Yelena Parker Publishes the Expat Guide For Women “Moving Without Shaking.”
Yelena Parker, an experienced expat and technology industry executive, has released the ultimate guide for women on moving, living and working abroad entitled ’Moving Without Shaking’.
Packed with invaluable advice and success stories, this guidebook will take you through every aspect of expat life, helping you answer questions such as “What do I need to do to brave leaving home and leap into life abroad?”
“Our experiences when visiting foreign destinations form around four distinctly different mindsets: a tourist, a student, an expat and a transplant,” says Parker. “The highest degree of culture shock you experience is when your mindset doesn’t match your relocation goals… Moving Without Shaking argues that a transplant mode is the most productive one for dealing with your short and long term stays abroad. This mindset makes you absorb the culture shock, whether it’s language, weather, food, or local customs, and it gets you to jump in with all your heart.”
“The most successful moves have a purpose,” the author continues. “Travelling is what you do to change scenery. Relocation abroad is what you do to fulfill yourself.”
Moving Without Shaking breaks down the 8 More >
Louis Efron (Forbes and Huffington Post Writer) reveals how to find purpose, fulfilment and more happiness in your career and life in “How to Find a Job, Career and Life You Love.”
“A no fluff, highly effective, step-by-step guide to discovering your life’s purpose, finding a career you love, and living a life of intense fulfillment each and every day.” by Louis Efron.
Do you love your job? Your current career? Your life?
Or do you go to work feeling disengaged, uninspired or maybe even dreading the day?
In ‘How to Find a Job, Career and Life You Love’, Louis Efron (Forbes and Huffington Postcontributor and award-winning Fortune 300 human resources executive) reveals how to find purpose, fulfilment and more happiness in your career and life.
His distinct self-discovery process helps you create new excitement and vigour in your current job and career. If you’re ready for change, he’ll help you find new direction that brings you in alignment with your purpose and goals.
Through his proven process, you’ll make job and career decisions for the right reasons, plus look at life options from uniquely different angles.
If you are feeling at all unfulfilled, uninspired, More >
Black Lawrence Press is pleased to announce the pre-order sale of “The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow” by Jenny Drai – due March 2015.
A young Au Pair living in Germany reads Goethe’s famous tragedy, The Sorrows of Young Werther, for the first time. Years later, she crafts an answer as she considers the storm of early love in her own life, the drudgery of work, and even Goethe’s later response to his own text.
In this exquisite cycle of prose poems, Jenny Drai’s language twists around corners and bends at odd angles, delivering a voice at once deft and aching, sharp and hungry: “passion-trigger-passion. someone, somewhere, worships in a grotto at a shrine to suicide. the pain of. the remittance of. love.”
The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow navigates the sturm und drang of early love, loss, and distance, and the timeless perplexity of heartbreak.
Recent Praise for The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow
Jenny Drai’s The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow is magic. Here the sources of the self (the selves) and the sources of love (loves) open and sing and challenge More >
Heaven is a Reality – “Angels Speak to Me: A New Age for Mankind” by Dennis Wayne Schroll is a true story where the author is lifted up to Heaven.
Follow the author as angels inspire him to meet life with confidence after his father dies in an airplane crash and he feels abandoned when his mother remarries. Later Dennis nearly dies several times and angels save his life for a mission and visit him numerous times to counsel him and reveal to him God’s plan for the future of all mankind. Angels lift him up to various parts of heaven and explain to him how a person is saved and gets closer to God and Jesus Christ. We are now living in a new age for mankind and there will be many more miracles. Our Lord Christ will return to us and rule with justice and compassion.
The book tells of many wondrous things about what the angels told Dennis when they visited me many times over my life time. The author has been visited by a variety of angels, archangels, cherubim seraphim, heavenly persons, Jesus Christ and God More >
Who Is Listening to “The Cries of Victims and Bullies” by Sally Ragoo? Helpful Guide on Bullying Lends Sound Advice to All Involved.
“This book not only assists victims of bullying, but it also helps parents to understand the signs so that they can be better advocates against bullying.” – Natalie Carter, Amazon reviewer, a must read, 5 stars
Childhood and teenage years should be a time to be happy and carefree, but problems such as bullying can interfere. “My own pain, the damaged self-esteem of one of my sons, and the cries of children and parents inspired me to listen with my spirit and write from my heart,” says author Sally Ragoo.
Her profound book The Cries of Victims and Bullies was written to ensure that everyone can receive helpful advice on how to cope with the nightmare of bullying. The book defines bullying, how to deal with cyber bullying, and explores the characteristics of both victims and bullies. The information can be used as a shared resource for both parents and children, and is interwoven with helpful insights and spiritual guidance. She interviewed countless parents, victims, and bullies to ensure she could provide “powerful More >
Photography Book Shows a Different Side of the Middle East in “Potty Mouth: Middle Eastern Literature and Arts” by T’Jon Player.
