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Why Are You Sick?: Practical Tools For Wellness by Francie Soito Review

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Author and Reiki Master Francie Soito help guide readers to discover the origins of the pain in their life and how we are connected to our energy selves in the book “Why Are You Sick?” Practical Tools For Wellness”.


The Synopsis

Why Are You Sick? Practical Tools For Wellness

Are you tired of being told it’s all in your head? And even though you feel awful, doctors are telling you there is nothing wrong with you? You are not alone! For nearly a decade, Reiki Master Francie Soito, saw similar patterns in her clients who struggled to find the source of their problems. Using her high-tech market research skills, Francie began to draw patterns between physical illnesses and the emotional and mental root causes behind them. Join Francie as she illustrates the mind-body connection like never before and learn about your energy body, chakras and most importantly, gain the practical tools on how to be well and whole again.

Step 1: Identify the point of impact

Where in your body are you experiencing pain or are you storing your stress? It will be the first thing that comes to mind. You might have more than one place pop up, just focus on the one that comes up first. If you have cancer, where did the first tumor originate? For example, if you have breast cancer the answer would be in your heart area, if it is sinuses it would be in your nose, if it’s back pain it would be lower, middle or upper back. If you have an all over body disorder like a blood disorder, inflammation, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, etc. start with the root chakra and work your way up.

Step 2: Pinpoint the source

Ask yourself what was going on in your life at the time the pain, stress first started or you received your diagnosis? What was going on in your life two years leading up to the first symptom? Take notes on the first things that come into your head. Examples to look out for are major life events like a death, job loss, divorce, car accident, relocation, break-up, etc. When you think about these events do you feel your body change physically? And if so, is it in the spot that you are having issues?

Step 3: Find the corresponding chakra

Match that part of your body from Step 1 with the Chakra Illustration Figure . Does the description of that chakra resonate with your feelings from Step 2 above?

Step 4: Jump to that chakra chapter

Step 5: Follow the steps to healing

Use the examples and the tools in the chakra chapters to help you be whole again.

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The Review

This was a thought-provoking and insightful guide. The author did an amazing job of balancing out the personal stories that put her on the path of Reiki and the instructional moments that guided the reader toward the issues they are facing in life and the corresponding chakras they are associated with. The relatability and the emotional connection the author is able to make to the material in the book helped keep the reader engaged with the guide. 

The way the author is able to connect spirituality and energy work to modern-day health concerns was truly thoughtful. As someone with multiple autoimmune diseases, it was interesting to see how the author was able to relate each chakra to various areas of the body and how the chakras connected to those areas as well. The way the author was able to relay the history of Reiki and energy work was so fascinating as well. 

The Verdict

Memorable, captivating, and engaging, author Francie Soito’s “Why Are You Sick?: Practical Tools For Wellness” is a must-read nonfiction book on health and spirituality. The enlightening way the author is able to relay this guide to readers and the emotional weight of the impact this will have on readers with health struggles who are searching for new ways of confronting their health issues and connecting to a higher energy self in the process made this an amazing book to read. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Intuitive Empath / Healing Facilitator / Teacher / Author

Francie Soito has been practicing and teaching professionally since 2009. She has personally given over 2,000 healing sessions and has worked in medical clinics, cancer centers and homeless shelters. She teaches all levels of Reiki including additional workshops on Psychic Development, Mediumship, Angels, Chakras and more.

Francie is an Usui/Holy Fire II/Karuna® Reiki Master, a Certified Doreen Virtue Angel Card Reader™, an EFT Level 1 Practitioner, a Light Language Practitioner and a psychic medium. She has studied Mediumship with Leanne Thomas, Gordon Smith, Simone Key and Tony Stockwell. Francie completed year-long programs on Advanced Spirit Worker and Psychic Detective with Tony Stockwell.

She is also the author of Why Are You Sick? Practical Tools for Wellness.

Francie has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley where she studied Sociology, Anthropology and Physics.

Francie worked for nearly two decades in market research and data strategy for such high-tech companies as Macromedia, Yahoo and Facebook. She holds a patent for her work in data segmentation, is an author and public speaker.

She has been married for over twenty five years to the love of her life Mark. Francie has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, plays the drums, guitar and is the mother of three furry babies and lives walking distance from the Pacific Ocean in coastal California. You can reach her at http://www.franciesoito.com 


You by Pnei Hashem Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

An honest and open discussion of the esoteric teachings of the Torah as it relates to the depths of the human condition in author Pnei Hashem’s “You”.

The Synopsis 

There is a wisdom awaiting you that is not supposed to be a secret. It is ancient, and it is available, but it is widely unknown. It has been hidden for too long, and it is time for it to be revealed.

