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Scientology Churches Around the World Celebrate the Anniversary of Dianetics Today

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Published May 9, 1950, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" burst onto the scene, creating an international phenomenon that continues to this day. In Scientology Churches, Missions and groups on six continents, May 9 has a very special meaning. It marks the day that the first edition of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" rolled off the press. And it was only two years later that L. Ron Hubbard founded Scientology, the world's youngest major religion.

"Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" created a whirlwind of excitement. It soon climbed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for 26 consecutive weeks.

Its effectiveness inspired immediate and dramatic response. Those reading the book connected with each other, teaming up to use this new technology. With 750 Dianetics groups cropping up in the United States, and many more across the English-speaking world, a new movement had begun.

Scientology Churches and Missions and Dianetics groups deliver Dianetics "auditing" - a term that comes from the Latin "to listen."

And with the book now in 50 languages, making the technology available to more than 90 percent of the world's population, Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, released a series of films, "How to Use Dianetics," along with a new Dianetics Seminar. These make it easy for anyone to put Dianetics to use in their life.

Dianetics helps people free themselves from nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets, insecurities and psychosomatic illnesses, with results like these:

Grant experienced panic attacks so severe that the left side of his face would go numb, making him feel almost paralyzed. He received a Dianetics session and by the time it was over, "the panic was gone," he says, "and I have never experienced a panic attack since."

When her son was born prematurely with respiratory distress syndrome from immature lung development, Cindy found herself unable to cope. After she and her husband brought their son back from the hospital, Cindy would wake up every time it got quiet, terrified her child had stopped breathing. "I was flooded with irrational waves of guilt, haunted by the question, why did it happen to me?"

Dianetics helped her through her emotional suffering. "I was able to separate out the pain from the memory and remove its negative influence over me and overcome these unfounded fears. I finally slept through the night for the first time since the delivery." And she was able to enjoy every moment with her son. "Rather than worry, I found peace."

Page's dad paid a visit to the doctor because he wasn't feeling right and came home with the news that he had terminal cancer. The shock of his death soon after was devastating to her. "I am so grateful for the Dianetics counseling I received when he died," she says. "I still miss him and love him, but afterward, the unbearable sense of loss was gone."

And the rewards of helping another using Dianetics is every bit as worthwhile. "I have salvaged marriages and helped people overcome drug addiction," says Melissa. "Auditing others gets you in tune with people. When you make one person happy it causes a ripple effect."

The Church of Scientology invites everyone to experience what L. Ron Hubbard made available on May 9, 1950, with the release of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," where he wrote, "You are beginning an adventure. Treat it as an adventure. And may you never be the same again."

Visit a Scientology Church or Mission to enroll on the Dianetics seminar.

"Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" may be ordered from a Church of Scientology, the book's publisher Bridge Publications, through Amazon.com and other bookstores.

Or for more information, visit the Scientology network and watch the films "What is Dianetics?" Dianetics: An Introduction and "The Dianetics of Grief." The Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and streams at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages.

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https://www.dianetics.org/

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Isn’t It Possible to Promote Literacy? Net Profits from 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘Little Green’ will go to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Paraphrase, LLC, the publisher of "Little Green" (ISBN: 978-0981587943), is donating 500 copies of a special anniversary edition to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal). For 10 years, "Little Green" has been asking, "Isn't it possible?" The frog still can't be a goose, horse, or koi, but it is possible to promote literacy and motivate children to read by providing new books to create home libraries for underserved children in Southern California.

That is, in fact, the mission of the 501(c)(3) organization Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (www.rifsocal.org). The special edition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of RIFSoCal and the 10th anniversary of "Little Green," is also available on amazon.com through the end of 2022. Paraphrase has pledged all proceeds from the anniversary edition to RIFSoCal.

"Little Green" is a picture-book for 0-7 year olds, written by Arnold Rudnick, with illustrations by Marcelo Gorenman, featuring a little green frog on a quest to be special. He hops around from animal to animal asking "Isn't it possible?" he can be one of them and do the special things they do. While the reader learns animal groups, skills, traits and sounds, Little Green learns almost anything is possible, but he must start by being himself.

