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An Introduction to Swiss... With All Its Holes 1
First Slice Fondue Can Never Turn Back into a Block of Cheese: Giving up the Habit...of Regret 19
Second Slice There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Slice of Cheese!: Transforming Mistakes and Failure Into Success 43
Third Slice No Whine With the Cheese, Please!: Healthy Thinking for Life! 63
Fourth Slice If the Cheese is Ripe, Dig In!: Be Proactive, Not Reactive! 79
Fifth Slice Living Whole Despite the Holes!: Mindfulness and Spirituality 105
Sixth Slice Enjoy the Wine and Cheese Party!: Making People Connections 125
Seventh Slice Cheese Lite!: Welcoming Wellness for a Healthier YOU! 151
Eighth Slice The Cheese Wheel of Life - How Do You Slice It?: Achieving Life Balance 171
Ninth Slice Mastering the Cheese Wheel of Change!: How to Be a Stress Manager...and Not a Stress Carrier! 191
Tenth Slice Smile and Say Cheese!: Forgiveness, Gratitude and Optimism 213
An Extra Slice: You Can't Miss With the Swiss!: Final Words From Our Guides 235
Posted December 17, 2011
I found The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life to be the perfect book to read, especially with our circumstance and the current state of our economy. I am reminded of how thankful I am to have a roof over our heads, to have a car, and to have my family. I am thankful for everything that we have. We may not have everything we want, but we do have what we need.
I never thought I would ever read a self-help book but The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is very resourceful, helpful, positive, confidence boosting, and filled with great tips to get started! I loved the little exercises and examples that were provided. The book gives real life examples and stories and make it very easy to read and follow along.
This book will help you change the way you think about your life. It will help you change your perspective on your situation. I think this book would make a great gift for anyone and everyone!
Posted October 29, 2011
The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is a self-help guide to living your life to the fullest and cancelling out negativity, regret, disorganization, and imaginary "perfection". In its ten short chapters, (or "slices" as they are referred to), it explains regret, failure and success, pessimism, proactivity, spirituality, social connectivity, wellness, balance, stress, and ways to stay optimistic. Each "slice" is broken down into easy to digest sections filled with fun comics, quotes, quizzes, and instructions for assembling a metaphorical tool kit. This book teaches you to live your life, not just exist in it.
I really enjoyed The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life both for its cheese-to-life metaphors and its simple set-up. This book proves that a self-help book does not necessarily have to be boring and mono-tonal, but can be fun and interesting to read! Judith A. Belmont and Lora Shor did an amazing job writing and formatting the material, and included fun and easy reader interaction points, (quizzes, tool box assembly, etc...). Although relating Swiss to life may seem cheesy and odd, I thought that it was a refreshing take on living and enjoying life; the Swiss Wiz and the Swiss Cheese Fairy of Life were good guides for teens and adults. I actually think that a version of this book would be good for children between 10 and 16, particularly for those who need a self-esteem boost during the middle and high school years. I loved the comics and illustrations, and I thought that the quizzes and tool kit were very helpful. Overall, I thought that The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life was well researched and full of great information for anyone in need of a little fun and a lot of great advice.
Rating: On the Run (4/5)
*** I received this book from the author(s), (Premier Publishing & Media), in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Posted October 23, 2011
This is excerpted from Dr. Joy Madden from Bella Online
The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life (How to Get Through Life's Holes Without Getting Stuck in Them!)' by Judith A. Belmont and Lora Shor is a self development book with a difference. As the name suggests, it covers the various ways of getting through life, but with interesting analogies to Swiss Cheese.
The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life - overall impressions
My first impression was what a great title with a fun cartoon on the cover. In fact, there are cartoons throughout the book. This, together with interesting and concise text, makes it an attractive book to the eye.
The authors say the book is designed to help you get through the 'holes' in your life in a powerful, practical, playful and holistic way. The chapters have cheese-related catchy names and each ends with a 'words of wisdom' summary from two main cartoon characters: The Swiss Wiz and The Swiss Cheese Fairy.
Judith Belmont and Lora Shor discuss numerous key personal development and self development books, looking at the lessons you can learn from them and how they relate to The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life. They illustrate how the various aspects of your life have analogies in the world of cheese from the way you cut it, smell it, taste it, touch it, eat it, think about it, etc.
The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life - what it covers
The book initially explains why The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is so named, and the connection between the holes in the cheese and the sweetness in your life. It then discusses 10 "slices of wisdom that will get you through life's obstacles." Many topics are covered in the book including:
* How to let go of fear
* How to get rid of clutter
* How to deal with change
* The problems of perfectionism
* How to have a 'No Regret Policy'
* How to accomplish what you want
* Why setbacks are not catastrophes
* How to bring wellness into your life
* What the 'holes' in Swiss Cheese can mean
* How to calculate your Proactivity Quotient (PQ)
* How to prevent getting stuck in your life's holes
* How to manage stress and how it can be positive
* How to be more proactive and less reactive in life
* How to prevent making mountains out of molehills
* How to take control of your own optimism and happiness
* How to reduce the time you spend on the `holes' in your life
* How to recover from disappointments, mistakes and failures
* How to achieve balance in your life, whatever your commitments
* The importance of moving with change, and how nature does this
* How to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy communication
* The effect of mindfulness and spirituality on happiness and fulfillment
The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life - summary
This is a hefty self development book touching on the many different ways to live life to the full. Although you may already have come across the personal development information, it is the twist of the various analogies to Swiss Cheese that makes this book different, interesting, digestible and easier to put into practice.
Posted November 7, 2011
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