Existence is not meaningless. Humanity is not irredeemable. The future is not bleak. The alienation and despair that lurk just beneath the surface of the modern psyche are not the inevitable human condition. They are the result of misguided ideologies that pervade our global culture and invade our every thought. Each of us – each and every one of us – is so much more than we imagine. We are here for a reason, and we are equipped with all of the capabilities that we require.

“You” is an introduction to the deepest depths of the human experience based on the esoteric teachings of the Torah. These concepts have been shrouded in the cloistered world of Chasidic mysticism for millennia, and the goal here is to present them in terms that will be accessible and resonant to the layperson. The ideas that “You” expounds will be useful and inspiring for people of all creeds, races, and backgrounds, for those who practice and believe as well as those who question and doubt.

As our society is descending, once again, into conflict, tribalism, and illiberalism, it will be a better world for all of us when each of us recognizes her/his infinite value.

The Review

This was a truly profound and engaging read. The heart of this book lies in the exploration of Jewish mysticism and the Torah as a whole. The author’s expertise and research were so well-defined in this book, exploring passages and discoveries about this religious text that few modern spiritual and mystic readers have taken the time to explore on their own. The imagery of these passages was powerful in their own right, as it helps to see the connections between the stories being told and the messages that they have within them. 

What stuck out to me immediately was the way in which the author was able to write about this subject without taking a “preaching” or “conversion” approach to the topics. The way the author allows people of all backgrounds to explore this topic and draw their own conclusions from it was so inspiring to read, for although I am spiritual I am not really a believer in any one particular religion or faith. However, the concept of ego death and the realities of consciousness as a whole was so captivating to read about. 

The Verdict

Thrilling, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking, author Pnei Hashem’s “You” is a must-read nonfiction spiritual read. The eye-opening discussions and combination of philosophical and spiritual themes in regard to the Torah and Jewish Mysticism were brilliant to behold, and diving into the history and culture of this particular faith was heartwarming to read about. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

About the Author

The author, who wishes to remain anonymous, is an award-winning writer in the secular world who was introduced to the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidus as a young adult. After decades of study and frequent interaction with some of the most renowned Rabbis of the generation, the author has been encouraged to focus his clear and incisive writing style on the explication of the depths of Torah.Regarding the author’s anonymity, the hope is that this will enable the reader to focus exclusively on the message and not the messenger. The concept of bittul is central to the Chassidic tradition, yet it defies precise interpretation. Commonly translated as self-nullification, the idea is that one can express her/his greatest potential when s/he allows the infinite to flow through her/him without the interference of the ego. That said, each of us has been created with particular qualities and talents with which we are to fulfill our given task. Therefore, one must strive to make a positive impact on the world while simultaneously nullifying her/his desire for recognition or acclaim.The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught that everyone has a responsibility to use the qualities with which s/he was divinely endowed to share the universal wisdom and inspiration of Torah with those who are within one’s sphere of influence: if you know aleph, teach aleph. It is the author’s hope that this book will help many others – of all backgrounds and affiliations – to see the beauty and elegance of every aspect of their existence, and to live a life of profound optimism, love, meaning, and purpose.



Messages From Metatron: A Course in Self-Transformation (Archangel Book 1) by Devi Nina Bingham Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Author Devi Nina Bingham brings a uniquely written book on the power of self-transformation using lessons derived from spiritual and New Age philosophy unlike anything read before in her book, “Messages From Metatron: A Course in Self-Transformation”, the first book in her Archangel series.


The Synopsis

If you liked, “A Course In Miracles” you will love, “Messages From Metatron: A Course In Self-Transformation.” Readers are calling it “captivating” and “astounding.” This channeled masterpiece offers 30 messages from the highest Archangel, Metatron. It includes a Study Guide with questions and exercises for individuals or groups. Devi Nina Bingham has compiled an extraordinary program for self-transformation, assisting men and women in discovering their purpose, or “Life Chart.” In a series of irresistible dialogues, “Messages From Metatron” stretches the limits of what is known about the cosmos to the breaking point. An absorbing read that will convince you of the reality of angels!


Messages From Metatron is a curriculum for those seeking to achieve spiritual transformation. The underlying themes are that humanity is one, and you are an indispensable part of the Cosmic design. It consists of a text and a workbook for students and is created for individual or group use. It is a three-book curriculum teaching a non-denominational and universal spirituality. The language of the course is Christian in nature, yet includes channeled information on such fascinating and thought-provoking metaphysical subjects as:

*A Mother God

*Spirit Guides and Angels


*Transgender and Same-Sex



*Intuition & ESP

*The Multiverse, Parallel Universes and Holographic you

* The Oversoul

* The Akashic Record

* The Future.

