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a timely new humorous journaling book for everyone


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According to Robert Stern, author of SOCIALLY DISTANCED A Keepsake Journal, I recognized that we are all in an important time in our lives with the Pandemic and wanted to provide some humor and an interactive journal to help.

How can everyone better cope with the on-going Pandemic? Here’s one solution…a fun new book that combines humor and journaling to help us better deal with what’s happening today.

SOCIALLY DISTANCED A Keepsake Journal was written by author Robert Stern in humorous rhyme accompanied by delightful illustrations, with lots of room in the paperback book or e-book version to record our thoughts and activities during the COVID-19 period. It enables everyone to create something special to keep and look back on in better times and remember how we got through it all!

For parents of children ages 12 and older, this is a great tool to help kids feel better while writing down their positive and negative feelings about the situation. For all adults, this book also inspires them to record what these weeks are like for each individual. It also makes a thoughtful gift for anyone who has helped during these recent months.

According to Robert Stern, author of SOCIALLY DISTANCED A Keepsake Journal, “I recognized that we are all in an important time in our lives with the Pandemic and wanted to provide some humor and an interactive journal to help. As we know, life is often challenging. Nothing is permanent and every day is a new one to feel more positive and in control of your life. In fact, many experts recommend journaling because it can improve your mood and may be good for your mental health. I believe this book can provide a cathartic experience to help us all!”

SOCIALLY DISTANCED A Keepsake Journal is 32-page book written in light-hearted rhyme with colorful illustrations. is available in a quality paperback for $9.95 or $6.95 for a downloadable e-version from the website, sociallydistantjournal.com. ISBN 978-0-9801988-9-8

Synopsis:

SOCIALLY DISTANCED A Keepsake Journal

The Coronavirus Pandemic caused us to react to a changing environment. So many different issues for so many people from personal health to the health of loved ones. Loss of employment. Government restrictions. Caring for school aged children as schools closed. Impact on travel and vacations. Finding toilet paper. Politics and so much more. Here is an opportunity to laugh a little, and record your thoughts as a keepsake for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren to read years later. Here’s an opportunity to tell a friend how much you appreciate their support either by buying them a copy to journal their experience, or sharing your feelings as a thank you. Perhaps you can record what you did to pass the time. Who were you concerned for? What provisions you stocked up on? How you were hurting economically, and what you had to do to survive. Share the activities you missed the most, and how your mood changed during the lockdowns. Journal what’s important to you.    

About the Author:

Robert Stern, the author of SOCIALLY DISTANCED A Keepsake Journal, has always enjoyed writing rhymes for books, wedding toasts and other occasions. He teamed up with talented illustrator, Mark Hill, to create this helpful book. Formerly a Hollywood entertainment executive at 20th Century Fox and New World Entertainment, Stern previously wrote other non-fiction books including HOA WARS and A Legend in My Own Mind and Other Stupid Thoughts. As the Pandemic continued, he picked up his pen to create another book hoping to help us all!

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PayPro Global Bridges eCommerce and CRM with New Advanced Salesforce Connector for Slimware Utilities


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PayPro Global has announced the launch of its next-generation, highly-integrated Salesforce connector bridging eCommerce and CRM.

Understanding and creating an immediate relationship with your customers is more important today than ever before. By tightly connecting the PayPro Global purchase information with the Salesforce Platform, our clients can begin that relationship immediately.

PayPro Global, the leading full-service eCommerce solutions provider, today announced the launch of its next-generation, highly-integrated Salesforce connector. Bridging eCommerce and CRM, the new tool is being implemented first by Slimware Utilities and creates a connected experience between online purchasing and customer relationship management.

With a real-time, single view of the customer within the Salesforce Platform, the Slimware Utilities sales team is now able to create connected experiences with customers across all touchpoints. Relationship management begins with data, so having sales order data populated instantly into Salesforce CRM empowers Slimware’s sales team to not only begin strengthening bonds with new customers, but to also maximize each opportunity as it arrives.

“A key component to our revenue model includes using our Salesforce CRM to better understand our clients and their purchasing history so that we can better serve them long term,” said Tae Kim, GM at Slimware Utilities. “PayPro Global ‘s highly-customized Salesforce connector enables us to embed real-time purchasing information from our website into Salesforce—and to in turn use that data to maximize our revenue, continue to develop and further scale our business.”

