Moms Who Love to Read
With Mother’s Day around the corner, the breakthrough fashion book (and the perfect Mother’s Day gift), BE THE SHOE by author and Hollywood stylist turned life coach Kathy Kelada, provides fresh and fun perspective with interactive flip up pages for every women into their own lives, and inspires them to pursue their personal goals with style, ease, and the right pair of shoes.
If you were a shoe, what shoe would you be? That’s the question that Kathy asks all of her celebrity clients. And now in the spirit of Mother’s Day, Kathy has crafted a specific description for each shoe as they pertain to mothers to share with your mom. Beautifully crafted and a bookshelf essential, BE THE SHOE is a must have on Mother’s day gift guides.
A glimpse into Kathy’s remarkable and revealing “Mom” shoe profiles includes:
- Strappy Sandal – She’s a fun mom. She’s a little unpredictable…Let’s just say you never get bored with her. Mom’s tip: It’s never too late to follow your dreams!
- High Heeled Boot – She’s an avant guarde mom.
She’s not going to be categorized or behave like everyone else and she hopes you will be the same. Your friends LOVE her! Mom’s tip: Live by example baby!!
- Running Shoe – She’s an inspirational mom. She leads by example. She’s a good guide. Mom’s tip: When the going gets tough, get going!
- Flat – She’s a detail mom. She’s very present in your life. She’s supportive most of the time, and is always there with a plan to get you back on track if things go sideways. Mom’s tip: Be the change you want to see!
- Flip-Flop – She’s a “go with the flow” mom. She’s not going to get caught up in the details but because her life is so spontaneous, she’s the perfect one to call when you need some help at the last minute. Mom’s tip: Life happens in the moments.
- Clog – She’s a nurturing mom. She’s right there with a soft landing for you when things don’t go your way and when they do, she’s your biggest cheerleader. Mom’s tip: All you need is love!
Get out there, Wedge, and show us how mom’s party. Be the Flat and show your never ending support for your children. We may look to you, Flip-Flop, for last minute help. And we will turn to you, Work Boot, as the “go-to” mom for everything!
An inspiring and entertaining journey of self-discovery for modern women, BE THE SHOE is the result of keen observation into human nature. BE THE SHOE gives women of all walks of life, an immediate way to see themselves and identify their “shoe profile” through their relationships, money, work styles, strengths, and their vulnerable Achilles heels – all with the flair and creativity that make the book a perfect gift and great to share at girls’ nights and brunch gatherings.
Beginning her career as an actress in Los Angeles, Kathy went on to become a successful personal stylist and ultimately, evolving into a highly sought after life coach. Kathy discovered an easy and relatable way to help connect with women everywhere. Whether tall, short, older, younger, career driven or party focused, all women wear shoes. Using this metaphor to relate to one of her hardest to crack clients, she carefully came up with 14 core Shoe Profiles ranging from a strappy Sandal to a clog, and everything in between. Whether a light-hearted adventure, a journey of self-discovery or a liberating catalyst for change, Kathy’s user-friendly and beautifully illustrated book playfully guides every woman to find the shoe they are, and maybe along the way, the shoe they’d like to be, too.
Additional details can be found at www.betheshoes.com.
Looking for the perfect gift for a new college grad? How about a gift that will benefit them for years to come, and in fact, forever?
Look no further than the new book, What Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know. This is an insider’s guide to navigating the complicated world of insurance with ease and confidence. An easy and jargon-free read, this book demystifies everything that people find so confusing about the world of insurance, and reveals the most important insurance for recent college grads to have.
Written by an actuary and insurance expert with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, What Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know provides helpful guidance interwoven with personal stories from the author, Todd Erkis. And it’s jam-packed with secrets and tips that will help everyone make the best insurance decisions for them and achieve peace of mind.
The Hello Angel Coloring Book Gift Set contains two Hello Angel Adult Coloring book favorites, Hello Angel Relaxing Patterns Coloring Collection, Hello Angel Big Beautiful Blossoms Coloring Collection, How to Color ideas, and Colored Pencils with Sharpener Tube packaged together in a bright floral patterned gift box. A perfect gift for any occasion.
