Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Heart of the Fight A Couple's Guide to Fifteen Common Fights, What They Really Mean, and How They Can Bring You Closer - by Judith and Bob Wright




The Heart of the Fight
A Couple's Guide to Fifteen Common Fights, What They Really Mean, and How They Can Bring You Closer By Judith Wright EdD and Bob Wright EdD 
Published by New Harbinger Publications
Paperback: 264 pages
February 2, 2016; $17.95 US/ $24.95 CAN; 9781626252578


Description:

Every couple fights -- it's how you fight that can determine the success of your relationship. This book teaches you to look beyond what you and your partner fight about, and discover the core issues that undermine your relationship.

In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, "What are we really fighting about?" Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don't happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright -- two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well -- present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights.

In this unique guide, you'll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You'll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including "the blame game," "dueling over dollars," "If you really loved me, you'd . . . ," "told-you-so's," and more.

If you're ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.

Author Bios

Judith Wright, EdD,
 is a world-renowned couples and lifestyles coach, media favorite, inspirational speaker, lifestyles expert, professor, and corporate consultant. She is the award-winning coauthor of Transformed! and the best-selling author of There Must Be More Than This and The Soft Addiction Solution. Wright has appeared on 20/20, Oprah, Good Morning America, and Today; and in over 600 print and radio interviews, including the New York Post, Boston Herald, and San Francisco Chronicle. Wright is cofounder of the dynamic and innovative couples program at the Wright Foundation and the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, where she is also professor of transformational coaching.

Bob Wright, EdD, is an internationally recognized visionary, speaker, educator, consultant, coach, professor, and best-selling author. He cofounded the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential to teach people to develop their vision and fulfill their dreams. Coauthor of the award-winning book Transformed! and several other books that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally, Wright is recognized as a top coach by Crain's Business and has helped thousands of people across the country transform their careers, relationships, and lives. Wright is cofounder of the couples program at the Wright Foundation and the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, where he is also professor of transformational leadership.

Judith and Bob bring not only significant academic and research background to the couples skills they teach, but also real-world experience from a thriving and dynamic marriage. It's not uncommon for the Wrights to be mistaken for newlyweds -- even after thirty-plus years of marriage. They model a truth-telling, no-holds-barred, intimate relationship for all the couples they lead, teach, and train. 
For more information please visit http://www.heartofthefight.com.

The 411:

There isn't a couple out there that shouldn't be reading this book. Maybe you aren't having trouble now but somewhere down the road everyone could use this sound advice.

I used to say my husband and I don't fight whenever someone would comment on their umpteenth fight of the month with their spouse.   I was under the impression that my husband and I didn't fight because our relationship was great. Little did I know we were actually in trouble. Fighting is good for a relationship if done the right way were both feel heard and respected.  My husband and I were actually giving each other the "hidden middle finger" which is just one of the 15 fights that make or break a relationship included in the book.

I learned that walking away or silently suffering means we were building up animosity and resentment because in this situation you are not letting your partner know how you really feel about something.

The book does a good job of breaking down the stages of your relationship and what you are doing wrong and what you should be doing. It busts through the myths we have in each of our minds about what a "good relationship" is and why we feel that way.  What does relationship magic feel like? Well it may be different for you but Judith and Bob lay it out in an easy to read, easy to understand and easy to master way of helping you have the best relationship in your power.

Sometimes it means changing your beliefs and recharging your power of loving. It is possible. We can all have better relationships just by changing the way we see things.

Please read this book if you are in a relationship. It is a great read, very informative and very rational.

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A Wonderful New Series Adventure by Eric Luper



I recieved the first two books of a series by Eric Luper entitled Key Hunters.  The series is written for children 7-10 but I believe older ages will appreciate it. At almost 50, I loved it!


Key Hunters by Eric Luper


Key Hunters: The Mysterious Moonstone by Eric Luper
Getting lost in a good book has never been this dangerous!

Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free.

A PRICELESS DIAMOND . . . STOLEN!

When Cleo and Evan go undercover to help a rookie detective interview a mansion full of suspects, nothing is as it seems. They must catch the crook - and find the right key - or they could be trapped inside this mystery forever . . .
For ages 7 to 10.

