College Life of a Retired Senior (Bargain Book)

Seven 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 of the hurdles she was about to face.

In a retelling of her journey into a new beginning, Blackwood details how, after enrolling in York University, she struggled to maintain her established lifestyle, attend class with hard-to-connect-with millennials, and face a series of challenges that included two strikes at the university, a campus lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a shocking health diagnosis in her final year of studies. While leaning on the university’s motto—the way must be tried—Blackwood tells an inspiring story of how she persevered and learned to rely on her faith as she bravely conquered her fears and vulnerabilities to eventually achieve her goal.

College Life of a Retired Senior is the true story of a former bank manager’s experiences as she returned to college in the third act of life to earn a degree in English.


Meet Yvonne Blackwood

Yvonne Blackwood is the author of four adult non-fiction books, Into Africa: A Personal Journey, Will That Be Cash or Cuffs? Into Africa: the Return, and College Life of a Retired Senior: A Memoir of Perseverance, Faith, and Finding the Way. She has also published three children’s picture books: Nosey Charlie Comes to Town, Nosey Charlie Goes to Court, and Nosey Charlie Chokes on a Wiener. An award-winning short-story writer, Blackwood has contributed stories to several anthologies, including Human Kindness, Canadian Voices, and Wordscape. She has published articles in magazines including More of Our Canada, Adelaide, InTouch, and Green Prints and has written columns for the Toronto Star, Pride Newspaper, and The African Connection. Blackwood retired after a thirty-seven-year banking career.

Walking On Water: Five Ingredients for Living Through Life’s Toughest Challenges

What if all of a sudden you had a terminal illness and you were given less than a month to live? Would you change anything?

February 11, 2018 transformed the way author Ruben Narváez began to look at life. That day, he was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer. The prognosis was grim. The doctor said that if Ruben were lucky, he would live a month at the most. That meant he needed to write his will, buy a plot, and plan his funeral — he didn’t do any of those.

Having been a Christian for almost 30 years, it was time for the biggest test of Ruben’s faith. He began to live as if every day was his last, enjoying life like never before. In making the best of his last month, he stopped everything so he could spend quality time with his loved ones and began traveling to places he’d only dreamt of.

Life took on a new meaning, every day became an adventure and an opportunity to appreciate the small things. Worry, stress, and other negative emotions became meaningless. No matter the circumstances, life would now be full of happiness and joy every day.

Inspired by his experience, Ruben is now sharing his brush with death, and his insights on what it means to live well. In his book, you will find . . .

  • How Ruben discovered his Ingredients for Living Through Life’s Toughest Challenges.
  • How the Fear of God has helped Ruben to trust in Him. (Ingredient I)
  • How being Joyful in Hope strengthened Ruben’s faith. (Ingredient II)
  • How learning to be Patient in Affliction was a great lesson. (Ingredient III)
  • How being Faithful in Prayer can cause miracles. (Ingredient IV)
  • How Immersing ourselves in the Love of God completes us. (Ingredient V)

Five years have passed since author Ruben’s prognosis. He is still alive, but with new meaning. While still in treatment, continuing his cancer battle, he’s enjoying every moment and every opportunity God is so graciously providing for him.

The last five years opened many doors in Mexico and the U.S. for Ruben to share his testimony. It not only changed his life but has changed and encouraged the lives of countless others who have decided to draw closer to God and trust Him with their needs. Ruben’s message has brought hope to the hopeless, faith to the faithless, and comfort to those in distress. With book in hand, Ruben will be embarking on a U.S. tour, coast to coast, and is looking forward to meeting you on his journey.

Now is the best time to live your life full of joy, hope, and positivity. If you need an uplifting and heart changing experience, then click “add to cart”!

Stage 5: A Cancer Journey

Stage 5: A Cancer Journey is the remarkable story of how a terminal lung cancer patient overcame his illness. His prognosis was grim, and his life expectancy was projected in months, not years. He was considered to be at Stage 4 – and most Stage 4 lung cancer patients die quickly. There is no cure. There were many obstacles. The initial biopsy failed to reveal the correct genetic mutation. He lost his job and his health insurance. From tenuous treatment options to incorrect test results to sky-high drug prices, he overcomes enormous challenges. His life evolved into an unending roller coaster ride. But now, more than a decade later, he has survived, and he can finally share his amazing experiences.

Meet David Chill

David Chill is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author. He was born and raised in New York City, and after moving to Los Angeles, he earned a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He is the author of 15 books, including Post Pattern, which was a finalist in the Private Eye Writers of America contest for best new mystery novel. Stage 5: A Cancer Journey is his most recent book, and his first memoir. David Chill lives in Los Angeles.

