Book Promo ~ Codependent Discovery and Recovery 2.0

Overcome Codependency with a Holistic Approach;
Reinvent Yourself in Positive, Powerful Ways

“Mary approaches codependency from a holistic, well-rounded perspective that enables people to choose a path of empowerment and enlightenment. Through this book, she will continue to inspire and guide colleagues in the mental health field, as well as individuals struggling with codependency.”
Jesse Williams, LPC/MHSP, licensed therapist at Trauma and Anxiety Center, LLC

Mary Joye LMHC 

 Codependency can run deep within us and take control of our relationships until the patterns become so entrenched that we feel helpless and unable to overcome them no matter how hard we try. It can be exhausting and leave you feeling impaired, but the good news is, you can be repaired and find freedom from codependency.

As a healed codependent and licensed therapist, Mary Joye, LMHC, has helped people get in touch with their emotions. Through her unique approach, she provides a holistic alternative to typical 12-step addiction models and covers the full spectrum of codependency.

In her new book, Codependent Discovery and Recovery 2.0, Joye shows you what motivates your codependency and teaches you how to overcome the toxic thinking and behaviors associated with it by using evidence-based techniques of healing. Rather than merely learning how to say no to others, you will learn how to say yes to yourself and form healthy, reciprocal relationships.  

What makes this book unique is that the reader will explore the psychological roots of codependency along with the neuroscience, spiritual and financial facets of their codependency. More importantly, the book shows readers how to apply this knowledge to recover. Complete with meditations, affirmations, a quick-fix chapter and easy two-column Life Lists that allow the opportunity for self-reflection, the book offers readers an invaluable self-help experience.

By using these transformative cognitive behavioral tools, you can change no matter where you fall on the continuum. It is possible to reinvent yourself in a positive way while learning how to give and live well.

About the Author


Mary Joye, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor and regular contributor to DailyOM.com. She was interviewed in O, The Oprah Magazine in an article titled “The Greatest Love” about her prior codependency and rise from it. Formerly, she was a professional singer/songwriter in Nashville at Warner Brothers. She reinvented herself as a licensed mental health counselor at 45. As a writer and therapist, she helps people get in touch with their emotions.

Joye lives in Winter Haven, Florida. Visit her website at: winterhavencounseling.com.

Codependent Discovery and Recovery 2.0
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: August 31, 2021
ISBN-10:  0757324096
ISBN-13: 978-0757324093
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Available for pre-order on Amazon.com

A MINDFUL APPROACH TO SOCIAL MEDIA, AN EDUCATION IN CYBER CIVICS

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By Katie Duffy Schumacher
Publication Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
ISBN-10: 0692731814
ISBN-13: 978-0692731819
Paperback | $14.95
Kindle | $9.95

Don’t Press Send: A Mindful Approach to Social Media, An Education in Cyber Civics is a clear and kind approach to aid in preventing the misuse of social media. From the onset, children today grew and evolved with increasingly sophisticated smartphone technology and social media. Author Katie Duffy Schumacher advocates that although adults may feel that they will never be as tech-savvy as the younger generation, they should not shy from their responsibility in the proper protocol and encourage and enforce respectful and safe use of cyber technology.

Don’t Press Send features helpful strategies for parents and educators when it comes to navigating unfamiliar online territory: teaching their children to be respectful of their peers and understanding the power of the written word, developing mindful healthy habits to support electronic engagement, and more. The book serves as a guide for parents to help their children think mindfully about their choices, both on social media and offline. Key things such as, what parents should be communicating when handing their child a cell phone for the first time.

Author Katie Duffy Schumacher comments on the importance of an education in cyber civics, “we have to help our children push past the emotional barrier that the screen creates and internalize that on the other side of it is another living, breathing, feeling human being; a person who must be treated with kindness. Online or off, the rules should be the same. If you aren’t comfortable saying something face to face, then you should not be posting that online or texting it to them.”

The book, Don’t Press Send, removes the guesswork when it comes to communicating electronically and offers guidelines for adults to broach with minors. It gives parents and educators a way to manage their children and students’ activities and behavior in the cyber world. It enforces the concept of leading by example, encouraging children to think mindfully about their choices on and offline, and provides them with the strategies to foster kind and healthy interactions online. The author recommends having this conversation both at home and in schools, to reinforce the ramifications of privacy breaches, cyberbullying, and cyber mistakes that could damage reputations and have serious offline consequences.

