Buddy And Bea Book Giveaway

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Congratulations to Suzy Davies out of Florida for winning the first book giveaway in August 2016…..

bbThanks for visiting my blog called Your Health Journal. As most of you know, on July 26, 2016, I had my 5th book published called Buddy and Bea, thanks to the support of Snow Leopard Publishing. I have been so thankful for all the support of this project. On the first day being on Amazon, the book made it under the 10K mark for best selling books. For those who know about books on Amazon, this is a huge accomplishment. Most importantly, a percentage of proceeds from each book sold will raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

So, I thought it would be fun to have a book giveaway, but at the same time, with your help, I can promote the book via your social networks. Here is how it works.

How to get one entry into the lottery

Each time you just share something about the book on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, or LinkedIn, it will go into the lottery as one entry for you. For example, if you share something about Buddy and Bea that was posted on social media previously – – and you shared it 4 times in your social networks, that would count as 4 entries for you. Just make sure you tag Len Saunders somewhere in your post.

How to get two entries into the lottery

Each time you post to Facebook or Twitter the examples below, you will enter into a lottery for the free book with two entries. The more you post about the book to Facebook or Twitter with the examples below, the more chances you have to win.

Here is the post you should place on Twitter so it is seen by myself:

I love the new picture book Buddy and Bea about the circle of life. You will truly enjoy this story – https://goo.gl/N1AoGV @lensaunders

Here is the post you should place on Facebook so it is seen by myself:

Please check out a new picture book called Buddy and Bea which teaches children (and adults) about the circle of life in a loving and fuzzy way. You will truly enjoy this story. Also, a percentage of the proceeds of each book sold will go to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of America! – https://goo.gl/N1AoGV @Buddy and Bea

On Facebook, make sure the @Buddy and Bea leads to the Buddy and Bea Facebook page.

socialnetworkThe winner will be announced some time near the end August. If you win, you will receive the message via Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus or Twitter, but the winner will also be posted here. You can have the book delivered to yourself, a family member or a friend.

– There is no fee to participate. There is only going to be one winner from this, and as I said, I will post the winner here as well. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.

Link to book on Amazon…..Click here

Link to book web page…..Click here


New Book, ‘Stop Dying Fat,’ Delivers Insight On Obesity As A Disease

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booksDr. Eleazar Kadile Offers Prescription for a Successful Diet: Enjoy Change.

In “Stop Dying Fat: Doctors Healing the Disease of Obesity,” Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who specializes in treating patients with obesity and associated chronic disease, gives readers and clients a prescription for a successful diet plan, which works best if you’re comfortable with change.

“I call it the KadileAtric Power Principle®, a comprehensive lifestyle program requiring those who need it most – the severely obese – to learn how to embrace change,” says Dr. Kadile, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine.

“Change is an inevitable fact of life, so why not enjoy it and become fascinated with the amazing things a body can do as it becomes rehabilitated for a better life?”

“Stop Dying Fat: Doctors Healing the Disease of Obesity” is the definitive prescription for a successful diet for the hard to lose obese with medical complications. Kadile, an M.D., advocates that obesity must be treated like any other life threatening disease: immediately and aggressively. His Slendergenic meal plan emphasizes losing dangerous fat, by replacing all synthetic and processed food with natural and organic alternatives.

The book consists of four power principles as part of the prescription for a successful diet that serve to repair and revive the body through rapid weight loss with a Slendergenic meal plan that is low in carbohydrates and high in protein and healthy fat intake.

“Again, it all begins with a reader’s mentality,” he says. “The severely obese need to cultivate a new relationship with food, which is inherently pleasurable, but it should also be nourishing. Food is the body’s medicine; the more healthy and balanced your intake is, the better the medicine will work. Highly processed junk food, on the other hand, leads to obesity and a laundry list of chronic diseases.”

“I have lost a total of 80 pounds. I am very, very happy with the success that my mother and I have had with Dr. Kadile’s weight-loss program. My emotional state is much improved. My energy level is also greatly improved. All I can say is that the KadileAtric Power Principle is an awesome program!” – Dan Sickinger, an accountant and husband from Brillion, WI.

About Eleazar Kadile, M.D.

Dr. Eleazar Kadile is a complementary physician who specializes in treating patients with obesity who may suffer from heart disease, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, depression or ADHD. With decades of medical experience throughout the United States, he has been developing a comprehensive and systematic approach to battling obesity. He is the director of the Center for Integrative Medicine in Green Bay, Wis. (http://www.kppmd.com).

Peter Rabbit Encourages Kids To Eat Healthy And Be Active Through New Special Edition Book And Education Campaign

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Thank you to PRWeb and the Alliance For A Healthier Generation for supplying this article…..

