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What Does Post-Traumatic Thriving Look Like?

What Does Post-Traumatic Thriving Look Like?

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Traumatizing events like natural disasters, COVID, social unrest and random acts of violence dominate the news. But your traumatic experience doesn’t have to make headlines to be real.

“Anybody’s trauma is completely valid,” emphasized Dr. Randall Bell, who went on to explain that any circumstances a person is struggling to process and move beyond can be considered trauma.

“We may not always be able to control what happens to us, but we can control what happens to us going forward,” he added. And this philosophy forms the foundation of his latest book,
Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience.

In it, Dr. Bell draws upon his decades of experience and scientific research to deliver a three-stage framework — Dive, Survive and Thrive — that can help readers process their trauma, make the conscientious decision to accept help and move forward, and eventually, tap into the energy generated by that trauma to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

In Post-Traumatic Thriving, he shares powerful, inspirational stories of real people (many of them, like TV’s Facts of Life star Geri Jewell, are familiar) who were able to move beyond trauma and thrive in the aftermath, including:

• A deaf man with a glass eye invented the electric guitar and became a household name, remarkably wealthy and most importantly, happy.
• A convicted murderer took responsibility for the damage he caused, graduated with honors from college, became a minister and turned around the hearts of the most hardened criminals.
• A girl born with cerebral palsy landed the world’s first starring role on national television and spoke at the White House three times.
• A woman hid in a basement for years and lost her entire family in the Holocaust. She eventually found true love and paints stunning artwork.
• The sister of a murder victim helped millions of women in toxic domestic relationships.
• A woman’s car crash resulted in an addiction to prescription drugs, a divorce, a loss of her children and a cot in a homeless shelter. She has rebuilt it all back and more.
• A man set to go to the Olympics had his hopes dashed by Jimmy Carter and went on to build a worldwide business empire.

Dr. Bell juxtaposes outcomes of scientific studies with these stories to reveal common denominators among “thrivers,” revealing to readers a healthy path toward healing and a life where post-traumatic thriving is possible.

As a socio-economist, Dr. Randall Bell has consulted on more disasters on earth than anyone in history. His clients include the Federal Government, State Governments, International Tribunals, major corporations and homeowners. Dr. Bell believes that “the problem is not the problem — the problem is how we react to the problem.”

Often called the “Master of Disaster,” Dr. Bell is squarely focused on authentic recovery and resilience. His research has been profiled on major television shows and featured in numerous magazines and the international media. More information can be found at https://www.coreiq.com/books.

Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience
Publisher: Core IQ Press
ISBN 978-0-9967931-7-9
Available from Amazon.com and all bookstores

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Who Do High Achievers Seek When They Need to Refuel and Re-Engage with Life? Meet Shasheen Shah …

Who Do High Achievers Seek When They Need to Refuel and Re-Engage with Life? Meet Shasheen Shah …

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You’ve achieved impressive goals and made your dreams come true. But now, something is blocking the energy. You’re no longer living life. You might be working around the clock (again!) or trying to figure out what to do next. You need to climb your next mountain, but you’ve hit a wall. And it’s standing between you and what matters most: authentic joy, moti-vation and fulfillment. Does this sound familiar?

In his transformative new book, The Kid and the King, Shasheen Shah opens his field-tested playbook to reveal the approach he has used one-on-one with top executives from companies such as Tesla, LinkedIn, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Ashley HomeStores, as well as many at the helms of startups, to help them realize not only outstanding business results, but also rewarding, balanced personal lives.

“There is an inherent duality within the human psyche: one that seeks to protect and operates from fear (the Kid) and the other that knows no bounds (the King or Queen),” Shasheen explained. “Understanding and allowing this duality to peacefully coexist is the key to living a successful and fulfilling life.”

