Book Review: The Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff, MD

Being an empath is hard. Most don’t understand what you are experiencing and even some of those who have the empath trait are so busy hiding it because they don’t understand their own reactions and are often embarrassed by others when they talk about it.

That’s why it is so refreshing to read Judith Orloff’s book “The Empath’s Survival Guide — Life Strategies for Sensitive People”. As both an empath herself and a psychiatrist Dr. Orloff has the unique ability to inform, reassure and counsel/advise others who are faced with the dilemma of being sensitives in an insensitive world.

I was interested to learn about the different types of Empath’s, this makes understanding each other so much easier. Her recommendations how to respond to sensitives/empaths whether you are peers, intimates, or even parents of young children, are extremely helpful. Most of all I appreciated her suggestions about shielding so empaths can protect themselves from a bombardment of negativity and eventual burn-out.

The Empath’s Survival Guide is worthwhile reading for everyone, empath or not. Dr. Orloff uses repetition to enforce some valuable lessons and manages to use the technique well. Aside from the obvious help it provides for sensitive people, it can guide everyone towards a better understanding and an easier coexistence with the empaths we encounter daily.

Reviewed by Chelle Cordero

The Empath’s Survival Guide —
Life Strategies for Sensitive People
by Judith Orloff, MD

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff “But for empaths it goes much farther We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.” With The Empath’s Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers an invaluable resource to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing the empath’s gifts of intuition, creativity, and spiritual connection.

In this practical and empowering book for empaths and their loved ones, Dr. Orloff begins with self-assessment exercises to help you understand your empathic nature, then offers potent strategies for protecting yourself from overwhelm and replenishing your vital energy For any sensitive person who’s been told to “grow a thick skin,” here is your lifelong guide for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of deep perception, raising empathic children, and feeling welcomed and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.

About the Author

Judith Orloff, MD, is a leading voice in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, and intuitive development. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, her bestselling books include Emotional Freedom, Positive Energy, Dr. Judith Orloff’s Guide to Intuitive Healing, and Second Sight. Find more inspiration at Dr. Orloff’s website

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LET THE DEAD LIE By W.L. Brooks ~ Release Date


By W.L. Brooks

Series: The McKay Series #1

Genre: Romantic Suspense

A widower with four adopted daughters, Emmit McKay likes to keep a handle on things. But nothing can prepare the former FBI sharpshooter for the battles coming to his small hometown. Especially the one which arrives in such a tempting package.

Savannah Walker moves to Blue Creek to take over as principal of the school Emmit’s daughters attend. With a masters’ degree in education and a no-nonsense attitude, she is caught off guard by the behavior of the McKay girls and never expects to fall in love with them—or in lust with their father. But her intimacy with the family stirs up rumors and unearths secrets.

Savannah and Emmit cannot deny the chemistry which draws them together, but the closer they get, the more dangerous the stakes become. When a murderer is hidden amongst you, you can’t let the dead lie.

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 W.L. Brooks was born with an active imagination.  When characters come into her mind, she has to give them a life- a chance to tell their stories. With a coffee cup in her hand and a cat by her side, she spends her days letting the ideas flow onto paper.  A voracious reader, she draws her inspiration from mystery, romance, suspense and a dash of the paranormal.

A native of Virginia Beach, she is currently living in Western North Carolina. Pick up her latest novel, Let the Dead Lie-available September 15th, 2017!


THE DARKEST LOOP by James Fant ~ Released!


By James Fant

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romantic Suspense

Dallas Anderson is stuck in a time loop that repeats Labor Day 2001 to September 11, 2001. He thinks he must prevent the terrorist attacks to break the loop. But each loop challenges that theory, igniting a fiery romance between him and his best friend’s sister and exposing the dark truth behind Déjà vu.

The loop made them fall in love.
Will it also make them heroes?

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 James Fant is an award winning author who lives in Charleston, SC with his lovely wife and two hilarious children. He received a degree in biology from College of Charleston and a master’s in business administration from Charleston Southern University. His love for literature was forged by the works of Eric Jerome Dickey, Walter Mosely, and Stephen King. He also finds inspiration from screenwriters Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Kurt Sutter. Literarily, James has always been drawn to intelligent yet imperfect characters and he writes novels with them in mind.