“Through our public APIs, PayPro Global’s new connector is able to integrate ecommerce and Salesforce CRM in a powerful and dynamic way by connecting online purchasing data with customer relationship management,” said Hugh Minson, Director, Platform Product Marketing, Salesforce. “Implementations like this leverage the full power of the Salesforce Platform, ensuring incredible companies, such as Slimware Utilities, are benefitting from a 360-degree view of their customer.”

“We are excited to debut our new Salesforce connector to our clients and couldn’t be happier to have Slimware Utilities as our launch partner for the new functionality,” commented Jason Foodman, PayPro Global CEO. “Understanding and creating an immediate relationship with your customers is more important today than ever before. By tightly connecting the PayPro Global purchase information with the Salesforce Platform, our clients can begin that relationship immediately, and with all of the necessary information at their fingertips.”

The new PayPro Global Salesforce Connector is available immediately to all PayPro Global Clients.

About Slimware Utilities:

Founded in 2010, Slimware Utilities, a leader in PC optimization solutions, has been revolutionizing how users and businesses around the world clean, update and optimize their computers. By bringing forward an award-winning innovative and personalized suite of applications, Slimware Utilities aims not only to make computer optimization a simple and intuitive process, but also to provide users with a significantly enhanced PC performance. Slimware Utilities is an IAC company (NASDAQ: IAC).To find out more about Slimware Utilities, please visit https://slimware.com/.

About Salesforce:

Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, internet of things, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain—to create a 360° view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: http://www.salesforce.com.

Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.” For more information please visit https://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

About PayPro Global:

Since 2006, PayPro Global has been actively and successfully providing software, SaaS and digital goods companies with premium eCommerce solutions to better facilitate their global market expansions. By means of highly efficient in-house tools, PayPro Global brings forward innovative capabilities which give customers the freedom to focus on the most essential aspects of their business—all while offering a significant competitive edge. To find out more about PayPro Global, please visit https://payproglobal.com/.

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Monica Dvorak’s newly released “Breakaway” courses the willing hearts into achieving a wonderful and positive change in life


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“Breakaway: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Positive Change in Your Life”: an illuminating step-by-step guide that will help one walk the healing journey away from the chains of past experiences through someone who has broken away triumphantly. “Breakaway: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Positive Change in Your Life” is the creation of published author Monica Dvorak, a certified and licensed dental assistant. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She enjoys playing chess, an occasional glass of Moscato, and long walks in nature.

Dvorak shares, “Everyone needs a friend. More than that, everyone needs a friend who understands them and their problems. If you are looking for such a friend, who understands what it means to grow and heal from damaging past experiences as a child or an adult, you have come to the right place.

“In your hands, you hold the loving testimony of a person who has been there and done that. A woman who has a mission to always reach for more and help others do the same.

“Meet Monica Dvorak.

“In her fun yet authentic way, Monica candidly shares the life lessons she learned in her search for positive change when going through a difficult time in her life.

“Narrating you through the ins and outs of her stories and experiences, Monica ably illustrates what it takes to incorporate and own positive change in your life, even in the face of much difficulty.

“Breakaway is packed with thoughtful memories, sage advice, and tangible steps for you to implement in your own journey today.

“Monica Dvorak’s simple antidotes and sensible perspective will make putting down this gem nearly impossible to do!

“Whether you are recovering from addiction, abuse, or simply looking for daily inspiration, Breakaway is the simple guide you need to go out and create the life you have been dreaming of.

“Discussing honesty, integrity, and defining your own destiny, this is the story you have been waiting for.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Monica Dvorak’s new book gives the readers a great inspiration of chasing one’s own destiny and breaking free from darkness through pages of advice, life narratives, and helpful steps to a brighter life.

View a synopsis of “Breakaway: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Positive Change in Your Life” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Breakaway: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Positive Change in Your Life” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Breakaway: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Positive Change in Your Life,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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New Book Release – The Power of Principled Inclusion Teaches How To Become and Remain Inclusive in Today’s World With Your Personal, Powerful Principles at the Helm


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You are truly important and deep down you must allow yourself to comfortably and confidently understand that.

Personal inner growth is never complete and is never intended to be. Through the last few months, we are all realizing that our personal values are changing and more than ever, that it’s time to take a deep dive into ourselves and emerge with our true and powerful principles.

