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All About the Burger

A World History of Burgers: Do you know what the first burger chain was? That Taco Bell was originally known as Bell Burger–and was founded in the same city as McDonald’s? Have you heard of the 1980’s Burger Wars? All About the Burger covers all of these topics and more! Discover the food history you’ve been missing in this entertaining book.

The Burger Journey of a Lifetime: All About the Burger will take you on an informational magic carpet ride. You’ll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made the burger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history ever written.

All About the Burger is the definitive Bible of Burgers. After reading this book, you will learn:

The contributions burgers have made to food culture
The evolution of the burger from carnival treat to an American staple
Where to go to find your next favorite burger
And much more!

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Permanent Happiness, by Iyabo Ojikutu, MD

The Only Way to Find Peace, Joy, and Your Life-Given Purpose

“Another book about happiness?” What does this one have to say that we all have not heard before? And is happiness really an achievable state of being?

We never stop craving happiness. It is the world’s most sought-after feeling and emotion. As we wake up each morning, we do so hoping to find happiness in all that we experience, whether we are consciously aware of this desire or not.

We do, of course, find happiness at different points and phases in our lives. The problem is, this situational happiness tends to be short lived. We are happy for a few days and then fall back into anxiety, sadness, and/or worry.

Permanent Happiness outlines three easy steps to pursuing permanent happiness. It tackles key life situations we encounter during our daily living and shows how to pursue peace and be positive influencers on those around us. When our lives are in balance, we discover we let go of the stress and worry that arise when life throws us curveballs.

Get ready to be challenged and inspired. More importantly, get ready to learn about and understand permanent happiness and peace from a different perspective!

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Eat Live Thrive Diet

Multi-faceted Approach To Total Health Transformation Invites Women On A Lifestyle Journey Designed To Rev Up Their Midlife Metabolisms, Achieve Physical, Emotional Freedom

San Diego, CA, July 15, 2019 — Co-authors and well-known health and lifestyle coaches Danna Demetre, R.N., 67, and Robyn Thomson, A.C.W.P., 53, of the widely popular website, Lean Healthy Ageless, invite every woman on a lifestyle journey who has believed the lie that her best body, health and life are in the past.

In their new practical, science-based book Eat, Live, Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism (March 2019, WaterBrook, a division of Penguin Random House), Demetre and Thomson offer understanding, encouragement and hope as they share personal experiences of battling weight gain and emotional eating in order to help others transform their lives, especially with age.

Demetre and Thomson unravel the mystery of why women gain weight as they age and offer a sustainable plan to permanently lose pounds and inches. Together they explore the question, “What if there was a way to turn back the scale and the clock with an inspiring lifestyle plan designed to help women rev up their midlife metabolisms and achieve physical and emotional freedom even as they age?”

Demetre and Thomson reveal, “The Eat Live Thrive Diet addresses the whole woman – body, soul and spirit. It takes a multi-faceted approach to total transformation. We focus on changing habits from the inside out and do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Our diet allows women to customize their long-term eating plan to address their specific food sensitivities, carbohydrate thresholds, and personal likes and dislikes. We promote ‘progress over perfection’ and emphasize that it is the small steps that they take consistently that will add up to big results.”

Furthermore, Demetre and Thomson also note that even though about 30 percent of a woman’s health and vitality is out of her control due to her genetics and gender, such as genetic predispositions to certain diseases or metabolic challenges and various hormonal shifts throughout the years—the good news is that 70 percent is in her control. That 70 percent is her lifestyle, which makes a much bigger impact on a woman’s future than she thinks.

Whereas most diets are short-lived or require substantial upkeep, Eat, Live, Thrive Diet is a viable eating plan that can be adhered to indefinitely. This three-phase nutritional journey allows each individual to personalize her own story of transformation, learning not only how to successfully lose weight safely, but also how to improve overall health and energy in critical areas such as brain function, disease prevention and slowing down the aging process. The book also highlights health risks and drawbacks of many popular fad diets that can be harmful on a long-term basis.

