Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DAy 12 of Books for Women by Women - Mina Samuels





Hello Mina and welcome to our blog for women

by women....

And to Cherry for doing your review..
She is our cheerleader from Leafs Me Happy



Run Like A Girl is a book about women overcoming difficulties and finding their strengths through exercise. The author incorporates moving, inspiring, and at times humorous life stories of women with serious health issues, such as weight, depression, and physical challenges, including her own story and how running transformed her life and equipped her to overcome obstacles that resulted in a happier and more successful life.

The book gives insights into the positive effects physical activity has on a woman’s outlook on life and self confidence, encouraging the reader to believe in herself and to never give up, and addresses the many challenges women face in various sports, delving into the history and mindsets of women trying to enter these sports. The author also shares her thoughts on politics, abortion, religion, marriage, education, and feminism.

Run Like A Girl is filled with motivation to push yourself beyond what you think is possible, no matter your age…

“When we pursue our sports, we not only feel happier, we’re simultaneously tapping into and replenishing our reserves of strength, courage, flexibility, and stamina – not just physically, but mentally and emotionally.” Mina Samuels, author ofRun Like A Girl, How Strong Women Make happy Lives

 Lovely review Cherry and thanks for Running like a Girl Mina.! 




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A huge thanks to the following sponsors for offering up some very heartfelt presents for the month of December... Besides the featured Authors book each day, we will have weekly PRESENTS of the following..




From top to bottom.....Pellon is gifting 2 pillows, 1 batting for a throw, some  pillow stuffing, and some wonder under  to  2 winners who stick with Pellon!

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Reliable Corporation ( you can see close up here) is gifting 2 Sensor Irons to 2 quilters who love to iron.

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And Seal Press will be gifting the book that is featured each day!

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53 comments:

  1. OMG! This IS the book I need to read!!! Thanks for featuring the author...

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  2. I could really apply this book to my own life!

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  3. A healthy body and a healthy mind. They just go together. A good book ,and timely for the after indulgence of the holiday season.

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  4. Perhaps this book would inspire me to get back into running. I have put it aside the last few months in favor of my other sport - quilting. Quilting is a sport, right?

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  5. I'll have to check this one out and see if I want to share it with my daughter who has had some serious challenges this past year. Thanks for another great review!

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  6. Sounds like an amazing book that would apply to alot of different people for a variety of reasons. I do believe mind, body and spirit are all connected and all need to be taken care of.

    Thank you and All the Sponsors for the wonderful giveaways and all the chances to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. this book sound like one i need congrats to Mina for sharing her experience.xx

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  8. Thanks again for another great review. The book sounds very motivational.

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  9. Sounds interesting. Maybe it would motivate me to walk more..hmmm. I could use the motivation.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Sounds like a book I need because I absolutely hate exercising...but my body loves me when I do. Maybe I will break down and buy it for a fitter 2013 :) Thanks for all the great reviews!

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  11. Great review. Glad I had a minute to stop by. I'll be looking for good reads for the next little while, so thanks Mdm Samm for another wonderful idea!

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  12. After a long series of life tramas: surgeries of family members, job loss, auto accidents, deaths, broken relationships and illness I escaped to quilting 24/7 for mental health and to unwind from all the stress. I've never been a runner but this book might just be the motivation to get me power walking 3 - 5 miles a day!
    The title alone brought a smile...Run Like a Girl...the first image to flash before my eyes was a 'pack' of little girls in their best 'tea party finery' chasing after puppies & kittens laughing.

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. Sounds like a good motivational book. We all need a little push sometimes, don't we?

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  14. Run Like a Girl - what an inspiring review! Thanks Cherry for the review and Samm for cheering on each Cherry and Mina! I have fibromyalgia and am a breast cancer survivor! On top of that, I get exercise induced migraines! So, exercise is not pleasant for an older female. However, I must say the review sure makes me want to think about it, again! I even tried water aerobics and after ten minutes in the water, I was in misery. Maybe it's time to try exercise again. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Susan

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  15. I need (badly need) to embrace the idea of a healthy body again, and keep wondering what holds me back. Maybe this book will hold some answers for me.

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  16. As illness has taken top billing in my life, exercise and even creativity has taken a back seat. This sounds like a good read to light some fires!

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  17. This is a book that is timely for all of us. We all face challenges in our lives and need to look for ways to meet them. Stress, sadness, health issues, etc. impact all of us. I need a push to motivate me into taking better care of my body. This sounds like just the motivator! Thanks!

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  18. If there has ever been a book I should read, this must be it!

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  19. Sounds like I very inspiring book.Maybe even a life changing one.Any book that helps for us to lead a healthy life would be good.

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  20. Since I have just started exercising after 2 years of doing nothing...I think I need this book.

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  21. Healthy mind, healthy body, healthy spirit. they are all connected. I am sure this book will resonate with me. Thank you.

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  22. I had to laugh at the title, because that is exactly what I used to tell my girls when I was coaching elementary track. "Yes, run like a girl. It's important." I've definitely got this book on my Wish List and think it would be a great read for my daughter as well.

