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  • StoriesAmazing Sci-Fi/Psych-thriller surges: Jacketed Hardcover & “Audio Theater” (multi voice, sound effects) out soon

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    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

    AOG Bestseller in multiple Amazon Categories

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    Could genetic warfare trigger the ONLY prophecy in common among religions? Thrill yourself & audience w/the timely, scary, FACT-BASED novel: ANCIENT OF GENES!

    Fact-based bestseller, razor close to: 1. REAL genetics & 2. the only prophecy in common among religions & myth traditions! Great for gifts and news for media!””
    — Laura Haas, Publisher
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A geneticist’s regeneration of Ice Age animals AND humans is stolen and becomes the basis for genetic warfare weapons – and the prophesied Resurrection of the Dead!

    Cloning sheep and chimps was only a beginning. Using Fossil Gene Redemption (FGR), geneticist Kevin G. Harrigan experiments with genes from a frozen "Ice Man". His work prompts Iraqi leader, Ishmail Mon, to provide resources for exciting new research that enables Harrigan's team to regenerate extinct “cryptids” and human sub-species from the Ice Ages. But FGR can be the basis for genetic weapons of mass destruction; United States intelligence and defense leaders must act!

    Radically distinct from Jurassic Park, Ancient of Genes shows new megafauna regeneration methods by which the only prophecy held in common among major religions & myth traditions could manifest: Some form of regeneration of human ancestors and megafauna. Once considered junk DNA, personality genes and other traits archive in lineages. These genes await a virus vector that targets meiosis to re-express them in all subsequent generations. This can start a resurrection cascade enabling Mon to ruin enemy genomes, improve his allies’ genes… and inherit the earth.

    Harrigan's frightening choice can lead to redemption… or the terrifying sunset of humanity!

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    …Spellbinding, well-researched and has intriguing characters. …A page-turner as we get to learn about the growth and development of the characters over the span of 16 years. Feeling a deep, emotional connection with the protagonist and other characters is inevitable. The author... explain[s] complex scientific ideas in a comprehensible manner... real-world scientific research... intriguing storyline, superior storytelling craft, rich world-building.
    -- The Book Commentary (David Reyes, author, reviewer)
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    Ancient of Genes recently slammed on to the bestseller list, no doubt due to its inspired plot and oh so very intriguing characters that draw you deeper into the plot with each and every page. This brilliant author has delivered readers a read that hits all the sweet spots and beyond, making this an epic read....
    -- USAReformer (Tracey Williams, Ph.D., author, reviewer, professor)
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    A phenomenal book... the setting, descriptiveness and raw energy captivate, all coming together to have the reader turning pages effortlessly.
    -- Digital Journal (Markos Papadatos "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment)
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    9 stars out of 10, but we'll round up! Gallagher lays out the underlying science in Chapter One, priming the engines. Then the plot takes off like a rocket. There are plenty of evolving characters, with powerful motivations and inspirations. Even human sub-species stand on their own. Gallagher excels, too, in his action scenes and creature encounters. The plot and intrigue are multilayered. Read Ancient of Genes now!
    -- SubCreated-Worlds (Josh Griffing, author of Pyre & Ice and The Wayward Sun Universe)
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    There are also 26 Prior version reviews by bestselling authors & pro reviewers in AOG's front matter.
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    Author Profiles: Biography at the bottom of AuthorDan.com. Dan Gallagher is a former U.S.
    Army Ranger & retired Financial Advisor; published in fiction & nonfiction since 1992.

    "A Writing Style Shaped by Life Experiences":
    AuthorDan.com/home2/gallagi1/authordan-how-he-rite-would-i-like-dis-freekin-guys-stuff/

    Video Teaser, Excerpts & More: AncientOfGenes.com
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    Milestones:
    • TV-series Pilot was a Finalist, Page Turner Award (British-based, international, Sep 2021)
    • Amazon Bestseller in five categories of Science Fiction; #1 New Release in two (Oct 2021)
    • Gallagher won the 2019 CWG Seal of Approval; AOG is a candidate (announced Feb 2022)
    • 1997 version was a Writers’ Foundation Best of America Award finalist
    • Highest scores ever when evaluated in "Writers Showcase"
    • Of 150 Nebula Award nominees, the 1997 version was 14th of 29 in 2nd-round voting
    • Exceptionally visual & timely: Recent discoveries enhance plausibility!
    • “Far from predictable” story line; improved prose (vs 1997 version)
    • Novel & short story anthology (constituting in-progress sequel) available!
    • Demand rising for prehistoric-related, genetic & psychological spiritual thrillers:
    Might AOG become a franchise rivaling Jurassic Park’s? TV-series script/bible available!
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    Literary, TV/film rights: Bill Pettit, Agent/Producer, WilliamPettitAgency@gmail.com
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    Permissions, events: Laura Haas, Managing Partner, StoriesAmazing, Pubs@StoriesAmazing.com
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    Media (only) may phone author Dan Gallagher: 704-362-1001.

