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May 28, 2021

Living Your Best Life by Robert Kiltz, MD ~ a Review

by MK French

Dr. Kiltz is a reproductive endocrinologist, making a name for himself by taking a more holistic approach to treating his patients. A lot of that was borne out of treating their issues, as well as on a personal level when his sister died, his best friend died from cancer, his marriage was failing and he had a poor relationship with his daughter. He sought to pursue health and wellness, not just treating illness; the culmination of all this is to cope better when there are setbacks and challenges in life.

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Living Your Best Life
April 2021; Waterside Productions; 978-1951805708
ebook, print (252 pages); self-help
Living Your Best Life
is separated into sections involving mind, body, and spirit. Though it may sound “woo woo” for a doctor to embrace those philosophies, it’s a powerful and known phenomenon that stress will affect all three. The immune system is compromised, symptoms of depression and anxiety develop, and burnout sometimes leads to disillusionment and despondency. Dr. Kiltz writes about the influence that belief systems have on our outlook, ways of interpreting the world around us, and the choices we make. It isn’t just the realm of psychiatry where this matters, given how far-reaching the effects can be throughout the mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Kiltz lays out the foundations for the chapter and works in his actionable advice into it. He doesn’t make checklists to follow, but will describe in detail processes for mediation, relaxation, discovering areas of stress in your life, and what to focus on to change it. There’s overlap between our minds, bodies, and spirits, so it’s not really much of a surprise that forgiveness and controlling stress are discussed in the “body” section of the book, or intuition (arguably a “mind” concept) in the “spirit” section. My only complaint about the book is that paragraphs are long and dense, so I often have to stop and reread sections to really absorb them. I suspect this a book best digested in smaller chunks, and integrated slowly and mindfully into your life, rather than all at once. In any case, doing that truly allows for lasting results.

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and a golden retriever. 

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