DIOMERE’S EXILE By Sabrina A. Fish ~ PreOrder NOW


By Sabrina A. Fish

Series: The Gate Keeper Chronicles #4

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Five Gates. Five Sisters. Five Very Different Men.

Once there were two worlds connected by five magical gates. Then the Gate Keepers closed the gates and disappeared. The Gate Keepers have returned.

Nadia de Quinones was exiled when her nephew, the crown-prince was abducted on her watch. She’ll let nothing stand in the way of her redemption, not even discovering her heart bonded and a connection to an ancient magical gate.

Lord Gregor Cyrene is sworn to protect his country’s royal heirs. After the youngest prince’s life is threatened, Gregor sets out to discover who is responsible and suspects the answer lies with Nadia.

When fate forces their competing goals to align, neither are prepared for the irresistible attraction between them. Can they see beyond their pasts and a millennia old hate between their people? Or will they continue to distrust, allowing those plotting against them to win?

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About the Author

Sabrina A. Fish lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and two cats, where she owns a trophy company and collects names for her novels from lists of award’s recipients. She loves all things chocolate and her husband is sweet enough to never let the candy dish near her computer become empty.

She loves and advocates being involved in the local writing community, and is President for the 2018 Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc (OWFI).

She is an annual featured speaker at The Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Wizard World Comic Con.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, she considers the three years she spent in a Texas high school to be a short trip down the rabbit hole that ended at graduation. She returned to Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. BOOMER SOONER.

When she isn’t writing & promoting her novels or running her company, she can be found reading, scrapbooking, or spending quality time with her family.

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Touch of Love… is Here!


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Touch of Love

Short Story Collection

 by Chelle Cordero


An Empty House: You never know what tomorrow will bring. This is a personal essay about coping with and moving on with the “New Normal”. 

The Lost Love: Rejected for her Mexican heritage by the teen-age boy she had a crush on, Lindsay put it behind her. So how come, when they wind up at the same college years later, Lindsay can’t get over her anger at the humiliation? And will Brad ever forgive himself for his callous behavior?

The Dead Guy in the Park: An almost end-of-shift call leads a paramedic and her partner to a dead guy in the park. All she has to do is pronounce him so that the coroner can come get the body. What could possibly go wrong?
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Rekindled: Cynthia and Daniel were college sweethearts torn apart by tragedy. A lifetime later they bump into each other again — Is this their second chance at love?

 A Date with Mistletoe: Sometimes you find that it’s the “Unanswered Prayers” that are the best things to ever happen. When confronted by the man of yesterday alongside the man who means the world to her, there is no doubt in Rachel’s mind that she has the best.

 He is My Brother…: Who can help save the life of a beloved family member? Prayers, hopes and a personal plea for help.

Always, One More Time: Disowned by her parents because of an interracial love affair, Callie Sanders is left alone to raise her son after his father, Jimmy Bernerd, dies fighting in a war on the other side of the world. Desperate to give her son a family she goes to the Bernerd household — what she finds is a second chance at love, acceptance, and family.


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Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published eleven Cordero novels: Bartlett’s Rule; His Lucky Charm; Within the Law; Courage of the Heart; Final Sin; Hostage Heart; A Chaunce of Riches; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts; Hyphema; and Karma Visited. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early 2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010.

Chelle Cordero maintains an author’s blog at, and a promotional blog at Her website offers information on all of her books and her appearances. Bloggers and the media are welcome to visit Chelle’s media room at with downloadable photos and other information.

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Chelle lives in the northeast with her husband, Mark, and family. They have two adult offspring. Jenni and Marc (& Trish); they also live with three mischievous and spoiled pussycats, one of whom has taken up permanent residence on Chelle’s desk. Chelle is a full-time freelance journalist for multiple publications; her articles appear regularly throughout North America and she writes a monthly column on NYS Emergency Medical Services issues as a (former) NYS Emergency Medical Technician (First Responder News).

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Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Harper Collins Pub

Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.


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About the Author:

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He was also the creator of the television series ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been made into thirteen films, and translated in thirty-six languages. He died in 2008.

Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World’s Greatest Secret by Steven Greer (Author)

As director of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), Dr. Steven M. Greer has prepared briefings on UFOs and ETs for two sitting presidents, members of congress, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as the Director of the CIA and numerous foreign leaders. In May of 2001, as founder of The Disclosure Project, Dr. Greer brought forth twenty eyewitnesses (most of whom had above-top-secret government clearances) to testify about the existence of ETs and UFOs.

