Author(s): Christopher Reich
Date: July 15, 2008
Learn what specific fears are hard-wired into the human animal and why. What purpose do they serve? What environmental stresses nurtured their evolution? Understand the mind-body connection, the biochemistry of fear and the role of the brain and its various structures in determining our emotional state.
What price do humans pay for enhanced consciousness? How do experiences diminish or exaggerate our fear response? What role does fear play in the mental illnesses that are rampant in our society: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder? What is the connection between fear and aggression? You'll see yourself, your loved ones, and those you hate laid open in these pages in a way that can only encourage a deeper compassion.
This book closely examines the impact of the salt, sweetness and fat on the American diet as triggers for what Kessler calls "conditioned overeating" and their use as tools by the food industry in the creation of food products that are engineered to keep you coming back for more.
Miraflores wants to know her father, the man her mother had an affair with while living in Panama when she was a young woman. After discovering some letters written by him, Miraflores decides to travel alone to Panama and find him despite the fact that her mother is ill and does not know of her plans. It's a trip of discovery and separation as the young woman learns of her parents' relationship and the painful course it took. She also builds upon some new friendships of her own in this bittersweet search for identity. A novel of secrets, regrets, and hope.
Geoffrey Mason, a junior barrister and amateur jockey, likes his two careers kept separate from each other. His double life runs smoothly until the rivalry of two professional jockeys interferes with one of the men getting killed and the other jockey accused of his murder. Mason tries to avoid getting involved in the case, but when a heightened sense of justice strikes him, he ends up coming to the colleague's defense. It's a job taken at his own risk, however, when criminal elements want to stop his efforts. This latest mystery by Francis unveils corruption and intimidation in both the courtroom and on the racetrack. Highly recommended!