In The Kid and the King, Shasheen takes readers on a step-by-step journey through the Emotional Mastery Process (EMP™), a system he uses to empower professionals worldwide, and provides compelling success stories that show his methods in action. His proven, life-changing insights and strategies include:

• A 3-minute exercise that immediately reveals the hidden inner struggle that individuals face;
• 5 questions that help empower individuals to choose emotions and take actions consistent with outcomes that are most important to them;
• Powerful paradigm-shifting letter writing exercises that reframe the relationships individuals have with themselves and others from adversarial to a truly loving and compassionate perspective;
• A series of tactical exercises designed to help individuals eliminate much of the inner struggle, learn what not to do when strong emotions surface and how to move from reaction to action;
• And so much more.

Practical, applicable and filled with meaningful life lessons, The Kid and the King equips you with the knowledge and the power you need to break through imagined limitations and excels you into a reengaged and reignited life.

“Ultimately, fighting battles every day is exhausting and has a lot of undesirable side effects,” Shah added. “What is motivating the individual to get to the destination is a promise that life will all work out and they will feel good when they finally get there. I’m here to tell you that without doing the inner work — really doing the inner work — you’ll be chasing that for the rest of your life and never find it ‘out there.’ It’s an inside job and not that complicated. You just have to have the courage to do it.”

Author Shasheen Shah is the CEO of Coherent Strategies Consulting and Coaching. For more than 20 years, he has delivered breakthrough results to successful leaders around the world, navigating business outcomes and the personal challenges that go hand in hand with the journey. High-achieving professionals from numerous Fortune 500 companies are but a few who have benefitted from Shasheen’s paradigm-shifting coaching skills. Shasheen describes his powerful new book, The Kid and the King, as “a one-part philosophical and three-parts tactical training approach to a very crowded leadership and personal development space, providing the reader with the best field-tested strategies and exercises that have consistently produced results.”

For more information, please visit www.shasheen.com, or connect with the author on Face-book, Instagram and Twitter at @shasheen.

The Kid and the King: The Hidden Inner Struggle High Achievers Must Conquer to Reignite and Reengage with Life
Publisher: Coherent Strategies, LLC
ISBN-10: ‎ 0578944723
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0578944722
Available from Amazon.com

Trish Stevens
Teresa Hinojosa
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Psychologist’s New Book Can Have You Looking for Love in All the Right Places

Psychologist’s New Book Can Have You
Looking for Love in All the Right Places

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Who hasn’t played the game of love and lost at least once? In her new book, Committed: Finding Love and Loyalty Through the Seven Archetypes, renowned psychologist Carmen Harra and her daughter Alexandra, a certified relationship coach, explain what we might be doing wrong and how to fix it. The solution will be a combination of inner work and learning how to recognize the types of partners we meet along the road.

“What is commitment, and why is it so hard to achieve?” Harra asks. “We’ve all struggled in love, but if you picked up this book, it means you’re ready to end cycles of pain and disappointment and foster a truly fulfilling relationship.”

Committed was written to help readers reevaluate the way they think about love. It’s a relationship manual that unfolds in two parts: first, the work one needs to perform on the inside, and then the seven distinct archetypes one could encounter on the outside.
In the first part of Committed, readers learn how to reexamine core beliefs they hold,
clear karmic patterns, heal any emotional trauma, liberate themselves from people who no longer serve them and develop an unshakable sense of self-worth.

Carmen Harra is an intuitive psychologist, best-selling author, radio show host and relationship expert. In the past 25 years, she has helped over 40,000 people rediscover peace of mind, reclaim personal power and regain joy. Her clients come from all walks of life, from the lady next door to Hollywood celebrities and eminent politicians. She’s the author of international best-sellers like Everyday Karma, Decoding Your Destiny; The Eleven Eternal Principles; and Wholeliness, among others. Carmen has hosted call-in shows on Hay House Radio, WOR Radio and WABC Radio. She currently hosts Miracle Guidance for Everyday Life every Tuesday on OMTimes Radio.

Alexandra Harra is a certified life and relationship coach and author, while also boasting commendable career accomplishments as a writer. She writes regularly for renowned publications such as the Huffington Post and proactively aids her mother’s mission to bring joy and love into people’s relationships.

Follow the author on her website, www.CarmenHarra.com.

