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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Guide to Wellness for Immune Support

Using the Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine to Protect and Promote Your Family’s Health and Well-Being

Artemis Morris
With a Foreword by James Maskill

A Holistic Approach to the Challenge of a Global Pandemic

This book uses the principles of Naturopathic Medicine to provide you and your family with safe and natural ways to protect and enhance your health and well-being. There are currently no scientifically approved broad-spectrum antivirals or immunotherapies available to prevent or treat COVID-19. Because of this, it is even more imperative that we do all we can to prevent disease by taking care of ourselves naturally. This includes correcting any nutrient deficiencies which compromise our health, following protocols which support our immune system’s ability to respond to illness, and keeping ourselves out of the hospital by reducing the danger of viral transmission. This approach offers a combination of traditional knowledge and wisdom from holistic therapies alongside the latest breakthroughs in evidence-based medicine as well as clinical experience gained by healthcare professionals who are currently caring for patients during the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic.

Artemis D MorrisAbout the Author

Dr. Artemis Morris is a Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, professor of nutrition, researcher, author, and public speaker.  Dr. Artemis is the co-academic director of the Integrative Health and Healing Program at The Graduate Institute and professor of nutrition at The Human Nutrition Institute at University of Bridgeport, where she also taught nutrition for the Naturopathic Medical School.  She completed her Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington where she conducted research on natural anti-virals for HIV.  Dr. Artemis is the medical director and founder of Artemis Wellness Center, LLC an integrative wellness center that specializes in women’s health and wellness and holistic primary care medicine.  Artemis has served as the director of the natural health center at Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, the largest geriatric healthcare center in CT where she did research on acupuncture and pain management.  Dr. Artemis has been researching the Mediterranean Diet and plants of Crete since 2005 and lectures at medical conferences on The Mediterranean diet and other natural health topics.  Dr. Artemis Morris co-authored the book The Anti-Inflammation Diet for Dummies. Her practice philosophy is inspired by the quote from Paracelsus that states, “The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind.”

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Awakening the Hidden Storyteller

How to Build Storytelling Tradition In Your Family

Robin Moore

A Nationally-Acclaimed Storyteller reveals the essential elements of storytelling, story listening and story creating in this award-winning guide to creating your own storytelling tradition.

Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released. Beginning with this simple idea, professional storyteller Robin Moore guides you through the steps of locating, crafting and delivering compelling spoken stories. This title is available in three forms: As a large-format paperback book, as an e-book and as an audio recording.

Robin MooreAbout the Author

Robin Moore has made his full-time living since 1981 as an author, storyteller and instructor in story creation skills in both spoken and written word. He has written more than a dozen award-winning books, published by HarperCollins, Random House and Simon& Schuster. He is owner of his own independent publishing house, Groundhog Press, which produces books and recordings celebrating the oral tradition. He has presented more than 5,000 storytelling programs and has told stories to more than one million people. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. in Oral Traditions from The Graduate Institute. He serves on the faculty of The Graduate Institute as Program Coordinator for The Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions Program, The Applied Storytelling Certificate Program and the Master of Arts in Learning and Thinking Program and is Director of The Graduate Institute Publishing Center.

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The Natural Born Writer

Robin Moore

A Successful Author shows you how to bring your writing projects to fruition, using the imaginative skills you already possess.

Robin Moore struggled for seven years to write his first novel. Today, a dozen books later, he can write one in less than 90 days—with greater creativity and fluidity than he ever dreamed possible. In this ground-breaking book, he reveals his tried-and-true technique for entering the world of imagination and producing compelling writing, using the ancient tools of the storyteller.

Robin MooreAbout the Author

Robin Moore has made his full-time living since 1981 as an author, storyteller and instructor in story creation skills in both spoken and written word. He has written more than a dozen award-winning books, published by HarperCollins, Random House and Simon& Schuster. He is owner of his own independent publishing house, Groundhog Press, which produces books and recordings celebrating the oral tradition. He has presented more than 5,000 storytelling programs and has told stories to more than one million people. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. in Oral Traditions from The Graduate Institute. He serves on the faculty of The Graduate Institute as Program Coordinator for The Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions Program, The Applied Storytelling Certificate Program and the Master of Arts in Learning and Thinking Program and is Director of The Graduate Institute Publishing Center.

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From Being to Becoming

Living an Authentic and Meaningful Life

James Trifone

A Modern-Day Scholar and Educator combines ancient and contemporary wisdom in this elegant blueprint for creating meaning from the chaos of everyday life.

