Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Author Harel Lawrence Appears On The Christian Authors Show Radio To Discuss His Christian Poetry Book ‘Take A Closer Look'

Lawrence’s awarding winning book is a poetic examination of faith, love and spirituality written to open readers' eyes

[August 25, Wilmington NC] Harel Lawrence’s latest release, Take A Closer Look: A Spiritual Journey Into The Soul, serves as a tool for closer examination of love, faith and Christian spirituality.

One need look no further than today’s headlines to see that mankind may be in serious trouble: war in the Middle East and elsewhere, oil spills in the Gulf Of Mexico and China, prejudice, governmental corruption, global terrorism – all these are at an all time high. There seems to be no end in sight. Mankind looks for solutions to these worldly problems in the world itself. Author Harel Lawrence believes this approach may be wrong and that the answer to any problem can be found by taking a closer look within.

"I wrote this book," stated Mr. Lawrence, "for many reasons. But I feel that my reasons are best expressed in 1st Corinthians: 'This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words'".

Mr. Harel's poems are not ordinary Christian poems or Christian poetry, but are instead prose poems, which gives the thoughts they contain a more meaningful presentation. These thoughts can be inspiring and can make a wonderful collection for anyone who is searching for the right path and for love in our difficult age.

The book contains inspirational and encouraging thoughts for readers of all ages. After each poem, he offers brief interpretations of each poem to help guide readers in their understanding.

“My hope,” continued Mr. Harel, “is that each reader will find their own meaning in these poems to help and guide them. And I hope that the glory of God will touch each person's heart and bring the reader as much enjoyment as I experienced when writing these thoughts.”

The Editor's Choice Award was presented to Harel Lawrence on November 2005 and 2006 for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. This was presented by and the International Library of Poetry. Lawrence received the National Poet Laureate through the for the reviews that he gotten for his poems submitted at He also received the International Who's Who in Poetry for some of his poems.

Mr. Lawrence is currently appearing on The Christian Authors Show radio at He is available for media interview and can be reached using the contact information below. More information is available at his website, or by email at Take a Closer Look: A Spiritual Journey Into The Soul is available at his website and at most online book outlets.

Take A Closer Look: A Spiritual Journey Into The Soul
Harel R. Lawrence
ISBN: 9781403346162


Harel Ray Lawrence was born and raised in Lamar, Missouri. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1983. He is unmarried and has no children. Harel enjoys attending his local Methodist church, where he is active in working with the children's ministry. He enjoys bowling, camping, occasionally playing golf, and being active in the church. He is a current member of the Civil Air Patrol


Harel R. Lawrence

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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Offers Seven Tips To Grandparents Who Are Critical To The Safety And Health Of Grandchildren

Dr. Holstein is a positive psychologist, educator and author of fiction books for teens and tweens. She believes grandparents should take a lead role in the health, safety and welfare of their grandchildren, and recently offered seven tips to help grandparents take steps toward achieving these goals

[July 21, Long Branch, NJ ] Grandparents can sometimes believe they are dispensable. This is a false assumption. Grandparents leave a remarkable imprint on a grandchild's life and have an important role to play. Grandparents give a sense of love and adoration for the grandchild that few parents have the energy or interest to sustain. Often Grandparents offer a special gift or the money for a science camp, a trip to Disneyland or some other experience in life that the parents simply can't or don't feel obliged to offer. Lastly, grandparents are simply interesting by virtue of the fact that they lived though a past for which grandchildren feel a sense of curiosity.

Grandparents have influence that can be critical. Grandparents have that extra pair of eyes that parents have often sacrificed in the line of daily duty and through the necessity of maintaining the upkeep of the children. They often provide a 'fresh set of eyes' and can perhaps tell when something is off. Parents can miss these subtleties.

Below are seven ways grandparents can help their grandchildren grow up strong, safe and happy:

1. Stay in touch with your grandchildren so you have a good baseline on their personalities and development. If you live apart then rely on all the modern world has to offer: e-mailing, phoning and faxing, Skpe, home video's, photographs, shared family blogs and of course snail mail. Not only will you be ready to help if there is something 'up' with a grandchild, but you will have such fun communicating and being part of their world.

2. Help each child feel special. For example you could create scrapbooks of special moments for each child on special occasions, such as a milestone birthday. The scrapbook can contain your thoughts and wishes for the child as well as photo's, special souvenirs saved from times spent together, and even family history. Each scrapbook can be very different, reflecting the needs and interests of a particular child.

3. Whether you see your grand kids every week or every three years, make sure you spend some alone time with each child. It is amazing how differently kids share themselves and even their hopes, dreams and secrets when the other siblings, or parents are not around. If you can't do much, even a slow walk around the block will lead to good fun and a better knowledge of your grandchild.

