Sailing the Southeastern Caribbean for six years and living in countries where life is simpler allowed adventurer Scott Davis to understand and appreciate the true meaning of life.
“When we think about significance and meaning, it all comes down to this: entropy has an eraser, and it’s going to erase any evidence that you existed,” Davis said during a recent interview. “The trick to the meaning of life is making it really hard for entropy to erase you.”
In his enlightening new book, Surf the Seesaw: Unconventional Essays on Balance, Beauty, and Meaning in Life, Davis shares engaging stories from his existence off the beaten path. Each one reveals powerful truths about human nature, relationships, decision-making, parenting and the ever-pondered topic: the meaning of life.
“I would say that I wrote the book with my children and grandchildren in mind,” Davis said. “With the idea of sharing a few handfuls of key concepts that when properly understood can transform a human lifetime into something spectacular — something with so many positive consequences that the universe’s norm of entropy will have a hard time erasing the evidence of the person’s existence.”
When he was 30, Forbes called him one of the country’s most promising young corporate executives, but Davis stepped off the career treadmill to spend years exploring the world. His adventures led him to remote shores in the South Pacific, the Atlantic and the Caribbean, where he faced many challenges, met many interesting people and saw many different models of meaningful living.
Inspired by his life and adventures, Surf the Seesaw is a collection of 30 thoughtful essays contemplating key concepts that drive the world — the common theme being active balance — including:
– Human nature and, in particular, common misconceptions about how the brain works
– Relationships and how to cultivate healthy ones without losing oneself in the process
– Decision-making and a few bad assumptions at the root of many regrettable choices
– Positive parenting to raise amazing kids
– The meaning of life and, specifically, how to create meaning in a universe dominated by chaos
Each thought-provoking essay concludes with an invitation to put core concepts into action, so readers can work toward more effective behaviors. For anyone searching for lasting satisfaction and meaning in life, Surf the Seesaw offers the essential toolkit needed to create balance, accountability and greater happiness.
Tripti Kandari of Foreword Reviews had this to say: “Featuring inspiring personal stories, Surf the Seesaw is an informative self-help work filled with recommendations for attaining personal balance in the face of perennial challenges.”
About the Author
Scott Davis’ adult life has followed an explorer’s wandering path: corporate leader, tech entrepreneur, adventurer, inventor and essayist.
Profiled by Forbes at 30 as a rising star in corporate leadership, he ignored industry expectations and walked away from the executive suite to pursue a life off the beaten path, ultimately selling everything and heading off to sea in an old sailboat. Returning to the states at 50, Davis patented innovations in boatbuilding and founded a company to help sailors fulfill their dreams of building their own sailboats.
Today, Davis spends much of his time writing and speaking on how to create a meaningful life, guiding friends and family on adventures, teaching boatbuilding, and occasionally making something interesting in his workshop.
Numbers are alive, and each digit from 1 to 9 carries unique qualities that manifest in the form of physical energy, says world-renowned numerologist Jesse Kalsi.
“Many of us are attracted to certain numbers and don’t know why, or we think a specific number will bring us luck,” Kalsi writes in his new book, The Power of Home Numbers: Discover the Best Numbers to Increase Harmony and Prosperity in Your Home. “But if we don’t have adequate knowledge about the workings of numerology, we are more likely to pick numbers that not only don’t increase our luck, but can be downright disadvantageous to us.”
In The Power of Home Numbers, Kalsi combines ancient elements of Vedic numerology along with his extensive knowledge of numbers and their corresponding planets to deliver valuable information to help readers choose the right numbers that will protect them and help them progress toward their goals.
“This groundbreaking book offers an innovative approach to the specific energies of home numbers and is a powerful tool to escape stagnancy and break through blockages both big and small,” Kalsi said.
Through this book, readers will learn:
The influences and qualities of each number from 1 through 9, as well as the amplifier 0;
All about the original method of number patching, which Kalsi created, and which can drastically improve a home or business’ vibrations;
The endless combinations of numbers on homes or businesses that are responsible for success or failure, happiness or desperation;
The timing of numbers and how to work with — and not against — the cycles of life to make progress and eliminate confusion and frustration;
The energies of famous addresses, politicians and celebrities; and
How the proper use of jewelry, crystals and tokens can elevate your energy and expand your sense of awareness.
“Jesse Kalsi’s book exemplifies his skills as a numerologist and guides readers to manifest the future they deserve through their best numbers,” said Bollywood celebrity Zeenat Aman. “I intend to use all the knowledge Kalsi shares in The Power of Home Numbers to protect both my family and myself. It’s a compelling must read!”
