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From Their Darkest Hours To Their Brightest Moments, Survivors Describe Their Transformation From Despair to Happiness

Trish Stevens
Jenny Crain-Harrison
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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ascotmedia.com
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800.854.2207 Fax

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From Their Darkest Hours To Their Brightest Moments, Survivors Describe Their Transformation From Despair to Happiness

Real people. Real pain. Real hopelessness. Real healing. Some have battled a life-threatening illness, others have survived an abusive relationship, lost their job, or overcome an addiction. Others have plummeted to the bottom after a painful divorce, only to transform themselves into far happier people. And some were shackled to despair and hopelessness after the death of a child and, yes, they struggled and broke free. These are people who have battled the unthinkable and transformed their lives in Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change by Rev. Patricia Cagganello and Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos. Readers will witness firsthand the challenges that these men and women faced head-on, and how they emerged stronger and happier.

In Chaos to Clarity, Cagganello and Kanavos share their expertise on the spirituality and psychology of change and explain why change is not only inevitable, but it is good for you.

“Just as the flapping of a butterfly’s wing can change weather patterns around the world, a small inspiration from one person can cause positive changes for another,” says Kanavos, who believes change is a part of the natural order of life.

“Welcome to true-life stories that transform chaos into clarity and connect you to the heart of humanity,” Cagganello adds. “Discover your hope for the future and a blueprint for your life in these life-changing pages.”

Rev. Cagganello is CEO and Founder of Sacred Stories Media, Sacred Stories Publishing, an award-winning book publishing and marketing company, and Sacred U ─ an online course division. An ordained interfaith, interspiritual minister and sacred storyteller, Cagganello is a believer in “raising the vibration of the planet” to one of respect and honor for the sacred nature of ourselves and all living things. Before she was ordained, Cagganello served six years as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps as well as many years in the corporate and educational worlds. She is the author of two previous books, God is in the Little Things: Messages from the Animals and God is in the Little Things: Messages from the Golden Angels, and co-author of the poetry book Scanning For Signal.

O’Keefe-Kanavos is accredited in psychopathology and special education. She taught psychology at University of South Florida’s Fort Myers branch and was an instructor of the severely emotionally handicapped for 10 years, two years as special education department head. Later, she used a combination of dreams and conventional medicine to beat back cancer—three times. She was actually a research subject in the Breast Cancer Dream Research Program at Duke University. In Dreams That Can Save Your Life, O’Keefe-Kanavos and co-author Dr. Larry Burk compiled true accounts of people whose dreams were later validated as well as the results of research studies that support the precognitive power of dreams.

To learn more about the authors, please visit https://sacredstoriesmedia.com; https://sacredstoriespublishing.com; or https://kathleenokeefekanavos.com.

Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change
Publisher: Sacred Stories Publishing
Release Date: November 19, 2019

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The Rejuvenation Solution: The Seven-Day Plan That Jump-Starts Ageless Health

Trish Stevens
Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 9212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com
www.hcibooks.com/trade

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The Rejuvenation Solution: The Seven-Day Plan That Jump-Starts Ageless Health

We all want to live long and healthy lives, retaining our vitality, strength, and flexibility into our seventies, eighties, and beyond. This revolutionary program has helped many people reclaim optimal health after doctors told them their diseases were “incurable;” it has reversed numerous chronic conditions and helped thousands of people look and feel a decade younger than their actual ages.

Renowned physician Dr. Robert Willix targets the 7 distinct causes of accelerated aging, sharing cutting-edge science from his work with thousands of patients. The key to turning back the clock is to combat the 7 causes of aging synergistically, with a combination of powerful anti-aging foods, supplements and exercises that strengthen your mind and body. By doing these things together, you will fight inflammation, keep your cells youthful, and activate your body’s anti-aging hormones.

With a 7-day rejuvenation plan to get you started, it’s easy to begin your journey to your best health today!