    VIDEO TEASER for Ancient Beacon Series & BOOK 1, ANCIENT OF GENES, at AncientOfGenes.com

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  • Life after Death Book Series by Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Shams

    LIFE IN HEAVEN & LIFE IN HELL - These two books will allow readers to gain knowledge about the different phases of Afterlife.

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Life in Heaven is the tale of the journey of every human being in the Afterlife. Death is just the beginning of a scary but wonderful journey for every Muslim believer.

    This book opens the world of Afterlife for the reader. It gives a vivid picture to the reader about how the Quran and the Traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have explained Afterlife.

    From the last breath a human being takes to the interrogation of the Angels in the grave, from the Resurrection on the Day of Judgement to the Reckoning on the Field of Gathering, to the horrors of the Bridge of Sirat over Hell to the Gates of Heaven and the life in heaven, it tells the reader the entire journey in vivid detail.

    Death is an inescapable fact and no one has ever denied it. Whoever has been bestowed upon the gift of life is going to taste death one day. Almighty has clearly stated the fact that every soul has to taste death. It is on the Day of Judgement that one shall be paid his/her rewards in full. There are multiple verses in the Quran in which this fact has been repeatedly mentioned. Thus, it is established that there is not a single soul on this earth, whether they are human, jinn, or angels who will escape death. Death is inevitable to every living thing and it is predetermined for them.

    And in the end is the life in Heaven itself, with its beauty, boons, and bounties. Its comforts and luxuries. This tells about all of this in the most breath-taking way possible.

    Life in Hell: The journey afterlife is beautiful if a human being is good but it's scary and painful for the one who is the rejecter of the words of God and the teaching of the beloved prophet (saw).

    In this book, the reader will go through the journey of a bad soul from the beginning to his last place, in between the scary, horribly and painful things he experiences from the first day in the grave to the Day of Judgment, the questioning, the scale, the bridge and more.

    Readers will read how he ends up in hellfire and his punishments from the Quran and the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet (saw).

    The Prophet of Islam has explained in a lot of detail and in great clarity, the event that will occur in every person’s life that will signal death and the journey that the soul will take as it experiences this phenomenon of death.

    They are simply the common precursor to the eventual coming of the angel of death, and the angel of death coming. So, when the angel of death is seen and one is still on the earth, that is when the repentance is cut off, there is no repentance when he sees the angel of death.

    That is when the repentance and all hope of salvation are finished if one was not righteous before, one would not going to be righteous now, and the angel of death will take one's soul.

    The judgment day will start, and the sky becomes as dark as darkest, and everyone is running here and there, no one is recognizing one another as Almighty said: the day man will flee from his brother, his mother, his father, his wife, his children: each of them will be absorbed in concerns of their own on that day.

    And everyone starts receiving their book and everyone knows if they have been given their book on the left side they will end up in hellfire.

    In these books, the writer has penned down all the different phases of the afterlife, from the moment of death, the departing of the soul, to the life in paradise, the punishment in hell as mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

    All of the sources used in these books as references are either in footnotes or in the bibliography in the end.

    About the Author: Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Shams is the President of LamAid Ltd. and a writer who has lived in the UK for over 15 years. The writer believes in the path of God and has written many books on the true path of Islam and about the Islamic Prophets. Some of his books are (The Prophet’s Miracles Series): The Miracles of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), The Miracles of Prophet Jesus (PBUH), The Miracles of Prophet Moses (PBUH), The Miracles of Prophet Solomon (PBUH), The Miracles of Prophet Abraham (PBUH), The Miracles of Prophet David (PBUH). Moreover, he has also documented some of the great Muslim rulers (THE MUSLIM RULERS’ SERIES) like The Kingdom of Hazrat Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq R.A and The Kingdom of Mu' awiya ibn Abi Sufyan R.A. The author believes in a balanced life and thus also penned down his own dimension about life in "Being Unconditional " (11 steps to a perfectly balanced life). Also, during this pandemic, where there is so much thirst for the job, the author has also written an unparalleled book on the job hunt i.e.: The “Insider” Secrets to Landing the Dream Job in Tech.



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  • Purpose-Driven Goal Planning for Entrepreneurs

    Eric Michael Cap - Goal Planning Workshop

    Gold Street Goal Planning Workshop

    Eric Michael Cap - Goal Planning Course Workshop

    Gold Street Goal Planning Workshop

    Eric Michael Cap - Goal Planning Course

    Gold Street Goal Planning Course

    Goal planning workshops & coaching for faith-based creative entrepreneurs

    Create & Multiply, Inspire, Integrity, Faith, Family, Freedom…this is what drives & defines us.”
    — Eric Michael Cap @ GOLD STREET
    BURBANK, CA, USA, January 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Gold Street today announced new goal planning course workshops, coaching & membership packages for faith-based creatives and entrepreneurs. Many entrepreneurs and small business owners start the new year with fresh goals and resolutions, but “life” and the day-to-day details of running a business can easily leave them stuck in the same place feeling frustrated & alone.

