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Zen Rohatsu Invites Readers to Follow Buddha’s Path to Enlightenment

Zen Rohatsu Invites Readers to Follow Buddha’s Path to Enlightenment

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Could an ancient practice hold the key to dealing with today’s stressors? Zen meditation practitioner Nora D’Ecclesis opens her new book, Zen Rohatsu, with a guided visualization that places readers at the time of the Buddha, under the sacred fig tree, as he sought to obtain enlightenment.

“Buddha was a man who found his enlightenment and set his path, avoiding suffering by controlling his thoughts and desires,” wrote D’Ecclesis. “He was not and is not considered a deity.”

And with this historical perspective into how the concept of Buddhist enlightenment emerged, D’Ecclesis sets the stage for Zen Rohatsu, which provides thoroughly researched insights into the origins of meditation, its rituals and the ways in which living mindfully can be transformative. Included are simple meditation techniques, such as postures, breathing exercises and the use of mala beads.

Written for anyone wanting to cultivate a deeper sense of mindfulness and spirituality — from beginners to advanced meditation practitioners — Zen Rohatsu guides readers down the proverbial path of enlightenment.

“Zen Rohatsu is a microcosm of Zen meditation which best explains why we meditate and why most should consider this spiritual practice,” D’Ecclesis said. “I sat to outline a story about my spiritual practice, which I wrote from the memory of my own experiences as a lay meditator. The result is this book.”

The book explains that Rohatsu is a spiritual practice of meditative zazen that occurs on the eighth day of the twelfth month on the Gregorian calendar. The meditation sessions, which focus on Zazen Meditation rather than scriptures or rituals, are celebrated for seven days in advance of December 8 by Zen practitioners all over the world. Zen Rohatsu will help readers understand this type of meditation and how it might help them.

D’Ecclesis also added: “Zazen, a Japanese style dating back to the Buddha, is a meditation that keeps us in the present with focus, equanimity and stress management by clearing our thoughts from the various anxieties that permeate them. We turn off the chatter in our own heads and establish a place of compassion. We all experience interoceptive responses to the stressors and suffering and even the great joys in life, as all sentient beings do, so the balance of meditation and concept of equanimity are a welcome alternative.”

Nora D’Ecclesis is an American bestselling nonfiction author and Haiku poet. Her international No.1 bestseller The Retro Budget Prescription held the top spot in Kindle book downloads for the business/self-help category for over a year. She is a graduate of Kean University of New Jersey with post graduate degrees in administration and education. Her other published nonfiction includes Amazon No. 1 bestseller Haiku: Natures Meditation and paperbacks/eBooks on such topics as time management, guided visualizations, gratitude/equanimity, journaling and Zen meditation.

For more information about the author, visit https://noradecclesis.com/, or follow her on Twitter at @DECCLESIS or on Facebook at NoraDEcclesis.

Zen Rohatsu
Publisher: Renaissance Presentations, LLC
ISBN-10: ‎1733020136
ISBN-13: ‎978-1733020138 ‎
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Life on the Grocery Line a Powerful Call for Unity and Compassion

Life on the Grocery Line a Powerful Call for Unity and Compassion

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“She just broke … right in front of us,” said Adam Kaat, referring to a grocery store customer who simply buckled under the weight of COVID restrictions. It was just one of many memorable customer encounters Kaat had while working as a cashier at a high-end supermarket in Denver in 2020.

Kaat dealt with the uncertainty of the pandemic, the paranoia, and the angry customers and empty shelves by blogging about his experiences. His blog resonated. Soon, he had amassed 15,000 followers and built a community among those who shared his profoundly human — and humane — perspectives.

“It (the pandemic) taught me that we really need each other — even strangers — more than we think,” Kaat said in a recent interview. “I felt like I went from a cashier to a therapist overnight. People were spilling their hearts out to me.”
Kaat drew upon his blog, as well as stories shared with him in his online community, to build the narrative for his new book, Life on the Grocery Line: A Frontline Experience in a Global Pandemic. This riveting, firsthand account is told through the eyes of a character named Daniel, who watches from the frontlines as the frenzied panic caused by COVID surges like a tidal wave across his home state of Colorado. Now, he’s suddenly being called a hero just for showing up at his job, and he isn’t sure how to feel about that.

Daniel sees fear in the eyes of some customers and hostility in others, as he does his best to hold his head high and just keep making it from one shift to the next. And along the way, he learns more than he ever expected to about humanity’s response to fear, observing most prominently the way in which some people look down on the very workers they deem “essential.”

At its core, Life on the Grocery Line is about a test of the human spirit — a 21st century manifestation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea.

Author Adam Jonathan Kaat worked in a grocery store as a cashier and then as a prepared foods supervisor from January 2020 until May 2021. After college, he bounced around through the corporate world until leaving it all behind in the Fall of 2019 to write his first novel. By January 2020, he had taken a job as a cashier to earn money while preserving mental energy for his creative pursuits. He got much more than he bargained for when COVID hit. He began to blog about his experiences as a frontline worker, and 15,000 Facebook followers later, Life on the Grocery Line was born.