"I hope that someday 'Little Green' and 'Isn't it possible?' will be as familiar to children, and empowering, as 'I Think I Can!' from 'The Little Engine That Could,'" Rudnick says. "Reading makes ALMOST anything possible. I am really excited to partner with Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California on this mission of literacy."

"We are delighted to thank Arnold Rudnick for his most generous donation of 'Little Green,'" says Carol Henault, Executive Director of RIFSoCal. "I can't wait to share this inspirational story with the children in our Motivational Reading Program. Inspiring children's passion for reading is the greatest gift we can give them on their personal road to success. That, and frogs.

"We can always use more frog stories! As Los Angeles and Orange County's largest children's literacy organization, RIFSoCal works every day to share the magic of reading for fun and pleasure with our most vulnerable children. As of our 50th anniversary of celebrating literacy for all children, we will have served 1.7M children, and provided them with more than 5.3M books."

To learn more visit: https://www.rifsocal.org/.

About Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California:

Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy and motivate children to read by providing new books to create home libraries for underserved children in Southern California.

About Paraphrase, LLC:

Paraphrase, LLC, is a boutique publishing company promoting literacy with a mission to create thought-provoking media that educates, entertains, and inspires. Their motto is "Read a book, Read a mind."(tm) Learn more at: http://www.paraphrasellc.com/

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Legacy Launch Pad publishing releases memoir about growing up in dysfunctional Mormon family by Diana Cannon Ragsdale

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing has released "Loose Cannons: A Memoir of Mania and Mayhem in a Mormon Family" (ISBN: 978-195655200 (ebook); 978-1956955217, 978-1956955224 (paperback); 978-1956955231 (hardback)), written by Diana Cannon Ragsdale.

In "Loose Cannons", Ragsdale tells the chaotic story of being raised by her schizophrenic father in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the wake of her depressed mother abandoning the family. The story covers more than 60 years of complex family history and is interspersed with excerpts from Ragsdale's mother's journal, which detail decades of abuse, mental illness and family secrets.

While covering difficult topics, Ragsdale's memoir also keeps an optimistic and humorous touch, with a changing perspective as she ages from girl to woman. Despite the difficulties she faces, Ragsdale details how she's learned from her mistakes as well as the mistakes of her family, all while repairing her relationships with her parents-and herself.

The book has already received praise from authors and mental health professionals across the globe. "'Loose Cannons' is an unforgettable memoir, a remarkable and astonishing story which will leave you laughing, crying and cringing until the last page," says Warren Driggs, author of "Mormon Boy, A Tortoise in the Road" and "Swimming in Deep Water."

"An unflinching account of mental illness, abuse and neglect hiding in plain sight," says Carrie Gaykowski, CSW. "The memoir is courageous, agonizing and demonstrates the resilience of the human spirit."

Publisher Anna David agrees. "Diana tells a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading, and she tells it with more honesty, gumption and humor than you might have thought possible," David says.

As Ragsdale's story shows, abuse and neglect do not make anyone unlovable or unable to love themselves. With determination, perspective and a sense of humor, it is possible to heal from serious emotional wounds with grace.

"Loose Cannons" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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New Book, ‘Exit to Morvana’ by Marilynn Wood

LUMBY, B.C. -- Sci-Fi book "Exit to Morvana" (ISBN: 978-0228836261) by Canadian author Marilynn Wood, started out as a book about our socioeconomic problems on this planet. After the author experienced a UFO event, she began to wonder what beings from another planet would think of us, and the way we treat one another. From this "Exit to Morvana" was born.

"Exit to Morvana" author, Marilynn Wood, has the deepest wish that one day Earth will be Morvana. That Earth will be the planet in this universe that finally made it, despite all the upheavals humankind has been through. The world is at a crossroads; we have all the potential to succeed, but it is up to us to choose the right path.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Do the painful disappointments in life make you wonder "Where is the exit door on this planet?" Consider the tale of over worked, lonely Samantha who one day meets a mysterious Alien while visiting a metaphysical book store. The only catch is, Samantha must agree to leave Earth and everything she knows -- forever. If you had such an opportunity, would you go?

