Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction

Afro-Bougie Blues is a collection of twelve original, engaging, and occasionally edgy short stories that dig into the souls of ordinary black women and men meeting life’s challenges with courage and care. A newlywed considers her past abortion after having a miscarriage. An Army veteran subdues his war memories with alcohol. A woman who loses weight watches her marriage crumble around her. A single father reflects on his pre-teen daughter’s complicated questions about love. A married woman falls in love with a jazz singer. Watch as the protagonists find their way, find love, or find themselves amid the chaos. Explore the world of Afro-Bougie Blues. An extraordinary assortment of stories awaits you. Dig in.


Meet Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson has been writing poetry and prose off and on for over 40 years, beginning with a series of poems to commemorate a cousin who passed away at age 19. She finds inspiration for her stories from a muse, an inner voice that propels her to put thoughts and emotions into words. When she isn’t writing, she uses her engineering background to work as a safety consultant, assessing machines and robotics in preparation for sale to European companies. Lauren is married to Howard Wilson; they have one dog, Petey. Lauren and Howard also have five precious nieces who provide much fulfillment and joy. In her spare time, Lauren is working on a labor of love – a 5 story miniature apartment building, filled with African-American art. She has been a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. since 2004.

Health Pro Results: Using Bio-Individuality To Succeed As A Natural Health, Fitness, Or Nutrition Professional

Not only will Tony have you laughing out loud while he reveals the secrets behind how the human body functions, you will also learn how to teach your clients to look at their own body chemistry to understand the underlying causes of a wide variety of health issues. Beyond learning how to create amazing results with your clients, you’ll also gain insights into methods that can take your business as a health professional to a whole new level. 

What the Celebrities say…

“Working with Tony is like jumping into the arms of your favorite aunt. Except it’s not. At all. I mean, his methods work. But it’s not like that at all.” – Jane Lynch (Glee)

“I confess to being a full-blown ‘gymophobe.’ (I still have flashbacks of my mean fourth-grade gym teacher!) Tony actually makes the gym panic-attack free.” – Tom Kenny (Voice of Spongebob)

“You can argue with Tony, or you can do what he says and buy smaller jeans.” – Kari Wahlgren (Voice of Tigress, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)

“So you know that moment when you are just finishing a hard workout with Tony and he says, ‘Alright, you warmed up? We can start now?’ and then he laughs… I hate that moment.” – Kayla Radomski (So You Think You Can Dance)

This book will help you understand…

•There is no diet that is right for every person. It’s never going to happen!
•Your unique “Bio-Individuality” can provide insights into the nutritional changes that could allow you to teach each of your clients to work WITH their body instead of against it.
•How to run simple tests on your physiology at home, using inexpensive tools you can pick up at just about any pharmacy or health food store.
•Once you discover the variety of reasons the body stores fat, you’ll begin to understand why so many people find it almost impossible to lose weight.
•How digestive symptoms can indicate an improperly functioning digestive system, and how digestive problems can create a wide variety of health issues.
•How to maximize digestion so you can actually pull the nutrients out of the food you’re eating.

Imagine teaching your clients how to gain control over cravings, eat foods that they enjoy, and actually feeling great after each meal. You can do all of these things once you understand how to maximize digestion and adjust the diet in a manner that works with each person’s specific body chemistry.

Once you read this book, the light will go on and many of your previous client failures will make total sense. Don’t be surprised if you become the most sought after health professional in your community.

SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!

In this book, you’ll find the link to a free and private support group where you can ask questions if you get stuck. The body can be complicated, but help is only a click away.

Love Yourself & Lose Weight: The Success Story of Self Love

Instead of starting diets or exercise regimes and trying, or hoping for the best, it’s time for a new weightloss method. To do what’s necessary to shift the weight via any diet or exercise regime, first you have to fix your relationship with you. Love Yourself & Lose Weight offers a revolutionary and visionary approach to weightloss that’s not about the food you eat or the calories you burn, no, it’s simply all about you. If you don’t accept, like, and love yourself, you’re missing a key ingredient to any weightloss regime – you’re missing what you need to make the change. Without self-love, the chances are stacked against you and it’s more likely that whatever you try will fail. What if learning to absolutely love yourself could be the key?

