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Cynthia Daddona

Diary of a Modern Day Goddess
by Cynthia Daddona


Category: Spirituality/Women’s Issues
Imprint: HCI
Binding: Trade Paper Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 1558748253 Page: 150pp
Price: $10.95 Case Qty.: 0


When most people hear the word "goddess," it conjures up an image of Greek

mythology. Names like Venus, Aphrodite and Athena pop into your head. But

award-winning writer Cynthia Daddona, author of Diary of a Modern-Day Goddess

(Health Communications,Inc., $10.95) gives us a much simpler definition of a "goddess"

— a woman in touch with her joyful, feminine and spiritual self. But she doesn’t stop there.

With a fresh, humorous twist on the topic of spirituality in a modern-day world, Cynthia

muses: "A modern-day goddess is a woman who focuses more on her inner spirit and

inner soul than her inner thighs!"So how does one accomplish this if they don’t even

know they are out of touch in the first place? Cynthia encourages readers to take an

"en-LightenUp-ment" (TM) journey, meant to inspire and entertain you as you explore

your own divine inner self:


  • Dial your angels direct

  • Be kind to your mind and love your body

  • Nurture a cranky inner child

  • Send yourself flowers, act surprised when they arrive

  • Make peace, make a difference, make love

  • Take the road less traveled, but not when it’s grid-locked



Readers join Cynthia in her "goddess" journey as she shares what she’s learned along the way: lightheartedness, joy, laughter, a protection of grace, love, courage, self-nurturing, self-talk, meditation, yoga, feng shui, chakra balancing, inspiratiofrom other goddesses, and a never-ending curiosity of life. From inhaling an infusion of orange blossom scents to triumphin over adversity to writing love letters to oneself, Cynthia Daddona makes us laugh with her insightful'ness on finding Nirvana at Nordstrom to balancing her chakras, tires andcheckbook for under $100! Complete with inner wisdom realizations, humorous essays, quizzes and contemplative questions, Diary of Modern-Day Goddess offers inspiration, spiritual truths and life lessons with laughter and chuckles that will soothe your soul.


"As a speaker and author of Diary of A Modern Day Goddess®, Cynthia will nurture your spirit, uplift your soul and tickle your funny bone." — Jack Canfield, Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul® and Co-author The Power of Focus and The Success Principles

"Cynthia is a very funny lady. She got me in touch with my inner goddess, who turned out to be an old woman named Maude Frickert. I was so taken by her book on enlightenment, I leave the lights on 24 hours a day." — Jonathan Winters, Legendary Comedian

From Publisher’s Weekly

"Cynthia Daddona shows readers that is a beautiful toolin the continuing quest for inner wisdom in her Diary of A Modern-Day Goddess. In the word of HCI communications director Kim Weiss, "As much as we’re enamored of this category, we’re also happy to find a book there an author can make fun of it and herself in a tasteful way and enlighten us at the same time." Indeed, the author muses on affirmations, yoga, yogurt, finding Nirvana and even finding the perfect pump at Nordstrom’s. You go, goddess."


From NAPRA ReView

"Daddona is fast, funny, and fervent to a tee about her prescription for modern-day Goddess remedial work. With this tongue-in-check diary, she brings the term — and the being — back into the mainstream. Nothing witchy about, no ancient Sumerian descent or woman exiled from Olympus: Daddona’s approach to Goddesshood is a straightforward combination of good self-care, honoring intuition and guidance, repeating positive affirmations, and believing them. Add a little bit of hard work, plenty of rest, good girlfriends, and a few fun practices like feng shui, yoga, and massage, and you’re on your way to becoming a full-fledged, 100 percent Goddess. (For men, read upon how to support your gal in her goal of heaven on earth.) Of course, it wouldn’t be a respectable modern-day Goddess guide without a brief glossary of "Inspiring Ancient Goddesses" — reacquaint yourself with favorites, or discover a new friend for today’s journey. Keep a diary