About Dr. Robert Willix, Jr.:

Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD, formerly a Board-Certified cardiac surgeon, pioneered the first open heart surgery program in South Dakota. With a passion for integrative healing, Dr. Willix traveled the world to study acupuncture, Ayurveda Medicine, and Shamanism. He is CEO of Enlightened Living Medicine and the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Energy Medicine at the world-famous Hippocrates Health Institute in Palm Beach, Florida.

Summary:

The Rejuvenation Solution: Age in Reverse – 7 Proven Medical Breakthroughs That Prevent Disease and Make You Feel Years Younger.

While aging is inevitable, physical, mental, and spiritual decline doesn’t have to be. With a focus on prevention instead of prescriptions, of empowering the patient to discover the body’s own healing intellect, Dr. Willix offers a comprehensive plan that will completely revamp your health, making you look and feel years younger no matter what your age.

Dr. Willix goes in-depth into the 7 proven discoveries that stop accelerated aging. Anyone can remain disease-free, flexible, and full of energy at every age with this comprehensive blueprint that controls and reverses the 7 major causes of aging by working on them synergistically. The seven factors include:

Inflammabots. Body-wide inflammation is the source of nearly all diseases of aging, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how to prevent and reverse inflammation with powerful inflammabots.

Telomerase Activators. Telomerase is The Energizer Bunny enzyme that keeps cells youthful. Discover how to keep your telomerase functioning optimally.

Hormone-Peptide Connection. Avoid age-related hormone decline by maintaining this delicate balance.

Geroprotectors: These are the next-generation antioxidants—learn how to harness them through foods and supplements.

The Muscle of Youth. Exercise is one the best anti-aging medicines if done correctly. Don’t waste hours on a machine—learn how proper exercises can activate and rev one of your body’s anti-aging genes.

Nutrition. Learn what foods and supplements can revitalize your body from the inside out ─ in visible and in medically measurable ways.

Stress Management. Discover simple yet powerful relaxation techniques that reduce stress and help you age in reverse.


The Rejuvenation Solution: The Seven-Day Plan That Jump-Starts Ageless Health
Available wherever books are sold or directly from Simon & Schuster Distributors at
(800) 223-2336
HCI Books – www.hcibooks.com
© 2019 Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD
ISBN-13: 978-07573-2287-5 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 07573-2287-7 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978- 07573-2289-1 (ePub)
ISBN-10: 07573-2289-1 (ePub)

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Revolutionary Method Can Break Endless Cycle Of Emotional Overeating

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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Revolutionary Method Can Break Endless Cycle Of Emotional Overeating

The solution to overeating and belly fat is shockingly simple. The root cause of overeating and weight gain is in the emotional brain. Our traditional approaches treat the thinking brain, that is, we are treating the wrong brain. As Laurel Mellin, Ph.D., explains in her breakthrough book, The Stress Eating Solution: A Proven, Neuroscience Method for Ending Overeating, we need emotional tools to solve problems rooted in the emotional brain.
During more than 30 years of research, Dr. Mellin crafted a way to take charge of the emotional brain. In her method, cravings and urges to overeat can be good for you. They activate the emotional wire that triggers overeating, and only when activated, can we rewire it. In her method, when cravings occur, instantly using the tools both shuts off the craving and begins to rewire the circuit that triggers it.

In an amazing about-face, all based on cutting edge neuroscience, Dr. Mellin delivers a program to “go to the emotional gym” daily to practice shutting off cravings, celebrating each small but important victory in clearing out the stress wires in the emotional brain that cause us to overeat.

The Stress Eating Solution walks readers through 30 days of effective strategies to transform their food, mood, love, and body circuits using Dr. Mellin’s proven method of Emotional Brain Training (EBT). Readers can experience immediate benefits, and using this method over time will promote lasting results. Dr. Mellin’s program is the only weight method other than surgery that has been shown in peer-reviewed research to produce lasting weight loss. For the first time, her methods are available to the public through this new book.

