Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lois W. Stern, Author Of Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery, Featured On The Authors Show Radio

Nationally known author and expert on cosmetic surgery details how to make cosmetic surgery experience a success.

Nationally known author and expert on cosmetic surgery, Lois W. Stern, will appear on Authors Show Radio through November 7, 2009.

In this interview Lois provides advice taken from her book, Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery, which features the real life experiences of over 100 women who have had cosmetic surgery (including those of the author), to help anyone considering cosmetic surgery make good decisions. But a further strength and focus of her book is its exploration into the emotional undercurrents to this event. Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery including those of the author. Her candid, open and honest approach to formerly taboo subjects such as post-surgery sexuality, patients’ feelings of attraction toward their plastic surgeons and underlying ambivalences and unrecognized motivations make this a groundbreaking book on many levels. In the Foreword to Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. David Sarwer, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, writes: “Stern does readers a great favor in examining these “don’t ask, don’t tell experiences. “

Stern provides many helpful charts, checklists and quizzes to educate and guide the prospective cosmetic surgery patient, helping them to answer crucial questions such as: What facts should I know before deciding on cosmetic surgery? How do I determine if I am a good cosmetic surgery candidate? How can I best evaluate the skills, talent and experience of a surgeon? What are the most important questions to ask during a consultation? What are the essential facts I need to share? How do I best partner with my surgeon for optimal results? A comprehensive timeline checklist detailing what to do when provides many helpful tips each step of the way.

”‘I think it is important for people to understand,” stated Ms. Stern, “how cosmetic surgery can impact relationships in our daily lives, in the workplace, in our social interactions – even in the bedroom. There are many good reasons to consider cosmetic surgery. However, there are just as many bad reasons to consider having this surgery."

Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery is now in its second printing, and will soon be released with an interactive CD to expand its usefulness while offering audio and video segments not found in the original book. Last year Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery was featured on page 2 of the Style section of the New York Times. It has garnered a number of industry awards including: Montauk Sun Book of the Month (April 2007), The Infinite Writer Book of the Month (May of 2007) and Wizards of Words Book of the Month (June of 2007). Further helpful information for women and media can be found at www.sexliesandcosmeticsurgery.com.

Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery
Lois W. Stern
Infinity Publishing
ISBN-10: 074143220X

Lois W. Stern
Web www.sexliesandcosmeticsurgery.com
Email: cosmeticsurgery@optonline.net
Phone: 631-271-1566
Infinity Publishing (610) 941-9999

About Lois W. Stern
Lois recently has teamed with Patty Kovacs, host of the Health and Beauty Revolution Show, to issue a FREE monthly newsletter about ageless beauty. Their Coast to Coast ~ Eye on Beauty. Newsletter (www.coast2coastbeauty.com) has been created with the mission of empowering women to protect themselves by providing well-researched, unbiased information regarding innovations in aesthetic enhancement procedures and products. Lois is also editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, the largest Internet site worldwide for news, articles and products relating to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

During her twenty plus years as an educator, Lois W. Stern took an active role in her field as a frequent presenter at state and national educational conferences. Co-president of Suffolk Reading Council and subsequent Regional Director of Nassau and Suffolk LI Reading Councils, a number of her articles have been published by ERIC (U.S. Department of Education - Office of Educational Research and Improvement), parent newsletters, Newsday and the New York Times. As founder of a personalized book company, Stern has authored children's books and poems that become personalized with facts and photos about each child.

After retirement from education, Stern continued to pursue her love for writing, and soon became co-editor of a Long Island Internet web-zine, LI EYE. As she created and authored the column Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, she discovered her special niche of investigative journalism, and put those same talents to work in her book, Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery, where she was able to gain the trust of over one hundred women while interviewing them about some of the most intimate aspects of their lives.

Stern received a Bachelor of Science degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she majored in Sociology. She holds one Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a second in Reading and Special Education. Her next book: Tick Tock Stop the Clock is about to be released.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

My Body, My Earth by Ruby Gibson - Alternative Health Therapy For Sexual Abuse, PTSD And Others

Somatic Archaeology self help method used with success in treating many forms of emotional trauma

Ruby Gibson, a 28 year veteran therapist and national educator has broken new ground with her latest release, My Body, My Earth – The Practice of Somatic Archaeology. This new book details how one can achieve a state of physical, emotional and mental health using the Somatic Archaeology protocol.

Somatic Archaeology is a generational healing technique. Somatic refers to the body while the word archaeology refers to the excavation of the remains of our ancestors.

“In addition to inheriting the physical features of our family,” stated Ms. Gibson, “we also adopt their behaviors, beliefs, traditions, and creative attributes, as well as addictions, psychological issues, and relational dynamics. Because the experiences that form these patterns are established long before we are born, we do not always consciously remember the origins of what we have adopted."

"This 'historical amnesia' is the cause of most suffering. When we experience a symptom as painful, we are taught to suppress or ignore it. Doing this for long periods of time aggravates the symptom, establishing chronic, generational, physical and emotional conditions. Fortunately, our body has a memory too, and through Somatic Archaeology we can access the origins that impact our life story, and hence heal ourselves by re-creating a new story, creating spiritual well-being, emotional optimism, and physical freedom. Somatic Archaeology then provides the tools to excavate your personal history in your physical body for healing and awareness of generational patterns.”

