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Gratitude Week: Thank You to All Experts

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Now that Gratitude Week has come to a close, I want to extend a very special thank you to the 21 gracious, articulate, amazing experts and bestselling authors, who made this week possible.
My deepest desire is that these empowering gurus will change your life.
For my part, I know that I’ve been dramatically transformed just from holding these shows and hearing the remarkable thoughts shared by our guests.
Indeed, I’m feeling much better after accidentally smashing head first while running into glass. (In fact, I’m thrilled that my headaches are subsiding — concussion begone!) Learn about the origins of Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus by reading the press release about the event.
Please note that in all 5 shows for Gratitude Week, different angles were covered. And every show was equally fascinating, inspiring and helpful. So I urge you to listen to each and every show.
During Gratitude Week, you received insights on:
* How a practice of gratitude can completely transform your life.
* How being grateful can take you away from your pain
* How gratitude can help you to become creative.
* How grateful people are more optimistic.
* How when you are thankful, your grouchiness takes a hike.
* For what celebrities such as Alicia Keys and Morgan Freeman are grateful.
* How being grateful can help to diminish your stress.
* How an attitude of gratitude helps you become spiritual.
* And much more
You also received:
* Many wonderful, practical pointers on how you can fit gratitude your daily routine.
* Tips on how you can slip gratitude exercises here and there to enhance your happiness.
My heartfelt thanks goes to the following people:
Gratitude Week, Day 5: On Goal Setting, Creativity & Moving through Pain
* Cami Walker, author of the New York Times bestseller, 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life and founder of www.29Gifts.org, a site that encourages people to sign up for a free 29-day giving challenges. Became more grateful after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a month before getting married.
* Dr. Larry Iverson, clinical psychologist and author of Unleash Your Success. www.DrLarryIverson.com
* Rabbi Irwin Kula, author of the award-winning Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life and recipient of the 2008 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award. (See Dr. Kula give great suggestions on “Oprah” here.)
Listen to Day 5 here: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay5-GabWithGurus
Here were Day 4’s wonderful guests.
Gratitude Week, Day 4: On Optimism, Managing Stress, Getting in Balance & Being Spiritual
* Dr. Terry Paulson, a psychologist, professional speaker, columnist and author of the new book, The Optimism Advantage. www.optimismadvantage.com
* Howard Martin, author of The Heart Math Solution and founding member of www.HeartMath.com, which researches the heart-brain connection and develops science-based solutions to reduce stress and improve performance
* Mary Treacy O’Keefe, co-founder and president of Well Within in St. Paul, Minnesota. Uses gratitude for stress reduction and spiritual growth. www.WellWithin.org
* Nora Firestone, journalist and founder of www.ThankingOfYou.com, a Web-based forum for posting (and discovering) stories of gratitude to “recognize, affirm and honor” the people who’ve made a difference in your life.
* Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, and a leader in the field of yoga and mental health. Amy’s evidence-based yoga protocol is featured on the award-winning DVD series LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues. www.yogafordepression.com.
Listen to Day 4 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay4-GabWithGurus
Gratitude Week, Day 3: On Celebrities, Gratitude Lists & Grouchiness
* Todd Aaron Jensen, an award-winning entertainment journalist, a Kundalini yoga instructor, youth baseball coach, father of six and author of the upcoming book, On Gratitude: 50 Celebrities on the Power of Giving Thanks (to be published Sept. 21, World Gratitude Day).
* Ciji Ware, a former KABC radio commentator, who has been keeping a “Gratitude List” for 2666 days (as of July 7). Jotting down 3 things a day for which she is grateful helped her turn her life around. Ciji is also author of the book, Rightsizing Your Life: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most.
* Sally Marks, author of the ebook, Erase Negativity and Embrace the Magic Within. She contends that lack of gratitude is probably the number one cause of grouchiness.
* Sue Lundquist, author of “I’m Thankful” and owner of the I’m Thankful™ Network, which is syndicated syndicated across the country. www.ImThankful.com
Listen to Day 3 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay3-GabWithGurus
Gratitude Week, Day 2: On Optimism, Love, Empowerment & Getting “Enough”
* Dr. Stephen G. Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People http://www.stephengpost.com
* Dr. Diana Kirschner, psychologist and author Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love. http://www.lovein90days.com
* Elizabeth “Lily” Hills, author of the new book, A Feminine Manifesta, which delves into how women have sabotaged themselves by being their own worst critics. It shares how the power of gratitude can transform your life, freeing you up to be the best of who you can be. www.AFeminineManifesta.com
* Sue Lundquist, author of I’m Thankful and owner of the I’m Thankful™ Network, which is syndicated syndicated across the country. www.ImThankful.com
* Erika Oliver, a Positive Approach Coach and author of Happy Crap: The Power of Positive Assumptions! www.erikaoliver.com
* Corinne Gregory, President and Founder of SocialSmarts, a nationally-recognized program for teaching kids and adults positive social skills, character and values, and author of It’s Not Who You Know, It’s How You Treat Them
Listen to Day 2 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay2-GabWithGurus
Gratitude Week, Day 1: On Happiness, Forgiveness, Coping & Resolving Food Issues
* Dr. Philip Watkins, psychology professor at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Conducted research on how gratitude contributes to happiness, your ability to cope and be healthy.
* Dr. Philip Friedman, psychologist and director of the Foundation for Well-Being in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Published three clinical research articles on gratitude and forgiveness as they relate to well-being and change over time using empirical measures (GQ6 and GRATS) www.ForgivenessSolution.com
* Dr. Sharon Livingston, a psychologist who helps people with emotional eating problems and uses gratitude as an essential piece of healing this problem. www.EmotionalEatingSecrets.com
* Robert Mack, positive psychology expert and author, Happiness From the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment and a positive psychology expert. www.happinessfromtheinsideout.com
Listen to Day 1 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay1-GabWithGurus
Here are the links to all 5 shows:
Day 1 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay1-GabWithGurus
Day 2 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay2-GabWithGurus
Day 3 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay3-GabWithGurus
Day 4 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay4-GabWithGurus
Day 5 – http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay5-GabWithGurus
Please note that you can subscribe to Gab with the Gurus on iTunes.
Get more details by reading the following press release about Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus.
Stay tuned for another Gab with the Gurus Radio Show on Sept. 21 for World Gratitude Day and another show (date TBA) with a couple of gratitude researchers, who were unable to participate in Gratitude Week.
Also, here’s another recent Gab with the Gurus Radio Show about gratitude with Stephanie Gunning.

