Sugar Shock Readers: What Would You Like in My Next Book? (Last Call)

Attention, readers of my first book, Sugar Shock.

Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ This is the last call for any ideas on what to include in my next book.

I'm now making last-minute changes and editing to my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet,which will be released next year by Hay House. (Here's the original announcement.)

My next book will provide you a simple, six-week mind-body-spirit plan that will allow you to easily cut back on those quickie carbs so you can shed excess weight, boost your libido, increase your energy, and much more.

Please, dear readers of Sugar Shock, as I'm doing final rewriting and editing for Sugar Shock Diet, tell me what you'd like to see included.

What would make your life easier and sweeter?

Please tell us now, on this Sugar Shock Blog, and on the Facebook Smart Habits Fans Page what you'd like to see in this next book.

Gab with the Gurus Presents Experts Galore for 3-Year Anniversary

Gab_With_the_Gurus (2) This week marks the three-year anniversary of my show, Gab with the Gurus on BlogTalkRadio.

Here is a press release now being distributed about the show.

World-Renowned Sleep Doctor Dr. Michael Breus, Love Expert Lauren Frances, Emotional Wellness Guru Deborah King, Social Media Wizard, Mike Stelzner Begin Celebration of Gab with the Gurus Three-Year Anniversary

Experts Regularly Empower Listeners Around the World on the Gab with the Gurus Show


NEW YORK–Starting week, world-renowned “Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael Breus, love coach Lauren Frances, emotional wellness expert Deborah King, spiritual leader Marianne Williamson, and social media wizard Mike Stelzner appear on the Gab with the Gurus Show (, which is celebrating its three-year anniversary.

The Gab with the Gurus Show—which is hosted by internationally recognized speaker, bestselling author, journalist, and Freedom Coach Connie Bennett—regularly presents internationally acclaimed guests, who are bestselling authors, celebrities, and recognized experts from a variety of fields.

Gab with the Gurus guests give worldwide listeners valuable, life-changing information about a variety of subjects, including health, fitness, wealth, social networking, business development, self-help, personal empowerment, the Law of Attraction, business, blogging, social networking, relationships, human potential, self-growth, celebrities, and more. The show–which airs on the acclaimed–also features popular TV and film stars, as well as best-selling fiction writers.

“Every week, we’re pleased to present internationally recognized gurus and celebrities, who are here to educate, empower and motivate listeners to Get a Life That Rocks™,” says Gab with the Gurus founder and host Connie Bennett.

“Each guest gives listeners one or more simple tips that are easy to implement immediately,” adds Bennett, who normally hosts the Gab with the Gurus Show every Wednesday at 2 pm EST.

As part of the three-year-anniversary celebration for the rest of the month, Gab with the Gurus shows will air every weekday at 2 pm EST. (Most shows are live interviews.)

People from around the world can listen to Gab with the Gurus Show on BlogTalkRadio several ways:

During the Gab with the Gurus three-year anniversary celebration this month, these best-selling authors and world-renowned experts are scheduled:

  • Transformational teacher Marianne Williamson, author of A Course in Weight Loss
  • Love coach Lauren Frances, author of Dating, Mating, and Man Handling
  • Deborah King, emotional wellness expert and author of the new book, Be Your Own Shaman
  • Happiness and love expert Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason
  • Social media wizard Mike Stelzner, author of the new book, Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition
  • “Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael Breus, author of the new book, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan
  • Renowned love expert Dr. Diana Krischner, author of the new book, Sealing the Deal
  • Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, a social media marketing firm and author of new book, Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (& Other Social Networks)
  • Stress Relief Expert Lauren E. Miller, author of 99 Things You Wish You Know Before Stressing Out
  • Positive change advocate Brian Vaszily, author of the new book, The 9 Intense Experiences
  • World-renowned Lauren Mackler, author of the new book, Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life
  • The late “Grandfather of Fitness” Jack LaLanne (this is a replay of a previous show)
  • Equinox Group Fitness Manager Mark Hendricks on the value and fun of exercising
  • Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid and the Think Big Manifesto
  • And more

Previous guests on the Gab with the Gurus Show have included:

