love-epies” there is a section on “must-have” accessories in both the bedroom and the kitchen. Finally, there is a section of further resources and an extensive reference section.
All of this information is set up so you can read whatever you prefer, in whatever order, and don’t have to spend hours trying to get all the information to get started today. May I suggest trying the recipes on pages 132 or 178? They are both excellent.
In case you’re curious –
Page 132 – Cold Fresh Strawberry Soup – with strawberries, white wine, nutmeg and more
Page 178 – Scallops with Garlic and Cilantro – with scallops, garlic, chili sauce, zucchini, cilantro, and tomato
More Details About Simple Sexy Food and A Fun Contest to Enter -
Do aphrodisiacs work? What exactly are they? How can I use them? We answer these questions and many more during the Simple Sexy Food virtual tour with clinical sex therapist and foodie – Linda De Villers, PhD. There are many ordinary foods that can have aphrodisiac effects – and we help you understand them.
Linda De Viller, PhD, Clinical Sex Therapist and Foodie, shares her knowledge about the myths and truth about aphrodisiacs. She also share over 80 recipes and a wealth of love and sex tips. Get your copy at – http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Sexy-Food-Linda-Villers/dp/097095655X/. We invite you to participate in the Simple Sexy Food Recipe Photo Contest – http://www.lovecoachjourney.com/recipe-photo-contest – the grand prize winner will get a one on one aphrodisiac consultation and five runner ups will receive a digital copy of Love Skills by Linda De Villers.
About Joyce Anthony
Joyce A. Anthony is a copywriter, novelist and mental health writer. When not writing, she spends her time advocating for animal rights. You can find some of her work at Examiner.com as the Erie, PA Mental Health Examiner – http://www.examiner.com/mental-health-in-erie/joyce-anthony. Visit http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/id1.html for more information on her novel, Storm.
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I had never thought about making my own ketchup and I’ve tried just about all the mainstream brands on the market. Nothing tops a juicy burger or a stack of crisp fries like thick tasty ketchup.
So, when I had a chance to review this book, I had to do it. It was interesting to find out how ketchup is actually made, and the many variations in the recipe depending on your personal taste.
I have canned food in the past – and the sections on sterilizing, heat treatment etc were very well written and should be sufficient for a person who hasn’t done this before. I also enjoyed the section about what you need to try these recipes – having the right “tools” is critical.
Overall – I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to people who are curious about the ketchup making process and I plan to try some of the recipes I bookmarked — very soon.
But I do like to learn new things about plants, animals etc around me — so I really enjoyed this book about dragonflies. I learned many things I never knew and enjoyed the personal intro, the phases of a dragonflies life and much more. I mean, who knew there were so many interesting things about them. Which makes me want to check out the rest of the books in this series. Looking forward to the next one. One small thing – I would’ve enjoyed a few more pictures to illustrate the text, but overall, I really enjoyed the book.
Don’t you just love yummy fudge that melts in your mouth? Then you have to check out this recipe. There are pictures of each ingredient and each step of the process to make this chocolate marshmallow fudge. I think you deserve to treat yourself to this easy to follow recipe – wouldn’t you love some fresh fudge today? I know that I would….
Common Sense Customer Service – Improve Your Job Skills & Provide A Great Customer Experience (Review)
Customer service is a pet topic of mine and has been for many years. When I was a kid, my grandfather talked to me many times about how important awesome customer service is to a successful business. Interesting side not – even 20 years after he died, any time I meet someone who knew him, the first thing they say is they vividly remember how great he treated his customers. So, obviously I had a great teacher.
Over the last 19 years – I’ve worked in many jobs that required customer service skills and they have definitely been challenging at times. Many times when I managed various businesses and with my own business – I’ve often wondered why no one had written an all inclusive handbook on HOW to give great customer service. Well, now it is available. I highly recommend this to anyone working in a position where they deal with the public and there is even a bonus chapter for managers and business owners – and these people definitely need to know how to give awesome customer service.
The title is Common Sense Customer Service – and honestly, from my perspective, these should all be common sense, but anyone who has been to the store lately knows that great customer service does NOT seem to be common sense. I think this content should be mandatory reading for anyone entering the work force.
These are some of the valuable topics in this book – Attitude and Personality, Telephone Basics, Communicating with Customers, Dealing with Different Types of Customers (awesome section and you will run into each of these types of customers), Under promise and Over Deliver, Know Your Limits, Deal with Stress, Good Note Keeping and much more.
The short wrap up – if you work with the public in your job you NEED to read this book. I think people who have never worked with the public should read it to get a perspective on the people they mistreat when they shop – but that’s just my thoughts…
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This book is a cute idea and educational for children. I even learned a couple of new terms. One of the things I loved is that there was even a girl included – and sports are definitely for boys and girls. One small concern is that some of the words in the description may be unfamiliar to young children. But as an author I understand the challenge of finding appropriate rhyming words. These words do create an opportunity for parents and care givers to teach children new words about baseball and other terms as well.