Key content from this inspiring lifestyle plan includes:

• Three-phase plan:

The Elimination Phase – temporary elimination of several key foods known
to promote insulin resistance and cause allergies, sensitivities, and
The Discovery Phase – determine which foods are troublesome for you
The Lifestyle Phase – design an ideal long-term eating plan that accommodates your specific needs and preferences

• God-centered principles, such as renewing the mind, to prepare for lasting change both physically and spiritually

• Delicious recipes, healthy shortcuts and tips for food substitutions designed to easily adopt and sustain a healthy lifestyle

“I only wish it had not taken me decades to figure out the healthiest way to balance my body, soul and spirit in a way that honored God and promoted lasting change,” says Demetre. “I’m here to share that there is a path to freedom! I’ve experienced lasting weight loss and health for over 30 years and believe you can realize the same results if you follow our program and commit to changing your habits in God-honoring ways.”

Together, Demetre and Thomson shout from the rooftops that “a woman’s best years ever can be ahead of her when she puts the Eat, Live, Thrive Diet and Lifestyle plan into action!”

For more information, www.visit waterbrookmultnomah.com, www.eatlivethrivediet.com,
connect through their socials at https://twitter.com/dannademetre, www.facebook.com/agelesswomanliving, or visit their informative website at: https://leanhealthyageless.com/.

About the Authors:

Danna Demetre, RN, is an author, speaker and co-founder of Lean Healthy Ageless. She has been a guest on a variety of national and local shows, including Fox News Dallas, The 700 Club, ABC News NOW and Moody Broadcasting’s award-winning Midday Connection. Demetre, who is in her sixties, lives with her husband in the foothills outside San Diego.

Robyn Thomson, an advanced clinical weight loss practitioner and co-founder of Lean Healthy Ageless, has worked with cutting-edge nutritional companies and received training from some of the top doctors and scientists in the industry. Through seminars, workshops and coaching, she helps people lose weight, improve their nutrition and get more active. Thomson is in her fifties and lives near the beach in San Diego with her husband, Rob.

Eat, Live, Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism
Diet, Nutrition & Exercise, Women’s Issues
ISBN: 9780525653165 ● Paperback ● 272 Pages ● $18.99 US
eBook ISBN: 9780525653172 ● $12.99 US
March 2019

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Turn Your Life Around in 30 Days

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Our founder Lakhinder J.S. Vohra has written a new book, “Turn Your Life Around in 30 Days”, a spiritual practice and primer for today’s generation.

You can get a free download copy just by signing the #RecoveryChallenge at lakvohra.com.

It’s also available as a paperback on Amazon.



Here’s what he said about it:

Hi, my name is Lakhinder and I’m an Addiction Recovery coach. I’ve been in the addiction space in daily interactions with addicts on and off for 10 years.

I’m a lifelong recovering addict who is cross-addicted. If there is a vice, I’ve tried it or come close to trying it. My work comprises working with addicts that are suffering and are facing life-altering circumstances, such as homelessness, arrest or pre- or post-incarceration. I work a lot with alcohol, porn, love and sex addicts. That’s not to say that I haven’t worked with drug addicts because all addictions are related and my role is to help you understand an addict better and as a fellow addict guide you to resources that are proven tools of Recovery. I’m not a therapist or a shrink. Just someone who may be of help where help is needed.

Consider me a Sobriety Coordinator or Counselor.


Jaipur 2019 is in the books

Jaipur 2019 is in the books

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 is in the books. 500 speakers and over 400,000 attendees. Greatest literary show on earth!

Party Pics – Delhi LitFest by Times of India

November 16 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chandighar, the Times of India organized an excellent Literary Fest.

Party Pics – Literati 2018 – Chandigarh International LitFest

Over the years, Chandigarh Literary Society’s mega literary event Literati has grown exponentially. Ever since its debut in 2013, Literati has been one of the most sought-after events on the Indian literary landscape. In our past events, we have had the pleasure of hosting prominent authors from across the world.

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Burning Man 2018

Sunday, August 26 to Monday, September 3
Black Rock City

Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome.

