Vital Energy: The 7 Keys to Invigorate Body, Mind, and Soul

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The roller-coaster life of the flamboyant creator of General Motors

""A well-written biography.""--New York Times

""A well-executed glimpse of one of the giants of the automobile industry.""--Publishers Weekly

Long before Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, and Bill Gates, there was William C. Durant (1861-1947), the flamboyant businessman who made deals at warp speed to build General Motors and the automotive industry. Now in paperback, The Deal Maker brings Durant, a self-starter obsessed with making it and being seen as making it, to thrilling life. Thriving on the art of the deal, Durant was buying companies at the rate of one every thirty days at the height of his career. By 1910, he had brought together twenty-five automobile firms into what would become the General Motors empire. Then, gambling on a run on GM stock, Durant was forced into a buyout, which unseated him from GM, leaving him without the financial wherewithal to ever succeed again. Featuring some of the most important figures in the history of the automotive industry and American business, including Henry Ford, David Buick, Albert Champion, Louis Chevrolet, Alfred P. Sloan, and Pierre Du Pont, The Deal Maker is a fast-paced, rousing tale of Durant's dizzying success and abject failure.

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The subject of energy is never far from most people's minds. We wish we had more, we wonder where what we used to have went, and we worry that our future energy is overcommitted to work and other obligations from which we derive no pleasure.

Vital Energy seems the perfect book for solving this increasingly widespread dilemma. Based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, which originated in India, it will help you identify yourself as an earth-, fire-, or wind-based personality. (Earth people tend to be more nurturing, fire people more competitive and driven, wind people more flighty and creative.) And then it presents seven key ways in which each of those types can improve their lives: finding yourself, eliminating toxins, feeding yourself better, building loving relationships, exercising, finding meaning in your work, playing passionately, and finding happiness and contentment by simply being alive.

While that may sound like an ethereal set of goals and standards, Dr. David Simon's advice is really focused and easy to apply. For example, in the chapter on exercise, a fire person is told to choose outdoor or water-based fitness activities and to not make exercise another way in which he asserts his competitive drive. In the chapter on building loving relationships, Dr. Simon offers a way to "metabolize" feelings so that you can digest them, absorb what you need, and eliminate the rest, as you would with food. There's even advice on how to have better bowel movements in the morning.

Dr. Simon is medical director of Deepak Chopra's Center for Well Being, so the readers most interested in Dr. Chopra's work will probably be drawn to Vital Energy. But it would be a shame if this book only ended up in the hands of those already familiar with Ayurvedic medicine and philosophy. Vital Energy is a completely engaging, easy-to-follow introduction to Ayurveda, and anyone searching for better health, vitality, and well-being should give it a read. --Lou Schuler

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’This book is a treasure trove of information. Vital energy is our most precious personal resource, and David Simon teaches us how to create it and maintain it." —Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love and Enchanted Love The secret to vitality and happiness is within your grasp. Why are so many people overwhelmed by fatigue, lack of enthusiasm, and depression? Why are so many people haunted by the sense that something vitally important is missing from their lives? David Simon explains that these feelings come from a lack of personal connection to what is truly important. Each of us has an inner treasury of energy and creativity, but many of us have lost the key. True happiness is impossible without clear access to our own reservoir of vitality. This book shows you how to tap into this reservoir. Vital Energy nourishes the body, mind, and soul with a practical program designed for genuine and lasting benefits. Featuring a balance of compassionate spiritual wisdom, down-to-earth health advice, and remarkably beautiful, insightful writing, Vital Energy delivers a proven healing plan for the majority of us who experience symptoms of fatigue and weariness—as well as a lack of inspiration and enthusiasm. In Vital Energy, you’ll learn which of the three mind body types you are: earth, fire, or wind—or a combination. With this knowledge, you will understand more about the true nature of your personality and you will be able to help yourself to Dr. Simon’s personalized prescriptions that lead to self-knowledge, cleansing of toxins, healing nutrition, healthy and loving emotions, daily routines in sync with nature, a life balanced between mindful work and joyful play, and an appreciation for the sacred magic of life.

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