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Beyond Trauma by Victor Volkman

Victor R. Volkman

Victor R. Volkman

 Beyond Trauma by Victor VolkmanA great book and resource if you have experienced any trauma in your life that Victor Volkman’s book was made for your reading pleasure.  I have experienced trauma when my real mom died when I was five.  Volkman creates a pathway to deal with your feelings and how to get on with your life.

In the new book “Beyond Trauma, Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction, Second Edition” Volkman presents a series of conversations with a wide range of people from many different backgrounds and experiences. Each provides his or her perspective on Traumatic Incident Reduction, or TIR for short. The book explains the techniques used by professionals and patients to help people sort out, resolve and overcome the negative effects of painful suffering. Untold countless people have to deal with trauma in a wide variety of situations including Soldiers who experience war or injury, families dealing with death, chemical or substance abuse, parental neglect, child abuse.

© 2013 Jackie Paulson

Victor R. Volkman

Victor R. Volkman


The Weight-loss game how to lose and win by Victoria Fleishman


The Weight Loss Game: How to Lose and Win!
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Land a New job opportunity, April 6, 2013

Victoria Fleishman’s The Weight Loss Game: How to Lose and Win!
If you need to change your perspective on how weight loss works for permanent change in your own life, this book is for you! The real secret to losing weight is by losing “fat.” I am in college and learning so much from reading another book called The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan and Fleishman’s book is much easier to understand and follow for losing weight. The author will discuss the ways you should live with healthy eating to lose the weight. It will be a struggle at first, but in the end if you are a serious person whom wants to take the weight off, then I believe what she writes will help you.
© 2013 Jackie Paulson


Book Review: Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount

Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blountimages (15)

Reviewed by Jackie Paulson © 2012

I was given a free copy of this emotional roller coaster young adult novel which is about the suffering, loss of a loved one, and grief.  When the main character, Mae McBride decides that her best friend is not her best friend any longer, the story shows us how they reunite in such a magical way.

What causes Mae and Heidi to have a departing conflict is the fact that when the house is caught on fire, Mae’s father saves Heidi’s life and dies a hero.

First off I can relate to having a loved one die, which many can who would read this book.  The book shows the stages of grief among the character that are a reality and can be something I relate to as well as you.

NOTE: (My real mother died when I was five and she was 33), so I can really relate to all of the characters emotions in the stages of grief and loss.

Secondly, the story is short and easy to read in one sitting (105 pages total).

Thirdly, I could feel the emotions and the compassion in each character as true to life as well.

Fourthly, I think it would be easy to place blame on the “dead father” for saving Heidi.  It is such a reality to envision this story as real.  I also can see the two best friends take the stance they did in the story and then later realize the regret and silliness to only make up and become life time friends forever, learning from the experience.

This would be a great book for any age group but it is aimed towards young adults.  If you decide to read this book please comment below of what you thought of it, thank you, © 2012 Jackie Paulson

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Book Review: Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD

Title: Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, MBA, JD
Publisher: DemosHealth, Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
Publisher Address:  11 West 42nd St, 15th floor   New York, N.Y.  10036
ISBN: 978-1-936303-34-2

Price: $21.95 US DOLLARS

Publication Date: 2013
Reviewed by Jackie Paulson © 2012

Headline: What is Estate and financial planning for COPD?
5 stars

This book covers the question, “why a book on planning for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?”  COPD is one of the most common lung disease and it has a profound impact on those living with it, their families, loves ones, and caregivers.   It covers; estate, financial, planning, health finances and it tells you how.  Each chapter is extensively covered and gives a summary at the end of each section of chapter.

Did you know that COPD is misunderstood and that more woman than men is being diagnosed at the ages of 45-64?  Most persons with COPD lose their jobs, careers, businesses and hurt financially which affects their retirement.  This all needs to be considered when planning for the future of those affected by COPD.

This is a must read book when COPD is occurring.  Mr. Shenkman does an excellent job of providing the tools and techniques for people and their financial advisors with this dreaded disease.    It is very easy to read and a helpful resource to keep on your shelves or give to someone whom may be dealing with COPD.



Parkinson’s Disease (Looking Down the Barrel) by Richard Secklin

Parkinson’s Disease (Looking Down the Barrel) by Richard Secklin


When Richard wrote this memoir when he was four years (2010) into his diagnosis and living with Parkinson’s disease.  We all have heard of Michael J Fox and his struggles with the disease and this book should be added to anyone’s collection of books if you know someone who suffers from such a disease.

I am deeply moved by what Richard writes and the fact that his wife left him after 18 years.  His son left also.

Since Richard use to be a cop and worked his way up the ladder of success he was smacked with Parkinson’s disease which led him to facing the barrel of a gun, wanting to kill himself.

Since I am a Christian I can have compassion for the thought process of depressed people such as when it hit Richards life.

Losing my wife, son, job, career, and all that was worked for would be the hardest thing to handle ever.  Can you imagine?

This is a true story and will open your eyes to the reality of Parkinson’s’ Disease.

© 2012 Jackie Paulson