Buy the book from IndieBound - Amazon - Barnes & Noble
Published by Scholastic Books
ISBN 978-0545822046

The 411:

Cleo and Evan love the library, they especially loved their Liberian Ms. Hillard. But now they have mean old Ms. Crowley who is either telling them to "shhhhh", appears like she is up to something or is always disappearing. 

One day they decide to follow her and find a secret panel that leads them to an enormous basement under the library. It full of books and shelves AND a note from their first librarian Ms. Hillard. 
This is where it gets good!!!!  The children suddenly find themselves inside a book solving mysteries and encountering mean old Ms. Crowley among all the other characters inside the book. If the mystery is not solved the children will be trapped in the book. 

The story is well written, suspenseful, and full of twists and turns. Kids will definitely want to see what happens, what happened to Ms. Hillard and what stories the kids get into next.   This is a fantastic fantasy read for book and mystery lovers of all ages!


Key Hunters by Eric Luper

Key Hunters #2: The Spy's Secret

A SPY MUST BE READY FOR ANYTHING!

Agents Cleo and Evan have been given an impossible mission: become super-spies and foil the plans of an evil mastermind. But it won't be easy to break into the Viper's secret underwater lair, complete a daring rescue, find the right key, and get out alive!!
Buy the book from IndieBound - Amazon - Barnes & Noble
Published by Scholastic Books
ISBN 978-0545822060

Book Three will be out September of 2016 and is called Key Hunters The Haunted Howl

For more about Eric Luper visit his website http://www.ericluper.com/index.html

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. No monetary compensation was offered or received

Friday, March 25, 2016

Disney - Hop To The Music Easter Basket #Giveaway Ends 4/8




I am thrilled to be a part of this Music Campaign called Hop to the Music. Music has always been a huge part of my life and I am thrilled that my kids share the same love. We always have something playing in the background and we are all car and shower singers. Don't look over at a red light because there is a total jam session going on in the truck and we probably all look ridiculous but these are memories I will hold dear all the days of my life. 

The basket contains some awesome items:

The Lion Guard 
Zootopia soundtrack 
Star Wars:  The Force Awakens  
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Mix Vol. 1.  
Kion plush toy (courtesy of Disney Store)
Meet The New Guard (a lift-the-flap book from Disney Junior's The Lion Guard)

Soundtrack from the Lion Guard

(Music from the Animated TV Series)

Zootopia Soundtrack

All Disney Music titles from our Hop to the Music campaign are available at http://smarturl.it/httmar

To Enter this wonderful Giveaway enter the below before April 8th.



Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. No monetary compensation was offered or received

Snyder Has Given Us Cheesy Fingers And It's All GOOD! - OUR REVIEW



Say Cheese!
Snyder of Berlin launches a
Reinvigorated “Cheesy Fingers Good” Snack Line
In New Bold & Bright Packaging
 


BERLIN, PA (March, 2016)Snyder of Berlin®, a snack company which produces chips, cheese snacks, popcorn, and more, is launching a new reinvigorated snack line.  These Snyder of Berlin “Cheesy Fingers Good” snacks are now featured in bright & bold packaging with eye popping product shots. The new packages convey a fun and lively element that is perfect for snack lovers of all ages. Snyder of Berlin Puff-n-Corn®, Cheese Curls and Pop Corn start popping onto shelves starting in March.

The “Fun for You” refreshed Cheese Snack line is made from a new cheese formula, and is the cheesiest ever, with 2 kinds of real cheese: Hearty cheddar and Tangy blue specially blended for intense deliciousness. These Snyder of Berlin reinvigorated snacks are now available in a variety of sizes. Now with “Facts up Front”, the new packaging design is bold, bright and features beauty shots of the irresistible snacks.

Snyder of Berlin Cheese Curls are baked with real cheese, which is a secret blend of two kinds of cheese for an extra-intense flavor; additionally they are Gluten free, with NO preservatives and 0 grams of Trans fat. Snyder of Berlin Cheese Curls are available in a variety of sizes, with the best-selling 6 oz. size retailing at $2.50.