4. Now that you have the relationship going well, it is time to become very observant. Do you see any strange or unusual habits developing? Or do you see some social changes? These could include everything from an eye twitch to excessive crying, bullying of a sibling, spending too much alone time in her room, a change in friends that gives you some concerns, or maybe too few friends. It could also include such things as becoming a very picky eater or suddenly putting on a lot of weight.

5. If there are changes as noted above, don't react with drama or accusations. That is sure to set your own child off, and perhaps close the door to your visits and also, perhaps, perpetuate a bad situation so it will become worse. Rather, talk gently and with care and in private to your child. Let your own grown child have some time to respond. She may appear indifferent or she may open up and share her own concerns. Your granddaughter will be best served if follow your own daughter's lead and see where it goes. It may be painful, as you wish to change everything at once for your granddaughter. Sometimes we can only plant the seed and long after your visit you will find out that your granddaughter is indeed in counseling or working with the school guidance counselor in a peer group for social issues.

6. If you see a real crisis, then you have every right as family to be persistent and direct. For example, if you hear your granddaughter throwing up in the bathroom after meals, you should speak with authority (again in private) to your daughter, that she must take your granddaughter in for a medical exam. Eating disorders are real and potentially even fatal. You have a responsibility to react strongly.

Likewise, if you see one of your grand kids bullying and or physically punching, pushing hard, etc. on a younger sibling again and again, talk to your own child seriously. First of all, it is dangerous. Your older grandchild could hurt the younger one both physically and emotionally. Secondly, he could have his own emotion problems that need attention. Lastly, he could be a bully in the making and will also intimidate and hurt other children in the school yard, on the street, in the school hallways, etc.

7. Lastly, remember to share yourself with your grand kids. Just because everyone today has a cell phone, doesn't mean the kids aren't fascinated by the fact that your had one phone in your house when you grew up, or that the family of six drivers shared one beat up car or that you got up at 6:00 am for your paper route through town. Maybe you even had a doctor that still made house calls when someone was suddenly ill! It is the richness of your history along with your wisdom and willingness to push for the health and happiness of your grand kids that make you a great grandparent. Don't give up your assignment! The kids need you!

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. She can be reached using the information below or by email at

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally know 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.

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.

Her book, ‘The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything)’ is a first in positive psychology. It is a fiction book 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

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. Kids and parents have a book they can share and use as a sounding board for needed communication between the generations. This book is especially important in helping grandparents establish lines of communication with grandchildren and has been released in time for the Christmas Season.

All books are available at the author’s websites below, online booksellers and stores nationwide.

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave., Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Author Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach, Reveals The Real Story on Stopping Aggressive Dogs

We needn’t look far for information on stopping dog aggression. The question The Chicago Dog Coach asks is: Are we really getting the full story on aggressive dog obedience training? If the mainstream media provides any clues, the answer is no

The Chicago Dog Coach, Ami Moore, CMT, CMVT, a leading expert in dog psychology recently revealed the truth regarding aggressive dog behavior. “It’s time we separate fact from fiction, and myths from truths. The real story here is that aggressive dogs are created by dog owners who lack the proper information for the effective parenting of their dog. Most dogs that I rehabilitate from aggression problems are dogs that are owned by loving dog owners who haven’t the slightest idea of how to raise a safe, sane dog.”

”Most people who call me,” Ms. Moore continued, “are terrified of their dog, afraid that their dog will hurt a child or a grandparent and don’t know what to do about it. They don’t know about Alphatude or the leadership energy that all dogs need for good health. They are clueless about proper diet-most owners feed their dogs the dietary equivalent of deep-friend cupcakes. Amiability, the education of the dog is often absent and proper Activity to condition the body, mind and soul of the dog is absent as well. Many of the aggressive dogs that I see are grossly obese, under-exercised and over-loved; the classic recipe for creating a homicidal maniac.”

Ms. Moore can rehabilitate a dog in the Rapid Rover Rehabilitation Session, a two-hour long training session that addresses the aggression from the dog’s point of view. In most cases, the dog owner experiences a immediate mind-shift that allows them to project Alphatude in their role as the dog’s parent which can lead to a complete and total turnaround in the dog’s aggressive behavior. Ami says, “The emotional testimonials from my clients who can live in peace with their dogs is heartrending. I am blessed to have the opportunity to support my clients in finding love and happiness with their dogs.”

Ami Moore asks the dog owners of aggressive dogs to consider three key points before turning their dog into a shelter, giving their dog away or putting their dog down.

1. The dog is always a reflection of the dog owner’s inner emotional truth. An aggressive dog equals a weak, permissive dog owner

2. The key to quickly rehabilitating the agressive dog is not obedience training, it is creating the Alphatude Attitude” in the human being.