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, National AfterSchool Association, Nickelodeon and Penguin Young Readers Join Forces to Launch Peter Rabbit Hop to Health Campaign.

newspaperThe globally beloved Peter Rabbit character will be featured in a new health and wellness initiative, Hop to Health, launching this fall. The new kid-targeted campaign was created through a partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the National AfterSchool Association, and Nickelodeon who joined forces with Penguin Young Readers to educate children and their families about the importance of healthy eating habits and being active.

This fall, 60,000 free copies of a new special edition Peter Rabbit book, On Your Mark, Get Set, Hop!, will be distributed to more than 300 out-of-school time providers across the United States. The books will be accompanied by posters and placemats, empowering children and families to develop healthy habits for life. This new book features art inspired by Nickelodeon’s Peter Rabbit CG-animated series, which is based on the characters created by Beatrix Potter in her classic children’s book collection The Tales of Peter Rabbit.

The Peter Rabbit Hop to Health campaign is an important part of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s mission to combat childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has almost tripled in children and adolescents in the past 30 years. Today about one out of three children and adolescents (ages 2-19) in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.

“The Peter Rabbit brand is the perfect pathway to teaching kids and families about the importance of leading healthier lives,” said Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “We are thrilled to be joining with the National AfterSchool Association, Nickelodeon and Penguin Young Readers Group to ensure out-school-time providers, families and kids themselves, have the tools and resources they need to develop lifelong, healthy habits.”

More than 15 percent of American youth are involved in afterschool programs and millions more engaged in summer camps, community centers and faith-based organizations. Out-of-school time providers are poised to create environments for young people where healthy eating and physical activity options are accessible and encouraged. They play an essential role in empowering youth to make healthy choices and become leaders and advocates for healthy changes.

In addition to educating children and families on the importance of healthy living, the campaign also provides out-of-school time staff with fun and easy-to-use tools to talk to children and families about the importance of eating healthy and staying active. The five tips the Peter Rabbit Hop to Health campaign teaches about healthy, active living include:

* Eat your fruits and vegetables with every meal, including snacks.

* Get up, move and sweat every day.

* Sleep for at least 9 hours every night.

* Drink water every day.

* Get outside and play! Cut down on the time you spend watching TV or playing on the computer.

“Out-of-school time programs play a vital role in whole child development and contributing to healthy communities. Afterschool professionals continue to look for innovative ways to help children learn about health and wellness and to increase literacy skills,” said Gina Warner, ‎Executive Director at National Afterschool Association. “The Peter Rabbit Hop to Health campaign effectivity combines these two key areas, creating meaningful experiences for students. The NAA is pleased to partner with these great organizations to provide resources aligned with the NAA Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards.”

Additionally, Nickelodeon will support the Peter Rabbit Hop to Health campaign through its social media channels to spread the message of healthy living to millions of children. Nick’s CG-animated Peter Rabbit preschool series is produced in conjunction with Silvergate Media and follows the adventures of the mischievous Peter Rabbit and his best friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail, as well as many of the much-loved and iconic Beatrix Potter characters.

“Nickelodeon is pleased to join this effort to reach kids across the county with tools they can use to make healthy lifestyle choices,” said Jean Margaret Smith, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Nickelodeon Group. “Afterschool organizations are increasingly the place where kids are learning good habits, and the iconic Peter Rabbit connects with kids on being active, fit and fun.”

“We are so excited to introduce Peter Rabbit to new readers across the US. Our partnership with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the National AfterSchool Association, and Nickelodeon is a perfect alignment to educate kids and their families about wellness through Peter Rabbits’s fun and healthy habits,” said Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Warne, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

The 60,000 books will be distributed to more than 300 out-of-school time providers across the United States enrolled in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative including more than 100 Boys & Girls Clubs and National Recreation and Park Association sites across the country. The Alliance’s Out-of-School Time Initiative provides out-of-school time programs with evidence-based professional development and the processes, tools and resources needed to increase children’s access to healthier foods and physical activity.

Parents are encouraged to visit the Peter Rabbit website (http://www.peterrabbit.com/us) for free resources from the Peter Rabbit Hop to Health campaign to empower children to lead healthy lives.

Out-of-school time staff should visit the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (http://www.healthiergeneration.org) and National AfterSchool Association (http://www.naaweb.org) websites for fun and easy-to-use tools to educate children about the importance of healthy eating habits and being active.

About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments for millions of children. To learn more and join the movement, visit HealthierGeneration.org.

