Do You Know The Advantages of Happiness?

Do You Know The Advantages of Happiness? 100 Ways to Live Healthier and Happier is a relatively short e-book by Emma Jones.

After a rather lengthy and rather extensively complete legal/medical disclaimer, introductory remarks explain that the reader is to be offered material “to brighten your day and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel”. A list of one hundred suggestions follow. They begin with emphasizing “the difference between materialism and success” and suggesting “random simple acts of kindness” and “enjoying what you have’. From here it progresses to simplifying your life, being more creative and “being yourself” and to a myriad of other ways of self-expression, learn to live what is going on in your life but attempt to change what is not compatible with it. All is to be accomplished without ignoring edicts consistent with good sense and the ‘feelings’ of other individuals. And above all, the reader is urged to discover or revisit ways to ‘have fun’.

Discussion: The author(s) [not sure because the listed author is Emma (female?) but one suggestion is offered by a male protagonist] have set forth some most interesting and worthwhile suggestions that readers no doubt will find most helpful and pertinent. Literarily speaking, regretfully there is considerable redundancy and repetition throughout the presentation and several suggestions that make a reader understand the importance of the opening extensive disclaimer. The overall presentation does offer many suggestions readers certainly could find most helpful, and an admonishment must be offered so the reader will not be affected by the same initial impression that occurred to this reviewer. The cover’s appearance, although understandably attempting to depict the joy of youthful participation, for some reason produced a momentary reaction that this was a children’s book. Don’t be deterred.

4* Flawed presentation of generally helpful suggestions.

Incision Decisions

Incision Decisions ISBN: 9780692832547, Linland Press isA guide to getting through surgery, recovery and your hospital stay” in e-book by Kaye Newton.

The author is a survivor of two major surgeries, one scheduled, the other more of an emergency. From these experiences she has provided ten chapters that quite literally address every conceivable question and activity to be encountered. Just a few of the many subjects quite thoroughly covered are how and where to look for the best surgeon and hospital for your particular type of procedure, “lining up help” for activities that must now be accomplished by others, organizing your health information, suggestions to properly prepare your mind and body for surgery, what to expect and decisions to be made during your hospital stay and recovery periods both within the hospital and subsequently at home and finally, the many considerations required for resuming your life. Suggestions for preparation of drug and recovery charts are included along with lists of helpful medical websites to peruse not only for physicians/hospitals, but for care giving services and others, even “Crowd Funding Services” are provided as possible sources if financial help is required. An extensive menu of easily prepared meals also is included as are suggestions how to have one’s children cared for during the patient’s absence, and a useful listing of terminology generally employed by hospital staff can be most helpful to the otherwise uninitiated. Several pages of footnotes also are appended for the subscripted numbers appearing in the body of the text for further explanation, if needed.

Conclusion: The author has provided answers to just about every conceivable question a prospective surgery patient might have and done so in a very simple easily understood manner. Highly recommended.

5* Highly recommended for prospective surgery patients.