Friday, March 29, 2024

Reader Views Review


Alan E. Smith Loving Healing Press (2023)
ISBN: 978-1615997176 Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (03/2024)

Tips and tricks toward achieving a restful sleep.

A report in early March 2024 from the National Council on Aging states that about 30% of adults struggle with symptoms of insomnia. reports that as of July 1, 2023, the United States population is close to 335 million - without doing the math, that's a lot of people. Overall, the struggles related to sleep issues are vast, with some known treatments available while others remain unknown. 

Alan E. Smith has completed research and compiled "101 Tips for Better and More Healthy Sleep." These tips touch on every avenue of thought - holistic, western medicine, technological, and spiritual. Eight categories include ideas about "sleep basics, designing your sleep environment, ways of monitoring your sleep, and alternative options" to reach the widest audience and help the millions of people struggling with sleeping healthily and soundly. The information provided is concise and presented in a manner for the reader to accurately comprehend; each tip is a paragraph in length but includes specifics (statistics) about the topic and additional suggestions to aid the reader. 

This reader found the tips and topics spot on to what is commonly complained about regarding sleep. The additional information provided was knowledge this reader was pleased to learn about; further treatments, suggestions for others, and possibly proactive information for readers like me. I appreciate how the information presented is readable to anyone picking up the book - no scholarly insight needed, just an open mind to suggestions and things to keep in mind to try for yourself, acquaintances, or loved ones.

The book is a mere forty-two pages long, providing condensed information that might be found in a lengthy essay. It is multi-purpose, allowing the reader to further research a topic of interest or settle for the information and suggestions presented. Alan E. Smith’s interest and dedication to the topic are evident through the diligence given to his finished product. "101 Tips for Better and More Healthy Sleep" covers information necessary for all readers to know, especially those struggling with sleep.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Sleep Day

 Is it just me or does it seem silly to have a World Sleep Day.  I mean, isn't sleep meant for night time?

More important, why isn't anyone talking about my latest book, 101 Tips for Better Sleep?

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


 It's that time of year for me to offer my novella Susan's Search for FREE just in case you're looking for a different Christmas gift.  The first week of November will be your opportunity to get this book at no cost.


Sunday, September 10, 2023

Why Not UnBreak Your Health?

 I have to admit that I get a little bit jealous when I read about a more successful health author.  OK, I admit it, almost every other health author is more successful!  But when I read about Dr. Peter Attia and how his book "Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity" has sold over a million copies since March it put me into a serious funk.  Yes, I know his podcast ranks among the top shows for fitness and health while I haven't done a podcast in years, but still.

I believe, as I always have, that we are all responsible for our own health.  I also believe that you need to know all of the options that are available for treatment and therapy not just what your mainstream doctor recommends.  That's why I wrote UnBreak Your Health in the first place.  It wasn't easy to collect over 300 different therapies that range from the very ancient to the most modern but it was finally published by Loving Healing Press and I was thrilled to do my part to help folks find better health.  Now someone else publishes a book and sells over a million copies.  Sigh.

Life goes one, the sun will rise in the East as always, and I will continue to write more books for better health in the hope that one day I'll sell a million copies too.

Monday, July 31, 2023


 "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" according to the Bible.  I was thinking about this and the Byrd's song Turn! Turn! Turn! this week when my royalty check from Loving Healing Press had zero dollars from my book How To UnBreak Your Health.  Yes, I know the last edition is a decade old but dictionaries and other books don't go out of date, do they?  This is the first time this has happened and I thought it was a little sad that years of work can be thrown away.

How To UnBreak Your Health is still a good book about taking responsibility for your own health by showing you over 300 different treatments and therapies.  

Tuesday, May 2, 2023