Archives for the month of: December, 2015


A New Year Full of Wonderful Possibilities….Gotta Love It!

santa greeting

Wishing all of our “Gotta Love It” followers a very Merry Christmas — hope Santa is good to YOU!

Santa Claus, Christmas and all things magical – Gotta Love It!



If you need one last minute stocking stuffer or a literary treat for yourself that will help you to stop for a few minutes and take time out from the rush to enjoy the natural world, we heartily recommend Mike Lubow’s wonderful new volume, “Wild Notes”, published by Birdwatcher Books.

This is an easy book to read when you are pressed for time, because each entry describes one of Lubow’s encounters with a winged creature in nature, and is only a page long. But what a page, filled with emotion, passion, perceptions and observations that connect birds and their activities in nature with man and the challenges of daily living.

“Wild Notes” by Mike Lubow – Gotta Love It!


We recently had the good fortune to be introduced to a wonderful product from Serenity Acres Farm in Pinetta, Florida (www.

Their line of Fresh Goat’s Milk Soap provides the perfect stocking stuffer for people of all ages on your gift list. Not does every variety of this wonderful artisan product have a divine, fresh aroma, the soap makes your skin feel baby soft and works up a great lather if you want to use it as a shower soap. Happy Soaps by Happy Goats is the Farm’s motto — our favorite varieties include Christmas Spice for the holiday season, along with Pest-Off!  and Stress-Free.

Serenity Acres Farm Fresh Goat’s Milk Soap – Gotta Love It!


Our book pick this week is Robert Wintner – “Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion and a Cerebral Aneurysm”(

The author recounts an amazing medical journey when his beloved wife experiences a brain aneurysm and the couple encounter the many challenges associated with modern day traditional healthcare systems. This is one book that will make you bless your own good health and those of loved ones this holiday season.

“BrainStorm” by Robert Wintner – Gotta Love It!


If you are looking to study a complicated subject matter like Physiology but with the subject matter presented in an ingenious, clever and fun way to learn, look no further than the series of Manga Guides published by No Starch Press (

The books contain both a cartoon storyline as well as text to explain such complicated subject matters as the Physiology of the human body, Databases, Linear Algebra, BioChemistry and more. There are a total of 10 Manga Guides which can make learning even the most complex material intriguing, challenging and fun!

The Manga Guide Series from No Starch Press – Gotta Love It!


AquaBall is a naturally flavored, sugar-free and calorie-free water that is the perfect beverage addition to any holiday party (

Decorating every Christmas-ball shaped bottle is an animated character — Disney’s popular “Frozen” characters are featured on the Berry Frost flavor, with four different Disney princesses decorating the  Fruit Punch AquaBalls. The grape flavored 12-ounce ball feature Marvel Avenger Heroes on the label, with Orange AquaBalls decorated with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and  Donald and DaisyDuck. This shape is fun to drink from and easy even for little hands to handle. And every sip provides your guests with a good source of vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 and Vitamin C. Guaranteed to delight children of all ages!

AquaBall Naturally Flavored Water – Gotta Love It!



No amount of pills or medication are going to fix what’s causing the world to live in a state of anxiety or fear these days. But Behavior Coach Beverly Flaxington has developed a very effective program for achieving a more relaxed and anxiety-free life , outlined in a book called “Self-Talk for a Calmer You” (

We challenge you to count how many times today you talk negatively to yourself or frame a situation with questions and comments in your mind that are disempowering and negative even before you know the full facts about a given situation. If you commit to doing what Flaxington suggests in this nifty little book, you’ll be rewarded with much lower anxiety levels, freeing up your energy for more productive activities. And couldn’t the world use more people focusing on productive, creative endeavors!!

“Self-Talk for a Calmer You” by Beverly Flaxington – Gotta Love It!



If you are someone who suffers from any sort of digestive issue, give your tummy a break and invest in The Complete Prebiotic & Probiotic Health Guide: A Vegetarian Plan for Balancing Your Gut Flora (

Authors Drt. Maitreyi Raman, Angela Sirounis and Jennifer Shrubsole present a comprehensive guide to using food and smart dietary choices in order to balance the flora environment of your GI tract which is essential to maintaining good health and helping to prevent chronic illness. Especially with the holiday party binging season in full swing, using this 8-step balancing plan and the 14-day meal plan provided, along with 175 delicious recipes, you will be starting the New Year on the right, healthy path.

The Complete Prebiotic & Probiotic Health Guide: A Vegetarian Plan for Balancing Your Gut Flora – Gotta Love It!

papua coffee

Coffee lovers who enjoy a slightly sweet, very aromatic blend with chocolate overtones will love finding a bag of Papau New Guinea Estate whole bean coffee from Smiling Dog Coffee Company in their Christmas stocking (

We love making regular coffee purchases from Smiling Dog because you get to select an animal charity that also benefits from your purchase, so that’s a double win. And every purchases earns you “beans” toward future discounts. The company recently added new Peppermint Mocha and Gingerbread Cookie Seasonal Blends to their offerings.

Smiling Dog Coffee Company – Gotta Love It!