Readers will gain valuable benefits to ultimately help them:

1) Answer that nagging question, “Why do I overeat?” Overeating is caused by chemical surges unleashed by stress wiring. Yes, we are chemically driven to overeat.
2) Figure out why we can’t stop. We can’t stop because the wire in our brain tells us that we get our love, safety, comfort or pleasure from overeating.
3) Shut off cravings in real-time, so a new sense of peace, confidence and power replace the self-judgment and shame of repeatedly losing the war against carb cravings.
4) Use the tools repeatedly to transform the drive to get love/safety/comfort/pleasure from overeating into the drive to eat healthy, be vibrant and have joy in our lives.

We have thousands of diets, and people know what they should do; it’s just that they can’t do it. That powerlessness and the resulting self-blame are what harm us. Knowing what to do or being mindfully aware works in low-stress times, but research has shown these approaches are ineffective at the high stress levels of modern life. We need emotional tools, and The Stress Eating Solution offers these tools and more, to help readers end their cravings for unhealthy foods, regain control of their lives and move forward with improved overall well-being.

Dr. Mellin is also introducing a new mobile app, Brain Based Health by EBT, which can help readers use the tools in real time to stop craving and binge eating at the time the urge arises.

Laurel Mellin, Ph.D., is a New York Times bestselling author; health psychologist; Associate Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; and founder of the Emotional Brain Training (EBT) method. She is also the leader of the Brain Based Health Movement, mobilizing individuals, universities and corporations to access the natural pathway in the brain to rapidly get from stress to joy. She has been a faculty member at UCSF for more than 30 years, and her work has been featured on KQED public television, Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, and in U.S. News & World Report, Time, The Conversation, Psychology Today and many more. Her method was named one of the “Top Ten Medical Advances of the Year” by Health magazine. Dr. Mellin’s credentials are from the University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and North Central University. She is a Ph.D. health psychologist, a Master’s level nutritionist, and has received government and health organization awards for her research and public education. Her two latest books are The Stress Eating Solution and The Stress Overload Solution, which give the public an opportunity to experience the 30-day, step-by-step way to learn how to become emotional superstars, and move through stress to joy, often in as little as four minutes, to stop cravings and stop the “stress buzzer” from being stuck on. Dr. Mellin is an internationally-recognized expert on obesity and stress.

To learn more, please visit www.ebt.org.

For Dr. Mellin’s six-part video series that explains the science behind why we overeat and how to stop, please watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syQ4MZ3AGBU&t=5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAzNzCias-Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRkth8vOp-o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h2VkzCFYjM&t=6s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJiuKQI6brw&t=8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOCz-VgySfY

The Stress Eating Solution: A Proven, Neuroscience Method for Ending Overeating.
Release Date: April 2019
Publisher: EBT Books
ISBN-10: 0986410772
ISBN-13: 978-0986410772
Available from Amazon.com

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Former Competitive Athlete, Dancer Uses Own Healing Journey To Guide Others On Their Paths Toward Better Health

Trish Stevens
Claire Downing
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone

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Former Competitive Athlete, Dancer Uses Own Healing Journey To Guide Others On Their Paths Toward Better Health

Almost nothing in the human experience can compare with having achieved the peak of wellness and performance and then having it all ripped away in a heartbeat. Kristin Hagen knows what that feels like.

Hagen at 19 was a competitive dancer with Team USA, a national award-winning organist, an original artist and a contestant for Miss Idaho USA. But it was 1994 and the airbag in the car in which she was riding was first-generation and high-powered enough to cause her serious injury. Three years later, lightning struck a second time and Hagen was once again the victim of the redesigned airbag, this time suffering severe and immediate demobilization from the sheer force of the deployment.

Through her faith and evolving 21st century healthcare, however, she was able to successfully reverse the effects of the trauma and recover her former level of wellness and mobility, essentially effecting her own cure. Hagen literally walked away from her experience with a profound respect for the ongoing shift in the way medicine is practiced, delivered, and integrated. Align Above: My Passionate Dance at Life! is the first in Hagen’s five-plus book series (with accompanying adapted screenplays) that Hagen says she hopes will motivate people to embark on their wellness journeys. Her screenplays, based upon her Align Above series, are available to movie producers serious about adapting her story into an original film.

“It’s time to make a movement, time to make a change and time to be truly well,” she says.

