Sunday, July 31, 2011

Master "Dutch" Hinkle Provides Ancient Wisdom

A Review By Andrea R. Garrison – Online With Andrea

Secret Wisdom Of The Orient – Ancient Wisdom for Life Commentaries by Martial Arts Master “Dutch” Hinkle presents the ancient art of fighting without fighting. He offers his valuable insights and great quotes from Sun Tzu. Master Dutch say’s that,” the ancients have taught us down through the centuries that peace and tranquility are highly prized over confrontation and violence of today.” Master Dutch feels that there is so much that we can learn from the ancient wisdom of the past that can be applied in present day and in the future as well. Sun Tzu say’s “To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” It is rather ironic that one becomes a master in self- defense to understand that the key to winning the battle is to not fight at all. Thus this is the true “art of war.” Master Dutch has written a short book but it is comprehensive in content. Then again another lesson and level in mastership that Master Dutch has revealed to us is the value in knowing how to do more with less. For more information on Martial Arts Master Dutch Hinkle visit and listen to the Online With Andrea interview with Master Dutch.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

A Love Electric By Todd Clouser

A Review By Andrea R. Garrison – Online With Andrea

Now I must say the first reaction I had when I heard this CD was……who is this!!! And when I said that I meant it to be positively affirmative. Yes!!!Yes!!!Yes!!!Guitarist Todd Clouser incorporates so many sounds in his music, funk, jazz and sometimes he takes it to another level and becomes esoteric. He will break out into these avant garde sounds and then he slows it down to give you a bit of soft and tender. He is very much influenced by Curtis Mayfield and he composed a wonderful tune in honor of this creative musical genius who should always be remembered for his contribution to music. It is toe tapping, finger snapping music that will keep you moving. Todd obviously wanted to go for it so he did. He is all over the moving musical map. All in all I say this CD is truly electric!!! To learn Amore about Todd Clouser visit and listen to the Online With Andrea interview with Todd.

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Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice

A Review By Andrea R. Garrison - Online With Andrea

Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice by Dr. Karen Sherman is a wonderful little book that teaches one how to transform their life. When the art of choice is mastered you will have a sense of being prepared and grounded. Dr. Sherman writes, “When you make a conscious choice, it is from a true connection to trust in yourself. Your approach comes from love rather than fear. You’ll embrace an exploratory and playful attitude as an art. It is from this vantage point that you will be able to clearly access all that is available to you to create a life for yourself that is full and satisfying.” While we cannot change others this small book is filled with many valuable tips on how to take control of your life. The book ends with some valuable exercises that will help to keep life in balance. For more information on Dr. Karen Sherman visit and listen to the Online With Andrea interview.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Essential Nostradamus By Richard Smoley

A Review By Andrea R. Garrison -
Online With Andrea

The prophecies of Nostradamus have been an ongoing debate for many years. The Essential Nostradamus by Richard Smoley is a thorough read on this iconic man of widespread speculation, prophecy and mystery. What I like about this book is that it is a straight up no-nonsense historical read. It does not exaggerate the psychic abilities of Nostradamus to make him appear larger than life. In this very well documented practical book you get to see Nostradamus as a real earthly man who may have had some extraordinary psychic abilities. Then again his widely perceived intuitive gift may have consisted of a combination of insight with a bit of luck added to the mix. Or perhaps his prophecies were so broadly predicted you could easily and conveniently apply them to certain historical events. This book just adds a very refreshing dimension to the on-going debate on Nostradamus which is so prominently featured in documentaries and many tabloid magazines. In fact I suspect that Nostradamus has been a headliner probably much more than even he could have ever predicted. I would say that it is a great probability that Nostradamus will be a prominent figure in the prophecy arena for many more years. If you want to learn about the history of Nostradamus this is an essential read. For more information on Richard Smoley visit and listen to the Online With Andrea interview.

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