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Ricardo B Serrano Author Interview

Six healing Qigong sounds details the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how to use them for healing and total body wellness. What was the inspiration for writing this book?

As a Traditional Chinese medical practitioner and Qigong teacher, from my observation with my clients and myself, the six healing Qigong sounds with mantras work to unblock and strengthen the Qi flow in the Shen Qi Jing channels and the organs in the body. Sickness in the body, mind, and spirit is caused by Qi blockages in the meridians, and health or homeostasis is restored when Qigong sounds and mantras with movements are done properly as explained in the book.

What is a common hurdle people face when learning about healing Qigong sounds?

How you pronounce the sounds and mantras is the main problem together with feeling the Qi flow in the main channels and meridians. Feeling with your heart the sounds and mantras will help tremendously.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about Qigong sounds?

The common misconception is that learning Qigong sounds is hard which is not true. With consistent practice and understanding the techniques will heal most sickness. There is a saying how you feel is how you heal. When you feel relaxed, happy, and revitalized with Qigong sounds and mantras you will surely cultivate your self-healing, revitalized energy, and peace of mind.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I don’t have any plans yet in starting another book as of now since I have covered other health-related Chinese Medicine and Qigong healing topics in my seven books: Meditation and Qigong Mastery, Return to Oneness with the Tao, Return to Oneness with Spirit, Keys to Healing and Self-Mastery, Return to Oneness with Shiva, Oneness with Shiva and The Cure and Cause of Cancer.

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The theoretical basis of Six healing Qigong sounds (Liu Zi Jue) is the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine (metal, wood, water, fire and earth), and Five Solid Viscera (heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys).

The Six healing Qigong sounds gently vibrate, and massage our internal organs, boost our immune system, clear stagnation and stale energy from our body, harmonize our emotions, balance our body and spirit creating a state of inner peace and radiant energy.

The sound Xu tonify Liver energy, Hoo replenish Spleen energy, Her nourish Heart energy, Si nourish Lung energy, Chui tonify the Kidney energy, and Xi revitalize San Jiao energy (the Traditional Chinese Medicine term for the hollow space inside the trunk of your body) that altogether cultivate the Three Treasures Jing, Qi and Shen and strengthen the Wei Qi field.

The Qigong forms with six healing sounds are illustrated in the book for your healing and spiritual awakening.

Ricardo B Serrano, Dipl.Ac., author of Six healing Qigong sounds, is a Wing Chun Qigong teacher and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner since 1980 in British Columbia, Canada. He has written seven books: Meditation and Qigong Mastery, Return to Oneness with the Tao, Return to Oneness with Spirit, Keys to Healing and Self-Mastery, Return to Oneness with Shiva, Oneness with Shiva, and The Cure & Cause of Cancer.

Self-Love Toolbox

After the last two years, we are all more than ready for a fresh start. The new year is the best time to reexamine our priorities and practice self-love. Unfortunately, while many make resolutions, few seem to keep them as the new year kicks off. It could be that accountability, or the lack thereof, is the reason many of us fail at keeping those bold New Year’s Day proclamations. Truly changing the way we look at ourselves and thoroughly examining our own goals takes time but is more than worth the time and effort it takes to do the work.

Self-Love Toolbox – Powerful Steps to Help Retool Your Life Starting Today! is a self-help book written by Wanda W. Garcia. Readers looking for a very formal, preachy text that takes lots of patience to pour through will not find it here. Instead, Garcia goes to great lengths to give readers a down-to-earth, easy-to-follow instruction manual for making much-needed changes in their lives. She makes no promises for miracles and her honesty is refreshing. In fact, much of the book reads like a conversation with a good friend.

Garcia writes in a conversational tone and low-pressure kind of way. This nine-step program is presented in a format that is easy to follow and puts all of the work and self-examination in the reader’s hands–accountability is the name of the game. In no uncertain terms, Garcia tells readers from the beginning that journaling is a requirement for the success of her program. She gives readers lots of space to respond to prompts and self-reflect within the book’s pages.

