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The Very Best of Arkansas — Sorting Life’s Issues with Jess

Touring Arkansas – the Natural State I would like to take you on a tour of our great state of Arkansas. We will be traveling by car. because one of the greatest aspects of our state is that each place we visit, can be a day trip. First we would start in my hometown, Vilonia. […]

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Book Recommendation: What to Expect series — Mommy Needs Stuff

The What to Expect series goes from pregnancy through the second year. They also have a website full of resources. I have the full collection and used it as my Bible while I was pregnant. It comforted me when I felt like I was dealing with weird symptoms and helped me with what I needed […]

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The Very Best of Arizona — Sorting Life’s Issues with Jess

The Best Of Arizona by Melissa Temple http://www.disableddisney.com When you are out exploring the country don’t forget to explore Arizona! Arizona has many beautiful and unique experiences to offer. We have a thriving metropolitan area in Downtown Phoenix with art, dinning and museums and there are many activities in Southern Arizona to explore and have […]

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The Very Best of New Jersey — Sorting Life’s Issues with Jess

The Very Best of New Jersey Yes, you read that title correct. This post is all about the very best of New Jersey. I know many of you will scoff at that. New Jersey has long been the butt of jokes in this country. Those yahoos on “Jersey Shore” didn’t help matters. I’m here […]

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I’ve been experimenting with a few niche websites

I’m starting another four in areas of interest right now.

I did a “best of WV” travel post for another site and doing the research got me interested in doing a kind of travel site for West Virginia. There are so many places here in WV that are great places to tour and visit, lots of great locally owned businesses and small, local artists/artisans and authors and I want to shine the light on those places and people.

After working on the book review/spotlight for Booklure Promotions, I decided to start up a Fantasy site. This one will have exercpts from a few fantasy books/stories I’m working on as well as reviews of fantasy books, movies and series I have really liked.

I also started a site as a resource for both new and seasoned parents- different products, books and other things that I (and others) have found useful as well as tips, research and studies I find that have to do with parenting (none of the celebrity gossip crap unless a celebrity parent comes out with a baby product or baby clothing line)

 

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The Very Best of Massachusetts — Sorting Life’s Issues with Jess

A Vacation In Massachusetts Having lived in MA my entire life, I know a few places that you should see if you ever make the trip out here. Depending on what you like, we have something for everyone! We have all four seasons, although it feels as though we just have a short summer and […]

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The Very Best of Florida — Sorting Life’s Issues with Jess

Why I Became an Instant Floridian (after relocating from the Midwest) Oooo, another exciting assignment from Jessica. This time, I get to share about the state I currently reside in- Florida. I’m not from here. I grew up in the New England state of Connecticut. And then, after college, I lived in the Midwestern […]

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Book Review: Prescriptions from Dr Love

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Title: “Prescriptions From Dr. Love”
Written by: Dr. Suzy Al Mushca
Genre: Self Help

She asked me to think about why conventional medicine alone hadn’t found the answers to what truly plagued me and why the bags full of medicine hadn’t improved the condition in which my body was in. She smiled her knowing smile, eyebrows raised, the gentle but straightforward questions hanging in the balance as she waited for my response.”Ridden with medical complications that plagued her for almost all her life, Dr. Suzan Al Mushcab finally lay at death door, when what was supposed to be simple surgical procedure went horribly wrong. Though this is not a book about that event in her life, it is the backdrop to a miraculous recovery in health, mind and spirit for a doctor, by a doctor. The miracle wasn’t in conventional medicine, nor was it in alternative medicine completely. It was in conversations that Suzan had with her alter ego, Dr. Love.

Prescriptions from Dr. Love: 10 ways to transform Dis-ease to Ease takes us through the powerful conversations that Dr. Mushcab had with herself.

Using tools that she learned in both medicine, alternative therapies and self development, Dr. Love took herself from death door to a fulfilling, happy and healthy lifestyle in which she is now thriving. In Prescriptions from Dr.Love: 10 ways to transform dis-ease to ease, readers can learn

•Why their minds are powerful tool for healing themselves
•Why food is medicinal and not just nourishment
•Why conversations with yourself are important for leading yourself
•How to implement different strategies for self healing
•How to find the source of problems in your body and then work at healing from the inside out

Review

Dr. Suzy Al Mushcab’s book, “Prescriptions From Dr Love,” offers a lot of helpful advice about using the power of your mind and thoughts to control the physical symptoms caused by guilt, anxiety and other negative emotions.

Al Mushcab details her “visits” dealing with a series of medical complaints she had for years and how, through changing the way she thought and felt about herself, she was able to solve the problems after traditional medicine failed to fix them. Her anxiety, fears and hidden insecurities caused migraines, constipation as well as other symptoms and one by one, the prescriptions given to her helped heal her mind and body.

She also goes in to how her on the go diet wasn’t as good as it could have been and how stressful her life was, but the main points in her book are about learning to love herself as well as raising her self esteem and learning to take care of herself.

She has a list of each of the “prescriptions” given to her by her alter-ego, “Dr. Love” with the process she put herself through to get those steps.

If you are plagued with digestive symptoms, headaches and other irritants (or even if they are disabling) and conventional medication isn’t helping, this book is worth reading. She goes into details as well as writes out the internal conflict as though she was actually speaking with someone else. It’s to the point and written easily enough for anyone to understand and the prescriptions give easy to follow advice.

