Introducing T. Charles Brantley Ph.D, author of Bid Farewell to Prison Experiences: Unchained from Emotional Bondage

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T. Charles Brantley Ph.d is one of Connecticut’s prolific authors on the subject of Intimacy, Relationship and Theology with 22 books // 746 Chapters //3,438 page // 811,842 words.
He is heard on Hot 93.7FM Hartford, Connecticut (Connecticut Number 1 Hip Hop Station) with DJ Buck, Nancy Barrow and Joey F every other Thursday as their relationship expert. In addition he is a relationship expert for ABC Channel 8 (CT Style). Dr. T. Charles Brantley is a marriage counselor who founded Strong Marriages (the new S&M). With the goal of restoring and saving marriages in all aspects and assisting couples from living together to walking down the aisle in Holy Matrimony, Dr. T. Charles Brantley is fully accredited by the International Board of Christian Counselors as a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor by the American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition, he is a certified Professional Marriage Coach and Professional Marriage Mentor with the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. T. Charles Brantley received both his earned Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Apologetics (Ph.D.) (Cum Laude) in 2010 and his second earned Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) in 2013 from Newburgh Theological Seminary and College of the Bible. His respective dissertations were “The Spiritual Faust in the Twenty-First Century” and “Crucified Husband Gloried Husband: The Submission of a Husband to a Wife.” He is a 2008 earned graduate of Newburgh Theological Seminary and College of the Bible receiving a double degree in Master of Divinity(Summa Cum Laude) and Master of Arts of Pastoral Leadership(Summa Cum Laude). He is a 1988 magna cum laude graduate of Florida A & M University (FAMU) (Major in Business Administration & Minor in Mathematics). Dr. T. Charles Brantley is currently the chaplain for both the Naugatuck Fire Department and the Connecticut State Trooper A & I.

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The secret to Healing from Past Mental Incarcerations. This book looks at the root problem of men who are released from jail and what happens after their bid and the MAJOR ADJUSTMENT that not only the man has to make but also the wife or girlfriends. These men have been in prison for a long period of time and have been placed in confinement and such does a mental breakdown to a man.  In point, if they’re not healing of that man while in prison, he may continue the imprisonment within a relationship once he released.

Introducing Bhinda Rajwans, author of MAN UP: Not because you have to but because you want to…

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Bhinda Rajwans was raised in Montreal, Canada in the 1980s-1990s, which gave him an exceptional background of European, American, and multi-cultural influences, combined with role models of an adult generation who still knew how to guide and teach young men. He entered young adulthood equipped with life skills, positive expectations, and a road map to success.

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My goal in this book is to give no-nonsense GPS advice to today’s generation of young men and provide them with knowledge, life skills, and guidelines for behaving like adult men, not like adolescent men. I want young men to open their eyes and minds. They need to recognize bad behavior and be willing to change physical expectations and spiritual understanding. These qualities must combine with a good relationship with family, friends, spouse, and society. I will spell it out clearly for young men, because unfortunately, parents, family, teachers, peers, social media, and society at large never explained or discussed the points I will bring up in this book. We will examine different aspects of young men’s lives; we will explore and educate about areas in their lives where they can and cannot create change, as well as pointing out what they simply don’t realize. Most young men have not had someone in their life to explain and teach the necessary life skills, behavior, spirituality, and interpersonal skills to present themselves as men in society.

Introducing Joan Cogan, author of Anchored in Love

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“Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.” Fresh out of college Joan joined the Northwest Local School District in Canal Fulton, Ohio. She taught second, third, fourth, sixth, and eighth graders. After 22 years in the classroom her role changed from teacher to first elementary guidance counselor in the school system. Twelve hundred students, kindergarten through sixth grade in three buildings, became her norm for the following 13 years. Her ability to create a kind, welcoming, and forgiving place surpasses many others. Her focus and hope as an educator remains the same. Every child, every day, is the Curriculum. The rest is just stuff.

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This is a simple story for anyone searching for a way to feel better, even a little bit better. The story is told in nine segments. Start reading anywhere, just start. Be willing to walk with author, Joan Cogan. She and B.J., your imaginary land anchor, will take you places you never thought possible.
– A – Acknowledge and accept yourself. You are the best you that you have. You are under construction, not a finished product.
– C – Create your personal ID card. Make it truly your own. Your internal dialogue is a reflection of what you see when you look in the mirror. It is what you repeatedly tell yourself. Whether it is true or false those words often become your reality.
– T – Trust in yourself. You are stronger than you think. Trust in others too. One of the most basic human needs is connection. Trust that each day, every day, is a fresh 24 hours. Our walk will take us from a closed door to a door that is now open. Each stepping stone will move you forward. Each question you answer honestly will give you an opportunity to examine yourself. The detour will empower you to move from Point A to Point B. Knowing you are ANCHORED IN LOVE, believe you are capable and willing to do the work. You now have the tools to feel better, even a little bit better, one day at a time.

