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People Are Finding TRUE Healing

Randall Hansen Author Interview

Triumph Over Trauma is a well-researched book sharing information and stories from real people on the positive benefits of using psychedelic medicines; why was this an important book for you to write?  

Stories are one of the most powerful tools for sharing information, and they have been used forever by cultures to share important history, rules, people, etc.

While the factual content of the book is important to counter the 50+ years of lies fed to us about these psychedelic medicines, I knew that humanizing the process and having people share their vulnerabilities and need for healing would be extremely powerful.

And the idea was to find the greatest diversity of storytellers as I could – with the idea that every reader could identify with at least one of the storytellers, either based on age, gender, ethnicity, trauma.

Finally, and this will sound odd to anyone who has not had a psychedelic experience, but I had no plans to write a book about psychedelics, but during a beautiful LSD journey, the outline came to me in what we call a “digital download.” So, the medicine pushed me to write this book… because these medicines WANT the world to heal. 

What is a common misconception you feel people have about psychedelics that you hope this book clears up?

Do you have all day?

Seriously, as an educator, my main goal with the parts of the book that I wrote was to fix/correct all the misinformation and outright lies we have been fed since the 1970s.

But beyond the lies, an even crazier part of this story is that several of these medicines were being used as part of psychotherapy in the 1950s and 1960s – with AMAZING results. And there were many research studies done during that time as well … and ALL of it simply vanished after psychedelics were made illegal.

The biggest misconception? That these substances are dangerous, addictive, and just recreational.

TRUTH? People are finding TRUE healing; people are enhancing/expanding their spiritual lives/awakenings.

Psychedelic substances are not addictive; and most people do NOT need to be on psychedelics forever, as with antidepressants. In fact, psychedelics are proving very successful at STOPPING addiction in people addicted to alcohol, tobacco, opioids.

The TRUTH is that these substances are indeed medicines that are dramatically healing people – like the 23 stories in the book.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

  • Frequently asked questions (with answers) about psychedelics
  • The truth about why psychedelics are illegal – as well as the changing legal landscape
  • Medicine options – macrodosing (hallucinogenic effects) and microdosing (no outward experience)
  • Discussion of the major psychedelics, how they work, and all the details to know about each substance
  • Examples of how psychedelics have completely transformed people
  • Detailed glossary of psychedelic terms
  • Additional resources for people wanting more – books, documentaries, websites

What is one thing that you hope readers take away from Triumph Over Trauma

That there is HOPE! That there is TRUE healing.

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Imagine that you had no ill effects from past trauma: no depression, no addiction, no thoughts of suicide. Imagine there are substances that have been used as healing medicines for centuries – substances that have been illegal in the U.S. and around the world for more than 5 decades because of questionable politics of the War on Drugs.

Thousands of research studies regarding the potential benefits of psychedelic medicines have now been produced (both from before the ban and from more recent times) – and the results are astounding. Soldiers healed from the traumas of war (PTSD), adult children healed from intergenerational traumas from parents and grandparents; abuse victims relieved of their guilt, shame, anger; depression-sufferers released of their prison of sadness and the need to take antidepressant medications; agnostic people discovering spirituality.

What you’ll find in this book is all the information you need to begin your journey of discovery into whether one or more of these psychedelic medicines may help you. You’ll find several chapters covering all the basics of psychedelics, from their fascinating history to how these medicines work to how and what you need to move forward with intentionally using psychedelic medicines.

Find yourself in one or more of the 23 stories that people from all spectrums of life graciously share here. These stories range from people seeking clarity about their future to wanting to heal from their pain to freeing themselves from addiction to diving deeply into the Divine. These tremendous stories will move you to places you may have never visited – where you’ll find self-love and acceptance – and a perhaps a path for your own transformation.

Finally, while macrodosing (full-on hallucinogenic experience) with these psychedelic medicines for healing is the major focus of the book, there is also a chapter and several stories on microdosing for healing; the advantage of microdosing is that the dose is too small to produce any perceptible effects.