    “Start with the end in mind by determining your values & vision for the next 5-10 years.”

    While many entrepreneurs set goals for the year ahead, Eric’s approach is grounded in “starting with the end in mind.” By taking his clients through exercises that start with long-term goals and funneling them down to shorter-term ones, they are more able to identify their key priorities, allowing them to set goals that are more aligned with their values, and aid them in creating a life they love. For entrepreneurs who need both coaching and creative agency services, Gold Street is launching a “hybrid” membership offering done-for-you & done-with-you options to help you start, grow &/or scale your business.

    "Our core values and 5-10 year vision & goals determine what we say Yes or No to now.”

    Building values and mission-driven businesses has become increasingly popular, and where Eric is able to lend unique value is by basing his coaching & creative services on Christian values for faith-driven entrepreneurs. By relating biblical verses and lessons to entrepreneurship, Eric helps Christian creatives and entrepreneurs ground their work in stewardship.

    “Create & Multiply, Inspire, Integrity, Faith, Family, Freedom…this is what drives & defines us.”

    The Gold Street Goal Planning Workshop will take place on Saturday, January 15th from 9am-1pm, with a bonus break-out session from 1:30-3:30pm available for those wanting to dive deeper into their action plans. A “Gold” package with a 1:1 Coaching session & Productivity Course access can also be purchased. Those unable to attend online can purchase the workshop as a course anytime and access all worksheets & materials.

    To learn more about Gold Street’s faith-driven Content, Coaching, and Creative + Marketing Agency services, please visit GoldStreet.net/.

    About Gold Street

    Gold Street is a Media Content & Marketing Agency that specializes in purpose-driven production & storytelling. Eric Michael Cap, Founder & CEO, has over 2 decades of experience creating content & campaigns that drive engagement and deliver results.

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  • New book, named a top holiday pick by Good Morning America, shares inspirations from the beauty of the human spirit

    A Heart's Landscape

    Susan Lax

    A HEART’S LANDSCAPE: An Invitation to the Garden of Moments by Susan Lax

    Providing companionship, solace and beauty, this book belongs close by, to be opened whenever the soul seeks some nourishment and gentle strokes.”
    — Rabbi Miri Gold
    NEW YORK, NY, US, January 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- No matter how challenging times may be, a new book just released by a spiritual counselor and debut author -- and named by Good Morning America as one of the top holiday picks -- is designed to unlock for readers a moment of joy in each day.

    A Heart’s Landscape: An Invitation to the Garden of Moments (Your Moment Press) by Susan Lax, is a beautiful collection of stories, poems, and words from the garden of the author's heart that offers insights, comfort, and healing. It is being targeted to appropriate markets with a focus on Energy Healing, Love & Loss, Death & Grief categories.

    The book recently claimed the #1 spot on Amazon's New Releases in the Mental and Spiritual Healing category.

    Some days, our hearts or souls can't find the glasses to see, and we cannot hear our own music. We find ourselves on autopilot, forgetting the preciousness of being and losing touch with our creative spirit. But on other days, our being fills with excitement, magically showing us the miracle of joy. Lax explores the gifts of awareness and encourages the reader to be present in the moment.

    With A Heart's Landscape, Lax offers a path to an attentive heart. On every page, her words and timeless photographs meet your soul in the perfect place. In times of grief, illness, or life transitions, you'll find healing and strength within these pages. As a spiritual counselor, end-of-life caregiver, and Reiki practitioner, Lax shares the truths and inspirations she has learned from the beauty of the human spirit and the gifts of nature and awareness.

    The author is available for interviews and as a podcast guest. Contact her or visit her website at susanplax.com.

    Lax writes an “email for the soul” called Morning Inspiration, which started as a message of joy to a dear friend at a time of great illness and slowly developed into the likes of storytelling and poetry. “By reaching people around the world, the emails connect us all through words of inspiration,” says Lax. “The idea of putting Morning Inspiration in a book began at my readers’ request. It came to fruition during Covid lockdown, as the waves of grief and uncertainty rushed through all our moments. I put a collection of my inspirations and photographs in one place, A Heart’s Landscape.”

    Praise is already pouring in:

    Says journalist Bradley Burston, “In a conversation that flows and then pauses to breathe and to learn and to look anew, Susan Lax melds strength and compassion to bring life wisdom to every page. A literal labor of love.”

    Kirkus Reviews says, "The accompanying photos are beguiling, with sun-dappled seascapes, forest and mountain scenes, and lots of flowers, all rendered in lush color. Overall, many readers will find this collection to be an energizing daily constitutional for the soul."

    Adds Jeannie Blaustein, Ph.D., D. Ministry, “Lax invites us to awaken our hearts to all that is, and to deepen our attention so that we may find in each moment of our lives the courage, humility, honesty and hope that sustain the human spirit.”

