JSport Founder and Celebrity Trainer Julie Rammal is Today’s Honoree for Wednesday May 18th, 2016

JulieRammalJSport was born, registered and copyrighted in California. The firm was originally called
Holistic Fitness & Wellness in 2006 and previously known as Fitness Outlook in 2000. It was founded by celebrity trainer Julie Rammal.

It originally started as a personal training firm that offered personal training services and later expanded to offering Pilates and Yoga. Currently, JSport provides online and in person: expert holistic sessions and consultations in: Ayurveda, Alternative and complimentary medicine, Anti-aging, Personal training, Pilates, Fitness, Detox, Nutrition, Weight loss, Movement therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Sound and Crystal therapy and much more.

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Author Gary Mason is Today’s Honoree for Tuesday May 17th, 2016

GaryMasonGary Marson’s world collapsed in seconds when he returned home from work to find his wife – Louise – a gifted and much-loved doctor, had taken her life at the age of just 40. Just Carry On Breathing is an eloquent, raw, poignant and discerning account of Gary’s subsequent journey through the first year of widowhood. It follows his attempts to deal with his overwhelming grief, adjust to the daily realities of his loss, make sense of the tragedy of suicide, and begin the task of rebuilding his life.

Stoke-on-Trent: May 13, 2015:  Dark River, an imprint of the UK-based publishing company Bennion Kearny, announces the publication of a compelling new book covering one man’s attempts to make sense of the suicide and death of his wife

Just Carry On Breathing: A Year Surviving Suicide and Widowhood explores the universal emotions and issues facing widows and widowers and suicide survivors, including confusion, exhaustion, guilt, numbness, and anger. As the year progresses, Gary touches on topics ranging from faith, remembrance, his changing sense of self, mental illness and the bravery of suicide to the practical aspects of bereavement such as the empty bed, the loss of sex, dealing with his wife’s possessions, and holidaying alone. It bears witness to a story which is as much about love and hope as grief and mourning; a story of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of tragedy and loss and, ultimately, one which holds open the possibility of adjustment, recovery, and new life.

Inspired by Gary’s hugely acclaimed blog, and incorporating new and expanded material, unique to the book, Just Carry On Breathing is an essential read for anybody who has lost their partner, particularly at a young age, or been bereaved by suicide, and for those who want to understand the experience of others in these positions.

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Author Dr. John P. Geyman is Today’s Honoree for Monday May 16th, 2016

clinicianJohnGeymanLatest polls show that the majority of Americans do not approve of our current health care system. Rising rates, decreased quality for some, and less choice are all reasons that the public has voiced opposition to the current plan. If you’re reading this, chances are you have been personally affected by the health care system in some way and are interested and invested in its improvement. But with such a complicated and often politically muddled topic, where does the average American turn for a straightforward explanation rooted in research and actual experience?

Enter: The Human Face of ObamaCare: Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next by respected and experienced physician, medical editor, and health writer John P. Geyman, M.D.

Dr. Geyman delivers an evidence-based, objective, non-partisan, and well documented read for those interested in where our health care system is going and what it means for them – and, especially during this election season, that should be all of us!

The Human Face of ObamaCare truly does show the human face of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) as more than 50 stories of real patients and their families best illustrate the continuing problems of the health care system. The ACA has helped many millions of people since its enactment in 2010, but has fallen far short of what is needed to improve access, affordability, and quality of U. S. health care. Much of our population still cannot afford health care, and there is no cost containment in sight. Underinsurance is the new norm, with narrowed networks, high deductibles, and increasing cost sharing forcing many people to forego necessary care.

So, what’s next? Dr. Geyman takes a look at the ACA almost six years after its passage. He takes an evidence-based approach to assessing three major alternatives for further health care reform: (1) continuation of the ACA with improvements as needed, (2) Republican proposals for its repeal and/or replacement, and (3) single-payer national health insurance (NHI).

“There is growing awareness that many of us can no longer afford health insurance or care, and that we are one accident or serious injury away from personal and financial disaster,” says Dr. Geyman. “I hope to increase public knowledge about these issues, debunk myths perpetuated by opponents of reform, and build support for positive and vital change.”

Fascinating and immensely helpful, The Human Face of ObamaCare reveals:

· Why the current market-based system is unsustainable for patients, families, employers, taxpayers, and the government
· How the ACA has failed to control costs of health insurance or health care
· Why fundamental financing reform is necessary to control costs and how this can happen
· An examination of the current election cycle and the three leading alternatives for health care being proposed
· A compelling economic, sociopolitical and moral case for single-payer national health insurance · And much more!

John Geyman, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine from 1976 to 1990. As a family physician with over 25 years in academic medicine, he has also practiced in rural communities for 13 years. He was the founding editor of The Journal of Family Practice (1973 to 1990) and the editor of The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine from 1990 to 2003. Dr. Geyman served as president of Physicians for a National Health Program from 2005 to 2007 and is a member of the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Medicine.

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Author AD Denning is Today’s Honoree for Friday May 13th, 2016

ADDenningMillions got to know Aylan for all of the wrong reasons – a Syrian toddler lying face-down on the beach, dead; a chilling reminder that war is real. But, just as millions suffer at the plight of the world’s spinning political machines, politicians themselves also call themselves victims for a very different set of struggles. Generous humanitarian gestures lead to tensions across the continent leaving political futures fragile.

