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Kingston – Books 15 – IMG_7184
Author: Karen Scalf Linamen
Publisher Fleming H. Revel, A Division of Baker Book House Co.
"Less stress, more fun!" Like chocolate, these 14 sure-fire stress-busters, hope-builders, and joy boosters get women feeling better fast.”
Whenever I tell Folks that I have written a book about coping with stress, crisis, depression, or PMS, I get immediate interest. After all, what woman has not lived through these experiences and what husband does not have the scars to prove it?
But when I share the title of this book, one of two things happen.
If I am talking to a man and I happen to mention that my newest book is called Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Gets Hurt, he smiles politely. But I can see that he is still waiting for the punch line.
If I am speaking to a woman, however, her eyes begin to glow and her face reflects a conflicting blend of agony and delight and finally, yes, even gratitude. Her death grip on my arm speaks silent volumes. Her message is clear: “Yes! Finally ! Someone that understands!”
When it come to chocolate and stress, women don’t need a punch line.
We get the connection.
The fact is. When we are feeling anxious or blue, chocolate seems to call our names, doesn’t it? One explanation might be found in the fact that chocolate stimulates production of something called phenyl ethylamine. Nicknamed the “love molecule,” phenyl ethylamine is the hormone that creates that intoxicating “in love” feeling that sweeps us off our feet when romance is new.
Is it any wonder we’re crazy about our chocolate?
Chocolate may be the next best thing to sex, but it can’t do miracles. The fact is, there are times when life feels overwhelming and not even a jumbo bag of M and M’s will do the trick.
Contents by Chapter
- Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary…How Does Your Garden Grow?.....15
- Minivacations Even a Travel Agent Could Love…..24
- A Friend in Need, Needs a Friend Indeed…..37
- Would You Like a Little Cheese with Your Whine?.....49
- Here’s a Story of a Man Named Brady…..59
- Sweet Dreams…..66
- Simplify Your Life…..78
- No Trespassing…..93
- The Care and Feeding of a Grudge…..102
- The Doctor Is In…..115
- Tickle Your Inner Child…..124
- It’s All in Your Head…..133
- Draw a Line in the Sand…..145
- Love Your Body…..156
- Tend to Your Soul…..162
Paperback 172 pages ISBN: 0-8007-5694-0