On April 24, 2017, Dr. Greer debuted a long-awaited documentary film (released by The Orchard, a division of Sony) and a 350-page hardback (A&M Publishers); both projects under the shared title Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in History.  While Dr. Greer’s previous documentary, Sirius, focused on members of the armed forces and intelligence organizations who testified as to the “existence and cover-up regarding interstellar craft visiting Earth,” Unacknowledged focuses upon USAPs – Unacknowledged Special Access Projects that are being “illegally funded every year from taxpayer monies (conservatively estimated between $80 billion to $100 billion), all of which are operating without the approval of the president or congress.”

“Hidden among these USAPs are free energy propulsion technologies reverse-engineered from downed UFOs that should have replaced fossil fuels more than 40 years ago,” says Dr. Greer. Adding, “Witnesses testify to their existence, as well as other illegalities – including the harassment and murder of scientists who made breakthroughs in zero-point-energy that threatened the fossil fuel industry.”

To bring Unacknowledged to the masses through a new documentary and book, Dr. Greer and his supporters raised over $700,000 in crowd funding. “We’re not out to prove that ETs exist; these advanced craft have been seen by millions of people over the last 70 years. The reason for the secrecy and denial has everything to do with the zero-point-energy technology that powers these craft. You’re looking at a free, endless abundance of clean energy that would literally end famine and poverty and reverse global warming while completely changing the way in which the world operates – on scale with the combustion engine and personal computer, only far greater. Big Oil obviously doesn’t want that to happen; neither do the banks and military industrialists who feed from the same trough. For humanity, it’s akin to the horse and buggy industry preventing the manufacturing of the combustion engine. Unacknowledged exposes everything to the masses.”

In addition to offering mankind the keys to humanity’s energy future, Dr. Greer and his witnesses “expose the existence of a secret faction of the government that acts without the knowledge and approval of the president or congress, much less the people. Unacknowledged names names, along with the locations of secret underground bases paid for over the last fifty years with taxpayer monies that run into the trillions of dollars.” Even more shocking, Greer’s book reveals “the reasons behind the murder of CIA Directors James Forrestal and William Colby, as well as Marilyn Monroe, Congressman Steve Schiff of New Mexico, and Dr. Greer’s personal assistant and friend, Sheri Adamack.” For the first time, military eyewitnesses corroborate criminal acts upon American citizens as part of a USAP – man-made UFO cover-up.

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The Biggest Lie in History is about to be Shattered. UFOs are real. In late June of 1947, three extraterrestrial craft were downed outside Roswell Air Force Base. Many more followed, revealing dozens of ET species and a Rosetta Stone to a new physics an energy generation and propulsion system responsible for interstellar space travel. This new system could have easily replaced oil, gas, coal, nuclear plants and with them, the entire geo-political and economic order on our planet — only a cabal of bankers, the Military Industrial Complex, and Big Oil stopped it. We’ve been lied to. And now, 70 years after Roswell the witnesses to that lie have come forward to testify in a MUST-READ book that will shock the world. Look for the accompanying documentary to be released from The Orchard, a division of Sony.

5 stars  A Human Right Denied

Before reading this book, read ‘Hidden Truth’ for a better understanding of the main position of Dr Greer.
This book once again sets forth the technologies known by the Earthlings which are maintained secret and can radically change the way of life on this planet.
According to the book, zero point energy and antigravity are technologies known by human beings. Zero point energy, which is free, clean and sustainable, can be converted into electricity avoiding the use of coal, oil, gas, water and nuclear resources. Transmission lines and expensive power plants will be unnecessary if this technology is disclosed. New transport means (silent and high speed flying vehicles) will be possible to be developed. Surface roads won’t be necessary anymore. No more jets. Pollution can be stopped.
In medical area, cancer can be cured and organs can be regenerated.
But, the implementation of these technologies will completely redefine our current global economy. This huge problem involving strong economic interests is difficult to be faced and solved.
The book opens a new perspective to our planet showing that our future can be wonderful; our Earth can be transformed into a real paradise where important material causes of stress and suffering are abolished. This is a human right that is being denied, isn’t it?