Hello Angel Relaxing Patterns Coloring Collection is filled with intricate and intriguing illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Escape to a world of abstract art, motivating messages, and pretty patterns, all waiting to be filled with every color of the rainbow. Relax and unwind as you color these luxuriant images from breakthrough coloring artist Angel Van Dam, perfect for markers, gel pens, crayons, or colored pencils.
Hello Angel Big Blossoms Coloring Collection is filled with intricate and intriguing illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Escape to a world of luxurious flowers, motivating messages, and pretty patterns, all waiting to be filled with every color of the rainbow.
Eat fresh and color local! This appetizing coloring book offers a cornucopia of hand-drawn designs that celebrate the community spirit of farmers markets with all of the charming imperfections of original chalkboard art. From seasonal veggies and artisanal bread to organic milk and just-picked flowers, these folksy market stands are overflowing with natural delights.
Relax and fill them with color to create your own rustic-chic masterpiece. Each exquisite white line illustration is presented on a black background, just like a real chalkboard. You’ll be delighted by the way warm colors, bright colors, neons, and lighter pastel shades really pop from these designs. Guided Coloring Pages make coloring easy for beginners, with beautifully colored examples and ready-to-use color palettes.
Each design is printed on one side only of archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper, and perforated pages detach easily for gifting or display. This book has earned the DO Magazine Artist Fair Trade Seal of Approval.
“Pretending to be normal day after day is exhausting,” says Suzy Toronto. Toronto is a self-proclaimed “wacky” woman, and she wants others to embrace their inner wackiness too. In fact, she’s created an entire art brand that speaks (mostly) to girls and women, inspiring them to embrace their rarity, goofiness, and everything that makes them unique—no matter how silly it may seem.
Toronto works out of her home studio in Smyrna Beach, Florida where she creates playful and distinctive artwork for a variety of products—from mugs to coloring books to cell phone covers and everything in between. Her newest creations come in the form of coloring books with her latest book, Tingle Boots, stating loud and proud that “life is better in boots.”
Four additional books comprise this series: Friendship Coloring Book, Sisterhood Coloring Book, Inspiration &Encouragement Coloring Book, and Light & Laughter Coloring Book. In each book, Suzy Toronto sprinkles encouraging and empowering quotes. “Release your inner child and believe in yourself again,” Toronto says. “There’s more inside you than you ever dreamed possible!”
Toronto also advocates on behalf of breast cancer survivors. Some of her product proceeds benefit cancer research. Ultimately, Toronto’s goal is to continue empowering women. “We believe in women. We uplift women. We empower women. And we support women whenever and however we can,” she says.
Best-selling artist and writer Suzy Toronto’s distinctive artwork and inspiring words celebrate life, family, and the special bond between girlfriends. For two decades her distinctive artwork and humorous wisdom have been popular gift items. Her signature drawings of madcap women with wild hair and brightly colored attire can be found on greeting cards, calendars, bookmarks, magnets, and more. Suzy is the author of 10 books, including The Sacred Sisterhood of Wonderful Wacky Women and Live a Life Worth Loving.
Identity Crisis: Healthcare Branding’s Hidden Problems and Proven Strategies to Solve Them by Vince Parry
Millennials are not only more health-conscious, but also are actively pursuing wellness, according to research by Goldman Sachs. As the largest generation in US history, Millennials are shaping the economy with their wellness trends.
Vince Parry – the healthcare branding expert behind products including Lipitor, Botox and Prozac – is available to discuss the changing nature of health and wellness. “Today, health plays a fundamental role that goes far beyond alleviating illness,” says Parry. “Healthcare companies that embrace the right branding can build enthusiasm and hope for a better life through wellness – and consumer companies are beginning to take note.”
Parry’s new book, Identity Crisis: Healthcare Branding’s Hidden Problems and Proven Strategies to Solve Them (March 2017), is for all those who wish to acquire the strategies needed to avoid the pitfalls of past mistakes, and sharpen the skills necessary to create winning brand identities.