Unlike other self-help books that focus on the author’s story and personal experiences, this one instead puts the reader’s needs at the forefront. The Self-Love Toolbox is as much a workbook as it is expository text. Readers will not be disappointed in Garcia’s approach. Virtually every page is dedicated to self-analysis, whether it’s examining attributes and assets or making SMART goals. Garcia discusses the barriers we encounter and spends a significant amount of time helping readers dig deep into finding ways to overcome the obstacles that stand in the form of truly loving ourselves.

Self-Love Toolbox – Powerful Steps to Help Retool Your Life Starting Today! will appeal to readers looking for a new approach to life changes and self-improvement.

Pages : 161 | ASIN : B08C2M6QFT

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Reach Your Dreams

Reach Your Dreams is eloquently written by Alice Chan to help us uncover our true selves by leaning into becoming more of what we are born to be: the creators of our own reality. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” This is the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that the author opens this fantastic book with. It is the base by which her book is founded. It teaches readers to trust the Universe or God, whatever name they would like to give it.

Alice Chan gives readers a refreshing and honest perspective to creating a beautiful, passionate, and inspired life. In a gentle yet firm voice, Chan tells readers how to remove the barriers in their life that keep them from being the best that they can be, even if it is themselves. She helps readers learn precisely how to tap into their potential and celebrate the life they create while reaching for their dreams.

She provides five steps that will give readers the best chance at success. The steps she elaborates on in her book are: releasing limiting beliefs, envisioning the life you want, acting on inner guidance, celebrating the good in your life, and honoring the current you. Each of these essential steps detailed in this through-provoking self-help book Alice Chan will help readers realize their potential.

This is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever felt scared or afraid of not making the necessary changes in their life to be successful. Reach Your Dreams gives readers the tools to picture and gain clarity on their dreams, release fear and doubt, and take inspired action towards their personal truth. Alice Chan truly helps readers regain the confidence to go after their dreams, allowing them to take control of their lives and live it the way they have always deserved.

Reach Your Dreams is an encouraging and inspiring self-help book. This book is truly an insightful and practical guide to living a life not only of your own creation but a life that is fun, fulfilling, exciting, and made entirely by you!

Pages: 204 | ASIN : B07957MQQ7

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The Truth About Dietary Supplements

The Truth About Dietary Supplements by author Mahtab Jafari wants you to lead a healthy lifestyle where you understand that whatever you consume builds or destroys your body. In her book, the well-versed author extensively discusses dietary supplements, how to take them and what works best for everyone. Dietary supplements are crucial because more people are taking supplements every day to boost energy or improve their immune systems. This book is informative and touches on areas that pharmacies do not discuss when selling supplements.

As a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the author is knowledgeable about medicines and their effects on the human body. Anyone reading this book will understand that the author is not discouraging the use of supplements but instead advising on how to use them as misuse of supplements may have adverse long-term effects on your body. The author uses facts and statistics to argue her points allowing readers to analyze the facts without a lot of conjunctures.

Mahtab Jafari is engaging in her writing. While reading the book, one can virtually feel Jafari’s presence and get the impression of having a one-on-one consultation with her. After reading this book, readers will change how they take supplements and think more about their health by being selective with what they consume. The Truth About Dietary Supplements is the book readers need if looking for guidance on the truth about supplements, what science can back up on the validity of taking supplements, the role the media plays in informing or encouraging the use of dietary supplements, and much more. This book will, in addition, benefit pets as the author also discusses supplements taken by pets.

The Truth About Dietary Supplements is informative and enlightening and will captivate readers on topics such as science, health, diet and fitness, and mental health.

Pages: 219 | ASIN : B09FGHNT73

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I Experienced True Freedom

Victoria Davis
Victoria Davis Author Interview

Addicted to Health is a roadmap for improving your health, mind, body, and soul with deeply personal testimonies. Why was this book important for you to write?

