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Beowulf: A Translation into English Verse, by Matthew Hutchinson

“Beowulf: A Translation into English Verse” by Matthew Hutchinson is a well-researched translation of the Old English, epic poem: “Beowulf.” Hutchinson starts the book with a detailed background on his approach to translating the poem. Then, he presents his translated version of the poem, which is easy for readers to follow. In the appendices of the book, he provides additional information about the poem including the names that are mentioned, genealogical charts and suggested readings that are about the poem.

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Briefcase Wisdom for a Backpack Culture, by Jerry Gano

Briefcase Wisdom for a Backpack Culture” by Jerry Gano is a daily devotional that is a collection of Facebook posts that the author has written. The title of the book refers to the generational differences between readers. Gano explains that although there are generational differences, the Word of the Lord transcends these differences and can help guide all humans. There is an entry for each day of the year, so readers can follow along with the posts. Each post has “a Bible verse suggestion, so they can use the posts to help walk them through passages in the Bible. By presenting these posts, Gano encourages readers to connect with a lesson from God every day and reflect on how it can be applied to their lives.

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Both Feet on the Ground by Marshall Urich

You’re stressed out, tired of looking at the same four walls, drained by the negativity on social media, and exhausted from juggling work with homeschooling and entertaining your kids. No matter your age, location, or financial standing, there is a simple, effective therapy that is abundantly available, and it’s right outside your door.

“Get out and stay out—as often and for as long as you can,” champions Marshall Ulrich in his latest release, Both Feet on the Ground: Reflections from the Outside.

Ulrich, an ultrarunner who has also scaled the Seven Summits and competed in multi-day adventure races, shares stories of his expeditions in such far-flung places as Borneo, Tibet, and South Africa, as well as his lifelong commitment to farming his land in Colorado. Ulrich has climbed Mount Everest, run through the searing heat of the Gobi Desert, and ridden the huge waves off Morocco. But there’s no need to be an extreme athlete to reap the benefits of forming physical connections with the natural world.

Ulrich urges readers to simply unplug, plant their feet firmly in the earth, fill their lungs with clean air, and dream of bold and personally compelling outdoor adventures.

“Your adventures in natural places—even if, for now, it’s just sitting outside or walking around your neighborhood—can put you back in touch with who you are; how resilient, resourceful and hardy you can be,” Ulrich says.

Throughout Both Feet on the Ground, Ulrich shares valuable insights from his endeavors, along with useful findings and recommendations from other experts, all organized around themes of earth, air, fire and water. His hope is that you’ll be inspired to find new ways of engaging with these natural elements yourself to experience the healing powers of the outside world.

Author Marshall Ulrich is an extreme endurance athlete—ultrarunning icon, Seven Summits mountaineer, and adventure racer—who loves sharing his exploits to entertain and help motivate others to reach their goals. He’s raced, led expeditions, or climbed mountains in nearly 30 countries, and visited 30 more, so his stories are about more than just physical accomplishments. Cutting his teeth running across Death Valley, he’s also climbed Mount Everest, run in the jungles of Fiji, and completed a record-setting run across America. Dubbed the Endurance King, he defies the ideas of “too far,” “too old” and “not possible.” Revered among athletes, Marshall is also the author of Running on Empty. An acclaimed speaker, he’s lectured on various elite cruise lines, and given talks at businesses, schools, race expos, and professional conferences, including the Royal Geographic Society, Morgan Stanley, and Wilderness Medicine.

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Pure Fyre by KristaLyn A. Vetovich

High-vibe author and astrologist KristaLyn A. Vetovich recently published her latest New Age, fantasy novel: “Pure Fyre.” This novel is set in a high-vibe world where the characters tap into their powers by using metaphysical concepts, such as connecting with crystal energy and spirit guides. “Pure Fyre” entertains readers with a mystical, adventure tale and teaches them valuable life lessons. An essential lesson Vetovich teaches readers is finding your place in a world where you don’t feel like you fit in. Throughout the novel, Vetovich includes strong female characters to inspire female readers to find their personal strengths. Finally, Vetovich teaches readers to find their inner power.

