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November 16, 2009 By: larramiefg Category: Health

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It’s time to welcome back Lisa Davis — founder, director, host, etc. — of It’s Your Health, the radio program “dedicated to providing strategies for healthier living.” In this post Lisa focuses our attention on two very different, yet two very personal health-related matters that require making physical and emotional commitments. Please also note that both programs will air LIVE tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17th, beginning at 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. followed immediately by the second show at 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Interestingly enough the authors of these two books are known for their television “fame” as well, as Lisa explains:

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AliVincentBelieve It! Be It! by Ali Vincent.

Are you a fan of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser?” I confess to be and was thrilled to discover that Ali Vincent — the first woman to win the title — had written a book. Believe It, Be It chronicles Ali’s life starting with her rocky childhood, her rebellious teenage years, and on into her thirties where she admits that she was “just kind of letting life happen to me — I didn’t feel worthy of wanting anything more for myself.”

Ali credits her mother for convincing her to try out for the show and how that one decision completely changed her life. It’s true that Ali’s writing is primarily about about life on and off the weight loss ranch, including how she has managed to keep the weight off and find joy in her life. The book is also full of helpful information, including recipes, for readers looking to lose weight. Yet it’s Ali’s change of thinking, her motivation and determination to solve her problem that might be applied to any other situation.

Recommendation: If you need to be inspired, read Believe It, Be It!

This author will be interviewed Tuesday, November 17th at 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on It’s Your Health radio.

Michael TuckerFamily Meals: Coming Together to Care for an Aging Parent by Michael Tucker

Likely best known for his role from the 80’s series “L.A. Law”, Michael Tucker — married to fellow cast mate, Jill Eikenberry, — hadbeen enjoying the early years of retirement in a beautiful 350-year-old stone farmhouse in the central Italian province of Umbria. As we all know too well, life is what happens while we are making other plans and there were other plans for Michael and Jill. When Jill’s mother’s second husband passed away and she was at a loss to cope, the couple decided to leave their dream home to help Jill’s mother cope and go on…but not alone.

From that decision comes a beautiful, heartfelt story of a family coming together to help an elderly parent. Not only are Jill and Michael helping Lora, but so are their children, Alison and Max. Family Meals is a heartwarming and engaging memoir that explores the meaning of family. The serious issues that come along with caring for an aging parent are written about with warmth and sensitivity. It’s uplifting to see the love that blooms in times that are challenging. It’s a wonderful book.

My advice: Almost everyone could benefit by reading this book.

This author will be interviewed Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on It’s Your Health radio.

However remember that all programs are archived and available for listening at your convenience.