He shares keen insights into the success of everyday brands he has first-hand knowledge of like Advil, Dove, and Colgate and describes the keys to establishing brand preferences for all kinds of health and wellness products.
“Patient Advocacy Matters: The Ultimate How-to Guide to Protect Your Health, Your Rights, Your Life and Your Loved Ones” by Teri Dreher
In today’s complex, profit-driven healthcare system, obtaining quality care is more challenging than ever. It led Teri Dreher, an RN with more than 36 years of critical care nursing experience, to become a professional patient advocate in 2011. Now, she’s published a how-to book for healthcare consumers to help them advocate for themselves and their families.
“Patient Advocacy Matters: The Ultimate How-to Guide to Protect Your Health, Your Rights, Your Life and Your Loved Ones” is designed as a resource for individuals trying to navigate today’s confusing, often-intimidating healthcare system.
“It’s too easy for patients to get lost in the shuffle,” says Dreher, founder and CEO of NShore Patient Advocates (NorthShoreRN.com), the largest advocacy firm in the Chicago area. “I wrote this book to give the average person the tools they need to look out for themselves and their loved ones in various healthcare settings.”
People like Darla, whose surgeon was unconcerned when she continued to hemorrhage after cancer surgery (Dreher, her ICU nurse, wound up with a ten-day suspension when she questioned the doctor’s decisions; Darla later passed away.) Or the 92 year old whose son hired Dreher as her advocate when his mom kept falling. (After studying her 14 medications—five which can cause vertigo—Dreher asked the woman’s doctor to review them. He discontinued several meds and recommended a nutritionist; now the woman is living safely in her home with support.)
Professional patient advocacy is a new but fast-growing field. More consumers are using private professional health advocates to guide them through a healthcare crisis. Dreher developed a passion for patient advocacy when her father-in-law fell critically ill on vacation in Belize. He survived as a result of Dreher’s hawkish intervention with both foreign and U.S. doctors and hospitals.
Mike Domitrz is the founder of The Date Safe Project. His book especially hits home with teens, university students and parents.
From “the look” to “making the move” – we’ve been taught it all wrong.
ABOUT: “Can I Kiss You?”
Mike Domitrz is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to one being built on consent and respect. For over two decades, educators, military, families, colleges and individuals of all have sought out Mike and his impactful programs and speaking engagements.
Everyone; people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds, need to hear the challenging and life-changing message in his just released book, Can I Kiss You?
Can I Kiss You? is a fun, helpful journey revealing the faults of body language, the joys of talking, the serious impact of wrongful behaviors, how to EXPECT RESPECT from your partners throughout all facets of a relationship, how to help your family and friends, and much more! Best of all, you are going to gain realistic skills you will have fun using in your life and sharing with those you love (both children and adults).
This insightful book full of candid advice, real-life scenarios, and interactive exercises is revolutionizing each person’s approach to dating & building respect – all while helping address the reality of sexual assault in today’s culture, including how to intervene to help others.
While most people simply “make their move” on a date, Mike Domitrz reveals why asking first makes all the difference.
Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow by Celebrity Chef Jennifer Booker
Southern-born, Jennifer Hill Booker traveled to Paris to study French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts only to discover that rustic French and Southern dishes use many of the same ingredients. Using this as the basis for culinary exploration in her second cookbook, Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, the author of Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent, uses one list of fresh ingredients to create two meals, one Southern and one French. Combined grocery lists provide time-saving tools for recipes from cocktails to desserts and everything in between, drawing on the strengths of both regions makes recipes like Southern Sweet Tea Cocktail, Pecan Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise, and Pimento Cheese Stuffed Potatoes both approachable and delicious. A charming personality, she is also a single mother of two who knows exactly what it takes to create enticing meals with limited time and ingredients.
Chef Jennifer Hill Booker delights in her many roles as reality- TV personality, cookbook author, culinary educator, and business owner. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Paris, a Georgia Grown Executive Chef, the Culinary Explorer for the Georgia Department of Tourism, Founder of Southern Divas of the New South* Dinner Series and a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.