For more information and to read Kaat’s blog, please visit www.lifeonthegroceryline.com; or connect with the author on Instagram (@kaatadam), Facebook (@lifeonthegroceryline) or Twitter (lifeonthegroce1).

Life on the Grocery Line: A Frontline Experience in a Global Pandemic
Publisher: Inspired Forever Publishing
ISBN-10: ‎1948903326
ISBN-13: ‎978-1948903325
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Don’t Stop Dancing Shares Untold Stories From The Life Of Michael Jackson

Don’t Stop Dancing Shares Untold Stories From The Life Of Michael Jackson

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Everyone knows that Michael Jackson was discovered by Motown Records, the label that launched Michael and his brothers into the recording industry’s stratosphere, right? Not quite, says music producer and history buff Gary Revel, who interviewed former music producers Ben Brown and Gordon Keith for his latest investigative effort, Don’t Stop Dancing: Stranger Than Fiction.

Brown and Keith were two of the founders of Steeltown Records, a short-lived label in Gary, Indiana, and the first label to record a Jackson 5 single featuring the iconic voice of Michael Jackson. The long-held narrative that Motown Records initially discovered the Jackson 5’s immense talent was perpetuated by Berry Gordy (Motown’s founder) and the Jackson Empire, according to Revel’s account in the book.

“Ben [Brown] and Gordon [Keith] had produced the Jackson 5 in Gary, Indiana, before they started making music recordings for Motown,” Revel writes. “The first single record ‘Big Boy’ was produced by them and released on their label, Steeltown Records. It is the first music release on which Michael Jackson sang.”

Even though Michael has been gone for more than a decade, “he continues to sell more albums than many music icons of our time and his fan club still has over 3 billion card-carrying, dues-paying, faithful members worldwide! It’s no wonder that Rolling Stone Magazine deemed him the 12th most important figure in rock music history.” The King of Pop lives on today through his music and videos and “we believe Michael’s billions of fans around the world will want to know the many never-before-told facts that are in this updated edition of the book,” says Revel.

In the early 1990s, Revel, who had investigated the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., was asked to help expose the truth of the secretive life, music and career of Michael Jackson. But his efforts were put on hold when child sex charges against Michael Jackson took center stage. Later, Revel resumed his research, and he “not only found the truth but he also found those who wanted to keep the truth secret.” Revel says that Don’t Stop Dancing: Stranger Than Fiction “answers all the questions the world has about the life, music and career of Michael Jackson.”

Author Gary Revel was born in Florala, Alabama. After his parents divorced when he was just 5, music became a trusted companion, and he formed his first band when he was 15. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. His Honorable Discharge came, and Hollywood called, then New York, Memphis, Nashville and back to Hollywood. Along the way, Revel investigated the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in association with the US Government’s House Select Committee on Assassinations. Revel is currently writing, publishing and developing music, as well as literary and motion picture projects. For more information, please visit http://garyrevel.com.

Don’t Stop Dancing: Stranger Than Fiction
Publisher: Jongleur Books
ISBN-13: 979-8635490112
Available from Amazon.com

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Free And Fearless Depicts Power Of Human Spirit, Offers Source Of Inspiration For Challenging Times

Free And Fearless Depicts Power Of Human Spirit, Offers Source Of Inspiration For Challenging Times

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Brittany Moser was a spirited, happy-go-lucky young woman who lived life to the fullest and made it her mission to enrich the lives of everyone she encountered. A flight attendant, Brittany was suddenly grounded by a rare and incurable disease. She decided to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, and asked her best friend — her father — to accompany her. Their unforgettable journey would eventually result in Free and Fearless: The Amazing Impact of One Precious Life, an award-nominated story that underscores the resiliency of the human spirit, puts everyday problems into their proper perspective and proves that love truly does conquer all.

“This book is not about the grief of losing a child, but about making the most out of what we are given and living our lives positively and not out of fear,” writes author (and Brittany’s father) Philip Moser. “Brittany inspired me, an ordinary farm boy, to explore life, to climb mountains and to write a book.”

In 2015, Brittany was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, a rare condition that can lead to adrenal failure. She passed away in 2017.

Free and Fearless is the honest, poignant account of Brittany’s legacy and the ripple effect that her outlook on life had on those around her. Among Brittany’s valuable life lessons that Philip shares with readers are:

  1. How precious life is and how we can affect the people around us;
  2. How an open mind and a positive attitude can inspire us to do things we never thought possible;
  3. How to move out of our comfort zones and into a challenging existence that can turn each day into an exciting gift to be explored;
  4. How to not let fear control us, and to use our abilities to seek unique, positive and in-spiring adventures;
  5. To embrace change as a natural part of life;
  6. And finally, that we won’t be remembered by our things or our savings accounts, but by how we made other people feel.

“I want to share the same inspiration that I received for 32 years,” Philip added. “In the end, love truly does conquer all, and Brittany wanted us to know that.”

