This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Intuition. The Official Guide to Intuition is Dr. Judith Orloff. Intuition is the power of understanding or realizing something without the use of rational processes.

Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength & Love by Dr. Judith Orloff, is a valuable resource for people interested in intuition, and it is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

By O. Brown "Ms. O. Khannah-Brown" (Twopeas, WA)(TOP 500 REVIEWER)
This review is from: Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength & Love (Hardcover)
This book inspired and motivated me to "get my life together" and design my lifestyle so that I can create positive energy instead of being lethargic, unmotivated, and drained all the time. For me, it provided the key to my problems---too much exposure to environments and people that drain my energy and not enough thought, planning, and assertiveness in setting things up so that I can acccomplish what I need to and want to with my life. I would recommend it highly for anyone who is anxious, depressed, tired, bored---in general, for anyone who would like a program of practical exercises to create more energy in their life.

I like the way the exercises are presented (I usually don't like exercises in self-help books and skip them). They are set off with shading, short, and not bothersome or time-consuming to do. If you are already worn out and tired the last thing you want is more "exercises" to do. Dr. Orloff's exercises are relaxing and add to your life rather than take away.

The book is enjoyable and relaxing to read. I would feel "up" and inspired after reading even a small part. This is the type of book that needs to be digested and re-read, not to grasp the information, but to remind yourself of important truths until they become a part of your life.

Dr. Orloff is an M.D., very knowledgeable, and a Buddhist as well. I found her spiritual orientation helpful and not offensive, although I am a Christian. The book discusses energy, meridians, and chakras in a practical down-to-earth way, assuming no previous exposure to these ideas and not incorporating popular New Age or woo-woo ideas as many books do. Her scientific orientation would be helpful, I would think, to people of any spiritual orientation or background.

Positive Energy provided just the information I needed at the right time. I went through the book, reviewing what I'd highlighted and came up with my own customized plan that I typed up and printed out to distill and emphasize parts that were especially helpful to me; I plan to read and follow this daily. I'd already started implementing her ideas and suggestions, though, and had already begun looking at things "energetically" to see what effect they had on my body, mind, and spirit. Her ideas work, and they really made a difference for me.

Thank you Dr. Orloff, for a truly life-changing book that helped me incredibly, and hopefully will help many others.

Praise for Positive Energy

Positive Energy is a national and Los Angeles Times bestseller and has been translated into 23 languages

Washington Times business column lists Positive Energy as
"best career resource of the month." lists Positive Energy as
"one of the ten best spiritual books of the year."

PBS Book Show "Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick"
"Positive Energy is a 'let me count the ways' of how adults pour out their stores of energy without realizing it. Peppered with exercises and explicit suggestions for how to refuel, the book covers nitty-gritty issues such as work, eating, sex, computers and getting away from the human 'energy vampires' around us. Orloff is a serene maverick."

"Orloff delivers her revivification techniques in thoughtful, accessible prose that some may find an energy builder in itself."
-- Publishers Weekly

"This compassionate and humorous book offers clear tools to safeguard one's life force while encouraging a courageous participation in life and all it brilliantly offers us. I'm so grateful for Judith's generosity in covering so much ground in such a succinct and wise way!"
-- Alanis Morissette
singer-songwriter, activist

"I can honestly say that Dr. Judith Orloff's Positive Energy has changed my life! I have probably bought more copies than anyone on the planet, and given them to friends. In the bookstore this book literally fell off the shelf onto my foot. I thought someone was trying to tell me something! I have always been very senstive to energy, good and bad--now I know how to center myself when the energy is off. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to have a more positive life and get rid of negativity. Judith Orloff is the real deal."
-- Rosanna Arquette

"In Positive Energy remarkable psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff shares her deep insights and unique perspective about finding energy, joy, and combating depression. This book is a gift that keeps on giving. I keep it next to my bed, always."
-- Lynda Obst
Film Producer

"Positive Energy really hit home. I carry it around like a little bible. It tells me where to get energy, who steals it, and how to restore it."
-- Pamela Anderson

"Dr. Judith Orloff has written a brilliant, intriguing, and extremely practical book on how to embrace the energies of life. I consider her to be a true visionary. Judith is the kind of doctor we all wish we had."
-- Caroline Myss, PhD
Author, Sacred Contracts
Read Caroline Myss's review of Positive Energy

"Dr. Orloff's book takes you on a wondrous journey through the mysteries of energy. A must read for anyone who's rushed, stressed, or stopped by fear."
-- Deepak Chopra
Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

-- "Dr. Judith Orloff is an "intuitive empath," able to to gain great insight into people by reading the energy they project."

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-- Shift Magazine -- Institute of Noetic Sciences
Shift Magazine Review of Positive Energy

"Psychiatrist, best-selling author (Second Sight), and medical intuitive to the stars, Orloff returns with a passionate argument for engaged spiritual energy as the single most important factor in fostering personal transformation."
Library Journal Review
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"With this pathbreaking book, Orloff may actually achieve what decades of New Age and Eastern mystical teachings have failed to produce--a respectable niche for energy medicine as a healing option among open-minded physicians and in the mainstream of public awareness."
Phenomena Magazine
Phenomena review of Positive Energy

"Positive Energy is an extraordinary and important work on self-renewal and healing, a gift to each of us. If you read one book this year read this one!"
Georgiana Donadio M.Sc., Ph.d
-- Boston Catholic Televison

"I tend to bring reading material with me in case I have a spare moment, whether it's in the post office or the dentist's waiting room. Wherever I went with Dr. Orloff's book, people would glance at the cover and immediately say, I need that! I need positive energy!"
From Dinah Eng's national column "Between Us"
-- Gannett Newspapers

"Modern psychiatry is seething with new visions of consciousness and how healing takes place, many of which would make poor Freud turn over in his grave. Dr. Judith Orloff is one of the leaders in this rapidly developing field. If you want to find greater peace, energy, and deeper healing, and if traditional therapies are a turnoff, read this book."
-- Larry Dossey, MD
Author of Healing Words and Reinventing Medicine

"Dr. Orloff presents a powerful new approach to increasing energy, relieving fatigue, and finding inner peace. Highly recommended!"
-- Dean Ornish, MD.
Author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

"Dr. Judith Orloff is the real deal--a physician, an authentic human being, a spiritual teacher, and a master of intuition and energy medicine. In this incredibly valuable book she teaches you how to connect with the flow of energy within and around you, and how to optimize it for health, happiness, peace, joy and creativity. This book has the power to help you live from your best self, and realize the power that has always been within you."
-- Joan Borysenko Ph.D
Author of Inner Peace for Busy Women,
and Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

"For those seeking to rise to a new level of energetic living, this book can be an excellent guide, providing both direction and techniques."
-- Bernie Siegel MD
Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Intuition. The Official Guide to Intuition is Dr. Judith Orloff. Dr. Orloff is a a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA. Her latest book Positive Energy (Harmony Books) completes a trilogy of books around awakening intuition and subtle energy. Dr. Orloff has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums—venues where she presents practical intuitive tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people.

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