Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Selfies - The Good, The Bad And The Dangerous - Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Urges Caution

As a Positive Psychologist, Dr. Holstein believes it is vitally important for women to take charge of both the living and recording of their lives. The selfie is both a reflection and a record of that opportunity. There are inherent dangers however

Everywhere we look today we see 'selfies'. The most famous 'selfie' ever taken, a celebrity explosion taken by Ellen Degeneres at the Oscars, made worldwide headlines. Others did not fare so well. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist and prolific published author, has made the case for the selfie. While many believe the selfie comes only under the heading of innocent fun, Dr. Holstein believes it can serve to help build esteem and to help record our lives. Used inappropriately, however, it can have undesired consequences. What is the difference?

"A selfie," Dr. Holstein stated "of yourself engaging in wildly inappropriate behavior is what we call in psychology, sliding down the developmental ladder.  It can be fun and feel good to do silly things when we are in our private worlds.  There, to regress is okay and can be even healthy. But to take a selfie of yourself when you are in your private space and then to put it out on the Internet or Facebook, Istagram, etc. can be dangerous.  Why? Because it shows you in a regressed state and it is out there forever.  When you go for a job, what pops up first?"

"On the other hand, using the selfie concept to share with loved ones of friends pictures of yourself traveling, celebrating, or anything that is age appropriate can be good for your mental health and the others in your life.  Metaphorically you are now able to hold hands across the miles. For example, the moment you hold your newly adopted new puppy in your arms, as he lovingly licks your face, can be engaging and feel good to all concerned.  You won't lose a job because you just adopted a pet!  Lastly, privately using selfies to record a diary, a record of your life that brings you satisfaction, as I have mentioned in a recent article on yourtango is very healthy.  Never before have we had such a quick way to visually capture meaningful moments and memories that enhance our own mental health."

Dr. Holstein is a prolific writer who crosses genres with ease. Dr. Holstein's book for teens and tweens, ‘The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything)’ is a first in using fiction for positive psychology. It is a fictional diary for girls, tweens and teens. Written by an 11 year old girl as a diary, Dr. Barbara has embedded within the story positive truths and concepts geared to help girls develop self-esteem and resiliency. Sky Pony Press will be publishing an expanded version of  The Truth in the summer of 2014.

Her second book in The Truth Series is 'Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!’  Now the girl is 13. She handles many adolescent issues, including a crush, moving, a death in the family, feeling fat and problems with girlfriends.  'Secrets' provides a book kids and parents and grandparents can share and use as a sounding board for needed communication between the generations.

Both 'The Truth' and 'Secrets' are great for grandparents, older siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the tweens in their lives. Both books will be re-released by Sky Pony Press.

Dr. Holstein believes that getting in touch with your strengths, talents and potential at every age, as well as learning how to hold on to the wise, playful, happy, gutsy and energetic girl that still resides within each woman is essential for mental health.

To assist this process she has written many books, including: case study material as presented in The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy;  inspirational stories as presented in Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU! and romance, mystery books designed to bring fun, excitement, romance and positive psychological truths into women's lives.  Latest books are:  Parts 1 and 2 of Next Year in Jerusalem! available in paper and as e-books;  Parts 1,2 and 3 of Next Year in Jerusalem! are now available, incorporated into Around Every Corner on Kindle.

In addition to running a thriving practice, Dr. Holstein is a very successful author. She is available for media interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at drbarbara@enchantedself.com. All of her works are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers. More information is available at her website at http://www.NewRomanceBooks.com.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for increasing happiness.  Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for over 25 years. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Dr. Barbara speaks regularly on radio programs around the country, and appears on television in New York and New Jersey. Her inspiring audio shows and podcasts can be found on the web, along with hundreds of her articles and stories. She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, and Family Circle Magazine.

Her pathfinder book ‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ was published in 1997 by Harwood Academic Publishers and is now in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. Her second book ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’ has received rave reviews as a wonderful inspirational story book. ‘DELIGHT’, Dr. Holstein’s third book is available in two versions, paperback and a CD-rom that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice.

