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  • Ted Baxter, Renowned Author & Stroke/Aphasia Survivor, Wins Best of Los Angeles Award - “Best Motivational Book - 2022”

    Ted Baxter

    LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2022 / -- Ted Baxter, renowned author & stroke/aphasia survivor, and his memoir, Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better, wins the Best of Los Angeles Award - “Best Motivational Book - 2022”, according to Aurora DeRose, award coordinator for the Best of Los Angeles Award community.

    The “Best of Los Angeles Award” community was formed eight years ago and consists of over 7,600 professional members living and working in Southern California. It celebrates the best people, places, and things in Los Angeles with the slogan “No Ads. No B.S. Only the Best.”

    “The mission of the community is to celebrate the best of Los Angeles, and allow its community members to connect with other members who share the highest standards of quality and integrity,” expresses DeRose. "We're honored to include Ted Baxter and his memoir into our BoLAA family."

    Relentless is a 2019 Bronze IPPY Award winner in Autobiography/MemoirAmazon Best Seller in Biographies & Memoirs and is an incredible journey of determination and recovery.

    In 2005, Ted W. Baxter was at the top of his game. He was a successful, globe-trotting businessman with a resume that would impress the best of the best. In peak physical condition, Ted worked out nearly every day of the week. And then, on April 21, 2005, all that came to an end. He had a massive ischemic stroke. Doctors feared he wouldn't make it, or if he did make it, he would be in a vegetative state in a hospital bed for the rest of his life.

    But miraculously, that's not what happened. In Relentless, Ted W. Baxter describes his remarkable recovery. Not only did he live, but he is walking and talking again. He moves through life almost as easily as he did before the stroke; only now, his life is better. He's learned that having a successful career is maybe not the most important thing. He's learned to appreciate life more. He's learned that he wants to help people--and that's what he does. He gives back, volunteering his time and effort to help other stroke victims.

    Relentless is a wonderful resource for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their loved ones, but it is also an inspiring and motivating read for anyone who is facing struggles in their own life.


    Ted W. Baxter

    Ted W. Baxter was born and grew up on Long Island in New York. He received his bachelor of business administration degree in three years at Hofstra University in 1984 where he majored in public accountancy. He took a job working for Price Waterhouse as an auditor and he passed all four parts of the CPA exam on the first shot. He then became a management consultant soon thereafter, focusing on financial industry clients. While he was working as a senior manager, he attended the Executive Masters Business Administration program at Wharton on the weekends, where he got his MBA, concentrating on finance and strategy.

    Ted built a financial services consulting practice in Tokyo for Price Waterhouse and rose to partner in record time. For the next six years (1995–2001), he lived in Tokyo and Hong Kong, traveling almost constantly between ten Asia-Pacific countries, first for Price Waterhouse and then as a Credit Suisse First Boston managing director. He left Credit Suisse First Boston, eventually landing the global finance post as a managing director at a premiere hedge fund and investment institution, Citadel Investment Group, based in Chicago.

    After spending twenty-two years in the financial industry, he retired as a global finance executive with expertise such as international banks and securities, risk management, financial products, controllership, team-building, change management, strategic planning, and information technology systems.

    Ted experienced a massive ischemic stroke in April 2005. Ted is now an advocate, ambassador, author, and speaker for stroke education and prevention, and tools and techniques for aphasia. Ted is the Founder of Speech Recovery Pathways (, formed November 2020, a nonprofit speech organization, which provides ongoing communication practice to its members, build confidence and gets survivors connected. He is also involved at the University of California at Irvine Health and St. Judes’ Hospital in Fullerton.

    Ted lives in Orange County, California, with his wife, Michelle, and their dog, Zorro.

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  • Nathaniel O. Wilkins Named Among Best of Summer Reading

    Nathaniel O. Wilkins, Health, Wellness, and Fitness Educator

    Nathaniel O. Wilkins, Health, Wellness, and Fitness Educator

    By Fran Briggs

    Nathaniel's healthy lifestyle guide is inspiring, entertaining, and idyllic for baby boomers.”
    — Fran Briggs, Publicist to Nathaniel O. Wilkins
    MIAMI, FL, USA, June 27, 2022 / -- Nathaniel O. Wilkins recently received one of the season’s highest literary honors, his publicist announced today. Wilkins' latest book, "AgelessWorkout: A Guide To Total Transformation, Mind, Body, And Spirit" has been named among The Best of Summer Reading, 2022.

    Each summer an award-winning journalist identifies and promotes outstanding literature and authors through the annual list. Wilkins, along with nine other authors around the world, is sharing international recognition for his literary excellence. The complete list was published earlier this month.

    The Best of Summer Reading, 2022, gives tribute to several authors for their exceptional, literary contributions. Genres include fiction, non-fiction, health and wellness, adventure sci-fi, romance, children's literature and spiritual.

    Featured are authors who are dynamically versed, at the forefront in their genre, and have mastered the art of engaging and entertaining their readers. The authors were recognized for their literary vision through subject, originality, impact and influence.

