Bernie Talks and Shares Writings of one of his Favorite Authors: William Saroyan

10-17-18 Bernie Talks and Shares Writings of one of his Favorite Authors: William Saroyan

William Saroyan was an internationally renowned Armenian-American writer, playwright and humanitarian. His fame, and his most enduring achievements as a writer, date from the 1930’s. He dazzled, entertained and uplifted millions, with hundreds of short stories, plays, novels, memoirs and essays; they continue to charm and touch us today.

Saroyan’s talent was first projected to the world through the medium of an Armenian-English newspaper, Hairenik of Boston. In 1934, at the age of 26, with the publication of his first book The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, William Saroyan became an overnight literary sensation. His first successful Broadway play was My Heart’s in the Highlands in 1939, and in the same year, Saroyan was the first American writer to win both the Drama Critic’s Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his play, The Time of Your Life. He refused to accept the Pulitzer Prize on the grounds that, “Commerce should not patronize art…,” and he added, “it is no more great or good than anything else I have written.”

The Graduate Institute~ Integrative Health & Healing

09-19-18 The Graduate Institute~ Integrative Health & Healing

The Graduate Institute is a state-accredited graduate school dedicated to promoting an Integrative and Holistic Worldview through the study of Health, Wellness, Education and Personal and Professional Transformation.

Susan Moore Strickland, MA, holds a Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Health and Healing from The Graduate Institute, and is currently a Program Coordinator for this program, as well as the Director of Marketing.  Susan holds a certificate in Stress Management, has completed an internship from The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition as well as completing an internship at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital as an Art Leader in the Arts for Healing Program. In addition, Susan has lead art workshops for Hartford Hospital and assisted living facilities, and is the former owner and gallery director of the Stony Creek Gallery in Stony Creek, CT.  Susan has more than 30 years’ experience in marketing and television production, fundraising and event management, and she is the former Publisher of M.D. News Magazine.

Susan is deeply committed to guiding others to become more aware, inspired and empowered people; to be more self-sufficient in healing themselves, and in healing others. She will be publishing her book in the spring of 2019, “Healing Tools in the Foxhole: Self-Empowering Ways to Cope in Crisis”.

Joyce Logan, Director of Communications at The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT,  holds a Doctorate in Metaphysical Philosophy from The American Institute of Holistic Theology and is a Certified Hypnotherapist from The National Guild of Hypnotists in NH. She also founded “The Wellness Center” in Connecticut, which she presided over for many years; helping people with anxiety disorders, panic attacks and providing countless people with coping tools for everyday stressors in life.

Joyce has had a duel career in public relations and wellness. As the former founder and president of Fan Emporium, Inc. a celebrity based public relations firm, she worked one-on-one with her clientele which included many top recording artists such as Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, Carly Simon, Kenny Loggins, Kenny G., just to name a few,

“Starving Your Fears” is her recently released book; she has co-authored several books and was interviewed on many occasions by the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and featured on numerous TV shows and national magazines.  Joyce continues to inspire and help those struggling with anxiety and she also works along with companies utilizing her public relations skills for their business growth; while also giving motivational talks as well. She is the owner of Joyce Logan Productions in CT.

Kerry Hardy RN, HNB-BC, RMT, CCH

08-22-18 Kerry Hardy RN, HNB-BC, RMT, CCH

Holistic Board Certified Registered Nurse from the AHNA

Kerry is a Holistic Board Certified Registered Nurse from the AHNA, Certified Crystal & Pranic Healer, Reiki Master, Intuitive, and Holistic Health & Cancer Educator with who sees clients through her private practice Holistic Heaven.

Her work focuses on helping clients truly understand the root cause of their condition and empowering them to explore a balance of traditional and complementary alternative therapies, as she is passionate about treating the mind, body and spirit as one for optimal healing.Her deep understanding of the benefits of Essential Oils along with her devotion to healing energy work as a practicing Reiki Master, compliment her nursing knowledge and the biology of dis-ease. With practical experience in disease physiology, treatments and prevention, and field experience in hospitals, nursing homes, and home care agencies including hospice & transitional care, Kerry brings an interesting breadth and depth of knowledge she is passionate about sharing with her clients.

Kerry Hardy RN, HNB-BC, RMT, CCH
Holistic Heaven

Linda Noble Topf author of You Are Not your Illness: Seven Principles for Meeting the Challenge

07-18-18 Linda Noble Topf  author of You Are Not your Illness: Seven Principles for Meeting the Challenge

Linda Noble Topf is the author of You Are Not your Illness: Seven Principles for Meeting the Challenge, which shows that illness, injury, or disability can not only physically alter the course of your life, but can also cause great emotional upheaval and loss of self-worth. In this remarkable and uplifting book, Linda delves deeply into her own experience to share with readers the keys to regaining emotional and spiritual wholeness. Linda believes that real healing has nothing to do with the state of the physical body, and she offers a compassionate and inspirational message—along with support, skills, and encouragement—to those who want to embrace the challenge of living successfully with illness. It is her intention to leave people transformed with more power, freedom, self expression, and peace of mind.

Linda’s second book, Wheelchair Wisdom™: Awaken Your Spirit through Adversity, shatters widespread notions of what it’s like to spend life in a wheelchair, which addresses the unique circumstances of the millions of people in wheelchairs. She wants to convey the message that lies at the heart of her convictions—that people are more than their wheelchairs, more than their disabled bodies. Wheelchair Wisdom™ bears testimony to what Linda has learned and experienced—that each of us, regardless of circumstances, can move through life with freedom in a creative and joyful way.

Author: Wheelchair Wisdom: Awaken Your Spirit through Adversity

#1 Amazon International Book Selling Author, 2017.
IPPY, Publishers Award, Self-Help

Author: You Are Not Your Illness: Seven Principles for Meeting the Challenge
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