The Divining Wand

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For Your Health and Well-Being

November 02, 2009 By: larramiefg Category: Health

Since the importance of your health and well-being has never been as important as it is today, this Fairy Godmother is pleased to announce an affiliation with Lisa Davis — founder, director, host, etc. — of It’s Your Health, a radio program “dedicated to providing strategies for healthier living.” By reading the host profile you’ll learn of Lisa’s impressive and extensive background as well as her genuine caring to inform the general public about all types of health-related topics.

Yet what will Lisa Davis offer in her guest blogger appearances — of at least once a month — on The Divining Wand? Simply put, a sneak peek review of several books scheduled for her upcoming shows. You’ll be able to read about them, note their LIVE airdates and hopefully “tune in” to It’s Your Health radio. However all programs are archived and available for listening at your convenience.

Now, without further ado, here are Lisa’s first two book choices:


Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredients to a Fulfilling Life by Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.

What leads to true happiness in life? Many may answer that it depends on the individual yet, according to Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., the answer is curiosity. In his book, Curious?, he presents the message that in order to live a meaningful life — filled with opportunities for personal happiness — being curious is essential.

In fact the author believes that it’s possible to develop a sense of curiosity about anything and everything, including the most mundane. Making his case through story, science and practical exercises, Dr. Kashdan teaches the reader to become “a curious explorer” who is comfortable with taking risks and facing challenges. Rather than fear the discomfort of the unknown, being curious enables individuals to handle the unpredictable with confidence and the happiness of being successful.

My advice: Pick up Dr. Todd Kashdan’s insightful book. After all you must be curious.

This author will be interviewed Thursday, November, 5th at 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. It’s Your Health.

PatientstoryEvery Patient Tells A Story by Jill Sanders, M.D.

As a major fan of the television show “House,” I was more than curious to read Jill Sanders, the technical advisor to the program filled with a weekly medical mystery. Forgive my naivete but for some reason it seemed as though there had to be fiction mixed in with every dire health crisis that House and his team solve. Instead this eye-opening book reveals the doctors who go to great lengths to discover the medical problem and offer a cure for the patient.

Although occasionally frightening to realize the odd array of things that can go wrong with the human body, Dr. Sanders provides mix of medical mystery stories along with the inner workings of a physician’s mind. Yes it’s cool and so is the science of the diagnoses. The reality of the stories in the book, however, are not from a Hollywood set and deal with both triumph and tragedy.

My recommendation: If you like “House,” you’ll be fascinated by Every Patient Tells A Story by Jill Sanders, .D.

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


Note: Offering a variety of non-fiction books to visitors — on an occasional basis — has been The Divining Wand’s goal, please comment on how you feel about this. Thank you.