Self-Help – The Authentic Lover

The Authentic LoverThe Authentic Lover
Reclaiming Love’s Beauty and Power
By Chris Hakim
Publisher: Wise Love Books
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 978-0998155302
ASIN: B01MQIJOGT
Pages: 204
Genre: Self-Help

Why is there so much conflict around sexuality? How does a relationship that began with joy end up feeling like a chore? Why is attraction so seldom reciprocated? And what, if anything, does online dating have to do with love? In The Authentic Lover, you will discover the four great enemies of love: violence, pettiness, vanity, and our reproductive agenda.

If we can overcome these formidable enemies, nothing more keeps us from the vast experience of unconditional love. Starting from the raw data of evolutionary psychology and other modern research, this book takes us on a journey through traditional wisdom, Rumi’s poetry, samurai culture, and the dry humor that comes from firsthand experience. A picture emerges both of the pitfalls we all face as humans, and of the corresponding opportunities we always have at hand, but rarely tap into. The Authentic Lover shows a path for us to realize our birthright to love in a full and spontaneous way, free of unwanted ancestral, cultural, and emotional baggage.

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The Authentic Lover Author - Chris HakimAbout the Author:
A longtime student of Love and of Buddhism, Chris Hakim has lived in seven countries on three continents and stopped at Mountain View, California for longer than usual. He is a self-taught electronics engineer and holds the degree of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also the co-author of Essentials of Tibetan Traditional Medicine.

 

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Family/Relationships – A Bronx Boy’s Tale

A Bronx Boy's TaleA Bronx Boy’s Tale
By Jimmy Newell
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1490414010
ASIN: B00FXXLLXO
Pages: 206
Genre: Memoir, Family, Social History

A Bronx Boy’s Tale details the life of the author as he witnessed the major historical events on the 1960’s and 1970’s. Although it was a time of social upheaval and strife, Jimmy’s family, friends and the Beautiful Bronx all made the experience glorious.

It is a lesson to us in modern times who despair about the state of things. Family, friends, and having a strong community in which to thrive can supersede any perceived threat from a world thought to be mad.

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A Bronx Boy's Tale AuthorJimmy Newell has a degree in law as well as a Masters in History. But, more than that, Jimmy grew up in the Bronx and wishes to share that with you and to make you see that you probably had a similar experience wherever you may have come of age.

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Self-Help/Sexuality – Making Out Like a Virgin

Making Out Like a VirginMaking Out Like a Virgin
Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma
Edited By Catriona McHardy and Cathy Plourde
Publisher: Portlyn Media
Release Date: October 18, 2016
ISBN: 978-1944568009
Pages: 186
Genre: Self-help, sexuality, memoir

Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma is a unique and moving collection of personal nonfiction essays that detail how each writer has moved beyond mere survival of sexual trauma to unapologetically discover a sexually and emotionally thriving life.

Making Out Like a Virgin is not a collection of victim narratives, nor a healing workbook. Instead, this book is a bold new addition to generations of stories told by survivors. The mission of these writers is not to recount their individual trauma but to detail what has helped them reclaim both body and sexual desire. “Making out like a virgin” serves as a metaphor, giving permission to sizzle and seize the moment. By telling their stories, these writers share their strength and successes found somewhere between the big shifts and small intimate moments, inspiring others while furthering their own healing.

The anthology features 17 contributor–women, men, and transgender–from 5 countries; ranging in age from their mid-20s to their late 60s; hailing from Dubai, Cairo, Dublin, Toronto, Melbourne, and from across the United States.

These writers offer answers to:

– What does it mean to not just survive, but to flourish?
– Is it possible to ever again feel powerful and confident in one’s own body and within relationships?
– Can someone move beyond being limited or controlled by a tragic event?

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Making Out Like a Virgin Author Catriona McHardyCatriona McHardy has spent her life studying human sexuality and formally held a career promoting healthy expressions of sexuality, individually and culturally. In 32 years at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, she rose from health care associate to longtime Vice President for Education and Training. She led a team of “sexperts” who provided sexuality education and training to professionals, teens, and parents regionally, nationally, and internationally, including Uganda and Russia. Catriona is a consultant and trainer on issues pertaining to sexual expression and sex positive culture, and a faculty member at Community College of Vermont, where she teaches courses in communication, race, ethnicity, class and gender, and human sexuality. She has served as national co-chair of the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education and has won the PPFA’s Award as Director of the Year. Catriona was named as the first Distinguished Alumni Award from the Vermont State College Hall of Fame. She was a longstanding board member of the Women’s Crisis Center in Brattleboro Vermont and Outright Vermont.

Making Out Like a Virgin Author Cathy PlourdeCathy Plourde‘s plays on coping with eating disorders (The Thin Line) and engaging bystanders in interrupting violence (You the Man) have been presented across the US and have been culturally translated for use with Melbourne’s Deakin University. She has presented and published nationally and internationally on theatre and arts for social change, wellness, education, and community building, and has received commissions and artist residencies from numerous organizations to develop works addressing these issues. As founder and director of Add Verb Productions she raised over a million dollars to promote this work, including the award-winning performance and activism anthologies (Out & Allied, vol. 1 and 2) for LGBTQ youth and their allies. She attended the Breadloaf School of English, was a long-standing Honorary Artist in Residence at the University of Southern Maine, served as a founding member of Boys to Men Maine and the Pride Youth Theatre Alliance, and taught in Integrated Health Sciences at the University of New England.