Introducing Ken Black, author of ME A MENTOR? A Call to Action in a Disconnected World

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Ken is eighty-five years young. He has a wealth of experience under his belt working in schools as both a teacher and principal. He has spent six years writing this book and has concluded that mentoring is necessary now more than ever for the sake of our children and communities. He realizes that God has gifted each of us with unique gifts, talents, abilities, and interests that will enable us to help today’s young people by connecting with them in a disconnected world. In 2006, the Village of Roselle, Illinois, was honored with the Governor’s Hometown Award for the community-based mentor program Ken established. In 2007, Ken received both the Seeds of Hope Award from Wheat Ridge Ministries and the Alumnus of the Year Award from Concordia University, Chicago… honors that came to him as a result of his leadership in mentoring. He also has been honored for the positive impact he has made with his AIMS mentoring program by multiple school districts. Many of his mentoring materials have been distributed to participants in twenty-six states and seven countries worldwide. With the help of Ken’s expertise, several mentoring programs have been built to enrich students.

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When he was in fourth grade, young Ken Black wanted to be a Lutheran schoolteacher. He followed his calling later in life, teaching middle school students, seventh-graders, and served as a school principal at several schools. He then served as an administrative assistant at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Illinois. Ken’s teaching experience, his work with seniors, and his observations that young people need a strong support system, eventually led to the formation of the AIMS Mentor Program, a school-based outreach to the youth of the community. Ken’s passion for mentoring is well displayed in the stories he shares and how, through his support systems, he found his calling for mentoring. He explains how AIMS was structured, providing the details of what worked for AIMS as he and others reached out to mentor young people. This book is a useful tool to help you reach out to our youth in a positive way. Find out if mentoring is for you!

Introducing Murdis Young-Hamlett, author of Running Blindly Through Life

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Murdis Young Hamlett was born in Shaw, Mississippi in 1952. She is the youngest of five children. She was educated in Montgomery County Public Schools in Mississippi. Later, she moved to Detroit Michigan where she attended Wayne State University, earning a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in English Education. She taught in Detroit Community Schools for twenty-nine and one half years, where she instructed students in English/reading at the middle school level. In 1996, she was inducted into the Fourth Edition of The Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, which was recommended by her many students. Murdis also received The distinguished Service Award from the AFT Local 231 AFL-CIO organization. There have been many other honors and certificates awarded to her for distinguished service. Her favorite hobbies are reading and writing poetry.

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“Wealth maketh many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbor”. (Proverbs 19:4-K J V) Trauma has a way of crippling some people, whereas others grow stronger because of it. The drama we must face in life is never the real issue, but the way we internalize and respond to it is what matters. You either get up and greet success or lie there and cope with failure!

Introducing Joy E. Mason, author of Purpose: A Shift from Driving It to Embracing It

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Joy E. Mason is a recent retiree who grew up in a family that read insatiably, traveled extensively, and contributed passionately to the community. These experiences and the influence of her family contributed significantly to her Purpose Journey and her writing. Joy graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and from Butler University with a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences. From 1988 to 2017, she worked her way up from associate to a global quality consultant, supporting an Indianapolis-based company’s international laboratories. As one of the few African-American women in a professional role supporting manufacturing, she successfully navigated corporate systems to eventually be recognized for her project leadership. The sometimes difficult navigation of a corporate environment contributed to exposing what felt like a paradox between wanting to be professionally successful and wanting spiritual fulfillment. This paradox, her faith, and her unquenchable reading contributed to her Purpose Journey. Joy successfully executed an aggressive plan to retire at the age of fifty. She is now an entrepreneur leveraging her black belt six sigma certification and her strong belief that every process can be improved, and every problem can be solved. Joy uses her extra time to travel with her family, volunteer, read, exercise, and tend her garden.

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Are You Truly Living with Purpose… or Just Reaching Goals? If you are driven or an overachiever; if you feel as though you are on a treadmill, reaching, straining, and driving for something; if you are still trying to understand your life’s purpose, then Purpose: A Shift from Driving It to Embracing It is for you. In this book, you will discover how goals and purpose are different. Unlike most books on finding life’s purpose, this book starts with what life’s purpose is not, because this is precisely how the author came to understand what was real in her life and what was imagined or supposed. The author demonstrates how not to look in a distorted mirror for answers, not to be hijacked by our past, not to practice off-purpose thinking and self-grievance, and so much more. She uses personal experiences, like joining a risky lawsuit and dealing with the reality of a brain tumor, as well as lessons of the spiritual leaders who guided her on her journey, to show how her perspective on a purpose-driven life changed over time and how that change led her to the peaceful space she’s in today. Warm, real, and relatable, this down-to-earth book is a practical roadmap to a more fulfilling way to be in the world.