Renowned chef and cookbook author, Jennifer Hill Booker who has worked with such celebrity chefs and restaurateurs as Marvin Woods, (Chef Woods was the first Chef tapped by First Lady Michelle Obama to start the Let’s Move! Campaign), Jeff Henderson, Tyler Florence, Tiffany Derry, Giadia Laurentis, Patrick Neely, Chef Joe Randall and Mario Batali; and her most recent success on the TODAY Show winning the Super Bowl culinary cookoff for the Atlanta Falcons, beating out the chef for the New England Patriots, and has JUST released her newest cookbook, Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, NOW available at Pelican Publishing and Amazon.com.
This “Dynamic Aging” book was recently featured on the Today Show: today.com/video/meet-the-super-agers-who-defy-the-effects-of-old-age-911038019855
“Aging is Inevitable. Aches and Pains are Not,” Says Katy Bowman in New Book
Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility
What if everything we thought about aging was wrong? What if it’s not age making us stiffer and weaker but how we’ve been moving, and not moving, our bodies as we get older? Biomechanist and best-selling author Katy Bowman asserts we can change how we feel by changing how we move. With Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility, Bowman tailors her Nutritious Movement™ method of restoring pain-free, confident movement to older readers, along with the incredibly inspiring and practical stories of four ‘goldeners’ (each over 76) whose lives have changed because of it. Co-authors Joan Virginia Allen, Shelah M. Wilgus, Lora Woods and Joyce Faber share how they’ve been able to avoid surgeries, eliminate pain, and regain the freedom of movement that they had assumed was lost to normal aging, all through their movement work with Katy over the last decade. These septuagenarians are backpacking through mountains, climbing ladders (and even trees!) with ease, and walking miles in their daily lives. They are living proof that you aren’t just what you eat; you are how you move. Dynamic Aging will be available in trade paperback and e-book on March 1, 2017, from Propriometrics Press on Amazon for $16.95 (ISBN: 978-1-943370-11-5). It will be distributed to booksellers by Cardinal Publishers Group. Printed on recycled paper, the book will also be printed with 14-pt type for ease of use.
The book includes a comprehensive daily movement routine, along with tips for creating a more movement-friendly home and lifestyle. Bowman explains, “Dynamic Aging is a guide to get you moving more and moving more of you. It offers exercises designed to improve your movement habits through simple postural adjustments and exercises that challenge your body, gently, in a way that you probably stopped doing a long time ago without realizing it. As you slowly introduce more movement into your life, it’s likely you’ll see an improvement in the aches, pains, and stiffness that we associate with age but that are actually a product of our long-term movement patterns.”
How To Draw Cool Stuff by Catherine V. Holmes
The How To Draw Cool Stuff series (Library Tales Publishing) by art teacher and professional artist Catherine V. Holmes guides readers through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. The original How To Draw Cool Stuff and the subsequent books, How To Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions and How To Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events, each offer unique lessons for readers.
In addition to teaching basic drawing skills, this wonderful series provides:
- Lessons on creating shading and texture for more realistic artistic renderings
- Step-by-step tutorials on drawing fun and beloved characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, leprechauns and more!
- A guidebook that can be used by art teachers in the classroom to help supplement lesson plans and provide students with independent activities
- Valuable lessons in how to make drawing easier and more fun, such as: draw lightly, don’t aim to create an exact replica, and why patience pays off
- A wonderful gift for all aspiring artists
For more information, visit www.HowToDrawCoolStuff.com.
Young & Hungry (Freeform, Mondays at 8pm) fans have fallen in love with Gabi Diamond, the show’s plucky main character, and her tenacious ability to turn her dreams of being a chef into a reality. She is a role model for young and hungry girls (and women) everywhere.
Now readers and fans can take Gabi’s words and life lessons to heart with Young & Hungry: Your Complete Guide to a Delicious Life (Freeform/Disney Publishing, April 11, 2017). Author Diana Snyder is a full-time writer for Freeform’s Young & Hungry. This delightful book will appeal to both fans of the show and people who are looking for some great advice to living the life of your dreams along with some delicious (and affordable) recipes.