Learn more: https://morvana.ca/

REVIEWS:

"If you're into sci-fi, aliens of the handsomest kind, or one of the billions of people who look around on a daily basis - especially after this pandemic - wishing that there was a way to get off this planet for a bit and enjoy some quality time somewhere else, then this is definitely the book for you," says Amy Lignor, Reader Views.

BOOK SUMMARY:

Author: Marilynn Wood

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction

Released: SEPTEMBER 2021

ISBN: 978-0-2288-3626-1

ISBN: 978-0-2288-3625-4

Publisher: Tellwell Talent ( https://tellwell.ca/ ).

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Los Angeles Child Author Releases His Debut Book in Conjunction with Children’s Book Week

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace, will release his debut rhyming children's picture book, "I Slept in My Bed Last Night" (ISBN 979-8985784404; WF Publications), on May 2, 2022, in conjunction with Children's Book Week.

Sammy, a first grader at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School (Los Angeles), is excited to take part in this national literacy initiative. As a champion of Children's Book Week, he is donating a book to all his classmates and several libraries across the San Fernando Valley. He wants to encourage other kids to write books and hopes to serve as an inspiration.

"Kids make great authors because we know what other kids like," said Sammy. "I think more kids should write books...they just need to be encouraged and told that it's possible."

Sammy created the premise of the book at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. Due to school closures, Sammy kept busy with his imagination and often composed stories with his grandmother.

Sammy's grandmother, Dr. Gwendolyn Mukes, who transcribed the book for him, felt that it was important to help Sammy find his literary voice while maintaining a sense of wonder and imagination. "When we started on this project almost two years ago, our country was in a turbulent time. With the onset of COVID-19 and the spotlight on racial disparages, we really wanted Sammy to just create stories that were fun and lighthearted," said Mukes.

The book is a comical story about a boy who finally decides to sleep in his bed. While fast asleep, a mysterious monster wakes him up from his dream. Confused as to exactly what the monster is, and what the monster wants, the brave boy contemplates a series of possibilities as he tries to unlock the mystery.

Early reviews call the book "funny, engaging and delightful." The book will go on sale May 2, through Amazon, Barnes & Noble (online), and in a few select stores.

Learn more: https://www.wfpublications.com/

Learn more on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YQGKD8C

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BOOK SUMMARY:

"I Slept in My Bed Last Night" by Sammy Wallace

Publication Date: May 2, 2022

8.25 x 8.25 full picture book, 34 pages

Published by WF Publications

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Rehashing Reality in Fiction, Canadian Author Releases Satirical, Yet Disturbing, Story of One of Hollywood’s Greatest Scandals

MONTREAL, Quebec -- Using the story of the rise and fall of a lecherous and uncouth Hollywood mogul, Julian Tryst explores the gripping themes of power, ego, lust, and revenge in his new novel, "Garvey Feinstein: Hollywood Predator" (ISBN: 978-0228869948).

A fictionalized retelling of one of Hollywood's most powerful scandals, Garvey Feinstein follows a man who sought clout and influence to remedy his past frustrations, and who ended up using and abusing those things mainly on members of the opposite sex. The novel was officially released in February 2022, and aims to shed a light on the inner workings of how such abuse occurs.

"To my knowledge, no one has written about this particular man and the movement he engendered, or depicted it in some other fictional way," says author Julian Tryst when asked why he wrote the book. "I think it can appeal to anyone who likes a good rise-and-fall story where the bad guy gets his due in the end. Especially a suspenseful one where there's some romance, jealousy, revenge, and crime involved."

And, while controversial and a bit graphic, "Garvey Feinstein" is already receiving rave reviews. In a five-star review, Reader Views celebrates the novel as "an entertaining tale that clearly reflects what is happening in Hollywood today."