    The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, Book Depository and many other retailers.

    About the author: Susan Lax offers spiritual coaching and care for many, including those touched by illness and loving someone through death. She leads workshops and guided meditation sessions. In 2010 she began writing Morning Inspiration—an email for your soul. In addition, Susan is a certified Reiki practitioner. The co-owner of Naot Footwear, Susan spends her moments between New York and Tel Aviv together with her partner in life and love. They share the joy of three daughters and five grandchildren.

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  • Center for Spiritual Cultivation Announces Launch of Non-Profit Educational Platform

    The platform is focused on helping individuals, leaders, and organizations to cultivate spiritually and achieve goals.

    MARIETTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Center for Spiritual Cultivation is pleased to announce the official launch of its highly anticipated non-profit educational platform.

    Incorporated in August of 2021, The Center for Spiritual Cultivation is a non-profit educational platform featuring an online and in-person community focused on helping individuals, leaders, and organizations to cultivate spirituality and achieve goals. More specifically, the center supports individuals who are seeking to cultivate their spiritual attributes by learning to live by spiritual laws and spiritual principles. Additionally, the center works with leaders to increase their spiritual intelligence capacity, and with corporate partners who are looking to create or maintain spirituality in the workplace.

    "After studying the ancient systems of spiritual cultivation for more than 25 years and working my way up the corporate and academic ladder, I have been both called and compelled to launch this center,” says founder and President, Dr. Kweisi Ausar. “Our work is clear, impactful, and relevant: given the high level of pandemic-related workplace discontent, The Center for Spiritual Cultivation stands ready to assist individuals, leaders, and organizations in creating greater meaning in work and at work.”

    According to Dr. Ausar, the organization’s approach is grounded in ancient systems of spiritual cultivation, which focuses on increasing personal resilience, efficacy, and perseverance. The team specializes in combating and buffering the effects of workplace trauma experienced by healthcare workers and workplace discrimination most often experienced by women and minorities. Additionally, the center focuses on self-knowledge, the power of unity consciousness, and the development of spiritual faculties.

    The Center for Spiritual Cultivation is located at 531 Roselane Street NW, Unit 400-122, Marietta, GA 30060.

    For more information about The Center for Spiritual Cultivation, please visit https://www.centerforspiritualcultivation.com/.

    About The Center for Spiritual Cultivation

    The Center for Spiritual Cultivation was founded by the organization’s President, Dr. Kweisi Ausar, an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He conducts research on workplace spirituality and other topics related to human dynamics in organizations. Dr. Ausar is focused on empowering individuals to transcend undesirable, dysfunctional, and harmful conditioning by cultivating spiritual competencies that are designed to increase mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

    In his memoir, No Sur: Breaking the Chains that Bind the Spirit, Dr. Ausar details how spiritual cultivation revolutionized his life and how it can do the same for readers. It was the art and science of spirituality that brought Dr. Ausar out of addiction, existential crisis, and mental health issues—to a place of outstanding personal and professional achievement.

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  • French Santa Helps Kids with Dilemma of ‘Naughty or Nice?’

    Santa and TWTH volunteers distributing books in France to children

    This Christmas season, Père Noël shared the secret of happiness with families in Angers, France.

    Father Christmas and his helpers spent time in the city of Angers, sharing ‘The Way to Happiness’ with families to help them achieve happiness throughout 2022.

    If one were to think over how he or she would like to be treated by others, one would evolve the human virtues. Just figure out how you would want people to treat you”
    — L. Ron Hubbard

    ANGERS, FRANCE, December 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Father Christmas and his helpers spent some time in the city of Angers, sharing ‘The Way to Happiness’ with hundreds of families to help them plan success and achieve happiness throughout upcoming 2022. Similar activities took place around Europe with more helpers of Santa in coordination wit volunteers of the local churches of Scientology

    “My ‘naughty or nice list’ is aimed to ensure the happiness of children and adults for the present and the future,” said Santa Claus in an interview for this story. This white-bearded gentleman in his traditional holiday costume was found in the streets of Angers, France, distributing a special edition of The Way to Happiness, the common-sense guide to better living written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

    Santa really liked one of the precepts of this nonreligious moral code, which is a positive version of The Golden Rule.
    “One can get into a lot of conflicting opinions and confusions about what ‘good behaviour’ might be,” it states.

    “However, the booklet makes this so simple to understand that it is easy to put into practice,” Santa told us and then read us the following quote:
    “If one were to think over how he or she would like to be treated by others, one would evolve the human virtues. Just figure out how you would want people to treat you.”

    The book, which was distributed by Pere Noel and his helpers, contains a list of 20 virtues and makes them easy to understand and use. There is even a course on The Way to Happiness website with interactive lessons designed to help those wishing to learn the 21 precepts of the booklet and use them to bring true happiness to oneself and others. “Christmas spirit must be worked on throughout the whole year,” said Santa, “so I fully recommend it especially now that we are preparing for a challenging 2022 where we all have to step up our attitudes and make it the best year ever”.

