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

 

 

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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
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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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What’s Your Anger Type? Revised Edition

Trish Stevens
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What’s Your Anger Type? Revised Edition

New York, NY – In a thoughtful new book, renowned author and psychologist Peter Sacco takes a good, hard look at anger and the reasons it might be disrupting our lives, and future generations. In What’s Your Anger Type? Revised Edition, he asks, can anger be addictive?

“After working with individuals one-on-one in counseling and in groups, I would definitely have to say yes,” he says. “There are people who get totally aroused, empowered and motivated by their anger.” People respond to adversity and emotions one of two ways. They either run from it, or they stand up to it. “If you keep standing up to conflict or seek it, you get aroused and release adrenaline. This hormone provides a rush almost like a stimulant or ‘upper.’ We are seeing more of this now in acts driven by political fanaticism and moral justification.

There are twelve types of anger identified in What’s Your Anger Type? Revised Edition. A series of self-inventory tests help to clarify the different anger types and provide tips on overcoming them through proven methods. The two most important facts to keep in mind about anger, Sacco says, are that anger is a normal and healthy emotion, and you are not nuts or insane when you get angry. “It is how you deal with your anger which is the most important factor,” he continues. “There’s no time like the present to modify your life and make optimal living your goal.” His new book examines how ‘anger’ is affecting today’s children in North America.

Peter Sacco is also the acclaimed author of Right Now Enough Is Enough, a self-help guide for overcoming addictions of all types by combining Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with the law of attraction. And in Why Keeping Resolutions Are So Ridiculously Difficult! The Handbook To Understanding And Overcoming Procrastination, Sacco explains that procrastination is a habit that can become an addiction, and how it is out of control in our culture – as are the bad habits and addictions which are its by-products.

In addition to being an author of many books and more than 800 magazine articles, Sacco is an award-winning lecturer at universities in both the USA and Canada, specializing in relationships, criminal psychology, addictions, and mental health. He is also a frequent resident expert on several television programs and appears regularly as a guest expert on many news talk radio shows in the USA (FOX, ABC, CBS, Iheart, Coast To Coast, etc.), as well as hosting the weekly radio show “Matters of the Mind: Managing Relationships and Mental Health.” He is also an award-winning executive producer and host of documentaries on relationships, psychological issues and child issues.

For more information, please visit www.petersacco.com.

What’s Your Anger Type? Revised Edition
DoctorZed Publishing and Booklocker Publishing
Available in print and digital formats online everywhere
$17.95 Print
$1.00 Kindle
ISBN: 978-1634911610

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Use the Force: Finding Your Inner Yoda to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness

Paige Morrison
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Use the Force: Finding Your Inner Yoda to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness

Asheville, NC – Tapping into your own “Jedi Force” may be easier than you think. Just ask Joshua P. Warren, author of Use the Force: A Jedi’s Guide to the Law of Attraction. Warren has done extensive research on the law of attraction and his insights provide a unique perspective on how to get what you want. Whether your desires and dreams are made of piles of money, good health, exotic vacations, or simply for the guy in front of you in line at Starbucks to pay-it-forward, Warren claims his secrets to finding your “Jedi Force” may very well work for you.

In Use the Force, Warren acts as Yoda to your Luke, guiding and navigating your way to reveal how-to draw on the universe’s energy. He provides thought-provoking exercises on how you can command this power to attract the life you want. A key segment of his instruction is learning how to train your mind to hone in on your intention, enhance your connection to the universe, and ensure that your actions, words and thoughts are in harmony with accomplishing your goals.

“Ever since Star Wars was introduced to the masses, we’ve all had that wistful daydream of using ‘the Force’ in our own lives,” says Warren. “Actually, we don’t have to settle for daydreaming about the things we want. All that’s needed is the special know-how to channel your inner power.”

Joshua P. Warren is a world traveler and has extensive experience investigating metaphysical phenomena. Author of more than 20 books, he has appeared on The History Channel, Discovery, and the Travel Channel imparting his research and findings. He is the director of the Wishing Machine project.

For more information, visit www.JoshuaPWarren.com.