About the Author
Jesse Kalsi is a world-renowned numerologist. He specializes in residential and business numerology and provides valuable insight on the power of numbers and how they affect our lives. In his books, The Power of Home Numbers and All About Numbers, he combines his Eastern upbringing with his Western experience to bring awareness and understanding of this phenomenon.
Over the past 20 years, Kalsi has consulted thousands of people and affected their lives positively. His clients include prominent businesspeople and extremely successful communication and entertainment companies. He has appeared on many radio and television shows in the U.S., and his unique perspective on numerology has amazed his audiences.
A successful real estate broker by trade, Kalsi is also a Certified Federal Aviation Administration Flight Instructor and holds a commercial pilot’s license. He received his bachelor’s degree in India and holds an LLM in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.
Kalsi graduated from the National Defense Academy of India and pursued advanced studies at the Indian Military Academy. He served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, formerly called “The Queen’s Own.” Intending to devote his life to military affairs, he left the army when he was informed of his true life purpose while posted at the Jammu-Kashmir frontier. He originally came to the U.S. to learn to fly, but eventually returned here to make his home in California with his family.
For more information, visit www.jessekalsi.com, or follow the author on Facebook (iamjessekalsi) and Instagram (iamjessekalsi).
Divorce is never easy, but it can be less stressful with the legal insights and emotional support provided by attorney Jeffrey Stephens and psychologist Ronald Raymond in their new book, The Road to Splitsville: How to Navigate the Road to Divorce without Making Yourself Crazy, Your Children Miserable, or Your Lawyer Wealthy … and Then Discover Your Path to Happiness.
Their strategies stem from decades of expertise in their professions and offer folks a more amicable — and therefore less costly — approach to ending a marriage, with a path to post-divorce happiness as the ultimate outcome.
“Our purpose is to demystify this journey, simplify the expedition, minimize the emotional turmoil and expense, and have you reach the other side of this path without the scars so many suffer unnecessarily on the road to a new life,” the authors write in the book’s first chapter.
Topics covered include:
Confronting and understanding the “why” of the divorce
Techniques for dealing with the inevitable emotional factors
Choosing the legal process best suited for your individual circumstances
Selecting an attorney, managing that relationship and limiting the costs
What to do if you need help from a therapist and how to choose one
Avoiding advice from well-meaning, but dangerous, friends
How to deal with adult children of divorce
How to deal with young and adolescent children of divorce
How to handle the loss of love
How to rebuild your life and find happiness
Useful and interactive — with brief questionnaires to help readers see things more objectively — The Road to Splitsville is intended to make the journey toward ending a marriage a little less rocky.
“This book is for people who have concluded that divorce is inevitable,” Jeffrey Stephens added. “We hope to minimize the emotional and economic damage and point them toward a path to happiness.”
About the Authors
A native of New York City, Jeffrey Stephens is a successful attorney in private practice, having handled many divorces and family law issues, both in New York and Connecticut. Stephens has lived for more than 30 years in Greenwich, which is where he and his wife, Nancy, raised their two sons, Graham and Trevor. Stephens is the author of the Jordan Sandor thrillers, Targets of Deception, Targets of Opportunity, Targets of Revenge and Rogue Mission, as well as the Anthony Walker murder mystery Crimes and Passion and the Pencraft First Place Award winning novel, Fool’s Errand. His newest novel is the just released thriller The Handler from Post Hill Press.
Dr. Ronald Raymond is a clinical and neuropsychologist who has been practicing for over 50 years. His background includes being a professor and adjunct professor at several universities. He served as the Director of Psychology at one of the nation’s most prestigious psychiatric hospitals, Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, and was the developer of Transition, Inc., where he had the opportunity to counsel, in group fashion, over 5,000 prospective corporate transferring families. In private practice, Dr. Raymond has counseled children and adults, including many going through the issues of divorce. He is also the coauthor of Ring of Destiny, Destiny Revealed and The Four Essential Ingredients for Effective Parenting.
Renowned real estate and oil and gas entrepreneur Younas Chaudhary has announced the release of his highly anticipated book, Path to Wealth & Wisdom: 100 Commonsense Tips for Self-Growth & Fulfillment. In it, Chaudhary provides practical tips, lessons and reflections drawn from the ups and downs of his own journey on his way to becoming a self-made millionaire.
The book is comprised of 100 brief chapters featuring actionable takeaways about life, business and finance. Dictums such as “Keep meetings short,” “A bottle of Coke can be a luxury” and “7 tips to save money at home” are building blocks that are easy for readers to remember, implement and adapt to their own individual circumstances.
