This is not a dog training book, though it does offer some tips and suggestions. What it is, however, is a great way to better yourself to better your dog’s life. This book could easily follow under that category of self-transformation as it teaches you how to harness your emotions in to calm-assertive energy. The tips will give you better control over the tools you already have, from your leash to your own actions. It will not only help you get your dog to listen to you better, but help you to become a better pack leader to everyone around you and strengthen the relationship between you and your dog.
The pages of this book are filled with inspirational stories of women who have used running as way to transform themselves and their lives. Each story is heartfelt, sometimes making the reader want to tear up, and other times shout with joy. After reading one story (or poem), it is most likely that the reader will need a moment to pause and reflect, seeing the beautiful journey where running has taken her as well.
The Exhaustion Cure – Laura Stack (Book CD)
discussing her obsessive compulsiveness, eating disorders, and even bathroom habits during a race. Despite being a 4 time IronMan World Champion, Chrissie makes the reader feel like they could be best friends. The largest thing to take away from the book is Chrissie passion and enthusiasm for life and helping others. While she stepped away from her career at the UK Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs to pursue triathlons, it is assured she made the right decision as she now has a much larger platform to empower other to be their best, and, with her infectious smile, to always stay positive.
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations…One School at a Time – Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Book CD)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide – Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail – Jennifer Pharr Davis
The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder –Richard Louv
I read several books prior to March, but I can’t remember all the names, and some of those books were left in Tanzania. However, I do remember enjoying books by Jillian Michaels, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sylvia Brown.