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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825305993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825305993
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Live a Life You Love inspires and motivates us to discover the healthy and happy life we all long for. Easy to read and filled with practical steps. A must read!"
- Eva Selhub, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Author of The Love Response

Live a Life You Love will help you to reclaim your life on all levels...body, mind, and soul. I love this book!
--Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., Author of "Feel the Fear...And Do It Anyway"

"Warm, inviting and personal, Live a Life You Love will inspire you to succeed and gives you the tools to get you to where you want to be."
--Kenford Nedd, M.D., President, International Stress Control Center, Author "Power Over Stress"

About the Author

Dr.Susan Biali is an internationally recognized medical doctor, wellness expert, life coach, and flamenco dancer. She has performed for and taught celebrities, and today speaks and dances across North America. Dr. Biali blogs for PsychologyToday.com and appears regularly in media such as Self, Fitness, Redbook, Cosmopolitan and the Chicago Tribune.

More About the Author

Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. is an internationally recognized medical doctor, wellness expert, speaker, coach and flamenco dancer. In her quest to free herself from depression and poor health, Dr. Biali chose not to adhere to societal normals and logical career paths. Today, she fuses her passion for dance with her voice to inspire and educate others, teaching others to see health and life in a new way.

Dr. Biali holds a Doctorate of Medicine and a Bachelor's of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia. She has received countless academic and personal awards, most recently the Woman of Worth Award in Health & Wellness. She blogs for PsychologyToday.com and has appeared in numerous media outlets, including Fox News, Self, Fitness, MSNBC, MSN, and The Chicago Tribune.

Though she had her own flamenco and salsa dance company in Los Cabos, Mexico for the last 3 years, Dr. Biali still practices general medicine. She has performed for and taught celebrities, and today speaks and dances across North America. She is currently based in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and salsa dance partner, Armando, and their dog Faro, a rescue from the Los Cabos Humane Society.

Customer Reviews

This book is straightforward, relatable, fun to read, engaging, practical, inspiring and above all - helpful!
Jenny Blake
In Live a Life You Love, Biali shares the keys to finding personal fulfillment even if it leads to an unconventional path.
LegalBeagle
Dr. Susan Biali's way of writing makes you feel like you are just sitting somewhere and she's talking with you personally.
Pam

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Suko on May 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Live a Life You Love is a very personal book by Dr. Susan Biali. In it she talks about how she changed her own life. While working as a doctor, she liked helping people, but felt harried and oddly dissatisfied. Surprising those who knew her, she decided to leave the medical profession and pursue her passion to become a writer--and a flamenco dancer!

In the book she encourages us to think about changing our lives as well. She asks us if we are truly happy in our jobs, in our relationships, with our lives. She talks about the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. In a clear and simple way, she outlines seven steps to follow in sections titled:

* Allow Yourself to be You
* Learn to Love Yourself
* Honor Your Body
* Rescue and Revitalize Your Relationships
* Get a Life!
* Make Room for the Divine
* Make "Someday" Today

The author presents many ideas in this book, in an easy-to-read format. Even if you're not contemplating changing careers or making other major changes, Live a Life You Love has valuable ideas for making smaller but important changes. I found it interesting and inspiring.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Blake on February 26, 2010
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Susan's book has lifted me up after a physically and emotionally exhausting week. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. It felt like Susan was sitting right next to me, reminding me of all the things that truly matter in life. In every area that I've been neglecting or having a hard time with, she was right there with helpful stories and gentle reminders about how to turn things around.

This book is straightforward, relatable, fun to read, engaging, practical, inspiring and above all - helpful!

From the last chapter: "Under all the stress, fear, failures, and wrong choices you might have made in your life, you know who you really are, and how you're meant to live. I hope I've successfully reminded you of how totally original you are, how worthy of love you are, how brilliant and wonderful your body is, and what you you need to thrive."

Susan achieves her mission with flying colors in this book. She is vulnerable, relatable and wise, and I recommend it highly to anyone looking to re-connect with what is most important in life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SB on August 2, 2010
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Along with a meaningful message and interesting stories, this book is easy to read and a breath of fresh air. It is engaging and flows well so you look forward to picking it up each time. I would recommend it to to others (and have done so).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Ricardez on July 22, 2013
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Sometimes you read self help books that are more like cookie cutter recipes, but I found this book inspirational and not really like a step by step plan. Her personal stories are fun to read and some times hard to believe, but helps you understand why it is a good idea to follow your personal desires and dreams.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By LegalBeagle on May 9, 2010
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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Some personal journeys are too incredible to be anything, but non-fiction. Susan Biali, M.D.'s story is one of those too fantastic to believe if it wasn't true genre. Halfway through an Emergency Medicine residency, with $100,000 in medical school loans, and suicidal, Dr. Biali had an epiphany: to quit the residency and take up dancing (dancing was her dream career as a child). Along the way, the Canadian born author moved to Mexico, performed the flamenco on stage before Sean Penn, married a fellow dancer, became a published writer and a noted speech-maker. Needless to say this took a lot of courage! As Biali confesses, "All I had was a little bit of talent, a lot of passion, a big dream and piles of faith."

In Live a Life You Love, Biali shares the keys to finding personal fulfillment even if it leads to an unconventional path. Much of the information -- finding your passion; self-love; healing yourself; trusting in a higher power -- is not new (at least not to any reader well versed in the self help genre). That is not to say that this information is not well-packaged because it is. The writing is both entertaining and informative.

Still what is new and what drew me into Live a Life You Love is the author's highly inspirational tale! I really admired the choices Biali made. And this admiration gave her writing more credence than many tomes preaching motivation with cliches that provide little inspiration.

Live a Life You Love is worth reading for Biali's personal story alone!

Publisher: Beaufort Books (March 1, 2010), 208 pages.
Advance Review Copy Provided Courtesy of the Publisher.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. R. Garcia on October 28, 2013
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Dr. Biali has shared heartwarming personal accounts and her wealth of knowledge. A must read for anyone who has procrastinated to find the very best in their life. Thank you for inspiring me towards a more enriched and balanced life-spiritually, relationally, and physically. God Bless you, Dr. Biali.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ilona Vanderwoude on April 24, 2010
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Dr. Susan Biali's book is my latest favorite book that I'm recommending to everyone who'll listen.

It's relevant to the work I do, but it also resonates at a very personal level as Susan gives her advice based on her own experience. Every chapter has her personal stories woven into them, which makes you feel you really get to know her. And it's entertaining! Not only that, it makes you feel that if she can do what she did, you can too!

There's also something about the 7 steps she mentions. Some are quite basic or common points, but it's what she does with it. Her take on it is different. It's quite something for Susan's words to have such an impact on me as I'm an avid reader of a wide variety of books on these topics and most books are written from a much more distant perspective.

I second the previous person's comment that it's hard to put the book down.

Oh, and then there is her personal life story, which is truly amazing and so inspirational.

All around a big time winner! (Both Susan and her book)
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