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My Impossible Life: trauma travel & transcendence by Charlene Jones 

Reader Views Award Winner. 
Book Excellence Finalist in Memoir 
Readers Favorites 5 Stars 

Whistler Independent Book Awards

Charlene Jones has written a fascinating book filled with globe-trotting adventures and interior journeys through mystical landscapes. She shares her emotional exploration of eastern and western healing practices and comes through the fire of her trauma conscious and liberated. This book will inspire others who may wish to undertake their own healing journeys.


Amazon Top Reviewer Ken Korczak TopTenBookReviews—

My Impossible Life by Canadian-born Writer Charlene Jones Offers Profound Insights Derived from Epic Healing Journey (full review here:



Readers Favorites Mamta Madhavan—

Charlene Jones's story of healing and triumph will give hope to many readers…(full review here:


The Wishing Shelf Book Awards of the UK—

“A captivating memoir, intimately written…effective writing style…inspirational read.”

Summers of Fire by Linda Strader 
October 19th 2020

Linda Strader describes in loving detail the countryside of Arizona, a countryside she fought hard to preserve against fires. As one of the first female Firefighters in the US Linda also had to fight: sexism, blacklisting and much more.
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Listen in as Linda describes her Summers of Fire. 

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Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine by Helen Allison RN, MSW with Irene Allison 
Oct 13th 2020
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Along with her mother Helen Allison, Irene Allison stood watch over and offered compassionate care to those at the end of their lives. Helen Allison pioneered so much of what we currently know as hospice and fought to allow those who choose to end their lives, rather than endure unending suffering, as dignified as possible. Irene Allison compiled many of the stories of her mother, and of her own work, into this beautiful book. Listen in as Irene Allison speaks to this most important topic of compassionate care.

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Finding Venerable Mother A Daughter's Spiritual Quest to Thailand by Cindy Rasicot

October 5th 2020

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 Cindy Rasicot continues to unravel how her memoir Finding Venerable Mother, which began as a biography of Rasicot's spiritual teacher the Venerable Dhammananda, ended being Rasicot's own memoir. We discuss the power of the mother/daughter relationship even when that relationship is spiritual, not biological. Listen in here. 

Sane in Pain by Josephine Jones 
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September 28. 2020 
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My friend Josephine Jones and I discuss her experience of having a telephone pole fall on her head. Listen as she describes her symptoms of bi-polar, booze and drug abuse, and more before discovering the healing power of meditating with the pain and separating pain from fear. So much of what Josephine says in this podcast can help us today in our current time of change and uncertainty: focus on one wholesome moment. Join us in the middle of our conversation with this remarkable teacher whose spiritual insights will help you discover how to be Sane in Pain.
Then check out Josephine's website below— for more ways to stay sane, whether you are in physical or emotional pain right now, or just wondering how to steady yourself through these times.

Just in Case: 21 Bite-Sized Stories  by Laura McHale Holland 
Sept. 21  2020 

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If you haven't begun to read Laura McHale Holland's work yet, you are in for a treat. And if you have you will not be disappointed by this her first collection of short fiction pieces. Join us as Laura talks about her visualization writing practice, the power of being concise and her love of writing.

Beautiful Affliction  by Lene Fogelberg 
September 14. 2020
memoir, deadly heart disease, barely survives, miracles

Lene Fogelberg is dying—she is sure of it—but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her. Love stories enfold her, with her husband, her two precious daughters, her enchanting surroundings, but the question she has carried in her heart since childhood—Will I die young?—is threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity. 
Listen in as Lene Fogelberg describes her journey both to a full life of health and her journey as a memoirist here. 

 The Man Behind the Marathons: How Ron Calhoun Helped Terry Fox and Other Heroes Make Millions for Charity by Elaine Cougler

September 7th 2020 

When Ron Calhoun asked Elaine Cougler to write the story of how Terry Fox and other remarkable men raised and continued to raise millions for charity, she declined. But Ron Calhoun was not a man to be put off by the first obstacle. Elaine Cougler found herself switching from historic fiction author to creative non-fiction author. And the switch proved as daunting as running a marathon! Listen in as Elaine Cougler describes her experiences. Be inspired by these five men and the woman who wrote their story! 

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