    “For those who prefer watching to reading, or who simply want to spend some family time with a good uplifting movie,” said one of the French helpers of Pere Noel in Angers, “the Scientology Network streams The Way to Happiness book on film” that includes a chapter making it very simple to understand.

    And the importance of understanding and implementing these values spells the difference between misery and happiness, as the booklet states:

    “There is little joy to be found in gloomy, restrained solemnity. When some of old made it seem that to practice virtue required a grim and dismal sort of life, they tended to infer that all pleasure came from being wicked: nothing could be further from the facts. Joy and pleasure do not come from immorality! Quite the reverse! Joy and pleasure arise only in honest hearts: the immoral lead unbelievably tragic lives filled with suffering and pain. The human virtues have little to do with gloominess. They are the bright face of life itself.”

    Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed on Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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  • Study finds that Canadians prefer to be approached for donations online. As pandemic triggers shift in donation habits.

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    Study finds that over a third of Canadians prefer to be approached for donations online, rather than in person. As pandemic triggers shift in donation habits.

    we rise by lifting others”
    — Robert Ingersoll
    NORTH YORK, ON, CANADA, December 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A majority of Canadians dislike being approached for a charitable donation in person, a study has revealed - as the new Werbylo app helps donate to good causes in just three taps.

    A study by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy found that more than a third (34%) of Canadians surveyed preferred receiving an email asking them to make a charitable donation over any other method.

    The second most popular method of receiving a prompt to donate was via mail, with 26% of donors favouring this method.

    Whilst 21% of the 1,561 Canadians surveyed by AFP said that they disliked being approached for a donation in person - such as by a cashier at checkout.
    And a massive 76% of those surveyed had made a charitable donation in the last year.

    With the pandemic causing a seismic shift in the way that charities fundraise and how donors choose to give, it’s no surprise that technology has stepped in to fill the gap.

    Apps and websites such as Werbylo (We Rise By Lifting Others), a Canadian crowdfunding platform, have allowed charities of any size to set themselves up online with no hidden fees charged.

    The adoption of this technology has coincided with an unpredicted rise in global charitable donations throughout the pandemic.

    Incredibly the charity sector has seen a huge rise in the number of people making donations globally, with 33% of the world’s population having donated to charity in 2020, the Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index 2021 found.

    With the loss of physical fundraising events and the closures of stores worldwide, this rise can be largely attributed to the introduction of fundraising apps and websites such as Werbylo.

    Additionally, the donation amounts that Canadian donors are giving have risen in value to an average of $965 (CAD) - perhaps with people more willing to donate large sums with the anonymity that online giving allows.

    Unlike many other platforms, Werbylo is free to use for donors and has no hidden monthly fees for non-profits and charities - just an essential processing fee of 3.9% + $0.30 per transaction for the recipient.

    Fees charged by many crowdfunding platforms have previously put charities off from making the move online, as they feared paying large processing fees to accept their hard-earned donations via a payment platform.

    Mani Rahnama, the founder of WERBYLO, said: “The way donors give has changed as a result of the pandemic with 42% of charities cutting down their cash donation collections for hygiene and logistical reasons.
    “We’ve seen the number of online donations skyrocket, and there’s no indication that this number is set to fall with the end of the pandemic as so many organizations continue to move operations online.
    “We created WERBYLO, an online crowdfunding platform, to allow charities, non-profits, and places of worship of any size to be able to accept payments from their supporters free of charge, and without the need for a physical exchange of cash.
    “Werbylo makes it easier to act on that moment of goodwill within seconds, by simply pulling out a phone and making a donation in just three clicks on the app.
    “Werbylo crowdfunding platform has raised an incredible $110 million for good causes since launching, our goal is for it to reach $1 billion in 2022 as more and more charities move donations online.”

    However, for the charities that have made the switch to online fundraising rather than holding in-person events or opening fundraising kiosks and shops, 48% said they believed that fundraising had changed for good and wouldn’t be going back to traditional methods, a survey by CAF found.

    In the UK a Government assessment of Covid-19’s impact on the charitable sector found that 11% of charities had seen an increase in funding by using an online payment platform.

    But in the USA that figure was much higher, with the 2021 M+R Benchmarks Study reporting that total online revenue grew by 32%, with Hunger and Poverty charities seeing a mindblowing 173% increase in their online income.

    Charities using a service that allowed their donors to commit to a monthly donation, such as Werbylo, found that their monthly revenue from donations increased 25%, accounting for 19% of all of their online revenue in 2020, M+R reports. And the value of one-off gifts from online donors increased by 37% in 2020, the report found.

    Those that donated online through their phone gave an average of $42 (USD) whilst those who hopped on their desktop computer or laptop to donate gave an average of $80, the study found.