The color photos in Potty Mouth: Middle Eastern Literature and Arts tell a unique story of what soldiers see daily while serving in the Middle East.
Author T’Jon Player spent more than 10 years in the military and was deployed to the Middle East for three years. There he spent his time repairing aircraft and taking photos for his book. “I needed a hobby to take my mind off of how much I missed my wife and kids,” he explains.
And his book is certainly designed to take a solder’s mind off war. His works depict the unforgettable writings and drawings seen inside porta potties during his deployment. Potty Mouth is a truly innovative coffee table book filled with photographs that date back as far as 2006. It is “art” that one can’t help looking at.
“This book of photography is not only fascinating, but it takes armchair travelers into the war arena in a truly unique way. We are thrilled to announce its release,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and More >
“Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour” by Karen Finn is a Teen Girl’s Guide to Christian Living.
The award-winning non-fiction book, “Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour?” was released in March 2012. It is a 12-chapter, topical Bible study book, written for women of all ages. Most young women will not actively seek a Bible study book on their own, but those who desire to be a spiritual influence in their lives will.” Common issues like Peer Pressure, Wrong Influences and Selfishness can cause a lady to stumble in her spiritual walk with God. “Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour?” addresses the problem areas and shows the reader how to have a victorious Christian walk by relying fully on God. An online answer key is available; ideal book for individual or small group study. Sells retail for $12.99.
Which flavor describes your disposition? Is your tell-tale “taste” encouraging and inviting to others, or does it send them away, disgusted and disillusioned? Our commitment to Christ is reflected in the spirit that seeps out of us.
A teen girl’s walk with the Lord can get easily entangled by numerous influences and issues (we call the More >
“Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography” is a collection of original icons – transfigurations of beauty and windows to heaven – by the hand of world-renowned American iconographer and Villanova University professor of art, the Reverend Richard G. Cannuli.
Displaying icons of Christ, the Eternal Father, the Virgin Mary, angels and archangels, festal icons and icons of various saints in more than 100 full color pictures, Cannuli masterfully straddles and unites into one the artistic and spiritual divide between the Western Church and the Eastern Church by writing Catholic icons in the Russian-Byzantine tradition as a bi-ritual priest. Cannuli’s icons can be found in several churches and collections, and in the possession of many individuals around the globe including His Holiness, Pope Francis; the Maronite Primate, Patriarch Nasrallah Peter Sfeir and in the famous icon collection of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, Egypt.
“Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography” is available in hardback, paperback and ebook editions directly from Hope and Life Press, Amazon and other booksellers.
The artworks project is a rare essence of mysticism . . . helping the artist connect with his audience More >
“Life” is a collection of pictures which portray the various layers of life and experiences it provides, by the hand of Finnish photographer and family therapist, Juha Roisko.
Displaying the postmodern city, the departure, the bridge, the country, the hard winter, the respite and the return in 100 full color photographs described as surreal moments suspended in time, Roisko subtly guides the viewer through common, daily scenes to multiple layers of mystery and beyond, touching upon the very essence of human life. Beauty, joy, hope, sorrow, sadness, curiosity and longing are captured in a sophisticated way, making this collection valuable for the healing of humankind and the survivors of abuse and cruelty.
“Life” is available directly from Hope and Life Press, Amazon and other booksellers in hardback, paperback and ebook editions.
In Roisko’s images, the Kodak moments are not so much frozen as suspended in time. His keenly observed scenes appear to hang in a space of their own as they prepare to embark on an internal journey of new meaning – Barry Downard, Photo Illustrator, South Africa.
The first image I saw from Roisko, its message, the power of the subject and surrealistic way it was captured, really left me astonished More >
Black Lawrence Press announces the release of Jessica Piazza’s latest poetic book entitled “This is Not a Sky.”
Jessica Piazza’s This is not a sky begins with the seed of ekphrastic literature, then yawns, then stretches, then bursts beyond those bounds. Each of these 18 poems borrows a title from the greats—from Raphael and Turner to Warhol and Twombley—and through imagined narratives, takes the reader both inside and outside the paintings. In Piazza’s capable hands, the original art works serve as launch pads, and the poems are glorious departures.
Through the guided commentary of an italicized speaker (sometimes commentator, sometimes companion, sometimes voyeur), we are taken to a long hallway wherein the reader wanders from room to room, peeking inside. Behind one door, “The ladies wore boas and nothing else; the beautiful men repeated themselves,” and behind another, “You float, no floors, no doors in the office walls, hidden heavy hook of neck, crook of knee.”
This is not a sky is a multi-faceted sensory experience; Piazza employs QR codes in tandem with each poem to allow the reader access to the original work of art alongside its poetic departure. Through her finely tuned ear for More >