In ‘Refuge’, AD Denning’s new novel, he pits both viewpoints together and challenges readers to question every shred of their preconceptions. Perfectly fusing fact with fiction, Denning’s novel has a fierce impact on reality.


With Europe facing a deluge of refugees, several leaders facing losing their political careers and the prospect of a Brexit threatening the world economy, a think tank comes up with an innovative yet contentious solution that turns the crisis on its head and could save the continent from the abyss. At the same time, a young Syrian family faces its own life threatening crisis and desperately makes a bid to escape from certain death and tragedy.

As the political wrangling unfolds in opulent European surroundings there is the contrast with a daily struggle for survival to reach safety through Syria and Turkey until eventually the two dramas unite and the main protagonists meet.

This page turning novella encapsulates the nerve jangling struggles of the family and the political struggles of European leaders as they try to reach agreement across a philosophically divided continent.

A “must read” for anyone interested in the refugee crisis, European politics and Brexit, this novella will challenge your views, make you consider some radical ideas and entertain you.

“The sad fact is that, putting media spin aside, the only real periscope the world had into the Syrian refugee crisis was the deplorable image of Aylan lying face-down in the sand. Literature is a bold vehicle for change and, through stories like mine, we can change this,” explains Denning. “I take readers deep inside the refugee crisis as well as the “other side” of politicians’ careers. It’s a holistic view that could just change their minds and force them to challenge the norm for the rest of their lives.”

Continuing, “The narrative and its message are all the more important right now with the onslaught of buzz surrounding Brexit – a move which, in itself, could ripple around the world both positively and negatively. My story doesn’t take sides, but instead asks readers to consider some radical new ideas and fight for tangible change.”

With the volume’s demand expected to increase, interested readers are urged to secure their copies without delay.

About the Author:

AD Denning is a senior executive in a financial organisation and has extensive international experience, spanning the Middle East, Asia and Europe.


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Author Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert, Ph.D is Today’s Honoree for Thursday May 12th, 2016

DrTolbertBefore Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert, Ph.D., broke multiple gender and racial barriers in the field of science, she first had to pull herself out of poverty.

For Tolbert, author of “Resilience in the Face of Adversity,” her upbringing was less than ideal. She was born in segregated Virginia and endured a tumultuous childhood. She was an orphan at an early age and had to care for her siblings.

Through hard work and dedication, she became a leader in her field and shattered multiple glass ceilings during her career working for the U.S. Department of Energy and BP North America. Tolbert was the second African-American to graduate from Brown University with a doctorate in biochemistry, one of six African Americans to serve as a senior advisor at the National Science Foundation and the first African-American to serve in directorial roles at both the New Brunswick and Argonne National Laboratories.

“Despite this rough beginning, I found the strength of will and perseverance not only to survive my home life and take care of my siblings, but also to excel in my chosen career,” Tolbert said.

By sharing her story, Tolbert hopes to be an inspiration for others and encourage people to choose careers in the fields of math and science as well as promote the benefits of STEM.

“I want to inspire initiative in individuals who want something in life but are afraid to take steps to rally against adversity and lift themselves out of poverty, despair and ignorance,” Tolbert said.

About the Author:

Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert is a retired scientist and former senior advisor at the National Science Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brown University, a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Tuskegee University. She resides in Springfield, Va.

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Author Karima Vargas Bushnell is Today’s Honoree for Wednesday May 11th, 2016

KarimaDuring the 1970’s author Karima Vargas Bushnell hitchhiked up and down the west coast. From her early childhood to her adult years Vargas Bushnell has immersed herself in a number of religions and cultures allowing her to encompass a wide variety of cultures throughout her new book, “The Life and Times of Halycon Sage.”

In “The Life and Times of Halycon Sage” Vargas Bushnell has created a protagonist who embarks on a quest to break the façade shielding society by using insight and the magic of words to get people to stop killing each other and destroying the earth.

Halycon Sage is a novelist known for his astounding wisdom and unique writing style, expressed in novels no longer than a short paragraph.

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Author Lou Bishop is Today’s Honoree for Tuesday May 10th, 2016

LouBishopAccording to an American Psychological Association article, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in four girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. Of those who survive, many still face effects as they reach adulthood. Author Lou Bishop lives to tell her story and others.

In her new book, Lyah! Lyah! Pants on Fyah!, she shares stories from women who are childhood sexual abuse survivors and provides tools for healing and ending the intergenerational cycle of abuse. Bishop’s novel addresses the impact of low self-esteem, codependency, and toxic shame and highlights the power of love, acceptance, and redemption.

“The stories show the long-term impact of childhood sexual abuse,” said Bishop. “I am not my story and you aren’t either.”

As an author and motivational speaker, Bishop has made it her mission to advocate for women’s rights. Her courage and confidence shines in Lyah! Lyah! Pants on Fyah! as she offers advice that can help everyone live more fulfilling lives.

“Even if you have not been a victim, the tools presented in the book can help you rise above hardships through spiritual healing,” said Bishop.


Lou Bishop is a motivational speaker and avid writer. She attended New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Bishop resides in Brooklyn.

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