    The study also found that charities that took part in Covid-19 relief work saw their online incomes rise by 40% - mostly through one-off donations - whilst those that didn’t saw their online income rise by 22%. This donation pattern is similar to what is usually observed following a natural disaster.

    This year it is not only charities turning to online crowdfunding platforms, but also many places of worship relying on platforms like the Werbylo app to help collect worshipers’ contributions in a contactless manner.

    Payment platforms such as Werbylo have been essential for places of worship as congregations returned to physical worship, with physical cash donations halted to prevent the transmission of covid-19.

    But it is not only monetary donations that have made the pandemic a charitable time, with a miraculous three billion people (55% of the world’s population) helping a stranger in 2020 during the Covid-19 global crisis.

    Through the Werbylo app nonprofits can also manage their upcoming events and volunteer workforce, a difficult task in the midst of a pandemic when 51% of charities surveyed by Ipsos experienced difficulty recruiting volunteers.

    Why not donate to a charity right now and set good intentions for 2022? Visit Werbylo.com or download the Werbylo donation app for Apple or Android, to make a donation in just three clicks.

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  • Santa Helps Kids Solve the Dilemma of ‘Naughty or Nice?’

    This Christmas season, Père Noël (Father Christmas) shared the secret of happiness with families in Angers, France.

    This Christmas season, Père Noël (Father Christmas) shared the secret of happiness with families in Angers, France.

    A holiday wish for all—happiness throughout the year.

    A holiday wish for all—happiness throughout the year.

    No need to find out if they’ve been naughty or nice if they follow the precepts of "The Way to Happiness."

    No need to find out if they’ve been naughty or nice if they follow the precepts of "The Way to Happiness."

    In Angers, France, Father Christmas and his helpers share ‘The Way to Happiness’ with families to help them achieve success and happiness throughout the year.

    ANGERS, CALIFORNIA, FRANCE, December 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- There is a reason Santa Claus checks his list of “naughty or nice.” It’s his way of guaranteeing the happiness of children now and in the future. That’s why the white-bearded gentleman in his traditional holiday costume took to the streets in Angers, France, with "The Way to Happiness," the common-sense guide to better living written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

    Among the precepts of this nonreligous moral code is a positive version of The Golden Rule.

    “One can get into a lot of conflicting opinions and confusions about what ‘good behavior’ might be,” it states.

    However, the booklet makes this so simple to understand that it is easy to put into practice:

    “If one were to think over how he or she would like to be treated by others, one would evolve the human virtues. Just figure out how you would want people to treat you.”

    A list of 20 virtues makes them easy to understand and use. There is even a course on The Way to Happiness website with interactive lessons designed to help those wishing to learn the 21 precepts of the booklet and use them to bring true happiness to oneself and others.

    The Scientology Network streams "The Way to Happiness" book on film that includes a chapter on this Golden Rule. And the importance of understanding and implementing these values spells the difference between misery and happiness, as the booklet states:

    “There is little joy to be found in gloomy, restrained solemnity. When some of old made it seem that to practice virtue required a grim and dismal sort of life, they tended to infer that all pleasure came from being wicked: nothing could be further from the facts. Joy and pleasure do not come from immorality! Quite the reverse! Joy and pleasure arise only in honest hearts: the immoral lead unbelievably tragic lives filled with suffering and pain. The human virtues have little to do with gloominess. They are the bright face of life itself.”

    Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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  • Avery Stafford Announces Brand New Book Titled When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity

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    When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity is a timely invitation for local churches to make the practice of unity our new normal.

    PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, December 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity: Leveraging Unity to Bless Our World is a newly released book from Wipf & Stock Publishers in Eugene, OR. The author, Dr. Avery Stafford, calls out systemic disunity among Christian churches and invites them to embrace four practical rhythms that build new narratives of relational trust.

    Stafford, a Christian pastor in greater Portland, OR, said the following about his inaugural book: “Local churches are siloed. Pastors do not know one another and rarely work together. Christians drive by church buildings on their way to Sunday worship and seldom pray for one another. Vitriolic disunity spews across social media in front of an onlooking world. Our culture sees our fractured reality and increasingly dismisses Christianity as a viable option for their lives. And it is time for believers to recognize that it is our fault. But there is hope!”

    When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity offers an edgy “state of the church address” through the eyes and experiences of an African American pastor. It also includes practical advice on how Christian churches can bless their cities through a culture of church collaboration. In early December 2021, the book debuted at number four on Amazon’s New Releases in the Ecclesiology Christian Theology category.

    To learn more about When Collaboration Mirrors the Trinity, visit http://wipfandstock.com/9781666710656/when-collaboration-mirrors-the-trinity/ or https://www.amazon.com/When-Collaboration-Mirrors-Trinity-Leveraging/dp/1666710652.

    To learn more about Avery Stafford, visit http://www.averystafford.com.

