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New Breakthroughs In The Drive For Peace In The Middle East: Changing Public Opinion Through Interfaith Unification

Kimberly McCall
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New Breakthroughs In The Drive For Peace In The Middle East: Changing Public Opinion Through Interfaith Unification

Houston, TX – Frank Romano, PhD, doesn’t merely talk about the possibility of sustainable peace in the Middle East, he champions programs through interfaith unification and has seen first-hand the results of these efforts. Even though he has found himself in dangerous situations, he has spent decades of his life working towards peace in the Middle East and his efforts are documented in Love and Terror in the Middle East (4th edition)

“There is definitely something positive happening right now in the US,” says Dr. Romano. “We’re realizing a favorable evolution in US public opinion. Americans are better informed and I believe this will lead to the American people demanding a louder voice on issues where the Middle East peace is concerned.”

Frank Romano’s story began decades ago with a move from California to France to study philosophy. He later ventured to Morocco on his way to the Middle East, where he was to participate in the interfaith peace movement. In his quest for the universal religion, which at first he thought might be Islam (meaning “peace”), he soon realized that the Islamic sect he met had little to do with peace and more to do with radicalism. After daring to ask questions relating to Islam and women, he was wrongly accused by Muslim extremists of being a Zionist spy and was imprisoned. This ultimately led to a spiritual awakening and, eventually, to his escape.

While Dr. Romano is due to return to his interfaith activities in the Middle East, he wants to be a part of what is certain to be more involvement by the American public relating to Middle East issues. His hope is to create a positive impact on American thinking which seems to be more open to interfaith peace activities.

Dr. Frank Romano is a lawyer, author, speaker and professor of law, literature, history and philosophy of law, and continues to be an advocate for peace in the Middle East.

For more information on Dr. Romano’s book or his ongoing drive for peace, please visit:
http://www.frankromano-loveandterror4.com (book)
http://www.frankromano363.blogspot.com/ (blog)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQ-TYRDIVI (Interview)

Available at Amazon.com and major online outlets
Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition
By Frank Romano
AB Film Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0989706865

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As Girls Rush To See Fifty Shades of Grey On The Big Screen, Many Moms Are Outraged By Its Message

Caroline Sanders
Ascot Media Group
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As Girls Rush To See Fifty Shades of Grey On The Big Screen, Many Moms Are Outraged By Its Message

Medicine Lake, MN – While girls are flocking to see the record-breaking movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, their mothers are increasingly concerned by the message it sends on casual sex. Receiving five-star reviews on Amazon.com, Susan Jensen’s new book, College Basic Training: Strengthen Your Mind and Body to Leap Any College Hurdle (Swan Fitness Books), is being hailed by parents as a vital resource for college-bound girls that covers every topic from body image to the dangers of treating sex like a casual hobby!

Written by health coach and personal fitness trainer Susan Jensen, the author does a masterful job of taking a serious subject yet, through colorfully whimsical and easy-to-read chapters and eye-opening personal stories, makes this be-good-to-your-body guide an appealing read!

Since girls are often more preoccupied with weight gain than their personal safety, Jensen draws young readers in with vital information on fitness and nutrition, then leads into other chapters that contain warnings and common-sense solutions on safety (and sure to help parents breathe a little easier).

Written in a lighthearted, casual and humorous narrative, College Basic Training is being hailed by reviewers as a ‘user friendly’ informative guide for young women. Packed with sound advice, it provides the necessary tools to avoid or overcome adversity and the pressures that come with college life – resulting in a healthier lifestyle and more positive future.

Susan Jensen has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and Personal Fitness Trainer and Health Coach certifications from the American Council on Exercise. The founder of Swan Fitness and Health Coaching, Susan is passionate about helping young adults stay healthy and safe as they navigate from the security of their homes to the challenges of college life. Susan’s book was inspired by the experiences of her two college-age kids and their friends, and she hopes it will be a way to help young people strengthen their minds and bodies, leap unexpected hurdles, and develop new wisdom and self-respect. Her knowledge and expertise enable her to provide the essential tools for achieving a healthy and happy adulthood.