As Americans work through this new normal, The Power of Principled Inclusion should be at their side. It’s the book they need to be reading over coffee, in between video conferences and before bed. It’s a journey they need to embark on for one very serious reason: becoming the best, most effective person in their world. It’s this personal growth and understanding that will allow them to become and remain more inclusive in their communities while having the tools to educate others to do the same.

The Power of Principled Inclusion is interactive, prompting readers to conduct an inner search for the principles and values that give meaning and expression to their lives. Each chapter, followed by a workbook, addresses a specific topic such as mindfulness, awareness, integrity, and commitment. The intention is to give readers the space to ponder the subject matter and write down their thoughts and reactions to the concepts and processes contained within each chapter.

“The Power of Principled Inclusion is an illuminating guide full of insights to build a more healthy and successful presence in a diverse and global community. Michael Sawaya outlines his vision of how each individual can develop an extraordinary capacity to extend themselves to as many other people and as much of life as possible.” -Ronald B. Brown, Ph.D. Founder and President of Banks Brown, Consultants on Diversity and Inclusion for Fortune 100 Companies.

Michael Sawaya, a name recognized across the Colorado Front Range, is a successful trial lawyer. A two-time author, he is devoted to sharing his beliefs about challenging the way that society presents itself while focusing on the power of positivity, integrity, and inclusion. These are core values that he holds dear.

The Power of Principled Inclusion is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and e-book.

ISBN-13: 978-0578597904

ISBN-10: 057859790X

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Energize Your Mindset – 8 Tips for Moving On From the COVID-19 Alligator Pit by Carrie Vanston, The Alligator Wrangler


With an energized growth mindset, you can say ‘bye bye’ to those gators when they come a-snapping.

As the economy slowly reopens, the unknowns surrounding COVID-19, as well as other news events, continue. The times can feel overwhelming and stressful for many of us as we ponder next steps. It’s easy to get stuck in negative thinking–or in Carrie Vanston’s nomenclature–a proverbial alligator pit. Carrie shares 8 Tips below to help CEOs, leaders, executives, professionals, and well, anyone, move from their alligator pits to energized growth mindsets overflowing with opportunities.

According to Carrie, “Though many businesses and individuals are facing life-changing circumstances, the secret to moving on is consciously shifting from a fixed mindset of negativity and stress to one of empowerment, opportunity, and unexpected outcomes. With an energized growth mindset, this period can become a window of opportunity toward a more intentional future. The 8 Tips below will help you say ‘bye bye’ to those gators when they come a-snapping and move you on to your new best life.”

Energize Your Mindset – 8 Tips For Moving on from the Covid-19 Alligator Pit:

1. Deepen Connections at Home. Be curious, ask open-ended questions, and listen intuitively to those you care about most.

2. Reach Out to Others. Make a list of family, friends, and business associates and reignite relationships.

3. Support Your Community. When we think of others, we forget about our own issues. Look for opportunities to help.

4. Revisit Past Resilience. Consider coping methods you used in a similar situation and how you kept yourself healthy. Use them now.

5. Write it Down. Journaling captures our emotions, our fears, our dreams on paper, so we channel and organize our thoughts quicker.

6. Practice Gratitude. Write down 3-10 gratefuls each day to connect you strongly with your higher intuition and visionary energy.

7. Tackle “One-of-These-Days” Projects. Be open to new ideas to increase your success in your primary business, or kick-start a new business or personal project.

8. Brush up on Your Goals. Review your goals every evening and think about how you’ll FEEL when each is complete. This anchors your conscious and unconscious mind around completing the goals.

Use these tips in your business and your life as the economy opens and think of ones of your own to change your fixed alligator pit mindset to a positive, energized growth mindset full of opportunities. Soon you’ll be saying “See you later Alligator” to those frustrations!

(For an expanded list of the 8 Tips, visit: https://carrievanston.com/articles/energize-your-mindset-8-tips-for-moving-on-from-the-covid-19-alligator-pit)

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About The Alligator Wrangler:

Carrie Vanston works with businesses and professionals who are up to their necks in alligators to move on to energized growth mindsets overflowing with opportunities. She co-authored the award-winning book, “MiniTrends: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends” with Dr. John Vanston.

Carrie is a popular speaker (https://carrievanston.com/energizing-audiences) on being a more energized, visionary leader through transforming our mindsets to the positive. She is an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Certified Professional Executive Coach, and accredited with the International Coaching Federation.