These days, Hagen provides many perspectives on health and wellness, including in the areas of nutrition, hands-on clinical care, nursing and clinical informatics, and advocacy. She develops custom solutions for clinicians and patients, designed around their needs.

To learn more about Hagen’s story, please visit the following: https://kristinhagen.com/pages/about; https://kristinhagen.com/pages/kristinmock; https://kristinhagen.com/pages/books; and
https://christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=align-above

Align Above: My Passionate Dance at Life!
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing
Released: January 2019
ISBN-10: 1644583763
ISBN-13: 978-1644583760
Available from Amazon.com

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This Fall, Breathe Like It’s Summer––Professional Breathwork Coach Releases New Book To Promote Wellness And Enlightenment

Trish Stevens
Jodi Omear
Statera Strategies
703.474.2668
BreathLoveMedia@gmail.com

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This Fall, Breathe Like It’s Summer––Professional Breathwork Coach Releases New Book To Promote Wellness And Enlightenment

Internationally known breathwork teacher, speaker, and first-time author Lauren Chelec Cafritz has released Breath LOVE, a highly inspirational and transformative self-help memoir published by Charlotte-based Warren Publishing. This engaging book brings breathwork to everyone in a fun and accessible way so they can “breathe like it’s summer,” relax, and hold on to that carefree feeling as fall begins. Part memoir, part inspiration, part instruction, Chelec Cafritz empowers people to see that anything is possible when they connect to their breath.

Using her personal journey and teaching experiences, Chelec Cafritz helps readers understand how to take control of their lives, master their emotions, and promote their physical well-being through the process of breathing. She takes readers on an informational and experiential journey toward emotional liberation, physical wellness, and mental well-being.

Chelec Cafritz was inspired to reach larger audiences after she witnessed the effect breathwork had in both her life and in the lives of her clients. As a past sufferer of chronic pain and anxiety, she brings a unique perspective to her breathwork facilitation throughout her inspirational 161-page book.

“I wrote Breath LOVE with a lot of love and joy,” said Chelec Cafritz. “I wanted to mainstream breathwork and share everything I know about it in a way that was easy and accessible. I want people to know that no matter what they are going through, they are never alone; your breath is your best friend. Breath LOVE is ultimately about empowerment and self-love.”

Breathwork is a dynamic body-mind-spirit practice using conscious connected breathing techniques for inner peace, enhanced well-being, and personal transformation.

“Breath introduced me to my emotional wisdom and mastery,” said Chelec Cafritz. “I gained my emotional maturity and the way I respond to the world through breath––in ways I didn’t even know possible. This is my opportunity to share this gift with the world.”

About Lauren Chelec Cafritz:

Lauren Chelec Cafritz is an internationally-known breathwork teacher, speaker, and author. She is also the founder of Experience Breath. She facilitates breathwork for executive teams, nonprofits, government agencies, corporations and schools, and also hosts breath retreats and workshops across the country. Chelec Cafritz has been featured in several national publications, radio shows, blogs and podcasts. She is trained and certified in Integrative Breathwork and Transformational Breath® and has studied with world-renowned breathwork founders and leaders. She is the national representative for the International Breathwork Foundation and is a member of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance.

Breath LOVE is available at warrenpublishing.net, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, or wherever books are sold. For more information about Chelec Cafritz and her book, please visit BreathLOVE.com. Lauren Chelec Cafritz is available for interviews and book signings.

Breath LOVE
Warren Publishing
161 pages 5 x 8
Soft Cover $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-7337955-4-8

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Take Charge Of Your Heart Health Immediately: Be Heart Smart

Trish Stevens
Liz Chase
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
news@ascotmedianews.com
ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone

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Take Charge Of Your Heart Health Immediately: Be Heart Smart