3. There is no such thing as a bad dog, there is just an unknowing dog owner.

Ami Moore is widely recognized as one of America’s leading dog training masters. She has dovetailed her love of learning, her coaching skills and her love of dogs into the creation of a vibrant company that has enabled her to create harmony between homeowners and dogs in homes all over America. With over 20 years of experience in the field she invests a tremendous amount of time giving back to the community. As a dog trainer, personal coach and therapist, she assists non-profit organizations in creating and implementing therapy/service dog programs in schools, churches, community centers, prisons and other businesses.

"In my book, 'The Alphatude Attitude'", continued Ms. Moore, "I talk about how the human component, particularly the feelings of fear, anger and frustration, influence a dog's behavior. The human learning to control their emotions is an important part of this process. I always tell my clients that their dogs need leadership more than love. ‘Alphatude’ is the leadership attitude expressed in a way that the dog understands. Dogs don’t really understand abstractions like words or emotions. Dogs understand concrete communication: tone, body language and facial expression.”

Ami Moore has been featured in numerous industry publications, magazines and newspapers across the country. She writes as the Chicago Dog Training Expert for She is available for interview and speaking engagements. She can be reached by email at More information is available at the company’s website. The Alphatude Attitude is available at the AuthorHouse website listed below. She has been interviewed by a number of radio programs including The Authors Show and most recently on BBC Radio. Reviews of the book are available at and at


Ami Moore, BS, COTA, CMT, CMVT, is a Credentialed Teacher and Adult Education Specialist, a Court Appointed Expert Witness for Dog Aggression, a Canine Behaviorist, a Nationally Certified Occupational Therapist, a WANT Institute Certified Personal Relationship Coach, a Native American Medicine Woman and Energetic Healer and is the author of Alphatude Attitude.

Ms. Moore has studied the role of the dog in modern life on five continents and in many different cultures which has given her an unique perspective on dog human relationships. She is a graduate of three highly rated dog training schools. She is skilled in three dog training methods: traditional training, clicker training and dog-friendly positive reinforcement electric collar training techniques. She has titled dogs in sports that require off-leash precision and reliability and has trained Service Dogs for adults and children with a wide variety of disabilities. Ms. Moore is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and The National Institute of Canine Experts (NICE). Ms. Moore also writes as The Chicago Dog Training Expert at


The Chicago Dog Coach
Attn: A. Moore
910 W. Van Buren #242
Chicago IL 60606

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Barbara Bernard Miller, Author Of Mighty Inspiration, Offers Hope To Child Victims Of Haitian Earthquakes

The problems Haitian children face today are overwhelming. But Barbara Bernard Miller believes that there is much hope to be found in even the direst of circumstances.

The tragedy in Haiti struck more than a small nation. It struck people all around the world. While many in Haiti suffered terribly, no one has suffered more than the children of Haiti.

Poverty, poor development, unemployment affecting over 2/3 of the population and one of the highest percentage HIV rates in the world make the situation for Haiti's children even more distressing. The latest figures from 10 years ago show that there were only 200 orphanages registered in Haiti. One might well ask what God intends in a situation so desperate it seems overwhelming. Barbara Miller, author of Mighty Inspiration, offers words of hope not only to the people of Haiti, but to those who suffer everywhere. She is intimately familiar with the challenges children in orphanages face, as she spent time in an orphanage as a child.

"I wrote this book," stated Ms. Miller, "as a way to capture my personal experience and divine inspiration. God has a message that He wishes all people to hear. They are words of love, acceptance, and encouragement to use your personal experiences and gifts to draw closer to Him and to change the world."

In Mighty Inspiration, Ms. Miller was inspired to write "All things, even the tragic and the sad, have the opportunity to bring you closer to Me. I do not create the sorrow in this world. I do not create the unhappiness in your heart. Life is not a guarantee for easiness or an unrealistically smooth journey. Life is about opportunity to find joy. Life is about opportunity to create good in and for other people. Even tragedies can move the world forward. Even tragedy can move a soul forward. It is in the joy that you create, in the results of the circumstances that you find a connection to Me. I do not prevent all things from happening because I have given you choices. I do not get in the way of your growth and development. I merely wait and see if you will return to Me to find joy again."

In Mighty Inspiration, Ms. Miller addresses forgiveness, passion, relationships, joy, harmony, progress and much more. She serves as the vehicle for God to reach His people, but understands the message is not her own. She considers herself to be the instrument through which the words are written. The book is full of words of encouragement, as well as messages that hold the potential to change the world.

"This book would be great reading for anyone who is seeking a deeper understanding of the meaning of such events," Ms. Miller continued. "Rest assured that each one of us is here with a purpose and a connection. We can choose our life path and our gifts and it is in our choices that we have power."