From Being to Becoming: Living an Authentic and Meaningful Life, is predicated on sharing both the insights Dr. Trifone has learned from decades of personal experience, as well as from numerous books he has read that guided him in living an authentic and meaningful life. Therefore this book is for anyone who will benefit by exploring perennial questions about how to walk a path that leads to a full and authentic life. Through narratives and participatory exercises, the book explores the relationships among two transformative concepts. The first involves awakening from a state of static Being to one of dynamic Becoming whereby the journeyer discovers and lives out the soul’s purpose. The second is living authentically or “walking the talk”— walking the path of what we perceive as our soul’s purpose. Therefore, instead of referring to ourselves as “human beings,” we can start seeing the potential in each of us to evolve into human becomings. To quote a wise Zen dictum, “The journey is the destination.” It is in successfully navigating those journeys that our hearts, minds, and souls come to experience fulfillment. This book is about living an authentic life as perceived through the eyes of one journeyman. The journey he shares is the culmination of many lessons learned along the meandering path he has walked over the past sixty-seven years. It represents his personal philosophy, developed over decades of reading, teaching, and navigating the unexpected vicissitudes of life.

From Being to Becoming is divided into chapters called “sojourns.” A sojourn is a stopping point along a journey. At each sojourn, the reader is provided with insights from a variety of wisdom sources regarding how one realizes their life purpose. Each sojourn focuses on ways to realign mind, body, and spirit. Therefore to approach this realignment, we first have to understand that the individual “self” needs to be reconceived as a holistic “Self” that interconnects with all that exists. As a holistic Self, one soon realizes that there are no accidents. All that exists are what Psychologist Carl Jung referred to as “synchronicities,” or “meaningful coincidences.” Significant and sometimes tragic events occur in our lives; they are meant to serve as lessons to be learned. While our fates are not predetermined, the choices we make each moment do affect the potential ones we will have in the future. Although we have free will, there is a destiny emblazoned on our souls from birth that we are meant to discover and walk toward.

Negative events plague us all. They are where living authentically finds its definition. Being happy in good times is easy. But those who find lessons to be learned in down times are the ones who emerge afterward with a new resolve, confidence, and certitude that everything works out for the best in the end if we believe it can. Mythologist Joseph Campbell referred to the “hero’s journey” as the challenge we all face in life. Here we face the choice: whether to accept the challenge or acquiesce and submit to defeat. You are either the hero or the goat. Accepting the challenge comes with the risk of failure. But bowing to adversity yields certain failure. Living authentically means understanding that life is not to be feared; it is to be embraced and lived to the fullest. Those of a positive and courageous spirit accept the challenge, believing that they will emerge as heroes, and that new conviction, strength, and wisdom will redefine them. The hero’s journey forges authenticity and meaningfulness in our lives. This work is an outgrowth of navigating Dr. Trifone’s personal hero’s journey with the hope that others may benefit from the lessons learned. In the end, this book challenges the reader to find meaning in the universe and to live a more-authentic and meaningful life.

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From Being to Becoming: Living an Authentic & Meaningful Life, explores perennial questions about life and each one’s certain place and exceptional role here. Dr. Trifone’s thesis, which is shored up by voluminous research and appropriate text exercises, offers answers to ageless questions via scientific, philosophical, psychological, spiritual and theological perspectives. Living an authentic existence in both the pursuit of truth and acceptance of it, seeing ourselves as part of a greater truth in harmony with the Creator and with whom we serve as co-creators is underscored here in a highly academic yet communicative, congenial and affable approach.

The scholarship of this text is much needed in a challenged culture where ego has yielded to narcissism due to decades of myriad, made-for-the-market, pop psychology, self-improvement pulp books that appeared timely when they flooded bookstores but proved far from timeless.

-James Lomuscio, New York Times journalist, and Author of Writing with Your Head and Heart

Dr. Trifone gives us a no-nonsense everyman’s guide to rich and meaningful living. Read, enjoy, and follow its suggestions. Such advice is rare.

-Allan Leslie Combs, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS); Founder and President of the International Association of Consciousness Studies, author of The Radiance of Being

This book is a pilgrimage into a pathway of becoming where Jim Trifone invites us to become sojourners who enter into our deeper selves amidst the challenges of daily life. He opens up the doors to both inner and outer landscapes of discovery. These are doors of insight to navigate our way forward. He understands that life requires food for the soul and the body-nourishment for the pilgrimage. The book arises from an immense journey of discovery. Indeed, this is a heroic journey of a teacher turned pilgrim. As we join him on the pilgrimage, we shed our static selves and enter into a new state of becoming.

-Mary Evelyn Tucker Ph.D., Co-founder and Co-Director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, Yale University

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Magic in Plain Sight

Magic in Plain Sight isn’t a book about magic, but it is a magic book.

Designed as a guide to revealing the power and possibility in what s present, Magic in Plain Sight offers an alternative to the common approaches used to heal or transform: If I could only break free from this (bad thing) that s happening, I could create more of that (good thing) I want to have happen.

Instead, this book encourages you to discover and explore the vital and perhaps long-overlooked elements already contained in the stories you live and tell, so a new experience unfolds.

In this way, the wisdom embedded in these chapters demonstrates how to change everything by changing nothing, except your perspective.

Magic In Plain Sight also invites you-by inference- to become your own magician. By the time you reach the last page, you ll be better equipped to perform some of life’s most valuable magic tricks: expressing fully, loving boldly, and partnering co-creatively in the wild ride of a rapidly changing world.