Children feel safe, secure, and less anxious when they know what the rules are, irrevocably. This is the objective of Don’t Press Send, to educate and empower children to use technology responsibly and with good intent.

Important topics that are discussed in Don’t Press Send: A Mindful Approach to Social Media, An Education in Cyber Civics include:

  • Cell phone directives for parents beyond the rules “don’t break it” or “don’t lose it”
  • Strategies that will help to create a kind cyber community by strengthening children’s empathetic skills
  • Reinforcing the emotional skills, discipline, and mindfulness that will result in kind and careful online communication to foster a more thoughtful and safer cyber community for all
  • How to embrace a healthy balance with technology by teaching kids to being mindful before they press send on a post

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

image003Katie Duffy Schumacher has used her years as a teacher, her mindfulness training, and her on the job experience as the mother of three teens to develop the Don’t Press Send Campaign, and the popular app by the same name. As a frequent lecturer, she has been able to spread the message of kind and careful communication to thousands of students, parents, and educators, inspiring them to incorporate a mindful approach to social media. In July 2016, Ms. Schumacher penned her first book, Don’t Press Send: A Mindful Approach to Social Media, An Education in Cyber Civics, to give parents the tools and strategies they need to arm their children to create a better cyber community.

For more information about the Don’t Press Send book and initiative, please visit www.DontPressSend.org

Don’t Press Send: A Mindful Education to Social Media; An Education in Cyber Civics is now available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.

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An Unlikely Sisterhood

Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case That Made History

By Diane Reeve with Jenna Glatzer

A triumphant true crime story in which a diverse group of women band together in a landmark legal case against the man who deceived them all. It’s Dallas Buyers Club meets Erin Brockovich.

Diane Reeve gives her reader a tough pill to swallow with her intensely gut-wrenching, true crime memoir Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History (HCI Books — $15.95). Her 7th Degree black belt in martial arts background connects the concentration, the punches to the gut, the restraint, the thrill, the power and the knowledge to any reader that dares to grasp on to this hard-to-put-down book.

In her first chapter, Black Corvette, Diane Reeve accelerates into the moment her life takes a sharp turn. A day meant for sweet memories of her daughter’s wedding halts at a fork in the road of her life. Immediately, the reader has been captured to travel a hard-to-believe real life journey as Reeve unpacks the sick reality that Philippe Padieu, the love of her life, was deliberately infecting multiple women—women in their 20s through 60s, with little in common except their vulnerability and now… HIV.

Diagnosed with AIDs, Diane vowed to stop Philippe from victimizing anyone else despite her plummeting t-cell numbers and declining health. In a race against time, she tracked down as many of his conquests as possible. Against all odds, this unlikely group made legal history, successfully prosecuting Padieu and sending him to prison for assault with a deadly weapon.

It was a sisterhood none of them wanted to belong to, but it became their lifeline as they struggled with anger, the specter and stigma of an HIV diagnosis, and failing health.This fascinating case—won only through the help of new DNA science—is Diane’s story of victory and her mission to bring awareness and empowerment to others. As she explains, “Courage is doing what’s right, even when you’re afraid.”

Highlights from the book:

•    “He made me feel strong yet protected, desired and cherished.”

•    “I was never going to be able to forget this night, June 17, 2006; it would be forever linked with my daughter’s wedding.”

•    “Even though we were all in the same boat, I guess I hoped to be better and prettier than the others.”

•    “If there was anything in my life that I’d like to take back, it was the moment I hit “send” on that first e-mail.

•    “I exhaled. Things were going to be different. This was a man I could trust.”

•    “I was sure he could have just about any woman he wanted, and I was flattered that he chose me.”

•    “I have to do the best I can every day to show people what it is to be a person living with HIV—a real person who is more than just a diagnosis.”

Receiving widespread recognition by the media in 2009, this historical case is exposed once more and even further into the psyche of Diane. Brilliantly written, the reader is able to feel the frustration, depression, hope and the many other inconceivable emotions that Reeve encountered as she fought the battle to bring down a pathological perpetrator, build a sisterhood, and manage her very own health all at the same time. The reader becomes a part of her team and sympathizes yet roots for her courage.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Diane Reeve, “the new face of HIV,” has a B.S. Degree in nursing and a M.Ed. in adult education. Her true calling is teaching martial arts. She holds a 7th Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do plus black belts in three additional styles. She has been the sole owner of Vision Martial Arts Center in Plano, Texas, for over twenty years and she has promoted over 170 of her own students to black belt. In 2008, she was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Diane is also broadening her efforts to be of service to others by speaking out against stigma and victim blaming. She is a popular speaker on the topics of AIDS awareness and women’s empowerment, and has become an avid advocate and activist for women.