According to Ms. Gibson, Somatic Archaeology is beneficial for anyone seeking a deeper healing and understanding of the cause and effect of their life experiences, relationship patterns, familial predispositions, physical symptoms, and psychological attitudes and beliefs. This type of somatic remembering also allows for greater spiritual understanding and attunement.

Ms. Gibson's present work includes providing complementary and alternative healing services to military familes and wounded soldiers with combat stress and traumatic brain injuries as Assistant Director of The Bridge Project, a 21 day immersion program for transitioning warriors. She also offers youth outreach programs through her non-profit group, Freedom Lodge, which includes working with children in military families and children who have lost a loved one fighting a wild land fire.

Ms. Gibson also offers a 200 hour certification program in Somatic Archaeology for healthcare professionals and therapists. The technique can easily be woven into any other healing modality. She also offers introductory weekend classes.

“Of course,” stated Ms. Gibson, “My Body, My Earth, The Practice of Somatic Archaeology is a good place for anyone to begin. The book provides a step-by-step process to unearth the patterns of one's past and reduce generational amnesia, which allows anyone to begin to create positive change. Visit my website for a list of graduates, or seek a professional trained in any form of somatic therapy such as Brainspotting TM, or Somatic Experiencing.”

Ms. Gibson will appear on The Authors Show Radio (www.theauthorsshow.com) in a featured interview through June 4, 2009. She will also appear on The Authors Show TV version in a featured interview on June 1, 2009 (www.authorswebtv.com).

Ruby Gibson a certified somatic therapist and national educator. She has worked for over 28 years in the alternative healing field. The focus of Gibson's work has been helping children and adults reconcile trauma, abuse, addictions, and chronic pain. These include post-traumatic stress syndromes, traumatic brain injuries, grief work, and gender issues. She incorporates aromatherapy, breathwork and Brainspotting TM. She is the former Director of the Colorado School of Healing Arts, and is the developer of Somatic Archaeology. Ms. Gibson is available for interview and can be reached at the address below.

My Body, My Earth
The Practice Of Somatic Archaeology
Ruby Gibson
ISBN 9780595488230

Name Ruby Gibson
Howling At The Moon Productions
PO Box 111
Evergreen, CO 80437
Phone 303-670-7300
Email: HowlingAtTheMoon@earthlink.net
Website www.MyBodyMyEarth.com

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Brunswick County Author Mark Gordon Smith Releases First Fiction Novel, Harrisville

Highly successful author of the Private Italy trilogy releases novel for readers of fiction

Mark Gordon Smith, author of the Private Italy trilogy, announced today the release of his first fiction novel, Harrisville. In this new novel, he continues the tradition of passionate and lyrical writing first revealed in the Italian trilogy, this time creating a work of fiction that is suspenseful, haunting and is filled with unexpected twists.

“The town of Harrisville has always been a part of me,” said Mr. Smith. “I lived in that town when I was a child, and the most critical event in the novel is based upon an event that occurred while our family was living there. Small town and rural life has always captivated me,” Smith explained, “particularly as it was portrayed in novels written in nineteenth century England. Harrisville pays homage to George Eliot’s Middlemarch. The main character of my novel is based upon Dorothea Brooke who is the key character in Eliot’s novel. I found that Dorothea’s strength, her drive and her life were deeply absorbing. Mary, who is the lead character in my novel, is a reflection of Eliot’s character.”

Mark Gordon Smith spent his childhood and early adult years moving around the globe: Italy, Washington, DC, Salt Lake City, Hawaii and Colorado. It was during summer vacations that his family would return to Harrisville and Mio, Michigan to visit his grandparents. Those experiences provided the core inspiration for writing his first fiction novel, Harrisville.

Mr. Smith attended the United States Military Academy. Throughout those years, he continued to pursue a lifelong passion for writing. After graduating from West Point, he completed a five-year obligation and then worked in several multi-national companies, primarily in sales and human resources. He left corporate work in early 2001.

In the summer of that same year, he moved to Florence Italy and wrote the first volume of his Italian Trilogy, Tuscany Echoes, A Season In Italy. It was after his return from Italy that he began to work on Harrisville. In the midst of his work on the fiction novel, he wrote and released the second volume of his trilogy, Tuscan Light, Memories of Italy.

"Most of my work in the past has been non-fiction,” stated Mr. Smith, “yet I have been working on Harrisville for many years. I was motivated, right from the first word of the novel, to share my fascination with small town life through a story filled with challenges, hope and redemption. The narrative takes place in the town of Harrisville, Michigan, located along the northeastern shore of Lake Huron.”

“Ultimately,” Smith concluded, “the novel was written to share with readers the parallels in all of our lives, whether we live in small town America or a small town in England. I hope, of course, that people will read and enjoy the novel; I also hope that readers will be further motivated to explore nineteenth century English classics as well.”

Harrisville is available at the author’s website and from Amazon.com. Mr. Smith is available for interview and can be contacted using the information below.

Mark Gordon Smith
ISBN: 978-0-9740983-8-8

Mark Gordon Smith
Private Italy
Phone: 910-575-6735
Web: www.private-italy.com
Email: AlmarBooks@hotmail.com

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