Meet Katie Lips

Katie Lips is an author, entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, mother, and weightloss expert, and helps people around the world to learn to love themselves, lose weight and find happiness. Katie wrote her debut book Love Yourself & Lose Weight to share her experiences of successful and enjoyable weightloss. Having struggled with weight for many years, Katie found the secret was self-love. This simple book about love aims to help people to love themselves, lose weight and be happy.

Kick Your Fat in the Nuts

Not only will Tony have you laughing out loud while he reveals the secrets behind weight loss and how the human body functions, you will also learn how to look at your own body chemistry to understand the underlying cause of YOUR weight issues. Since the reasons for weight gain vary from person to person, once you understand what is going on with your chemistry, this book will help you understand what foods, supplements, or lifestyle changes could eliminate your need to continue buying bigger pants.

Here’s the scoop:

If you’ve ever gained twenty pounds using the same diet that helped your friend lose weight, this book will not only help you understand why, you’ll also learn what steps could work best for you.

•You don’t need to count your calories with the accuracy of a NASA mission.
•You don’t need to starve, feel light-headed, or become a version of yourself that your spouse can’t live with.
•You don’t need to eat food that resembles Styrofoam. 
•You don’t need to lift weights nonstop, like you might see on reality shows.
•You don’t need to do cardio until the cows come home. They’re not coming home. 

What the Celebrities say…

“Working with Tony is like jumping into the arms of your favorite aunt. Except it’s not. At all. I mean, his methods work. But it’s not like that at all.” – Jane Lynch (Glee)

“I confess to being a full-blown ‘gymophobe.’ (I still have flashbacks of my mean fourth-grade gym teacher!) Tony actually makes the gym panic-attack free.” – Tom Kenny (Voice of Spongebob)

“You can argue with Tony, or you can do what he says and buy smaller jeans.” – Kari Wahlgren (Voice of Tigress, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)

“So you know that moment when you are just finishing a hard workout with Tony and he says, ‘Alright, you warmed up? We can start now?’ and then he laughs… I hate that moment.” – Kayla Radomski (So You Think You Can Dance)

This book will help you understand…

•There is no diet that is right for every person. It’s never going to happen!
•Your unique “Bio-Individuality” can provide insights into the nutritional changes that could allow you to work WITH your body instead of against it.
•How to run simple tests on your physiology at home, using inexpensive tools you can pick up at just about any pharmacy or health food store. 
•Once you discover the variety of reasons the body stores fat, you’ll begin to understand why so many people find it almost impossible to lose weight.
•How digestive symptoms can indicate an improperly functioning digestive system, and how digestive problems can restrict any type of weight loss effort.
•How to maximize digestion so you can actually pull the nutrients out of the food you’re eating. 

Imagine gaining control over cravings, eating foods that you enjoy, and actually feeling great after each meal. You can do all of these things once you maximize digestion and adjust your diet in a manner that works with your specific body chemistry. 

Once you read this book, the light will go on and all of your previous diet failures will make total sense. Don’t be surprised if you improve a whole lot more than just your waistline.  

SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!

In this book, you’ll find the link to a free and private support group where you can ask questions if you get stuck. The body can be complicated, but help is only a click away. 

Note: This is the more comical version of Tony’s book, Done With Being Fat.