Young & Hungry is loosely based on the life of Gabi Moskowitz, the editor-in-chief of the nationally-acclaimed budget cooking blog BrokeAssGourmet, author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook, Pizza Dough, and the forthcoming Hot Mess Kitchen. She is also co-producer of Young & Hungry.. When she is not writing books and making television, Gabi contributes regularly to The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. Gabi lives in San Francisco.
Diana Snyder found a way of turning her love of writing and dating into an actual job as a TV writer on Freeform’s hit comedy, “Young & Hungry.” The series and cast have been nominated for 5 Teen Choice Awards since its premiere. Before television writing, Diana worked as a personal assistant to an Oscar winning actor. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was a Director of the Fusion Film Festival. Diana currently lives in Los Angeles where she spends her time eating spicy tuna rolls and forcing herself to go to spin class.
Young & Hungry: Your Complete Guide to a Delicious Life features recipes along with refreshingly honest advice about dating, friendships, entertaining, and health. This book is a girls’ guide to being young, single, short on cash, and passionate about food.
Fitness is an American obsession, but so too, is youth, too often leaving a dearth of resources for those looking to safely and effectively improve their strength and flexibility later in life. Of course it’s never too late to start, but as age can present an increased risk for strains, sprains and other injuries it can be difficult to know how to safely begin a regimen. Stretching is not only a crucial component of overall fitness, but an excellent entry point for beginners looking to improve their overall health. Just ten minutes of daily movement can increase flexibility, prevent injury, enable active lifestyles, and in some cases reduce the need for surgery or dependence on pain medication.
Stretching for 50+ by Karl Knopf has been an excellent resource for ten years, and is now getting an upgrade. This new edition is beautifully updated with a more clear, easy-to-read format, over 200 photos, and proper incorporation of tools like resistance bands, therapy balls, and foam rollers. Focusing on the benefits of even gentle stretches, Stretching for 50+ educates the reader on the difference between passive and active stretches, offers rubrics for self-evaluation, and teaches techniques for myofascial release.
Dr. Karl Knopf is the author of several books including, Beat Osteoporosis with Exercise, Make the Pool your Gym, and Healthy Shoulder Handbook. He is contributor to the International Sports Science Association courses on Fitness Therapy and Senior Fitness, served as director of the fitness therapy program at Foothill College for almost 40 years, and is a board member for the Sit and Be Fit Organization, dedicated to the accessibility of function fitness regimes for all ages and mobility levels.
This new edition of Stretching for 50+ will be available wherever books are sold this May!
Every person is born with the same two fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All the other fears, from clowns to spiders to snakes, are learned and can be unlearned. Even though it may seem impossible to get over your fears, author Kalliope Barlis’s new international bestseller, Phobia Relief: From Fear to Freedom, presents readers with Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques proven to control or even eliminate these fears.
This book educates the reader through step-by-step exercises on how to change the way the think because after all, your thoughts are what created these illogical fears in the first place. By changing the way a person thinks of a situation also changes the way they react to it. Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques can stop a person visualizing what they DON’T want to happen, and start visualizing what they DO want to happen when faced with these situations.
By completing the exercises in this bestseller, the reader will be able to:
- Learn the true cause of their phobias
- Gain control over formerly uncontrollable thoughts
- Shrink fears and reverse them
- Stop visualizing what you don’t want and start visualizing what you do want
- Find your purpose and build your best life ever
Weedgalized in Colorado: True Tales from the High Country by Johnny Welsh
Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana (cannabis) for recreational use. There’s an author in Colorado named Johnny Welsh who wrote,“Weedgalized in Colorado: True Tales from the High Country”. He is not a lawyer or sociologist, but a charismatic bartender in Frisco, Colorado – the ultimate storyteller and listener, He can give us an idea of what happened to the Colorado towns and people when weed was legalized. Is everything rosy? Hardly! His eyewitness report on the real-world impact of this historical movement,” gives us a boots-on-the-ground perspective of the good and bad results from the “green rush” stampede. Will what happened in Colorado happen across the country?
