"Change The World" Screening in Asia at Seoul International Short Film Festival

Angelena Bonet Headshot

Angelena Bonet

AACTA Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards

Seoul International Short Film Festival Logo

Seoul International Short Film Festival

Angelena Bonet's multi-award winning documentary "Change the World" is screening at Seoul International Short Film Festival from 17 – 23 January 2021.

It's an absolute honor to have my film screened in Seoul! Knowing my journey and music are resonating in this part of the world has truly touched my heart. My message is one of peace, love and unity.”

— Angelena Bonet

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Australian film producer and singer, Angelena Bonet, has her multi-award winning documentary film “Change The World” currently screening at the Seoul International Short Film Festival. Bonet’s biopic documentary film, which she has produced in its entirety, has won 135 film festival awards around the globe. The inspiring film is now being screening in Asia, most recently at the Tokyo International Short Film Festival in December where she was a Finalist. She has been the recipient of many awards including the 'Humanitarian Award' at The Jane Austen International Film Festival 2020.

Angelena Bonet is a warrior in the fight to end violence against women. With a fierce commitment to helping victims heal and take back their life, she brings to bear a multitude of talents, wisdom and personal experience. Only from the depths of her despair and darkest days has she truly found her voice and the courage to share her experiences and to speak out about issues generally swept under the carpet by society. Bonet has also produced a biopic documentary trilogy feature film series consisting of "Angelena: Change The World", "Angelena: Heart Of The Matter" and "Angelena: Light At The End Of The Tunnel" which are all available to rent or buy on Vimeo. A former Australian supermodel and actress, Angelena gave her career away after two life changing experiences, which she has chronicled in her documentary “Change The World”. Her soulmate and fiancé of three days, Erick Deeby, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in August 2007. He had written and recorded instrumental pieces of music for her between 2005 and 2007. Bonet then wrote the lyrics and melody to his music after his devastating death and during her time of deepest grief. Then on May 26, 2012, she was a victim of a violent attack and was kidnapped and gang-raped but miraculously survived the attempted murder in Melbourne, Australia. Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a consequence of the heinous crime, orchestrated by someone that she knew and trusted, she is now ready to share her story. The music she co-wrote with Deeby has become the soundtrack for her films and also won numerous 'Best Original Soundtrack' awards.

As a global ambassador for women and girls, Bonet believes that women’s voices need to be heard more than ever, especially as domestic violence has risen during the global Covid-19 pandemic. No longer can this sickness within our society be hidden and ignored. It’s a time of reckoning and humanity has the opportunity to heal and find a more harmonious was of being. She is honored to be instrumental in creating change and awareness by being transparent with her own experiences and encourage other women to stand up and speak out also. True power comes from within when we choose to take responsibility for our own healing and practice forgiveness and self love. She is an example that one can not only survive, but thrive.

Seoul International Short Film Festival is a place for unique and underrated films to be seen, films that experience with new methods of narrating their stories. Their festival has two sections, namely 'International' and 'Asian'. In the International section, they select films that explore the human condition and focus on the issues we are facing today. Independent films that deal with refugees and immigrants, the LGBT community, and women and their everyday struggles are our top priority. In the 'Asian' section, they focus on the problems in Asia such as the conflicts in the Middle East and how people in these countries live through war and chaos. A light is also shone on the cinema in the Far East. The selected films are judged by an outstanding group of juries who announce the winners after carefully watching and analyzing each film. At Seoul International Short Film Festival, they try their best to introduce and promote the film, and hope their reviews can help filmmakers with their careers. Official Selections are now screening from 17 – 23 of January and tickets are available on their website.

Angelena Bonet
Crystal Heart Productions
info@angelenabonet.com
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn


Source: EIN Presswire

Mom And Son Write 'Slothee Wants Coffee' Children's Book Amid Quarantine

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After traveling domestically and internationally, the inspiration behind 'Slothee Wants Coffee' children's book comes from the love of exploration (and coffee)! Written by first-time authors Nikki Pezzopane and 8-year-old Cameron Fica, Slothee and Slothee's mom represent that relationship and desire to encourage learning through discovery.

