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Monday, September 29, 2008

The Idibidi Kids Bookclub

Introducing.... The Idibidi Kids Massage Bookclub!

Natalie's book reviews - this post will be ongoing. Subjects include baby and children's health, general health & wellbeing, philosophy, women's health, natural therapies, science and much more... enjoy!
Please feel free to provide any feedback/thoughts/books you can recommend yourself :)

New books from my collection I'm currently reading...
"Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents" by Vimala McClure (founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, I.A.I.M)

"The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact with Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier Development" by Sharon Heller, Ph.D

"Slow Journey South: Walking to Africa - a Year in Footsteps" by Paula Constant

A good read....

"The Oxytocin Factor - Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love, and Healing" Moberg,K.
The inside front cover reads: The Oxytocin Factor by Dr. Kerstin Uvnas Moberg is the first book to reveal the importance of the whole oxytocin system for a general audience.... new research findings include reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions and problems of childbirth... Oxytocin is the powerful hormone involved in bonding, sex and childbirth, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of adrenaline, the stress hormone.
Who is Kerstin Moberg? She is a M.D and Ph.D and recognised as a world authority on oxytocin. She is a Professor of Physiology and the author of over four hundred scientific papers and lectures in Europe and the U.S. Dr Uvnas Moberg is the mother of four children and lives in Sweden. Her work includes the fields of obstetrics, psychology, physical therapy, pediatrics and child development.

"Leanne Preston and the Wild Child Story" Preston, L. 2007, Random House Australia.
I was truly touched and inspired by Leanne's story, having been a single mother myself and raising two children, I can definitely related to alot of what Leanne Preston was saying. I would describe this book as heartfelt, honest, inspiring, spiritual and educational.
Part of the back cover reads: After leaving school early, marrying young and settling down to raise a family, Leanne Preston thought she had everything in life she wanted. But when her marriage broke down, she suddenly found herself jobless, isolated and confronting the daunting task of raising three young children on a single-mother's pension.... Today, Leanne runs one of Australia's most successful natural-health companies... The extraordinary story of how she got to this point -battling personal crises and supposed business experts to create an enormously successful global business - is nothing les than inspirational. Leanne Preston and the Wild Child Story is both a vivid account of one innovative woman's battles in the business world and a personal testament to the power of self-belief.

"Skin Deep", Farrow, K. 2002, Victoria, Australia, Lothian Books
- Do you know exactly what you are putting on your skin? This book is your cosmetic code breaker! This book includes: A detailed list of common chemical ingredients -their source, use and effects on your body, a list of recommended non-toxic products, and a selection of recipes for homemade chemical free products. Skin Deep is essential reading for all discerning consumers who care about their health and the health of their families.

"Tender Touch", Staerker, Dr P. 1999, Singapore, Media Masters Pte Ltd
This is a hands-on book to baby massage, exploring age-old therapies for bonding and parenthood. Dr Paul Staerker's book, Tender Touch, explains: The sustaining gift of touch that determines your baby's future, the effects of touch on a child's emotional development, the nervous system and touch connection, how to calm a screaming baby, use of acupressure, and using massage to enhance your baby's general health and well-being. Dr Paul Staerker is a qualified chiropractor who now resides in Perth, Western Australia.

"The Art of Being Kind", Einhorn, S. 2006, Great Britain, Sphere
Being Kind in a genuine and positive way truly is an art; andit is an art that can be learned. Stefan Einhorn beieves it is the single most important factor in achieving success and satisfaction in life - being a good person can make you happier, richer, more successful and fulfilled. Offering immediate practical solutions, The Art of Being Kind holds a poweful key to the rewards of being kind. This book has in it lovely quotes, one in particular I like is on the back cover... it reads:
"We have everything to gain by being good to those around us. A person who is kind is on the path to success".

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At October 17, 2008 10:36 PM , Blogger Finisterre said...

You've inspired me to do something similar - thank you!


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