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Gratitude Week: Day 2 – Love, Optimism & Losing Weight

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Today is Day 2 of Gratitude Week.
Today, you will learn how saying thanks can lead to even more amazing things.
For instance, when you’re grateful, you’ll feel more optimistic and empowered.
Plus, when you say “thank you” often and with meaning, your relationships will vastly improve.
What’s more, when you you are grateful, you’ll discover that you’ll feel like you’re getting “enough.”
As usual, you can listen live to today’s Gab with the Gurus Radio Show. Or you can catch it later, at your convenience.
Here’s a tinyurl to share with friends: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay2-GabWithGurus
Now for today’s roster of inspiring guests:
Tuesday, July 20: Gratitude Week: On Optimism, Love, Empowerment & Getting “Enough”
* Dr. Stephen G. Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People http://www.stephengpost.com
* Dr. Diana Kirschner, psychologist and author Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love. http://www.lovein90days.com
* Elizabeth “Lily” Hills, author of the new book, “A Feminine Manifesta,” which delves into how women have sabotaged themselves by being their own worst critics. It shares how the power of gratitude can transform your life, freeing you up to be the best of who you can be. www.AFeminineManifesta.com
* Sue Lundquist, author of “I’m Thankful” and owner of the I’m Thankful™ Network, which is syndicated syndicated across the country. www.ImThankful.com
* Erika Oliver, a Positive Approach Coach and author of “Three Good Things: Happiness Every Day, No Matter What!” and “Happy Crap: The Power of Positive Assumptions!” www.erikaoliver.com
* Corinne Gregory, President and Founder of SocialSmarts, a nationally-recognized program for teaching kids and adults positive social skills, character and values.
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Gratitude Week Begins Today on Gab with the Gurus