Core Message of Triumph Over Trauma

Who: This book is written for those among us who are hurting, depressed, angry, and lost; for those seeking new treatments and true healing; for those searching for a higher purpose or a connection with the Divine; and for those simply curious about why the topic of psychedelics is seemingly everywhere.
What: This book is the perfect mix of the latest information and research results on the use of psychedelic medicines as well as the true and authentic transformative experiences of people from diverse backgrounds.
How: The individuals willing to share their deeply personal stories so that you can learn from their experiences are the true heroes here – and are the backbone and power behind this book.
Why: We are in a healing crisis, but psychedelic medicines are quickly moving into the mainstream, and the next year or two will be pivotal in terms of the availability, access, and regulations/laws related to these medicines.

Live a Happier and More Fulfilling Life

Scott White Author Interview

“The Life Is Too Short Guy” offers a practical roadmap for living a happier, more fulfilling life by embracing positivity and making the most of every moment. Why was this an important book for you to write?

As I looked around in a post-COVID world, I was disappointed and saddened by how much negativity and pessimism I was observing everywhere. There continues to be a global malaise and national dialogue around negative thoughts and concepts. I saw it as my mission to change this dialogue and the world by making the world happier one smile at a time. The book is meant to be a practical handbook anyone can use to live a happier and more fulfilling life. 

What is a common misconception you feel people have about positivity and how powerful it is?

The most common misconception is that it is hard to live a happier life. My goal for the book and when I speak to audiences is to give people very simple tools to start living happier today. Small changes have meaningful implications individually and then with a ripple effect, globally. Everyone can be happier and it takes so little to change. 

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

The most important idea is Attitude is Everything: The Power of Positivity. Related to this is the principle Choose Your Attitude – Own It. These two LITSG principles empower each person to focus on a positive attitude and then to focus on positive interactions with the world around you. Little Things Make a Big Difference is the third principle of LITSG and it is so important for readers to realize small changes in behavior and attitude will make a big difference. The other principles of LITSG I share are:

  • Funny Things Are Everywhere
  • Minutes Matter
  • Learn, Learn, Learn
  • Take a Chance and Get It Done Today
  • Passion
  • Can’t Make it Alone
  • Live Today… Don’t Wait For Tomorrow

The most important idea for me to share is that we each have the opportunity to take control of our life and our situation and live a happier life.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope readers can take the tools from The Life Is Too Short Guy to make small changes and live a happier more fulfilling life. I want a world where positivity, gratefulness, and happiness are the leading topics and themes. I am on a mission to make the world happier one smile at a time.

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Is today your best day ever? Are you happy, grateful, motivated, and living your best life? Today is your day to answer with a definitive yes!

The Life Is Too Short Guy will give you a practical roadmap for making the most of every minute and living a happier and more fulfilling life. Author Scott White takes you on an inspiring and emotional journey; weaving thought-provoking personal stories and the stories of others who have had major AHA! moments in life. Result: The Life Is Too Short Guy “LITSG” philosophy.

Explore the LITSG philosophy and learn how you can use it daily. Principles include:Attitude is Everything – The Power of Positivity
Funny Things Are Everywhere
Minutes Matter
Can’t Make it Alone
Take the tools you learn in this book and make today, and every day, The Best Day Ever!

The Eloquence of Effort

The Eloquence of Effort: Beware the Path of Least Resistance by Indar Maharaj is a highly intellectual read, perfect for readers who enjoy deeply complex pieces that feed the mind. The intention is to assist in acknowledging the necessity of prioritizing ‘purposeful effort’, to view it as the source of healing, achievement, and long-term well-being for all.

Maharaj uses the lives of successful individuals, particularly their methods of work and the morals and values they lived by to show how a person’s overall nature is a direct influence on their accomplishments during their lifetime. By also including figures such as Robert ‘Iceberg Slim’ Beck, Bruce Reynolds, and Bernard Madoff who were known for their poor behavior and dark leadership styles (those venturing to criminal or anti-social behaviors), Maharaj has created a trustworthy judgment between praising certain figures, whilst ostracizing the lives of others. It is done so intentionally without force or haste, but so evidently it cannot be argued.

