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INTERVIEW: Karen Casey is the author of Cultivating Hope: Weekly Readings to Open Your Heart and Mind, published by Hazelden, October 2009. Her first book, Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women, has sold more than three million copies.

 

AVAILABILITY: Available for interview nationwide by telephone. Travel by arrangement.

 

PUBLICITY CONTACT: For further information, review copies, or to schedule an interview, contact Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, (212) 208-4629, publicity@bookbuzz.com

 

September is National Recovery Month

 

BOOK NEWS from Hazelden Publishing

The Leading Publisher of Books that Help People Heal from Addiction and Related Issues

 

Cultivating Hope:

Weekly Readings to

Open Your Heart and Mind

by Karen Casey

Published by Hazelden Publishing

October 2009

 

Best-selling author Karen Casey offers a year-long program to guide us in opening ourselves to the awesome power of hope. It is hope --the ability to push past fear and open our minds to new possibilities-- that empowers us to bring about positive change in our lives. Yet, amidst personal tragedy and the turmoil of world events, many of us struggle to sustain a sense of hope for tomorrow.

 

In Cultivating Hope, spiritual leader, and recovery expert, Karen Casey reveals everyday ways that we can open our hearts and minds to the awesome power of hope. For each week of the year, she offers a guiding principle with an accompanying essay that, if studied and explored, can help each of us achieve inner peace and a positive outlook.

 

Themes include how we can heal through the expression of love, gain a fresh out look by striving to understand our anger, and free ourselves of constraint by letting go of judgment. By allowing Casey's principles, insights, and personal stories to penetrate our thoughts and inform our habits, we gain the perspective and strength to turn away from fear and open ourselves and our communities to a future filled with potential and positive change.

 

Karen Casey, Ph.D., has spoken on spirituality, relationships, and personal growth for more than twenty years. She is the author of twenty books devoted to the enhancement of one's personal and spiritual journey. Her first book, Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women, has sold more than three million copies.

 

Further information is available at:

www.hazelden.org/bookstore

www.womens-spirituality.com

Karen Casey's blog: http://karencasey.wordpress.com/

 

Karen Casey's video on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbG1qemcPNc

 

Suggested Interview Questions:

 

1. What prompted you to write Cultivating Hope?

2. Hope seems like such a nebulous topic. Can you clarify it for us?

3. What is it about hope that matters so much that you decided to write about it?

4. Your path as a writer goes back to 1982. What got you started?

5. Will you elaborate about your own recovery for our readers/listeners?

6. Would you say you were ever hopeless? How did that "look?"

7. What advice could you give to the person who is feeling hopeless about his/her future?

8. Are there some specific activities a person can do to cultivate "hope?"

9. In closing, is there one, simple thing a person can do right now to cultivate more hope?


$13.95 paperback

ISBN 978-1-59285-736-4

Individuals call 800-328-0098 to order Retailers call 800-328-9000

Cultivating Hope: Weekly Readings to Open Your Heart and Mind by Karen Casey.

Hazelden Publishing. October 2009.

Distributed to the trade by Health Communications, Inc. www.hcibooks.com

Available at bookstores or visit hazelden.org/bookstore

800-328-9000

Hazelden locations:

Center City, Minnesota

Chicago, Illinois

New York, New York

Newberg, Oregon

Plymouth, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Built on decades of knowledge and experience, Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher learning, public education and advocacy, and publishing. Through published works, Hazelden extends the reach of hope, encouragement, help, and support to individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction and related issues. (c) 2009 Hazelden Foundation


 

And Also New from Hazelden Publishing:

 

SEPTEMBER 2009:

Beyond the Chase: Breaking Your Obsessions That Sabotage True Intimacy by Carla Wills - Brandon. Maximize your capacity for a deep, lasting relationship with this guide designed to help you grow as a loving partner. Wills-Brandon is a clinical psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is the author of ten books and has served as a guest expert on numerous national tv shows including The Montel Williams Show and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. Relationships/ Addiction & Recovery/ Self-Help. www.carlawillsbrandon.com

 

50 Quiet Miracles That Changed Lives by William G. Borchert. Inspiring true stories of ordinary people who have experienced extraordinary miracles, their Higher Power pointing them in a new direction, forever changing the course of their lives. Spirituality/ Addiction/ Recovery.

 

OCTOBER 2009:

A Man's Way Through the Twelve Steps by Dan Griffin, M.A. A fresh interpretation of the healing process established by the 12 Steps, with an eye toward the social, cultural, and psychological factors that affect men and their recovery from addiction. Addiction & Recovery. Men's Interest. www.dangriffin.com

 

NOVEMBER 2009:

Without a Job, Who Am I?: Coping and Persevering When You've Lost Your Job, Home, or Life Savings by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. A system of support designed to help us develop and sustain a true sense of self-worth when shaken by professional or economic upheaval. Twerski is "Pittsburgh's most famous psychiatrist," the author of numerous books and served several years as a pulpit rabbi. Self-Help/ Personal Growth/ Jobs and Careers

 

Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders: A Handbook for Recovery by Scott Edelstein, and Mark McGovern, PhD and Faculty from the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Addiction & Recovery. Health & Medicine. Psychology.  http://www.cooccurring.org/public/index.page

 

And recently published in August 2009:

Taking Back Your Life: Women and Problem Gambling by Diane Rae Davis. Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life that's free of addiction.

 

PUBLICITY CONTACT: For further information, review copies, or to schedule an interview, contact Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, (212) 208-4629, publicity@bookbuzz.com