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Today begins Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus. For the next five days, you can listen to five different shows featuring some 20 gurus telling you about the different benefits you receive from having a thankful state of mind.
For instance, during Gratitude Week’s five shows on Gab with the Gurus — which you can listen to live at 2 pm Eastern or later, at your convenience — you’ll discover:
– Why gratitude is the ultimate anti-depressant.
– How easy it is to make gratitude a daily habit.
– How gratitude can reverse the obesity epidemic.
– How gratitude can help you overcome addictions and food issues.
– What items are on the Gratitude Lists of such celebrities as Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, BB King, Kurt Vonnegut, Elmore Leonard, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges, Francis Ford Coppola, Kristen Bell, Forest Whitaker, NBA great Steve Nash and Deepak Chopra.
* – How gratitude can enhance your happiness, optimism, self-empowerment and connectedness.
– How being grateful helps combat grouchiness, reduce stress and pain, trigger creativity, increase spirituality and resolve challenging situations by focusing on what’s working instead of what’s not.
– How love and relationships flourish where there’s gratitude and forgiveness.
– How to feel grateful even if you’re having a difficult day, month or year
– How to use gratitude to accomplish your goals.
– How gratitude can affirm your life’s purpose.
Gratitude Week was inspired by my scary July 4 head-on collision into glass. After my frightening experience, I’m overcome with a profound feeling of thankfulness that I’m alive and that I scraped by with only headaches, dizziness and minor cognitive confusion, which my doctor dubbed post-concussive syndrome (post concussion syndrome. I’m also grateful that my nasty bump on the head has inspired me and given me great ideas while I’m writing my next book, the follow-up to Sugar Shock, which will be published by Hay House.
Here is the full schedule for Gratitude Week below.
Monday, July 19: Gratitude Week: On Happiness, Forgiveness, Coping & Resolving Food Issues
* Dr. Philip Watkins, psychology professor at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Conducted research on how gratitude contributes to happiness, your ability to cope and be healthy.
* Dr. Philip Friedman, psychologist and director of the Foundation for Well-Being in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Published three clinical research articles on gratitude and forgiveness as they relate to well-being and change over time using empirical measures (GQ6 and GRATS) www.ForgivenessSolution.com
* Dr. Sharon Livingston, a psychologist who helps people with emotional eating problems and uses gratitude as an essential piece of healing this problem. www.EmotionalEatingSecrets.com
* Robert Mack, positive psychology expert and author, “Happiness From the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment” and a positive psychology expert. www.happinessfromtheinsideout.com
Listen to Day 1 here: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay1-GabWithGurus
Tuesday, July 20: Gratitude Week: On Optimism, Love, Empowerment & Getting “Enough”
* Dr. Stephen G. Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People http://www.stephengpost.com
* Dr. Diana Kirschner, psychologist and author Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.
* Elizabeth “Lily” Hills, author of the new book, “A Feminine Manifesta,” which delves into how women have sabotaged themselves by being their own worst critics. It shares how the power of gratitude can transform your life, freeing you up to be the best of who you can be. www.AFeminineManifesta.com
* Sue Lundquist, author of “I’m Thankful” and owner of the I’m Thankful™ Network, which is syndicated syndicated across the country. www.ImThankful.com
* Erika Oliver, a Positive Approach Coach and author of “Three Good Things: Happiness Every Day, No Matter What!” and “Happy Crap: The Power of Positive Assumptions!”