    Wilkins' work is currently enjoying regular 5 stars reviews. The expected bestseller was written for baby boomers and has received early positive critiques from readers.

    AgelessWorkout: A Guide To Total Transformation, Mind, Body, And Spirit shows the reader that adopting a healthy lifestyle and committing to eating healthy meals and exercising regularly does not have to be a struggle.

    "The book deserves the attention of all middle-aged readers who value health and wellness. The author is exceptionally gifted,” stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Nathaniel O. Wilkins. “Nathaniel's healthy lifestyle guide is inspiring, entertaining, and idyllic for baby boomers. It equips the reader with stellar content on nutritional fitness, physical fitness, mental fitness, and elements of living a healthy lifestyle."

    The Miami, FL resident has a B.S. in Recreation Administration and an M.S. in Public Administration. He is a certified Functional Aging Specialist, a Titleist Golf Fitness Specialist, and a Stretch Zone Practitioner with a dozen of certifications in Spin, TRX, and Group Fitness.

    He gave a synopsis of his novel.

    “Along with Shebah Carfagna, I wrote an easy, simple, and fast read book geared toward helping baby boomers live fully. The focus is on living with expectation, thinking, exercise and renewal."

    For more information, or to purchase a copy of AgelessWorkout, visit or follow him on facebook Nathaniel "Nate" O. Wilkins is available for bookings, appearances, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Fran Briggs at

    Book details

    • AgelessWorkout: A Guide To Total Transformation, Mind, Body, And Spirit
    • Paramount Publisher (March 23, 2022)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 180128637X
    • ISBN-13: 978-1801286374
    • Pages: 142
    • Weight: 9.6 ounces
    • Dimensions: 6 x 0.34 x 9 inches

    Nathaniel O. Wilkins is a health and wellness educator, renowned speaker, fitness coach and author. Described as "a powerhouse," Nate leads from mental and physical strength. Along with Shebah Carfagna, his co-founder and partner of Ageless Workout, he teaches that ageless is a mindset. They also created a medical fitness practice, Panache Healing to help their clients recover from injuries and illness and come back stronger so that they can return to doing things they love without physical restrictions or limitations. Nate aims to help his clients challenge the aging process through bespoke fitness, nutrition regimens, and a wellness lifestyle. The fitness coach fosters strong relationships with his clients including his "Ageless Workout tribe” (AWT). Decades ago, a health scare forced him to take a closer look at his physical and mental health. This brush with heart disease led him to start exercising, teaching, managing fitness programs, opening his own fitness business, and making men's preventative health a core focus. A dynamic, resilient man in his 60s, Nate describes himself as an "adaptive navigator" who is able to turn negatives into positives. His powerful mindset is paired with his belief: Don't let a condition manage you; manage your condition. Nathaniel O. Wilkins earned his B.S. in Recreation Administration from Kansas State University and his M.S. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. He is a certified Functional Aging Specialist, a Titleist Golf Fitness Specialist and a Stretch Zone Practitioner. He has also earned numerous other certifications in Spin, TRX and Group Fitness. When Nate isn't teaching an Ageless Workout, he's probably adding pieces to his art collection, reading, listening to music, or booking his next trip.

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  • Texas Author Salena Rothenberger’s Ground Breaking Book ‘The Gap’ Shines a Ray of Hope for Chronically Ill Patients

    Texas Author of "The Gap" Salena Rothenberger

    Texas Author of "The Gap" Salena Rothenberger

    "The Gap" Best Selling Book

    "The Gap" Best Selling Book

    The Functional Perspective

    The Functional Perspective

    Redefining HealthCARE through Clarity, Action Steps, Resources and Empowerment.”
    — Salena Rothenberger

    NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 23, 2022 / -- Salena Rothenberger, author of the revolutionary and insightful book “The Gap,” experienced firsthand what it is like to navigate autoimmunity in conventional medicine. Diseases that have no cure plague so many families today. Individuals have run the gamut of mainstream medicine, which has reduced society to a flock of perpetual pill poppers. These practices are just a temporary solution for a greater problem. Ms. Rothenberger is a graduate from Functional Medicine University and has CEUs and certificates of completion provided by the Southern California University of Health Sciences. She also received certification as a certified health coach upon completing Dr. Sears’ Wellness Institute Program. She has completed advanced courses in nutrigenomics, nutrition, and functional medicine.

    When Salena’s oldest child was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, following DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis), she realized the limitations of conventional medicine. Her quest was to find a long-term resolution for her child’s adverse health condition, which would restore and rebalance his well-being. She ultimately found the answers she was looking for in Functional Medicine. While exploring the benefits of the functional (natural) medicine approach, the “gap” between where she and her son were, and where they wanted to be, closed.

