When Food Is Comfort
A Mindful Approach for Ending Emotional Eating

Current brain science shows that a lack of consistent emotional nurturance in infancy and childhood, when the brain is being formed, can result in difficulties with self-regulation, causing us to seek comfort and nurturance outside ourselves, often in substances, like food, and behaviors such as overeating. The good news is that our history is not our destiny and the brain can be rewired.

In When Food Is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain, and End Emotional Eating, author Julie M. Simon, explains that emotional overeaters can learn to self-nurture instead of turning to food for comfort, through the simple, easily mastered skills her book offers.

“Through practicing these skills you’ll learn to access an internal nurturing voice: a mature, wise, validating, affirming, unconditionally kind, loving, soothing, comforting, encouraging, protecting, hopeful, and helpful adult voice,” writes Simon. “This is the part of you that can help you stay with and process your unpleasant feeling states, reframe self-defeating thoughts, remind you of your strengths and resources, and help you meet your needs.

Part 1 of When Food Is Comfort discusses how we develop self-regulation, or the ability to manage emotions, moods, thoughts, impulses, and behaviors. In Part 2, Simon presents seven skills that make up what she calls inner nurturing, along with information, tools, and special tips that readers can use to practice self-connection and self-nurturance. She helps readers learn to relate to themselves and others in ways that create and support brain connections that facilitate learning and growth. In Part 3, Simon offers strategies for attracting nurturing others into their lives, as well as four habits to cultivate in order to better nurture others.

“Building new skills takes practice and patience. You will not master them overnight. Allow yourself the time you need to proceed through the three parts of this book,” writes Simon. “Learning to turn inward and use a kind, supportive inner voice may feel awkward. But as you build the integrative circuits of your brain, it will get easier, and you’ll feel better equipped than ever to address your needs and set limits on unwanted behaviors. That’s the power of inner nurturing.”

About the Author: Julie M. Simon, MA, MBA, LMFT, is the author of When Food Is Comfort and The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual. She founded the popular Los Angeles-based and online Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program and offers workshops at venues like Whole Foods and UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles and you can visit her online at http://www.OvereatingRecovery.com.

When Food Is Comfort by Julie M. Simon
• 344 pages • $16.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-550-9
Book Release from New World Library
Money, Manifestation & Miracles
Empowers Women to Transform their Relationship with Money
     
What if you had the courage to extend your limits and create the life of your dreams, one that is rich and fulfilling in every way - fmancially, spiritually, and emotionally?

When women are empowered with money, they become “difference makers.” They transform not only their own lives but also those of their children, their families, and their communities at large. Women are starting their own businesses more than ever before, but still, far fewer women than men earn six- or seven-figure incomes.

Money, Manifestation & Miracles arrives at the perfect time with an important message: “The more income you make the more social impact you can create in transforming lives and changing the world. “

The book offers a fresh approach to helping women own their power and worth by transforming their relationship with money - offering a step-by-step guide based on the following eight holistic principles of wealth creation:

           • Principle 1: Clarity Leads to Alignment
           • Principle 2: Your Mind-Set Matters
           • Principle 3: Heal Your Emotions about Money
           • Principle 4: Confidently Express Yourself
           • Principle 5: Create Your Lasting Impact
           • Principle 6: Improve Your Money Habits and Actions
           • Principle 7: Empower Your Growth
           • Principle 8: Focus on Achieving Results

“At a deep soul level this book is really about a rite of passage - an awakening for women to take action to reclaim their feminine connection to money as a source of empowerment, love, wealth, fulfillment, and success,” writes Meriflor. “The phrase feminine connection to money points to an understanding that there is a natural connection between women, generosity, and leveraging money to help others. And when women reclaim and embrace their feminine connection to money, the results can be remarkable.”

About the Author: Meriflor Toneatto is the author of Money, Manifestation & Miracles. As the CEO and founder of Power With Soul, she specializes in helping ambitious women entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders to reach financial prosperity and success while fulfilling their social promise in the world. Her work has been featured internationally in media outlets like Yahoo! Finance, Washington Post, International Business Times, Los Angeles Times, and more. Visit her online at http://www.meriflor.com.
          
Money, Manifestation & Miracles by Meriflor Toneatto
• 280 pages • $15.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-521-9
Book Release from New World Library

Redvelations

Sharing one’s truth with the world is rarely easy, especially when one’s truth contradicts history and a major world religion. But truth, much like love, can’t stay hidden forever.

In her provocative new memoir, REDVELATIONS: A Soul’s Journey to Becoming Human, Harvard-trained scholar Sera Beak bravely and vulnerably shares her unorthodox experience of remembering and reclaiming the forgotten daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene as the lost part of her own soul.

In breathtaking verse, the first half of the book tells the remarkable and heartbreaking story of Jesus and Mary Magdalene from the perspective of their daughter, Sarah, and reveals their revolutionary teachings on marriage, sexuality, spirituality, and True Love.

In the second half of the book, Sera uses psychological reflexivity and penetrating insight to explore and expand upon the themes of part one: love and loss, betrayal and forgiveness, suffering and healing, death and resurrection, and what it means to be truly human. Then Sera gives us a front row seat as she does the gritty, yet gratifying, soul work of retrieving and reclaiming Sarah and offers invaluable advice, warnings, and helpful suggestions for our own soul work. The result is a profoundly original example of the indomitable strength of the human soul and the unbeatable power of True Love.

REDVELATIONS is a clarion call for all of us to do whatever it takes to embody our soul and become fully human, not just for our own health and well-being, but for the well-being of this planet. Through Sera’s empowering and revelatory story, readers will be inspired to seek out their own soul, trust their unique journey, cherish the entire human experience, and dare to share their own truth with the world-no matter what others may think.

“What you’re about to read in this book will change everything.
Everything you’ve been told to be truth. It will change your life, your perspective,
the way you view your entire experience on earth ... because it’s time.” 

-Lisa Lister, author of Code Red and Love Your Lady Landscape

“Prepare to be astonished. This is world-healing wisdom disguised as a rollicking
good story, delivered with intelligence. lyricism. and irreverent reverence.”
-Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair
    

About the Author: Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions who spent years traveling the world studying spirituality with Sufi derv ishes, Tibetan monks, Croatian mystics. shamans, and more. She is the author of Red Hot and Holy and The Red Book. She lives in Houston,Texas. For more information, check out serabeak.com.

Redvelations by Sera Beak
• 280 pages • $24.95 • ISBN 978-1-62203-913-5
Book Release from Sounds True

May 2018 Book Reviews