The Workbook for Students includes 30 lessons that allow you to apply the messages to your daily life. Study a lesson per day to work through the Course in 1 month’s time! Or, absorb a lesson anytime you need to be reminded of the uplifting messages of love and peace.

This Course in Self-Transformation was channeled by Devi Nina Bingham, MS who describes the Course as “a method to change the world by changing yourself.” Nina earned an AA in Psychology, a BA in Applied Psychology, and completed her MS in Mental Health Counseling program. She is also a master-level Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Sound Therapist.

The Review

This was such an incredible and mind-opening read. Readers who have followed my reviews for a while know that I am not in particular a religious person whatsoever. However what you may not know about me is that I am interested in the paranormal, spirituality, and metaphysical cases in our world. Everything from ghosts and cryptids to the multiverse theory and Ultra-terrestrials from another universe altogether holds interest to me. So although the specific language of the author’s book may not be directly something one would think I’d be into, the concepts and thought-provoking words the author channeled for this book were truly awe-inspiring.

What really appealed to me was the author’s approach to more liberal-thinking ways in relation to the messages received from Metatron. Something I’ve never been able to get around for religion has been the very narrow views on sexuality and gender identity, and the author’s exploration of Metatron’s viewpoints is insightful and inspiring. The personal way the author connects with the words she channeled and the thoughtful topics of discussion that she throws into the book really speak to me, creating a nice balance between metaphysical studies and spirituality. 

The Verdict 

A mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, and thought-provoking read, author Devi Nina Bingham’s “Messages From Metatron” is a must-read book on spirituality and metaphysics in relation to spirituality overall. Engaging and entertaining all at once, the teachable way the book takes readers on a journey of discovery will captivate and inspire readers all at once, creating a truly unique reading experience. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

(Devi) Nina Bingham is an award-winning Author, Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Sound Therapist and life voyager. She strives to inspire conscious living and conscious dialogue. Nina can be found camping and paddling her kayak on Arizona lakes.

WEBSITE: http://devininabingham.com

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LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devinina

Live for Joy by Anne Scottlin Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Author Anne Scottlin takes readers on a journey of spirituality and self-growth in her book, “Live for Joy”.


The Synopsis

Anne Scottlin delivers fresh motivational insights and succinct morsels of philosophy to help inspire your practice of self-awareness and to cultivate a mindset of authenticity and joy. Paired with extraordinary art and photography, these inspirational messages create a visually stunning feast for the senses.

Whether you consume this book in one sitting or keep it close-at-hand for quick infusions of courage or moments of contemplation, you will find it an indispensable tool to support you in tapping into your best version of yourself.

The Review

This was a powerful and moving work of philosophy and introspective work that blended nuggets of thought-provoking sentiments with artwork and photography that captured the essence and tone that the author was going for in this book. The imagery and tone always brought the reader to the present moment, taking away the worries of the past and future and instead focusing on moments as they were happening. 

What really stood out was the philosophical wellbeing that the author employed in the reader’s minds and how the author’s messages of hope and fulfillment spoke to the reader in a personal way. The balance of the images and inspirational messages found with one another struck quite the emotional chord and expanded upon several aspects of life that readers will find relevant to them, from relaxing and taking one’s time in life, to connecting with your creative force and so much more. 

The Verdict

A memorable, thoughtful, and engaging read, author Anne Scottlin’s “Live for Joy” is a remarkable philosophy and spiritual read. The emotional pull of the author’s messages and the theme of living in the moment and finding fulfillment in one’s present life was such a beautiful message that inspires hope and love in the reader’s hearts. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

ANNE SCOTTLIN is an author, consultant and specialist in emotional well-being. She leads innovative corporate training on work-life integration and individual fulfillment. A podcaster and influencer, Scottlin’s popular Twitter feed draws millions of views a month and she produces a compelling weekly show. Her energy and enthusiasm attract clients worldwide to her workshops, retreats and her flagship program, The Power of Joy Transformation.

A uniquely gifted teacher, Anne’s singularity springs from the blend of her academic background, entrepreneurial experience, and unusual upbringing. She also draws from her personal quest for joy, self-actualization and global vision. An aesthete deeply inspired by nature, mindfulness and excellence, Anne’s approach is one of compassion, honesty and high standards.

Anne lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and two Mini Schnauzers. When she’s not working with her clients or writing a new book she enjoys wilderness hiking, world travel, and recharging outdoors in her favorite hammock. One of her best kept secrets is that she is a Medieval history hobbyist with a special interest in medieval women writers.