As someone with an extensive background in health and wellness, I knew that I needed to write it because of the fact that my identity was so wrapped up in what I did. Instead of living from a place of health and freedom, I ended up in utter bondage, living a life ruled by fear. I was afraid to let people down for fear that they wouldn’t see me as legitimate or credible. I knew that I used to struggle with feeling like I had to have all of the answers, yet deep down, I felt like I couldn’t be alone in that. Freedom in how I viewed health in general, how I viewed my own health, and how I coached and consulted others on their health journey didn’t come until I experienced three miracles. Once God radically healed my body, I knew that it wasn’t my doing, but his. I had never experienced that kind of love before. After years of trying to heal my body on my own, I kept hitting a dead end. I felt like I was a failure and disappointment to my Creator. But when I invited God back into the process on his terms, he flipped my understanding of his nature upside down and I was able to get freedom from all the lies I believed and the insecurities I hid behind in both my health and my career in health.

Once I experienced true freedom and asked God to highlight how to handle my health, he gave me downloads for what to do next – just the next step. As I began walking this out, six different people who I didn’t know or barely knew (all in the span of one year) asked me if I was writing or told me I would be. I violently rejected that idea, but realized it was coming directly from God. So, once I surrendered to what He was asking me, the words just flew out onto paper.

All this goes to say, I realized I had to write the book for people to be able to experience freedom in their health journey. We need to go to the source of our health in order to get the map or blueprints for what to do next, and Addicted to Health is a roadmap dedicated to helping people figure out what they believe and why, and what to do next, all while asking the One who made them.

What is one thing about health that you think is misrepresented in the media?

There are so many things! But for starters, the media is typically biased and they should not be the ones defining what it means to be healthy. Unfortunately, given the monopoly we have with the media in the United States and the fact that negative or chaotic news gets more publicity, there seems to be a constant agenda in regards to health. Much of what we are fed through mainstream media is defined on their terms and in favor of their agenda. While it may not always be true, it’s important to seek out information about health from legitimate sources not in the media. Instead of allowing or encouraging people to think for themselves and make their own health choices, there is so much fear, condescension, and misinformation. For example, with everything still going on with the pandemic – it’s surprising how much sway the media has when it comes to telling us what we should and shouldn’t do with our bodies. Each person’s body is different and the media should not be advising people on what’s right and wrong as if it applies to the masses. Having an opinion is one thing, but reporting information in a way that fits each media outlet’s personal agenda or opinion is completely unacceptable.

What was one of the hardest parts in Addicted to Health for you to write?

Honestly, I didn’t want to bring God into it! That’s funny to write now, but I thought that I could share testimonies or provide steps and tips without even mentioning him. But without my encounters with Jesus, and without partnering with the Holy Spirit to actually write the book, it wouldn’t have even happened. In fact, I was a child with dysgraphia, which means I was able to verbally articulate my thoughts well, but sentence structure and clarity went out the window when writing. I think I was afraid of sounding “preachy” or “fake,” but after having a heart to heart with God, I realized I was just letting my fear of what people would think get in the way of what really needed to come out. So, writing this book became an opportunity for people-pleasing to die and to allow God to use it however he saw fit, and I’m glad it turned out how it did!

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

Great question! I’ve got a short baking book filled with alternative, health-centered baking recipes called “Baking Free with Tori” (available for download now on Amazon). As for another book, there are a couple in the pipeline, but I’m working on one that will be about how dreams and fantasies within your heart can actually be a possibility in the natural world. I’ve experienced the supernatural on so many levels in my life and I’ve also had dreams come true that I believed to be too fantastical and impossible. God had to rewire my thinking so much so that it offended me, but when I let him do it, he began to show me new ways to think and live, and many of my dreams became a reality.

As radical as it may seem, many things that occur in fantasy and superhero stories contain elements from the kingdom of heaven and they should be more of a norm in our world, but we aren’t taught to live life believing it’s true. I think that’s why we’re all so attracted to these stories – because some elements resonate deeply with our true identity. More to come!

