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Dr. Kathleen Hall

- About the Book

by Dr. Kathleen Hall
Published by Oak Haven
ISBN 0-9745427-2-5, 184 pages, softcover, $15.95
Available through this site or directly from the publisher:

Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed?

Themes like "I just don't have time" and "I'm exhausted" rule our lives today. We are overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed. Just getting done what must be done fills our days. The notion of finding a precious hour or two to learn how to create balance, reduce our stress and discover an intentional life to soothe our aching souls is simply out of the question.

Dr. Kathleen Hall's new book, Alter Your Life, provides an alternative to the struggle to "make time" for renewal. In the breakthrough book readers will:

    • Discover how to overcome obstacles preventing you from living the intentional life of your dreams

    • Practice easy stress reduction techniques that deliver immediate results

    • Maximize the simple moments in your life to be the most rewarding

  • Enrich the quality of your life by achieving work-life balance

We can discover how to live an intentional life in a manner that requires no doctrine, no memorization of a new vocabulary, no trekking off to distant holy lands. It does not require us to change our jobs, our lifestyle or transplant our personalities. It doesn't even require any additional time.

We can develop our own unique personal practices that can help us return "home" once we realize that we are out of balance. In time these practices will become an effortless and restorative part of living an intentional life of mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Alter Your Life offers tools to help you find your own unique choices that will bring greater balance to your demanding life. These simple, effective tools, based on age-old, time-honored medical, psychological and spiritual knowledge and wisdom, will soon become second nature and bring with them a greater sense of ease and fulfillment.


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Dr. Kathleen Hall

About the Book
Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness

by Dr. Kathleen Hall
Published by AMACOM
(ISBN 0-8144-7334-2, 256 pages, hardcover, $21.95)

Like many people, Kathleen Hall found that despite great success and material wealth, she had yet to identify purpose, meaning, and balance in her work and her life. She left her Wall Street firm and devoted herself to understanding the relationships between mind, body, and spirit, and between professional and personal fulfillment. Since then, she has studied with great spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the exiled Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. She has also learned from medical experts like Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Dr. Herbert Benson at the Harvard Mind-Body Institute.

Inspired by those diverse influences, Dr. Hall has written A LIFE IN BALANCE, a guided journey to joy, peace, and an intentional life grounded in the four roots of the S.E.L.F.:

    • Serenity. Find what brings us peace, and channel it into everything we do

    • Exercise. Align the body with energy and health through walking, yoga, martial arts, and more

    • Love. Build community and relationships that heal others as well as ourselves

  • Food. Pay attention not just to what we eat, but to what we experience through all our senses

Our lives pull us in many different directions; to find happiness, we must first create balance. Filled with wit, wisdom, and compassion, A LIFE IN BALANCE will help any reader identify and stay true to his or her authentic self.

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George C. Halvorson

About the Book

HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW!: A Prescription for Change
by George C. Halvorson
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
(ISBN 0-7879-9752-8, 394 pages, hard cover, $27.95)

HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW! is written by one of the leading figures in health care today, and offers a simultaneously enthusiastic and rational way to solve this country's health care crisis. George Halvorson, who has led two of the most successful nonprofit health plans in the country (Health Partners in Minnesota and currently, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, headquartered in California), expounds on a model that solves the unsolvable -- by simplifying and streamlining our health care system in a way that works for patients, doctors, nurses, payers, and those who legislate health care policy.

Currently, 1% of people incur 35% of health care costs. Health care needs to focus on improving the care of those people in very logical and doable ways. Any effort to reform health care that does not understand the overwhelmingly powerful implication of that cost distribution reality is doomed to fail.

Halvorson's model outlines the ethical and logistical reasons for health care reform, and explains and defends a benefit package and funding services. And finally, he explains why quick action is essential and how using the right tools -- the focus on real costs and the use of real data and systems -- can make universal coverage affordable, efficient, and administrable.