Other works include ‘The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything)’, 'Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!’, and 'Around Every Corner: Romance And Mystery . . . '


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Twitter: @truth4girls

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Terry Allan Christian, Author Of ‘What Did Jesus Say’ Announces ‘Testimony Tour’ In San Diego CA

Terry Allan Christian’s book, ‘What Did Jesus Say’ helps lead Christians back to the words of Jesus. Rev. Christian begins his ‘Testimonial Tour’ in the San Diego area April 10, 2014. He has also announced the release of a new video book interview

As a Christian author and speaker, Rev. Terry Allan Christian’s singular mission is to reestablish true Christian values in the most powerful way – by presenting only the words actually spoken by Jesus Christ. In his ministry and in his message, there is no place for politics, personal opinions or interpretations carefully crafted to entertain congregations. ‘What Did Jesus Say: The Seven Messages from The Master’, focuses solely on the words spoken by Jesus and nothing more. His upcoming Walking With The Master “Testimonial Tour” takes that message directly to the public, where it all began for him, over 40 years ago - San Diego California.

"I believe with God," Rev. Christian stated, "all things are possible - all the time, and I’m blessed to spend the rest of my life living in San Diego helping everyone I meet live peacefully in Christ Jesus."

As resident of San Diego, Terry is offering his testimony to help all Christians who are in need and find themselves emotionally trapped in their difficulties of life brought on by hardships such as sickness, death, divorce, depression or addictions.

“Walking with the Master” is the personal life testimony of Rev. Christian. It begins with his born again experience in his early years to the near death experience at 23 that introduced him to the Voice of the Lord. From there he tells the story how the Lord took him from being a stutterer all his life, to becoming a motivational speaker delivering over 2500 speeches throughout America.

* He tells the story behind his book ‘What Did Jesus Say’. The day he began the final editing his father had a heart attack and died. His mother died soon after. It would be 10 more years before his book was finally in print as he experienced Job-like difficulties.

* He also talks about getting injured, being unable to properly walk for 18 months, requiring back surgery. Then came life threatening bladder cancer and 3 operations. Even though doctors said his cancer was the worst they’ve ever seen and would kill him within 3-5 years, he believed in God’s healing power of prayer and fasting. Two years later his doctors pronounced him cancer free and released him.

His journey was filled with inspiration, difficulties and heartaches; however, he explains, it was the ‘words of Jesus’ that guided and helped him the most. Now, after overcoming 10 years of difficulties, heartaches and setbacks, he gives his victory testimony for all those seeking healing, forgiveness and life restoration in Christ.

His testimony encourages everyone to trust what Jesus said above all others, and to understand the importance of prayer in the midst of difficulties and heartaches.

He has also announced the release of a new Author's Show book interview to coincide with the San Diego tour. The video is posted on his book site.

A Kingdom Expansion review gave the book 10 out of 10 stars and said, “The book is nothing short of phenomenal and will impact your life as you become more like Jesus.”

Another reviewer stated, “I've read the Bible in a year, studied the New Testament and even Revelations in a small group, but ‘What Did Jesus Say’ helped me understand what having a personal relationship with Jesus truly means.”

Rev. Christian believes many pastors, evangelists and others have lost the focus and the passion of the True Message of Jesus and lead followers in directions never intended by Jesus.  ‘What Did Jesus Say’ serves as a beginning to the return to what Jesus really intended. Featuring the ‘best of the best’ of what Jesus said, this new book is one of a kind. The scriptures, stripped of everything save for the words spoken directly by Jesus, have been organized into seven primary messages. His book puts readers into an imagined walk on the beach with Jesus, allowing them to plainly read over 500 passages spoken by Jesus, complete with scripture references at the bottom of each page.

Terry Allan Christian is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com  ‘What Did Jesus Say: The Seven Messages From The Master’ is available in print, ebook and audiobook formats and can be ordered at any bookstore or at Amazon.com. More information, including a special preview of the book is available at  http://www.WDJSBook.com.

About Terry Allan Christian:

Terry Allan Christian came from a dysfunctional family. His mother was a Christian while his father just laughed at Christianity. At an early age, Terry dedicated his life to Jesus and spent most of his time reading the red lettered version of the Gospels always concentrating on the words of Jesus and the example of His actions. He believes, his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior was pivotal in carrying him through all his life difficulties.

Today, at age 62, he leads Foundations for Life Ministries and lives in the San Diego CA area where he counsels individuals and couples seeking a more mature understanding of their relationship with Jesus Christ. Terry says his calling is to help all his brothers and sisters in Christ live in a never-ending state of love and truth with one another. He believes, after repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as one's Lord and Savior, this was the main message Jesus taught His disciples. Teaching the way by the word is the cornerstone on which his book, ‘What Did Jesus Say’, and his ministry is founded.