Meet T.C. Hale

Like most natural health experts, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale) began his career in stand-up comedy. Touring professionally as a comic for nearly a decade, he never envisioned that he would one day teach the world how to sleep, poop, and even lose weight. On Valentine’s Day, 2004, Tony lost his voice and it never came back. After twenty-three doctors couldn’t figure out the problem, Tony decided it was time to dig for his own answers. Eight years later, not only did Tony figure out his own issues, he also happened upon hidden information about how to improve countless other health problems. Though Tony likes to boast about the fact that he holds no legitimate credentials (nor does he believe that we need any more “experts” from the same pool of knowledge already failing so many with health issues), he is greatly respected by his peers in the natural health industry. The biggest manufacturers in the health, fitness and organic products industries send Tony their products every year in hopes of winning one of his GearAwards. Beyond working with many celebrity clients, Tony is on the executive board of The Coalition For Health Education, a nonprofit association that helps professionals and their clients learn about health through nutrition. Additionally, Tony teaches monthly webinars about nutrition to doctors, nutritionists and other health care professionals from more than thirty-five countries. You can also find Tony producing documentaries like, WHY AM I SO FAT? A film that teaches the truth about weight loss while showcasing Tony’s client, Gabe Evans, who lost 200 pounds in 9 ½ months by treating Tony’s word as gospel.

Make Me THIN Again

“A no-nonsense diet guide from a regular guy whose commonsense approach to weight loss is both relatable and not intimidating. This just may be the book that helps shed those stubborn pounds once and for all.”

The strategy outlined in this book can be used to lose just a few annoying pounds or many pounds. Just follow the process until you reach your goal, which could be a couple of weeks or six months (as my case in order to lose 40lbs). This helped me lose a little less than 2lbs per week. By losing only a couple of pounds a week it will be easier to maintain your weight loss in the future.


Meet John Zur

John Zur is a retired engineer from the tech industry and has been applying science, logic and common sense all his career. He used that same approach with the “Make Me THIN Again” guide.

He is currently retired and does volunteer work for veterans, animals and the arts.

Over his career he saw the world three times over, having been to almost every major city. His best memories are not from the new technology he helped develop but from meeting so many people from different cultures and spending time in their wonderful countries.

He can be contacted at: [email protected]

Make Fitness A Priority: 30 tips to elevate your life through fitness

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As fitness professionals, we want to help you reach your goals, but most importantly, we want to teach you how to keep them for a lifetime. We are not looking for temporary success here. We want fitness to be embedded as a permanent priority no matter what is going on in the world around you. You are so capable of harnessing the power of self-sufficiency and reaping the overflow of rewards.

In the fitness industry today, we are fighting a wicked battle between these two ideas; a quick fix to hit a goal (like giving a man a basket of fish) and long-term success based on knowledge and behavior change, consistently (like teaching a man to fish for himself). We know which man will go hungry. Everyday there are more and more predators popping up who are making millions of dollars, preying upon a person’s deep desire to look and feel better. They are selling weight loss products and performance enhancing products that will, ultimately, only lead to temporary success. Likely, none at all. Promises of fast results with little or no effort can cloud the judgment of even the smartest and most cautious of consumers.

In April of 2014, the Make Fitness a Priority community was established in Overland Park, Kansas with this very goal in mind. We want you to get off the roller coaster ride of temporary success and crashing failure, and we want you to do it among friends with the same goals. There is no prerequisite in your physical abilities, everyone is welcomed. We know all our lives are incredibly unique. Your plan should match your uniqueness. From there, consistency is born and your quality of life skyrockets.

These 30 tips and tricks were created from our Saturday morning Priority Fit Camp, one of our community gatherings. In 2019, we implemented a Trainer Tip to be briefly discussed between circuits, in an effort to make a bigger impact on our community. You may be thinking, “how can one 2-3 minute tip make a big impact?” In the following pages, you will see very clearly that small changes, consistently, is what fuels this long-term success we want so badly for you. If you are a beginner, the amount of information available to you is overwhelming. Doing too much, too fast, will lead to burn out and failure to change.

Take your time to wander slowly through these pages, as it fits in your life. Read one tip per week or per day, as it suits you. Take the time to focus, meditate upon and implement them because, as we said before, small consistent changes will build your path to feeling your best. Find your strength, you were built to not only succeed, but never settle. You were built to Elevate.