In Slothee Wants Coffee, Slothee travels from Costa Rica to Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Hawaii in search of the perfect cup of coffee. On the way, he meets new friends and learns about coffee and culture. This book is on an educational, yet fun adventure.

On a trip to Costa Rica, the duo fell in love with sloths, seeing them in the rainforests and watching their slow, yet smooth movements. After taking a coffee (and chocolate) tour, they learned that there is much more than just brewing a cup of coffee. From bean to your cup, it is a process. They wanted to bring that process to life and add fun facts in the book that kids can understand and relate to. Cameron also came up with the name and idea for the book during the adventure!

Throughout this book, they hope to excite children and parents to explore cultures outside of the norm. Not only will you meet Slothee's friends, but you will learn about coffee, culture, and friendship.

Slothee Wants Coffee is currently available for pre-order and has been awarded a “Project We Love” on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slotheewantscoffee/slothee-wants-coffee

Nikki is originally from Metro Detroit but moved to Arizona in high school. She attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, receiving a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Nikki also earned a Master's in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. However, she realized her heart wasn't with her degree path and took a different route in life by starting a Digital Marketing/Social Media Management company in 2014. She also has a passion for travel, having traveled to 38 states and 16 countries.

Cameron has a passion for traveling and went on an airplane for the first time at 3-months old. He is 8-years old, has lived in 3 states, and traveled to 14 countries and 22 states. Cameron loves sloths and came up with the idea of Slothee Loves Coffee during a trip to Costa Rica. He also loves playing on the beach, science experiments, and playing Roblox. They currently live in San Diego, California.

Nikki Pezzopane
Slothee Wants Coffee
slotheewantscoffee@gmail.com
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter


Source: EIN Presswire

Renée Hilton-Taylor Pens Poems to Inspire Faith

Renée Hilton-Taylor

Renée Hilton-Taylor

In the Midst: Praying with Poetry

In the Midst: Praying with Poetry

Our Everywhere God!: Waking Up to God's Almighty Presence through Poetry

Our Everywhere God!: Waking Up to God’s Almighty Presence through Poetry

"In the Midst, Praying with Poetry" encourages finding God in nature, relationships, faith and grief

Slow down, get comfortable, breathe deeply and pray to be open to what your God wants to share with you as you read… no particular order. Go with the flow! It is always for your good.”

— Renée Hilton-Taylor

LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Faith and prayer are important to Renée as they allow her to feel a greater connection with her Higher Power, whom she chooses to call God. Through awareness of God's presence in the world around her she gains a better appreciation of the totality of life–its highs and lows and the myriad gifts all too often taken for granted. Her writing invites readers to cultivate a deeper awareness with the Divine who is hidden in all the complexities and contradictions of existence.

Hilton-Taylor's poetry is a diverse and inclusive collection of poems whose subject matter touches on nature, relationships, parenting, faith, grief, and the joys sure to be found in everyday human experiences. Within the pages of her book, readers can find a genuine and authentic infusion of faith that can reinvigorate them and give them a renewed appreciation for the minute joys of life. Revelations that are just there, waiting for them, requiring just a little perspective so they can show their splendor.

"There are times, precious gracious times, when the world around me arouses the poet from her slumber; when the written word becomes manna for my day; when inspiration reminds me that I am not alone. All I can do is respond with an "alleluia" crowned with gratitude. All is invitation from that Power greater than myself whom I experience as God-PaPa, Brother, and Spirit-Companion." Hilton-Taylor says.

Her poems are made with the lyricism of an experienced word-weaver and infused with warmth and passion. After all, previously she was awarded first place in the poetry category of the 2014 Christian Writers Awards presented by Zulon Press for her book, "Our Everywhere God, Waking up to God's Almighty Presence through Poetry." Aside from being an award-winning writer her artwork, the Victory Cross, was part of the Jesus 2000 Art Exhibition at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Bellville, Illinois. This artwork is the feature cover design of her book, "In the Midst, Praying with Poetry."

"Slow down, get comfortable, breathe deeply and pray to be open to what your God wants to share with you as you read… no particular order. Go with the flow! It is always for your good." Hilton-Taylor beckons her readers.

About the Author
Renée Hilton-Taylor is a retiree who spent many years as a "domestic engineer," teacher and counselor. She has been trained in the art of spiritual direction and continues to be active in various faith-sharing fellowships. She enjoys gardening and often takes walks as a means to maintain the joy and gratitude of a slower pace of life.