The Opportunity In Cancer: How to Radically Transform Your Cancer Recovery Journey

The power cancer has on our society is astronomical. Even the word cancer insights fear. As science and treatments advance, more people are living longer with cancer. Yet, many challenges remain within cancer survival, including fatigue, overwhelm, and fear. Meeting these challenges, at every stage of cancer recovery, while facing the uncertainty of the future, is a huge task.

In “The Opportunity in Cancer,” Dr. Katrina takes the reader through a thoughtful, researched, and step-by-step guide to cancer recovery. Her focus on moving beyond survival and transforming to thriving is a novel approach that is grounded in research, and illustrated through case studies.

Her mission is to create a cancer recovery approach that is accessible, and focuses on the fundamentals of individualized care and community support. She does this by exploring her signature system, The Climb Through Cancer Recovery™, which details how to release trauma, reclaim control, restore the body and renew life. Using the lessons learned within this book, Dr. Katrina dismantles the commonly held belief that there is nothing that can be done to influence cancer recurrence by highlighting and addressing the roadblocks to transformation.

Whether you are a cancer survivor, a family member or friend of a cancer survivor, or a healthcare practitioner, you’ll soon understand that every step is a step in the “right” direction, because every movement brings about awareness, grounding, and, most importantly, opportunity.

The Ultimate Guide to Methylene Blue: Remarkable Hope for Depression, COVID, AIDS & other Viruses, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cancer, Heart Disease, Cognitive Enhancement, Pain

Harness the power of Methylene Blue to Revolutionize Your Health and Life

20th Century scientific breakthroughs have revealed that virtually all diseases in existence are metabolic in origin, and that improving cellular mitochondrial function is the fastest way to restore health.

Originally developed for dying fabric by the textile industry, you’re about to learn why methylene blue is one of the most potent metabolic medicines ever discovered.

Your Complete Guide to Methylene Blue will show you the secrets of dye therapy, and how to use it to improve mitochondrial function and powerfully enhance your body’s metabolism.

Bestselling author Mark Sloan is the creator of the popular blog Endalldisease, which delivers evidence-based health information and has helped tens of thousands of people get healthy. After losing his mother to cancer at age 12, Mark has committed his life to finding safer and more effective therapies for diseases of all kinds.

In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Skyrocket your energy levels so you can take action in your life
  • Boost your brain function, memory and creativity
  • Relieve aches and accelerate repair of injuries and wounds
  • Enhance sexual function, performance and fertility
  • Eliminate depressive thoughts and feel better about your life

Methylene Blue is your ultimate guide for understanding what disease is, what disease isn’t, and how to use methylene blue to dramatically enhance your health and quality of life.

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Meet Mark Sloan

 

Mark Sloan is the #1 bestselling author of numerous books, including The Cancer Industry, Cancer: The Metabolic Disease Unravelled and the 6x international bestseller Red Light Therapy: Miracle Medicine and has published over 300 articles on his popular health website Endalldisease.

SOMEWHERE A CHILD IS BORN: Conversations Beyond Belief

Harness the Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Challenge Your Limiting Beliefs
Become the Person You Imagine Yourself to Be

For millennia we have been conditioned to believe the world is a certain way. Have you ever wondered why you believe what you believe?

Are you living your truth, or have you been programmed with other people’s illusions?

Your subconscious mind is all-knowing and all-powerful, but it is a follower. It seeks direction. If it doesn’t get it from you, it is open to suggestion from others.

Who would you be, without limiting beliefs?

Join me on a journey to explore the possibilities of raising a child with more empowering beliefs than negative ones.

Beginning with the belief that we are perfection at conception, and our beliefs are formed by our perception of our experiences, how would you optimize the prenatal stage?

The odd chapters of this book demonstrate the extraordinary mind of an ordinary child, Elias, raised with empowering beliefs.

The even chapters begin with an NLP/Hypnosis pilot program for military trainees, designed by Dr. Anders Starkstrom, to prevent PTSD and other emotional issues. The cadets learn how to reorganize their minds to clear up past traumas, produce a healthy body, and achieve any goal they desire.

Starkstrom and one of the cadets are mysteriously attracted to each other. Their night together results in an unexpected pregnancy. Cadet Truly Murphy, a career-oriented person with lofty military aspirations, has no desire to be pregnant or raise a child. Her religious beliefs further complicate the situation.

Starkstrom is a widowed father of two adult children who have decided not to have children of their own. With the prospect of no grandchildren, he welcomes the opportunity to raise the child.

Truly reveals that her mother, Christine Murphy, has breast cancer. Starkstrom agrees to treat her with complementary techniques.

This book is a compendium of Mental Science practices and beliefs.

