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Michael Fitzpatrick is a leading historian and speaker in the field of alcoholism, specializing in the development of the Twelve Step movement. He co-authored with William G. Borchert 1000 Years of Soberity: 20 People x 50 Years. To write this book Mr. Fitzpatrick drew from his personal audio archived recordings of the Twelve Step pioneers, which may be the world’s largest collection. Michael has another book We Recovered Too: The Family Groups’ Beginnings in the Pioneers’ Own Words that is about the history of Al-anon. In this interview Michael will talk about his two new books Living the Twelve Traditions in Today’s World and Dr. Bob & Bill W. Speak. Mr. Fitzpatrick also drew from his personal audio archived recordings to write these books.

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AA’s Traditions and Founders
The History of Al-anon

 
 
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Laurie Sadowski’s love of food began at a young age, but her creativity in the kitchen began when diagnosed with celiac disease. This soon led to self-publishing a gluten- and casein-free cookbook, Mission in the Kitchen. Adopting a vegan diet further fueled Laurie’s foodie fire, leading to winning the vegetarian category in a national recipe cook-off and becoming a vegan food columnist for her local newspaper. Her love of food, health, and helping others drove her to write a series of gluten-free cookbooks that also addressed other common food allergies. The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread (2011) is the first book in the series. The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies was just released. The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Pies and Desserts will be released in late 2013. Laurie lives in Niagara, Ontario, Canada, where she promotes healthful living, cooks and bakes, and continues her studies in music and art. And, you know, constantly dreams about food.

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Food Facts and Allergy-Free Goodies
 
 
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Stanley Rak started Foodfacts.com after years of noticing a significant amount of confusion and misinformation about the ingredients in every day foods. He found that most consumers were unaware of the “hidden ingredients,” or ingredients within ingredients, and that nutritional values and content were more of a mystery than not. In his previous business, Kar Parts, Stanley developed and eventually sold the computer-based cataloging system used across the nation’s automotive stores today. This technical, data-driven background allowed him to successfully create a comprehensive database of over one hundred thousand food products, complete with their ingredients, nutrition information, and more. Now, with a decade of research and experience behind them, Foodfacts.com is the leading internet source for nutrition and ingredient data. Their members form a strong, conscientious community of consumers eager to know what is really in their food.

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Food Facts and Allergy-Free Goodies
 
 
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Katie Pratt of Grand Prairie Farms in Dixon, Ill and her husband Andy (a seventh generation farmer) raise corn, soybeans and seed corn for a regional family-owned company. Welcoming tour groups to their farm is a family tradition starting back in the early 1970’s when Andy’s grandfather hosted students from Chicago-area schools on his dairy farm. They currently farm in partnership with Andy’s family and have two children.

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Finding Family, Farming, and Poetry
 
 
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Richard Hill is the author of Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA. He was introduced to several forms of DNA testing in his search to find his family. Motivated to share his success with other adoptees, he created his easy-to-understand web site, DNA Testing Adviser . As the expert who bridges the fields of genetic genealogy and adoption search, he helps adoptees, genealogists, and others seeking to find lost relatives or confirm suspected relationships. His groundbreaking use of genetic genealogy tests in adoption search was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Hill gives talks on DNA testing and serves on the Advisory Board of the Mixed Roots Foundation where he is Co-Director of the Global Adoptee Genealogy Project. He provides free specific test recommendations to those who contact him through his Feedback Form or his Facebook Page. Hill has a BS in physics and an MBA, and lives in West Michigan with his wife of forty-four years.

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Finding Family, Farming, and Poetry
 
 
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Katya Sabaroff Taylor is a writer and founder of Creative Arts and Healing (Creative Arts and Healing). She has been enchanted with Haiku since 19, and has been practicing this "essence" poem for exactly 50 years. She loves to encourage people to find their authentic voice and believes we all have a poet inside waiting for expression. Katya lives in Tallahassee Florida, and when she's not writing and teaching, spends lots of time in her garden, and visits to the nearby Gulf beaches, where many haiku are born.

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Caring for Self While Helping Others
Finding Family, Farming, and Poetry
 
 
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Kelly Wallace is a Total Life Transformation expert and best-selling author who has written more than 29 books about love, life, financial success, and subconscious reprogramming. She's an expert on Self-Growth.com, and contributes articles to top sites such as: Divine Caroline, Yahoo, Self-Growth, Blog Her, and many others. Her background consists of more than 20 years’ experience in: Brief Solution-Based Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Dream Analysis, NLP, Herbology, Aromatherapy, Vitamin and Mineral Therapy, Chakra Therapy, Hand Reflexology, Meditation, Visualization, Assertiveness and Confidence Building. She does pastoral, relationship, and psychic counseling. She is a Life Coach and has a Doctor of Divinity. She co-authored No Bull Allowed with Frankie Picasso. She has been a radio show host and ghostwriter. She is a freelance writer for many blogs, top media content sites and magazines. Visit her website at Kelly Wallace

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Finding Midlife Mojo and Lassoing Love
 
 
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Frankie Picasso is a Professional Certified Life, Business, Relationship and Master Coach Trainer as well as a Certified Hypnotherapist specializing in Metaphysical Hypnosis, Energy Healing and is a Certified Angel Card Reader. She is an author, former Radio Host, and a Socially Conscious Activist, who specializes in the Impossible. She leads, trains, supports, and inspires anyone in her path to produce exceptional results in their lives. She is trained in Mediation, Crisis Intervention and her diverse background includes: Adult Education, Behavior Management, and Strategic Business Planning for both Public and Private Sector organizations. Frankie is the Founder of Thoughtatudes, Centre for Positive Outcomes. With over 20 years’ experience as an Entrepreneur, Frankie was notably the first female Kickboxing Promoter in the World and managed the 12 X World Welterweight Champion.
Contact information: Frankie Picasso

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Finding Midlife Mojo and Lassoing Love
 
 
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Winston Barrington Johnson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW earned his Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. He is a Connecticut Certified School Social Worker and a Certified School Administrator. Mr. Johnson is the Director of Prevention Intervention Services for the Hartford, CT Public Schools. He has won numerous awards for School Social Worker of the Year, Family of the Year by Catholic Charities, Outstanding Young Man of America, and UCONN School of Social Work's First Distinguished Alumni Award. He presently lives in South Windsor, CT. He is married to Cynthia Diane Johnson and he has two children Winston B. Johnson II, and Vanessa Diane Johnson.

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Violence in Schools and Relationships
 
 
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Jeanine Jones was a practicing social worker for 17 years in the areas of child welfare, families, juvenile corrections, foster care, residential care, adoption, adult corrections and hospice. She has spent the last 15 years as an Assistant Professor of Social Work teaching across the BSW and MSW curricula at Western New Mexico University. Her family was created through special needs adoption so she lives the values of the social work profession professionally and personally. She believes that there is not a more honorable profession!


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Violence in Schools and Relationships