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Self-Help Books on Divorce

Divorced and Scared No More Book OneDivorced and Scared No More!
Emotional Support for the Newly Divorced
Book One
By Tasher
Publisher: Xulon Press
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 978-1498465854
ASIN: B01F4C19WQ
Pages: 284
Genre: Self-Help, Family, Relationships

Have you experienced Divorce?  Are you questioning what your future will be after your vows of “I do” turn into “I do not” along with the loss of all the dreams that never will be fulfilled?  Divorced and Scared No More: Emotional Support for the Newly Divorced is the first installment of the three-part trilogy written to assist readers in post-divorce related matters while providing you the motivation you need to move on.

Author Tasher speaks from personal experience; having gone through the many stages of relationships. This includes denial of a failed marriage, expressiveness needed to gain healing and how to remain emotionally grounded. You’ll find ways to embrace your new found freedom and turn the lemons life threw at you into a Zesty Lemon Sorbet!

Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt, LSCSW, LAC consulted as a technical advisor for the series. Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to surviving divorce.

Co-Author Tony Haynes is a practitioner of Acrostic Poetry -poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. At the end of each chapter, you can look forward to reading a clever poem from words found within the word DIVORCE.   These are poetic thoughts that ask “How did I get here?” This rite of passage has everything to do with life and our stories affects each other because we are all connected. Now it’s time to peek inside and see how, where & why our lives intersect.

There are so many insightful topics in the book, which will help you feel inspired to look inward and become aware of your needs to help you live again.  There is still life after emotional death … Isn’t it time for you to be happily divorced and Divorced and Scared NO More?

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Divorced and Scared No More Book TwoDivorced and Scared No More!
Practical Advice for the Newly Divorced
Book Two
By Tasher
Publisher: Xulon Press
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 978-1498465106
ASIN: B01CO7PDRQ
Pages: 208
Genre: Self-Help, Family, Relationships

Divorced and Scared No More: Practical Advice for the Newly Divorced is the second installment of the three-part trilogy written to assist readers in post-divorce related matters.Book two shares views on maintaining cordial relationships with ex-spouses, with a focus on children and extended families. Topics readers can look forward to discovering answers to include: attending special events with your ex-spouse,the impact of divorce on children, ways to arrange custody issues, how to handle separate holidays, and handling finances. You’ll find ways to embrace your new found freedom and turn the lemons life threw at you into a Zesty Lemon Sorbet!

Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt, LSCSW, LAC consulted as a technical advisor for the series.Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to surviving divorce.

Tony Haynes shares a clever poem at the end of each chapter from words found within the word DIVORCE.  His poetic thoughts that ask “How did I get here?” This rite of passage has everything to do with life and our stories affects each other because we are all connected. Now it’s time to peek inside and see how, where & why our lives intersect.

Tasher writes this book with a Christian audience in mind; however, many readers of various backgrounds can find this series helpful… Isn’t it time to be happily divorced?  You can become Divorced and Scared NO More! Quicker than you think.

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Divorced and Scared No More Book ThreeDivorced and Scared No More!
Dating After Divorce: From Lemons to Zesty Lemon Sorbet
Book Three
By Tasher
Publisher: Xulon Press
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 978-1498465120
ASIN: B01CO7ROAU
Pages: 240
Genre: Self-Help, Family, Relationships

Divorced and Scared No More: Dating After Divorce: From Lemons to Zesty Lemon Sorbet is the third installment of the Divorced and Scared No More series. This book shows readers how to turn the lemons of divorce into an experience of acceptance and renewal, carrying this into dating. In this reading, Tasher gives you tools to help you get back out there and find the love that awaits you. Inside this book, you’ll gauge your emotional availability to see if you’re ready to accept the fun and excitement that comes with dating. Here you’ll learn how to put your ex and baggage behind you to engage in the present moment. Divorced and Scared No More: Dating After Divorce: From Lemons to Zesty Lemon Sorbet shows you where to find love, dating safety and how to set up your profiles on dating sites.

Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt, LSCSW, LAC consulted as a technical advisor for the series. Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to dating divorce.

Tony Haynes is a practitioner of Acrostic Poetry – poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. At the end of each chapter, you can look forward to reading a clever poem from words found within the word DIVORCE.

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TasherAbout the Author:
Tasher was divorced on her 26th wedding anniversary, and she embarked on a new life. Her marriage was broken all to pieces, she was not going to let the divorce break her. Tasher quickly discovered that single life was very different from all those years ago. Like many, she initially was scared. Yet she was determined to become Divorce and Scared NO More!

Despite her dyslexia, she decided to share with others things she learned while rebuilding her life. The launch of DASNM.com quickly received a worldwide following. The logo was inspired by a set of broken pilot wings. No two people will have identical situations, hopefully the DASNM series will assist others with the least amount of trepidation, during this difficult transition.

Tasher is not a professional therapist, rather she is sharing because she has “been there and done that” understanding how it FEELS.

Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt LSCSW, LAC consults as her technical advisor. Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to surviving divorce.

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