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The Dance of Dynamic Peace

The Dance of Dynamic Peace

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All beings desire to be happy and at peace. Yet, the way we go about our daily lives often takes us further away from the very thing we want. Peace cannot be acquired through external sources. It lies within.

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All beings desire to be happy and at peace. Yet, the way we go about our daily lives often takes us further away from the very thing we want. Peace cannot be acquired through external sources. It lies within. The journey to inner peace begins on the meditator's seat where one returns again and again to reconnect with the present moment. In so doing, conscious awareness expands and we recognize our limiting thoughts, feelings and beliefs as the very obstacles to inner peace. At the same time, life is never static. We all experience moments of profound highs and deep lows. Therefore, we must also view inner peace as a dynamic state that evolves and transforms as life unfolds. In each moment, as we learn to be open and accepting of whatever life offers, our state of inner peace expands. Living in peace and joy is possible in spite of the intensity of life. Walk with me on this journey to discovering the dance of dynamic peace.

Makeup Tips from Auschwitz

Makeup Tips from Aushwitz

How Vanity Saved my Mother's Life
edition:Paperback
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Exposing the souls of a family for all to see, Make-up Tips from Auschwitz is an addictive page-turner. Schnurmacher's voice resonates with a lyrical cadence all his own and an unsettling candor reminiscent of humorist David Sedaris and essayist Augusten Burroughs.

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Tommy Schnurmacher has written a book that could change your life. It changed his.

As a writer, Montreal media icon Schnurmacher is an intense force of nature, a seismic swell of visceral empathy, laser-sharp wit and courageous self-analysis.

Now meet Olga. Auschwitz prisoner A-25057, aka Mom, A fearless, dramatic and unpredictable maverick. An original. Exposing the souls of a family for all to see, Make-up Tips from Auschwitz is an addictive page-turner. Schnurmacher's voice resonates with a lyrical cadence all his own and an unsettling candor reminiscent of humorist David Sedaris and essayist Augusten Burroughs.

Like the Oscar-winning film, Life is Beautiful, Schnurmacher revisits the Holocaust with rays of light in the darkness. Sparkling with chutzpah and charm, this is a story of a family's cultural collision and delightful dysfunction. With the growing pains of Shtisel, the earthiness of The Simpsons and the fierce family loyalty of The Sopranos, these newcomers from Hungary defy authority. They figured out early on that conventional values were not enough. It was their moxie that allowed them to succeed.

Schmooze with the passing parade that includes John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor and Crystal Nacht. You will laugh out loud as you meet a cast of supporting characters who redefine eccentric: the 50-minute therapist, the psychic rabbi and a superstitious hypochondriac named Paris.

Once you get to know these mutineers from the mainstream, you will want to organize an intervention. Or at least a Passover Seder.

When will it stop hurting?

When Will It Stop Hurting?

One man's journey through grief
edition:Paperback
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Glenn Cameron's story will make you laugh and cry. It will makes you cherish your loved ones. You will be uplifted as you follow his path in overcoming grief. His inspirational story will provide comfort and hope to others struggling with grief.

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Crystle was the love of his life. For thirty-six years they had done everything together. As retirement approached all he could think of was spending even more time with his beautiful wife, growing old together. Just three years earlier they had sold their home in the Toronto area and moved to Niagara in preparation for retirement. Then on her 58th birthday, Crystle was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer. A terminal diagnosis that Glenn never allowed himself to accept. But just eight months later she had succumbed to her illness and Glenn was thrust into a time filled with uncontrolled grief that seemed to almost suffocate him. This is his real life story. He shares the raw emotions and the dark places he visited in his mind. His story will make you laugh and cry. It will makes you cherish your loved ones. You will be uplifted as you follow his path in overcoming grief. His inspirational story will provide comfort and hope to others struggling with grief.


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