JULIAN TRYST is a fiction author from Canada who likes to observe the messed-up aspects of human nature and make stories out of them. To check out his novels and writings, visit https://juliantryst.com/published/.

"Garvey Feinstein: Hollywood Predator" is now out through Tellwell Publishing (RRP $16) and available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo and more.

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Book About Wealth Creation For Women Through Real Estate Investing By Tamar Hermes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "The Millionairess Mentality: A Professional Woman's Guide to Building Wealth Through Real Estate" (ISBN: 978-1956955286), a real estate investment book for women written by Tamar Hermes.

Tamar Hermes is a professional real estate investor, financial coach and the founder of Wealth Building Concierge, a company dedicated to helping professional women grow their wealth. In the same spirit, "The Millionairess Mentality" teaches fundamental investing concepts and strategies in a way that speaks to the concerns of professional women, addressing obstacles such as negative past experiences, lack of confidence and fears of taking on risk or debt.

Drawing on lessons learned from real estate investing courses, group coaching sessions and one-on-one mentorship, Hermes' book distills years of wisdom into an easy-to-follow guidebook for real estate investing that anyone can use. As a result of its helpful guidance, the book has received early acclaim from many high-profile investors and real estate professionals.

"'The Millionairess Mentality' demystifies real estate investing for women everywhere," said Liz Faircloth, co-founder of The DeRosa Group and The Real Estate InvestHER podcast and community. Avery Carl, CEO and founder of The Short-Term Shop, said. "Tamar Hermes walks the walk while blazing a path for other women."

"Tamar is phenomenal at explaining real estate investing in a way that's actually fun and accessible," said publisher Anna David. "She has always been dedicated to giving women the tools they need to become financially independent, and this book is the culmination of all that work."

As Hermes explains in her book, 90 percent of millionaires are made through real estate, but only 25 percent of real estate investors are women. With "The Millionairess Mentality," Hermes hopes to change that statistic and help more professional women get on the path to financial freedom.

"The Millionairess Mentality" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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‘Bop-It and No More Covid’ – Book One in The ‘Bop-It’ Series Written and Illustrated By Jessica J. Wohlgemuth

VANDERHOOF, B.C. -- Children's book, "Bop-It and No More Covid" (ISBN 978-0228839965; paper), written by country prairie girl Jessica J. Wohlgemuth, looking to help children cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The world shut down in March 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It left many of us unsure what comes next and how life would look. Canadian country girl, Jessica Wohlgemuth, wanted to help ease the anxiety of her nieces and nephews - so along came "Bop-It and No More Covid!"

With information always changing and regulations never far from the horizon, parents, guardians and teachers alike may struggle to find a way to educate our children, when it is something we ourselves know very little. "Bop-It and No More Covid" offers parents and teachers a unique way to reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may have affected your children.

Are you tired of living the COVID life? Find hope and cheer in this little book about a fuzzy little grey bunny named Bop-It. Read about how he and his friends learn to cope through the pandemic, finding fun in the new normal.

"This bunny tale - from the characters to the plot to the emotions this author / illustrator expertly showed in both words and her illustrations - will appeal to all children. Adults are desperate for help through this, which means children are even more confused by the whole thing. I commend Jessica J. Wohlgemuth for taking on the chore of creating a story that explains, educates, inspires, and shows ALL ages that this pandemic can be 'kicked' and we can resume happy lives. I definitely recommend this book to all parents who are looking for a way to help both themselves and their children through this very trying time. 5 - Stars!" -- Amy Lignor, Reader Views.

BOOK DETAILS:

GENRE: JUVENILE FICTION

RELEASED: OCTOBER 2020

PAPERBACK: 978-0-2288-3996-5

HARDCOVER: 978-0-2288-3997-2

PUBLISHER: ‎TELLWELL TALENT

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 4 - 10

4.5/5 ON GOODREADS

5 /5 ON AMAZON

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Guidebook for Mothers in Technology by Emilia M. D’Anzica and Sabina M. Pons

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Pressing ON as a Tech Mom: How Tech Industry Mothers Set Goals, Define Boundaries & Raise the Bar for Success" (ISBN: 978-1956955187), a comprehensive guide for mothers working in technology sourced from industry leaders who are mothers themselves.