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Why Aren’t You Listening to Me? by Teresa Lodato

Conscious leadership and relationship coach Teresa Lodato, CPCC, recently released: “Why Aren’t You Listening to Me?: Elevate Your Emotional Intelligence and Connect with Your Team.” This self-awareness guidebook encourages readers, especially those who are in high-stress business roles, to develop a healthy relationship with their bodies and connect with their inner wisdom to thrive. People tend to blame others for stress in their lives but Lodato teaches the importance of shifting the focus back to themselves and healing their own lives. She encourages readers to practice autonomy from the people in their surroundings since it is beneficial for the individual to focus on their internal power. With this book, Lodato hopes readers will find their true, authentic selves by using the techniques outlined and dig further to who they are at the core of their being.

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“My YOUniverse According to Dharma” By: Beatriz Roche

Author Beatriz Roche has published an inspirational book about her transformative journey to enlightenment in which she invites readers to awaken their spirits, discover their universal truth, and tap into their limitless inner power.
In “My YOUniverse According to Dharma,” Roche shares her experience crossing paths with her late, close friend, Yelitza, in a dream and again later in Roche’s meditation. Through these encounters, Yelitza introduced Roche to Dharma, leading Roche to channel this highly evolved, nonphysical consciousness.
Roche’s book delivers what she learned as a receptor and translator for this energy and explores topics such as how the world was populated, how people perceive time, what dark and light forces exist in the universe, how people are absolute creators of their reality using their conscious and subconscious thoughts and emotions, and how loving oneself is fundamental to everything.
(Bio by Danielle Grobmeier, LAVIDGE Publicity)

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I AM: Your Guide to Mind and Body Union by Maggie Moor

Author, healer and psychoanalyst Maggie Moor has developed a spiritual self-help book that outlines her somatic healing method to help those who have been through trauma. “I AM: Your Guide to Mind and Body Union for Total Awareness” is designed to help readers who have endured trauma to become self-aware and create a mind, body and soul connection within themselves.
As a woman who faced childhood sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction and various other dangerous situations, Moor was motivated to develop her book to connect with others who have endured similar experiences in their lives. In “I AM,” Moor emphasizes the importance of unifying the mind and body to achieve total awareness within oneself while here on Earth. She details concepts such as energetic awareness, healing the inner child and cultivating somatic experiences as tools readers can use to heal their past trauma.

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Storm on the Horizon by Sylvia McKelvey

Extraterrestrial researcher and investigator Sylvia McKelvey published a detailed, informative book that explores extraterrestrial existence titled: “Storm on the Horizon: The New Age, UFOs, and the Cosmic Christ.” In her book, McKelvey delves into the history of extraterrestrial and UFO appearances on Earth. The extensive research and evidence, along with her personal experiences and UFO encounter, presented in this book bring credibility to the author’s claims.
“Storm on the Horizon” informs readers about extraterrestrials and encourages them to ponder how extraterrestrials could impact the future. Although the topic of extraterrestrials tends to be discounted, McKelvey wants to bring to light how important it is for readers to accept the validity of extraterrestrials in order to prepare them for the possibility of global interactions with these beings and what the outcome of such interactions might be.

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The Riven Tree by Robby Kautz

Robby Kautz published “The Riven Tree,” which is an allegory about trauma and how a young oak finds her way back to hope and happiness. The oak tree, after getting hit by lightning, feels ashamed of her altered appearance and worthless in the eyes of God due to her perceived “damage.” When the oak tree finally surrenders herself and talks to God, she finds peace and acceptance of her new appearance and is ready for the next stage in her life. Kautz, who experienced trauma by growing up in a violent home, developed this story to help readers heal from trauma, find their self-worth and foster a connection with God.

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Forget Dieting by Candice Rosen

Temporary Isolation Can Be The Opportunity To Permanently Transform Your Weight And Health

Los Angeles, CA, May 18, 2020 ̶ Not sure how to eat and stay healthy this quarantine season without resorting to your familiar diet of spaghetti, bread, pizza, and sugar? Candice Rosen, R.N., MSW, and author of the upcoming book Forget Dieting: It’s All About Data-Driven Fueling! encourages “trophology,” or “food combining,” which is one of the foundations of Rosen’s Data-Driven Fueling Plan. As you combine foods, Rosen adds that “monitoring blood glucose is the key to weight gain vs. weight loss; good health vs. poor health.”

1. Make Wednesdays and Fridays Vegan Days. According to Rosen, avoid dairy! Try vegan yogurts, cheeses, and milks. Dairy is inflammatory and will deplete your bones of calcium (it’s true!). There are unsweetened milks of almond, hemp, cashew, etc., and all are available in grocery stores. A low blood glucose breakfast idea would be a sprouted grain English muffin, spread with a tofu or nut-based cream cheese, some sliced tomatoes, and topped off with sea salt or Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend.