* Corinne Gregory, President and Founder of SocialSmarts, a nationally-recognized program for teaching kids and adults positive social skills, character and values.
Listen to Day 2 here: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay2-GabWithGurus
Wed., July 21: Gratitude Week: On Celebrities, Gratitude Lists & Grouchiness
* Todd Aaron Jensen, an award-winning entertainment journalist, a Kundalini yoga instructor, youth baseball coach, father of six and author of the upcoming book, On Gratitude: 50 Celebrities on the Power of Giving Thanks (to be published Sept. 21, World Gratitude Day).
* Ciji Ware, a former KABC radio commentator, who has been keeping a “Gratitude List” for 2666 days (as of July 7). Jotting down 3 things a day for which she is grateful helped her turn her life around. Ciji is also author of the book, Rightsizing Your Life: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most.
* Sally Marks, author of the ebook, Erase Negativity and Embrace the Magic Within. She contends that lack of gratitude is probably the number one cause of grouchiness.
* Nora Firestone, journalist and founder of www.ThankingOfYou.com, a Web-based forum for posting (and discovering) stories of gratitude to “recognize, affirm and honor” the people who’ve made a difference in your life.
Listen to Day 3 here: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay3-GabWithGurus
Thursday, July 22: Gratitude Week: On Optimism, Managing Stress, Getting in Balance & Being Spiritual
* Dr. Terry Paulson, a psychologist, professional speaker, columnist and author of the new book, “The Optimism Advantage.” www.optimismadvantage.com
* Howard Martin, author of The Heart Math Solution and founding member of www.HeartMath.com, which researches the heart-brain connection and develops science-based solutions to reduce stress and improve performance
* Dr. James Geiger, anesthesiologist, wellness expert and author of The Sweet Smell of Success. www.OilMD.com
* Mary Treacy O’Keefe, co-founder and president of Well Within in St. Paul, Minnesota. Uses gratitude for stress reduction and spiritual growth. www.WellWithin.org
Listen to Day 4 here: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay4-GabWithGurus
Friday, July 23: Gratitude Week: On Goal Setting, Creativity & Moving through Pain
* Cami Walker, author of the New York Times bestseller, 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life and founder of www.29Gifts.org, a site that encourages people to sign up for a free 29-day giving challenges. Became more grateful after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a month before getting married.
* Dr. Larry Iverson, clinical psychologist and author of Unleash Your Success. www.DrLarryIverson.com
* Rabbi Irwin Kula, author of the award-winning Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life and recipient of the 2008 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award.
Listen to Day 5 here: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay5-GabWithGurus
Here are the direct URLs for all five shows:
Day 1 – Monday, July 19 — http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay1-GabWithGurus
Day 2 – Tuesday, July 20 — http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay2-GabWithGurus
Day 3 – Wednesday, July 21 — http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay3-GabWithGurus
Day 4 – Thursday, July 22 — http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay4-GabWithGurus
Day 5 – Friday, July 23 — http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay5-GabWithGurus
Please note that you can subscribe to Gab with the Gurus on iTunes.
Get more details by reading the following press release about Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus.
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New York Singles: How to Attract & Keep Lasting Love with 5 Love Gurus – Dr. Diana Kirschner, Matt Titus, Tamsen Fadal, Debra Berndt & Sherry Amatenstein Mon., May 10

