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Her World: A Compilation of Women’s Works From Around The World

Women in literature shape both poetry and prose in unique ways. The experiences they bring with them and the depth to which they feel and are able to express are unmatched. Within the pages of Her World: A Compilation of Women’s Works From Around The World, you will find a vast array of literature, compiled in one anthology and ready for consumption by eager readers the world over. If it is inspiration you seek, Her World delivers. If you are looking for someone who shares your story, there is no doubt the authors within have a shoulder for you.

Her World: A Compilation of Women’s Works From Around The World, an anthology of various types of reading complete with artwork and photography, packs a powerful punch. From the first pages of Her World, readers are taken on journeys of self-discovery and introduced to reflections on trauma and how those events have shaped the writers’ lives. In addition, readers find themselves immersed in a world of strength and advocacy where the very voices of the writers carry weight.

I was most impressed by the variety of text within the anthology; it captures readers’ interest from the beginning and never wavers throughout. Each and every voice, no matter the length or type of writing, stands out as bold and resilient. From stories of traumatic childhood events to cancer diagnoses and seizure disorders, each and every author and poet stands tall in the end as an individual with a story and voice worthy of being heard.

Much can be learned from the journeys of each of these women. While not every poem and story is necessarily autobiographical, there is an intense feeling of life experience that emanates from each. Relating to the authors’ works will be unavoidable. They are all of us.

There is a sense of empowerment that rises from each and every selection. While some can be triggering for readers, the authors’ intent is clear, and the cathartic effects are strong. I recommend Her World: A Compilation of Women’s Works From Around The World to anyone looking for a different take on empowering women. Looking at the journey of women via their own life experiences, their prose and poetry, and their artwork is as enlightening as it is powerful. This is a collection of artists that should not be missed.

Pages: 186 | ISBN-10: 173457044X

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Overcome a Multiplicity of Adversities

Coach Michael Taylor Author Interview

Coach Michael Taylor Author Interview

The Cure For Onlyness is a motivational guide to help black men live a life filled with joy, passion and purpose. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Despite the mainstream media generated narrative that suggests black men are in danger of becoming extinct, I personally believe black men are positioned to experience unprecedented levels of success in America today. Now more than ever, black men need to be exposed to optimistic stories that refute the negative media generated stereotypes about black men. My intention with the book was to not only share some reasons for optimism, but to also provide some insights and strategies that support them in becoming optimistic about the future.

You have dedicated your life to empowering men and women. How has your experience helped you write this book?

After overcoming divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, depression and being homeless for 2 years living out of my car, I decided I wanted to share the lessons I learned during those challenging times in my life. Since I was able to overcome a multiplicity of adversities in my own life, I definitely have first hand experience in dealing with adversity. Being able to rebuild my life after all of these challenges gives me credibility and my story gives others permission to challenge themselves to overcome any adversity in their own lives. I’m a firm believer that experience is the best teacher, and my experiences have definitely made me a great teacher.

I enjoyed your view on positivity expressed in this book. What do you find is a common misconception people have about positivity?

Because of the over proliferation of negative news stories, most people are extremely pessimistic about the world right now. I on the other hand happen to be extremely optimistic about the future. A big misconception that people have about optimists is that we are in denial about the challenges facing our world. The truth is we aren’t. We simply choose to focus our attention on the things that are right with the world versus the things that are wrong. If a person is willing to look past negative media headlines they would find there are a lot more things that are right with the world than are wrong with it. It’s really all about perception and the lens through which we see the world. I love this quote by Deepak Chopra, “There are two types of people in the world. Those who believe the world is primarily a dangerous place with only moments of safety, and those who believe the world is primarily a safe place with only moments of danger. I choose the latter.

I found this book to be ultimately uplifting. What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope people will feel a sense of optimism in regards to race relations in this country and abroad. I personally do not believe race relations are getting worse in this country despite the current racial tensions we all feel. As an optimist, I see the world through an evolutionary lens and I believe humanity is still evolving. We are evolving in consciousness and ultimately, we will evolve to the understanding that we are all a part of one human family. More specifically, my hope is this book reaches the millions of men of color who have given up on their dreams and let them know they have everything they need already inside of them to create an extraordinary life. I hope my story inspires them to find their joy, passion and purpose in life.

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The Cure For Onlyness: A Black Man's Guide To Joy, Passion & Purpose by [Coach Michael Taylor]

Discover the secrets of thriving as a black male in a world that is rigged against you with this definitive guide to self-improvement for black men!

Do you often find yourself despairing at the abysmal and “doom-and-gloom” statistics of black men? Are you tired of being forced to conform to noxious societal labels and subscribe to stereotypes that don’t serve your ultimate purpose and goals?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this guide might just be what you need.

In this powerful guide, Michael Taylor, an accomplished life coach and entrepreneur, shows you how to shatter limiting beliefs peculiar to black men and hands you the blueprint to living a life of joy, happiness, fulfillment and accomplishment.