The use of figures such as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Albert Schweitzer was a brilliant cipher for how the willingness to forego personal pleasures in lieu of the greater good – through healthcare, socio-political movements, and the environment – can manifest differently, but are all factors which have been possessed commonly by world leaders because they sought to serve selflessly. The three felt a supreme calling to identify with the needs of their fellow man. Maharaj’s analysis of these figures independently followed by a dual and triple comparative analysis marks a transparent maxim: leaders must be the instruments of change, for service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.

The Eloquence of Effort by Indar Maharaj contains a message for readers that is straightforward: just as work demands effort, effort demands work. This book is for readers wanting an enlightening and thought-provoking read with factual recounts of historical figures and world events, wrapped in a highly intellectual blanket that is done tastefully and tactfully.

Pages: 543 | ASIN: B0784XWJBX

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The Life Is Too Short Guy

The Life Is Too Short Guy by Scott White will show you how to change your outlook on life and make conscious decisions that enhance your attitude and experiences. This book is based on the various lessons Scott picked up in different life situations while consistently maintaining the perspective that life is short, which is referenced throughout the book.

The author does an incredible job of sharing genuinely inspiring and astounding transformational events of the individuals interviewed for the book. It’s a great read that helps readers learn how to choose their attitude and own it, how to be more deliberate with how they use their limited time, the value of humor in life, and how to embrace life.

When you prepare the read this book, clear your plans and dive in – you’ll be hooked from the first page. Scott White includes a wealth of thought-provoking anecdotes and exceptional occurrences that taught the author to cherish life more than ever. I couldn’t get enough of his valuable perspectives and insights, cleverly selected from motivational accounts of other people with life-changing experiences. Despite harrowing accounts and difficult realities, the stories in this book offer an empowering, motivational approach to taking greater control of life.

The Life Is Too Short Guy by Scott White is a profound, practical book that offers insightful quotations, research data, and a helpful appendix. I have found significant, doable concepts in the book which have contributed to my life and perspective. It’s a solid 5-star book, and I found the captivating stories and razor-sharp insights will help anybody who is feeling trapped in life and weary of their daily routines. It’s a great read that I highly recommend to everyone!

ASIN B0BR1MQVSH | Pages: 183

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Scars of Gold

Scars of Gold is Sharon Stoliar’s true story of giving birth in the hands of a system that failed her and the long-lasting effects it has had on her life. In November 2011, Sharon Stoliar became a mom for the first time. After a fairly unproblematic pregnancy, she was sent off to an emergency cesarean section due to her posterior-facing baby. However, instead of getting to heal and enjoy the precious first moments of her baby’s life, she was faced with the fact that she had developed acute compartment syndrome, a rare complication in the postpartum period that requires urgent decompressive surgery (a fasciotomy) to prevent permanent damage and amputation. Sharon’s case, however, was not handled as it should have been despite her being a midwife herself and trying to open the medical staff’s eyes in order to treat her properly. The poor care she obtained left her with immense problems in her right leg that continue to cause physical challenges in her daily life.

This eye-opening book left me speechless reading the author’s story. Why is the most beautiful thing in the world handled so poorly? Another thing I thought of while reading is all the women whose healthy babies die during birth due to various causes; I can’t even imagine the pain these women face. And finally, the fact that this doesn’t just happen during childbirth; it occurs in all aspects of seeking medical help and all around the world. People end up with a worse prognosis, are severely injured, or even die because of the lack of medical attention or the carelessness of the medical practitioners they relied on to help them.

Sharon is truly a hero and inspiration both as a mother who went through a horrible experience leaving her with lifelong health issues and as a midwife who is passionate about making a change. And on top of that, she doesn’t put the blame on anyone, knowing that there was nothing they could do to prevent her syndrome, but rather encourages her colleagues to listen because if they did, she might have ended up with fewer consequences now.

I genuinely applaud the author for sharing her experience, no matter how painful it is for her, and how time doesn’t heal everything. I commend her for dedicating her life to helping better a somewhat broken system, and I think that this book should be a conversation starter for people who have been wronged and scared by the hands who were supposed to heal them, no matter if it was new moms or patients suffering from anything else. 