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Singles in New York, learn “How to Attract and Keep Real Love” with 5 Love Gurus on Monday, May 10 at 7 pm at Borders Columbus Circle in New York City. (Please read on if you’re single and not in New York, because there are gifts and special offers for you.)
At Monday night’s panel, which I’m moderating, you’ll get a rare chance to listen to five bestselling love gurus, who have helped millions of women and men find and enjoy romance.
You’ll get secrets the following Love Gurus:
* Dr. Diana Kirschner, author of the bestselling book, Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.
* Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal, authors of the bestselling books, Why Hasn’t He Called? How Guys Really Think and How to Get the Right One Interested in You and Why Hasn’t He Proposed? Go From The First Date To Setting the Date.
Debra Berndt, author of the new bestselling book, Let Love In: Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner.
Sherry Amatenstein, LMSW, author of The Complete Marriage Counselor: Relationship-Saving Advice from America’s Top 50+ Couples Therapists.
* Moderator: Connie Bennett, author of the bestselling book Sugar Shock!
At this amazing event for singles, Dr. Diana Kirschner will guide you to find out:
* The 3 most common Deadly Dating Patterns that kill off your chances at love
* How to access your most charismatic and confident identity or “Diamond Self.”
* The single MOST important thing you can do to find love.
* 2 little-known secrets about rapid online dating success.
Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal will help you discover:
* The do’s and do’s of the Man-agement plan to help you find and keep Mr. Right.
* Where to find eligible men in the New York City
* The secrets of The Boy’s Club (i.e., what men really find attractive)
* How to be the perfect “Bond” girl
Debra Berndt will reveal:
* Her 15 Minutes-to-True-Love Workout—a way to find the man of your dreams without getting out of bed. (This will allow you to not waste time on the wrong guys.)
* The dangers of dating by default. In other words, learn how to get your head and heart to fall for Mr. Right.
* How to become free by conquering the “You are broken” mentality just because you haven’t found the right person yet.
Sherry Amatenstein will share with you:
* Why it’s imperative to put more attention into the marriage than the wedding. People spend a whopping $72 billion on their five-hour-or-so weddings. She’ll tell you how to shift the focus but still have the happy wedding.
* How you can resolve conflict instead of letting it eat away at your love. (You’ll get an amazing little strategy.)
* The short 3-letter word you need to keep out of your relationship.
And I will reveal:
* 3 Foods That Hinder Love & Squash Your Libido & 3 Foods That Boost Your Moods, Rev up Your Sex Drive & Give You Energy.
Please note that whether or not you attend the May 10 at Borders Columbus Circle in New York City, you can get gifts and/or special discounts, because you’re my friends. You’re eligible no matter where you live around the world. Read on to learn about the gifts from the Love Gurus.
About the Love Gurus & Their Gifts or Special Offers to Connie’s Friends
* Dr. Diana Kirschner’s bestselling dating advice book, Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love. is the basis for her PBS Special. It’s just out in paperback with a new chapter on “Dating Games Men Play. Dr. Diana is a frequent guest psychologist on The Today Show ran the “90 Day Love Challenge” on the Fox Morning Show and has appeared on Oprah & Access Hollywood. Special Offer to Connie’s Friends: Dr. Diana Kirschner is giving away $100 worth of free gifts when you purchase the bestseller, Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love. Your FREE Bonus Gifts include: ***The Bonfire of Past Hurts: Free Yourself to Create Lasting Love, a helpful ereport with a step-by-step process for freeing yourself from the painful relationships, breakups, betrayals, unfinished business or other heartbreak from the past; ***Secrets of Rapid Online Dating Success; an ereport on how to use simple online dating strategies to sort through the “DUDs” and quickly find the One that is just right for you; and ***Two Hour-Long MP3 Interviews in which Dr. Diana Kirschner describes 3 things that you can do today to increase your chances of finding a great relationship; talks candidly about her own marriage and give powerful dating tips & relationship advice, as interviewed by love experts, Julie Spira on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show & Gloria MacDonald on The Secrets of Dating and Relationship Success Radio Show. Plus, you can get a free, 60-minute introductory Love Mentor Coaching with trained Love Mentors who have used Love in 90 Days principles to get happily married. They also have backgrounds in transformational work and are closely supervised by Dr. Diana. If you sign up for ongoing love mentoring, you get 10 percent discount. To learn more visit www.lovein90days.com and email Dr. Diana. Make sure to say that Connie referred you to get your discount so you can get the relationship you want.
* Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal, authors of Why Hasn’t He Called? How Guys Really Think and How to Get the Right One Interested in You and Why Hasn’t He Proposed? Go From The First Date To Setting the Date. Tamsen Fadal, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, can be seen anchoring weekday mornings on the Emmy Award-winning PIX Morning News as she covers the hottest stories of the day. Matt Titus is a nationally recognized matchmaker, lifestyle expert, and dating and relationship coach. He is the founder of Matt’s Little Black Book, a Manhattan based matchmaking and date coaching service that helps men and women find their perfect match and appears regularly on The Tyra Banks Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Fox’s The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet, The CBS Early Show, Today Show, E!, and the Style Network. Matt and Tamsen currently host the weekly, syndicated Meredith Corporation segment, “Ask Matt and Tamsen,” for Better TV, which is viewed in the top 65 U.S. markets. The couple starred in the Lifetime “Matched in Manhattan” reality TV show based on their business as matchmakers and relationship experts on Lifetime. Matt and Tamsen contribute regularly to Glamour Magazine, The Huffington Post, OK! Magazine, USA Today, Elle, TV Guide, Men’s Fitness, Life & Style Magazine, New York Daily News, NY Post, Time Out New York, & Magazine, Tango Magazine, About.com, and iVillage.com. Matt and Tamsen are married and live in Manhattan with two Chihuahuas, Matsen and Parker. Special Offer to Connie’s Friends: Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal are offering $150 off their 5-week Dating Boot Camp Program, which will teach you how to understand men and find the one who is best for you. You’ll also learn: how to review and evaluate past relationship mistakes so you won’t repeat them; how to choose men based on things that matter; what a man wants to see in a woman’s appearance; how to create a sexier style that will attract the right kind of man; how to develop flirting and dating techniques that will attract the “fantasy man”; and how to always keep the guy interested. In addition, you can get $50 off a Perfect Online Profile, where a member of the Love Consultants will review your profile from a male’s perspective so can create a profile that attracts the right kind of men. To get these discounts, say that Connie referred you and go to www.TheLoveConsultants.com
* Debra Berndt, author of the new bestselling book, Let Love In: Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner. She has helped thousands of singles attract true love with her unique 15-minute Love Workout. She has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, Playboy Radio, as well as in Cosmopolitan, Natural Health Magazine, LavaLife, Match.com, MSN, Complete Woman, Publisher’s Weekly and more. Special Offer to Connie’s Friends Around the World: Debra is offering $20 off to her three-week online class, “Let Love in Bootcamp,” which begins May 11. You’ll learn an easy three-step process to get your mind in the right place to meet Mr. or Ms. Right. To get your discount, my friends need to use the code “sweet2.” Go here for info: http://tinyurl.com/LetLoveIn-Connie She is also giving $20 off a “Love Attraction Set, 7 MP3s that take you through the steps that every single person struggles with on their journey to a healthy relationship. Many people attract their ideal mate within 30 days or less. http://tinyurl.com/LoveAttractionSet-Connie. Just use the coupon code “sweet2.” Expires May 7
* Sherry Amatenstein, LMSW is author of The Complete Marriage Counselor: Relationship-Saving Advice from America’s Top 50+ Couples Therapists. Sherry, who has appeared on many major talk shows, counsels individuals and couples, and she runs relationship seminars around the country.
* Moderator: Connie Bennett, author of Sugar Shock! Connie is a former sugar addict, who is now a “Sugar Liberator,” certified life coach, certified health counselor, host of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show and creator of the Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Teleseminar/Webinar Program. (www.BreakFreeWithConnie.com) Special Offer to Connie’s Friends: 1 Admission to my Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Program.
Unfortunately, my California-based friend Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction, could not attend our Love Gurus program in New York City, but she also is offering an amazing program to help singles find their soulmates, who will love, cherish and adore them. Arielle—who met an manifested the love of her life at age 44—is now sharing her secrets in “The Soulmate Kit,” a step-by-step guide to manifesting Big Love. She shows you how to take control of your romantic destiny using the Law of Attraction. If you think you’ve already “tried” everything when it comes to the Law of Attraction chances, you’ll want to learn how to do “feelingizations,” “feathering the nest,” “living as if,” and “savoring the waiting.” If you’re heartbroken, The Soulmate Kit also includes advice on how to heal a broken heart from Dr. Gay Hendricks, Dr. Joan Borysenko, and Dr. George Pratt. http://tinyurl.com/SoulmateKit-Connie