Introducing Earl Morrison, author of Leadership Lessons Learned

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Earl Morrison has been a peace officer for seventeen-plus years in the state of Texas. During his career as a peace officer he has risen through the ranks and held several leadership positions, such as sergeant, lieutenant, and chief of police. Earl has a great passion for training and developing others and has been an instructor/trainer in those areas for the last twelve years. Earl has implemented several development and leadership programs to aid in the advancement of others throughout his career. In addition to this book on Leadership Lessons Learned, Earl has written several papers on Mentoring in Law Enforcement addressing the need to grow and develop others. Earl has also held several leadership positions in his private life within the church community as a men’s group leader and church elder and chairman of the board for a city’s employee credit union.

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Leading and Learning with Character. Earl Morrison has held leadership positions in both his private life and professional life. Throughout his life he has encountered many different types of people and leaders. Earl has striven to be the best leader that he can be no matter the place or the title he holds. Earl rose to the top of his profession as a chief of police in 2014. Leadership Lessons Learned is a collection of the lessons he learned throughout his career and most recently as the head of an organization. These lessons hone in on his struggles and triumphs as he learned how to Lead and Learn with Character.

Introducing Chrystal Eve Jackson, author of Solis

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Chrystal Eve Jackson is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. degree in biology premed and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for thirty-five years. She is a published poet with poems published by the International Library of Poetry (Name of books: Poetry’s Elite, The Best Poets of 2000; Winds of Freedom).

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Let Solis Take You Into Her Magical Realm of Self-exploration. Solis is my magical friend who can take me and the reader to any place in the universe and beyond. In this realm in which Solis journeys, you will find lessons which aim to help today’s reader through their journey of life, hopefully making their passage through this world one of peace. The world today is sometimes lacking in exploring lessons that pertain to both children and adults. My book does this exploration. It is a self-help book based on lessons that I have learned from my friend Solis. They are lessons that provide realistic advice based on my experiences to help those who are seeking answers and often do not know which path to take. The book uses mythology, fantasy, and love of God and man to bring across its messages. The book is a companion to those in need of how to cope with some of what life brings their way.

Introducing Pete B. Betiku, author of Fire Your Shadows and Hire the Real You: The Decisions You Make Today, Will Determine the Direction You Will Walk In Tomorrow

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Pete Betiku is a Minneapolis-based businessman, serial entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is passionate about conducting business and sharing his gift of teaching to help people get more out of life. As such, Pete provides mentorship to people of all walks of life and many organizations. He enjoys traveling all over the country to teach about business and personal development. Pete looks forward to growing and expanding internationally. Facebook: Pete Betiku Tweeter: @peteBetiku Booker

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Life is filled with highs and lows. These are the moments that can dictate the course of your life. Life is also filled with seconds that turn into minutes that can be used in any way that you choose. Most people spend their precious time doing jobs and having lives that make them miserable. They have some “shadow” that seems to keep them from shining. It keeps them from truly utilizing their true potential.

In Fire Your Shadows and Hire the REAL You! Pete Betiku explains that a shadow can be a person, place, emotion, or thing that is preventing you from stepping out of your comfort zone, and living the life that you were placed on earth to live.

A shadow can be anything negative that is preventing you from embarking on a prosperous life. In this book, you’ll learn every step in the process of removing yourself from any shadow that is trying to be in your path. You’ll learn how to rise into your greatness, and step out of any shadow that might be covering you.

You will learn all the tricks, and be given the tools that everyone-from world-class athletes to world leaders-use to live a life in which they are using their potential to exert their inner greatness. Your inner greatness just waiting to be released is the part of you that always lived in you, but some fear or doubt shadowed this greatness.

Well, here is where we will bring out the REAL you, and you will fire a version of yourself that is now outdated-and hire the person who you always knew you would be.

Introducing Rachael Melot, author of The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology

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Rachael Melot is leading the movement on retraining women’s apologetic vernacular and encouraging the omission of all unnecessary apologies. She is an entrepreneur with a passion for empowering women of all ages to live their best life. Rachael has written a brilliant roadmap for conscious mental change: The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology. You will want all the women you know to read this book and laugh out loud at the journey of one woman who does success differently.

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Women can achieve success, be powerful, and take pride in their accomplishments. Women can be successful inside and outside the home. Yes, yes we can. We can achieve success in ways unlike any other generation, and we can do so without apology. This book offers: Personal triumphs, career highs and lows, as well as anecdotes inspired by her humorous Oklahoman/New Yorker perspective; An insider’s glimpse into her life, guiding a more insightful recognition of women’s individual, deeply ingrained apologetic tendencies; Detailed inspiration that pushed her to achieve professional, personal and financial success after a very painful divorce Through her motivating wisdom and #SassyHashtags you will realize how apologetic behavior can be detrimental to the respect you deserve, the advancement you earned, and the life you want to live The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology-by a leader-for leaders, written by a woman who simply wants equality, and will not apologize for attaining it HER way. #HowDoYouLikeMeNow