Review: Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!!


I just finished reading Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!! By Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I will start off with a blurb Harris-Slaughter wrote for Amazon. “Imagine experiencing emotions that have you questioning your sanity. Your body gets overheated at the least bit of excitement and you scramble to find a fan or some air. Or you find yourself in the throes of a panic attack and can’t understand how to shut it off, so you are filled with anxiety wondering when the next one is coming. What if every time you take a drug you experience side-effects that you are warned about on the label? The title was conceived in my mind after I thought over all the situations I had found myself in, how I got out of them, and the effect all of this had on my overall physical and mental well-being.”

While I was reading I found myself relating to Harris-Slaughter in different ways and multiple levels, both personally and as a registered nurse. This book benefits everyone, healthy or not. Tips on relaxation and proper diet are great. I would be remiss if I didn’t write that Vitamin D doesn’t come directly from the sun. To put it simply, our own bodies produce Vitamin D when we are to exposed our sun, the ultraviolet B rays to be exact. If you are on Coumadin (Warfarin), then you do need to check with your doctor regarding foods you can or cannot have regarding vegetables and fruit. One example is grapefruit – this fruit will increase your bleeding time, and potential worst case scenario is a brain bleed. A few of the hardships Harris-Slaughter writes about are similar to ones of my own, both in relationships and in health. That said, everyone can use tips Harris-Slaughter writes about to help reduce stress and therefore panic. Benefits in keeping ones colon healthy are true as well. I know this first hand and can relate. Grief over loss of one’s brother (in Harris-Slaughter’s case two brothers) compounds stress. Harris-Slaughter decided to do what she could to make her own life and her body feel better, and she mixes traditional medicine with natural medicine. I am in agreement with her on this approach. Like Harris-Slaughter wrote “The bottom line is that, you must deal with stress before it deals with you.” Bravo to Harris-Slaughter for having the courage to write about her personal problems and how she arrived at solutions that worked for her and the strength she shows in this book. Harris-Slaughter’s writing style flows easily and her characters are well described. Harris-Slaughter’s narration is excellent and this book rates five stars!

12 thoughts on “Review: Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!!

  1. Mary, I’m glad you took the time to read it. Someone once told me that a bad relationship can cause you stress that can harm you. I didn’t believe it until it happened to me. Thank you so much for your assessment of my book.

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  2. You are welcome. Bad relationships do that for sure Shirley. Been there and done that too many times in the past, but no longer! I took control of my life in the best way I could. I can’t control everything but I can control certain aspects and my stress is way down. A happy gut makes for a happier person. I hope you don’t take personally the points I had regarding medicine and grapefruit, or how our bodies work with the sun to produce Vitamin D. FIVE stars!!

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  3. It wasn’t taken personally at all. I’m always open to learning new things and I am the first one to admit that I don’t have all the answers. I just share what personally worked for me.

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    • The bowel cleansing is a good way for health. Anything for reducing stress. I totally believe in gut health and probiotics. I just wanted to warn those who take Coumadin to not mix that with grapefruit (increase bleeding) and I should have pointed out the veggies that have too much Vitamin K (they make the blood clot – not good when on Warfarin). This is just me and my registered nurse hat. Your book is excellent!

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  4. I have done colon cleansings and firmly believe in them because they cured me of my ailments. And I take probiotics with the guidance of my doctor. Just came from the dentist office today and my teeth and gums are in good shape. I couldn’t be happier to be growing old gracefully. lol

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  5. Mary I was so head over heels in love with my first husband that it completely devastated me to have to leave the marriage. I know the meaning of love turning to hate; and he had nothing to do with our beautiful son. I’m thankful my son wasn’t damaged by his ignorance. I wished I had the courage to tell it all. Maybe I will someday, Telling a little of what I went through in the book was very hard. The RRBC members got me over my reluctance.

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