    About Avery Stafford: Avery Stafford is Lead Pastor at Common Ground Church in Beaverton, Oregon, and an adjunct faculty member at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University (1992) and holds an MA in Pastoral Studies and a DMin from Multnomah Biblical Seminary (1998, 2020). He is also an award-winning songwriter and music recording artist with six albums to his credit.

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  • Bhutan Kings: Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates

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    His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

    There are incredible public policy developments happening at all levels of governance and we want to say thank you.

    Systemic change happens through Public Policy as it can determine social happiness and well-being for long periods of time. ”
    — Luis Gallardo, Founder & President - World Happiness Foundation
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Both the Kings His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his son His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck are the inspiration for the present times and times to come. We are blessed and delighted to honor them as World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates in Policy Making.

    Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

    When a young Crown Prince running at 17 years of age became the King of Bhutan in 1972, one of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s first and ever-lasting initiatives to bring happiness and wellbeing to his citizens was through the principles of Gross National Happiness, which he propounded was more important than Gross National Product. This concept questioned the conventional economic measurement system that GDP alone could not bring happiness and well-being to citizens.

    Although still a teenage monarch, His Majesty was wise beyond his years. He firmly believed that happiness was a valid indicator and a sign of progressive development for his country. He also believed in the legitimacy of public participation in defining Bhutan’s development goals. He brought the nation to a democracy without making the citizens realize it.

    The concept re-counts Bhutan’s ancient legal code of 1629 given by Zhabdrung whose embodiment is His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck that states ‘if the government cannot create happiness for its people, then there is no purpose for that government to exist.’ The code notes that Bhutanese laws must promote happiness for all sentient beings. For the King, the focus was never just the economic progress of his country but creating a flourishing human society living in harmony with its environment.

    Today, plentiful research shows that wealth alone doesn’t contribute to happiness and life satisfaction. The Gross National Happiness index measures the quality of its development holistically, believing that the positive development of human society happens when material and spiritual growth occurs alongside each other. That is why this small Himalayan country is considered a living example of sparking the debate on human development.

    Four decades later, Bhutan, now a democratic country, still ensures the inclusion and continuity of GNH values as enshrined in its Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan. As a public policy, the GNH development framework is supported by four pillars:

    Sustainable and equitable socio-economic development
    Conservation of the environment
    Preservation and promotion of culture
    Good governance

    An overarching objective within these pillars is eradicating poverty without any compromise with nature.

    His Majesty made sure to teach his son, the present King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the same values so he could continue leading the country according to the most important gauging legacy – the happiness. GNH has been further enhanced and signified by the King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as ‘Development with values bridging with kindness, equity, and humanity'.

    Acclaimed as ‘the people’s king,’ His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has already won over hearts worldwide. He is a gentle, compassionate, and kind monarch who expanded a royal welfare system that helps the rural poor.

    He started his reign with the democratization of his country. He traveled and continues to visit all parts of the country mainly on foot, talking to people from all walks of life understanding their problems, and helping them through his government to come out with measures and policies to overcome their issues. He is engaged with young people about the importance of higher standards in education, business, and servicing. He signed the abolishment of anti-homosexuality laws and launched the National Cadastral Resurvey to resolve issues of excess land. He also established the Rehabilitation Project, which focuses on improving the lives of people who live in remote or difficult areas.

    According to the King His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, every generation must interpret GNH in their own way because of the changes of time and environment that they would live in. He believes that a vibrant economy propelled by the right kind of technology and educated civilization is the very foundation on which national happiness can be built.

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  • Learn to live with loss and discover new meaning with Sara Thurman's new book Reflecting on Grief and Moving Beyond Pain

    One cannot grieve wrongly; however, this book offers some key strategies to help others learn to live again with loss.

    Join Sara's journey and reflections in her grieving process within the first 100 days after her husband passed from this earthly life into eternity.

    Sara brings clarity to life questions & issues in understanding our own grief, or how to be there for others who are grieving, and gives us direction and an action plan.”
    — Christi Saint Laurent
    WIMBERLEY, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- How does one grieve the loss of a loved one? How does one help others in the grieving process?

    Losing a loved one is often our greatest fear in life. We are trying to find our way on unfamiliar grounds, not knowing where it will lead us to. Working through grief is such an unknown journey yet, one we must learn to navigate with new meaning and clarity. Without a one size fits all approach to grieving, we are unsure of what to do in our own grief when it hits us. We often don't know what to do or what to say when trying to help others grieving a loss either. Thinking we are going to cause more pain, we do nothing to help the bereaving or we try to “fix them”.

    By sharing private journal entries of her first 100 days of being a widow, Sara Thurman’s personal journey of grief created the foundation for her new book, Reflecting on Grief and Moving Beyond Pain. She presents her reflections, writings, prayers, and scriptures that helped her anchor through the devastating pain and to rediscover new meaning and purposes in her life.

