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‘Her’ Draws Attention To A Disorder That Disrupts The Lives Of Many Teens And Robs Them Of Their Self-Identity

Her by [Johnson, Felicia]

Trish Stevens
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‘Her’ Draws Attention To A Disorder That Disrupts The Lives Of Many Teens And Robs Them Of Their Self-Identity

In ‘Her,’ Felicia Johnson takes us into the mind of a girl suffering with borderline personality disorder, and deftly portrays her hopes and struggles as she desperately tries to understand it.

Tucker, GA – While mental health issues are more freely discussed these days, it’s still difficult to approach someone who might have a problem. But ignoring it is not an option. With courage and great hope, Felicia Johnson deftly portrays the struggles of a girl with borderline personality disorder in Her (8th Street Publishing).

“Her takes readers into the mind of someone who is suffering so they can get a first person view of a painful mental disorder,” says Johnson. “The story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.”

At first glance, Kristen Elliott is a normal seventeen-year-old who loves her family and friends and strives for their approval. But Kristen knows something is wrong with her. In her pain and isolation, she finds fleeting solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who feeds her feelings of self-loathing.
After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in a mental hospital and diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). There, she discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.

Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex nature of the illness known as borderline personality disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from this powerful and compelling story.

“The story is inspired by my life of survival and my childhood best friend, Holly, who suffered from BPD,” Johnson says. “Holly lost her battle with depression and BPD when she was 15 years old and took her own life. Her also illuminates the harsh reality of child abuse in the home and the long term psychological effects it has on everyone involved.”

Johnson is an author, child abuse survivor, and mental health advocate. She works in Atlanta with the Highlands Institute and volunteers with Youth Villages Inner Harbour and Personality Disorder Awareness Network. Johnson was nominated for the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Award of 2014 and Her has been nominated for Georgia Writer’s Association Author of The Year Award. She loves ice cream and seeing her little sister smile.

For more information, please visit the website: www.herthebook.com; follow the author at www.feliciajohnsonauthor.com; feejohnson.wordpress.com; facebook.com/feliciajohnson; twitter.com/FeliciaLJohnson

Her
8th Street Publishing
Available online at http://www.amazon.com/Felicia-Johnson/e/B00D6FUD76,
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/felicia-johnson and https://www.createspace.com/4294653
$16.53; digital $2.99
ISBN-13: 9780615823454

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Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life

 

Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com
www.hcibooks.com/trade

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Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life

What Passengers of Flight 1549 Want Others to Know About Second Chances

Deerfield Beach, FL – On January 15, 2009, the world was mesmerized by “the miracle on the Hudson.” Against all odds, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed a plane plunging toward disaster on the river. More amazingly, all 150 passengers
survived—and, for the most part, with nothing worse (physically) than a few bruises
and soggy clothes. At the time, many of us tried to imagine how we would have
those three chilling words—“Brace for impact”—and then, amazingly, been spared from certain death?

A year later, it’s time for a different, perhaps more meaningful story. What happened to these extremely fortunate passengers when they went home? What was it like to return to their families, their jobs, their neighborhoods—everything familiar, but somehow changed? How did they celebrate coming back from the brink of near-death trauma? How did their loved ones respond to the living proof of a miracle? What has been the real impact they braced for, not of the disaster and death they expected, but of the gift of a “new” life?

Intrigued by these and other questions, authors Dorothy Firman and Kevin Quirk set out to find answers—by asking the survivors themselves. The result is an inspiring collection of first-person accounts: Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life (HCI Books). Along with the personal stories of 25 men and women profoundly affected by Flight 1549—survivors and first-responders—this volume offers lessons about faith, gratitude, wisdom, healing, love, and transformation for everyone in today’s world of upheaval and challenges.
Readers will hear from parents who believed they would never see their teenagers, toddlers, or a child on the way; an ex-Marine officer, a swimming pool serviceman, a nurse, a TV executive, and a boat pilot; survivors who have publicly spoken about their experiences at churches, schools, businesses, and organizations as large as the American Red Cross, as well as those who have remained private. Through their heartfelt, stirring words, their courageous admissions of fear, their humor and their hope, the contributors reinforce the importance of family, knowing what really matters, and discovering our purpose. Throughout and above all, Brace For Impact stands as a testament to how something good—even something wonderful—can emerge out of crisis and tragedy. And that’s a timely, welcome lesson to inspire and comfort everyone.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dorothy Firman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul, among numerous books. She has worked in the field of psychology and counseling for over thirty years. Kevin Quirk is a former journalist with The Charlotte Observer, among other newspapers, and a prolific ghostwriter and editor.