Press Contact:

— Carrie Vanston, carrie@carrievanston.com, (512) 740-9089

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Award-Winning Author Seema Giri Releases New Book to Help Female Entrepreneurs Unleash Their Potential in Uncertain Times; Available June 17, 2020 on Amazon Worldwide


Award-winning Author Seema Giri

I am thrilled to be joining forces with these world leaders to impact people globally. These stories will stimulate your imagination, ignite your mind and strengthen your beliefs that you too can break free from barriers that hold you back, chart a new path and create your destiny.

Award-Winning Author Seema Giri Releases New Book to Help Female Entrepreneurs Unleash Their Potential in Uncertain Times; Available June 17, 2020 at Booksellers Everywhere

Virtual Launch Event is June 17th for “Break Free to Stand in Your Power,” an Anthology & A Guide to Breaking Free to Live and Shine Fully!

Award-winning author Seema Giri is an international speaker and holistic lifestyle strategist who has trained 100,000 individuals with her partner Upendra Giri. She is the author and anthology compiler—now also debuting as a publisher—with her latest book, “Break Free to Stand in Your Power.” This powerful book features 17 leaders who are committed to helping readers break free from their challenges so that they can create the life they have always wanted. The book will be available on Amazon and http://www.seemagiri.com.

Seema is having an International Virtual Book Launch Event on June 17th featuring guest speakers World Renowned Harvard Professor of Medicine and bestselling author Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, Dr. Kiran Bedi, India’s first female Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, former tennis player and current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Award winning publicist Heather Burgett along with 15+ Global Thought Leaders. Award-winning writer and performer Valerie Vigoda will mesmerize the audience with her unique combination of gorgeous vocals and dazzling electric violin. Valerie has toured around the world on rock tours with Cyndi Lauper, Joe Jackson and opened for Michelle Obama at a cutting edge educational conference.

This will take place and will be aired through Zoom and Seema’s Facebook page Break Free to Stand in Your Power from 10 am-11pm PST a more than 12 hour marathon. Participants expected 550, Speakers 16+ Global Thought Leaders, 12 sessions covering 24 Time Zones. Attendees can register at https://launchmybook.io.

Each expert powerfully shares his or her own journey to breaking free to stand in his or her power—offering encouragement, tips and insights to help the reader get started on his or her own empowerment path.

The book covers everything from mindset, to overcoming health challenges, overcoming challenging backgrounds, to breaking powerfully free to live life on your own terms!

Seema was inspired to bring forth her own anthology after the success of her first book, “The Authorities,” that she co-authored with New York Times Bestselling authors Dr. John Gray (“Men are from Mars Women are from Venus”), Marci Shimoff (“Happiness for No Reason”) and Raymond Aaron (“Double Your Income Doing What You Love”).

Seema says, “I heard many inspiring stories of overcoming mindset, health, suicide, depression and loss from collegues, friends and community members. I felt these people are the everyday heroes that can be inspirational to others. I wanted to create a platform where they have a place to share their voice—the message in their heart to share with the world.”

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra says,“Break Free to Stand in Your Power’ is an elegant and inspiring collection of chapters. Reading these magical stories and imbibing the many life lessons shared in them will cause your spirits to soar to greater heights and help you achieve your full potential.”

Seema has also just launched her Blog and Podcast, “Break Free to Brilliance,” where she inspires, educates and empowers her listeners with her heart-centered guests who share real life examples of breaking free from their major life challenges—ranging from health, limiting beliefs, financial hardships or life’s circumstances—to live purpose-driven life. The message is that you can rebound, reset and realign your life on your own terms at any age and any time.

To purchase the new book or for more details, visit: http://www.seemagiri.com

About Seema Giri

Award-winning author Seema Giri, has 20 years of Project Management, Coaching and Leadership experience—having trained and coached nearly 100,000 individuals. As an international speaker and holistic lifestyle strategist, Seema offers her Break Free to Brilliance Program, Anthology Publishing Program, Break Free to Brilliance Podcast, Blog and VIP Coaching to heart-centered, spiritually-aligned entrepreneurs, business owners and visionaries to shift from a lack and limiting belief mentality to an abundance, prosperity and infinite possibility mindset. Seema has co-authored the book “The Authorities” with New York Times bestselling author Dr. John Gray (“Men are from Mars Women are from Venus”), Marci Shimoff (“Happiness for No Reason”) and Raymond Aaron (“Double Your Income Doing What You Love”), and she has spoken across two continents to a myriad of audiences. Clients have included Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Pepsi and Guidewire, as well as mompreneurs, coaches and college students. Her latest book is “Break Free to Stand in Your Power,” which is available on Amazon on June 17th.

