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Love Lessons: A talk with Dr. Bernie S. Siegel and Cynthia J. Hurn

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Generous Offer

WOW!!! My publisher – New World Library – is offering an incredible opportunity to all its authors, their friends, and families – If you’re reading this, then this means you!

Please give the gift of books this year and take advantage of the 50% discount, and for deliveries inside the continental USA, there is free shipping on orders over $35. There are so many wonderful books in the New World Library catalogue; have a good browse. If you’re wanting to buy any of their titles that I have written, the books I co-authored and edited with Bernie Siegel are:
Art of Healing Bernie Siegel 2011

Don’t delay – this offer ends on Dec 18 or when books run out – which ever comes first.

Simply enter the code HOLIDAY at checkout by Friday, December 18, 2015 to save

The link to their website is: http://www.newworldlibrary.com/

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My Ghostwriting Project Is On the Bookshelves!

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Last year Dr Mel Borins hired me to ghostwrite a non-technical, light-hearted narrative for medical articles he’d written – articles meant for doctors’ eyes only. He hoped I would bring them to life in a way that would appeal to and be useful to the general public. While I researched the history of many alternative herbs and treatments, folklore, botanical information and human interest stories – as well as interviewing Dr. Mel about his own experiences – I was able to help him create his new book “A Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why.”

This was a fascinating project for me, one that changed how I look at my own healthcare and how I choose alternative methods, which I regularly use. I thought modern science and traditional medicine had to be worlds apart, but I learned through my research and writing, just how complimentary they are. This was a 6-month journey for me into the work of a general practitioner who truly cares for people, loves life, and encourages people to live it to the fullest.

In his new book, Mel Borins will take you across the world to exotic places where he studied traditional methods that have served people well for thousands of years, methods that scientists are now studying with much interest. Using real-life examples, he shows what makes doctors reluctant to encourage self-treatment with certain alternative products or therapies. He doesn’t take sides this way or that; he gives the reader enough information to make better, more informed choices, and learn what to look for when trying any new alternative.

The book is an excellent read and valuable reference for individuals and families. I hope you buy the book; I hope you read it; I’m certain you’ll enjoy it and discover new ways of achieving and maintaining a healthy, more comfortable body.

The forward was written by Dr. Bernie Siegel who inspired Mel’s generation of doctors and who opened the minds of the medical profession to treating people, rather than disease. Both of these men are way ahead of their time. Their work is extraordinary. They are healers in the truest sense of the word.  Buy it. Read it. Enjoy, and live well.


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Share Your Animal Story With Dr. Bernie Siegel


The first story I ever had accepted was one I submitted to Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book: Faith, Hope, and Healing, and my dream of doing the work I love came true. I have been writing professionally ever since. Bernie and I are now producing another book about animals and the bonds of love between us. This book offers a wonderful opportunity for other non-published or published writers.

Have a think about the animals you have known and loved – was there a special bond that transformed your life? Did you see something in the wild that taught you an unforgettable lesson or witness an unusual friendship between animals of different species? Maybe now is the time to tell your story.

You know – the memory you’ve carried in your heart – the one that’s just aching to be told? Write it down and send it along. Don’t be shy; if your entry is chosen for inclusion in this book and needs a bit of editing or professional help, the story will receive it. You’ll still get author credit.

Maybe you’re already a published writer, but never found the right place to honor your beloved animal friend. Now is your chance. If you know someone who might like to share their story, please forward this announcement to them. Scroll down for Bernie’s invitation, a description of the book, entry deadline, and submission instructions. Thank you, and good luck!

Cynthia Hurn


from Dr. Bernie Siegel


Have you ever had a loving connection, been involved in an amazing rescue, or witnessed a healing experience with an animal?

Perhaps you have a heartwarming story you’d like to share. As a doctor and author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles, and as a lifelong friend and rescuer of animals (our house was always a zoo) I certainly do.

I am about to embark on writing a book about the miracles of healing and the transformation or growth that result from bonds between people and animals, and between animals and animals. I’ll be sharing stories from my past life experiences to childhood, through medical school to raising kids, to working with patients, and in my present life at home and away.

I would love for you to send me your stories involving remarkable relationships with animals or moments that you have had or been witness to. I want this book to go beyond my personal experience in order to explore these animal relationships and happenings – how they enriched your life, gave you hope, taught you lessons to live by, increased your sense of gratitude, helped you to survive, and connected you with the miracle of creation.

By sharing our animal stories we will increase awareness of the gifts animals bring us, helping people and all the inhabitants of our planet to heal, thrive, and live in reverent harmony with each other. Will you join me?

I invite you to submit a story for consideration in my next book, titled Love, Animals, and Miracles.  If your story is chosen for inclusion, you will receive author credit, or you may remain anonymous if you prefer.

  •  Length: 100 to 1000 words
  • Deadline for story submissions: July 30, 2014
  • Send to: animalmiracles@gmail.com
  • Paste your story into the body of the email. No attachments, please.

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