Use the Force: A Jedi’s Guide to the Law of Attraction
By Joshua P. Warren
Adams Media
ISBN-10: 1440586853
ISBN-13: 978-1440586859

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, www.JoshuaPWarren.com and all fine bookstores.

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Tempting the Devil in the Name of God: Resetting Destiny’s Course to Conquer Addiction

Paige Morrison
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Tempting the Devil in the Name of God: Resetting Destiny’s Course to Conquer Addiction

Ocala, FL – More than 23.5 million Americans abuse drugs or alcohol, and the fact is that addiction destroys lives. Just ask Howard Beckman. Beckman was the son of a Philadelphia lawyer and was fortunate to have a wide array of opportunities at arm’s length. Sadly, he was an out-of-control teenager and his bad decisions led him down the path of drug addiction and international drug smuggling, which ultimately landed him in a Thai prison. With all hardships, there are lessons to be learned and Beckman is sharing his journey in his newly-released memoir, Tempting the Devil in the Name of God: The Heavy Hand of Fate.

Beckman’s travels were extensive, and with every stop around the globe there were setbacks. At times his story reads like a psychological thriller, and at others, as a mysterious journey into exotic lands and people. He bounced from one extreme to another from prison and corruption to finding spiritual peace. His journey is one of survival and anyone who has directly or indirectly experienced the horrors of drug addiction will find his memoir meaningful on a variety of levels.

“It’s my hope that by sharing how I survived my darkest days, it will somehow inspire someone who has lost their way, or even their will to go on,” says Beckman. “When you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up. Sometimes you have to just let go of the past to find your own path in life.”

Howard Beckman is a writer, speaker and spiritual counselor. He is an expert in the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.

Tempting the Devil in the Name of God: The Heavy Hand of Fate
By Howard Beckman
Inspire on Purpose Publishing
October 2015
Available at www.howardbeckman.com
ISBN-13: 978-1-941782-24-8 Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-941782-26-2 Kindle Mobi File
ISBN-13: 978-1-941782-25-5 Global ePub File
Book proceeds benefit Ocala Equine Rescue 501(c) 3.

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Medicines That Kill: Separates Facts From Hype On The Dangers Of Medications And Offers Healthier Options

Elizabeth Mooney
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Medicines That Kill: Separates Facts From Hype On The Dangers Of Medications And Offers Healthier Options

Carol Stream, IL – Medicines are a leading cause of death in North America, but we rarely hear about the deadly dangers both prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause. Cardiologist Dr. James L. Marcum wants to change all that with his new book Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic (Tyndale House Publishers).

“l can still recall handing out my first prescription. The seriousness of the pen strokes hit me with full force,” Dr. Marcum said. “l was about to change someone’s chemistry. In doing so, I could help sustain him, or I could kill him. That responsibility weighed heavily on my mind.”

The number of prescription drugs given out has risen over the years. People want a quick fix for their symptoms rather than figuring out the problem. We accept prescriptions from our doctors without question and pop over-the-counter pills without a second thought about the risks that go along with using these medications. Not only can drugs have side-effects, but there could also be mistakes made in production, distribution, dispensing, and taking medications. Sometimes the drugs cause more harm than healing.

ln Medicines That Kill, Dr. Marcum shares stories of medications gone wrong and explains the dangers of using drugs without understanding how they might affect your body. He provides practical ways to come off medications (with the permission of your doctor) and seven ways to live a healthy lifestyle based on biblical principles found in the seven days of creation. Medicines That Kill encourages us to ask questions and to take control of our health by understanding what we put into our bodies.

About the Author:

Dr. James L. Marcum, board-certified cardiologist practicing with Chattanooga Heart Institute, has been named by USA Today as one of the most influential physicians in his field. He is the author of The Ultimate Prescription as well as an in-demand speaker for his role as the director of Heartwise Ministries. Currently, his radio program Heartwise airs on more than 400 radio stations across the nation. Dr. Marcum, speaker/director of Heartwise Ministries, hosts the health programs Heart of Health and BibleRx, which can be seen on secular and Christian television. He is married to Sonya and has two children, Kelli and Jake. He enjoys music and outdoor activities.

About Tyndale House Publishers:

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.

Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414368852
ISBN-13: 978-1414368856

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