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by Kenneth NixonThe American mental health system is in crisis, and those affected by its shortcomings are drowning without the tools and resources they deserve and need to thrive. In Born Into Crisis, author Kenneth Nixon shares his story of growing up with a mother with severe mental illness and a family stuck in an enduring cycle of trauma. He knows firsthand the impact trauma can have on a person's life. Kenneth not only takes you on a powerful journey through his stories, he provides cogent and practical s... more
by Pier PaganoYour guide to repattern the blueprint you were born with and create the life you deserve. Pier Pagano's practical book of essays and exercises will inspire, motivate and teach you how to use your own powerful tools to make peace with your past and embrace your present and future possibilities. Learn how the traits you hide are sometimes the most enlightening and wonderful qualities you have. You just don't know it yet.
by Rose LopezRose Lopez, a Franco-American woman born in Oran, Algeria, immigrated to the United States in 1969. After surviving war and traveling through many countries with her husband, Jules, Rose has made California her home. She currently resides in Orange County, California, with her three children and three grandchildren. In her memoir, Rose writes honestly about the pain of poverty, war, trauma, and loss, just as honestly as she writes about the beauty of love, hope and laughter throughout the journe... more
by Gwynette P. Lacy, Ph.D., MBA
Madame Ph.D. is an inspiring true story of of a black woman's journey from inner-city Washington, DC to become the first African American female to earn a Ph.D. in her field from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The author details how she emerged from a childhood full of challenges, such bullying and a broken home, to beat the odds and succeed in spite of her background, gender and the color of her skin.
The author provides a glimpse into major historical events in America... more
by Gwynette Lacy, Ph.D., MBA
In an intimate retelling of her personal story, Gwynette Ford Lacy details how she emerged from a childhood full of challenges to beat the odds and achieve a series of firsts, including being the first African American female to earn a Ph.D. in her field from the University of Wiscosin-Madison, a Big Ten university. The author describes how she was able to survive and succeed despite her background and gender.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, the author provided a glimpse into m... more
by Violet BlueHer mother was a hacker-for-hire and drug dealer to Silicon Valley's elite; after everything went wrong she was homeless and alone on San Francisco streets at the age of thirteen. Fleeing her mother's life on the run from a double-crossed cartel and fresh out of witness protection, she joined Silicon Valley's children foraging food from San Francisco's trash cans and sleeping in abandoned cars -- while tech's earliest generations of workers partied, broke laws, and spat on homeless kids begging ... more
by Marianne C. BohrMarianne Bohr and her husband, about to turn sixty, are restless for adventure. They decide on an extended, desolate trek across the French island of Corsica--the GR20, Europe's toughest long-distance footpath--to challenge what it means to grow old. Part travelogue, part buddy story, part memoir, The Twenty is a journey across a rugged island of stunning beauty little known outside Europe.
by Ann TaylorJoseph W. Taylor BORN TO BIRD is a biography of the foremost North American amateur ornithologist and conservationist in the mid-twentieth century. BORN TO BIRD examines Joe Taylor’s life path as a journey toward his true self. This transformation came slowly. He was born to economic and social privilege, yet an unanticipated destiny with birds awaited him. Birdwatching began for Joe at age eight. Early on, he conformed to a traditional pattern of education and employment. Nevertheless, b... more
by Magali M.What happened? How did I manage to miss the train to the land of fulfilled potentials? I'm stuck on the platform and it looks like I can't even get anywhere anymore. This journey dives into a series of life events most people have either experienced or know someone who has: a non-success in a study, a gap in a career, the loss of someone dear, sexual abuse, miscarriage, addictions, expatriation... It also gives a few slightly abrasive facts about France, being a human female in this century and... more
by Yvonne BlackwoodSeven years after she retired from a lengthy career in banking, Yvonne Blackwood surprised her friends and family by returning to school at age sixty-four to pursue an English degree. Her purpose was fueled by four powerful reasons—to add texture to her writing; to ward off dementia; to enhance structure in her life; and to inspire her two young grandsons to continue their education after high school. But as she stepped onto the campus of Canada’s third-largest university, Blackwood had no idea ... more
by Christopher MorrisWhat is "normal" anyway? As Chris’s home life deteriorates and he descends into an abyss, he’s showing up for high school finals so high he can’t even remember his locker combination. While other kids are having Thanksgiving dinner, Chris is chasing his drunk mom down the sidewalk of a strip mall, trying to take her to rehab. He’s winning a cruise to the Bahamas, drinking and pretending to be in his twenties to hook up with someone much older. Bad decisions and misadventures abound when Chris... more
by Jennifer TiptonIn the world of nursing, they say if it wasn't documented (charted), it wasn't done. In my book, Off the Chart A Nurse's Journey of Heart and Humor, I share those stories, you know, the ones you would never find in a nurse's notes, but rather in their hearts. After a nearly thirty-year career in nursing, I take the reader through my journey and share the personal stories of some remarkable individuals that touched my life. Along with a collection of patient stories, there is a chapter about pain... more
by E.M. LiddickWhen E.M. Liddick, a legal advisor to a special operations task force, returns from another tour in Afghanistan, he finds his formerly idyllic life in shambles. He’s haunted by the decisions he made overseas, he’s just told his wife of eleven years he’s no longer in love with her, and his father––the person whom he would have turned to for advice—is ten-years deep into a battle with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Broken and lost, Liddick wonders, How can I possibly find my way without you, Dad? T... more
by THE X/OVER AgencyTHE X/OVER Agency is a design agency in Australia. We are a team from all walks; we are united by the same goal; to create brands that matter. We value people, their ideas and believe there is no wrong answer.