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The Theory of Oral Composition

History and Methodology (Folkloristics)

John Miles Foley

Presents the first history of the new field of oral-formulaic theory, which arose from the pioneering research of Milman Parry and Albert Lord on the Homeric poems.

Reviews

” . . . excellent book . . . ” ―The Classical Outlook

” . . . brief and readable . . . There is good tonic in these pages for the serious student of oral tradition . . . a remarkable book.” ―Asian Folklore Studies

“The bibliography is a boon for students and faculty at any level who are curious about the nature, composition, and performance of oral poetry.” ―Choice

” . . . concise, evolutionary account . . . “ ―Religious Studies Review

“As ever, Professor Foley’s conscientious scholarship and sound judgements combine to make a further substantial contribution to the field.” ―E. C. Hawkesworth, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, The Slavonic Review

“Foley is probably the only scholar who is in a position even to suggest the extent of what we should know to work in this area.” ―Speculum

“Foley’s survey stands as a fitting tribute to the achievements of Parry and Lord and as a sure guide to future productive work in the field.” ―Journal of American Folklore

” . . . detailed and informative study . . . We are fortunate that John Foley chose to write this book.” ―Motif

” . . . Theory of Oral Composition . . . detailed account written in an elegant style which could serve equally as a textbook for college and graduate students and as a reference tool for scholars already in the field.” ―Olifant

“As an ‘introductory history,’ The Theory of Oral Composition accomplishes its purpose admirably. It has the capacity to arouse interest on the part of the uninitiated.” ―Anthropologica

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A Climate for Learning

A Teacher’s Guide to Creating an Emotionally Intelligent Classroom in the First Four Days of School

Lawrence Carroll

An Award-Winning Teacher and Educational Consultant shares his Transformational Techniques for Establishing an Emotionally-Intelligent Learning Environment

Distinctive educator, consultant and inspirational speaker Lawrence Carroll believes Aristotle’s decree that “education of the mind, without education of the heart, is no education at all” is a profound wake up call to modern American schools. His students would agree. This book reveals his work, techniques and perspectives to help you create a climate of learning where students’ hearts and minds can be opened, from day one of school.

“Those teachers who struggle in the classroom … omit the being of the child and the chaos they are swimming in.” Through anecdotes, class materials and real-life scenarios, Lawrence guides you to create an atmosphere where students can cultivate emotional intelligence (EI)–the greatest predictor of performance–in your classrooms.

Establishing a classroom that connects you and your students emotionally is a foundation for easeful learning and dynamic student engagement. Spend the first four days of school building relationships with your students. You will never regret it. Forget the wild rush into covering the curriculum as fast as you can. To truly take your students with you, they need to trust you. With a focus around emotional intelligence, you will begin to build that trust. The principles of emotional intelligence empower students toward greater self-reliance and social maturity.

In this concise and practical book, Lawrence Carroll shares the techniques, ideas and perspectives that he presents to educators in the U.S. and Australia. He has influenced the lives of dozens of teachers who have been changed by his work. In the book, you will have access to such resources as:

  • Rubrics design to foster EI
  • Sample Quiz for students to cultivate EI skills
  • Sample Posters to promote a safe classroom atmosphere
  • Access to Online Articles written by Lawrence Carroll Lawrence’s website (www.awakenteenleadership.net)

By tapping into your own ease of being and teaching students to do the same, a safe environment for students emerges. Students begin to enjoy the process of learning.

It is this joy that is conveyed to you in this book.

As an educational consultant, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, experienced High School teacher, and Certified Professional Life Coach, Lawrence Carroll is committed to enabling individuals of all backgrounds to reach personal excellence. His work with clients, especially teenagers, is transformational. Lifting them from low self-esteem, anxiety and even depression he helps them improve their school grades, social lives and unnecessary meltdowns. Parents love working with Lawrence as they see results and changes in their children from as early as the first session. Lawrence’s work in schools and with educators in ground-breaking and timely. He supports schools to develop harmony and productivity with teachers and students. He works with teachers to improve classroom management and sleep better at nights. He seeks opportunities to implement these strategies through ongoing partnerships with businesses, school districts, sporting groups and students of all ages. Additionally, Lawrence facilitates new collaborative partnerships that result in the highest outcome for all.

Lawrence gives keynote speeches, individual coaching and workshops in the USA, Australia, England and beyond, to a wide range of groups and individuals.

Lawrence’s work is widely recognized. He was nominated for the “Distinctive Educator of the Berkshires” Award for his ability to educe learning in students, and presented on this work at the Oxford (England) Round Table. He’s given presentations at Columbia University, The Graduate Institute, Union College, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, teacher workshops at elementary and high schools in MA and New York State, peak performance sessions with Australian Youth sports teams, and more.

He serves on the faculty of the Master of Arts in Learning and Thinking Program at The Graduate Institute.

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