For media interviews and speaking engagements:


Other inquiries:

Rev. Terry Allan Christian

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of April 7, 2014

Book Marketing serves as a resource for authors and allows members to engage in promotion and publicity for marketing purposes. The site offers no-charge marketing training, book publicity opportunities and a buyers club for book marketing services

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of April 7, 2014. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.

For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:

* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.

* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.

The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings.  The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.

The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction, children's, Christian and book marketing shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:

Week April 7, 2014 On The Book Marketing Show

Eric DelaBarre
John Meacham
Richard Godwin
Leyland Hazlewood
Dan Ames

Week April 7, 2014 On The Authors Show

Patrick Brigham
T. Wrage
Marcy Luikart
Emeka Iwenofu
Carl O. Helvie
Tom Donnan
Anne Redelfs MD
Anika B. Connage
Linda Maria Frank
Kristin Barnes
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio.  Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.

More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.


Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Greatest Self Help Books Ever Written - Award Winning Inspirational Book Author Emeka Iwenofu Issues Statement

A recent article on the Forbes website listed 7 common core concepts found in the greatest self help books ever written. Emeka Iwenofu has released a statement that can help readers tie it all together

In a recent article on the Forbes website, Kathy Caprino asked Sebastian Klein, co-founder of Blinkist, what he believed to be the common thread between all the great self help books Blinkist has covered. Klein brought out 7 key concepts that these self help books had in common.

Klein did a fantastic job of bringing these key concepts together. Emeka Iwenofu, author of 'Francine's Miracle', a book that teaches young people how to overcome life challenges, believes these 7 concepts are timeless and their application is key. But he also believes that a framework of perseverance and diligent effort must undergird any strategy for success.

"This great article by Kathy Caprino," Iwenofu stated, "teaches the timeless patterns anyone must utilize to achieve success. Every step indicated in the article fits perfectly with what I believe in and model everyday. In fact, these are the same principles that I suggest in my books through the activities my characters exercise to achieve success in their own lives. What's so fascinating is that some of books mentioned in the article are the same ones I incorporate in my stories from which the characters read from and benefit. The instructions stated are so timeless  and will never go out of style. As relevant as they are now, so will they be 10,000 years from now. And I believe that most self help authors already know that this is the groundwork for success."

"It's very important," Iwenofu continued, "and it must be heard of over and over again as a personal reminder, to never ever give up in our quests for greatness and to realize that the challenges we're currently facing are all part of the roadmap to success. If Thomas Edison gave up at the 9,999th time to perfect the incandescent lightbulb instead of the 10,000th try from which he succeeded, his name may not have appeared in this article, which is what makes this piece such a valuable insight for anyone serious about achieving true and everlasting success."

In the tradition of his mentors, Og Mandino, Anthony Robbins, Napoleon Hill and Wayne Dyer, Emeka Iwenofu teaches young readers through inspirational books and engaging works of fiction how to achieve their life goals despite limitations or challenges.

“Parents, grandparents, children and teachers will enjoy this inspirational book” Iwenofu continued, “because it is displayed in a story form - as an indirect guide to the reader on how they can achieve their goals regardless of their current situation that they, their family members or students are in. 'Francine's Miracle' demonstrates how anyone can still triumph to ultimate glory and greatness, regardless of their current status in life or in the classroom.”

Emeka is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at jackiesmiracle@gmail.com. All of his works are available at most online book outlets including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. More information is available at the website at http://www.FrancinesMiracle.com.

About Emeka Iwenofu:
Emeka Iwenofu lives in Cleveland where he attended Cuyahoga Community College before transferring to Cleveland State University where he earned his degree in Accounting. He eventually found his true calling as a writer.

He was inspired to write the three book series that he calls 'The Miracle Trilogy'.

Since publishing Francine’s Miracle, Emeka has appeared on numerous radio stations, sharing his mission and sharing his message of positive thinking, spirituality and proven self help techniques with people all over the world. He was recently chosen as one of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’. His story is featured in the 2013 – 2014 edition of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’.