    This book is a compilation of steps from a variety of health practitioners, sharing answers to the questions most sought by those seeking to regain their health and vitality. According to the astute team of authors, “This book is the missing link, the piece of the puzzle that holds the answers you’ve been searching for. It’s ‘The Gap’ between chronic disease and your true recovery.” In a recent survey of over 89,000 adults and over 17,000 children, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that nearly one out of three people in the U.S. is seeking holistic healthcare solutions.

    Functional (natural) medicine is healthcare that depends on the natural healing powers of the body. For individuals seeking resolution to chronic health challenges, this is a ray of hope. It does, however, require one to do their due diligence when seeking a health practitioner to help them take a natural approach to restoring good health. The experts in this book have proven that many deaths are avoidable. They explain how we can find true healing if we extend our search, go deeper, and look at the big picture — at the body. “The Gap” reveals how the body, mind, and spirit connect. The reader will discover how the only way to treat the physical body effectively is to have a high level of understanding about this interconnection.

    The reviews are in and “The Gap” received a consistent five stars. C. Clemons Hoffman says, “From breathwork to functional medicine, to genetics and energy, the experts in this book look at all aspects of health for a full picture of "The Gap" between Western and alternative medicine. It is for anyone on a difficult health journey seeking to look at the broader picture.”

    Vicki R concurs; “Lots of info here about alternative therapies and how they can help you heal without expensive and often unnecessary medical procedures and drugs.”

    Erin from Pensacola, FL writes, “I can't explain how comforting & wonderful it has been to work with someone who actually cares to get to the bottom of a health issue! She is very caring and thorough!”

    Salena’s passion, since she was a child, is to be a blessing to others. The penning of this book, “The Gap,” is a step in fulfilling that desire.

    For more information, please contact Salena Rothenberger at Phone: 936-463-0272 or Email: or Website:

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  • Massachusetts Educators Announce Trauma-Sensitive Book on Separation/Attachment

    Cover of My Pocketbook

    Trauma-Sensitive book “My Pocketbook" promotes an understanding of the import of transitional objects for all.

    Karen Gross' books ... leave you hanging on every word. She always captures you, embraces you, educates you and leaves you with a huge smile on your face with a sense of understanding and total glee.”
    — Jackie Coogan, Adjunct Faculty, Bunker Hill Community College, Spring 2022
    BOSTON, MA, USA, June 22, 2022 / -- Two educators have co-authored a story, which they and their children and grandchildren illustrated, about a pocketbook. My Pocketbook (on sale June 30) is the story of why we carry pocketbooks, what we place in them, how we worry if they are lost and how they give us comfort. In these difficult times in our nation and across the globe, pocketbooks can be characterized as transitional objects, helping us feel at home whether we are at home or not. Pocketbooks enable us to deal with separation and its anxiety. The story also touches on teasing and bullying, a far too common phenomenon.

    The story is followed by a series of questions to engage readers young and old. There are opportunities for readers to share their own stories, create their own pocketbooks and unravel the history of pocketbooks - they originated centuries ago and were also used by men! This story is trauma-sensitive, specifically designed to encourage engagement, connection, creativity, and a deep belief in the power of lessening trauma’s impact, including through stories told and retold and shared and reshared.

    About the Authors

    Susanne Demetri is a retired religious educator who has also volunteered at nursing homes in MA. She is the inspiration for this story, and some of the illustrations were created by her granddaughter, Mabel.

    Karen Gross is an author, educator and artist who specializes in trauma and has written both adult and children’s books. She has illustrated some of the pocketbooks in the story. Sue and Karen are next door neighbors and consider themselves two lost sisters that were meant to find each other and did. Learn more about Karen Gross at

    The book is available in digital format as well as print through and other retailers.

    Paperback $19.95

    Kindle eBook $9.99

    This book's audio version has been produced in partnership with Insight for the Blond - so that all may read. To learn more about Insight or to support their mission, visit

    My Pocketbook is narrated by Wendy Sager Pomerantz and was edited and produced by Matt Corey.

    The book may be listened to at this link for free:

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  • Blue Zones and Diet ID Partner to Empower Well-Being Improvement at Scale

    Blue Zones and Diet ID Partnership

    Blue Zones and Diet ID Partnership

    Introducing Diet Quality as a New Vital Sign

    This unique and dynamic combination of assets will allow us to measure and deliver personalized, precision community health and nutrition interventions at scale.”
    — Ben Leedle, CEO of Blue Zones and Co-founder of Blue Zones Project

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 / -- Blue Zones, LLC and Diet ID, Inc. announced today a strategic partnership to bring powerful innovations to the fields of health promotion, disease prevention, and well-being improvement. Blue Zones empowers people to live better and longer lives by applying their research of the world’s longest-lived cultures – blue zones. Diet ID is a digital health platform whose mission is to make diet quality a vital sign by providing a fast and elegant way to measure and manage nutrition. This partnership will combine the patented, clinically validated Diet ID assessment and platform with the Blue Zones transformation model, a first-of-its-kind approach to improving the well-being of entire populations and communities.