Johnny’s book will tell you how his state changed when pot hit the streets. His book is filled with amusing, inspiring and colorful stories that capture the wild ride of a state going to pot.
“Legalization was my customers’ most talked about issue,” he says. “I wanted to find out how the rest of Colorado felt, to explore the social and economic impact throughout the state. The excitement and activity was almost overwhelming.”
Welsh interviewed entrepreneurs and opportunists who scrambled to cash in on the “Green Rush”– growers, dispensary operators, head shop owners, tour guides, packagers, operators of hotels and lodges. They had to comply with state restrictions that frequently changed, but that didn’t slow the pursuit of an industry that had been waiting to be unleashed. What happened when pot arrived?
- By the end of the first year of legalization, Colorado had an estimated 1,700 medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries. They created over 18,000 new jobs and added $44 million to Colorado’s tax revenues. The state had the lowest unemployment rate in the union, and the increase in sales and ancillary businesses increased the state’s economy by $2.4 billion. Now these numbers have accelerated and last year Colorado collected $200 million in taxes and fees, $138 million going to education.
- Tourism exploded and streets were jammed with people spending money
- Everyone was excited about the new source of revenue.
- Rents went up and citizens were squeezed out of their homes.
- Homelessnesses. Colorado experienced the third largest increase in the total number of homeless people last year (721). It also had an increase of homeless veterans from 2015-2016. In a Denver Post article, spokesman Daniel Warvi for the Department of Veterans Affairs said “a perfect storm” of circumstances is pushing many veterans onto the streets. Veterans are coming to Colorado planning to get a job in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry or because Colorado’s job market is booming… But when they arrive in Colorado, the jobs many of them qualify for don’t pay enough to cover rent, and they learn they must be a Colorado resident for a year before getting a cannabis-related job.”
- The towns got crowded and now you need to plan when you go out. Unlike before, reservations are now needed, and employees are working harder to keep up with the demands of their customers. Johnny adds, “Be careful what you ask for, because nothing is one sided.”
Different reports tell different stories, but Johnny can tell what he’s seen so far.. He says that as more states legalize weed, people can stay where they are and they won’t have to move. There will be many new jobs in their home states and the influx of people into states like Colorado will abate. As legalization continues, more studies will be done and new stats will be verbalized.
For more information, visit www.weedgalized.com.
Chasing Light: An Exploration of theAmerican Landscape, is a 256-page hardcover coffee book collection of stunning photographs of America’s natural wonders in rarely seen and hard-to-reach places. This new coffee table photography book was released just in time for Father’s Day and it would be a great gift for outdoorsy & patriotic dads, as well as dads who want to help support our national parks!
The photographer, Frank Lee Ruggles, is based in the D.C. area and took the photos during his off-duty time serving as Eminent Photographer for the United States National Park Service from 2007 – 2011 (a position once held by Ansel Adams). Also a former U.S. Paratrooper and member of the legendary 82nd Airborne division, Ruggles used his Ranger skills to reach remote locations deep in the backcountry and captured the true essence of the parks.
Chasing Light ($49.99) will be available to purchase online as of June 1, 2017 at https://www.frankruggleschasinglight.com/. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Parks Trust to support the Kids-to-Parks program.
A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance by Mark Moore
At 46 years old, Mark Moore was in the prime of his life. He was a successful businessman, loving husband, involved father, and dedicated amateur athlete. His life was turned upside down after being hit in quick succession with two strokes that should have taken his life. After spending a month in a coma, Mark awoke to find his life forever changed, wondering if he’d ever be able to walk or speak again.
Mark’s inspiring new memoir, A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance (FaithWords, on sale now), follows his incredible journey from successful businessman to unexpected stroke victim and survivor. Now having made an almost-full recovery 10 years later, Mark has dedicated himself to his family, faith, extensive philanthropy within his community, and educating others about stroke awareness, prevention, and recovery.