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Addicted to Health teaches the steps to change how we view health and find lasting freedom without obsession or punishment. In a world where everyone is aiming to find the perfect solution to their health problems, what happens when we go too far? Healthy living is incredibly important; however, anything deemed as “healthy” is often seen as negative, too difficult to make a part of your lifestyle, or too confusing to know what to do and who to trust. This is NOT what “healthy” should look like for anyone. It’s time to redefine health culture and to walk in lasting freedom and joy with God in your health.

This book gives specific steps for how you can experience personal freedom, lasting transformation, and constant joy in your health journey.

No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season

No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season by [Rayna Neises]

Caregiving is a selfless act that not many understand. In her book No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season author Rayna Neises writes about caregiving and taking care of parents in old age. Aging and growing old are inevitable and children often find themselves as the primary caregivers to their parents when they age. Rayna Neises addresses all children that are taking care of their parents, giving practical tips on how to be a great caregiver and how to handle different situations while caregiving.

No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season has two main parts, one focusing on caring for others and the other focusing on caring for yourself. One of the main lessons I got from reading both parts is that for you to take proper care of others, you have to be well yourself. Take care of your physical health, take care of your mental health, and protect the energies you love and move away from negative energies.

As you read this enlightening book you realize that caregiving requires both emotional intelligence and compassion. The book teaches that as a caregiver, you should put the other person first and get to understand where they come from. The information and advice delivered among the heartfelt stories will help readers learn to be compassionate and be more appreciative.

One thing that kept me going as I read is how personal the author made the stories feel. Rayna Neises shows a personal side that readers immediately fall in love with when reading her book. The author does not hide her intimate moments nor is she shy to share how she feels about caregiving and what her experience has been. Readers will connect with and appreciate Rayna Neises for sharing deep moments of her life. All of this serves to connect the reader with the author so that the pragmatic advice she shares feels workable.

The thought-provoking stories that are shared throughout the book made the reading experience enjoyable as a mini-memoir. This book is much more engaging than a regular ‘how-to’ book on caregiving. If you are new to caregiving, then this book is for you. The topics that are covered in the book will be very helpful to readers that are not well versed with the subject of caregiving. There is a wealth of knowledge shared in the book, including keeping the family intact, navigating balance, working as a team, dealing with obstacles and how to overcome barriers, when to ask for help and understanding everyone’s needs. This is a fantastic resources for caregivers and will surely improve the lives of many.

Pages: 205 | ASIN: B08TQL81HW

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Six Healing Qigong Sounds

Reading Six healing Qigong sounds is good for your heart body and soul. Author Ricardo B Serrano writes about the elements in life that can assist you in living a peaceful and fulfilling life. The six Qigong sounds are perfectly illustrated and give the reader an idea of what they are and how to apply them to obtain the benefits of this holistic healing practice. Readers will appreciate the author’s detailed writing style on this topic. He provides readers with historical information on using Qigong sounds for healing and presents practical examples on how to implement them. The combination of information in this comprehensive book will allow readers to understand what the theory behind and the benefits of using Qigong sounds.

As a Wing Chun Qigong teacher and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Ricardo B Serrano is equipped with the knowledge to help those that want to find deeper meaning of their existence and to lead a fulfilling life. The author carefully selects the language he uses allowing readers to understand how he breaks down each sound. Through this book, readers will learn that Qigong sounds can also help one boost their immune system. With a clear mental health and learning how to take care of your body physically, you get to subconsciously improve your immune system.

Six healing Qigong sounds is both enlightening and entertaining. Ricardo B Serrano is engaging in his writing and knows how to use appealing and interesting phrases to expound on complex topics. This book is recommended for readers that are looking for their physical and spiritual awakening, as the author covers a variety of topics that can make one a well-rounded individual. The broad illustration and excellent breaking down of points are just a fraction of what is good with this book. The author understands that language and literature are vital in passing messages and promoting cultural values that help man.