2. Eat fruits that are high in fiber. Apples, bananas, oranges, berries ̶ the list goes on! You will still want to avoid sugary fruit juices, as well as very sweet fruits like pineapples and mangos while trying to lose weight. Fruit is always eaten alone with two exceptions: they can be added to a vegan smoothie and they can be eaten with a nut or seed butter. These healthy fats reduce the chance of a blood glucose spike.

3. Nothing white. To lower blood glucose, do not eat or combine animal proteins with any white potatoes, bread, rice, or pasta… EVER. Sorry!

4. Eat More Sweet Potatoes. Think wholesome, nutritious, responsibly grown, pancreatic-friendly foods (food that doesn’t raise your blood glucose) like sweet potatoes and yams, which are an incredibly nutritious carbohydrate that are low in sugar levels and provide fiber. They’re best consumed baked or steamed, but can also be cooked in a variety of other ways. A great lunch or dinner option (and it is inexpensive) is a baked sweet potato, split down the middle with a large spoonful of black beans, a tablespoon of tomatillo salsa, and a side salad. To lower blood sugar, eat them with veggies and plant-based protein together… NOT MEAT!

5. Try Fish. Give your body a break from animal protein. Red meats increase inflammation and provide poor sources of fat. However, if you crave protein, try fish! For those who aren’t allergic, fish is a fantastic source of protein that’s low in carbohydrates and contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, one of the few consumable healthy fats! If consuming fish raw, remember only sashimi-style – no white rice! To lower blood sugar, combine fish with veggies, not starches or fruit.

About the author:

Candice P. Rosen, RN, MSW, CHC, is a registered nurse based in Los Angeles, CA. As the founding member of Gilda’s Club Chicago and its first executive director and program director, she created and coordinated a diverse array of wellness-related programs. She was appointed by Mayor Richard Daley to serve as Chair of Healthcare Initiatives for Chicago’s Sister Cities International Program (CSCIP). CSCIP provided an opportunity to advocate for preventive medicine, improve maternal and infant healthcare, stress disability access, promote nourishing diets, and bring awareness to the obesity and diabetes epidemics that now affect populations on a global level. She is married and the mother of four adult children and grandmother to a precious granddaughter. For more information on Candice, please visit https://candicerosenrn.com.

Forget Dieting: It’s All About Data-Driven Fueling!
Rowman and Littlefield
Release Date: July 2020
Hardcover / $30
ISBN: 978-1-5381-3149-7

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The Effect of Meditation and Relaxation by Anthea Morne

After 38 years of working with schizophrenic patients, Anthea Morne, RN, Ph.D., LMHC, CASAC, has found meditation to be a great tool to aid mental healing. Recently, she published “The Effect of Meditation and Relaxation on Individuals Diagnosed with Long-Term Schizophrenia” to present research from a six-year experiment she conducted with schizophrenic patients. By instructing them on how to meditate and relax, she was able to help them improve their mental health.

“The Effect of Meditation and Relaxation on Individuals Diagnosed with Long-Term Schizophrenia” is structured to follow the steps of her research process, providing background on schizophrenia, the methodology of the study and the results from the research. One of the key points Morne makes in her study is how meditation can create peace in the lives of her patients.

Although the focus of this book is on the impact meditation can have on people who have schizophrenia, Morne also outlines how it can benefit anyone. At the beginning of the book, she discusses how meditation has impacted her personally and cites other cases that concluded meditation can help ease anxiety.

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Break an Egg!: The Broadway Cookbook

Recently on her blog The Geeky Hostess, author/blogger Tara Theoharis revealed the cover of her amazing new cookbook BREAK AN EGG! THE BROADWAY COOKBOOK (Insight Editions; Sept 1 2020)– the cookbook with over 50 recipes inspired by Broadway’s classic musicals.

Some of the book’s recipes include:

The Wizard and Ice – Wicked

Schnitzel With Noodles – The Sound of Music

Eggrolls for Mr. Goldstone – Gypsy

Too Darn Hot Sauce – Kiss Me, Kate

Another Vodka Stinger – Company

Mama’s Well-Peppered Ragu – Chicago

And 50+ more!!

Here are two sample recipes: “Laurie’s Prize-Winning Tarts” from Oklahoma and “Totally Shucked” from Spring Awakening. Enjoy!

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