Burning Man Project’s mission is to produce the annual event known as Burning Man and to guide, nurture and protect the more permanent community created by its culture. Our intention is to generate society that connects each individual to his or her creative powers, to participation in community, to the larger realm of civic life, and to the even greater world of nature that exists beyond society.

We believe that the experience of Burning Man can produce positive spiritual change in the world. To this end, it is equally important that we communicate with one another, with the citizens of Black Rock City and with the community of Burning Man wherever it may arise. Burning Man is radically inclusive, and its meaning is potentially accessible to anyone.

The touchstone of value in our culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, embodied support before sponsorship. Finally, in order to accomplish these ends, Burning Man must endure as a self-supporting enterprise that is capable of sustaining the lives of those who dedicate themselves to its work. From this devotion spring those duties that we owe to one another.

We will always burn the Man.

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Having great-tasting, healthful meals doesn’t require cooking an entire feast. Culinary expert and best-selling author Nancy S. Hughes has spent 25 years developing recipes and teaching people how to cook for plenty…and how to cook for just one. Her latest book is entirely focused on the needs of cooking for one and serving yourself a great tasting meal every day of the week.

DESIGNED FOR ONE! 120 Diabetes-Friendly Dishes Just for You contains 120 budget-friendly recipes for dinner, including salads, sides (starchy and nonstarchy), and even desserts! Nancy guides readers through the process of shopping, storing, measuring, and preparing ingredients — including advice on how to pick out fresh ingredients such as asparagus, tomatoes, pork loin, avocados, and loose herbs without letting anything go to waste.

I wrote this book to provide both those living with diabetes and those just looking for healthier meals with easy-to-make recipes using everyday ingredients. No unwanted leftovers. No unnecessary work. Simple comfort for ONE!
— Nancy S. Hughes

Many recipes include tips from the chef (“Freeze leftover canned beans by laying them in a thin layer in a resealable sandwich baggie.”) and there’s a “How To” section that brings all these tips and more together for readers. There’s even a “Two-For-One” chapter where Nancy shares many options for cooking larger amounts to repurpose into other recipes and uses. Nancy draws on her previous books such as The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook and Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook to ensure these recipes are simple, economical, and rich with flavor. Highlights include:

  • Mediterranean Unstuffed Peppers
  • Red Pepper-Mushroom Skillet Pizza
  • Ham, Pepper, and Pineapple Broiler Packet\
  • Italian Crusted Cod and Spinach
  • Mexican Shrimp with Lime
  • Pork and Avaocado-Lime Wrap
  • Pan-Roasted Salmon with Mango Chutney
  • Sweet Tart Raspberry Phyllo Bites
  • Frozen Banana-Pecan Sandwiches

Having great-tasting, healthful meals doesn’t require cooking an entire feast. Culinary expert and best-selling author Nancy S. Hughes has spent 25 years developing recipes and teaching people how to cook for plenty…and how to cook for just one. Her latest book is entirely focused on the needs of cooking for one and serving yourself a great tasting meal every day of the week.

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Party Pics: Ageless Bride Book Signing

Brides are fabulous at any age! Just ask superstar designers Isaac Mizrahi, Zac Posen, Ellen Christine, Vicky Tiel, Angel Sanchez, Betsey Johnson, Hal Rubenstein, Jeannie McQueeny, Amy Zerner, Ines Di Santo, Jeff Mahshie and Guo Pei. They all are featured in Gigi’s Schilling’s pioneering new book,  Ageless Bride: Famous Designers Dress, Inspire & Celebrate Brides Over 50!

Schilling asked designers to share their fantasy looks for the over-fifty bride. Jane Wilson-Marquis, who has designed dresses for everyone from Rory Kennedy to Wyclef Jean’s sister, Melky, hosted the book launch shindig at her glamorous new duplex boutique, oliver + jane.  Guests sipped cava and nibbled grapes while perusing through passages from the book.

As Zac Posen said in Ageless Bride, “”We are living in a moment that is ageless. With bridal right now, almost anything goes.”

How cool is that! (Amazon Link: bit.ly/AgelessBride Gigi’s website: http://soageless.com/