About the National AfterSchool Association
NAA’s mission is to foster development, provide education, and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community. It is the membership organization for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours. In 2011 NAA created Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time Programs to provide evidence-based, practical Quality Standards to foster the best possible nutrition and physical activity outcomes for children.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

About Penguin Young Readers
Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children’s book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Ally Condie, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Flanagan, John Green, Anthony Horowitz, Oliver Jeffers, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Patricia Polacco, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company.

New Book About Divorce Recovery For You And Your Children Published Today

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familyvectorBeyond Marital Conflict: The ground breaking Divorce Recovery for You and Your Children will be published today. It is written by author and psychotherapist Bob Livingstone. He has been specializing in divorce recovery for over twenty five years.

This is what readers are saying about this trailblazing book:

“A must read for anyone going through a divorce and has children”-Chad

“Bob Livingstone’s book stands out for his compassionate insight into how high conflict divorce impacts the children, parents and child’s therapists”-S Kman

“The way in which parents and children can move past such a significant event could not have been written more eloquently. Highly recommended read!”-Feven

This is a book for those who are divorced and have no intention of reuniting with ex-spouses. Beyond Marital Conflict: Divorce Recovery for You and Your Children teaches how to move forward after the breakup. The book describes and dissects high conflict divorce and offers concrete solutions that you can implement immediately.

The benefits you will obtain here are: having a closer relationship with your children, having an improved, less warring relationship with your ex, lowering the stress in your life and being able to have a stronger bond with those you love.

You are asked to take a focused look at your role in the conflict and what positive changes you could make to improve the life of your children and yourself. The devastating breakup is assessed from the parent’s perspective and the origins of parental pain are discussed. Transforming this pain to a healing place for your family is also highlighted.

The angst that your children experience on a daily basis and the dysfunctional behavior they exhibit are explored as well. Strategies to truly move them out of the middle of the conflict between you and your ex-partner are talked about.

You will hear about the experience of a therapist working with families like yours and hopefully you will gain more insight into your issues. The author invites you to take perhaps the most important journey in your life.

Bob Livingstone LCSW

New Book By Maurice Horwitz

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booksMy Life as a Diet: American’s Transformative New Book Offers Bold ‘Gift of Hope’ to Frustrated (and Still Overweight) Yo-Yo Dieters.

Written by Maurice Horwitz, following a lifetime of fad and yo-yo dieting, ‘My Life as a Diet: Understanding and Healing for Never-ending Dieters!’ offers a renewed passion toward life and a proven healing plan for those who have faced the harsh realities of obesity. Fusing his compelling personal story with an abundance of wisdom and advice, Horwitz’s latest release is poised to change the lives of thousands.

69% of American adults are overweight, and one-in-three embarks on a fad diet each year that often adds to the yo-yo nature of their weight loss efforts. Maurice Horwitz was once one of them; fat, no energy and constantly facing the loneliness obesity inflicts. However, after a dramatic life transformation, Horwitz has released a new book to help others break the dieting cycle and triumph to unprecedented new levels of health and happiness.

‘My Life as a Diet: Understanding and Healing for Never-ending Dieters!’ cuts to the core of those struggling with obesity. Fusing his life-changing advice with a heartfelt message of support for those facing loneliness due to their weight, Horwitz is one American underdog to be celebrated with gusto.


The book, My Life As A Diet: Understanding and Healing for Never-ending Dieters, is a gift of hope for all never-ending (yo-yo) dieters. Maurice Horwitz shares his heartfelt understanding of the harsh realities of being fat and living with a diet mentality throughout his entire life. Through his candid words you quickly realize that they are not alone, that someone truly understands and cares, and most importantly helps you to recognize that there is hope in the lonely world of being fat and never-ending dieting.

In sharing his powerful, transformative healing plan you are given simple steps that will have you waking up with a smile, feeling a renewed passion for life, believing in yourself, and most importantly acknowledge that you are perfect no matter what you weigh. Ultimately this shift in your psyche will allow you to accomplish anything you desire, including permanent weight loss. Maurice inspires you to heal and to unlock and live their dreams and aspirations. Hope is here. You are not alone!

“This book is the missing link in the lives of those who are obese and struggling to lose weight; tackling both the physical and mental aspects of the affliction,” says Horwitz. Continuing, “Most weight loss books are written by Doctors – but this message of hope comes from my years of personal adversity and torment. I’m no Doctor – just a guy whose weight was wrecking his body and soul. My new plan, contained in the book, will help anyone out of this rut and into a new life that they never expected to find”

Early reviews for the book have been overwhelmingly positive.

Andrea P. Katz comments, “What a wonderful resource for life-long dieters. Whether you are morbidly obese or simply always trying to lose weight, this little gem will give you inspiration. It is uplifting and wise. Read the book!”