    The Danish Twin Study established that only about 20% of life span is genetic, while the other 80% is controlled by lifestyle and environment. Improving lifestyle, and especially nutrition, is critical because poor diet has now surpassed smoking as the leading cause of preventable death. Diet quality is the single leading predictor variable for both premature death and chronic disease in the United States and much of the world but is rarely measured or managed effectively.

    “This partnership is powerful because it combines the synergies of two innovations,” said Ben Leedle, CEO of Blue Zones and Co-founder of Blue Zones Project. “Blue Zones takes a systems approach to improving well-being at the population level with semi-permanent and permanent changes to the environment – our humanmade surroundings - that make healthy choices easier and more accessible; Diet ID’s visual assessment and intervention platform can measure and manage diet quality at scale and give individuals a powerful, proven tool that makes healthy eating easier. This unique and dynamic combination of assets will allow us to measure and deliver personalized, precision community health and nutrition interventions at scale. The focus on nutrition, which has been traditionally challenging, solves a critical need in community and population health initiatives.”

    The plan will include integrating Diet ID’s unique assessment and intervention platform into all future Blue Zones transformation initiatives to inform strategies and tactics that will improve the health and well-being of entire cities, campuses, and organizations.

    Blue Zones work is based on their identification and research of the world’s blue zones, where people live extraordinarily long and happy lives. The company applies their research to improve well-being at the population level; instead of focusing solely on individual behavior change, the Blue Zones model is an upstream solution that makes permanent and semi-permanent changes to the humanmade surroundings so that healthier choices are easier in all the spaces and places people spend the most time.

    Diet ID, Inc. has designed the first fundamental advance in dietary assessment methods in decades, with unique-in-the-world, patented intellectual property. By using pattern recognition rather than recollection of details, Diet ID can complete a comprehensive dietary assessment in as little as 60 seconds. This image-based method, invented by CEO Dr. David L. Katz and developed with input from world-leading nutrition experts and a team of dietitians, is leveraged to offer personalized dietary guidance based on health goals and dietary preference.

    “Diet ID is to diet what a blood pressure cuff is to blood pressure,” said Katz, “–a whole new, quick, easy, and reliable way to measure what’s essential. It is also a way to increase awareness of and access to healthful foods that are fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant.”

    “Programs to promote health rarely include personal attention to dietary quality, which is foundational for well-being. The partnership of Diet ID with Blue Zones will fill this critical gap and open the discussions and actions that are needed to help individuals and communities shift toward diets that are healthy and sustainable,” said Walter Willett, MD DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

    “We are beautifully aligned with Blue Zones,” Katz went on, “and are proud and thrilled to partner with the Blue Zones team in the mission to make the ‘blessings’ of those populations—a bounty of years in life, a bounty of life in years–accessible to millions more people here and around the world.”

    "Both community-level change and personal empowerment are important to disease prevention, health promotion, and foundational lifestyle-based treatment. This partnership represents a novel and exciting combination of the two,” said Michael Parkinson, MD, MPH, Past President, American College of Preventive Medicine.

    “This partnership has great potential to advance the goals of lifestyle medicine by matching an efficient and effective nutrition assessment tool with a powerful longevity plan,” said Beth Frates, MD, President-Elect American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    “This partnership represents a whole new opportunity to help people achieve better quality diets, and better quality health,” said Christopher Gardner, PhD, Nutrition Scientist and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.

    About Diet ID™
    Diet ID is a patented advance in dietary assessment based on pattern recognition, rather than recall. The system, accessible via any web-enabled device and available in English and Spanish, generates a comprehensive assessment of dietary intake- diet type, diet quality (using the Healthy Eating Index 2015), daily servings of all major food groups, and levels of 150 nutrients- in as little as 60 seconds. For more information, visit

    About Blue Zones®
    Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better. The company’s work is rooted in explorations and research done by founder and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner in blue zones regions around the world, where people live extraordinarily long and/or happy lives. The original research and findings were released in Buettner's bestselling books The Blue Zones Solution, The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones, Thrive, and Blue Zones Kitchen—all published by National Geographic books. Blue Zones works with cities and counties to make healthy choices easier through permanent and semi-permanent changes to human-made surroundings and systems. Participating communities have experienced double-digit drops in obesity and tobacco use and have saved millions of dollars in healthcare costs. For more information, visit

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  • Dr. Margaret Aranda - Takes Part in the 2022 ALA Annual Conference - Displaying her Authored Medical Book

    Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment

    Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment By Dr. Margaret Aranda

    Available on Amazon!

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    Dr. Margaret Aranda - Takes Part in the 2022 ALA Annual Conference - Displaying her Authored Medical Book

    Dr. Aranda has had success in improving quality of life for many with this unfortunate diagnosis with her protocols. Thank you for this comprehensive book, Dr. Aranda!”
    — Kris from Amazon Customer Reviews
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2022 / -- The Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment written by Dr. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, will be on display at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference from June 24th to 27th, 2022. This guidebook focuses on different ways to pinpoint low-back diagnoses that either existed at birth or were acquired at some point in a person’s life. Additionally, it details various methods of treatment to alleviate, if not completely eliminate, the pain it’s causing to millions of people around the world. In about three weeks, numerous brilliant authors across the country and many more book lovers from all over the world will attend this prestigious event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and nearby hotels in Washington, D.C.