Committed: Finding Love and Loyalty Through the Seven Archetypes
Publisher: Newman Springs Publishing Inc.
ISBN-10: ‎ 1638812586
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1638812586
Available everywhere books are sold, including Amazon.com and BN.com

Trish Stevens
Wendy Wilson
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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How to Overcome the Top 3 Obstacles Standing in the Way of Your Wealth Goals

How to Overcome the Top 3 Obstacles Standing in the Way of Your Wealth Goals

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Regardless of your income level, it’s important — and possible — to start building wealth now, and you don’t have to be an expert on finance to do it, advises author and financial planner Edward R. Williams.

His new book, Wealth Building for Beginners: Your Manual for Taking Control of Your Financial Future, Now! is an instruction manual for ordinary people that makes financial concepts easy to understand and adaptable for individual situations.

Williams details the top three personal obstacles that often stand in the way to building wealth and how to overcome them; provides step-by-step instructions for building The Wedge™; and offers ways to sustain and optimize financial habits.

“I grew up thinking that the number one priority with money is finding a way to get the bills paid,” he says. “There were never any conversations about saving and investing. I fell into many of the same traps as an adult. It felt like every time I saved a little bit of money, something would happen that would require that money I had saved.”

Williams hit rock bottom when his diabetic father needed surgery and asked the younger Williams to help cover some of the expenses. But he wasn’t able to. Feeling powerless and ashamed, Williams endeavored to create an actionable, practical system for building wealth. The result is what Williams calls The Wedge™, a framework for building wealth through insurance, investments, and retirement and estate planning.

Like a lot of folks, Williams once struggled to find his financial footing. In Wealth Building for Beginners, he offers readers the tools, strategies and encouragement they need to take baby steps to overpower procrastination and use that momentum to build wealth.

Author Edward R. Williams is an experienced and knowledgeable adviser, and registered representative who works with investment products, stock, bonds, annuities, mutual funds, life insurance, estate planning and retirement strategies. After working as an investment banker on Wall Street in New York and London, he launched his own financial services company, Williams Financial Group LLC. Over the past 23 years, he has helped numerous individuals and businesses plan for a successful financial future.

The Williams Financial Group is currently known for working with faith-based communities and instituting the cutting-edge “wedge” process to help congregation members achieve wealth.

As a planner, his focus is on helping clients make well-informed decisions regarding the best financial tools for achieving their individual goals. He believes in developing client relationships based on integrity, accountability and excellent service.

For more information, please visit www.EdwardRwilliams.com, or follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at Edwrwilliams.

Wealth Building for Beginners: Your Manual for Taking Control of Your Financial Future, Now!
Publisher: Williams Financial Group
ISBN-10: 1648588042
ISBN-13: 978-1648588044
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com, Target.com, Walmart.com and www.edwardrwilliams.com

Trish Stevens
Helen Cook
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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281.333.3507 Office
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Women: Fuel Your Passion to Influence, Impact and Inspire Others

Women: Fuel Your Passion to Influence, Impact and Inspire Others

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Do you feel an innate desire to speak up, take charge and help make your organizations and communities stronger? Don’t ignore your instinct to lead— own it. It’s your superpower, and you should embrace it, nurture it and use it for powerful, positive outcomes, advises Pegine Echevarria, Power Women Worldwide founder.

Pegine, along with Mindy Gibbins-Klein, Diana Watson, Cindy Tschosik plus 14 other successful female leaders from diverse backgrounds share their stories, techniques and actionable tips in Called to Lead: Success Strategies for Women.

Timely topics such as Leading Unexpectedly in a Crisis, Mental Wellness, Cross-Cultural Leadership and Be the Trigger for the Change, plus many others, are covered through thoughtful, uplifting chapters from each contributing author.

The consortium of talented, powerful women featured in Called to Lead have thrived in their respective fields while enjoying vibrant personal lives. Each woman draws upon her unique strengths and experiences to deliver relevant, useful strategies to help other women grow and succeed while balancing family, relationships and self-care.

Called to Lead is organized into five sections, each comprised of several chapters:

  1. The Power of Being Called to Lead;
  2. The Power of Self-Mastery in Leadership;
  3. The Power of Influential Leadership;
  4. The Power of Emotions and The Mind in Leadership; and
  5. The Power of Leadership Love.

