Saturday, April 23, 2011

Your Present: A Half Hour of Peace (A Review and Giveaway)


Thirty minutes of peace, quiet, rejuvenation, and a feeling of complete contentment with what lies ahead.
If someone could give me THAT, I would pay them. A lot. 
Luckily, someone can (and it’s only $14.95 US).
She is stress-relief expert Susie Mantell, and her award-winning CD is called “Your Present: A Half Hour of Peace” from Relax…Intuit LLC.
A half-hour of peace… can someone please tell my kids that?  (I’m totally kidding. I love my kids and all of their craziness).
Stress management isn’t always something I am good at, so I was interested in Susie’s CD. I figured if there was any way I was going to get a half hour away from my 5 kids ages 6 years and under to actually listen to this audio, it would be in the car as I was driving and they were all strapped in.
The first thing Susie says as the CD starts playing is NOT to listen to it in the car. Ha!  Well, luckily my hubby was driving, so I could slip away.  It is important to point out that because this CD is deeply relaxing it should definitely not be listened to in the car—unless you're using headphones and NOT driving.

The first thing I noticed was that Susie’s voice is incredibly calming. She’s almost whispering as she describes to you where she wants you to go, and what she wants you to do. Throughout her exercises, you breath life and light in, and bad feelings and tension out. I really enjoyed her message that you should have a place of peace inside of you that you can go to anytime you need it. It will always be there, you just have to know how to access it.
She goes through each part of your body, having you release tension and filling yourself with light. She confirms to you that you are significant, and that you are loved. She has you create your place of peace in your mind, and has you travel there and alter it to be what you want it to be, and with whomever makes you happiest. It’s your place of peace, and you have complete control. (Something I rarely have with 5 little ones!) 
Her voice is soothing, and the background music makes it easy to drift away. You can also decide if the exercises will help you to drift off to a peaceful sleep when you are done, or aid you in becoming calm, but alert and ready to take on any tasks you have ahead.


Susie Mantell has been recognized for her talents in the Los Angeles Times, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, Publishers Weekly, Weight Watchers, RedBook, Billboard, as well as by those in the medical/business sectors who use Susie’s methods, tips, and audio to aid patients, co-workers, and customers with stress, depression, insomnia, etc. It really is a gift to allow yourself and decide to be happy, let worries and stress go, and just be. Be happy. And then share it.


This CD is a great form of meditation that is healing to mind, body, and spirit. Susie truly has a gift!  And her award winning stress-relief CD would be a wonderful gift this Mother’s Day (or any day, really).


BUY: Find Susie Mantell’s “Your Present: A Half Hour of Peace” at bookstores everywhere: 
ISBN 978-09640724-1-0, or online at http//:www.relaxintuit.com/cd.asp

WIN: One lucky Moana Saves winner will win a copy of the award winning stress-relief CD, Susie Mantell’s “Your Present: A Half Hour of Peace". To enter just tell us what you do to relieve stress now.  This is your mandatory entry which means you have to do it first before earning additional entries.

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
3. Follow 
Moana Saves on Twitter.

4. Follow Relax Intuit on Twitter.
5. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar).
6. Like the 
Moana Saves Facebook page.

7. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following: #win susie mantell's award winning stress-relief CD from @relaxintuit and @moanasaves ends 5/7 http://bit.ly/exqC32

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway. He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S. This giveaway ends on 5/7/11
at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time). One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org. I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

 *I was not paid, but did recieve a copy of Susie Mantell's stress-relief CD so I could facilitate this review. Any and all opinions here are my own. 

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