Author Philip Moser grew up on a farm in Angola, Indiana. After high school, he began working in different aspects of the grocery business, a career that continues to this day. He and his wife, Marilyn Wells, raised two incredible daughters, Camille and Brittany.

For more information, please visit www.freeandfearlessbook.com or connect with the author on social media at https://www.facebook.com/philip.moser.73?ref=bookmarks. A portion from the sale of each book will be donated to the National Adrenal Disease Foundation.

Free and Fearless: The Amazing Impact of One Precious Life
Publisher: Free Agent Press
ISBN-10: 1733086404
ISBN-13: 978-1733086400
Available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksaMillion.com and other online retailers

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To Compete And Win In The Digital Era, Think Like Amazon

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Mike Dempsey
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To Compete And Win In The Digital Era, Think Like Amazon

“What would Jeff Bezos do?” Since leaving Amazon to advise start-ups and corporations, John Rossman has been asked this question countless times by executives who want to know “the secret” behind Amazon’s historic success.

Rossman expertly responds in his step-by-step guide, Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader. Drawing from his experience as an Amazon executive, Rossman shows today’s business leaders how to think like Amazon, strategize like Bezos and beat the competition like nobody’s business.

“Every business leader wants to know how to be more customer-centric, how to operate better and how to innovate on a systematic basis,” Rossman said. “As a former Amazon executive and now as an advisor to many innovative companies, big and small, I get to see these concepts and practices put into place.”

Between the covers of Think Like Amazon, Rossman shows readers how to:

•Move forward to get back to Day 1―and change the status quo
•Become a platform company―with the right platform strategy
•Create customer obsession―and grant customers superpowers
•Experiment, fail, rinse and repeat
•Decentralize their way to digital greatness
•Master the magic of small autonomous teams
•Avoid the trap of past positions
•Make better and faster decisions
•And much more!

In addition to these targeted strategies, readers will get a rare glimpse inside how Jeff Bezos and Amazon take a remarkably consistent approach to innovate, explore new markets and spark new growth. Readers will understand the unique mindset and inner workings that drive Amazon’s operational excellence, from its ground-up approach to new digital markets to its out-of-the-box attitudes on innovation. Rossman also offers invaluable insights into the latest technologies, e-commerce marketing, online culture and IoT disruptions that only an Amazon insider would know.

Rossman has signed with 13 foreign publishers to release non-English versions of Think Like Amazon.

“The storytelling and credibility that Rossman brings translate not only to so many lan-guages, but also to the desire for business leaders across the globe to understand what they can take from Amazon’s management playbook into their own organizations,” added Jim Levine, Levine|Greenberg|Rostan Literary Agency.

Author and former Amazon executive John Rossman is a sought-after keynote speaker and business strategist. Rossman is most known for launching and scaling the Amazon Market-place, which Jeff Bezos called “one of his magical businesses,” accounting for over 50 per-cent of all Amazon units sold and shipped. Rossman also served as Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com under CEO Jeff Bezos. Since leaving Amazon, Rossman has ad-vised clients across most industry verticals on innovation, digital strategy and culture as Managing Partner of Rossman Partners.

For more information visit www.the-amazon-way.com.

Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Released: May 2019
ISBN-10: 1260455491
ISBN-13: 978-1260455496
Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Amazon-Become-Digital/dp/1260455491

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Powerful True Story Chronicles Woman’s Triumph After Unspeakable Heartaches

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Anna Jones
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Powerful True Story Chronicles Woman’s Triumph After Unspeakable Heartaches

In 1979, life changed dramatically for Soheila Adelipour and her family. Fleeing chaos and persecution in Iran following the Islamic revolution and landing in New York, this family found stability there and worked hard to achieve education, jobs, spouses and children. But life had yet to take its cruelest toll.

Chronicling their experiences in Dancing to the Darkest Light, Adelipour recounts how her only brother became a neurosurgeon while others followed different paths. But their successful relocation and the joy they felt over each triumph was soon shattered when the Adelipour’s second son, Stefan, was killed in a dorm room fire before his scheduled graduation from Boston University.

Adelipour channeled her grief into the foundation she established in his name. Soon after, her older sister had to undergo five brain surgeries that left her blind and deaf before ultimately claiming her life. The same week, their only brother who was supervising her care was diagnosed with leukemia. Adelipour gave him her bone marrow and 60 percent of her liver when his liver stopped functioning. Doctors ultimately announced he was cancer-free with a perfectly functioning liver, but the week he was to come home, he died from pneumonia.

How one perseveres under the weight of all this loss is at the core of Dancing to the Darkest Light. “When life plays different music, we have to be fluid and dance to the new tune,” Adelipour said.

Adelipour received her bachelor’s degree in business and her master’s degree in Art Gallery Management while her first two children were in diapers. She was involved with the World of Arts and Antiques in New York City and followed that by operating high-end gift stores.

For more information visit www.soheilaadelipour.com.

Dancing to the Darkest Light
Released: September 2019
ISBN-10: 173371264X
ISBN-13: 978-1733712644

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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
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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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