BookTrail Agency
BookTrail Agency
+1 888-446-3094
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn


Source: EIN Presswire

Perfectly Precious Poohlicious

Perfectly Precious Poohlicious

Perfectly Precious Poohlicious

Mary Elizabeth Jackson: Author of the Poohlicious series

Mary Elizabeth Jackson: Author of the Poohlicious series

Thornton Cline: Grammy Award Nominee and Amazon Bestselling Author

Thornton Cline: Grammy Award Nominee and Amazon Bestselling Author

A stunning new debut children’s book series that will bring families together by
author Mary Elizabeth Jackson and Grammy Award Nominee, Thornton Cline

HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Released and published by Tuscany Bay Books
The book is available worldwide in print across all platforms

…Made Perfect in the eyes of his mommy

Precious Poohlicious is made perfect in the eyes of his Mommy. Everything about him from his chubby cheeks, to his bright eyes, to his twinkle toes and smiles make him who he is — Perfectly Precious Poohlicious. The adorable, lifelike illustrations will dazzle you and warm your heart. The book includes ten cute and catchy, easy-to-sing songs that will make you feel the love of his Mommy and bring joy to anyone who sings them. The story is written through the eyes of Poohlicious who knows he is

There is also an CD that complements the book by Grammy Award Nominee and Amazon best-selling children’s author, Thornton Cline!
Amazon Link: Perfectly Precious Poohlicious: Jackson, Mary Elizabeth, Cline, Thornton, Antimie, Alice: 9798585854163: Amazon.com: Books

“This short, sweet story will tug at your heart and put a smile on your face. Little ones will want to hear it over and over again” _ Crystal Bowman, bestselling children’s author

About Mary:
Mary Elizabeth Jackson is the award-winning author of the Poohlicious children’s book series. The third book available from 2020 is "Poohlicious Oh the Wonder of Me". Jackson focuses on writing empowering books for kids. She has a mid-grade reader coming out late 2020 with co-writer Thornton Cline called "Cheers from Heaven".
Jackson is an ambassador advocate for special needs and disability for Autism Tennessee and her other show is about education, interviews, and resources for families in the disability world.

Jackson also has some adult books in the works and a project that is for the special needs’ community as well as an eight-book series for young children. In addition to that, Jackson is the co-host of Writers TV, a show dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the writing community and Special Needs TV, a show that focuses on conversations about Special Needs, Differently Abled, and Disabilities
She is a very busy mom and wife and loves nature as well as being creative any chance she gets and inspiring others to believe in themselves. She lives in the Nashville area, USA, with her hubby, three kids and a dog.

About Thornton:
Ever since his mother signed him up for piano lessons at age five, Thornton Cline has been writing non-stop. With over 1,000 published songs, 150 recorded songs, 32 traditionally published adult, children’s and YA books published, Thornton Cline has been nominated multiple times for Grammy and Dove Awards. In 2017, Cline won a first place Maxy Literary Award for “Best Children’s Young Adult Book”. Thornton Cline’s books have appeared at the top of the Amazon bestselling charts. Cline has been honored with “Songwriter of the Year” twice-in-a row and has received a platinum award for certified sales of over one million units in Europe. Thornton Cline received his first number one radio worldwide hit song in November 2020 with Nashville pop artist, Luckie Boy. “Cry Myself to Sleep” remained in the top 5 charts for over seven weeks.

Cline continues to mentor, speak, teach, and inspire aspiring authors and songwriters around the world. When Cline isn't writing, he is teaching at Welch College in Middle Tennessee. He resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his wife, Audrey and their cat, Kiki.. You can follow all the latest updates on his books and songs at his website, ThorntonCline.com; Thornton Douglas Cline on Facebook, @ClineThornton on Twitter, and @ThorntonCline on Instagram. Mrs P: Your Hair’s On Fire is Thornton Cline’s debut book with INtense Publishing.

To request additional review copies or an interview with Mary and/or Thornton, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: mickey.creativeedge@gmail.com / 403.464.6925.

We look forward to the coverage!