For more information on Susan or her book, please visit: www.Swanfitcoach.com

College Basic Training: Strengthen Your Mind and Body to Leap any College Hurdle
Swan Fitness Publishing
Available online at Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon
$19.99 Paper
ISBN-13 978-0990578925

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An Opportunity To Rise Above The Ordinary: Remembering Olympus

Monica Foster
Ascot Media Group
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An Opportunity To Rise Above The Ordinary: Remembering Olympus

Dallas, TX – Good news for all those who look around at their ordinary humdrum life: there is more. At the heart of Remembering Olympus (Koehler Books) by Royce Murcherson is the belief that one life is not your only life; love is real and eternal, and we are capable of creating our own reality through the sheer power of mind.

“We humans are capable of accomplishing magical things when we truly understand ourselves,” says author Royce Murcherson. “I wrote Remembering Olympus for people who want to broaden their understanding of the universe, our place in it, and our purpose for being here.”

Part mystery, part magical, Remembering Olympus is a story of ‘life after life,’ tangled destinies, and the creative power of love and jealousy. Aaron Payne is a typical urban professional running away from his impoverished past. Seemingly by coincidence, he meets Miranda Reed, a beautiful gentrified heiress. Though their relationship is awkward, he believes she is the key until unforeseen events throw his life into upheaval.

When his path crosses with an enigmatic publisher, Claire Vinson, they become entangled in a mystery as Aaron begins to remember pieces of another existence that pull him into a maze of shifting time and past lives.

Prophetic in tone, Remembering Olympus is a mystical revelation, peeling back the layers of certainty, challenging perceptions of reality, and asking, “Are humans more than mere mortals?”

Royce Murcherson holds a Ph.D. in English and is currently a professor of English in Dallas, Texas. She has taught American and African-American literature, creative writing, composition, business writing, and visual rhetoric for seventeen years. Her interests include the literary genre of magical realism, Eastern philosophy, and Jungian psychology.

Prior to teaching literature and writing, Royce spent several years in the business world and recently published an instructional book, The Guide to Persuasive Business Writing: A New Model that Gets Results. Royce is also a guest writer on business writing and workplace etiquette for BOSS, a business and office systems support resource at Richland College.

For more information, visit: www.roycemurcherson.com.

Remembering Olympus
Koehler Books
Available May, 2015 online everywhere
ISBN-13: 978-1940192994
$17.95

 

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A Restful Mind: Learning How To Stay Positive In The Face Of Chronic Pain And Mental Illness

Teresa Moseley
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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A Restful Mind: Learning How To Stay Positive In The Face Of Chronic Pain And Mental Illness

Little Canada, MN – There’s no big secret to staying positive: all we have to do is look for the positive side in any situation. In A Restful Mind — Daily Meditations for Enhancing Mental Health (Hazelden) and Living With Chronic Pain One Day at a Time (Freedom Enterprises), Mark Zabawa helps us achieve a better outlook, even when life is difficult.

There are about 40 million or more people with a mental illness diagnosis or a problem with chemical dependency. About 118 million people have been diagnosed with chronic pain, says author Mark Zabawa. “I wanted to let people with mental illnesses and chronic pain know there is help available,” he explains. “They can live with their illnesses and be successful and follow their dreams and goals. If my books or public speaking helps prevent just one person from committing suicide, it’s all worth the effort.”

Zabawa is involved with a number of charitable organizations, including NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), S.A.V.E. Suicide Awareness and the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs.

“Recovery from mental illness is a process,” he continues. “It means taking care of ourselves each and every day — spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It means actively working towards change. A Restful Mind is a testament to experience, strength, and hope.” Its daily meditations speak to all of us, regardless of our diagnosis.

Zabawa has found that the same is true for Living With Chronic Pain. “In my workshops I share my experiences of coping with a mental illness for the past 22 years and chronic pain for the past 31 years. My talks empower, inform, inspire, and make a positive difference to anyone who is affected directly or indirectly by mental illness and chronic pain.”

Mark Zabawa has a degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Human Services (A.A.S.) and he has worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Chronic Pain Program as a patient monitor and counselor for 10 years. He has had appearances on Knowledge for Wellness, Channel 6, and he’s been a Guest Speaker on C.H.U.M. Live Radio Show in Canada.

For more information, visit: http://www.markzabawaauthorspeaker.com.

