Healthy Grief Unhealthy Grief

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We all know that it is in one’s highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get stuck in the body. Healthy grief allows the griever to heal the loss and move on with life. Yet grief is not always healing. Many of us have […]


A Conversation With Frank Mcgee Author Of A Song For The World The Amazing Story Of The Colwell Brothers And Herb Allen Musical Diplomats

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Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of http://www.Bookpleasures.com, is excited have as his guest Frank McGee, author of A Song for the World: The Amazing Story of the Colwell Brothers and Herb Allen: Musical Diplomats. Frank has built a distinguished career as a writer and journalist over half a century. In the tumultuous 1960s he […]


Working Together To Bring A Purple Heart Home

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More than 1,500,000 Purple Hearts have been awarded to American servicemen and -women since World War Two. The medals are among the military’s top honors and are usually found proudly displayed on uniforms, resting places or in family homes. They’re not the kind of items you’d expect to find in a thrift shop-and when one […]


Alcohol And Honesty

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Irene, in her late 40s, had been in an out of treatment centers for years before consulting with me. When in treatment, she was fine, with no desire to drink, but once she returned home with her husband, Frank, and two adolescent children, it didn’t take long before she was back to drinking. Even though […]


Timeless Marketing Truth How To Add Character To Your Marketing And Bring Your Message Alive

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Making a character out of the advertiser brings the message alive. Maxwell Sackheim is most famous for inventing the Book-of-the-Month Club. But before that, he invented some dramatic, and dramatically successful, advertising. One of his patented techniques was to make a character out of the advertiser, writing ads as if the clients themselves were actually […]


The Power Of Belief Broken Down

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Here is a suggestion for a game to play at your next party. Write down this question on a piece of paper and pass it around. Make sure that everyone gets a chance to answer it. The question is, “How important is “belief” to you? I wonder what kind of answers you would get? Tell […]


Learning Kindeness From Anne Frank

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It’s difficult for me to imagine living in fear everyday the way Anne Frank did, and still find a way to be happy and display kindness and joy the way she did. Anne was a Jewish girl born in Germany who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends in Amsterdam […]


Seeing Eye Dogs A Brief History

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You have no doubt seen a blind person being lead across a busy intersection by a Seeing Eye dog. These functional companions have been used to help handicapped people become independent for years. Nobody knows exactly when the concept of a Seeing Eye dog came into existence but it has been suggested that dogs have […]


Everybody Loves Raymond Dvd Review

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First telecast in the Fall of 1996, Everybody Loves Raymond became an instant favorite among TV audiences, a love affair that would last for nine memorable seasons. Following on the heels of a series of successful sitcoms starring stand-up comics – Seinfeld, Home Improvement, The Drew Carey Show, etc., Everybody Loves Raymond drew upon the […]


Holland Travel Amsterdam Van Gogh Anne Frank

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Holland certainly has a reputation with travelers. Known for having a very liberal attitude on social issues such as prostitution and drugs, the reputation is not always deserved. Yes, marijuana and prostitution is legal, but there is so much more to the country. Many look at Amsterdam as Holland, but visitors know there is much […]


Portals To Safety And Savings

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Savvy homeowners are discovering they can open their home to safety and a wealth of other benefits with the help of impact-resistant windows and doors. The same technology that helps protect a home from a hurricane can also help prevent a burglar from breaking in, significantly reduce outdoor noise, block 99 percent of UV rays […]


Success Lessons From Baseball Enthusiasm And Excitement Can Make The Difference

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I remember, about 35 years ago, reading two books by Frank Bettger, the baseball player, about how enthusiasm made all the difference in his life. His books made a difference in my life at the time and are still well worth reading and re-reading. Probably the most famous of his books is “How I raised […]