“The format is ideal for readers who are looking for a few quick tips and points of reflection throughout their day,” said Chaudhary, who added that this book will primarily appeal to entrepreneurs, readers interested in motivational business techniques, and those seeking practical business and financial advice. “But this book is not just about money,” he said. “It’s about personal growth and finding your purpose in life.”
Peppered with encouragement, humility and humor, Chaudhary’s insights on how to develop a growth mindset, overcome limiting beliefs, and achieve one’s full potential come from a place of experience and authenticity. From his education in a dilapidated school in Pakistan; to living with 23 others and an array of farm animals in a bustling home (a haveli); to his first sundry work experiences in the West; to the trials and tribulations of the oil and gas industry, Chaudhary has been at the top and at the bottom — with as many struggles as victories.
For those just beginning their journey toward financial freedom or those simply looking to take their lives to the next level, Path to Wealth & Wisdom offers a no-nonsense starting point from a man who took on the world with just a few dollars and a dream.
“This book is for those who have ever doubted themselves or their abilities,” Chaudhary added. “My message is simple: perseverance, consistency and self-belief will make you successful.”
About the Author
Raised in a remote village in Pakistan, Chaudhary built several successful businesses in the U.S. and Canada using a mix of common sense, hard work, consistency and determination. When he first landed in Edmonton, Alberta, in late 1973, Chaudhary had only $30 in his pocket. To change the trajectory of his life, he worked day in and out, rising up from a slaughterhouse worker to a landman, to a successful entrepreneur. Then, just when he thought he had it all, tragedy struck when his wife Bushra was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
This book follows the author’s first autobiographical work, From Dirt Roads to Black Gold, offering his tools and tips for productivity, finance and business — the same ones that allowed Chaudhary to establish himself as a visionary businessman in the volatile oil and gas industry. In it, readers will find practical business and financial advice, as well as wisdom for facing the unexpected twists and turns of life. All proceeds from the sale of Path to Wealth & Wisdom will benefit charitable causes supported by the YBC Foundation (http://ybcfoundation.com).
In addition to his roles as a successful entrepreneur and author, Chaudhary is known for his dedication to philanthropy and community development. His commitment to empowerment and positive change is reflected in both his business endeavors and his writing.
Cheryl L. Green, M.D., quotes jarring statistics when discussing the current mental health crisis among teens: 30% of America’s teenage girls have contemplated suicide in the past year; 24% had suicidal thoughts “with a plan,” which meets the criteria for in-patient admission, she explained.
“Professional help is in short supply right now because it’s such a crisis,” she said in a recent interview. “We don’t have enough hospital beds; we don’t have enough child and adolescent psychiatrists. So the question becomes, how can parents help right here, right now? And there are a lot of things parents can do.”
In her critically important new book, Heal Your Daughter: How Lifestyle Psychiatry Can Save Her from Depression, Cutting, and Suicidal Thoughts, Dr. Green empowers parents with lifestyle psychiatry strategies that can be used in conjunction with traditional therapies or as standalone support.
“Lifestyle Psychiatry can supplement in-patient psychiatric treatment as usual, after they are out, but can’t replace in-patient admission if your child is truly suicidal with a plan,” Dr. Green cautioned. “It goes a long way toward preventing that from ever happening, which is critical, considering our teens have been experiencing grave problems in their mental health for over a decade, and the recent pandemic greatly deepened what was already a crisis.”
In Heal Your Daughter, Dr. Green addresses the unique stress factors impacting teenage girls and gives parents or other caregivers six concrete ways to help their daughters develop health-promoting, depression-reversing habits.
She begins by explaining the new field of lifestyle psychiatry, and provides state of the art, evidence-based information and guidance related to six lifestyle domains: nutrition, detoxification, exercise, sleep, emotional connectedness, and stress reduction.
“The good news is that healing, even from the worst disasters of childhood and early adolescence, is possible,” Dr. Green said. “The early traumas that life inflicts need not be ‘managed’ with ever-escalating doses of psychiatric medications; I believe that they actually can be healed — completely or almost completely healed. There is every reason for hope.”
Dr. Green explains that the method outlined in her book doesn’t require a diagnosis. It is drug-free and affordable. And perhaps most importantly, it offers new hope to those who have given up on psychiatry and on the traditional mental health care system.