Jenna Glatzer is the author or ghostwriter of more than 25 books. Her recent work includes The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, a Barnes & Noble bestseller; The Pregnancy Project with Gaby Rodriguez, also made into a Lifetime movie, and the authorized biography, Celine Dion: For Keeps.

Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood
and the Court Case That Made History

By Diane Reeve with Jenna Glatzer
HCI Books / April 2016/Available wherever books are sold
Paperback / $15.95– ISBN: 9780757319020
Publishers contact info for direct orders: (800) 441-5569 or www.hcibooks.com

 

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March Is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

March Is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month:
Little-Known Treatment Could Save Lives

In light of National Autoimmune Disease  Awareness Month, author Julia Schopick points to a little-known yet proven treatment for autoimmune diseases that could save millions of lives, and hundreds of millions of dollars in health care costs. It’s called Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), and it’s one of our best hopes. “But most doctors and patients don’t even know about it,” says Schopick.

Schopick is the author of a blockbuster book on innovative medical treatments, Honest Medicine, and she’s an in-demand radio guest and patient coach. She was driven to search for better treatments after her husband was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor decades ago. Inspired by his survival years beyond his doctor’s predictions, she saw firsthand just how effective treatments, can be — and how important it is to get the word out about them. She’s now a passionate expert on a whole range of low-cost, non-toxic, effective treatments — “as well as the truth behind why doctors don’t prescribe many of them. LDN has had tremendous success treating people with many autoimmune diseases. In fact, it’s so promising that patients themselves underwrote a medical study. Yet doctors as well as patients are often in the dark,” she adds.

Autoimmune diseases afflict over 50 million Americans, and exceed $100 billion in direct health care costs every year. The drugs commonly used to treat these diseases — a “terrible hundred” that includes multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Crohn’s — are expensive, often ineffective, and wreak havoc on patients, often with damaging side effects. For thirty years, lost-cost Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has proven effective against these diseases.

“What keeps it on the outskirts of our awareness?” asks Schopick. “A terrible, medical Catch 22, in which most doctors only prescribe the drugs that are manufactured and marketed by pharmaceutical companies who have a stranglehold on the megastudies used for FDA approval.”

Patient education has never been so important — and no more so than with autoimmune diseases, according to Schopick. But there’s good news: a growing network of patients are learning about LDN and trying to break through the wall between Big Pharma and a known solution. March is the perfect month to shed light on the incredible importance of this drug.

Julia Schopick is the creator of the award-winning blog, HonestMedicine.com, and has been a published writer and a public relations consultant for more than twenty years. When her husband Tim Fisher became ill in 1990 with a cancerous brain tumor, Julia became his medical advocate and began writing on topics relating to health and medicine. Her articles and columns were published in “American Medical News” (the AMA publication), SEARCH (the newsletter of the National Brain Tumor Foundation) and “Alternative and Complementary Therapies.” Her work and essays have been featured in the “British Medical Journal,” “Modern Maturity” and the “Chicago Sun-Times.” Her mission is to use her writing and public relations skills to inform the world about little-known but promising treatments via her website, her presentations and her book, “HONEST MEDICINE,” and to empower people in their health choices.

After winning the First Place Indie Excellence Award for Alternative Medicine, and receiving several excellent reviews from doctors, Honest Medicine is now being translated into other languages.  For more information, please visit the author’s website: www.HonestMedicine.com.

Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive
Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases 
by Julia Schopick
Innovative Health Publishing
Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble
and other major online outlets
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Amazon.com ISBN-13: 978-0982969014
BarnesAndNoble.com ISBN-13: 9780982969007

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Julian Whitaker, MD: “I commend Julia Schopick for spreading the word about these remarkable, yet overlooked therapies that can improve the lives of so many.”

David Brownstein, MD: “This book should be required reading for all physicians and patients searching for safe and effective therapies.”

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD: “When doctors tell you they can’t help you, thank them for their honesty. And then read Julia Schopick’s book!”

Ronald Hoffman, MD: “I predict that Honest Medicine will become an instant classic.”

Jeffrey Dach, MD: “A revolution is at hand, and Julia Schopick’s book, Honest Medicine, is leading the charge, with banner held high.”