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Live a Life You Love: 7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You Paperback – March 1, 2010
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- 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"
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I never got bored reading this book. It is definitely inspiring and I know I'll read it again! Worth it! Love my purchase! Thanks Susan Biali.Published 1 month ago by Gisel
Love this book. Was the inspiration I needed! Life gets so busy and you get to a point that you are just going through the motions. Thanks to this book I am changing that!Published 3 months ago by traci craven
Well writing, enjoyable. Maybe I've been reading a lot about the same subject that I think there are betters ,but very helpful as well.Published 8 months ago by marce
ARRIVED PERFECTLY AND TIMELY. however, not exactly stimulating nor anything new. anyone could have written this. could have been 1/4 this length.Published 15 months ago by David Bissonette
I am not done with this book yet, but I am so very impressed with it! Great read!!!!Published 16 months ago by Lisa L.