Mickey Mikkelson
Creative Edge Publicity
+1 403-464-6925
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn


Source: EIN Presswire

Pres. Biden’s Call to End 'Uncivil War' Addressed in Transformational Thinker Peter Montoya’s ‘The Second Civil War’

Second Civil War

Second Civil War

Peter Montoya

Peter Montoya

New Book Is a Citizen’s Guide to Healing Our Fractured Nation: Four Solutions Offered

What began with subtle derision soon escalated beyond mocking and ridicule to include doxing, unfriending, empathy denial, intimidation, and even death threats. It must stop.”

— Peter Montoya

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — President Joe Biden called for an end to America’s “uncivil war” of political division in his inauguration speech. Transformational keynote speaker Peter Montoya’s groundbreaking new book, “The Second Civil War,” examines the psychological, social, and political forces that have given rise to the current hostility and conflict in the United States, and reveals the crucial, practical strategies anyone can employ – to exit the battlefields, regain their sanity, and bring an end to the conflict.

“The American divide continues to grow, and most of us are at our wits’ end,” said Montoya.

While the wars of the 20th century were largely waged by countries or institutions, the rise of unethical media, combined with the now highly accessible power of technology, has placed us, as individuals, both on the front lines and within the command bunkers. We’ve taken sides, battle lines have been drawn, and the conflict is reaching a critical mass. While some have suggested that this war can be won on the systemic level, the solutions they offer – such as the prohibition of lying, the elimination of social media, or placing limitations on free speech – are neither legal nor feasible.

“Through a cascade of seemingly life-improving forces we have unintentionally given rise to digital cults and empowered ourselves to wage a cold civil war against our fellow citizens,” said Montoya. “What began with subtle derision soon escalated beyond mocking and ridicule to include doxing, unfriending, empathy denial, intimidation, and even death threats. It must stop. And because these attacks began on the individual level, it is up to each and every one of us to work toward bringing this conflict to a peaceful conclusion.”

Montoya, a sought-after speaker, thought leader, and best-selling author, has watched the growing crisis with concern. He offers "The Second Civil War" as a practical guide, to help anyone not only understand what must change, but also how. These solutions include:

• Outsmart your lizard brain: Our ancient tribal psychology tells us that if we shame and shun those we disagree with, their behavior will change. But those tactics are as harmful as they are ineffective, and employing them only causes increased anxiety and furthers the divide.

• Rage against the outrage machine: Our obsession with social media has caused an alarming addiction to fear and outrage for tens of millions of Americans. By eliminating, reducing, or carefully curating our “feeds”, we can begin to detox.

• Fear the fearmonger: Journalism, by definition, should be reporting based on facts, supported by proof or evidence. Our news sources should inform without influence, but many today promote fear, hate, and the demonization of others. We must commit to avoiding fear-based journalism and seek out integrous new sources that expand factual knowledge and encourage empathy, rather than divergency.

• Play the only winning move: The Second Civil War is unique in that it is being fought person to person – and every individual chooses whether or not to participate on the battlefields. We must be conscientious objectors and understand that the only way we win the game is through our refusal to play.

Montoya is certain that following the simple steps outlined in "The Second Civil War" will not only help to bring an end to this crisis, but also help the reader dramatically reduce their stress and anxiety levels while improving their overall health and relationships.

Part study, part guidebook, "The Second Civil War" seeks not only to uncover how we got ourselves into our current national crisis, but how we can get ourselves out.

“People carry a tremendous amount fear and apprehension these days,” said Montoya, “They see the divide growing deeper and more alarming, they’re losing friends, and even watching the news can cause panic. The solution is simple – the only way to win the game is to stop playing. For many, that’s easier said than done. That’s why I’ve laid out straightforward, practical steps anyone can take to be part of the solution, and dismantle this new Civil War before it reaches the point of no return.”

About the author
Peter Montoya’s business acumen, inspirational journey, human behavioral insight, and decades of real-life experience have helped him to become one of the most inspirational and sought-after speakers and coaches in the United States. He speaks thoughtfully and passionately about the need for transformational leadership development in today’s world, and genuinely believes that all people and organizations have a special role in perpetuating the survival of our species, our civilization, and our planet.

