DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
BOOK OF THE DAY -- A MUST READ -- THE ATTACHED BUDDHA BY JULIE SHERRY
There are plenty of sayings out there governing our bodies, e.g., "Our body is our temple," "Treat your body right, and it'll treat you right," and "Let your body do the talking." What do these idioms mean? Simply stated, as we age, we learn to listen to our bodies. When it is time to sleep, our body tells us. When it is time to eat, our body tells us. Our body tells us when we are sick, too. That is why I love today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "The Attached Buddha" by Julie Sherry. As a practicing physical therapist, Sherry guides the readers into a journey of self-discovery and a guide on how to listen to our bodies. Order your must-read copy today!
In Julie Sherry's The Attached Buddha, Julie takes her readers on a journey to explore the connection between mind, body, and soul in the context of her education and experience as a trained and working physical therapist for over 20 years. Julie views the body as a sacred garment that we should treat with honor. She shares her holistic approach to physical therapy while sharing case examples of her own patients’ stories of pain and healing. Julie emphasizes that our bodies whisper to us, giving us constant feedback about what it needs to move toward better health. In addition to conventional physical therapy, Julie believes that once we listen to those whispers with intent and accept the mind/body connection to our physical and emotional frailties, we can move more easily toward health and wholeness. The right awareness at the right moment can be a moment of change if we are open to it.
Julie Sherry is a mother to two boys and a practicing physical therapist in New York. While obtaining her biology and physical therapy degrees, Julie attained a summa cum laude status. This, along with her clinical training and experience over the last twenty years, taught her how to interpret the language of the body and teach that language to her patients. What does the body need to adjust at any given moment? How does one exercise and stretch safely? How does one's attention to the body optimize every day of living? Julie encourages everyone to feel the incredible energy, power, and resilience that can be gained by doing the maintenance work your body is asking you to do. Respect and love your body. Connect to it through mindfulness practice. If you do the work your body tells you it needs, you'll reap the rewards... beyond your expectations.