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Abusers Can Be Found Even Within the Church, But Victims Can Choose to Become Victors


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Abuse in any form is wrong and not the Will of God but it happens; yet, through the grace of God and His love, restoration and forgiveness can take place in your heart and wisdom can be gained

Pastor Tahira Staten-Murphy shares her wisdom and advice to abuse victims in Revealed to Heal: Overcoming Church Rape ($11.49, paperback, 9781631294235; $5.99, e-book, 9781631294242).

Staten-Murphy addresses many forms of abuse in a phrase she has coined as “church rape.” Abuse can be sexual, but also financial, emotional or verbal, all in the name of God or the church. Whether or not the abuser is revered as a spiritual leader, God is not behind their actions and victims can turn their situation around to move forward.

“Abuse in any form is wrong and not the Will of God but it happens; yet, through the grace of God and His love, restoration and forgiveness can take place in your heart and wisdom can be gained,” said Staten-Murphy.

Pastor Tahira Staten-Murphy is an ordained pastor of Joy in Jesus Ministries. Along with her seminary training, she combines 20 years of Christian counseling with over 30 years of personal experience dealing with issues related to abuse within the church.

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Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Revealed to Heal is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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Career Partners International’s Retirement Options Continues to Certify Retirement Planning Coaches


Retirement Options, Career Partners International’s continues as the leading global provider of retirement coach certification and readiness assessments, has helped over 50 new global coaches to achieve the designation of Retirement Options Certified Coach. This certification allows the expert use of Retirement Options’ Retirement Success Profile™ and LifeOptions Profile™, two non-financial retirement planning assessments uniquely designed to help individuals plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement.

Those recently certified include B. Foster Blair of B. Foster Blair, JD, PCC; William Love of RTD Financial Advisors; Stan Herman of Stan Herman, Retirement Coaching; Pamela Johnson of The Second Half; Elgin Summerfelt of Finding Your Life; David Emery of David A. Emery; Lori Strilka of Life Journeys Consulting, LLC; Cam Gilbey of Scotia Wealth Management; Kim Shea of Aging Purposefully; Paula Giovacchini of Gio Group, Inc.; David Hyatt of Effective Ministries Coaching and Consulting; Nancy Angus of Age BIG; Pamela Taylor of Taylor Life Transitions; Larry Wofford of Comprehensive Coaching Group; Jim Daly; Rick Passanisi, Stefa Katamay; Laura Gomez-Goyzueta; Tony Temprile; and Judith Nadratowski.

For more than two decades, Retirement Options Certified Coaches are experts on the subject of retirement planning and are regularly asked how to best prepare for this major life transition.

“The Retirement Options certification course is a complete and highly refined training program recommended without reservation for any coach professional seeking to add retirement life planning as a service in their practice. The program, materials, staff and instruction are all of highest quality and participants will realize that they have made a great investment in their own professional and personal development”.

The certification course equips you with the tools, training and support to effectively coach the largest demographic in the world, Baby Boomers. By administering two scientifically designed, validated assessments, the Retirement Success Profile™ and LifeOptions Profile™. These assessments deliver an accurate, personalized, and comprehensive information you need to provide high-impact retirement coaching and assess holistic areas of individuals or couples lives such as career and work, health and wellness, family and relationships, leisure, and personal development. Become certified in the administration, applications, and feedback available exclusively to Retirement Options Certified Coaches.

Retirement Options is hosting a one-hour complimentary webinar session at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on June 11th via ZOOM. To register now, click here.

Retirement Options is accepting enrollments for the next webinar certification course will be held from

August 3 – October 12, 2020 with weekly webinars on Mondays, and will be led by Joanne Waldman, Director of Training. To register, click here.

The Retirement Options Webinar Certification Course is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours.

About Retirement Options

Founded in 1989, Retirement Options is the industry leader in retirement coach certification and retirement readiness assessments. Through its two retirement readiness assessments, the Retirement Success Profile™ and the LifeOptions Profile™, Retirement Options provides a foundation for individuals to plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement by exploring holistic aspects of life impacted by retirement such as work, family, wellness, leisure, and personal development. Retirement Options is a division of Career Partners International.