He penned best-selling books "The Brand Called You" and "The Personal Branding Phenomenon." His latest title, "The Second Civil War; a Citizen’s Guide to Healing Our Fractured Nation," is due out May 18, 2021.

For more information, visit www.secondcivilwar.co or www.PeterMontoya.com
or contact Peter Montoya (949-334-7070 or petermontoya@petermontoya.com)

Peter Montoya
Peter Montoya
+1 949-334-7070
petermontoya@petermontoya.com


Source: EIN Presswire

Introducing Ali Shokri, a Talented Nature Photographer from Iran

300Magazine is pleased to introduce Ali Shokri, a talented landscape and nature photographer from Iran, whose work is focused on trees.

To me, each tree, like a human being, has a tale to tell.”

— Ali Shokri

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 300Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to culture and arts, is pleased to introduce Ali Shokri, a talented nature photographer from Iran, whose work is focused on trees. The artist spent 16 years of his life, studying and photographing the stunning nature of Iran and Azerbaijan. This unique collection of photographs formed the basis of his book “The Passion of Trees,” which was published by the independent UK publisher in 2017. Since then, this book has been serving as a reminder to Ali Shokri and everyone who is not indifferent to the well-being of our planet that the natural world deserves respect and care.

Ali Shokri is a passionate Iranian photographer born in 1982 in Tabriz, the capital of East Azerbaijan Province and one of the historical capitals of Iran. He started his career as a professional landscape and nature photographer in 2004. In his work, Ali Shokri has always used Canon for the clarity this camera brand gives him in his images.

Ali Shokri is now largely known for his amazing photographs of trees, which remind people of the importance to take care of the natural world. With his camera, the artist tries to make a difference by showing the beauty of forests he has loved since childhood and how these forests are gradually disappearing due to deforestation and the development of dams and roads.

Ali Shokri says, “To me, each tree, like a human being, has a tale to tell.” There is a lot of meaning in these words because trees are living things. They need sunlight, water, nutrients, and air. They grow and develop, and they try to survive in the world altered by human activity. When a tree dies, its story is interrupted. The situation is becoming more and more desperate with each passing year because people do not realize how much harm they actually cause to the natural world. With his photographs, Ali Shokri reminds everyone of the beauty of trees and their importance in our life. After all, trees are the lungs of the planet, and people won’t be able to exist without them.

Ali Shokri’s landscape and nature photographs have been exhibited at a number of art exhibitions in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Italy, France, Monaco, Slovenia, Canada, and the United States. The artist was invited to be a TED speaker about the life of trees in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2010. His works often appear in reputable national and international magazines and are in many private collections worldwide.

Ali Shokri is a fine art photographer who does make a difference with his work, trying to change the world for the better with his amazing photographs and love for nature.

Ilya Kushnirskiy
300Magazine
+1 917-658-5075
info@300magazine.com
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
LinkedIn


Source: EIN Presswire

Angelena Bonet Wins Humanitarian Award For Her Documentary Film "Change The World"

Humanitarian Award Recipient

Humanitarian Award Recipient – The Jane Austen International Film Festival

 Angelena Bonet - Australian Director

Australian Director’s Guild Awards Red Carpet

Official Movie Poster - Change The World

Change The World – Official Poster

Australian filmmaker, singer-songwriter and humanitarian, Bonet, is 'changing the world' as she wins at The Jane Austen International Film Festival in the U.K.

I'm so proud to receive the 'Humanitarian Award'. When I found my courage to speak out about the crime that almost took my life, I essentially chose to support humanity. I am so grateful – thank you!”

— Angelena Bonet

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Australian filmmaker Angelena Bonet (Founder and CEO of Crystal Heart Productions) has won her 135th film and music award in the U.K. for her biopic documentary short film "Change The World" at The Jane Austen International Film Festival (JAIFF).