Amazon Topseller Book
Diary of a Modern Day Goddess

"Lighthearted Enlightenment


A Greek Islands Destination Cooking Class
(Santorini, Greece)

TV Program
Hosted by Cynthia Daddona

From New York Times'
“My #1 choice for a fabulous gift is A Greek Islands Destination

Cooking Class (DVD). It is one of the most beautiful (and

educational) productions I’ve seen. Cynthia Daddona hosts this

cooking-lesson-tour-romantic-interlude from the Greek island of

Santorini. This 71-minute DVD is as much a travelogue as it is a

cooking video. The videography is beautiful, Cynthia is an

engaging host, and the recipes are oh-so tempting. A section of

the production is devoted to exploring ingredients, and it’s

fascinating! If you can’t take a trip to the Greek islands this year,

this is the next best thing!”
Nancy Gaifyllia, New York Times’ About.Com:Greek Food

“Greece is the Culinary Word! If you ache for the Aegean yet your bank account hurts even more, let Cynthia Daddona and her latest release, A Greek Islands Destination Cooking Class take you to the spectacular archipelago of Santorini. Daddona, know for her best-selling book Diary of A Modern Day Goddess, was married on this enchanted isle, so she’s a perfect guide to its beauty and culinary bounty.”— George Yatchisin, Food Editor – The Santa Barbara Independent

From Viewers

I liked this DVD because I got an overall picture in my mind of Santorini, which I would hope to visit someday soon. I liked the menu and the cooking demonstration from the restaurant. I found it easy and informative. I liked hearing about the native plants that were used for the recipes. To me, interspersing the photos of the wedding and of this incredibly beautiful island only enhanced the DVD for me. I liked the travelogue that went along with the cooking demo. All in all it was fun and informative to watch.”
— K. Carralejo


“What a little treasure this DVD is! I was looking forward to viewing this DVD, as I am of Greek descent and have visited the beautiful island of Santorini many times. I also enjoy regional Greek Cuisine and found the recipes and techniques in this DVD very intriguing and I think easily adaptable for the home chef. The bonus section at the end showcases various cheeses and herbs of Santorini, and is definitely a visual treat for the most die-hard foodie!

Interspersed among the cookery class and food tips are scenes of the natural beauty of the island, and glimpses of a tradional Greek Island wedding. I really liked the personal story and felt like I was experiencing the culture of Santorini. Additionally, the scenery is so gorgeous!!!”
— Terry Chlentzos, Calif.

Crete: Under the Grecian Sun
                       A Culinary-Travel Journey
                with The Goddess and the Greek
                              TV Program
                  Hosted by Cynthia Daddona

Cynthia Daddona’s 2nd romantic culinary-travel documentary, Crete – Under the Grecian Sun with The Goddess and the Greek®, filmed on the delicious Greek island of Crete – the birthplace of the research for the world famous Mediterranean Diet. Experience the new Tuscany on the Aegean Sea without leaving home! (After a purchasing, via streaming or DVD, the documentary Crete – Under the Grecian Sun, contact us to receive Free Recipes to create your own Mediterranean inspired meal and movie night)

Crete – Under the Grecian Sun showcases Crete’s bountiful food traditions and tables, both ancient and modern, vibrant and vital villages, wisdoms of the Yia Yias (grandmas), working farm-to-table agritourism sites, contemporary hotels and spas, sun-soaked sandy beaches, goddess-centric ancient Minoan culture, archaeological splendors of rich history, and natural majestic landscapes reminiscent of a Tuscany on the Aegean Sea. Cretan culture today is a blend of mainly Greek along with touches of Venetian & Turkish influences.  Its cuisine is forever an ethnic cornucopia of tastes and smells using the freshest local ingredients and time-honored recipes.  This delicious, fun and informative program is the next best thing to actually being in Crete!

Learn more, watch the trailer and read happy comments from viewers on my blog post. View or Download the Press Release for Crete: Under the Grecian Sun.

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