A Restful Mind – Daily Meditations for Enhancing Mental Health
Hazelden
Living With Chronic Pain One Day at Time
Freedom Enterprises
Available from the author’s website: markzabawaauthorspeaker.com

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In Behind The Counselor’s Door, Students Learn The Consequences Of Good And Bad Choices Through Other Students’ Experiences

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

In Behind The Counselor’s Door, Students Learn The Consequences Of Good And Bad Choices Through Other Students’ Experiences

Warren, MI – Most adults think the issues that students deal with in a high school aren’t applicable to them. They believe the issues that you deal with in high school are trivial, based off of childish and catty impulses and have no place in the “real world.” They couldn’t be more wrong. Kevin Kuczynski does a compelling job of creating a compilation of real problems that he has encountered over his years as a counselor in a high school from the perspective of the students themselves, and outlines just how big of an impact these issues can have in later life. Behind the Counselor’s Door (HCI Books– $13.95- ISBN: 9780757318412- March 2015) is Kevin’s attempt at bridging the gap between adults and teenagers to better open the lines of communication and to jump-start conversations about these delicate but necessary subjects in homes all around the nation.

Kevin Kuczynski has spent many years behind the door of a counselor’s office, helping teens in need. The issues he covers in his book span school-related issues such as homework and attendance to much heavier subjects such as dealing with grief, drug and alcohol addiction, and pressures of dating. He writes about the experiences of his students to motivate readers to persevere and go on to accomplish their goals, no matter the hand that life dealt them. He offers support through the pages of his book to those who may be lacking it and uses them to motivate teens to take stock in their own life.

“I write about my students’ experiences to inspire you to: always strive to do the right thing even when it’s not easy; take each moment as exactly that; make choices that allow you to live with passion and purpose instead of missteps and regrets.” Kevin Kuczynski states on page 5 in the Introduction of Behind the Counselor’s Door that these are the main reasons he decided to write down his experiences and use them to help others. Kuczynski is a man that doesn’t claim to know all the answers, but one that graciously opens his door wide enough for the reader to get a glimpse of the types of problems that teenagers face today.

One of the key components of Kevin’s book is to place proper emphasis on the future. High school may seem like such an important time and it is – to a degree. The students who lend their stories to the book are representative of the types of issues that run rampant in high schools today; issues such as peer pressure, loss, divorce, and bullying. It is very easy for these students to let these problems control their lives, but Kevin urges them and the reader to not let their past define who they will be in the future. Just like many problems they will encounter in their lifetime, these too will pass.
In Behind the Counselor’s Door, Kevin Kuczynski uses some of the issues he has encountered in his career as a high school counselor as an attempt to reach teenagers and parents alike so they can make smarter life decisions, keeping their futures intact and on track.

Available online and at bookstores everywhere or to order directly from the publisher, contact: www.hcibooks.com or (800) 441- 5569

About the Author:

Kevin Kuczynski is a counselor at Cousino High School in Warren, Michigan, providing responsive services including counseling, consultation, referral and peer meditation. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University and his master’s degree from Liberty University. He is a current member of the American Psychotherapy Association and serves on the advisory board for a large private counseling center in Southeast Michigan. He also helps students establish personal goals and develop future plans including college and career planning.

BEHIND THE COUNSELOR’S DOOR
Teenagers’ True Confessions, Trials, and Triumphs
By Kevin Kuczynski
ISBN: 9780757318412 – $13.95 – March 2015

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Your Dental Fillings Could Be Killing You! — And Not Just the Mercury in Your “Silver” Fillings

Jackie Lapin
(818) 707-1473
jackie@consciousmediarelations.com

Your Dental Fillings Could Be Killing You! — And Not Just the Mercury in Your “Silver” Fillings

Incompatible Filling Materials Can Suppress Immune Responses, Says Internationally Respected Holistic Dentist Dr. David Villarreal

He Performs a Blood Compatibility Evaluation to Pick the Right Material for Your Body

Newbury Park, CA – You might have heard that mercury in your “silver fillings” could be harmful to your health, but that’s not all that could be slowly killing you!

Any dental material in your mouth that is not compatible with your particular body chemistry is likely to be suppressing and stressing your immune system, says Dr. David Villarreal, an international renowned leader in holistic dentistry. The suppression of the immune system can lead to a host of illnesses from frequent colds to autoimmune diseases to far worse conditions.

“Traditional medical practitioners and the public at large do not realize that what occurs in the mouth doesn’t end at the neck. The mouth is the gateway to our overall health and impacts nearly every aspect of the body.” says Villarreal, a leading spokesman for bio-compatible dentistry.

Villarreal employs a procedure that ensures there is a perfect match between your filling material and individual body chemistry. Performing a blood compatibility evaluation, he pinpoints the right material and offers dozens of different aesthetically pleasing composites – whichever works best to maintain optimum health and help heal the immune system.