Bonet's multi-award winning documentary short film "Change The World" and soundtrack feature the songs she co-wrote from her heart and soul with her late fiancé Erick Deeby. He had written and recorded instrumental pieces of music for her between 2005 and 2007, then suddenly and unexpectedly passed away three days after they got engaged in August 2007. Bonet then wrote the lyrics and melody to his music after his devastating death and during her time of deepest grief. Then on May 26, 2012, she was a victim of a violent attack and was kidnapped and gang-raped but miraculously survived the attempted murder in Melbourne, Australia. Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a consequence of the heinous crime, orchestrated by someone that she knew and trusted, she is now ready to share her story. Her film has won in every market around the world and she has recently released the film on YouTube to make it available to everyone for free. She realises that many women and girls who could benefit from her voice and inspiration may be at a financial disadvantage and wants to help them and not expect anything in return. Domestic violence has risen substantially since the Covid-19 global pandemic began and many victims are in lockdown with their abusers. Angelena hopes to reach those women and give them hope and assure them there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Angelena Bonet is a warrior in the fight to end violence against women. With a fierce commitment to helping victims heal and take back their life, she brings to bear a multitude of talents, wisdom and personal experience. Only from the depths of her despair and darkest days has she truly found her voice and the courage to share her experiences and to speak out about issues generally swept under the carpet by society. With multiple outlets for her commitment to supporting non-violence and health recovery, Bonet has also produced a biopic documentary feature film trilogy series consisting of "Angelena: Change The World", "Angelena: Heart Of The Matter" and "Angelena: Light At The End Of The Tunnel". From a former Australian supermodel to a global voice for women and girls, Bonet’s award comes at a time when women’s voices need to be heard more than ever. JAIFF's mission is to create a film festival that gives independent filmmakers a genuine opportunity to have their films screened. They believe there is disenchantment with the anonymity and exclusivity of the festival circuit and lack of support for art, experimental, documentary and animation films. They aim to show and give awards to films from emerging talents and independent filmmakers, based primarily on their skill set, artistic expression and originality.

Angelena is nominated for more awards and 2021 is shaping up to be another incredible year for the emerging Australian filmmaker.

Angelena Bonet
Crystal Heart Productions
info@angelenabonet.com
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

CHANGE THE WORLD


Source: EIN Presswire

5 Must-Read Sporting Success Books Recommended by Neil Adams, Nik Fairbrother, Kate Howey and other Olympic Champions.

Judo books for Kids titled 40 Judo Throws

40 Judo Throws Cover

Having trouble choosing your next book? Here are five recommendations from sporting champions to help you find books that will give you the winning edge.

LONDON, ENGLAND, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Are you reading more? You are not alone, if you are. Reading has surged in the UK, with most people reading at least double what they normally do, since lockdown began. No surprise really. Reading is one of the way to get through lockdown and come out the other side in better shape – mentally at least.

But how to pick the right book? Books can entertain, teach, even improve your life, but choosing the right one isn’t always so easy. A good tip is to follow recommendations from like-minded people.

Book Recommendations from Experts does just that providing book recommendations from sporting experts, world class coaches and olympic champions.

When you visit the website, you can elect your area of interest, by choosing categories ranging from leadership, skill acquisition and coaching, to fitness, mindset and success.

There are of course plenty of recommendations on judo books, ranging from judo books for kids to rare collector’s items, and a section on Japanese authors.

Or take your pick from the panel's chosen 10 best sporting biographies of all time.

To help you find your next great read, and get started here are five recommendations from five sporting champions; Kate Howey, Neil Adams, Nik Fairbrother, Euan Burton and Darren Warner.

1. Recommendation by Kate Howey (Double Olympic medallist, World Champion, Team GB Flag Bearer at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and Head GB Judo Coach)

Pig Wrestling by Pete Lindsay

Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you’ll be ready to tackle any type of sticky situation in work or life. Developed out of the authors’ work in elite sports and business – including Manchester City, Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and the England Cricket team – this instantly memorable story will help you thrive in complex and messy times.

2. Recommendation by Neil Adams (World Champion, double Olympic Silver, Olympic Coach for Great Britain and Belgium)

Taming Tigers by Jim Lawless

Do things you never thought you could. In Taming Tiger Jim Lawless shares his inspirational training programme to help you achieve your dreams and our potential by overcoming fears and limiting beliefs.

3. Recommendation by Nik Fairbrother (Olympic Silver, World Champion)

My Fight Your Fight: The Official Ronda Rousey autobiography by Ronda Rousey.