For more information, please visit http://www.hcibooks.com/p-3987-brace-for-impact.aspx

Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share
Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life

Available online at https://www.amazon.com/Brace-Impact-Miracle-Survivors-Stories/dp/0757313574/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
ISBN 978-0757313578

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Inkspirations Adult Coloring Books: A Soothing Antidote For A Chaotic World

 

    

    

 

Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com
www.hcibooks.com/trade

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Inkspirations Adult Coloring Books: A Soothing Antidote For A Chaotic World

Deerfield Beach, FL – Just when a sympathetic heart seems like it can’t take anymore, reach for something to help quiet the mind and ease the soul. Inkspirations coloring books for adults offer a way to turn off negativity while healing the spirit. Art therapy has long proven its effects as an aid in emotional and mental restoration, and it is not news that coloring as active meditation reduces stress and quiets thoughts. From the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul now comes a line of coloring books ready to encourage, inspire, and help worries fade.

Whether coloring with friends, family, or on your own, it doesn’t take much to color your day a little brighter. With moving quotes alongside unique and graceful images, Inkspirations coloring books include a wide array of themes to help express creativity and enjoy therapy through coloring. To start overcoming heartache, releasing tensions, and building positive energy, readers can visit the new Inkspirations website, www.Inkspirations.com.

The website is a reader’s portal to a more colorful world, giving a peek at the wide spread of unique pages Inkspirations has to offer, and some highly anticipated releases.

On coloring lists now:

• Inkspirations in the Garden (June 2016)

Anyone blessed with a green thumb knows that a garden is nature’s haven, and when properly tended can transform a patch of ground into a place of splendor that abounds with intoxicating colors, scents, and wildlife. Inkspirations in the Garden celebrates gardens in all their glory, from images of delightful cottage gardens to well-manicured rose gardens, from lush tropical gardens to relaxing Zen gardens. The original designs feature exquisite floral patterns to color and customize, plus heartwarming scenes of lovable backyard critters, like ladybugs and bumblebees, and even the squirrels and rabbits who sometimes become our garden nemeses. Inkspirations in the Garden pays homage to those who make weeds into wonders and have been enriched by gardening’s lessons about a life well-tended and nurtured. Please visit: http://amzn.to/21nxZQS

• Inkspirations Animal Kingdom (June 2016)

For coloring enthusiasts looking for inspiration, nature provides a dazzling array of colors and patterns – the bold black stripes on a tiger’s back, the kaleidoscope of teals in a peacock’s plumes, the fiery orange of a fox’s coat, or the rainbow of colors in a macaw’s feathers. Now you can add your own burst of color with Inkspirations Animal Kingdom, which showcases more than thirty beautifully detailed designs of a menagerie of animals large and small. Paired with inspiring quotes and heartfelt lessons we humans can learn from our animal counterparts, this book will uplift and inspire whether you are an avid colorist or an armchair explorer. For information, please visit: http://amzn.to/1Q6oUen

• Inkspirations for a Happy Heart (June 2016)

Sharing more than 30 original designs to make your own, plus motivating mantras to help you relax, unwind, and greet each day with renewed optimism and creative energy. Whether you’re new to coloring or a gel-pen aficionado, you may have already admired the artistic creations of Diane Yi, whose stunning artwork has been shared, pinned, or colored around the world. With Diane’s style of intricate details with exquisite flourishes, Inkspirations for a Happy Heart provides a perfect canvas that will inspire you to color your world a little brighter. Please see: http://amzn.to/28G4xLo

● Inkspirations for Cat Lovers (July 2016)