Virtually all the material contained within his books are techniques he endorses and continues to model in his daily life as the fundamental principles needed for anyone to achieve success in life. He sincerely hopes that reader’s lives can be changed for the better, enriching both their lives and others around them.


Emeka Iwenofu

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Katina Makris, Award Winning Author Of 'Out Of The Woods: Healing Lyme Disease' To Appear At Healthy Living Expo In Plymouth MA

The 9th Annual Health And Fitness Expo Symposium and 5K Road Race will be held in Plymouth on Sunday, April 6 2014 from 10 am to 4pm

Katina Makris, author of the award winning book about Lyme Disease, 'Out Of The Woods: Healing Lyme Disease' will appear at the 9th Annual Healthy Living Expo to be held in at the Plymouth Radisson Waterfront Hotel in Plymouth, MA on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Her 2-hour presentation will begin at 1pm local time.

Celebrating 9 years of promoting wellness, this year's event will feature a 5k Road Race that starts at 9am at East Bay Grill. The event supports Team Project Arts of Plymouth, Inc. and Team Children's Miracle Network.

“Lyme disease,” Makris stated, “is the epidemic infectious illness of our era that asks us to unite the two hands of health care. We must marry the scientific diagnostic and pharmaceutical weaponry of allopathic medicine with the restorative therapeutics of natural medicine. Two hands working together are better than one. I will outline this roadmap during my workshop.”

Other speakers at the 2014 Expo include Liam Galvin and Lori Sheridan, Judy Giovangelo, Leroy Malouf, Margaux Skalecki, Darnell Nestor annd Doreen Tripp.

In addition to penning an award winning book about Lyme Disease, Makris also hosts the first radio show of it's kind, ‘Lyme Light Radio with Katina'. The show promotes dialogue among Lyme disease researchers, doctor, patients, authors, caretakers and any other person associated with or suffering from lyme disease A segment of the Transformation Talk Radio network, and in partnership with the very popular 'Dr. Pat Show', ' Lyme Light Radio With Katina' is a place for Lyme disease and associated conditions to be discussed in a host/guest/call-in format with a world wide audience.

Lyme Light Radio and Transformation Talk Radio’s mission is to broadcast a distinctive blend of live talk radio interviews with a mix of uplifting and intelligent news, education and practical information. Topics range from personal development to critical issues relevant to a rapidly changing world.

Past guests include notable names such as Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dr. Alan MacDonald, Dr. Kenneth Liegner, Researcher Dr. Kerry Clark, ILADS President Dr. Daniel Cameron, TBDA Foundation Co-Chairman David Roth, and many more notable Lyme disease advocates, lawyers and doctors.

Tickets for Makris' presentation are $46 in advance and $60 at the door. Ticket admission includes a copy of 'Out Of The Woods'. Seating is limited to 150 people. More information including a complete schedule and participant list is available at http://www.MyHealthyLivingMag.com.

About Katina Makris:

Katina Makris, has worked in natural health care for 30 years, as a Classical Homeopath and Certified Intuitive Healer. She is a former popular newspaper health columnist or 10 years and a board member of The Council for Homeopathic Certification. She currently is a board member of Be Tick Ready, a Lyme education group. Katina is a graduate of Duke University and The Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing. After 5 years of misdiagnosis and 5 more years of treatments, Katina has triumphantly overcome advanced chronic Lyme disease. Her story is filled with inspiration for all the many who suffer with this misunderstood, misdiagnosed illness. Having lost her career, savings, home, health and marriage to Lyme, Katina bears a sense of what deep loss and true healing really involves.

Katina is on a nationwide Lyme awareness campaign with her recovery memoir and guide, “Out of the Woods; Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit,” an award finalist for 2011 Best Book in Health with USA Book News and winner of “50 Authors You Should be Reading” by the Authors Show. She speaks extensively to groups of all size. Katina is honored to be hosting ‘Lyme Light Radio with Katina’ and sees this show as a promising step forward for Lyme disease.

' Lyme Light Radio with Katina' is broadcast live on WBLQ 1230 AM on Wednesdays at 4 PM EST and covers all of Southern New England, including Long Island, Cape Cod and Islands. The show is streamed live on www.transformationtalkradio.com, www.thedrpatshow.com and www.wblq.net and is part of a 300 cable radio syndicate reaching multi-million listeners worldwide. Those who wish to call in may do so on the call in line at 800-930-2819.


Katina Makris CCH, CIH

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