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The Process Way of Life

Faust Ruggiero Author Interview

Faust Ruggiero Author Interview

The Fix Yourself Handbook presents an easy to follow process that will help positively change lives. Why was this an important book for you to write?

After seeing well over 2,000 people use the Process Way of Life become happier and more productive, I wanted to show readers that they can make these changes too.

This guide touches on a range of things from communication to setting and achieving goals. What were some ideas you felt were important for readers to grasp?

I want then to know that getting better doesn’t have to be a complicated process. I also wanted them to understand that the Process Way of Life presented in The Fix Yourself Handbook can help them understand themselves and how to live a happy life. If they are willing to commit themselves to the plan, they will see positive changes.

What do you find is a common misconception people have about happiness?

The most important misconception is that something outside of us is going to make us happy. The truth is that all we need is already inside us. We just need to understand how to access, understand, and apply it, and the happiness we receive will be genuine and sustained.

I appreciated how the book helped me understand emotions like anger and forgiveness. What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

I wanted everyone to understand that inside them is a wonderful and powerful person, and that if they are willing to take the time to make the changes, they will introduce themselves to that person.

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The Fix Yourself Handbook: Using the Process Way of Life to Transform Your Life into a Happy, Healthy Journey by [Faust Ruggiero]

The Fix Yourself Handbook presents the Process Way of Life, a step-by-step program that can transform your life into one that is happy, healthy, purposeful, and content. Who we are is the product of the interplay between our physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual attributes.

The Process Way of Life’s fifty-two internal processes will help you create a state of internal balance as these four attributes operate together, providing you with a pure loving energy source that will change your life. Learning to understand and love yourself, and to apply your love to others, is the enduring final gift of the Process Way of Life.

The Process Way of Life is the product of more than twenty years of Faust Ruggiero’s research and practical counseling application. It is your guide on an exciting and enlightening life journey that will touch every part of you. The Process Way of Life creates one of life’s most exciting and wondrous life journeys, and yours is about to begin.

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Change is Necessary for Growth

Peterson Francois Author Interview

Peterson Francois Author Interview

Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has been Transformed into Reality is an inspirational book that invokes confidence in readers. What was the inspiration that made you want to write this book?

My poverty was the inspiration that made me want to write this book. I have been humiliated by many people because I was living in poverty. Some individuals use my hardships to despise me. However, I never wanted to live in misery. There are many people who failed to understand life is filled with sorrows and happiness. After dealing with my circumstances, I was able to experience joy and success in my life. I have transformed my humiliations and deceptions into inspirations which inspired millions and millions of people around the world.

You explore many different ideas in this book. What were some themes that were important for you to focus on?

Some themes that were important for me to focus on were Sticking to Your Principles Flexibility and Change Are Necessary for Growth.

What do you hope readers take away from your book?

I hope readers will take away incredible ideas and knowledge from my book. They will be able to learn how to choose their friends carefully, develop strong financial literacy, understand how to view the world around them, and acquire comprehension skills

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

The next book that I am working on is the second edition of Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality.

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Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality by [Peterson Francois]

Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality focuses on human interests and finding the balance that can change your life forever. Author Peterson Francois has compiled inspiring quotes and information that can instill confidence in anyone who is working hard for success. Information is power, and this handbook is designed to provide enough power to handle any situation you might encounter.

A collection of quotes that offer valuable lessons Francois has learned from his experiences in America, Inspirations is arranged by topic. From Sticking to Your Principles to Flexibility and Change Are Necessary for Growth, his goal is to see all people around the world live as happy and productive individuals.

Francois has provided a great deal of stirring, useful information designed to enable to everyone to make better lives for themselves and to better position themselves for success in todays society. His ultimate goal is to help people gain knowledge, achieve their goals, resolve their problems, and enable their success in todays fast-paced world.

Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality fulfills Francoiss vision of enabling everyone to make their future success a reality.

Peterson Francois is a thoughtful individual whose many ideas will cause readers to reflect upon their lives in a way that could likely lead to a more fulfilling life.

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The Fix Yourself Handbook

The Fix Yourself Handbook: Using the Process Way of Life to Transform Your Life into a Happy, Healthy Journey by [Faust Ruggiero]

Sometimes we get bogged down by our conscience and inner feelings. We spend so much time dwelling on our mistakes and shortcomings that we miss out on living and being better people. The Fix Yourself Handbook by Faust Rugiero’s is the key to being someone who can still move forward and find happiness despite life changing events. This is a guide to being a better person and learning from your mistakes. A guide to getting up quickly after falling. A guide to truly living as opposed to simply existing, stewing in our self-inflicted misery.

There are many books out there all prescribing and promising self-improvement and happiness. There are even more books promising wealth, health and purpose. The difference between The Fix Yourself Handbook and many of those is that this has actually been written from a place of knowledge and expertise. The author has vast experience from his long career in counseling. This is evident from his tone of writing, the simplicity, and practicality of his suggestions as well as the structure of the entire book.

