Louisiana Catch: Book Signing with Sweta

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Louisiana Catch: Book Signing with Sweta

Sun Date: Apr 22 2018 From: 5:00 PM  7:00 PM

107-40 Queens Blvd. #206, Forest Hills NY 11375
718.263.0788

Sweta Vikram, a best-selling author of 11 books and a believer in the power of stories. She writes about women, multiculturalism, and identity. Her work has appeared in The New York Times amongst other places. Voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times,”
We will share tea, snacks, hear a reading and enjoy a short, 30 min. yoga class with Sweta. In this book, Louisiana Catch, she uses different modalities to help heal one of the main characters.
 BOOK SYNOPSIS:
“Ahana, a wealthy thirty-three-year-old New Delhi woman, flees the pain of her mother’s death and her dark past by accepting a huge project in New Orleans, where she’ll coordinate the Annual Women’s Conference to raise awareness around violence against women. Her half-Indian, half-Irish colleague and public relations guru, Rohan Brady, who helps Ahana develop her online presence, offends her prim sensibilities with his raunchy humor. She is convinced that he’s a womanizer. Meanwhile, she seeks relief from her pain in an online support group, where she makes a good friend: the mercurial Jay Dubois, who is also grieving the loss of his mother. Her work in the U.S. and the online medium brings the two men into her life, and Ahana learns that neither is what he seems. With their differing sensibilities on a collision course, Ahana finds herself in a dangerous situation—and she discovers a side of herself that she never realized she had.Louisiana Catch is an emotionally immersive novel about trust and who we project ourselves to be in the world. It’s a book about Ahana’s unreliable instincts and her ongoing battle to determine whom to place her faith in as she, Rohan, and Jay shed layers of their identities.

As Ahana matures from a victim of domestic sexual abuse into a global feminist leader, she must confront her issues: both with the men in her life and, ultimately, with her own instincts. Whom can she rely on to have her best interests at heart?”

Holli Kenley on safe cyber-parenting with Cyrus Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes back author Holli Kenley to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her new book POWER DOWN AND PARENT UP. 

Electronic Media Can Endanger As Well As Empower Your Kids

In this decade, our digital world has grown exponentially as has the degree of time both adults and children are spending on their screens. Not surprisingly, researchers are discovering a myriad of unhealthy behaviors associated with excessive screen time.  In “Power Down & Parent Up”, Kenley expands on her groundbreaking book Cyber Bullying No More, giving parents/guardians effective strategies to integrate into their lives and their children’s.  How can we navigate a tech-driven world and raise tech-healthy children?

  • Tackle cyber bullying head-on by implementing a concise “Parent Up” approach with proven strategies for Protection, Intervention, and Prevention.
  • “Power Down” on screen dependence and become fully informed about its growing health concerns and consequences.
  • Learn Seven Proactive Practices such as goal setting and creating a family plan to reduce screen time.
  • Discover Four Healthy Guidelines to add to our parenting toolbox such as learning how to communicate about the false nature of cyber worth and cultivate our children’s real worth.

“Rather imply that families can return to some idealistic less complicated time without Facebook, sexting, social networks, and Twitter, and whatever else comes along, Kenley’s booklet will help parents mitigate possible harm to their children as they integrate this technology hopefully into healthy lives and relationships.”
–Ronald Mah, M.A. LMFT, author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One Minute Temper Tantrum Solution

“Holli addresses children’s readiness for technology as well as rules, contracts and education for parents to consider for their children as they introduce or allow entry of new technology into their lives. Cyber bullying and victimization are concerns addressed as well as internet resources for parents, with tools for protection, interventions and prevention–a must for parents in our technological world.”
–Lani Stoner, Marriage and Family Therapist

Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com