    The author, Dr. Margaret Aranda, is a Stanford and USC-trained anesthesiologist with specialty training in Critical Care and Forensic Science. Throughout her career in the field of Medicine, she has been very passionate about addressing people’s day-to-day health challenges. This passion to help others grew even more after a high-speed car accident involving herself, her then two-year-old daughter, and a distracted driver of the offending vehicle, which occurred over a decade ago. Although Dr. Aranda’s daughter was unharmed, that tragic accident resulted in a traumatic brain injury for the doctor, crippling her for years. At the lowest point of her life, Dr. Aranda lost everything that the world holds dear—one's home, family, and relationships—but also found a profound faith in God through which she was able to see with crystal clear vision the greater purposes and plans God has for her.

    Things were not easy for Dr. Aranda and her family, especially during the first months and years following the accident. All the activities that were once easy to fulfill have become so much more demanding of her energy and efforts. She needed more help and support from the people closest to her, more than she ever had before. She spent years in a wheelchair and then in a walker, before finally being able to walk again.

    As she started getting her life back after a total of 12 long years of being bedridden and disabled, Dr. Aranda became a strong voice representing the entire population of those living with disabilities, including those that are invisible at first glance. She became a recipient of the Invisible Disabilities Association's Perseverance Award in 2012 and is now the Vice Chair of the organization, continuously serving the purpose she realized several years ago.

    To further fulfill her mission of assisting others as a Medical Practitioner and as someone who has personally experienced physical immobility for a while, Dr. Margaret Aranda has written and released Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment in hopes of answering all back pain-related concerns that could be disrupting people’s lives and quality of living. Dr. Aranda credits Dr. Forest Tennant, Dr. P.H. for showing her a myriad of diagnostic modalities and management plans that enabled her new Pain Protocol to focus on not only covering the pain but from healing its source from the inside out. It includes over-the-counter medications and supplements, as well as opioid and non-opioid prescriptions. Furthermore, the Foreword is by Dr. Tennant, who in turn credits Dr. Aranda back with taking his practices "far beyond" his hopes and dreams.

    This guidebook not only teaches you the different forms of back pain, but also provides diagnostic images to help you and your doctor make the right diagnosis, plus some tips on how you can negotiate through Insurance and the medical system to get your formal diagnosis and treatment in the outpatient clinic setting. Dr. Aranda also recommends specific tests, blood work, and studies commonly found with chronic back pain, like adrenal gland, thyroid problems, and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

    With a proper and accurate diagnosis of your back pain problems, you can also get the most appropriate treatments that would finally allow you to get the sleep and comfort you deserve. All these will lead to what everyone wants to resolve in their pain-filled lives: better self-esteem, a feeling of inclusion in the family, re-established relationships, and increased quality of life.

    So, if you suffer from back pain, especially if it is 24/7, or know someone with chronic back pain or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS), this book is ABSOLUTELY for you.

    Grab your copy now via Amazon, and don’t miss your chance of seeing her book exhibited at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference.

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  • The Celestina Code, a Life-Changing Adventure Book available now

    Inspiring readers to believe dreams are attainable, empowering them with high-performing traits, rise from adversity, overcome obstacles and reach their goals.

    The book is the unexpected outcome of my Psychology Master's degree, where I researched what makes extremely successful business leaders different from the average population”
    — Nora Tollenaar-Szanto
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 20, 2022 / -- Nora Tollenaar-Szanto’s book, The Celestina Code is now available to purchase.

    The Celestina Code is an adventure fiction book for children aged 10-14 with a twist and is a must read this summer.

    It aims to inspire readers to believe that their dreams are attainable by empowering them with essential high-performing traits to rise from adversity, overcome obstacles, step into their truth and reach their goals with integrity.

    According to the WHO, one in seven teenagers suffer from mental health issues that prevent them from becoming happy and fulfilled adults. Since the outbreak of the pandemic the problem has further increased. If the world has ever needed a book that has a life-changing positive impact on young teens while they are reading a gripping story, it is now.

    The Celestina Code has been designed to help young readers to:
     Increase self-confidence
     Develop a growth mindset
     Enhance emotional intelligence
     Develop positive character traits
     Learn how to deal with anxiety and limiting beliefs

    The social-emotional learning story narrates the adventures of protagonist Abby Parker, who is on a mission to save her school. When Abby hears about the quest, run by a peculiar billionaire, she immediately understands that this could be their last chance. But the headmistress of the most stuck-up rival school in town is also forming a team and it’s not long before they are head-to-head, teleporting around a parallel universe hunting for clues and decrypting codes. But the quest isn’t the only puzzle. Could the girl on the opposite team, who looks exactly like her, in fact, be her identical twin? And is the man trying to sabotage her be her father? Throw in an evil scientist and two whole worlds in danger of imploding, the stakes are higher than ever.