Leadership is a calling. The guidance and mentoring from each of the influential female leaders in Called to Lead aims to help readers answer the call with know-how and confidence.

“You are a leader,” says Pegine. “Embrace your gift. Invest in yourself and your leadership skills. The world wants and needs women who lead. Be bold. Be brave. Be seen. Be heard. Be paid well. Be you.”

About the Authors
Pegine Echevarria, MSW, HoF, CVP
Quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and featured on Speaker and Minority Business Enterprise magazines, Pegine, who goes by her first name, is the only Latina in the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, alongside stars like Jack Canfield. Through Power Women Worldwide groups, she focuses on uplifting women in leadership. She is the founder and leader of multi-million-dollar businesses and a sought after speaker and presenter. Pegine has received business recognition from the Women’s Business Minority National Council, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Small Business Administration, which named her a Women in Business Champion. www.powerwomenworldwide.com

Mindy Gibbins-Klein, MBA, CVP
Mindy Gibbins-Klein is a multi-award-winning international speaker, thought leadership strategist, book coach and publisher. She has authored and co-authored 10 books, and has presented to and coached over 50,000 business executives and entrepreneurs in 18 countries. Mindy created The Book Midwife® brand, and designed the methodology that has helped over one thousand leaders to take their ideas and turn them into thought-leading books.
www.mindygk.com

Diana Watson, MA, MS, DTM
“Am I Strange?” is Diana Watson’s most renowned presentation with over one million views within two weeks. As a bilingual professional, Diana also presents in Mandarin, and this one video transformed how the world views Black people who speak Chinese. Her first book, The Speaking Seed: Secrets to Successful Foreign Language Public Speaking, is the first book ever dedicated to foreign language public speaking. www.dianawatson.net

Cindy Tschosik
Cindy Tschosik is a certified ghostwriter, professional speaker and mental wellness advocate. For more than 25 years, Tschosik held leadership roles in legal, corporate, IT and nonprofits. In 2013, she launched SoConnected, a full-service marketing firm for business owners and professional speakers. During a challenging summer in 2008, Tschosik was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Her mission came out of her mental wellness journey.
www.soconnectedllc.com

Called to Lead: Success Strategies for Women
Publisher: Panoma Press
ISBN-10: 1784529362
ISBN-13: 978-1784529369
Available from Amazon.com

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Cassie Williams
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Make Big Things Happen: Find Your ‘Yes’

Make Big Things Happen: Find Your ‘Yes’

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“Marie Pizano is an example of how you can overcome challenges to live with passion and purpose, and realize your ambitions. Her story can help empower and motivate others to find their Yes.” — Jack Canfield, Award-winning Author and Life Coach

Marie Pizano was once told that she makes coffee nervous, and for good reason. She has a bottomless well of energy that propels her forward no matter what forces are at work to hold her back.

“I’m generally prepared to jump off the cliff — with my stilettos on — and land on solid ground before I take off and go,” she says in her inspirational memoir, From Barefoot to Stilettos: Finding My Yes.

Her story is one of a woman who seeks purpose-driven endeavors that create change and redefine expectations. As the CEO and founder of MVP3 Entertainment Group, she used her expansive vision to launch a groundbreaking multipurpose complex in Memphis by partnering with Darnell Stitts of ATWEC Technologies to form MVP3 Studios & Partners, LLC. She also partnered with Melissa Harville-Lebron, the first African-American woman to own a NASCAR team, and they are joining forces for the upcoming NASCAR series.

But she is not all-business. She is also an impassioned community activist who spent the better part of 2020 advocating for a Tennessee amendment requiring divorcing parents to become educated on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — before being granted a divorce.

Giving back to the community and empowering others to rise up have been her driving forces since she could afford her first pair of stilettos. Finding My Yes is Pizano’s way of sharing the trials she endured and the triumphs she celebrated through humorous and heartfelt vignettes that elucidate simple but powerful life lessons. Ultimately, she hopes to encourage readers to ignore the haters, bolster their moral backbones, and ultimately, find their own “yes.”

