I have read the "Who Moved My Cheese?" book so when I saw this book title, I was intrigued and decided to request for a review copy. Here goes my review for the "The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life " book:

Title:  The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life 
Authors: Judith Belmont, MS & Lora Shor, MSW

Publisher: Premier Publishing & Media; 1st edition (October 21, 2011)
ISBN-13/-10:  978-0982039892 / 0982039891
Paperback:  247 pages
Dimension:  8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches

Description from the product page:
"The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is a book about resiliency. Using Swiss Cheese as a metaphor for life itself, you will explore ways to get through the holes rather than get stuck in them. Swiss is not like any other cheese - and neither are you! This self-help health and wellness book is sure to delight and enlighten - with a thick-sliced sense of humor. While it is whimsical in style, it deals with many serious and universal topics that affect our everyday lives. We distill important concepts from many sources, slicing them up into easily digestible chunks of information.

After all, Swiss is not like any other cheese and neither are you like anyone else! This wellness book is about thriving in the face of life's adversities, overcoming challenges, developing stress resilience, and making effective and long lasting changes for a happier life. Important training concepts are easily related through a light-hearted holistic approach that will touch your mind, body and spirit. Our expertise as psychotherapists and wellness speakers has reached thousands of people throughout the country - and now we want to reach out to you! Couldn't everyone benefit from Swiss Cheese Life resiliency training to help them move through life's holes instead of getting stuck in them?

Take the Swiss Cheese Theory of Life Challenge!
-Are you trying to make changes in your life, yet you find yourself digging deeper into a hole?
-Do you know better but can t seem to get out from under your unhealthy patterns or habits?
-Do you often have why does this happen to me thinking?
-Are you looking for happiness in all the wrong places?
-Are you ready to make healthy changes in your life ... physically, emotionally, spiritually?

If you answered yes to any of these questions help is here!"

* I like the way the authors compares life using Swiss Cheese (kinda makes you think and goes 'Ohhhh... I see....' when you read each chapter).

* Each chapter in the book are interesting to read and I love the illustrations in the book as well.

* I love how the authors uses W.A.I.T to represent the points for What Am I Thinking in page 86.

* I also love page 132 on the statement of "Opportunity is NOWHERE" - it depends on how you look at things, whether "Opportunity is Nowhere" or "Opportunity is Now Here!". Awesome!

* I love the lesson taught on page 224 about the ability to forgive others.

In summary, it is a book that shows you how to get through the holes in your life and how to overcome the obstacles and turned out to be a better person.

Highly recommended, do get a copy of this book for yourself too!!

Or, since Christmas is approaching why not get a copy as a gift for your loved ones or friends to start off the New Year with new perspective in life? 

You can get this book from Amazon.

And yeay!!! I am so happy to hear Ms. Belmont has generously offered to sponsor 1 copy of her book SIGNED by herself to 1 lucky follower / visitor on my blog! Yeap, if you are the winner, you get to own a copy of her book, signed and she will mail it to you anywhere you are!

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a PDF copy of the book by the author in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

Being Inspired to Inspire...

~ Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 8:33 AM ~

Sorry but I'm not trying to make you say a tongue twister or anything. Just writing this post to remind myself in case I feel down or depressed in the future.

You see, I was chatting with my fellow SAHM friend (it's you Miki! :P) during our recent MSN chat and I told Miki that I was recently emailing a blog follower of mine (am not sure whether she wants to be known so I'm just gonna nicknamed her as 'E')

So anyway, E was asking me how I managed to get the contacts for the product reviews I do on my blog and one email lead to another and next thing I know, E was telling me that she got inspired after reading my blog and she was determined to fully breastfeed her 2nd child.

* Image credit: Google search

Oh my... never did I realised that I can be a source of inspiration to others!

Really?

Me?

Me?!

So anyway, I was telling Miki that in the midst of me suffering through my initial tandem nursing aversion, never would I thought that there are other people out there reading and following my blog and looking up to me and wanting to follow my footsteps.

So this post is to remind myself not to give up easily as there are others who are looking up to me.

* Image credit: Google search

To E, thank you for telling me that I've inspired you, I wish you all the best and pray that you will achieve your goals.

I feel so inspired (really!) and proud of myself (after the initial shock died down..) and I promise myself, I will soldier on and not give up easily should I fall back and feel down in the future. 

iPad App Review - Inspiration Perpetual Calendar

~ Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM ~

For those of you who followed my Facebook page, you will know that I am a big fan of inspirational quotes which I post everyday on the page. So when I saw this app from Oceanhouse Media and while browsing through their many selections of apps, I decided to try my luck in requesting it (it is an app for iPhone actually). I am so glad to be given the chance to review this app! Anyway, my review as below...

* Title: Inspiration Perpetual Calendar
* Price: $3.99
* Category: Reference
* Released: Jul 29, 2010
* Current Version: 1.06
* Size: 15.6 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Description from the product page:

"The Inspiration Perpetual Calendar by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, based on the New York Times Best-selling book, is now available for your iPhone or iPod Touch. This interactive calendar is filled with specifics for living an inspired life. From a very personal viewpoint, Wayne Dyer offers a blueprint through the world of spirit to inspiration – your ultimate calling.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has put together this perpetual calendar because he knows without any doubt that inspiration can be cultivated and be a driving force throughout life, rather than showing up every now and then and just as mysteriously disappearing, seeming independent of our desires. Inspiration is for everyone! It isn’t reserved for high-profile creative geniuses in the arts and sciences – it’s inherent in our Divine birthright.

As you read each of the entries in this calendar, you’ll find specific suggestions for living in-spirit. Start each day on a positive note. Send the inspirational message to a friend on their birthday. Enjoy! With the Inspirational Calendar app you can:
    * Experience 365 daily entries with inspirational messages and images
    * Browse through the entire calendar by swiping
    * Access any date with a few touches
    * Enlarge text for easier readability
    * E-mail Wayne’s inspirational messages to friends
    * Save a page to your Photo Library and make it your wallpaper
"

What's good?

* I am just mesmerised by the beautiful illustrations on each daily quotes!

* I love that I can browse the inspirational quotes, backwards or forward.

* I love that I can save the particular days that I want and even send it as an email out! This is how they look like:

What's not so good?

* There are some words that reminds me of those words I often heard when I joined yoga classes (for a month only) years ago such as 'in-Spirit', 'Source' and etc.

If you are a fan on inspirational quotes, then by all means, do try out this app!

You can purchase the "Inspiration Perpetual Calendar" app from the iTunes App Store.

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"