    In the story, the two competing teams receive important life lessons from real-life heroes who defied the odds and achieved something extraordinary in their lives. These individuals include:

    - Marcel Hug: 6-time Paralympic Champion from Switzerland
    - Karishma Sharma: Indian Actress
    - Miguel McKelvey: American businessman, co-founder of WeWork
    - YolanDa Brown: British saxophone player
    - Feliks Zemdegs: 2-time Rubik’s Cube World Champion from Australia
    - Ezedin Kamil, Ethiopian inventor
    - Nadine Kessler, Ballon D’Or winner football player from Germany

    The author, Nora Tollenaar-Szanto, is cooperating with industry leaders to create workbooks related to The Celestina Code with the objective to spark conversation between parents/teachers and children focusing on the topics of Diversity & Inclusion, Emotional Intelligence, Growth Mindset and Leadership.

    “The book is the unexpected outcome of my Psychology Master's degree, where I researched what makes extremely successful business leaders different from the average population. My children were fascinated by the topic and it inspired me to write a book based on my key findings.” – she said about the project.

    Tollenaar-Szanto is a highly-regarded certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and PSYCH-K practitioner with a master’s degree in psychology. She enjoyed a career as a high-performance strategist for business leaders and professional athletes, helping clients overcome subconscious blocks and limiting beliefs to reach their full potential. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, she has turned her focus to supporting families.

    Tollenaar-Szanto is often invited by schools to do author visits where she does growth mindset and resilience building workshops for middle grade students. In the meanwhile, she uses scientific methods to continue researching the critical factors of success and fulfillment.

    The Celestina Code is available to order via

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  • Susan Broussard–Joins 2022 ALA Annual Diversity Publishing Showcase–Exposes Narcissistic Relationship in First Book

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    It’s Not Love by Susan Broussard Available on Amazon

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    Susan Broussard–Joins 2022 ALA Annual Diversity Publishing Showcase–Exposes Narcissistic Relationship in First Book

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2022 / -- In her first book, It’s Not Love, author Susan Broussard gets real about the nature of the narcissistic relationship by uncovering the truth of an emotionally abusive relationship.

    The book, which is available on Amazon, will be on display for the public at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference from June 24th to June 27th, 2022. This four-day book showcase event will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and is participated by various excellent authors from across the country.

    The author Susan Broussard is an active Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working in the field for 15 years. She began working with children but realized that most childhood issues carry into adulthood. This prompted her to delve into the study of the correlation between trauma and growing up as an adult and check whether untreated wounds in the past can adversely affect an adult’s behavior in a relationship.

    Many of her clients were sharing similar stories of toxic or abusive relationships, and she realized that she had to tell these stories and her story to help others. As a result, she developed a framework and began helping victims who cannot access traditional therapy champion their battles.

    From these experiences, she crafted the book It’s Not Love wherein readers like you are given a detailed step-by-step guide to take their leap to safety and healthy relationship.

    The book is divided into three main parts that individually explain her three-phase approach to detecting and escaping toxic relationships.

    The first part includes a detailed discussion of the nature of narcissism and who narcissists are using The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V).

    The second part focuses on narcissistic personality disorder vis-à-vis romantic relationships. According to her, toxic symptoms can range from subtle to overt, depending on the nature of the relationship. Additionally, this section lists the different red flags among narcissists especially those that were believed to be innocent acts that can turn out to be manipulative.

    The third and the last part talks about self-care and undoing the damage the toxic relationship has caused a person. This part is equally important since as a person, self-love is a must. This will also define the type of life a person will live moving forward after getting caught in an abusive relationship.

    The power of this book is in the pieces of information written on each page. You do not have to be a victim to read this. Shed wisdom by sharing your takeaways from this book.

    Grab a copy now via Amazon and Barnes & Noble through the links below:¬issistic-Relationship/dp/1640855025

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  • Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones' Best-selling Book on Battling Mental Illness will be Featured at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference

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    Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones' Best-selling Book on Battling Mental Illness will be Featured at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference

    This is an eye-opening memoir about mental illness and the medical profession delivered in a well-written, interesting, and engaging style.”
    — Sublime Book Review
    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2022 / -- Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician's Struggle with Mental Illness by Dr. Jones is a depiction written by a medical doctor about his experience living with anxiety and depression amid grueling medical training. It portrays the everyday realities of the profession and how mental illness can affect anyone, even those that are in the medical field.

    This best-selling and award-winning book conveys people’s fallibility regardless of profession. It is about how mental sickness can take hold of anyone, including those that work in the field of medicine and medical technology, and ravage their passion for serving patients who badly need their help. Jones's story is an eye-opener for individuals who have mental illnesses or know anybody else in the community that has it. In a nutshell, this story is helpful for all of us.

    Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones shares his mental struggle journey before and during his career as a physician. As you go through the pages of this book, you will learn about the least-known fact of how many medical professionals struggle with mental illness while burdened with caring for others. It also provides an inside look at a system that, in many circumstances, puts one's health at risk.

    The book talks about the stigma attached to mental illnesses and the need to increase awareness of the problem. Also, Dr. Jones demonstrates courage and determination as he bares his soul and speaks about his personal experiences.

    Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician's Struggle with Mental Illness will be presented at the American Library Association (ALA) 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition from June 24 to 28, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and surrounding hotels in Washington, D.C. And yes, Bookworms are all invited to participate in the event to have a glimpse of Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones' engrossing and newsworthy book, along with many others.

    For additional information on Dr. Jones’ book, you may visit his website at or get a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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  • Maru.Derm Cosmetics Makes a Fast Entry into the U.S. Market

    SARIYER, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, June 19, 2022 / -- Maru.Derm has recently released it's 2022 launch. The brand which launched on Gratis and Trendyol, one of the most well-known platforms in Turkey, has attracted great attention. The brand, who signed an important distributorship agreement in the United States in April, will soon have products take their place in the American market.

    After the "Save Ralph" video which was popular in 2021, the dimensions of animal testing were seen. Following the video which caused public reactions, cosmetic brands were examined closely by customers, and cruelty-free brands became a preference.

    This was exactly the starting point of the Maru.Derm brand. Thanks to the products produced with completely natural ingredients, it has taken its place in the market as a vegan and cruelty-free brand.

    "Maru.Derm's philosophy is based on producing products that are natural, safe, and offer long-term benefits. They are produced from plants grown without the involvement of dangerous chemicals, herbicides, or pesticides. This means they don't contain any hard chemicals, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, or any animal ingredients. This is what makes our product range incredibly effective, safe, and powerful." - MaruDerm Founder, Altug Aynur

    Despite the fact that the brand has just recently emerged, it has started to grow in a short time thanks to this philosophy. Founder of the brand, Altuğ Aynur who believes that beauty should always come from the natural, stated: "In recent years, people have desired to reach beauty through natural ways. At Maru.Derm, we wanted to meet these expectations."

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  • Davao Medical School Foundation No 1 for Medical Studies in Philippines Practical Training With Cadavers

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    CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA, June 16, 2022 / -- Philippine as a Country

    The country boasts of its opulent natural beauty in its many spectacular seashore, tropical climate & rich bio diversity. More than that, the Philippines' unique and complex culture, as exemplified by its people, cuisine & lifestyle attracts many people to visit the country. The Philippines is known for having an abundance of beautiful beaches and delicious fruit. It is a collection of islands located in the South East Asia and is named after the King Philip II of Spain. The Philippines is also home to world renowned natural wonders like an Underground River and Rice terraces, Incredible diving spots, colorful public transportation, unique cuisine, vibrant festivals that showcase its colorful culture and friendly locals regarded as some of the specialties of this country.

    The Philippines is an Archipelago found in the South East Asia that is comprised of more than 7000 islands, dotting the Pacific Ocean. With its long coastline, the country is gifted with stretches of Pristine White Sand Beaches, surrounded by crystal clear water. In fact several Philippine Islands and Beaches like Boracay, Palawan, and Siago have been consistently named as the best in the world by major travel publications.

    "Marinduque" is called "the heart of the Philippines" as the shape of the provincial Island is similar to that of a human heart. Its location on the arrangement of the Archipelago is also similar to the anatomy of where the Heart is in the human body.

    Philippines as an Academic Spot - All you need to know about pursuing needful education in the Philippines:

    According to Gallup's Index, the Philippines is ranked amongst the Happiest countries in the world. Pursuing MBBS or any other educational courses in this country is a wise decision. The universities in Philippines offers a world class education in the field of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, business and many more subjects. Philippines has been a sought after destination to pursue medical education since the past few years. Besides its affordable medical universities, bountiful natural resources, acceptance of English language, the country welcomes diversity like the none other. The locals are extremely hospitable towards foreign students and tourists. In general, the Filipinos are warm, cheerful people with a great sense of humor. Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. English is extensively used everywhere in the world. Pursuing MBBS in the Philippines is a wise decision. Medical education in the Philippines is an easily workable option for various reasons, including similarities like homely and welcoming culture, affordable cost of living & tuition, compatible quality of education, state of the art infrastructure and advanced educational methods.

    The current education system in the Philippines requires 4 years of college grades after high school to receive a Bachelor's degree. An Indian student who has studied in India under the 10+2 system needs to complete a BS course before enrolling for an MD program. To be precise enough, an Indian student pursues a BS + MD course of 1.5 to 2 years and 4 years respectively. The system is expected to ease out in the forthcoming years as Philippines is also switching over to the 10+2 system.