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Video Coming Here Soon!

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I’m so excited. Just bought the coolest Flip Video, thanks to being nudged by my new friend, Dr. Diana Kirschner, author of the bestselling book, Love in 90 Days and creator of hot YouTube videos
Stay tuned for fun video to be posted here! Get ready to be inspired, educated and entertained — at least that’s my goal.
Also, be on the lookout for videos, which I’ll post to YouTube. (That’s another great idea from Diana. Check out one of her cute dating videos below.)
What a great day! Posted by first blog entry on my new blog over at Psychology Today. Have you had a chance to read my new PT blog, Smart Habits of Highly Successful People?
Learn now about Stairways to Health & a Slim Backside Like Beyoncé.

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Speed Dating, Not! Attend “Speed Shrinking” Events, Thanks to Author Susan Shapiro

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For many, speed dating events are a painless way to meet your potential paramour.
Author Susan Shapiro — who credits a psychoanalyst with helping her to quit smoking, drinking, pot, gum and sugar — has devised an innovative spin-off concept to help fans, friends and friends of friends learn about therapy and coaching.
Susan has created “Speed Shrinking” events — think speed dating with shrinks and other self-help gurus.
Speed Shrinking events are being held to coincide with the publication of Susan’s debut novel, Speed Shrinking, a humorous account about how self-help guru Julia Goodman develops a cupcake addiction when feeling abandoned by her therapist, best friend and husband. Frantic to slim down and find help before a major national TV appearance, she desperately goes on a shrink shopping spree, seeing 8 in 8 days to find a new analyst. (Amusing scenario, right?)
SpeedShrinking-NewQuote (3) As mentioned here earlier, Sue’s first “Speed Shrinking” event — in which people could chat for 3 minutes about their sugar challenges, writing goals or other issues with eight self-help types — was held earlier this month at Knickerbocker Bar in New York City. You can also read about the event in Publisher’s Weekly and also at the Pomp Lives blog. (I was fortunate enough to be included, too.)
On Wednesday, Wed., Aug. 26, you can attend another fun, helpful Speed Shrinking Book Party and Free Head Shrinking at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The event is a benefit for the Housing Works, which helps homelessness and AIDS.
The Speed Shrinking events are brilliant book promotional gimmicks, from my perspective as a fellow author.
Susan points out that in her novel, Speed Shrinking “features a shrinkoholic heroine, who sees eight shrinks in eight days… So in order to recreate her experience for readers, I’m throwing a series of speed shrinking parties filled with my brilliant author guru friends.”
Those on hand to do Speed Shrinking on Aug. 26 include:
* Susan Shapiro (of course), who will be available to chat about her book, Speed Shrinking
* Psychologist Diana Kirschner, author of Love in 90 Days
* Sociologist Jon Fast, author of Ceremonial Violence
* Sherry Amatenstein, LMSW, author of The Complete Marriage Counselor: Relationship-Saving Advice from America’s Top 50 + Couples Therapists (upcoming)
* Yours truly, Connie Bennett, author of SUGAR SHOCK!
* Derner Institute Psychotherapist Jay Crosby
* Manuscript doctor Paula Derrow, editor at Self magazine and author of Behind the Bedroom Door;
* Vatsal Thakkar, M.D., Director of the Graduate Medical Education Wellness Team at the NYU Langone Medical Center and author of two young adult textbooks on psychiatry.

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Author Susan Shapiro Shares “Speed Shrinking” Parties With Seekers

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Author and writing teacher Susan Shapiro — who freely admits that therapy helped her personally quit sugar, smoking, drinking, pot and gum — has come up with an innovative way to get buzz going about her debut novel, Speed Shrinking, and to quickly help people with their issues.
Susan has created “Speed Shrinking” events — “think speed dating with shrinks” and other self-help gurus, she explains.
SpeedShrinking-NewQuote (3) The first such Speed Shrinking event in New York City earlier this week (held at the Knickerbocker Bar) served a double purpose.
The event was a Speed Shrinking book launch party, and it was a fun way to allow a group of self-help experts/authors “speed shrink” the 100 or so attendees.
Those and helping Diana Kirschner (Love In 90 Days), Sherry Amatenstein (The Complete Marriage Counselor), Jonathan Fast (Ceremonial Violence), Frank Flaherty (The Elements of Story), Sherene Schostak (Surviving Saturn’s Return), Elizabeth Maxwell (Food for the Soul) and yours truly (SUGAR SHOCK!)
Read about the event in Publisher’s Weekly and at the Pomp Lives blog and see our photo below.
Speed Shrinking 8-3-09 – DSCN2161 ed On Wednesday, Wed., Aug. 26, also in New York City, you can attend another fun, helpful Speed Shrinking Book Party and Free Head Shrinking at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The event is a benefit for the Housing Works, which helps homelessness and AIDS.
Even if you can’t make these fun events, you can read Susan’s novel, Speed Shrinking, which humorously recounts how fictional how self-help guru Julia Goodman develops a cupcake addiction when feeling “abandoned” by her therapist, best friend and husband. Frantic to slim down and find help before a major national TV appearance, Julia desperately goes on a shrink shopping spree, seeing 8 in 8 days to find a new analyst.
If you’re in New York, I hope to see you Wednesday, Wed., Aug. 26, at the Speed Shrinking Book Party and Head Shrinking event at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
If you’re in another part of the country, I invite you to read Speed Shrinking and to catch our upcoming my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, when Susan will be my guest. (You can listen below).