The Fix Yourself Handbook reads like a conversation between a person and his or her mentor. The author speaks from a place of understanding. I felt like he really understands the human psyche and what it is to struggle with making oneself better. Faust Ruggiero understands that the steps to improving and becoming better need not be complex.

This guide touches on a range of things from communication, to setting and achieving goals and even identification of inner barriers. This covers pretty much everything for a person aiming towards self-actualization. The author also understands challenging emotions like anger, envy, forgiveness, and fear and how these emotions can get in the way of self-improvement. The book then moves on to prescribe an effective way of dealing with these four debilitating issues.

The Fix Yourself Handbook is a book you would want to keep on hand to reference whenever you need guidance. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for personal transformation through an easy to understand method.

Pages: 260 | ASIN: B083842TGT

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How to Feel Sexy

How to Feel Sexy: The Art & Science of Feeling Sexy and Being Confident by [Salhi, Amine]

How to Feel Sexy: The Art & Science of Feeling Sexy and Being Confident by Amine Salhi is an illuminating how-to novella that eloquently instructs others on how to be more confident and feel sexy. This short book focuses on how sexiness is a feeling and separates that from the feeling of attraction. In other words, if you feel sexy it does not necessarily mean you are sexy to others. However, the boosted confidence does help attract others to you. This was a very enlightening point for me, and is a good example of how Amine Salhi gives the feeling of sexiness a different perspective. The author breaks down the book into different sections to make it easier to follow along and includes segments on flirting and changing your confidence.

I found How to Feel Sexy, and the discussion it enables, to be both humanizing and uplifting. But with that said I felt that some parts of the book repeatedly stated somethings were “not sexy,” came off a bit out of place at times. AI also felt that there was more of a focus on couples rather than single people. Despite that, I think this was an enriching experience overall and a good book to teach others about themselves via exploration of self.

What I really admire about How to Feel Sexy was that it does not take the “pickup artist” approach, and in fact, teaches how to be more confident in oneself and to feel sexy rather than looking sexy. I also found that the advice in this book did more than just promote confidence, it also helps with relationships and even discusses healthy ways of dealing with rejection, like moving on. How to Feel Sexy: The Art & Science of Feeling Sexy and Being Confident is about 46 pages long, and within this short amount of time you’ll feel more confident and shift your thoughts into a positive state of mind.

Pages: 46 | ASIN: B082RBXMTR

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It’s OK to be Different

In her children’s book, It’s OK to be Different, Sharon Purtill endeavors to teach her young audience an important lesson that all children – and adults – need to learn:  that although people may differ in the things they like, the way they live, and the way they look, everyone deserves to be treated with the same respect and kindness.

I think Purtill’s book has a great message and one that is especially important in a modern world that is connected globally like never before. By teaching children to be accepting of themselves and of others, Purtill challenges the need to fit into a stereotypical idea of “normal” while emphasizing that everyone is different in one way or another. The use of rhyming, simple examples, and colorful illustrations makes the book flow well and makes it one that is easy to read and is likely to appeal to Purtill’s young audience.

Although Purtill’s message is solid, I think she could jump to the issues that are likely to really matter, like differences in appearance, speech, or abilities/disabilities, earlier in the book. With that being said, the book has a great message for children, is easy and fun to read, and has delightful illustrations to capture the eyes and minds of its audience.

Pages: 30 | ISBN: 0973410442

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Paving Your Path: A Guide for High School Students

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It is no use taking a step without first deciding where you would like that step to lead you. The final years of high school are very important as one is required to firm their plans for the future. Often, this is a make or break time in life.

The first thing Dr. Kim Nugent advises is to get a mentor. Someone who will walk with you on this journey. Not one who will simply tell you what to do and how to do it. This is a personal journey that you cannot afford to give up autonomy on. You cannot afford to be altruistic in your decision making either. Paving your Path provides a 30-week guide during which the mentor and mentee are taken step by step through the process of an appropriate and meaningful relationship.

It is quite lovely of the author to use her personal story as the backdrop for this book. It humanizes it as well as provides a secondary mentor for the reader. Her story is candid and filled with victories and losses in equal measure. This demonstrates that determination and drive to succeed really do matter for a person’s journey. Dr. Nugent’s journey was not conventional or traditional but she turned out well. That is one of the greatest qualities of this book, it is incredibly encouraging.

Two other things stand out of this book for me: First, the tone of writing gives off a sort of cool vibe. The author just makes you want to pay attention and abide. She inspires and coaches the reader with just the conversational tone of writing alone. The second thing that stands out is the chronological plotting of material. The structure is intentional and contributes to how well the material is consumed. Dr. Kim Nugent’s passion and sheer determination to inspire lead her to producing material of great value both personally and academically.

This book is suitable for high school students that are approaching a turning point in their lives. This book is also quite applicable to anyone who might be facing a fork in their life. It could be a between going back to school or more responsibility at work. The maxims in this book are universally applicable.

Are you passionate enough for the path you are choosing? Are you personally ready to take that path? How is the mentor-mentee relationship working out? These are important questions that will be answered within the book. Paving your Path should be a staple for graduating high school students.

Pages: 190

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