    The country is becoming one of the finest medical education hubs in the world. Renowned institutes are rapidly growing to attract more international students every year. The universities in the Philippines are having amazing student resource centers, Expat and Alumni communities, students hostel with great meal plans including Vegetarian and Non - Vegetarian meals in the Indian style, thrice a day.

    Education Pattern:

    India follows the British system of education where in the education pattern of the Philippines is US based. The private colleges here in the Philippines are still less expensive and budget friendly unlike in India. Also there is no capitation fee for admissions which is an added advantage.

    Davao City:

    Davao is the most populous city in Mindanao and the third largest city in the Philippines known for its bustling economic activities, urban build-up and modern amenities. The city is also nicknamed as the "Durian Capital of Philippines", & "Chocolate Capital of Philippines". The city of Davao is facilitated with an International Airport & Seaport paving an easy path for global accessibility. Mindanao is known as the land of promise because of its rich bio diversity & natural resources. The land beholds an incredible wealth from nature. The city was recognized by the international community in the year 2013, as the 1st 100% smoke free metropolitan city in association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region Davao City is one of the most important economies in the island, the third most important urban center in the Philippines. By all accounts, Davao city is considered as one of the safest cities in the Philippines, to live in. Commercial establishments, places of worship, hospitals & schools are highly accessible as well.

    Why Davao Medical School Foundation? - An Overview:

    Davao Medical School Foundation is the first Medical college which was found in the year 1976 in the city of Davao, Philippines. Since then it has attracted intelligent experience a world class education. The DMSF is committed to creating Intellectual Superiority and world top professionals.

    Effective Medical Learning @ The Davao Medical School Foundation:

    Students pursuing medicine in DMSF have access to
     Cadavers : A dead human body that is used by medicos to learn Anatomy and dissect Cadavers as a part of their education.
     A Virtual Human body (i.e.) a digitalized human body dissection tool for highly accurate real anatomy view.
     World class facilities including smart classrooms.
     Modernized laboratory that has various specialties for carrying out work that demands a thorough understanding practical experience.
     There is a 3D simulation lab as well as an Anatomy lab that comes with the latest equipment to make sure that the students can have hands-on session during the training period.
     A team learning center with a huge computer lab that provides a high speed Wi-Fi - internet facility that is available at all times for the students.
     DMSF also boasts of a vast book house that has a choice selection of thousands of books, e-books, pamphlets, providing an ideal place for students to do their work while broadening their knowledge.
     The hostel in DMSF is huge and spacious, with well furnished and Air conditioned rooms.
     There is also a ground and a food court situated within the hostel campus.

    Being a student of MBBS of DMSF gives the student a Privilege to intern at some of the best hospitals in the country that are associated with the college. The amount of practical exposure the students earn especially during their final year of studies helps them immensely in their career.

    Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Davao Medical School Foundation:

    1. The student must have completed 12th standard from a recognized board and must have studied Biology at the Intermediate level.
    2. Must have scored at least 50% marks in class 12th.
    3. Must qualify NEET - UG for an admission in BS+MD.
    4. After completing the BS course for 12-18 months, the student will have to appear for the NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) to pursue the MD Program that is for 4.5 Years inclusive of Clerkship.

    Wrap up, pack your bags and get started! Ready and up to begin your Journey and we travel along to let you experience the pleasure of your Dream come true here @ the DMSF!

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  • Fighting the Demons from within


    Judy V Rentz writes Fighting to Survive to inspire readers through her story of suffering

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 15, 2022 / -- While others see their sun shining brightly, others cannot seem to find the light. Several people are having trouble coping with their thoughts and emotions, which is made even more difficult when they are suffering from a disease yet do not know what to do.

    "Fighting to Survive: My Nightmare of Pudendal Neuralgia and Entrapment" is a book for people who are unable to find healing in their disease-related suffering. Their feelings worsen as they seek different opinions from various doctors. Judy V Rentz, the author, feels the same way; she suffered six years of hip and leg pain, but she knows that such pain can be healed from within. As she says in her book, "One must remain strong even when no doctor can tell what is wrong."

    “This life she is empowered to endure speaks volumes. I liked that from the very beginning, she was extremely transparent. Being non-fiction, I realize this was not meant to be a page-turner, but I myself felt compelled to read it through fully on the first day!” says Barry P. King

    Judy V Rentz is a proud country girl from Maryville, Tennessee, a Knoxville suburb. She relocated to the United States of America due to her husband's job and two children, while learning to meet people from all over the globe.

    “I love all the people, but nothing has impressed me more than the upbringing I had in our small country area outside of Maryville, TN. I credit my mother. Studying every afternoon was her lifeline. She told us many times over how the Bible would have us live. This is my most cherished memory and certainly has attributed to the person I am today, not perfect, but always forgiven.” says Judy.

    Read more about "Fighting to Survive: My Nightmare of Pudendal Neuralgia and Entrapment" by purchasing her book on Amazon.

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