The Path of Leashed Resistance: The Buddy System

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Imagine you find a chicken coop full of orphaned puppies in the middle of bone-chilling winter. You already have a house full of rescue dogs. Your resources are already at their breaking point. You know the shelter is no place for puppies. It’s a death sentence. Do you close your heart to them, and leave them for dead? Do you turn them away and deny their cries for help? Or, do you have the strength to do the right thing?
What would Beth and her husband do when faced with such a life-changing decision?Standing on the edge of a slippery slope, would they save themselves, or fall head first into rescue? Would they walk away, or take the path of leashed resistance?
This book is a hilarious and heartbreaking look into the life of a remarkable family that fell into canine rescue completely by accident, but now lives to protect and care for their dogs absolutely on purpose. An awe-inspiring read for anyone who loves dogs!
When Robert and Beth Hading-Yostlot rescued Buddy Lee, they had no idea what they had started. How one dog would spark such compassion in them for abused and abandoned animals. But that spark turned into a blazing fire that burned brighter and hotter than they could have ever imagined.
Fueled by destroyed furniture, food follies, bizarre accidents, and near death experiences, the fire spread to every corner of their lives.
They experienced both the pleasure of seeing damaged dogs be healed by the courage of a loving family and the love of other amazing dogs, as well as the hardships of having to make such great sacrifices to give them what they needed to grow in strength and joy. They also experienced the triumph of watching a dog’s spirit be lit up by life, along with agony when it was extinguished by death.
Beth Hading-Yostlot gives us a glimpse into their adventures, their pragmatic existence, and explains why forty-plus dogs later, they’re still living a life devoted to canine rescue and what it means to live by the Buddy System. The only thing she can’t predict, is who’s going to need their help next…

You Can’t Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties

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A young lesbian girl grows beyond fear to fearlessness as she comes of age in the ’60s amid religious, social, and legal barriers.

Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the ’60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, creating emotional distance from them for years, as she desperately struggles to harness her powerful attractions to women while pursuing false efforts to be with men.

The watershed point in Carol’s journey comes when she returns to graduate school and discovers the feminist movement, which emboldens her sense of personal power and the freedom to love whom she chooses. But this sense of self-possession comes too late for honesty with her father. His unexpected death before she can tell him the truth brings the full cost of Carol’s secret crashing in compelling her to come out to her mother before it is too late.

Candid and poignant, You Can’t Buy Love Like That reveals the complex invisible dynamics that arise for gay people who are forced to hide their true selves in order to survive and celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one’s courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance and self-love.

The Divine Dots

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“An affecting bildungsroman grounded in principles of emotional intelligence.” – KIRKUS REVIEW

Bijoy is a young boy in a remote Bangladeshi village where the legacy of hardship is passed from generation to generation.
But a distinct dream has been handed to this little soul by his father. His tiny heart embraces the dream without knowing the price he will endure for this vision. Inevitably, every triumph comes with a price. But Bijoy didn’t accept this cost as a choice; he followed it as it was the only means to escape.
When every door closes, Bijoy and his mother must embark on the unknown. At every turn, Bijoy is both aided and puzzled by the mysterious plots of destiny.
Where will this hostile journey steer Bijoy? What is adversity striving to profess?

Spanning two continents and several decades, Bijoy’s dramatic journey captivates the reader through each twist and turn as he deals with poverty, danger, oppression, unusual breakthroughs, and love, and gains precious wisdom on life along the way.
Ultimately, his greatest struggle is an existential one: finding peace with the hand life dealt him.

 

 

The Outlook of a Happy Fella-A Journey to Joy

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“I LOVE THIS BOOK! IT’S ENGAGING, FUN TO READ, AND A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO IMPROVE THE WAY WE LOOK AT LIFE —PROVING “JOY” CAN STILL BE ATTAINED.”

This is an easy book to read with a clear step-by-step method to lead a happier life. It is written in an engaging, conversational style that draws the reader in, showing how “joy” can still be achieved. You will find yourself smiling and nodding as you recognize yourself in certain situations.

