SOURCE: Thrust Marketing

January 09, 2008 12:00 ET

Newly Published Book Entitled "Inspirations for Thriving in Our Troubled World" Now Available

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Marin author Diane Balmer's newly published non-fiction piece represents a unique guidebook for how to influence significant change -- a form of social activism on a personal and familial level -- one positive thought and action at a time. It does so by weaving together quotations from notable authors like Stephen R. Covey, Daniel Goleman, Duane Elgin, Gloria Steinem, Nelson Mandela and many others, with contextual commentary regarding paradigm shifts that any one of us can make at any time.

Some of the thought-provoking topics include:

* Circularity as a life approach
* The maturity continuum
* Relational aggression
* Emotional intimacy
* The 6 types of violence
* Victimism vs. free choice
* Gratitude as a key to happiness
* Material moderation & spiritual abundance
* The commercialism of love
* Combating excess
* Chivalric devotion revisited
* Honoring our loved ones
* Honoring nature
* The "Universal Human Component"
* Intentionality
* Your 15 personal rights, and others

By integrating several pivotal concepts into an organic and reflective treatise, this concise book empowers us to transform what is most important in our lives and the world.

Background on the Author

Originally born and raised in Manhattan, Diane Balmer is a long-term Bay Area resident with over 25 years experience in Communications and Marketing. She is also a Comparative Literature major from UC Berkeley, and a deeply dedicated parent and student of life. Her initial impetus for writing the book was the suicide of a loved one. The overarching quest in the book had its inception in a pivotal theme: What each family can do to foster a soulful center and prevent its absence's negative ripple effects in the world at large.

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The author's email address is For more information or to securely purchase "Inspirations for Thriving in Our Troubled World" online, please visit

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