Whether you’re into sports or not, you need to know about Ronda Rousey. The biggest names in UFC, Ronda re-wrote the history books with her record attendance levels and astonishing knockout victories. In this honest and inspiring book shares her secrets for success and mental toughness. It will leave you ready to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be.

4. Recommendation by Euan Burton (Double Olympian, JudoScotland National High Performance Coach)

Legacy by James Kerr

Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you re gone? What will be your legacy?

5. Recommendation by Darren Warner (Performance Coach for the London 2012 Olympic Games, CEO Welsh Judo).

The Energy Plan: Eat Smart, Feel Strong, Perform at Your Peak by James Collins

World-leading sports nutritionist James Collins shapes the eating habits of Olympic athletes and Premier League footballers, so they are on peak form when it counts. After a decade of working with the likes of Arsenal FC, England Football and Team GB, now he’s distilling his elite sports success into simple food principles that any of us can follow to feel at our best in our daily lives. The Energy Plan is a whole new mindset that will forever change your relationship with food, exercise and your body, giving you a winning edge in everything that you do.

Five Best Judo books for For Kids Who Love Judo

Younger readers shouldn't feel left out. They can head directly to the Koka Kids section of the website, where they will find a large selection of books

Here are five judo books for kids of all ages and levels, written by world judo champion, Nik Fairbrother.

1. 40 Judo Throws – Learn How to Throw

Having trouble remembering all the judo techniques and their names? This book makes learning visual. Easy-to-remember illustrations walk you through each technique making each throw quick to learn.

2. Learn Judo Breakfalls & 10 Agility Tests

Learning how to roll and fall correctly is key to building confidence for judo. This book covers the four main forms of ukemi; how to fall forwards; backwards; sideways; and how to do a rolling breakfall. Plus try the 10 agility tests – designed by world judo champion, Nik Fairbrother, and put the skills into practice.

3. 10 Judo Hold Downs & 10 Challenges

Want to get to grip with judo basics? This book will help you learn one of the most important skills of the all – hold downs! Plus there are ten fun groundwork challenges set by world champion, Nik Fairbrother for you to complete. A great judo books for kids who are just beginning judo.

4. Learn Judo Groundwork – Master 20 Turnovers

Groundwork judo is fun and an easy way to score a judo ippon! But many kids get stuck at the first hurdle of not knowing how to turn their partner over.
With 20 fully illustrated turnovers to learn, this book will make sure you never have that problem again.

5. 10 Judo Throws and 20 Dojo Drills

Want to become faster on your entry to a technique? Improve your footwork? And generally get better at doing 10 key judo throws? This judo training book has 20 drills to have you throwing like a ninja.

Nik Fairbrother
Koka Kids
kokakidsphotos@gmail.com
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter


Source: EIN Presswire

Writers of the Future Discussion Forum Wins Critters Award

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Discussion Forum Wins The Critters Readers' Award

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Discussion Forum Wins The Critters Readers’ Award

The 2020 Critters Annual Readers’ Poll Awards results were announced and Writers of the Future and its Contest winners won many Best of the Year Awards.

This is the second year running that Writers of the Future and winners or judges of the Contest have taken top prizes in the Critters Annual Readers’ Poll.”

— John Goodwin, President Galaxy Press

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2020 Critters Annual Readers’ Poll Awards results were announced on January 16, after three weeks of voting. Writers of the Future and its Contest winners won many Best of the Year Awards in addition to several high honors.

These include:

• 1st Place: The Writers of the Future Forum won Best Writers’ Discussion Forum of 2020
• 2nd Place: David Farland, Best Book Editor of 2020
• 1st Place: “Muzik Man” by Wulf Moon for Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story of 2020. Published in Deep Magic magazine, Fall 2020. https://amzn.to/313KGJf
Wulf Moon was a winner in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 35.
• 2nd Place: “Yellow and Pink,” by Leah Ning for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story of 2020. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36. Galaxy Press https://galaxypress.com/product/writers-of-the-future-volume-36-trade-paperback-9781619866591/
• 1st Place: Wulf Moon for Best Author of 2020. www.driftweave.com

John Goodwin, President Galaxy Press, stated, “This is the second year running that Writers of the Future and winners or judges of the Contest have taken top prizes in the Critters Annual Readers’ Poll.” He noted that the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast had just posted an episode on “the value of the Writers of the Future Forum to improving one’s craft.” www.writersofthefuture.com/podcast

Over 2500 people from around the world voted in the poll, which recognizes achievements in 41 publishing-related categories. The poll is hosted by Critters Writers Workshop, the first writers’ workshop on the web, founded in 1995, home to tens of thousands of writers.