Villarreal’s practice, BioDental Healing in Newbury Park, CA, is also renowned for the strict bio-protective protocols that he employs in removing silver amalgam fillings with mercury in them. Amalgam fillings contain 50% mercury, which is the most toxic, non-radioactive element on Earth—more toxic than lead, arsenic or cadmium, according to scientists. Studies show that mercury—heavy metal poisoning–has been linked to Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lupus, Parkinson’s, arthritis and many other auto immune diseases, not always apparent until many years after the filling is applied. Removing them can be dangerous to all parties when particles are released into the air. Most European countries banned mercury fillings nearly 40 years ago.

Villarreal employs a host of procedures that protect everyone in the process. The doctor and his team don special protective gear including gas mask, gloves and contamination-free coverings, and the patient is provided complete draping and protective eyewear. Using extra protective covering in the patient’s mouth and a suction system that ensures all significant mercury particles are contained – they take it a step further by using an ionizer in the room and a mercury separator that ensures none gets into water systems or oceans (and which is periodically cleared by the EPA for proper disposal).

A naturopathic doctor is on hand to administer intravenous vitamin C in order to help pull the heavy metals out of the system so they can exit the body as waste. The vitamin C also offsets any possible negative health consequences or withdrawal symptoms that may arise from the extraction of the heavy metals from the system. “This is called Ozone dentistry,” says Villarreal, “We’re purifying and sterilizing the tooth so it can be filled with a more healthful alternative. But it’s important to note that there are many white fillings that also have heavy metals in them.”

People come from as far away as Europe and South Africa to have their mercury fillings removed by Villarreal in a non-toxic and environmentally safe way. He has removed more than 20,000 in his 30-year career. Filling removal accounts for 75% of his practice.

“But what gives me the most satisfaction is that people report back that they have seen significant overall health benefits and often the elimination of specific conditions that they didn’t perceive were related to their teeth at all,” says Villarreal. “Physicians and dentists have been using mercury for more than 200 years. But we are way past old fashioned dentistry. Today, we have the ability to ensure more than oral health with bio-compatible materials and practices.”

For more information, visit www.biodentalhealing.com or call 805 395-2233.

Media Contact:
Jackie Lapin
(818) 707-1473
jackie@consciousmediarelations.com

• It’s All In Your Head: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness by Dr. Hal A. Huggins

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Would You Climb Mount Everest To Help Prevent Human Trafficking? Newbie Mountain Climber, Sara Safari, Risks it!

Joanne Morgan
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Would You Climb Mount Everest To Help Prevent Human Trafficking?  Newbie Mountain Climber, Sara Safari, Risks it!

Irvine, CA – Sara Safari is a young woman who is inspired by the plight of lower caste girls in Nepal and has decided to go beyond her limit and plans to climb the world’s highest mountain to raise funds and awareness.

Safari moved to the United States with her family when she was 20 years old and continued studying electrical engineering at UCLA, graduating summa cum laude in 2009. While teaching at California State University Fullerton, she met Dr. Jeffrey Kottler, founder of the Empower Nepali Girls Foundation.

He started the organization in 2001 to identify, mentor, support, and educate primarily lower caste girls in Nepal. Many of these girls would otherwise have been forced into early marriage or sex slavery. They provide scholarships for 290 girls, 30 of whom are now attending college and university, the first girls in their villages to ever do so. Many are pursuing careers in medicine, engineering, business and education. ENG is a 100% volunteer organization and has no paid staff.

One of Sara’s passions is mountain climbing, which began as a new hobby with no prior experience and eventually became more serious as she trained to climb different mountains all over the world. As Sara learned about ENG and its activities, she began to realize how the Nepali girls’ circumstances inspired her, and she decided to combine her passion with a great cause.

Eventually, her motivation led to a decision to climb the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (29,000 ft.), to raise money and awareness regarding human trafficking. She has been training every day for the last two years and in April of 2015, she is going to Nepal to tackle Mt. Everest. Every step she takes will raise funds for Empower Nepali Girls. Currently Safari is a professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University in Fullerton and Southern California Institute of Technology.

Please meet Sara at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9cyPCB97LUKinSh2Fgpsg/feed

For more information, visit:
www.facebook.com/climbingeverest2015
www.empowernepaligirls.org

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