Pages: 130 | ASIN : B0BLWCVRTL

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Mind Candy

Your mind is a powerful tool that will either get you moving or have you stagnate in one position for a long time. How do you ensure that you take the right path in life and make weighty decisions? Does your general perspective of life influence your lifestyle? How does your subconscious mind control you, and what can you do about things you are not in command of? In Mind Candy: The Code to Program your subconscious Mind to Achieve Any Goal, Felicia Pizzonia takes the reader on a commanding journey of the subconscious mind. The author writes about mental wellness, setting and achieving goals, having a different view of things, embracing what is beneficial, and dealing with obstacles along the way; It all starts with your mind before anything else.

Even before getting to the main content, the reader is welcomed with an excellent foreword from Dr. John Demartini. This forward was crucial as it prepares the reader for the author’s discussion. From the foreword, my main lesson was self-discovery and self-love. I like that Dr. Demartini briefly wrote about the author and shared gems about living a rewarding life. The first chapter of the book felt like a continuation of the foreword. I appreciate Felicia Pizzonia for starting with an easy-to-digest topic; success. In this chapter, the author extensively writes about how to achieve success and be a winner in all you do. The points the author gives are realistic and level-headed.

Each of the topics Felicia Pizzonia wrote about was critical. From discussions about the conscious mind, receiving information, analyzing situations, changing one’s mindset, learning from experiences, setting goals, creating habits, taking care of your mind, body, and soul, and personal growth, among others, Felicia Pizzonia has advice on everything one needs for their well being and personal growth. One thing you are assured after reading this inspirational book is that you will expand your brain capacity and accomplish your goals within a set time.

I enjoyed Felicia Pizzonia’s writing and the phrases she used to enable the reader to comprehend the discussion. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, “Your purpose isn’t meant to be another’s, just as their purpose isn’t meant to be yours.” The laidback tone in the book, arrangement of the chapters, separation of the various topics, and the warm and friendly language used by Felicia Pizzonia is encouraging. As a reader, you get pleasure from reading the book as you take hold of the knowledge being shared.

Mind Candy: The Code to Program Your subconscious Mind to Achieve Any Goal is the perfect book for you if you want to change how you view life, explore a bit of the liberal side and learn about your conscious mind. This is a wonderful book for young adults who are thinking about college and career paths and older adults who want to improve their own lives and take control of their futures.

Pages: 172 | ASIN : B07ND2NWG9

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Blessed Chest – Book Trailer

“Ladies, are you looking for a way to boost your bust size and your faith at the same time? Look no further! ‘Blessed Chest: A Christian Woman’s Guide to Breast Enhancement’ is the perfect book for you. This uplifting guide combines easy-to-follow exercises, specifically designed to enhance your bust, with powerful Christian affirmations to boost your confidence and faith.

You’ll learn exercises that target your chest muscles, helping to lift and firm your breasts. And with the help of our daily affirmations, you’ll be reminded of the truth of your worth and beauty as a child of God. Not only will you see physical changes in your chest, but you’ll also experience an emotional and spiritual uplift.

This book is perfect for Christian women of all ages, sizes and shapes. It’s time to embrace the woman God created you to be and feel confident in your own skin. So, grab a copy today and let’s get started on this journey of faith and breast enhancement together!”

Being Transparent – Book Trailer

Are you facing what seems like an impossible situation in life that has had you asking, “Why, God?”

Do you feel like screaming or running away just to escape from the challenges you face everyday?

Are you wondering if you will ever see the other side of the situation and finally find victory in your season?

Facing her son’s drug addiction, Wilda has asked herself all these questions and more. In excerpts from her journals, she shares the raw truth of her experiences with denial, anger, and depression, as well as the steps she took to find peace in trusting in God’s plan for her life. Acknowledging that God’s ways may not be her ways, Wilda shows us that being transparent with God, others, and most importantly herself, is an important step in the journey of healing.

What Wilda offers here is more than just a timeline of events and series of facts that may feel familiar to those who have watched a loved one battle addiction. She gives us an unfiltered, honest and vulnerable account of her thoughts and feelings as she navigated through one of the most difficult seasons of her life. And she leaves us with a simple but powerful truth that has been one of her core convictions-God never leaves us nor forsakes us. He is with us through it all, present and working in every moment. Those of us that know and love her are deeply appreciative that her readers will have the opportunity to benefit from the powerful life lessons she has conveyed to so many of us.

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