  • Recognized TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz
  • The Secret teachers John Assaraf, Lisa Nichols and Joe Vitale
  • Bloggers and social media experts Robert Scoble and Chris Brogan
  • The “Pied Piper” of Facebook Mari Smith
  • “Skinny Bitch” Kim Barnouin
  • Actress and best-selling author Suzanne Somers
  • Actress and author Marilu Henner
  • Creativity expert Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way and The Writing Diet);
  • “FlyLady” Marla Cilley (Body Clutter and Sink Reflections);
  • Law of Attraction expert Arielle Ford (The Soulmate Secret);
  • Transformational expert Dr. Barbara DeAngelis;
  • “Celebrity Fit Club’s” Harvey Walden, IV Harvey Walden’s No Excuses! Fitness Workout);
  • New media expert Sreenath Sreenivasan;
  • Healing expert and bestselling author Dr. Bernie Siegel;
  • Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, authors of The Fifth Element
  • Journalist Gary Taubes (Why We Get Fat);
  • Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman (The UltraMind Solution);
  • blogger Melissa Lafsky;
  • “Goals Guy” Gary Ryan Blair;
  • Celebrity health and fitness expert JJ Virgin, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy
  • Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow;
  • TV personality Susan Powter (“Stop the Insanity”);
  • Celebrity fitness trainer Gina Lombardi (host of “FitNation” and author of Deadline Fitness);
  • Martha Stewart’s fitness trainer Mary Tedesco
  • Renowned cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra, co-author of Connie’s book Sugar Shock
  • Montel Williams, who talked about how his battle with MS and much more
  • Valerie Waters, personal trainer to Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel or Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Garner
  • Actress Lisa Rinna
  • Online marketer Mitch Meyerson
  • Relationship guru Dr. Pat Allen
  • Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin
  • Zumba founder Alberto “Beto” Perez
  • “First Lady of Nutrition” Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman on Cell Phones & Electronic Pollution
  • Janet Atwood on finding your passion
  • David Wolfe on raw foods
  • And many more

The Gab with the Gurus Radio Show was founded in June 2008 by author, speaker, and coach Connie Bennett. Previously, on July 10, 2007, she had created the Stop Sugar Shock Show, which she renamed a year later to more accurately reflect the broad scope of topics covered.

The Gab with the Gurus Shows airs on the popular, fast-growing, the first and largest online radio citizen broadcasting network. BlogTalkRadio—which attracts 7 million listeners each month—was hailed as “a populist force in cyberspace” by Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz.

Again, to listen to the Gab with the Gab Gurus Show, go live at 2 pm EST Wed. to Also, listen later at and, or via iTunes.

Gab with the Gurus host Connie Bennett is an acclaimed speaker, journalist, certified life coach, certified health coach, and author of the Sugar Shock: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life—And How You Can Get Back on Track (Berkley Books), which has been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Marilu Henner, Dr. Joseph Mercola and others.

Her next book, The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get a Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter Life, will be published in 2012 by Hay House.

Now sugar-free (mostly) for 13 years, Connie helps people easily release their sugar addiction and other bad habits (what he calls babits™). Her Sugar Freedom Now Course (or Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks)–available via teleseminar and webinar–has drawn rave reviews from fans around the world.

Again, here’s how to listen to the Gab with the Gurus Show:

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Global Water Prayer at Noon Your Time Today: Masaru Emoto Issues Invitation

Emoto Peace Project top I'm on deadline writing my book, Beyond Sugar Shock for Hay House — it's due in one week! — but I need to take time out to share this very important message. Thanks to Stacey Robyn of Go Gratitude for telling me about this.

Renowned water researcher and lover Masaru Emoto has issued a global prayer invitation for March 31, 2011 at noon your time.  See his note below, and join us at Noon to send Love and Gratitude to the waters of Japan and to all waters of the world.

"Thank you for adding your energy, Love, Gratitude and intention to this day of Global Prayer," Stacey writes. "Remember, each and every person makes a world of difference, and that person is YOU!"

URGENT: A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto, author of Messages
in Water plus other related books.

A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto:

To All People Around the World,

URGENT: A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto, author of Messages
from Water
plus other related books.

A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto:

To All People Around the World,

Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at
the nuclear plants in Fukushima , Japan !   By the massive
earthquakes of Magnitude 9 and surreal massive tsunamis,
more than 10,000 people are still missing…even now… It has
been 16 days already since the disaster happened. What makes
it worse is that water at the reactors of Fukushima Nuclear
Plants started to leak, and it's contaminating the ocean, air
and water molecule of surrounding areas.

Human wisdom has not been able to do much to solve the
problem, but we are only trying to cool down the anger of
radioactive materials in the reactors by discharging water
to them.   Is there really nothing else to do?   I think there is.

During over twenty year research of dado measuring and
water crystal photographic technology, I have been witnessing
that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration
of human prayer no matter how far away it is.   Energy
formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really means that
Energy = number of people and the square of people's

Now is the time to understand the true meaning. Let us all
join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet
earth. I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan , but
all around the world to please help us to find a way out the
crisis of this planet!!

The prayer procedure is as follows.

Day and Time:  March 31st, 2011 (Thursday)
12:00 noon in each time zone

Please say the following phrase:

"The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to
make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you, and
we love you."

Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times
as you put your hands together in a prayer position.
Please offer your sincere prayer.   Thank you very much
from my Heart.