Cats are curious, regal, intelligent, and playful. They oblige us humans by allowing us to share our lives and hearts with them. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers celebrates the magic, mystery, and merriment of cats throughout the seasons, from Siamese to the Sphinx, Abyssinians to Persians, Maine Coons to calicos, and more. From long-haired to short-haired and everything in between, you will find more than 30 original designs that celebrate the many ways in which cats bring joy (and fur!) into our lives. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers is a fitting tribute to our whiskered companions who color our world brighter every day. Please see: http://amzn.to/1PuN3G7

Also see www.Inkspirations.com for:

• Inkspirations for Women (March 2016)
• Inkspirations for Recovery (February 2016)

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Calling All Patriots: Time To Begin Preparing For The Final Day

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 – Main
mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com
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“Fail Safe collides with Norman Rockwell in this fitfully entertaining novel about an America ripped apart at its seams.”—Kirkus Reviews, on One Year After

Black Mountain, NC – Fans of John Matherson and his fierce brand of patriotism eagerly await a major release from Forge Books and New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen. The Final Day, third in the series, is scheduled for release in early January 2017.

Months before publication, Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. Film rights to that novel have already been optioned by Warner Bros. The riveting story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death was followed closely by the acclaimed One Year After, continuing the Matherson saga.

The Final Day picks up after John Matherson and his community defeat the designs of the alleged federal government. Now they have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order existing prior to the EMP attack. When the government announces that it is ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico, General Bob Scales is sent to confront Matheson. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.

General Scales is John’s former commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Where do his loyalties fall? Might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? When news breaks that members of the federal government knew an EMP attack was coming long before it hit, the government might get exactly what it fears: revolution.

William R. Forstchen is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. Forstchen is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.

For more information, please visit http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765376732

The Final Day
Forge Books
Available at fine booksellers everywhere beginning 1/3/17
ISBN: 9780765376732
Ebook: 978-0-7653-7673-2

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The Remnant – When A Tattered Page From An Outlawed Bible Inspires Hope For A New Beginning

 

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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The Remnant – When A Tattered Page From An Outlawed Bible Inspires Hope For A New Beginning

Los Angeles, CA ―The year is 2069; the Apocalypse came and went – but when Jesus didn’t show up, many survivors are left fearful and wondering…

The cataclysmic war left a totalitarian government ruling the world and they’ve outlawed the Bible and banned all forms of religion, banishing any who persist in practicing religion to work camps across the globe. In this riveting, action-packed plot, devout Christians are forced into hiding with only a piece of a ripped-out page from the Bible, showing a scrap of the Sermon on the Mount, as their beacon of hope.

Both inspiring and satirical, The Remnant follows the long and dangerous journey of Grant Cochrin, an escapee of a work camp, and his family as they journey in search of an authentic Christian community in the lawless wilderness of North America. Having so far encountered nothing but strange religious communities along the way, they are about to start their own community when they are ambushed by human traffickers.

When World Federation security forces intervene at the last minute, the Cochrins expect imprisonment but instead come face-to-face with an unthinkable choice. As even more bizarre events unfold in this mystifying and challenging world of spiritual and physical dysfunction, there nevertheless remains a very real sense of hope.

As Wolverton masterfully entertains readers, his thought-provoking story also encourages them to freely question religious institutions and organizations. Unlike any other book on the shelves about Christianity in a dystopian future, The Remnant inspires, makes us laugh, and scares us … but all the while reinforces the belief that Jesus is with us no matter how dysfunctional we are.

Monte Wolverton is an award-winning author, syndicated editorial cartoonist and an associate editor of CWR magazine. He is an ordained minister and holds a MA from Goddard College in Vermont. He lives in southwest Washington State with his wife, Kaye.