“THIS BOOK IS ABOUT TAKING BACK YOUR POWER OVER YOUR EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HABITS TO CREATE A FULLER AND MORE JOYOUS LIFE.”

It shows how the author decided to become a happy fella who celebrates the joys of being alive. Along his journey of transformation, he developed a series of strategies, mental exercises, attitude checkups all aimed at becoming a more positive, happy, and confident person.

He shares these lessons with others with the writing of “The Outlook of a Happy Fella — A Journey to Joy.”

This book will prompt self-examination. In the end, you are confronted with two questions:

Do I want to become a calmer, happier person?

How do I do that?

90 Days to Live

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How an ALL-Natural Cancer Treatment Took the Author from “90 Days to Live” to Full Remission

2019 National Indie Excellence Award Winner
2019 Independent Press Award – Distinguished Favorite

An inspiring and unforgettable memoir of a young couple’s push for survival in the face of insurmountable odds.

When an out-of-the-blue cancer diagnosis quickly turned into a 90-days-to-live death sentence from his doctor, Rodney Stamps and his wife Paige defied the medical establishment, and drew their line in the sand.

With both a growing family and business–and given that their doctors promised only to briefly extend his life with chemotherapy–the Stamps gave a resounding “No” to chemo and radiation.

90 Days to Live recounts the Stamps’ incredible and inspirational journey to find an alternative answer to cancer. In the end…

They’d beaten cancer while building a million-dollar business.
Following his ALL-natural protocol religiously, Rodney’s cancer went into full remission. On top of that triumph, he took his fire-and-safety business–which had just begun to take off when he’d received his cancer diagnosis–into a million-dollar enterprise.

An ALL-Natural Treatment Focus
Unlike other books by cancer survivors claiming to cure their own cancer “naturally,” but in actuality, relying heavily on modern medicine (surgery/drugs), 90 Days to Live outlines a 100% alternative medical treatment (i.e., using absolutely no allopathic–a.k.a. conventional–medicine)–a treatment that’s delivered incredible results to Rodney and countless others.

Alternately heart-wrenching and heartwarming–and delivered in an engaging dual-author format–90 Days to Live will speak to anyone struggling with an “incurable” disease, building a business under trying circumstances, or anyone who just loves a good old-fashioned, “beating-the-odds” story.

Beautiful: Embracing your faith to live a life of confidence

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A step by step guide to living your life confidently.
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and been less than thrilled with what you see, or if you want to live your life with more purpose and meaning, then ‘Beautiful’ is the book for you.” Alena Haines, Occupational Therapist and mum of three

Self esteem issues can affect anyone. Living a life of low self esteem robs you of the life you could and should be living. Beautiful puts the power back into your hands and leads you down the path of embracing your identity in God to live a life of confidence.

Inside you will learn:

  • How to change your mind to go from uncertain to fearless
  • The importance of why you need to control your thought life
  • Why what you focus on is so important
  • What affect your words have on your reality
  • How to make your life powerful and productive simply through your habits
  • Why the people around you can determine your path in life and who to select for your support team
  • How simple daily steps will help you change your world for good
  • Why self care is important in your goal to become confident and courageous

This book will put you on the fast track to being the strong, beautiful, confident woman you were created to be!

Teaching Frankenstein: A Cautionary Tale

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Every student has a story…

But you won’t find it here.

Dark, profane, and absurd, this comedy follows the journey of a young teacher on a misguided adventure to resurrect dead dreams. After being let go from his first school, the nameless narrator finds himself at a tough urban high school ready to quit. He decides that the only way to rekindle his passion for teaching is through his favorite novel. It’s a decision that leads him on an unsuspecting journey where he discovers that teaching a book about monsters means dealing with his own first.

The story exposes the importance of friendship and the truth behind what it means to be a teacher. Based on real events, the novel parallels Mary Shelley’s 1818 classic, Frankenstein, and shows that 200 years later, humanity still struggles to identify the real monsters.

It’s a must-read for aspiring educators, teachers, and those struggling with what it means to be a modern-day professional. (Newly Edited. 2nd Edition)