In it you will find:

  • What hypnosis and NLP are, and how you can use them to your benefit.
  • How your subconscious mind controls your health.
  • How your beliefs are formed.
  • A different concept of God, sin, Heaven and Hell.
  • How past traumas still affect your health today.
  • What role do emotions play in your health?

No matter who you are or what you believe. Every reader of this book will take something different from it and find something unique within its pages.


Being Authentic: A Memoir

Yearning to find your Authentic Voice? Uncover the process to participate more authentically in the project we call humanity•••

Rare are the spaces in which we can look inwardly at who we are. There is no horizon to do so more intimately than reading one’s biography. Reflect on what and who you are. What constitutes your core self? What should that be?

While there is no such thing as an “Authenticity Expert,” you now have a viable alternative. Morhaf Al Achkar obtained his Ph.D in education and is currently a practicing family physician at the University of Washington. He was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Since then, his research has focused on the experiences of patients living with cancer. His first book is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with advanced illness. He explored how these patients find meaning, cope, and build resilience. Using his own experiences and deep knowledge of philosophical concepts, Morhaf shares his understanding of authenticity from the perspective of someone aware of his own finitude.

By following along with his fascinating life story, Morhaf invites you on a journey of dialogue and reflection to live a more authentic and purposeful life with integrity. 

By engaging with the author’s story in Being Authentic, you will: 

  • Garner the bravery to look at your own and be more authentic
  • Strive to connect with the poet, artist, writer, dancer, and actor in every one of us
  • Discover how other people around the world live, treasure their input, and be tolerant of unconventional behavior
  • Learn how to heal, forgive, and let go of resentment to live a more positive life
  • Develop better coping skills and become more resilient in the face of pandemic-like events
  • And much, much more!

Being Authentic: A Memoir™ is the second book in Dr. Alachkar’s self-help series. The first was on resilience and meaning.

Dr. Alachkar’s Memoir shares genuine emotion, heartbreaks and great successes, and encourages us to be our authentic selves. This Memoir highlights our humanity’s purpose to share our story and of our fear of being forgotten after death and yet to live each day. If you like easy and genuine reads that tell it to you straight, then be sure to get your FREE Kindle Copy of Morhaf’s Being Authentic

Get your Kindle copy to find your Authentic Voice Today!


Meet Morhaf Al Achkar

My name is Morhaf Al Achkar. I was born in Aleppo-Syria in 1983. I migrated to the United States in 2006 after finishing medical school. I also obtained a Ph.D. in Education from Indiana University. Currently, I am a practicing family physician and associate professor at the University of Washington.

In 2016, I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Since then, my research has focused on the experience of patients living with cancers. My first book is based on interviews I did with 39 patients who live, like me, with advanced illness. I explored how these patients find meaning, cope, and build resilience

Writing my memoir was my attempt to reconstruct my narrative. I did not want to be defined as a cancer patient nor as someone living with resilience despite cancer. I wanted to be me again: A Syrian Immigrant.

Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir

Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir - ASIN B07414L8B6

Award-Winning Memoir 
2017 Readers’ Favorite

When Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, there is laughter and flowers—and also darkness. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the adoption process as a united front, the couple is ultimately successful in creating a family. As time goes on, however, Charles becomes increasingly critical and controlling, and Diane begins to feel barraged and battered. When she is diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, Charles is initially there for her, but his attentiveness quickly vanishes and is replaced by withdrawal, anger, and unfathomable sadism. What Diane previously thought were just Charles’ controlling ways are replaced by clear pathologic narcissism and emotional abuse that turns venomous at the very hour of her greatest need. 

A memoir and a psychological love story that is at times tender and at times horrifying, Lost in the Reflecting Pool is a chronicle of one woman’s struggle to survive within—and ultimately break free of—a relationship with a man incapable of caring about anyone beyond himself.

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Fine, Thanks

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Mary Dunnewold was a yoga-practicing, organic-food-eating health geek. But six months after a clear mammogram, she was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer. She had six tumors. The largest was the size of a summer plum.

In the next two years, she endured a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple reconstruction procedures. But she soon learned that navigating cancer involves more than suffering through the treatment gauntlet. How do you walk the aisles of a small-town Target, guilty of having cancer in public, wondering who knows and who doesn’t? Where do you look when the handsome plastic surgeon kneels in front of you to measure your body fat? What etiquette applies when, during a dinner party, your chest splits open like an overripe watermelon?

In this memoir, the author moves from needing a reason to explain her troubles to finding meaning despite the randomness that afflicts us all.

Nicole’s Song

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Nicole’s Song is a touching story of a young lady who inspired people to live, love, and rise above sorrow and pain.

Dear Gentry Family,
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss.
I feel blessed to have been able to meet and spend
time with Nicole. I will remember her always.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Larry Fitzgerald