Barbara Bernard Miller recently appeared on radio stations across the country including WOCA-AM 1370 in Gainesville, FL, KFUO AM 850 in St. Louis, MO, WYZE AM 1480 in Atlanta, GA, WNTN AM 1550 in Boston, MA, Issues With Walt Shaw, WKTO in Daytona Beach, FL, WCUP AM in Green Bay, WI, Sirius XM Sat Channel 159, and Westwood One Radio Net. She has also appeared on The Christian Authors Show. She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Mighty Inspiration is available at her website, at, and other online booksellers and bookstores. 50% of the proceeds from Mighty Inspiration are donated to charity. A sample chapter of Mighty Inspiration: Love Letters From God is also available at her website.

Mighty Inspiration: Love Letters From God
Barbara Bernard Miller
Eloquent Books
ISBN: 978-1-60693-880-5


Barbara Bernard Miller entered St. Joseph's orphanage at age 3 as a ward of the state. She lived there from age three through eight. Her adoptive grandparents, Juel and Mabel Bernard, would get her out of the orphanage through the Friends Of The Orphans program. When their oldest daughter got married, she and her new husband decided to adopt Barbara.

She was educated in the Catholic school system in Cincinnati, Ohio. Directly after high school, she began her career in corporate America. She attended college at Xavier University at night and on weekends.

Since the age of 30, Miller has had many spiritual experiences in which God has given her messages. With each one, it has become increasingly more important to step out in faith and act or deliver the message without regard of the risk of judgment by others. Her experiences have prepared her to hear and act on the messages she receives.


Barbara Bernard Miller.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Author Hope Bradford Releases Oracle Of Compassion: Kuan Yin's Eternal Wisdom

In this new book, Ms. Bradford offers the eternal wisdom given by the ancient Buddhist Goddess of Compassion, Kuan Yin

[August 2, 2010, Aptos, CA ] Author Hope Bradford recently released Oracle Of Compassion: Kuan Yin's Eternal Wisdom. Upon these pages flow Kuan Yin’s eternal wisdom on the power of simple acts of kindness and the Law of Compassion, as channeled by Lena Lees and transcribed by Hope Bradford. Insisting that such a mindset is “the most powerful force in the universe”, this deity explains that magnification of such a force could change the entire earth consciousness: “If enough people knew about this, if every human being could recognize the power of the Love and Forgiveness Principle all consciousness on earth would change instantly. Indeed, thoughts can change the course of history. Sometimes, all it takes is enough people knowing about a certain concept.”

"I wrote this book," stated Ms. Bradford, "because by providing specific visualizations and meditations, Kuan Yin demonstrates how focused intent can assist and accelerate the attraction of beneficial personal as well as mass reality. Maintaining that we 'create our whole world from our thoughts', Kuan Yin wants us to 'Remember the possibilities of something greater than is right here.'"

According to Kwan Yin, earth is the most important step in our evolution where we, as limitless beings, achieve physical manifestation in all of its complexities; where beliefs, intentions and desires are the driving forces for reality. The significance of the goddess’s imaginative transformations is that they are metaphors explaining how to reach solutions for the challenges of modern mankind.

A profusion of shapes, Kuan Yin draws upon her vast repertoire of archetypes demonstrating the plasticity of the soul. Beautiful young maiden, mother or wizened crone. Death and rebirth. Undulating rock formations and fathomless galaxies. These are but samplings of her clever and boundless transformational powers. What Kuan Yin is attempting through her mind-expanding teachings and metamorphisms is to show how to put the pieces together into the meaningful mosaic that is our Authentic Self.

Compassion at the level personified by Kuan Yin is not some luxury sentiment that might be expressed towards others at the appropriate moment. Indeed, it is at the very core of our survival. And as Kuan Yin’s Law of Compassion is intimately connected with all daily choices and emotions, such compassionate feelings on the part of the ego will join and expand the great rhapsody of light and sound stretching beyond any time/space constraints. Kuan Yin’s eternal wisdom can help us to understand:

* Oneness

* Kuan Yin’s powerful spiritual meditations

* The Love and Forgiveness Principle

* How being in the moment is one’s link to eternity

* The power of sound and vibration

* The power of imagination

* Reincarnation dynamics and parallel realities

* The “Better Than”, “Not Enough” and “Survival of the Fittest” Paradigm

* The Dream and the World of Dreams

Ms. Bradford is available for interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at More information is available at or at

Oracle Of Compassion: Kuan Yin's Eternal Wisdom
Hope Bradford
Booksurge Publishing
ISBN-10: 1439225060
ISBN-13: 978-1439225066


Hope Bradford is a Certified Hypnotherapist and is the author of Beneficial Law of Attraction: the Manifestation Teachings. Ms Bradford has studied ancient and contemporary wisdom and philosophy and has acquired extensive expertise in Transpersonal Hypnosis and teaching the law of attraction. In spite of this, she could never have imagined the singular psychic event that would transform her life when, in the winter of 2004, a hypnosis client, Lena Lees, spontaneously channeled Eastern deity of Compassion, Kuan Yin.


Hope Bradford

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