Snyder of Berlin Cheese Puff-n-Corn® is bursting with cheesy-licious flavor, and is made with two specially blended types of real cheese, offering a more intensely satisfying flavor. Additionally, the product is Gluten free, with NO preservatives and 0 grams of Trans fat. With a melt-in-your mouth quality due to the unique “hulless” quality, this snack is available in Original, Cheese and White Cheddar flavors. Snyder of Berlin Puff-n-Corn is available in a variety of sizes with the best-selling 6 oz. size retailing at $2.50.

Snyder of Berlin Cheese Pop Corn has extra “cheesiness” in every bite, and is also Gluten Free, made with wholesome whole grains, and has NO preservatives. This popcorn is bursting with real cheese flavor and crunch, and has only 80 calories per cup.  Snyder of Berlin Cheese popcorn comes in a variety of sizes with the best-selling 6 oz. size Cheese popcorn retailing at $2.19 and the 6 oz. size White Cheddar popcorn retailing at $2.50.

Snyder of Berlin snacks have been made in the Laurel Highlands since 1947, and as the tagline touts: “Small town pride is crafted in every bag of Snyder of Berlin”. The Barn image next to the Berlin logo reminds consumers of the bucolic countryside throughout the Berlin, PA area.  The products can be found in supermarkets, convenience, mass market, and club and specialty stores or purchased online at www.snyderofberlin.com


The 411 by Maria:

We love snacks. I would say 38% of my grocery bill is snack based and I often find myself calculating how low my grocery bill would be if I were shopping for only me. My husband loves his chips and the kids love chips, cookies and ice cream. I prefer a snack once in a while but I am pretty particular not just noshing on anything. 


Last week I received a box of Snyder Cheese Popcorn and Puff-N-Corn. It comes in pretty blue bags and states that it is baked with real cheese. I was also happy to see that the popcorn is only 80 calories per cup! 

Cheesy Popcorn
Puff N Corn
We got White Cheddar and a yellow one that says baked with Real Cheese!  The popcorn is really tasty and my kids and husband who all hate flavored corn love these much to my dismay. I was sure these were all mine.
  
These Puff and Corn have been around since 1947 and will melt in your mouth if you let them. It is really hard to do because they are sooooo good.  They are perfect for those who are afraid to give popcorn to little ones for fear of choking.  The Puff and Corn are only 170 calories for 2 1/4 cups. That is a nice amount of popcorn.

Truly delicious treats. I've spotted both kids eating them in the past two days.

She was like.."what...I'm not doing anything."

This guy's got the life after stealing my office chair.
I highly recommend this delicious treat. We will need to get more the next time we head out to the store.
 
About Snyder of Berlin®:
The Snyder family chip business began in 1920 in the home kitchen of Edward Snyder II and his wife, Eda, in a small town in Pennsylvania, using a recipe based on a snack that Edward had seen at a hotel in upstate New York.   As the popularity of their chips grew, they began to expand toward Pittsburgh. Potato buyers and farmers in the Laurel Highlands got together with the Snyder family and determined it made sense to build a self-sustaining chip factory amid their fields where the potatoes were being grown. Since opening that plant in 1947, Snyder of Berlin has been producing fresh and tasty snacks in the little farm town of Berlin, Pennsylvania.  The company has grown to include a variety of products beyond potato chips such as cheese snacks, popcorn and more. The Fresh taste and small town pride are crafted in every bag of Snyder of Berlin for the past 69 years,  for more information and to see the full line of Snyder of Berlin® products, visit www.snyderofberlin.com.  

About Pinnacle Foods Inc.:
In more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is ranked on Fortune Magazine's 2014 Top 1000 companies list. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in the shelf-stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 10 of the 13 major categories in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® and Vlasic Farmer’s Garden® shelf-stable pickles, Wish-Bone® and Western® salad dressings, Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups, Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Duncan Hines® Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fruit fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Freshlike® frozen vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged frozen meals, Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrĂ©es, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Lender's® frozen and refrigerated bagels, and Celeste® frozen pizza. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® kettle style potato chips, Erin's® popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® snacks in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Further information is available at http://www.pinnaclefoods.com.
 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. No monetary compensation was offered or received