About the Author
Mark Moore is a philanthropist and successful businessman. Along with his wife Brenda, a former nurse, Mark has established the Mark and Brenda Moore and Family Foundation, through which he supports advances in healthcare, education, culture and the arts, and Christian evangelism. Prior to engaging full time in his philanthropic work, Mark was Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Segovia, Inc., a leading provider of global internet protocol services to the US Defense Department. Mark is also the Mid-Atlantic Ambassador for the American Stroke Association and the author of the memoir A Stroke of Faith, which is now on sale.
In May 2007, Mark was hit in quick succession by two nearly fatal strokes at the age of 46 and spent a month in a medically-induced coma. Now, almost ten years later, he has made a near-full recovery due to intense rehabilitation, the expertise of caregivers, and what he calls the three Fs: family, friends, and faith. Now retired, Mark spends his days educating people about stroke prevention and awareness, sharing his inspirational story with those who have suffered strokes and other traumatic ailments, and giving back to his community.
One of the most passed around stories over the last several years, has been about the famous actor Jim Carrey. A number of years ago he went on Oprah to share this incredible experience that he had in his life that led him to earning a $10 million check for performing in one movie!
The world celebrated! Personal growth instructors, people who love things like the law of attraction started to share the story over and over and over again with their clients!
As he told the story, while broke and unsure of what he was going to do for money, he decided one day to write himself a check for $10 million, which he promptly put into his wallet.
And to the amazement of the audiences, a number of years later he pulled out that check after receiving an identical check from a movie company for $10 million! As teachers of these theories love to say, whatever you believe and send out to the universe, must return to you in kind.
But hold on Sally! Wait a minute! Is that truly the way the story goes?
After all the hoopla about writing a check, imagining it coming back to him, Jim Carrey came out in public to discuss the reality behind his huge financial windfall. As the story goes, the tidbits of information shared about how Jim Carrey created $10 million through the law of attraction, started to fall apart.
Number one best-selling author, life coach and counselor, inspirational speaker David Essel says he’s proud that Jim has come out and told the whole story… Instead of the partial truth that people love to run rampant with.
“…our society, and the world in general, loves to imagine that they can earn millions of dollars without doing much at all. According to several best-selling books, who love Jim Carrey’s story, if you put it out into the universe, with positive energy, whatever your goal is must come to you. It is absolute nonsense…This form of thinking is absolute crap.”
So what is the truth behind Jim Carrey earning $10 million, after putting that same amount on the check and carrying it in his wallet for years? Is it true that after just writing a check like that and putting it in your purse or your wallet, that you can have the same positive affect that Jim Carrey had, and years down the road somehow magically on that amount of money?
Of course not. Recently on social media, there have been clips of Jim Carrey completing the full story of what he did to earn that $10 million check. As a matter of fact, he’s even come out on social media saying that if anyone thinks they can simply write a check, put it in their pocket and somehow that amount of money is going to come to them without any effort…is simple foolish thinking.
Essel says he’s proud of Jim Carrey for coming out and telling the truth. “Any logical person understands the reality of success. When Jim came out and said that he worked his butt off for years and years, and did whatever it took to become successful as an actor, that is what led him to earning $10 million for a movie. It had nothing to do with writing a check and put it in his pocket.”
As Essel states in his number one best-selling book on the myth of positive thinking, we can achieve huge goals in life if I we work our butts off. If you’re willing to ask for help. If we’re willing to hire accountability partners to make sure we’re doing the work necessary to lose the weight, make the money, get sober and find deep love.
But it’s time we throw away all of this nonsense about the power of thought, the power of visualization, the power of affirmation and vision boards. Yes Essel believes all of those tools are a small percent part of success, 20% of someone success will come from the way they think, but as Essel states so eloquently in his number 1 best-selling book, 80% of our huge success in life will be coming to us by doing what most people won’t do. The hard, daily, repetitive work that out first feels uncomfortable… But down the road allows us to reap the rewards we’ve always wanted in life.
Learn more about this game-changing book at www.davidessel.com