"Halvorson's comprehensive approach, rooted in a practical understanding of the complexities of American healthcare...shows us how to stimulate high performance in the healthcare delivery system, and guides us on how to get all Americans covered."
-- Ian Morrison PhD, Healthcare Futurist and Author of Healthcare in the New Millenium: Vision, Values, and Leadership

"Halvorson convincingly argues that the U.S. finally has what it needs to make universal coverage a reality and lays out a plan to get us there. It should be required reading on Capitol Hill."
-- Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

"[Halvorson's] creative and original ideas for organizing 'infrastructure vendors' and financing universal health insurance in the U.S. are a must-read for anyone who is seriously interested in health system reform."
-- Alain Enthoven, Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management (Emeritus), Graduate School of Business at Stanford University

"Halvorson not only offers a comprehensive vision, with creative approaches to improved quality of care and covering the uninsured, he proposes a new model of purchasing that moves away from the current flawed system."
-- Helen Darling, President, National Business Group on Health

"This book is powerful and compelling.  It's just the right book for this time."
-- Jeffrey C. McGuiness, President, HR Policy Association

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Bill Hare

- About the Book

An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall of JCPenney

by Bill Hare
Published by AMACOM Books

Honor. Confidence. Service. Cooperation. Once upon a time, and for nearly a century, those were the watchwords of the J.C. Penney Company. Born in the Wild West as the "Golden Rule," the dry goods chain grew, evolved and prospered under the leadership of James Cash Penney and kindred rugged individuals committed to giving their customers great value, quality, and satisfaction.

The quintessential American company, JCPenney prospered throughout the 20th century, even during the Great Depression. After decades of expanding inventories and properties, the company rallied its executive ranks toward the goal of increasing revenues by "4 Billion or More in '94." Within five years, the retail giant's stock plummeted from $78 to $8 per share -- marking a rock bottom lower than the company's $13 closing on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929.

What happened to this once proud icon of the American Dream? CELEBRATION OF FOOLS: An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall of JCPenney reveals the answers within a compelling cautionary business tale. A corporate speechwriter who worked for JCPenney's two last CEOs of the 20th century, Bill Hare draws on his insider's knowledge and extensive research, including transcripts from Penney's oral history program and "interviews of all kinds," to shed fresh, arresting light on the forces and the players that drove the company up... and brought it crashing down.

Riveting and instructive, CELEBRATION OF FOOLS captures the price of arrogance versus the rewards of delivering value with a commitment to values.


"...an unvarnished look at the J.C. Penney Company, a truly American saga that parallels U.S. business history itself.... excellent."
-- Publishers Weekly


Copyright ©2004 by Bill Hare. All rights reserved. Reprinted here with permission of the publisher, Amacom Books, http://www.amacombooks.org. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file, as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact.

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David Hariton

- About the Book

How to Use Your Genetic Script
to Stay Thin Without Dieting

by David Hariton
Published by Cypress House

Is Being Thin for Life Worth Thirty Minutes a Day?

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have put on weight and are feeling unhappy about it? You've tried to take control, but you found that dieting simply doesn't keep the pounds off. You mean to exercise regularly, but it's so hard to stick with an exhausting program. David Hariton's diagnostic breakthrough will fuel your motivation as it shows you why depriving your body of food will never keep you thin -- and what will. You'll want to do the simple exercises in this book each morning, and you'll stay thin, look good, and feel great, while eating whatever you want.

This process works because it lets you take advantage of your genetic inheritance and makes your body "change its mind" about how thin to let you be. It's designed to get you thin and keep you thin, permanently, as no fad diet, extreme exercise routine, or expensive and ineffective pills ever can. Your future is worth the investment.

You can't stay thin in the long run by fighting your body by depriving it of food, or of fats, or of carbohydrates, or by trying to burn off the fat that it is trying so hard to store. It will only rebuild its fat stores as soon as it can, just as it rebuilds other lost body tissues. You've got to focus on the source of your problem: Why is your body trying to store more fat, and is there anything you can do to get it to "change its mind"?

"I honestly believe that if you read this book, you will be thin for the rest of your life, and you will be happier and healthier too," David Hariton reports, adding: "I realize there are more important things in life than staying thin. We're lucky to be living in a part of the world where everyone has enough to eat. But taking care of your body is a sensible thing to do, and I see no reason why you should waste your effort on approaches that don't make sense under any analysis.

"You've spent years rolling a rock up a hill only to watch it slide down again. Give me just an hour or two of your time, and I'm sure I can persuade you to change your approach."


"A most valuable contribution . . . I recommend it highly."
-- John E. Sarno, M.D.
author of Healing Back Pain

"It is refreshing...to read a reminder of the importance of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle."
-- Jason Kirkman, M.D.,
Medical Director of the Cardiopulmonary Department,
Mendocino Coast District Hospital

"David Hariton is certainly correct: America needs to stop dieting and get moving."
-- Ruth Carey, RD, LD
nutrition expert

Copyright ©2004 by David Hariton. All rights reserved. Reprinted here with permission. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file, as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact.

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