From Beer Bongs to Broccoli: The College Kids Guide to Health and Wellness

From Beer Bongs To Broccoli is a humorous no nonsense guide to finding health and wellness in a college setting. College is one of the most thrilling times of your life, so why not look and feel your best? It’s the one opportunity where you can experience a multitude of new things in a safe and supportive environment. While college provides the perfect setting to discover one’s self, many students find themselves experiencing excessive weight gain, low energy, poor skin, frequent illness, depression and insomnia. My intention for writing this book is to help students discover how to give their body the proper love and attention it desperately needs while having fun and experiencing new things. Readers will learn how to nourish themselves without counting calories, fad diets or extreme exercise regimes. Instead, I provide readers with a variety of different philosophies and theories to help them achieve optimal health and mental awareness. The most important thing one can learn from this book is to understand how to experience something, analyze how they feel and then determine whether or not their body responds well to it. There’s no better feeling in the world than living in harmony with your values and beliefs. Many tout college as the best time of your life. So don’t waste it. Treat everyday as a gift. Use nutrition to become the best version of yourself. Touch the lives of others and always be caring and compassionate. Price: $19.99

It Really Is That Complicated

It Really Is That Complicated, by Charles Rawlings, reveals that relationships are nearly doomed from the start! There is a natural conflict that inevitably develops once two individuals enter into a romantic relationship. Rawlings offers his thoughts on this widespread travesty, and why it may not mean the death of marriage after all.

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda: A Mother’s Lessons, Learnings, and Insights from her Daughter’s Battle with Cancer

Kenna Marriott and her daughter had planned to coauthor a book about the struggles of living with cancer. Unfortunately, the two never got the chance to make this dream a reality. On May 24, 2008, Marriott’s daughter, Jeannine, succumb to her illness after a courageous seven and a half year battle. Driven by grief, recovery and a desire to help others while paying tribute her daughter, Marriott penned Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda; a story of the lessons learned and insights gained from her daughter’s battle with cancer. “This book brings up challenges that are often not discussed, including the stress of continuous treatments and hospitalizations on the patients and family, the impact of cancer on self-esteem, relationships with children and even the sex life of a couple impacted by cancer.”

Mindshift: Your Life Doesn’t Have to Suck

What can help you lose weight, quit smoking, sleep better and become more organized? For more than 20 years, Dr. Marty Lerman has used hypnotherapy to help clients make positive changes in their lives. He writes about his experiences in the new book MindshiftClients experienced changes such as the elimination of phobias, staying focused at work and changes in overall attitude and more. Hypnosis can also be used to foster positive health and lifestyle changes such as weight loss, major stress reduction and improved sexual performance. Mindshift is a roadmap to unlocking the unconscious mind and making unprecedented life changes.

Trying to Catch the Wind

Trying to Catch the Wind by Josef Ferri, tells the true story of the author’s one-true love, whom he is unable to be with. Set against the political and social upheaval of the 1960s, Ferri recounts his own struggle to find love and happiness in a tumultuous and chaotic personal world.

On one fateful evening in his youth, Joe instantly gets enthralled with a young woman as he spots her from across the room. After sharing anything but a typical teenage conversation, the two realize that there is something powerful occurring. As the two young lovers began what would hopefully become a long-lasting, loving relationship, fate and destiny intervened. From the night of their innocent and romantic first date a short time later, these star crossed lovers were faced with huge obstacles. The two were nearly killed by a drunk driver while returning from their first date riding on Joe’s motorcycle.

Journey with Ferri as he takes you back to the most memorable and heartbreaking time of his life in Trying to Catch the Wind.

Josef N. Ferri is a lifelong resident of Buffalo, N.Y. and has taught for six years in the English Department at the University of Buffalo.

The Garnet Ring

After a disastrous abusive marriage, author Jean Farwell could not believe her luck the second time around when she married the love of her life. Luck ran out when her husband contracted three deathly autoimmune diseases. Jean had no medical training, but she did have something stronger – the love and devotion to her husband. The Garnet Ring: From Honeymooner to Caretaker with Love, details the miraculous ways she was able to keep him alive years after what the doctors predicted. “People should not give up on love, even though you’ve been hurt in the past,” Jean says. “I believe many of us often can do more than we ever dreamed of, when we have the right inspiration to do so.”

The Ride, the Rose, and the Resurrection

In June 2007, David Stieler and his wife, Carole, were victims of a hit-and-run motorcycle accident that left Carole with a serious traumatic brain injury, and David facing possible amputation of his foot. At first David regarded the accident as a tragic, unbelievable experience but the closer he examined the events prior to and following the incident the more the crisis felt like a story about miracles of faith and healing that he was supposed to tell. The Vow, a movie based on one couple’s real life story following a serious automobile accident that occurred in November 1993, debuted last year as the top movie of the weekend, earning $41.7 million. To author David Stieler that couple’s experience felt eerily similar to his own. The Ride, the Rose, and the Resurrection is a memoir about how one all-American couple overcame a near death hit-and-run motorcycle crash, and found the strength to push forward despite their injuries, subsequent health and emotional issues, and a constant battle with an insensitive insurance bureaucracy whose primary objective was to cut its losses, even if it came at the victim’s expense.

A Bit of Irish Gold

In A Bit of Irish GoldPhyllis Karsnia uses her own family’s love story as inspiration. This fictionalized biography follows Matt Donahue’s journey through oppression, love and freedom. Beginning in 1888, the reader emerges in Matt’s adventure of leaving repressive Ireland to pursue the American Dream and along the way he falls in love with a beautiful young Irish lady, Annie Rice, whose love is put on hold as Matt establishes himself in rural northern Minnesota. Will their love make it across the pond?

Mac Hacks

Want to take real control of your Mac? Mac Hacks by Chris Seibold (@AppleHacks) will help you dig below the surface to tweak system preferences, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your system that Apple doesn’t expect you to do. With a little effort, you can make your Mac and its applications perform exactly the way you want them to. There are more than 50 hacks in this book that show you how to fine-tune the interface, work with multimedia, set up your network, boost security, and perform a few tricks with Unix.