Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No.3) [NOOK Book]


Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 3) July 2010

This issue explores the themes of recovery and healing through poetry, memoir, opinion, ...
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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 3) July 2010

This issue explores the themes of recovery and healing through poetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, media reviews and education. Contributors to RTS Journal come from around the globe to deliver unique perspectives you won't find anywhere else! The theme of Volume II, Number 3 is Addiction and Recovery. Inside, we explore this and several other area of concern including:

# Diet
# Health
# Fitness
# Disaster Recovery
# Abuse Survivors
# Relationships
# Grieving
# Journaling
... and much more!

This issue's contributors include: Morgan Phillips, Barbara Sinor, Christy Lowry, Margaret Placentra Johnston, Telaina Eriksen, David J. Roberts, Karen Sherman, Robin Lathangue, Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Sherry Jones Mayo, Alana Richardson, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Jim Kelly, Tyler R. Tichelaar, Jo Ann Magill, Holli Kenley, Sam Vaknin, Robert Rugel, and George W. Doherty.

Acclaim for Recovering The Self

"Editor Ernest Dempsey does an admirable job of pulling this material together in a pleasing shape. Each piece offers a revelation, insight, or lesson for the reader to take away. The writing throughout is excellent."
--Janet Riehl, author "Sightlines: A Poet's Diary"

"I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, Recovering the Self, for professionals who are in the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed."
--Paige Lovitt for Reader Views

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Published by Loving Healing Press

Periodicals : Literary - Journal
Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happines
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Editorial Reviews

Sinor - Barbara Sinor
"Recovering The Self" is a true healing and recovery journal. Inside the pages, the reader will find an assortment of topics ranging from Inspiration to Healthy Living. The wide range of articles are written by professionals in their field, authors of various books, and open-minded eager-to-share ordinary people living their life by seeking more direction on their journey. I can highly recommend this quarterly journal for anyone wishing to find more insight, more explanation, and more direction
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012492777
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2011
  • Series: Recovering the Self , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 104
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Ernest Dempsey is the pen name of Karim Khan. Dempsey hails from Hangu, a small town in Pakistan. As a child, he enjoyed two things: the joyful company of his brother and Khan's best friend, Shais; and making airy castles with lots of characters in his mind. At twelve, he started writing detective stories, horror, thrillers, and humor. He has a Masters degree in Geology and one in English Literature.

Dempsey has authored four books and, in just the last few years, seen the publication of his poems, essays, short stories, and literary reviews worldwide. He is now the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine “Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing” and also works as the country editor for Pakistan on the celebrated Internet news channel “Instablogs”. Dempsey is now looking forward to completing his first novel.

Visit Ernest Dempsey online at
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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    July 2012 Vol. IV, No.3 Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope a

    July 2012 Vol. IV, No.3 Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing, by Nancy Oelklaus, Irene Watson & Liliane Desjardins.

    Not your traditional read because it's a journal but it's full of many wonderful stories and poems. Some are more academic in style while others are written in the manner of your favourite traditional, non-fiction novel.

    I was drawn to this piece of work because of the life cycle that I and many of you are currently in. Our parents, grandparents, and other people in our lives are getting older, sicker and dying. Some may see it as an unfortunate but always unending part of the life cycle. Others see it as the ending of a beautiful journey. None of us are alone in the process, but many of us do not talk about it. Many of us don't share our thoughts, our fears. Our anger, our relief. Our happiness, our love.

    Some of the stories stood out to me so much, that they actually choked me up a little. A testament to great writing, in my opinion. Some of them also made me laugh out right because they're true to life and what I've often heard myself.

    One of the stories that hit home for me was "Dad Called" by Laura Gardner page, 26-29. It was a another reminder about having patience with our parents and the older people in our lives. Whether we like it or not they will slow down, physically. Some, mentally as well. It's a reminder of no matter how busy and tired we are in our own lives, we need to find the time for them because they will not be here with us forever. There will come a time when we will long for that phone call, that is interrupting our day, but there won't be one. A personal and great reminder for myself, who is always looking to increase her patience meter.

    I was also interested in learning from others how they cope with the aging people in their lives. If you're feeling as though you are the only one frustrated or angry, the stories in this journal, will help to reassure you that you aren't the only one. There is a lot of sadness but there are also quirky and funny stories told. A poem that made me chuckle was "Women, 80, Stranded" by Patricia Wellingham-Jones, on page 83. To sum it up, she's an older woman, who is lost on a road trip. I love this poem because if it was someone younger, she would just be lost. But because it's someone older, many of us jump to the conclusion that it's the senility of old age and she doesn't know what to do.

    If you're looking for a change in your reading material, this journal is a great way to start.

    I give July 2012 Vol. IV, No.3 Recovering The Self A Journal of Hope and Healing an overall, 4/5 . (I was given this journal in exchange for this review, but this did not influence my rating, like/dislike of this book.)

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    This Journal Will Touch Your Heart

    Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No.1) (Paperback)
    Recovering the Self, a Journal of Hope and Healing, Vol. 11, No. 1 is an awesome quarterly literary journal from Ernest Dempsey for people who are struggling w/some life problem and looking for like-minded individuals and others who understand. Contributors come from around the world and from all kinds of specialities like psychologists and life coaches as well as nurses, poets, essayists and and people like you and me who have lived and learned. Each article is short but full of valuable insight. The art and the poetry add more than I can say. More people should know about this journal. It can help them be more comfortable in the knowledge that they aren't alone, and others share tough, scary challenges. I don't know if this approach exists anywhere else than in this quarterly journal. That's invaluable knowledge, and it can help change peoples' lives.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

    A feel good read!

    "Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing" Vol. II, No.3, July 2010

    I found this book to be a wonderful potpourri of articles and subjects. "Recovering Thy Self" is a quarterly journal that explores various themes through essays, poetry, opinion, and sharing of self. The writings come from authors from all four corners of the world. This book has stories from various authors dealing with personal growth, relationship and family, trauma recovery, living with disabilities, short fiction, travel interviews, substance abuse, addiction, and recovery. The articles pertain to personal struggles .accepted, dealt with, and overcome. It shares the personal side of each author in very deep and meaningful ways. Some authors write of their own struggles, bringing a wonderful perspective to the subject, while others reflect on the struggles of others. This book incorporates their own personal journey and growth in a concise, well written fashion. I enjoyed the reflective aspect it brought. Each subject brings another level of depth and acknowledgement that we all have our own journey. The book is well designed and arranged so you can easily move from story to story. You can also read through it selecting topic, by topic of interest to you. Looking at the lives of others allows us to better look at ourselves. This book fosters human compassion and love. A wide variety of fact, fiction and emotion is available on every page. You can learn how to better understand and prevent spousal arguments to understanding how disasters lift the human spirit. Learn how assisting in the Katrina disaster changed eh life of one of the volunteers. Remarkable. Looking at the lives and problems of others truly helps us look at ourselves. It helps us find feelings, create opinions and reach deeper in to our own souls and lives. This book makes you feel more human, a kindred spirit of sorts. Sharing these pages lifts the human spirit and helps us better relate to one another. Healing brings hope and he who has hope has everything. This is a fun read that restores faith, especially in these hard, emotional and economic times. The authors are not only from around the world but encompass a wide spectrum of age groups and backgrounds. These are not only professional writers and therapists, but are written by just regular folks as well. This book brings human element for front and center. It's refreshing to have a resource to share and discuss with friends. I am looking forward to the next issue.
    I received a complimentary review copy.

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