 

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Author Spotlight: Dr Suzy Al Mushcab

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Title: “Prescriptions From Dr. Love”
Written by: Dr. Suzy Al Mushca
Genre: Self Help

 

She asked me to think about why conventional medicine alone hadn’t found the answers to what truly plagued me and why the bags full of medicine hadn’t improved the condition in which my body was in. She smiled her knowing smile, eyebrows raised, the gentle but straightforward questions hanging in the balance as she waited for my response.”Ridden with medical complications that plagued her for almost all her life, Dr. Suzan Al Mushcab finally lay at death door, when what was supposed to be simple surgical procedure went horribly wrong. Though this is not a book about that event in her life, it is the backdrop to a miraculous recovery in health, mind and spirit for a doctor, by a doctor. The miracle wasn’t in conventional medicine, nor was it in alternative medicine completely. It was in conversations that Suzan had with her alter ego, Dr. Love.

Prescriptions from Dr. Love: 10 ways to transform Dis-ease to Ease takes us through the powerful conversations that Dr. Mushcab had with herself.

Using tools that she learned in both medicine, alternative therapies and self development, Dr. Love took herself from death door to a fulfilling, happy and healthy lifestyle in which she is now thriving. In Prescriptions from Dr.Love: 10 ways to transform dis-ease to ease, readers can learn

•Why their minds are powerful tool for healing themselves
•Why food is medicinal and not just nourishment
•Why conversations with yourself are important for leading yourself
•How to implement different strategies for self healing
•How to find the source of problems in your body and then work at healing from the inside out

 

About the Author

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Dr. Suzan Almushcab, MD is from Saudi Arabia and currently lives in Calgary, Canada. She is a graduate of the King Faisal University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the children’s hospital in Calgary and then pursued a second specialty at McGill University to become a Pediatric Endocrinologist.

She then continued her work with children at JAHA Center, formally known as Dhahran Health Center. She has cared for children with Diabetes and those with endocrine disorders as well. She established multiple guidelines specifically for outpatient on call care and for inpatient care of type 1 DM. She also established the initiation of insulin pump therapy in Dhahran Health Center.

She has received multiple awards for multiple campaigns including obesity and diabetes. She published an article about hypocalcemic seizures in infants due to vitamin D deficiency and was an expert member for the review of growth hormone therapy and treatment in children. Suzan’s biggest motivation and aspiration were her two children with Type 1 DM that she cared for through out the learning process and into their teenage lives.

She has retired from her medical career and has indulgently set out to acquire knowledge for holistic wellness. She has now become an Ayurvedic life style instructor & a Neuro Linguistic Program practitioner. Using her background experience of western medicine combined with the East Indian healing system, Ayurveda & NLP, she has been able to free her self from dis – Ease as well.

With new experiences behind her, she has attended many workshops that have contributed to her transformation. Her mission is to help women who want to reclaim their lives, to glow & flow and regain their health, joy and happiness from within. She believes that supporting women’s health and happiness is at the core of health and happiness for children, because it provides an opportunity for a brighter future for the next generation and society at large.

 

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I’m tired of stuff

I have five hobbies I can think of off the top of my head.

I sew, do crafts with my kids, make candles, read, write and garden.(candles and crafts are pretty much one in the same)

I have a few things I’d love to pick up- kayaking and working out.

I belong to several decluttering groups on Facebook and use those groups for guidance as well as inspiration.

I watched Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix and grabbed her book on audible and listened to it. Before watching or reading (well, listening) I started to try to tackle my home.

Over the course of the years since I grew up, I have ended up with such a cluttered mess of a house. We have been pre-approved for a home loan so we just have to find the house and when we move, I do not want to take the clutter from one house to another.

Some of the clutter belongs to my kids (my husband just has tools he needs and a closet with stuff like fishing poles, camping supplies and hunting stuff- he’s not bad at all- I have a whole room that I can barely breathe in). Most of the clutter is mine.

For the past several years, the minimalist approach has really appealed but how can I part with my useless stuff that I don’t use? I’m working on getting rid of all the clothes I don’t wear, what sits in my drawers and is never picked. The uncomfortable pajamas (I have very specific types of fabric I am able to wear, anything else will make me lie awake for hours agitated until I change)

I already have pared down pretty much everything in my kitchen and clothing but when I look around my house, all six rooms and both walk in closets (storage closets that are the size of small rooms) are stuffed. I’m currently playing the game of “do I want to load you in a box and move you to another home?” game with all my stuff but it still feels like there is so much left.

 

Last night I finally tossed my favorite pair of jeans (holes that couldn’t be patched worn from me wearing them so much) and a favorite pair of pajama bottoms for a similar reason.

I also got most of my main clothing down to what will fit in one large tote. We threw away a storage container that was damaged and some other damaged items from the bathroom, so now I’m trying to pare down bathroom items because we don’t have enough space.

I’m constantly working to try to get as clutter free as I can, I’m also working on trying to use less plastic. I have to drink bottled water- I can’t stomach any water that was out of the tap- including filtered, I just can’t take the chemical after taste. Once I use up the very last bag of disposable razors I bought, I’m going to stop buying disposable and I’m looking around at either making or buying produce bags. I use shopping bags most of the time I grocery shop- with 2 kids, it’s easier to take 2 or 3 bags from the car to the house and I’m looking for reusable stainless steel straws, although I’m trying to quit drinking with straws altogether- they can cause wrinkles around the mouth.

Over the years, I’ve worked at trying to find time to make small changes to my lifestyle.

I ran across a minimalist challenge on another site and I would try to follow it for a month, but I’ve done half the things listed. I have studied minimalism up and down but letting go of the anxiety over things I don’t use but am afraid of getting rid of is the major challenge. I’m torn, part wants to hang on to everything and part wants to blindly throw everything out.