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I’ll Be at Book Expo America This Week

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For this important week in publishing — during which Book Expo America takes place — my fun author friend Dr. Diana Kirschner and I are playfully going out on a limb to drum up interest in our books. Here’s a press release that’s now going out to the media today.
Authors Develop Zany, Outrageous Marketing Gimmicks to Nab Publishers & Fans in these Challenging Economic Times
NEW YORK—As thousands of authors vie for publishers’ and readers’ thumbs up in this uncertain economic climate, some innovative, pro-active authors are taking matters into their own hands by coming up with over-the-top, outrageous, humorous marketing gimmicks.
“It’s time to become an out-of-the-box-thinking author-preneur, who creates gutsy, captivating messages that nab the attention and tickle the funny bones of readers and publishers,” claims author Connie Bennett, who is laughingly walking around Book Expo America on Friday and Saturday sporting a provocative, 24”-by-30” sandwich board that says, “Are You ‘The One’?”
The amiable author’s “Are You `The One’?” message—which looks like a single’s ad—pokes fun of the fact that Bennett is both a single woman and an available author with a Big Platform, who’s seeking “a committed relationship” with a “compatible publisher” to release her second book.
“I wanted to playfully show that I have the guts, initiative and ingenuity to be a successful author no matter what the economic climate,” adds Bennett, an experienced journalist, certified health counselor, self-described “Ex-Sugar Shrew!” and author of SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkley Books) (www.SugarShock.com).
SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkeley Books)—a bestseller on Amazon—has a foreword by Dr. Nicholas Perricone and has been endorsed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup and film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The book’s contributing author is cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra.
Bennett’s second book—for which she’s publisher hunting—is a fun, friendly, compassionate, diet book, The Better Habits Diet: Slim Down, Boost Energy, Rev Up Your Libido & Be Happier in Only 21 Days. Fans are already signing up in advance to buy it at a special website, www.BetterHabitsDiet.com.
[FYI, for those of you who are waiting for my next book, I just changed the title — it used to be called The White-Out Diet.]
The single author facetiously promises on her sandwich board, “Will put out on first date!!”—meaning that she’ll share information about her new book with interested publishers.
Admittedly, Bennett is “embarrassed” by her bold sign, and she’s even offering passers-by nuts to underscore the nuttiness of her marketing campaign.

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My Author Friend & I Are Going Zany During Book Expo America This Week

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For this important week in publishing — during which Book Expo America takes place — my fun author friend Dr. Diana Kirschner and I are going out on a limb to drum up interest in our books. Here’s a press release that’s now going out to the media today.
Authors Develop Zany, Outrageous Marketing Gimmicks to Nab Publishers & Fans in these Challenging Economic Times
NEW YORK—As thousands of authors vie for publishers’ and readers’ thumbs up in this uncertain economic climate, some innovative, pro-active authors are taking matters into their own hands by coming up with over-the-top, outrageous, humorous marketing gimmicks.
“It’s time to become an out-of-the-box-thinking author-preneur, who creates gutsy, captivating messages that nab the attention and tickle the funny bones of readers and publishers,” claims author Connie Bennett, who is laughingly walking around Book Expo America on Friday and Saturday sporting a provocative, 24”-by-30” sandwich board that says, “Are You ‘The One’?”
The amiable author’s “Are You `The One’?” message—which looks like a single’s ad—pokes fun of the fact that Bennett is both a single woman and an available author with a Big Platform, who’s seeking “a committed relationship” with a “compatible publisher” to release her second book.
“I wanted to playfully show that I have the guts, initiative and ingenuity to be a successful author no matter what the economic climate,” adds Bennett, an experienced journalist, certified health counselor, self-described “Ex-Sugar Shrew!” and author of SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkley Books) (www.SugarShock.com).