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  23. This sounds like a book I should read!

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  24. This is truly a women's book. Vivian

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  25. I'm not a runner but it sounds like a motivating book to exercise more, which we should all do. Thanks for the review and giveaways!

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  26. Sounds like a book I could use. I have asked for a gym membership for Christmas. This book would help make sure it is used. :D Thanks!

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  27. I have been called a very strong woman but I am not into the sports. Maybe this book would inspire me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  28. I need to at least get back to taking long, brisk walks! Its so easy to fall out of the habit, but Mina is right, it does have a positive effect on how you feel not only physically, but emotionally.
    Great review, Cherry!

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  29. Thank you Madame Samm for being a great hostess; Pellon for being a great sponsor and Linda Cohen for writing 1000 Mitzvahs!

    What a thrill to wake up in the morning and find out you won a book and some nice Pellon prizes!!

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  30. Rosemary B here:
    Cherry, thank you for reviewing this book. this looks like an excellent one by Mina! I love motivational books, I love motivating people too, so I am sure this is an inspiring one.
    I would love to read it and see how a non-hyper, non-silly (unlike me) woman inspires and urges herself and others to push ahead

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  31. A book to inspire getting off my butt, I'm there! Thank you for the review Cherry.

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  32. Oh I want to read this book! I love exercise, I'm fascinated by physiology. But I confess I think runners are crazy. But recently someone was telling me about a running book that explained how our bodies were created to run.

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  33. This is a biggie for me - I have begun a new exercise program that I HAVE to keep up. My health demands it! But it is so hard with all the other demands in our lives. It is amazing to me how easily I can ignore the needs of my health when I pour so much care and attention into other areas that are not nearly as critical to my life, well-being and happiness!

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  34. okay, this sounds like the book I NEED. Just for me, relatable and a boost in self-esteem and inspiration. Thanks for these posts!

    Fawn

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  35. I hate to exercise. This book is a great motivation for me. I want to lose weight towo. It's part of my 2012 goal.

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  36. what a lovely book thanks for sharing

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  37. I read more on Amazon, the book is affordable, But I am over the Hump she talks about and I can never ever run because of spinal issues, but yes she talks about more but it always points back to exercise. Finding your inner happiness is what she is trying to point out. She says only 12% of women like themselves in their bathing suit..( because they are worried what others think) I guess what I am saying is I dont care if you like me in mine, I buy an suit suitable for my body type and age, hand me a margarita and my needle and thread, or let me lay by the pool in peace and quite. So, I have reached my inner self, I guess thats why its great to be 50.. You dont care what others think !! its called Self Esteem ! Run Girl, Run, but you cant run without Self Esteem. Build on that is what the author wants to say..

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  38. Oh this sounds like a good book to kick you a more physical and better life

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  39. Another book I will read. SimpleSew sums it up pretty well. I wish I had the self confidence when I was younger that I have now at 64. I became stronger at 50. Talking about self esteem here. I like myself. I excersize, walking a few miles every other day. Soon as I get out the door I feel refreshed. Takes the stress level down and renews me. I understand what the author is saying. She makes important points. Ladies as we age we grow on all planes. I love it!

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  40. Since I desperately need motivation this sounds like one that needs to go on my list! blessings, marlene

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  41. WOW! I think I need to read that, and then my DD needs to read it! LOL Thanks for a great review!

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  42. During the Christmas holiday, my exercise is put on the back burner. Then comes the new year and I find it so very hard to get the motivation to get back to it or the motivation to really do anything. The dreary, cold winter months I just want to lounge on the sofa under a blanket. This book has been moved to the #1 spot on my reading list.

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  43. This just might be what the Dr. ordered.... I have had to start wearing a knee brace for a bad knee and thought that there are a few things that I had loved to do in the past that I would not be doing anymore ..... but I think I have been thinking all wrong about it .... just keep going forward and see where it leads... I just might be a little slow :0)
    in stitches

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  44. This sounds like a book for women of all ages. How many times have I and other women said "We'll exercise tomorrow". I've just started stretching exercises but hope to do more. Encouraging words from an author can be very helpful.

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  45. Sounds like a perfect book for DIL who is very confident and consciencious about exercise. Wonderful sponsors. judy c

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  46. This sounds like an extraordinary book, and know that can use the practical advice to recover my physical strength following illness. Thanks for the review.

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  47. Oh, my gosh, great review! Thank you Cherry!

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  48. This is about motivation, something a lot of us need! Thank you Mina and Cherry.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  49. Exercise is always a hurdle for me.

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  50. A new year's resolution will be to work on a healthier life. This book sounds helpful.

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  51. I am pleased to see a book like this. As a Physical therapist I am trying to make it my life's goal to help everyone I work with to realize the importance of a life-long exercise habit!

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  52. I thank all those who inspire me and others to exercise and get stronger. I thank myself for walking and stretching daily and keeping myself healthy and out of wheelchairs, out of the assisted livings, and nursing homes. Thanks, Madame Samm for highlighting this author and her book!

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