Pages: 130 | ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0988050269

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There Will Be Another Pandemic

Hugues F Batsielilit
Hugues F Batsielilit Author Interview

COVID-19 AFRICA, HAITI, AND THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS helps separate the truth from myth and misinformation that has been rampant since the onset. What were your goals in writing this book?

The goal of writing this book was to start a conversation about the negative impact the denials and distortion of the COVID-19 deadly virus had on populations and countries at large. The COVID-19 outbreak will not be stopped for one fraction of a second by delusional denials, distortion, or ruse; instead, it will only be defeated by strictly unbiased measures that prevent its spread while at the same time allowing people to live productive lives.

China and some other more developed countries have been able to slow the spread of COVID-19 by acting objectively and enforcing proven effective measures such as lockdowns of homes and enforced closures of city and regional borders (known as cordon sanitaire). These measures, although stringent, are highly effective.

What are some takeaway you hope readers leave with after finishing this book?

The hard-core reality is that even if COVID-19 eventually goes dormant or the world’s populations reach protective herd immunity levels, there will be another pandemic, another epidemic that will rage out-of-control crosses borders, is spread by travelers, and becomes a pandemic. Epidemics and pandemics are part of our world. Travel and the transport and domestication of animals keep disease and vermin spreading throughout the world.

This means:

First, the only pragmatic solutions are to learn from past incidents, cull best practices from other countries, adopt them, and share knowledge, techniques, methodologies, and strategies.

Second, increase and guarantee funding (with accountability measures and enforcement processes) for PPE and medical equipment must be available.

Third, establish accountability measures to make sure data is gathered, reported, and corroborated honestly both within the country and with other nations.

Also, Africa, Haiti, and USVI must put aside false pride in reporting data that makes them look good. Such reporting is to the detriment of their people, as inaccurate reporting stymies any aid for which they may qualify from international sources.

Last but not least, if governments in African nations, Haiti, and the USVI will use the suggestions made herein along with others that are equally viable, the problems with delusional myths and denial of disease existence and transmission will be controlled and have less of an effect on population compliance with public health prevention measures.

They will be better prepared to respond to and survive the next pandemic; such as the omicron virus.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

The books I am writing now are the responses to the urgent need to provide a comprehensive overview of cancer and contagious diseases impact within the African population.

The two books offer an analysis of the diseases, specifically cancer diseases in African countries, with the awareness that even though there may have many correlates, there are also discrepancies in the prevailing cancer disease conditions.

Africa is home to 54 recognized sovereign states and countries, 9 territories, and 2 de facto independent states with the second largest population in the world with 1.29 billion (after Asia), scattered over the vast Africa land, and presently, 60% more Africans die from cancer diseases than succumb to malaria, and the number of cancer deaths is widening at an awful pace.

The information laid down on those forthcoming books will be a step toward self-awareness and will also present a foundation for informed improvement in the current health sector systems along with an approach by which African countries may learn from more in reciprocal action to the need for proper knowledge of disease and improvement prevention process.

It’s hoped that these approaches will give the reader an attitude towards cancer and infectious diseases that will be relevant whatever the nature of an agent and the type of contagious disease could occur.

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In his travels, Dr. Hugues Fidele Batsielilit, has worked with health clinics and public health programs in professional capacities observing the intersectionality of the human condition, government, technology, politics, and disease. His observations have provided first-hand knowledge of how healthcare systems and health outcomes are impacted when proper consideration is not given to the needs of citizens and governments do not prioritize health. He has witnessed the effects and impacts of poverty and unjust economic strategies upon the health of unsuspecting populations. COVID-19 shone a bright light on the inequities within economic structures, health, and overall life in general existing in many countries. Batsielilit follows that light, exploring how politics, myth, rumor, and superstition coalesce with poor health infrastructure allowing death and disease to flourish.
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