William. C. Broderick adds, “My Life as a Diet is a beautifully written guide on how to love yourself in a world where obesity is a source of pain and torment for millions. Mr. Horwitz’ insights come from a life centrally focused on losing weight and the highs and lows associated with the successes and failures of his attempts. I highly recommend this book for those whose lives are controlled by the scale in their bathroom, whose sense of self is dominated by what you weigh or for anyone who loves someone who is obese.”

‘My Life as a Diet: Understanding and Healing for Never-ending Dieters!’ published by Horwitz Publishing LLC, is available now: http://goo.gl/D0yGd9.

About the Author:

Maurice Horwitz was born and grew up in Houston, Texas, where he still lives today. His education includes a BA in theater arts from the University of Houston, and a MPA master in business from the University of Texas at Austin.

Maurice had hoped to have a career in show business but his journey led him down a completely different path. He became a tax accountant and for the last twenty-six years of his professional career worked for the U.S. Government. With job burn out, Maurice retired early with his intention to dramatically change his life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The year following his retirement he lost one hundred thirty-eight pounds. The next chapter of Maurice’s life led him down a bumpy road that included a number of very serious health crises. During the one-year period of these crises Maurice gained back most of the weight he had recently lost. While recovering from the last of these medical traumas, Maurice realized that his weight and life were totally out of control yet once again. This jolting wake-up call ultimately guided Maurice to develop a life-altering healing plan for his self. With courage and devotion to this plan, Maurice experienced a dramatic change in his psyche and life. He knew that the time had arrived to access his talents and to share his deep understanding of living with being fat and his personal healing plan knowing that he would help others like himself. The result of Maurice’s work is his book, “My Life As A Diet: Understanding and Healing for Never-ending Dieters!”

This book is for people struggling with weight issues and “anyone” wishing to change their life for the better. Maurice shares his simple yet powerful, transformative healing plan giving you the stepping-stones needed to achieve extraordinary results. With personal commitment and a little patience, the plan will guide you to a treasured state of happiness no matter what you weigh or what obstacles that you are facing in your life.

Life-Changing New Book

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mansmileOverlooking Happiness, Reveals How To End Psychological Suffering & Experience True Happiness Beyond Our Thoughts

While everyone desires happiness, most believe that it’s only attainable after a long journey of reinvention and healing. However, author Joshua BenAvides has some compelling news – authentic happiness is your already-present nature, it’s just being overlooked.

BenAvides’ new book, ‘Overlooking Happiness: A Guide To The Destination You Never Left’ leads us on a lively journey deeper and deeper into our true self, beyond our thoughts. It is a timeless handbook that exposes the false assumptions and unseen beliefs that prevent us from recognizing our true identity and dwelling in the joyful freedom of the present moment.

“We have been misled to believe that happiness can be derived from what we can do, have or become,” Joshua explains. “In other words, the collective belief is that happiness exists somewhere in an imaginary future, somewhere other than here and now. Because of this false assumption, we overlook our natural state of happiness and end up struggling to have, do or become what is already immediately available, here and now, as our present nature.”

With the debut of his new book – Overlooking Happiness – Benavides’ explores what he considers to be the four most important questions you can ask in a lifetime:

– What is happiness?

– Who am I?

– What is the world and my relation to it?

– What is the nature of suffering?

grandparentchild“No matter what you are going through, whether you are living in fear, anxiety, lack, depression, anger, or sadness, this book will guide you to experience your inherent freedom and see that all of our so-called “problems”, and the sense that there is something missing or wrong, exists because of one thing: we don’t know our true identity,” says BenAvides.

He adds, “By discovering who you really are, prior to thoughts, you pull the rug out from underneath psychological suffering and any sense that you are limited or lacking in any way. The on-going effort to achieve a better present moment drops and you can finally rest, here and now, as the ever-present peace that you are ”

Spiritual author’s such as Longevity Sage, Peter Ragnar, are raving about BenAvides’ new book. Ragnar says, “How strange to overlook the very thing we seek so much! Joshua points directly at the obvious and in doing so tickles our hearts! Excellent read!”

The book will be available for free download from January 1st-5th, 2014. at this link:


About the Author:

From an early age, Joshua BenAvides was deeply interested in the nature of reality and truth. Then one day, while on a short vacation on the island of Maui, Joshua had a clear and direct realization of his true nature as boundless, changeless, ever-present awareness. He is the author of “The Sun Seeking Light: Ending The Search for Spiritual Enlightenment”. now lives on the “Big Island of Hawaii” with his wife and spends his days writing and helping people from around the world recognize their unlimited nature.

Author’s official website.

– Submitted by James Collins