    Sara Thurman beautifully shares her heart and struggles of living with the loss of her husband of nearly 35 years. You will be able to read her personal writings and prayers and see the transitions of healing in her grief journey. Sara even shares her prayers and the beautiful and meaningful responses of Jesus to her prayers and tears of grief.

    With valuable insights on what was helpful in the grieving process she practiced herself and what others did to walk with her in the grieving process, Reflecting on Grief and Moving Beyond Pain also includes a list of what was NOT helpful for Sara to provide grief education in knowing what to do to help others. Sara unpacks her new normal with a life even after the first 100 days including some of her self-care practices and reflective writing exercises which moved her from pain to healing. One cannot grieve wrongly; however, this book offers some key strategies to help others learn to live again with loss.

    Learn how to live with new meaning and beyond pain by using the reflective practices Sara shares, or use it as a guide for helping others in their grieving journey.

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    Sara Thurman, EdD is the founder of Acts 1:8 Blessings, a creative art ministry serving creatives all over the world. Sara facilitates spiritual creative retreats, mentors, teaches, writes, and paints to share her love of the connections with God in this devotional process. Sara is also the host of a podcast Small Beginnings with Sara. After a successful Season 1 with 25 episodes with guests that present their own Small Beginnings, she is now working on Season 2, which will also include people’s grief stories of how they have walked through grief as their small beginnings. Her authenticity in sharing her own story draws others to share their story through creativity.

    Sara has written two #1 bestselling books, Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible, her memoir of becoming a prominent artist in her late 50’s with no previous art experience, encouraging others to take the first steps for their own small beginnings, along with an accompanying journal. In 2021, she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book How Good Can God Be?, using her own childhood memories of God’s goodness on a Texas ranch. Her most recent book is Reflecting on Grief and Moving Beyond Pain: Living with Loss and Discovering New Meaning presents journal entries and reflections on living with loss and discovering new meaning within the first 100 days after her husband passed from this earthly life into eternity.

    Sara enjoys life in Wimberley, Texas when she is not on an adventure traveling the world inspiring others on their journey of creativity. Sara lives to motivate and tell others about the goodness of God through creativity all over the world.

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  • Mags Lybolt Launches Two New Inspirational Books

    COLORADO, UNITED STATES, December 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Magdalena "Mags" Lybolt is an experienced author with a unique approach to her writing. In the past, she has published titles under a pen name in order to remove herself from the very personal process of a book finding its way to a reader through a meaningful and at times, spiritual connection. Two new titles are now launching with subjects sure to reach the hearts, minds, and souls of a large audience yearning for the genuine, meaningful prose synonymous with Mags Lybolt.

    "You Got This" is a book with the goal of encouraging and blessing everyone who reads it. The material in this book consists of several short readings that may be used to assist readers in recognizing their genuine selves and developing healthy behaviors. Readers will find inspiration to build a life that matters, in ways that are meaningful and memorable. With positive texts throughout the book, readers will feel encouraged to take on all of their dreams and ambitions with "You Got This". Readers will find themselves encouraged and inspired to build a life that matters.

    "Prayers to Pray Over Your Children" is a book of short prayers that you can read to and/or with your children. Noticing a scarcity of literature for parents who desired to pray alongside their children, Mags desired to fill this critical need. This book is written with parents and guardians in mind, and it is meant to help them pray at all hours of the day and night. "Prayers to Pray Over Your Children” was written to help parents select from a variety of prayer forms while also assisting them in creating unique prayers for their children. Many parents are unsure about the sort of prayer to say; therefore, this book was created to offer examples of both sorts of prayers as well as blessings that parents may say over their children on a regular basis.

    Mags has found inspiration in her personal life experiences as a mother as well as the lives of those around her in order to write these two new titles. She is excited to share these books with the world and hopes that they will reach and encourage as many people as possible.

    About the author

    Mags Lybolt is an experienced entrepreneur along with being an author. Mags understands that to start and run a business, write many books, and be an excellent, attentive mother to her children is a big responsibility to which she is inimitably committed.

    Mags' extensive knowledge for the business world was largely due to her MBA in business from Purdue University. Her emphasis in the business world would settle on the marketing and technology sectors. During a time in which most businesses were crumbling due to a recession, Mags was establishing a successful marketing firm before she had even hit 30. Mags would then go on to pursue a career in business development. She saw the fantastic opportunity to assist doctors in marketing, creating, establishing, and expanding their enterprises. The firm grew quickly and was quite successful. After the company's purpose was achieved, she decided to pursue additional business opportunities (including selling this one).

    Mags now greatly enjoys her work as an author. She loves to help people through her writing and connect with individuals on a more personal level. Mags Lybolt desires that her books will reach people in a way that touches their hearts, encourages them, and helps them to grow spiritually. She is certain that those drawn to "You Got This" and "Prayers to Pray Over Your Children" will find them moving, encouraging, and uplifting. For more information, visit her website. Interviews with Mags Lybolt have also recently been featured in Inspirery and Ideamensch.

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