The Age of Anxiety

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The book, The Age of Anxiety, is a collection of stories from people that deal with anxiety disorders and panic attacks.

They do a wonderful job explaining the symptoms in a relatable way and talk about coping mechanisms that work for them.

If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety or panic attacks, this book would be a beneficial read.

 

Andrew Jackson

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This biography of Andrew Jackson is well written and fun to read.  The following quotes sum up what the book had to say about Andrew Jackson.

  • Jackson believed in the common man, not the elite.  His presidency supported democracy as he believed it was meant to be practiced, not as the province of the rich and powerful, but as the birthright of ordinary people.
  • He used his veto power without qualm, vetoing more bills than had all the previous presidents combined.  He opposed legislation which threatened slavery, supported the availability of cheap public lands, and refused to recognize the judgement of the Supreme Court regarding the rights of Native American tribes.

Alien Conspiracy Theory

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William J. Ryan’s book was an interesting read.  He is definitely a conspiracy theorist with a few strange ideas.

  1.  The deceivers (government and world leaders) are hiding the existence of aliens and how those aliens are experimenting on humans, because the deceivers want power and money.
  2. Hitler used alien technology during WWII.  If America hadn’t been able to get German scientist to share that technology, Hitler would have won the war.
  3. Some people are born with additional fingers/toes, which are proportioned and functional.  This is evidence of alien DNA being mixed with human DNA.
  4. Crop circles are used by aliens to communicate with humans, since we are not capable of telepathic communication.  The author even uses his own method to interpret these crop circles.  However, he doesn’t share how he developed this interpretation method.

Bariatric Mindset Success

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Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery.  She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.

She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery.  In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.

My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”