An instinctual pull as old as time – a grandmother wanting to hold her newborn grandchild – bring readers into an unbelievable ordeal. Author Tina Fumo travels to a small town in Canada and finds herself in the most stressful situation of her life. The ‘authorities’ have apprehended her two week old granddaughter. What her and her family go through to get back their baby will absolutely shock you. You’ll wonder if this is really Canada. You will surely cry. You may even laugh. But make no mistake…what you find out in the end will make your jaw drop.
How a near-death accident and a Traumatic Brain Injury showed me how much I’d taken for Granted. COVID 19 proved we all take things and people for granted. How to develop an Attitude of Gratitude
An inspirational memoir based upon my whole life (thus far) but it’s heavily weighted on the last 9+ years since my survival of a near-death accident in Aug 2011. I chronicle my early life, my 25 year marriage, my 30 years on Wall Street and my career as an avid age-grouper, all-distance triathlete. I competed and completed all-distances of triathlon including the Ironman at Lake Placid, NY in 2005.
This is a tale of a life full of challenges. As an innocent child, Ruby endured physical abuse from the hands of her own mother and found solace in an invisible friend—God, you might say. She was molested by a priest at barely 16 and subjected to a humiliating public scandal. Yet, nothing could deter her from her ambition to become a lawyer until she met the man who promised her the lifestyle and freedom she deserved.
Ruby left her native land to venture into marriage at age 21. She sacrificed her ambition for a man who turned out to be her nightmare over the course of four miscarriages and raising three children. Freedom was nowhere to be found. She never felt so poor in her life until she married a millionaire. Though her children were incredibly young, she knew her own freedom was for the best, and divorce was the price to pay.
More than ever, she needed the anchor of her invisible friend. Meditation was her gateway to access the Alchemist within. She transformed herself from being dependent to self-reliant.
This book is intended to inspire, to empower, and to teach that we do not have to conform to conventions. Life comes with challenges for us to rise to our potential. Ruby’s journey led to transcending life’s challenges, finding courage in the face of adversity, facing uncertainty with fearlessness, and marching toward self-realization to unleash the undreamed-of possibilities.
Undefeated Woman is a memoir of a woman transforming from victim to victor.
Rajni Raman is an immigrant from India who married her college sweetheart after graduation and moved across the world, leaving behind her family and friends for the promise of a life in America. As she made deep connections in a new land, she also experienced racial, color, and gender bias and struggled to overcome the hurt, trauma, and shame of childhood sexual abuse. She turned to prayer, faith, and holistic modalities as her health battles raged on for 15 years.
In this book, Rajni shares her discoveries and lessons from her 30-year Buddhist practice, and her healing journey, recovering from thyroid illness, insomnia, and hormonal imbalance. Her book is a life memoir chronicling her life journey, filled with heartfelt dreams, gut-wrenching challenges, severe trials, and triumphant victories.
Her friends call her the “Soul Recharger,” who vitalizes them with shots of motivation and spiritual lessons from the teachings of East and West. After twenty years of working in the Information Technology industry as a Software Engineer in both the Corporate and public sectors, she has turned her lifelong passion for holistic modalities into her mission to bring healing and wellness to women. She is the founder of Mind Body Holistic Healing and Wellness, a motivational speaker, and the Texas Ambassador for an international women’s empowerment organization, B.I.G. (Believe Inspire Grow). In addition, she has been a Buddhist practitioner with S.G.I. (Soka Gakkai International) for over 30 years. She cherishes the opportunity as a leader in faith to guide, inspire and nurture hundreds of young women and share her faith breakthroughs to encourage countless members of her faith family on three continents.
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
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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.
Mine has been no ordinary life and I would like to take you along on my journey. So many dreams of serving others have been fulfilled. But I do not leave it there. I also help you to take action to fulfill YOUR dreams. Learn some practical strategies.
Here’s where we are going:
1.Peace Corps. I joined at the age of 60 and spent 2 years in Botswana working on the AIDS pandemic
2.I served on the Africa Mercy hospital ship for 7 months in Madagascar
3.I went to New Guinea to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
4.I served with Samaritan’s Purse in North Vietnam, Liberia (post Ebola), Greece (the refugee crisis), Jordan (a Bedouin hospital), South Sudan (the youngest nation on earth) and Nepal (on earthquake rebuilds). I went multiple times to some of these locations and learned so much!
My theme is, don’t give up on your dreams! It’s not too late! I will teach you how to resurrect old dreams and remodel them. Or how to create a new dream. Many have had their dreams shattered lately. Don’t let a virus steal your dream! You can do this!! Don’t give up!! Many of my stories occurred between the ages of 60-71. It’s not too late to make a difference or to start off in a new direction. Let my life be an inspiration. Dream On!