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‘KANGAROO A Love-Hate Story’ – The Australian Wake-Up-Siren Documentary that Impacted Major Fashion, Sports and Supermarket Brands Goes Global on Digital Platforms 5/27


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“The recent wildfires in Australia where over 1.2 billion native animals were killed have brought attention to kangaroo wildlife. Our film exposes the truth behind the brutal killing of kangaroos for products nobody needs; to anyone who loves Australia they need to see this film,” said Mick McIntyre

Directors Mick McIntyre and Kate McIntyre Clere’s provocative tale of investigative journalism, KANGAROO A Love-Hate Story, is the critically acclaimed documentary that VARIETY compared to The Cove and Blackfish about the beloved icon’s fate in the largest mass destruction of terrestrial wildlife in the world. The multi-award-winning, controversial film is available globally on May 27th on all Digital/Streaming/Vod platforms. The comprehensive feature has made headlines due to the dramatic reaction. Major fashion brands Versace and Diadora have stopped using kangaroo skins in their products. Big-name supermarket brands in Europe like Carrefour have stopped selling kangaroo meat, and sports companies in Europe are removing kangaroo skins from their products.

The New York Times’ glowing review declared, “the filmmakers are determined to sound a wake-up siren, and blast it with extra strength.” The Los Angeles Times also described the film as gorgeous wildlife photography,” and Channel 7 Sunrise called it “The most controversial Australian documentary ever released in America.”

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“The recent wildfires in Australia where over 1.2 billion native animals were killed have brought attention to Australia’s commercial killing and trade of its kangaroo wildlife. Our film exposes the truth behind the brutal killing of kangaroos for products nobody needs; to anyone who loves Australia, they need to see this film,” said Mick McIntyre Co-Director.

‘KANGAROO’ sparked a global social impact campaign to stop the brutal slaughter of Australia’s wild kangaroos. Notables who helped spread the message to their followers include singer Sia, Russell Crowe, Teresa Palmer, Peter Singer, Terri Irwin, and many others.

KANGAROO was filmed in the distinctive Australian landscape and exposed the divisive opinions around this unique Australian icon and first screened at Cannes in 2017 and premiered in Los Angeles and NYC in January 2018 and was seen in Europe, Australia, and toured the globe with special event screenings throughout 2018/2019 and can now be seen by a wider audience via major digital platforms.

AWARDS

Best Film

World Documentary Awards

Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature

Impact Doc Awards

Best Australian Documentary

Melbourne Documentary Festival

Best Australian Film

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

Jury Prize

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Academy Awards

Considered for the 2019 Academy awards – Best Feature Documentary category

Kangaroo – A Love-Hate Story (2018, Australia, RT: 99 Minutes). Written, Produced and Directed by Kate McIntyre Clere and Mick McIntyre. Edited by Wayne Hyett. Cinematography by Mick McIntyre. Music by David Bridie With – Phil Wollen, Tim Flannery, Peter Singer, Terri Irwin, Brolga Barns. An Abramorama & Indievillage release.

KANGAROO key art is available for download upon request.

http://www.kangaroothemovie.com

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Author’s Story of Personal and Spiritual Growth, Combined with Scriptural References, Encourages, Uplifts, and Enlightens Readers


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…she wanted to inspire others to turn to God rather than those around them for comfort, wisdom, and the truth of what is ahead for the future.

Lesia R. Lankford’s book, 2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed: A Spiritual Guide for a Spiritual Journey ($9.99, paperback, 9781631293276; $4.99, e-book, 9781631293283), is available for purchase.

2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed was a mantra author Lesia R. Lankford would say to herself when she faced the hardships of life. Lesia, having experienced everything from financial struggle, to divorce, to raising her child as a single mom, and she wanted to inspire others to turn to God rather than those around them for comfort, wisdom, and the truth of what is ahead for the future.

The chapter numbers represent symbolic meanings in Scripture as the author shares parts of her life story and how God reminded her to not be stressed, but instead to focus on how she was blessed by Him. As readers go on their spiritual journey, this spiritual food encourages them to live each day thankful for what the day brought rather than thinking about what it was missing.

Lesia R. Lankford is a loving mother, daughter, sister, friend and hard-working mighty woman of God. Lesia R. Lankford has known to find her strength, to ask God many times “Daddy, how strong do you think I am?” It was during those many life lessons that she found her renewed strength in scripture and was reminded of the source of her strength – the Lord!!!

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Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date 2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed: A Spiritual Guide for a Spiritual Journey is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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