Numbers don’t lie, and they’re staggering: Every 43 seconds, an American succumbs to coronary heart disease — that’s 2,000 lives a day. Some knew they had unhealthy hearts. Some didn’t recognize the early warning signs. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the No.1 killer of both men and women in the United States, and if you’ve been diagnosed with CHD or suffered a heart attack in the past, this book could save your life.
Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease from cardiologist Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, is a comprehensive guide to CHD that answers your questions and offers easy-to-follow advice for preventing heart attacks and keeping your heart in tip-top shape. It’s a valuable resource to turn to whenever you have questions — like having your own personal cardiologist on call.
Using stories from real patients combined with the latest evidence-based science, Dr. Khan provides potentially life-saving insights, including:
• What CHD is and how it affects the body
• What the real risk factors are
• How to recognize different types of heart attacks and their warning signs
• What to expect from a cardiologist visit and understanding the diagnosis pro-cess
• Commonly prescribed medications and their side effects
• The latest advancements in surgical and non-surgical interventions to open clogged arteries and prevent heart attacks
• Simple approaches to eating better, exercising, smoking cessation and weight loss
Dr. Khan also debunks 10 common myths about what causes heart attacks, includes a glossary of commonly used medical terms and shares online resources that can help you with everything from assessing your risk level and setting health goals to cooking heart-supportive meals.
Written in easy-to-understand language, Be Heart Smart will help you (and your loved ones) gain a better understanding of CHD and give you the knowledge you need to take charge of your heart health, lower your risk of future coronary events and keep your heart happy for years to come.
Author Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist in the greater Houston area and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is an affiliate faculty member in the department of cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan and a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. He completed his cardiology training at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and St. Eliza-beth’s Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He has been in prac-tice for over 20 years and has dedicated his career to treating and advising patients to im-prove their heart health.

To learn more, visit www.hearthealthbooks.com or connect with Dr. Khan on Twitter at @HeartHealthBook or on Facebook at Be Heart Smart by Dr. Waqar Khan.

Be Heart Smart
Publisher: Heart Health Books
ISBN-10: 9781732268609
ISBN-13: 978-1732268609
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

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True Tale Of Not-So-Ordinary Upbringing Will Inspire Others To Live Life Courageously

Trish Stevens
Vincent Cole
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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www.ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone

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True Tale Of Not-So-Ordinary Upbringing Will Inspire Others
To Live Life Courageously

Meet Michaela: She’s the girl next door, except that “next door” happens to be a rickety 27-foot Fifth-Wheel Trailer with no electricity or running water parked in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It all went south — or north, technically — in the summer of 1992 following an economic collapse that left her family on the brink of broke.

Teetering on Disaster from Michaela Renee Johnson is the often humorous, always brutally honest, true story of a family of five that must give up any reality they’ve ever known to carve out a new one they’ve never imagined. Caught in the middle is pre-teen Michaela, and for her, the timing couldn’t be worse. As she navigates her way through adolescence — shaving her legs for the first time in the frigid water of an irrigation ditch — she gains profound wisdom about her family, the world around her and her own ability to thrive in the face of life’s inconveniences.

But the effects of her unorthodox upbringing don’t end at adulthood, and Teetering takes readers along as a grown Michaela stumbles upon a few “Mr. Right Nows,” gets divorced in her twenties, and ends up right back where she started: a small mountain town in the middle of nowhere.

Teetering on Disaster is a candid, authentic tale that will make readers laugh out loud and cry — sometimes at the same time.

Award-winning author Michaela Renee Johnson is a licensed psychotherapist and small business owner who hosts the weekly podcast, Be You Find Happy, which features real conversations about life and happiness. She lives in Northern California with her husband and son. Her homestead includes fish, chickens, ducks, a Golden Retriever (Dennis), an Australian Shepherd (Walter) and a rescue cat named Stilly.

She enjoys traveling and has visited 19 countries; she loves the ocean and everything in it. She rarely finds herself without an activity, whether it be hiking, yoga, tinkering in the gar-den, golfing, reading or spending time outside. She loves poetic quotes and all things meta-physical. To learn more about the author, visit www.michaelarenee.com or connect with her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/usjohnsons/.

Teetering on Disaster
Publisher: MJ Innovations
Release Date: January 2019
ISBN-13: 978-0578430805
ISBN-10: 0578430800
Available from Amazon.com

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