With love and gratitude,

Masaru Emoto Messenger of Water

See his message below.

Jack LaLanne: Tribute to the Legendary Grandfather of Fitness

JackLaLanneolder As you may have already read on my Sugar Shock Blog, Jack LaLanne — who passed away yesterday — was one of my heroes.

Can you think of another man, who's been as influential in the field of fitness?

And can you think of another person, who's been as outspoken as he was on the dangers of sugar and refined carbs?

As I mentioned here, I've had the pleasure to interview Jack several times.

I encourage you to listen now to my Tribute Show to Jack LaLanne, the enthusiastic, energetic Kind of Fitness and Sugar-Free Pioneer. (The tribute includes my interview with Jack LaLanne on May 1, 2008, right after I'd celebrated 10 years sugar free.)

Please join me anytime. I invite you to listen to my Tribute Show now.

Listen now. 

Hurrah! Computer Fixed!

Computer_6_tnb After a fabulous weekend getting inspired and exhilarated by the Hay House I Can Do It! Conference in Tampa and listening to such fabulous people as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Cheryl Richardson, Marianne Williamson, Robert Holden and Dr. Brian Weiss, I came back home to a tempermental computer.

Suffice it to say that a virus blasted my computer to smithereens.

For two days, it was downright tough to work, because everythng was SLOW, SLOW, SLOW.

Every little step I took would stall my computer.

Firefox wouldn't stay open — it was shutting down often.

Sending emails was pretty much impossible.

In short, my computer was so sluggish, sputtering and malfunctioning that I was fearful it would just die in the middle of my Sweeter Holiday webinars/teleseminars.

So I had to make a tough decision. I had to cancel last night's programs with Gift Guru Robyn Spizman and acclaimed hypnotherapist Steve G. Jones. Don't worry: we're rescheduling them.

How awful it would have been if my computer had shut down in the middle of a program!

Heart-smiley-face-download For hours — I think it was five, maybe six or seven — my computer guy worked hard at fixing my computer. (He's still catching up.)

Ultimately, he had to take out my hard drive, put in a new one, install a new Windows 7, move over all my data, including the book I'm writing (Beyond Sugar Shock for Hay House), set up my email account again, etc., etc.

Now, I'm hunting for documents and I'm way behind!

But, yeah! I'm now a very happy woman with a super fast computer that's making it possible to get my work done so much quicker!

My computer guy says it's now even better than new. And thankfully, I have lots more space, too, because I was running out of space, too! (Lots of space is NICE and NEEDED since I'm now writing my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, for Hay House.)

So we're back today for the Sweeter Holiday Summit. Join us tonight's exciting programs at 6 pm Eastern with Steve G. Jones.

Wondering what the Sweeter Holiday Summit is?

This event features 40 experts, whose mission is to help you thrive this holiday season.

SweeterHoliday_blog size 18 Sign up now at, and you'll be able to listen to the fabulous program with the acclaimed FlyLady yesterday. (Thankfully, I was still able to hold that program before my computer got even worse. Stay tuned for a post about our fabulous webinar/teleseminar with her.)

Just submit your email address at Then, you can listen for FREE for 48 hours to all programs. If your schedule is hectic, don't fret, because you can listen afterwards, at any time if you upgrade to the V.I.P. All Access Anytime Pass.  

We'd love to have you join us. But hurry and sign up now, because space is limited.

Please note that the figure is incorrect. We're now having more than 30 experts — at present 40 Gurus in health, wealth, wellness, Feng shui, inner peace, finance, Law of Attraction, weight loss and more will help you to make this your best holiday season yet.

Get Motivated by the Spiritual Cinema Circle

Do you find yourself getting blue, discouraged or frustrated at times?

What you need is a regular inspirational boost. And you can get that, thanks to my friends at the Spiritual Cinema Circle.

Spiritual Cinema Circle

Being a member of this movie club is one of the most loving things you can do for yourself or your loved ones.

You get the most amazing movies. For instance, this month, I received the wonderful films, “The Bling of Being” and “Do You Wanna Dance?” Plus, I got the shorts, “Gaiam Portraits with Marcia Wieder” and “Nativity.”

You’ll be intrigued by “The Bling of Being,” which is about a modern day Holy Man, who has advised celebrities, presidents, rock stars and elderly people.

I strongly recommend that you check out the exciting Spiritual Cinema Circle.

What’s cool is that you can even join for a free trial.

Join Spiritual Cinema Circle now and please let me know what you think. 

Make sure to tell your friends or gift a gift membership. Just send them to

Disclosure: Please note that I’m a hearty affiliate of the Spiritual Cinema Circle so if you order, I’ll get a small commission so I can kept bringing you quality information, programs and services that sweeten your life.