“Teen girls with depression are often overwhelmed, and are unable to help themselves,” Dr. Green added. “But you, the caregiver, can help them take tiny steps in the six domains described in the book. The more tiny steps taken, the closer teen girls can come to reclaiming the foundations of their physical and mental health.”
Ultimately, Heal Your Daughter and its companion book, The Heal Your Daughter Workbook, aim to make important new contributions to society’s collective understanding and support of today’s girls.
About the Author
Dr. Cheryl L. Green is a lifestyle psychiatrist based in Southern California. She works part time at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and part time in her own private practice based in the greater Los Angeles area. She holds degrees from Harvard University (A.B.), Princeton University (Ph.D.) and Stanford University School of Medicine (M.D.). She is board certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Lifestyle Medicine. Her passion is inspiring others to achieve vibrant physical and mental health. She can be found online on her website, www.CherylLGreenMD.com.
Adventurer William Owens doesn’t just talk about a “faith journey” in theory. He demonstrates it by traveling the world by bike, train, bus and even motorcycle to engage in conversations with people from all walks of life about what it means to discover God’s will — and then fulfill it.
Owens spent five years crisscrossing the United States in a motorhome; then biked 1,000 miles from Nevada to Texas. Now, he’s pedaling through Southeast Asia, from Singapore to Indonesia and Vietnam, learning of their culture, and connecting with the people God puts in his path. What happens next is a kaleidoscope of genuine conversations about the journey each person is taking. Owens then weaves his faith into those conversations in a way that is both organic and relevant.
“Regardless of where you are in life financially, emotionally or spiritually, you can start taking your journey by faith — literally,” Owens said. “While God’s will for your life reveals itself moment by moment, it starts right where you are.”
Through his book, Journey By Faith, and the accompanying mobile app (available free for iOS and Android devices), audiences get an intimate look at a faith-based journey for the modern era during which Owens lives out his faith by example.
Hoping to awaken “the consciousness of every soul who longs for the deepest place of satisfaction and fulfillment,” Owens carefully explains in his book that discovering God’s will and fulfilling it by faith alone is the most mysterious yet joyous journey a person can take. And while the complete realization of the purpose God created for each individual is never fully known in this life, Owens reveals, there are scriptures that beseech believers to seek out the specific purpose God created for them — now.
Owens, through his journey by faith, asserts that the key to discovering this purpose is to follow after Christ, which he says by no means refers to religious work, but rather, “an intimate, deliberate moment of following Him where He leads by His spirit, knowing that He will complete the work that He has begun in us.”
About the Author
William Owens is a prolific author, playwright and adventurer. After traveling for five years in America in his motorhome and doing 1,000 miles on his bike from Nevada to Texas, he is now on a world adventure on his bike again, sharing the power of a God-given journey. His vision is to express and demonstrate his faith through living out his journey by faith and inviting others to experience what God is capable of when we trust Him. He has written 16 books on the spiritual life, including Warriors Arise, Poems for America, Naked Before God, Bastards in the Pulpit, Wisdom the Principal Thing Get It!, Astonished! and his latest, Journey By Faith.
Prolific author Hank Quense shares his wealth of knowledge regarding fiction and nonfiction writing, self-publishing and book marketing in his new, free, interactive e-book, My Stuff: A Comprehensive Guide for Today’s Authors. Quense been writing for over 20 years and has published 45 short stories, a dozen novels and more than a dozen nonfiction books on the process of creating stories, publishing and book marketing.
My Stuff is practically an entire library of material distilled into one source containing Quense’s best tips, strategies and practical wisdom for anyone hoping to write and publish a book. My Stuff is available in two versions: a pdf or an interactive e-pub edition. The e-book contains live audio clips and videos, and new information will be added over time. Both editions contain virtually everything that a writer needs to turn their original stories into books and get those books into the hands of their target audience.
“The book provides links to a wealth of relevant content that is written in plain English, not technobabble or the usual marketing gibberish,” Quense said.
In the e-book, users will find links to Quense’s helpful materials for writers, including: • Articles • Books • YouTube channel • Checklists • Video classes • Do-It-Yourself courses • Personal coaching services • Free e-books
Additionally, Quense walks readers through his process of creating a story, provides fiction writing exercises and shares his book publishing and marketing insights.
About the Author
Hank Quense has been self-publishing his books for over 12 years. His nonfiction books cover fiction writing (Creating Stories), self-publishing (How to Self-publish and Market a Book, Self-publish a Book in 10Steps), marketing (Book Marketing Fundamentals) and author business (Business Basics for Authors). He also lectures on these subjects in schools, libraries and on webinars.