Voters were allowed to leave comments under each category, which included the following for the Best Discussion Forum:

“An international forum for aspiring writers, pooling their knowledge to write professional stories and to help one another succeed!”

“If you want to find support and help for you as an author, this is the place.”

“Friendly, helpful, inspiring … I just can’t say enough good things about the Forum. The past winners are all generous and willing to share their tips with new writers. Forum friends are always glad to provide support and assistance to one another. Together, we’ve congratulated the winners and encouraged friends who received rejects. We watched each other grow, improve, and succeed. Because of the Forum, I found a community of friends who shared my devotion, dedication, and obsession for writing stories.”

“Absolutely the best place for budding science fiction and fantasy writers to get amazing support and advice.”

For 37 years, L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests have helped launch careers for over 800 writers and artists with thousands of stories published and art printed. Winners of the Contests have gone on to win just about every major award and have published 33 New York Times bestselling books. Both Contests are open to all amateur writers and illustrators anywhere in the world, are free to enter, and participants maintain the rights to their story or art.

For more information on the Writers & Illustrators program, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

John Goodwin
Galaxy Press
+1 3234663310
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

About the Writers of the Future Discussion Forum


Source: EIN Presswire

Susan Hensel Gallery Celebrating Online Move With New Exhibit

Contemporary Artist Susan Hensel

Contemporary Artist Susan Hensel

The grand reopening of Susan Hensel Gallery in a new online space is kicking off with an exhibit by fiber artist Ingrid Restemayer opening on February 15th.

Paralyzed in the studio, I spent the early parts of the pandemic studying, trying to understand how the art market is changing as a result of all this.”

— Artist Susan Hensel

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, January 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The grand reopening of Susan Hensel Gallery in a new online space is kicking off with an exhibit by fiber artist Ingrid Restemayer opening on February 15th.

In response to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on brick-and-mortar galleries, the Susan Hensel Gallery is making its work available on Artsy.net. The popular online art marketplace will allow the gallery to sell to a much wider audience, beginning immediately and remaining long after restrictions from the pandemic have ended.

About the move, gallery owner Susan Hensel says, “Paralyzed in the studio, I spent the early parts of the pandemic studying with Christie’s Auction House, Praxis Center for Aesthetic Studies and various other people and agencies, both paid for and free, trying to understand how the art market is changing as a result of all this… I decided it was the right time to re-open the programming of Susan Hensel Gallery as a curated online gallery…”

To commemorate this exciting transition, Susan Hensel Gallery will exhibit a new show with work fully available online. Running from February 15th through April 15th, the gallery will be featuring Restemayer’s Stitches on the Path to Here. The series features paper, etching and hand-stitched embroidery to create calm yet captivating scrolls.

Restemayer is a Minneapolis-based artist who creates collage with precisely etched prints on Japanese paper. She then arranges these, combining them with embroidered lines and other visual elements. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and abroad, as well as appearing in multiple permanent collections. Stitches on the Path to Here will be available through Susan Hensel Gallery’s Artsy.net portal.

Visit Artsy.net/susan-hensel-gallery to see the new online space, and look for Stitches on the Path to Here beginning February 15th.

About Susan Hensel Gallery: The focus of Susan Hensel Gallery is on compelling objects, meaningful use of materials and engaging sculpture. It is a gallery where experimental ideas and works of the hand join to create unique sensory experiences. This focus will continue as the gallery engages customers on Artsy.net.

Susan Hensel Gallery opened on September 10th, 2004 as a gallery and workspace presenting 5-6 shows per year in a handsome, intimate space. In 2013 it incorporated Susan Hensel’s own studio.

While now making it’s collection available online through Artsy.net, the Susan Hensel Gallery is still committed to maintaining its physical gallery on Cedar Avenue, a main thoroughfare in south Minneapolis.

###

Public Relations
Faceless Marketing
303-357-2375
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn


Source: EIN Presswire