Respectively, D'Anzica and Pons are the founder/managing director and principal consultant at Growth Molecules, a management consulting firm focused on customer support and success. Upon comparing experiences, the authors identified a need for a book that could offer support and guidance to tech moms in a voice they could relate to.

"Pressing ON as a Tech Mom" features interviews with mothers who are prominent tech leaders, each of whom details how they were able to advance in such a competitive field, what obstacles they overcame and how they balanced motherhood along with their careers. As a result of its useful insights and guidance, the book has garnered acclaim from numerous tech industry leaders.

"The stories D'Anzica and Pons share illustrate how you can be a high performer regardless of gender and take the time to be there for your family, too," said Catherine Blackmore, General Vice President of NAA Customer Success and Renewals at Oracle.

Similarly, Alana Karen, Director of Search Platforms at Google, said the book "[drives] to the heart of challenges for working mothers in tech."

"'Pressing ON as a Tech Mom' is more necessary now than ever before," said publisher Anna David. "It will provide mothers who are toiling in the tech industry, believing they're struggling alone, with crucial support. Emilia and Sabina are trailblazers."

"Pressing ON as a Tech Mom" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more. Learn more: https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/

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Jeremy Berlin Named Editorial Director at Hidden Compass

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Hidden Compass, a women-founded media company uniting audiences with the humans, causes, and possibilities behind award-winning stories of exploration, has added another seasoned editor to its staff. The California-based startup recently announced Jeremy Berlin as its editorial director.

As a former writer and editor for publications such as National Geographic magazine, The Atlantic, and Atlas Obscura, Berlin brings more than 20 years of journalism experience to Hidden Compass. He has reported on topics from Atlantic walruses to Sicilian mummies to Chinese mathematics. His hire demonstrates the company's continued commitment to the editorial excellence that has catapulted its award-winning digital magazine onto the national stage. In 2021, Newsweek named Hidden Compass a finalist in its Future of Travel Awards.

"I'm honored and excited to join this crack squad," says Berlin. "Roughly half the stories we run win awards or are anthologized, so I'm clearly inheriting a small-but-mighty title. My aim is to both uphold that excellence and help Hidden Compass take it to the next level - to grow the brand editorially, publish diverse new voices, and tell new stories that delight and inform our dedicated, discerning readership."

"The old publishing model, beset by shrinking budgets and attention spans, is dying," says Berlin. "But Hidden Compass's approach, which privileges immersive exploration and intellectual curiosity over clickbait and algorithms, is what can allow it to thrive and flourish."

Hidden Compass continues to pave the way for the future of exploration journalism. The startup now boasts a podcast, virtual events, and The Alliance - a modern exploration society.

"We built The Alliance to address the existential FOMO of our Allies and give them access to something bigger than themselves: a like-minded community, a vote and a say in the expeditions we fund, opportunities to meet explorers, and an invitation to explore the frontiers of human knowledge," says co-founder Sivani Babu.

The co-founders are thrilled about the growth of both The Alliance and their flagship publication. "With an experienced, award-winning journalist and editor like Jeremy at the editorial helm, we're confident that Hidden Compass will lead a new generation of publications that are profitable - not in spite of championing journalism and hope, but because of it," says co-founder Sabine K. Bergmann.

More information:
https://www.hiddencompass.net

About Hidden Compass:

Hidden Compass is an independent journalism outlet and modern exploration society transforming the way audiences participate in journalism and exploration. Co-founders Sivani Babu and Sabine K. Bergmann, who have 25 years of experience in journalism and publishing, launched Hidden Compass in 2017 as an alternative to unhealthy, clickbait-laden content - what they call "junk food media." In 2020, the company pioneered a unique business model, leveraging fundraising campaigns to increase journalists' pay and audience participation. The following year, readership grew by more than 40 percent, and Newsweek named Hidden Compass a finalist in its Future of Travel Awards. Learn more at https://hiddencompass.net/

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