“I believe that the universe gives back what you put out there, but I also believe that no matter how positive you are or how much you mediate or pray, some things are just out of your control,” Pizano says. “Sometimes things just happen, and sometimes life is just not fair. Regardless, you cannot give up.”

About the Author
Born and raised in Chicago, Marie Valentina Pizano moved to Memphis in 1999. She has served on the boards of the International Children’s Foundation, the Women’s Foundation for Greater Memphis and The Commission on Missing & Exploited Children. She was co-founder of the Tiara Tea Society, chairperson for Go Red for Women and created “ROCK FOR HOPE” for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

She is a devoted mother of two and very passionate about film, music and community. The author, producer, radio/TV host and speaker is building her life and her company, MVP3 Entertainment Group, on truth and integrity.

From Barefoot to Stilettos is being made into a TV series, with Karyme Lozano (best known as an award-winning actress from Mexico) on board as writer. Pizano donates 10 percent of her book sales to charities that raise awareness and funding for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking: Amanda’s Way (www.AmandasWay.org) and Thistle & Bee (www.ThistleandBee.org); and she is working with www.Rotary-FYI.com to educate the public on ACEs.

For more information, visit http://mariepizano.com/ or www.FromBarefootToStilettos.com.

From Barefoot to Stilettos, Finding My Yes
Publisher: WaterSide Publishing
ISBN-10: 194763755X
ISBN-13: 978-1947637559
Available from Amazon.com

Trish Stevens
Teresa Hinojosa
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Serendipity Illuminates Ways to Prosper from Unexpected Events

Serendipity Illuminates Ways to Prosper from Unexpected Events

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Happy accidents led to the invention of many things that we take for granted, such as the microwave oven, the phonograph and the curiously resilient CorningWare dishes. Maybe you don’t aspire to inventing a life-changing consumer product, but perhaps you’d like to switch career paths, meet new people or learn a new skill.
Serendipity is all around you, and it can help you achieve personal and professional growth.

“In addition to the occasional case of the monumental, unexpected occurrence that may be researched and exploited, situations may arise that also lead to a useful and/or profitable outcome,” says Neil J. Farber, MD. “One can know what one wants to achieve but be unable to get to that outcome. … sometimes by chance, the way to proceed may appear.”

Dr. Farber’s new book, Serendipity: Utilizing Everyday Unexpected Events to Improve Your Life and Career, thoroughly explores the role that serendipity could play in our lives and explains that recognizing serendipitous events is better achieved with a certain set of skills.

“You have to have a mind-set that allows you to think that such events can happen,” he explains, adding that by practicing self-awareness and cultivating keen visual and auditory observational skills, we are more likely to spot even the most subtle of serendipitous happenings.

Serendipity describes how to understand the different types of serendipitous events and how they are common to all of us; how to recognize these events when they do occur; how to acquire the skills necessary to become more aware of serendipity; how to “connect the dots” to bring the serendipitous event to a fortuitous conclusion (that is, what skills, assistance and resources may be necessary); and what to do with the end product or idea if it is profitable, or as sometimes happens, when it is not.

Dr. Farber uses events recorded in literature and the history books, as well as events that have occurred in his own personal and professional life to create a helpful guide for recognizing and turning common events into meaningful moments.

Author Neil J. Farber is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine at University of California, San Diego, and a docent at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. He has been an academic internal medicine physician for 40 years, teaching, researching and providing patient care in medical schools initially on the East Coast. For the past 12 years, he was Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of California, San Diego, retiring at the end of April 2019. He has received numerous awards, including Top Doctor of San Diego five times, and is a member of the FDA Non-Prescription Drug Advisory Committee. He has published over 60 research papers and has had a multitude of serendipitous events occur, which have significantly (and positively) influenced his career and his personal life.

Serendipity: Utilizing Everyday Unexpected Events to Improve Your Life and Career Publisher: Boyle & Dalton
ISBN: 978-1-63337-456-0 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-63337-457-7 (e-book)
LCCN: 2020922389

Available from Amazon.com and BN.com

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Gwen Baker
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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