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The Top 5 Mind Body Spirit Books

I've been inspired by problogger to write a list of the Top 5 Mind, Body, Spirit books at this time. This list is based on a combination of the Amazon best seller list and the New York Times best seller list.

#1 The Secret, edited by Rhonda Byrne
the secret
It seems that no one can get enough of this book and DVD claiming to hold the secrets to health, wealth and happiness. Rhonda Byrne has interviewed a number of self-help experts about the secret to success which they describe as the law of attraction. The book explains in simple terms the concept of the law of attraction and how you can apply this to your life to accomplish anything you desire including weight loss, wealth, success, love and happiness.

#2 The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss

4 hour work weekThis book has become an overnight phenomenon. The author, Tim Ferriss, is a successful business entrepreneur who has disciplined himself to focus on the top priority tasks and to organise his work day to suit himself. He advocates conditioning your customers to be happy with your outputs, batching your work and reducing your availability so you can be successful in fewer hours and enjoy greater leisure. He also suggests automating as much as possible so that you can minimise your own inputs. A great concept!

#3 The Cure: Heal Your Body, Save Your Life by Timothy Brantley

the cureAccording to Dr. Timothy Brantley, most health problems are not caused by genetics or germs but by the standard American diet. According to The Cure the solution lies in flushing toxins out of the body, to restore balance, promote natural healing, and increase vitality. This is not an entirely new concept. The Liver Cleansing Diet by Sandra Cabot was based on similar principles. Timothy Brantley believes that his principles have helped him restore his own health and restore balance to his system. He believes that The Cure is also helpful for weight loss. As it advocates a mainly raw diet and water, this is hardly surprising.

#4 Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't, by Michael Losier

law of attractionThere are a number of books riding on the coat tails of the success of The Secret. The truth is that The Law of Attraction is not new and has been advocated by many self help experts including Brian Tracy, Bob Proctor, Tony Robbins, Earl Nightingale and Napolean Hill. In this book Michael Losier talks about how events that may appear to be synchronicity (or coincidence) are in fact a response to your energy vibrations. The solution to any problems in your life, therefore, lies in changing your vibrations to attract your desires. According to the reviews on Amazon this book very clearly lays out those principles and gives you step-by-step guidance to achieving your heart's desire.

#5 The Cardio-Free Diet by Jim Karas

cardio-freeYes, it's another diet book. In this one, Jim Karas, trainer to media superstars such as Diane Sawyer, promises you will see results in just 2 weeks. He says, "not only does cardio fail to help you lose weight, but it kills -- it kills your time, your energy, your joints, and your motivation. You burn a few measly calories but then eat twice as many afterward. The result? Weight gain -- and lots of it." In this book he tells you how to exercise the right way in order to see incredible results.

Talia Mana


  1. Hi Talia,

    Wow, you submitted your post on the double to Problogger, I saw it right there at the top! :)

    I own "Law of Attraction", and "The Cure" sounds like something I would definitely like. I've heard of "The 4-Hour Workweek" also.

    Thanks for your recommendations, I'll have to check these out!

    All the best,


  2. LOL you're right. I'm the second one on the list. I didn't submit last time so this time I jumped to it. I think being in the same time zone as Darren Rowse probably gave me an edge.

    There's some great posts there to explore

  3. I think I'll need to buy that 4-hour workweek book. Everyone's talking about it.

    Secret is a great movie, I agree, but I don't like all the hype that was generated because of its high publicity in the US.

  4. Hi,
    Here via Problogger.

    You list will go to my wish list! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Enhance Life

  5. Great list of nifty books! You were on the jump at Problogger...good luck! Check out my submission and have a laugh or two :)


  6. very nice post talia! Moreover, you submitted second! Now that's very nice. Good luck to you as well.

    I'm also part of the Top 5ive Group Writing Proj, if you'd want to check out mine, you can find it here: http://robinsongo.com/2007/05/08/top-5-tips-to-be-the-next-darren-rowse/

  7. Great list. I am a fan of the Law of Attraction too. Recently Bob Proctor is talking about how to accelerate the process of attraction in an interview. Great stuff! You can get a copy of the interview here: www.visualizationtechnique.com

  8. Good luck in the Problogger project! I did not read any of these books, but you raised my interest, so I'll check them out. Thank you for posting this.

  9. Julie Scipioni McKownMay 9, 2007 at 4:32 AM

    Wow...I haven't read any of these books (my list is ever-growing).

    Thanks for the great recommendations!

  10. Hi Talia,

    Nice job, right at the top of the list on ProBlogger! :)

    And I love your top five, I'll be adding them (except for the Secret) to my own Amazon wish list. Thanks for posting these!

  11. Law of attraction and The cure are definet hi-five. Great find.

    Nice one I really Enjoyed it, Good to find another great blog

  12. I respectfully disagree: I've had quite enough of The Secret! ;)

  13. Hi

    Thanks for that great top 5. Its excellent to read others recomendations, especially about what they're reading. I think the 4 hr week will have to be on top of my list to read. Thanks again

  14. I'm kinda over The Secret, myself. Seemed like Napoleon Hill repackaged in a nice box to me. :-)

    I have an ulterior motive for writing -- I'm doing a linkback promo contest one tenth the size of ProBlogger's and offering $100. Help me spread the word?

    Beyond The Pod Promotion

  15. I only heard of the Secret today. Sounds interesting. I think I'll have to have a look!

  16. Very nice! I am the writer of “Top 5 things to do in Istanbul” This was my first group activity, but i liked it very much.

    Have you ever been to Istanbul which links east to west, and west to east like a weblink. Istanbul played such a critical role in the world politics and culture throughout the history.

    Now i have a dream i would like to share with you and Darren Rowse. All the Probloggers should meet at Istanbul and join the 29th edition of the Eurasia Marathon on Sunday 28th of October, 2007.

    Let’s meet where the continents meet : As the Istanbul Eurasia Marathon starts from the Anatolian side while taking the runners to the most beautiful spots of town, signing its name under a touristic attraction as well. The Bosphorus is one of the most beautiful spots on the world and as you run through it, history of the centuries run with you on the streets.

    I joined the 28th Intercontinental Istanbul EurAsia Marathon on 5th of November, 2006 together with my friends, Joe and Suat San. We enjoyed the wonderful Bosphorus, and beautiful streets of Istanbul on a cold but sunny Sunday morning. The slogan for last year’s marathon was “let’s run for a non-smoking world”.

    this was my blog post for last year’s marathon:

    I would be happy to invite you to the 29th Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon, the only marathon to run between two continents - Europe and Asia. Istanbul is one of the oldest settlements on the world. What about participating in the 29th EurAsia Marathon in 2007 which takes place in the most beautiful places of a wonderful city that has been the capital of three empires ?

    You may find details about the marathon here:

    Please let me know if you are interested.

    Have a nice day!

  17. good list, thank you for doing the work.

  18. Good list there Talia. Thanks for the recommendations.

    The 4-Hour Work week sounds very interesting, and even though I haven't read it yet I find the author's blog quite fascinating.

  19. I've read two out of five books already. I love them. Thanks for the helpful information.


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