The Remnant
Monte Wolverton
CWR Press
An imprint of Plain Truth Ministries
Available for preorder at www.ptm.org/remnant

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Dr. Banschick Reached 5,000,000 People On Psychology Today

 

 

Trish Stevens
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Dr. Banschick Reached 5,000,000 People On Psychology Today

New York, NY ― Yes, you heard it right, the Intelligent Divorce! It’s not the nice divorce, the spiritual divorce, or even the nasty divorce. “Look, if you’re going to break up, do it wisely and allow everyone – especially children – to move on,” says Mark Banschick, MD ― a medical doctor trained at Georgetown and New York-Cornell Hospitals. He is the author of The Intelligent Divorce book series, the DrBShow.com podcast, and now offers courses online so anyone can get scientifically validated advice without coming to the office.

• For example, here is a video clip about divorce from a child’s point of view:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFE0-LfUKgA

• And a clip with actors depicting how parents can make things worse: Phttps://youtu.be/Up7qiQ5BTJk

Consider the following:

• Should you stay or should you go?
• If you stay, how do you turn a relationship around?
• Or, if it’s time to go, how do you make it right for the kids?
• And then, there are always tips on dealing with an “Impossible Ex.”

Mark R. Banschick, M.D. is a child psychiatrist and a retired expert witness in custody disputes. Dr. Banschick’s been quoted in The New York Times, Politico.com, CNN.com, Greatist.com, and featured on The Early Show and The Huffington Post. His articles are read by over 30,000 people a week on Psychology Today. Dr. Banschick is available for print, radio and television interviews, to talk about marriage, divorce or parenting.

For more information, please visit: http://theintelligentdivorce.com.

Media & Books

Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-intelligent-divorce
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/mark-banschick-md
Divorce Radio: http://www.divorcesourceradio.com/category/audio-podcast/the-intelligent-divorce/

The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Your Children
Publisher: Intelligent Book Press
Paperback: 220 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098259030X
ISBN-13: 978-0982590300

The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Yourself
Publisher: Intelligent Book Press
Paperback: 366 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982590326
ISBN-13: 978-0982590324

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How A Vision Became A Reality That Transformed The Lives Of Thousands On Dialysis

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Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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How A Vision Became A Reality That Transformed The Lives Of Thousands On Dialysis

Houston, TX – An entrepreneur, patient advocate and author, Cindy Barclay has become one of Houston’s most respected and successful women in business. Many years ago, Cindy had an epiphany as she lay immobile in a hospital bed following an automobile accident. A registered nurse for 20 years, Cindy believed there was a better way to utilize her vast experience in critical and intensive care, taking care of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. An empathetic person, she knew first-hand how trips to a clinic or hospital for dialysis treatments literally took over a patient’s life, and she knew there had to be a way to bring the treatment to the patient. Eventually, her vision materialized into Quality Dialysis, Inc. ― the first organization in Texas to offer Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis in the comfort of a patient’s home!

Cindy was determined to bring about awareness and help educate many of the 26 million adults diagnosed with renal failure in the U.S, and provide a cost-effective alternative to the traditional out-patient dialysis centers. Today, Quality Dialysis has grown to 70+ employees and patients are quick to tout the benefits to be gained from in-home dialysis treatments. In fact, one patient’s testimony says it all: “One day a representative came to my hospital room to see if I was a candidate for the (QD) staff-assisted home dialysis program. At that time I did not know that she was the owner. She made me feel like we had known each other for years… It has been that way ever since. The employees make me feel better each and every time they visit my home. Every one of them is very professional, but at the same time, very caring. If you have a problem they have a solution or they will find someone who has the solution for you…”

Based in Stafford, Texas, Quality Dialysis focuses on the physical, physiological and socio-cultural needs of the patient – all primary factors in coping with the disease process. Treatment is administered by a licensed nurse, not a dialysis technician, and under the supervision of a nephrologist. As with Hemodialysis, the same holds true for Peritoneal Dialysis, a life-sustaining procedure that involves the introduction and drainage of a special fluid into the abdominal cavity to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. A nurse takes each patient through a program; 4-5 days training for Hemodialysis, and roughly 6-12 weeks training for Peritoneal Dialysis, until the patient knows how to perform these procedures themselves.

Says Cindy Barclay: “Quality Dialysis’s commitment to provide exceptional home-based dialysis services has made a difference in the lives of those coping with chronic kidney disease and undergoing dialysis.”

For more information, please visit their website: www.qualitydialysis.com.

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