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Intermittent Fasting: A Simple Guide to Burn Fat, Lose Weight, and Live Healthier

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Are you interested in losing weight? Are you looking for a solution that’s simple and effective?

If you answered yes to either question above keep reading…

“It’s Not What You Eat, It’s When You Eat”

Intermittent Fasting has become very popular today because of the success it has had in changing people’s lives by allowing them to live in their healthiest state. It is a diet that works by simply changing when you eat rather than what you eat! That means you wont have to sacrifice all of your favorite meals!

YOU WILL DISCOVER THE FOLLOWING IN THIS BOOK…

1. The science behind how intermittent fasting works!

2. Different methods of Fasting that can fit into your daily routine!

3. Foods to make fasting seem easy!

4. Tips on how to stay on track with your goals!

THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE NEW TO FASTING AND GETS STRAIGHT TO THE POINT WITH NO ADDED FLUFF.

SCROLL UP AND CLICK ON THE “BUY NOW” BUTTON

More Than A Diet Book: 7 Steps I took to lose 40 lbs, find joy and peace even while working 40 hours (Never Stop Learning Lifestyle Series)

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Are you overweight and feeling overwhelmed about which direction to go? Are you tired of trying and failing the latest sure weight loss programs that leave you weighing more than you started? Tired of feeling like a prisoner to your diet but don’t have the time to fix it? 

Just know that you are not alone. We all are struggling with these same issues of improving our diet and health. As we age and take on more responsibilities, it becomes difficult to eat healthy in a way that fits into our lives.

Its time to escape your internal prison and start living your best life now, and you hold the key.

Here is the bottom line: No one is coming to fix your diet and save you. To change your nutrition and health is 100%, your responsibility. Here is another fact: You can accomplish amazing things that you set your mind to achieving; it all starts with you changing how you think. Anything that you think about consistently, you will act out in your life. Anything that you do invariably will lead to habit formation, which is how you became a prisoner to your diet in the first place, bad nutrition ideas.

So if you are up to here with feeling defeat, overweight, depressed, and overwhelmed, you can become your self-health coach and make it out. How do I know this to be true? Because I have been there myself, obese, depressed, and confused with no direction about how to change my diet and, more importantly, my life.

Until one day I said enough is enough, I can’t live like this anymore. With a negative environment around me and only my faith in God and my son to inspire me, I made it out of my self-made prison, called my body. Then I came back to show other patients like myself at my office “The Never Stop Learning Center for Primary Care” the steps I took, and to my amazement, it worked for them as well. Not only did they lose weight, but they found the same joy and peace I experienced.

Download: More Than A Diet Book: 7 steps I took to lose 40 lbs and find joy and peace.

Deep down inside our souls, we know that we are created powerful beyond measure by a wonderful creator. However, somewhere along the lines, whether from our environment, parents, social media, we stop believing it, and we start to settle. We buy into the dream of external factors that will make us happy, peaceful, and joyous. Before long, we realize we went the wrong direction and ended up somewhere we don’t want to be.

Written by Family Nurse Practitioner and author Brandon Pervis Sr, More Than A Diet Book will show you how to:

    • What are the critical components to a proper healthy diet
    • Tips and ways to eat healthy while raising a family
    • How to develop an exercise plan that works for you
    • Why quality sleep is essential and how to obtain it
    • How to create a supportive, loving team around you
    • The importance of reducing your stress and managing your emotions for weight loss
    • How to develop good habits and more self-disciple
    • Increase your self-esteem and belief in yourself
    • How to improve your relationship with God/creator

Get started changing your diet and lifestyle today with More Than a Diet Book. Your best life is waiting for you. Scroll to the Top and press BUY NOW.

Please while it does cover numerous diets and topics, including intermittent fasting, it is not exhaustive. It is not comprehensive. It for weight loss participants getting started on the program. For more information and particulars, please see the Health Center.