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I really like Megyn Kelly and one afternoon, she interviewed her husband – the author of Ghosts of Manhattan. I’ve read a number of books and articles about the events that brought down the financial system, so when I heard that is an integral part of Ghosts of Manhattan, I decided I had to read it. The book was very different from what I initially expected, but it was an interesting look inside the financial system in Manhattan.
Nick Farmer is our guide into the life of bond traders and the world they work in. We get an up close and personal look at the excesses in the industry – money, play, women, sex, drugs and alcohol. Its interesting that we see newbies just coming into “the life” and we see men who have been there for over a decade – and how the different people react to the life they have chosen. Frat boys run amok is a fairly accurate description and we see that ability really isn’t a prerequisite when these people were hired – having the connections to get an interview is the big issue. If you went to the right school and have a friend in the industry, they can get you in the door to be considered for a job.
We also see how Nick’s unhappiness and the lifestyle that goes with his work – affects his marriage. We also see how various marriages and relationships are impacted by the business they are in.
So – will Nick and his wife make it? Do they want to make it?
Will the hard living take its toll on the people around Nick? Will a couple of them pay the ultimate price for his excesses?
How will be attractive journalist figure into Nick’s professional and personal life?
What about the risk assessment report?
And there is an underlying element of the book that shows us how parts of the financial crisis began and grew to an unprecedented size and scope.
Ghosts of Manhattan is a very interesting look behind the scenes at the industry and the financial crisis that is spawned. It will be interesting to see Douglas Brunt’s next book.
About Douglas Brunt
Until 2011, Douglas Brunt was CEO of Authentium, Inc., an Internet security company. He now writes full time and is currently working on his second novel. A Philadelphia native, he lives in New York with his wife Megyn Kelly and their two children.
Ghosts of Manhattan – Book Description
Ghosts of Manhattan is a wryly comic, first-person fiction debut offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul. It’s 2005. Nick Farmer is a thirty-five-year old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven-figures each year. The novelty of a work-related night life centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage and on him. When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications of where Bear’s high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he’s spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a hot financial journalist who seems to be more interested in him than in the percolating financial Armageddon and the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for Nick’s personal and professional implosion. By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan takes readers into the rarefied world of a winning but flawed character as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness.
The Fear & Anxiety Solution – A Breakthrough Process for Healing and Empowerment with Your Subconscious Mind by Friedmann Schaub, MD PhD
Fear and anxiety are on the rise – any time you watch the news or check the local newspaper, you are likely to find information that makes you worried about your future and the future of your children. People can let fear and anxiety take over their lives and it can be have a negative impact on your life in a wide variety of ways.
However, there are ways to maintain and deal with the fear and anxiety that we all face in our lives. Even when we feel our concerns are worse than others – there are steps that can be taken to find the root cause of the fear and anxiety. Once the root cause is found, there are ways to work through these issues and to limit the impact fear and anxiety have on your life.
Dr Feidemann Schaub has developed a program that helps you find the root problems and shows you for to deal with these causes of fear and anxiety. Many people take various medications to ease their fears and anxiety – however that is a temporary fix. On the other hand, Dr Schaub’s program works in a way that will help you find the problems and FIX them – not just mask them temporarily.
The Fear and Anxiety Solution is based on his program and walks you through the steps to find your solution to fear and anxiety. He says that “the person who starts the book is not the same person who will finish the book”. That’s a powerful statement and if you read the book and apply the various steps as he outlines them – you can and will notice a difference in YOUR life.
This is the table of contents for The Fear and Anxiety Solution to give you an idea of some of the topics that are covered.
Part I – Awareness
- Chapter 1 – An Overview of Fear and Anxiety
- Chapter 2 – The Principles of Change
- Chapter 3 – Facts and Fiction about Fear and Anxiety
Part II – Flexibility
- Chapter 4 – The Subconscious Mind and the Root Causes of Anxiety
Part III – Choice
- Chapter 5 – How to Find Out What You Want and How to Get It
- Chapter 6 – Look Who’s Talking! Addressing Negative Self-Talk and Mind-Racing
- Chapter 7 – To Wholeness and Beyond: Resolving Inner Conflicts
- Chapter 8 – Time to Let Go: How to Release Emotional Baggage from the Subconscious Mind
Part IV – Readjustment
- Chapter 9 – Core Alignment
- Chapter 10 – Breaking Through to Self-Empowerment
- Chapter 11 – Keep Moving Forward: How to Stay Empowered and in Balance
Share my On Air with Nikki Leigh interviews with Dr Schaub
Fear, Anxiety and Your Relationships – 30 minute interview
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