Posted by: The I AM Foundation | September 16, 2013

The work we do…

The work we do…Yes, this book is going right out to this little girl. This was In our mailbox today:

“I am an inmate in Texas and came across The I AM! Affirmation Book. I thought it would be something for my six year old daughter who does not have me around. I thought it would encourage her. I saw that you donated books and since I can’t afford it, can you mail one to her? It would be a blessing to her. She lives with her Mom in Texas. Thank you. ” A.B 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | July 20, 2013

New Languages Editions of I AM! Affirmation Book Now in Print!

We have published The I AM! Affirmation Book in French, Greek, Turkish and German. They will be available by special request. We have just gifted them to people who live and work in Greece, France, Germany and Turkey. We will be publishing the rest of the 40 languages over the course of the next year.

The I AM Foundation has donated 50 I AM! Affirmation Books to H.O.P.E. Training and Development in Gastonia, NC. Gladys Cruz of H.O.P.E. said “I know with such epidemic of bullying, I want to instill in these children the important of WHO THEY ARE. I currently am working on a program called I AM who are you? It is tailored for children of low income and low self-esteem. There are many needs in this community and I want to be a voice for them. They are a generation that needs people to believe in them.”

 About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 187,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | June 24, 2013

Unity of Somerville Receives $5,000.00 worth of books

The I AM Foundation gifts $5,000.00 worth of books to Unity of Somerville, MA to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Betty Walker, Minister of Unity of Somerville says ” We are grateful to The I AM Foundation of these books. They will come in handy as gifts to our community. 

 About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 187,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

The Sonoma Mentoring Alliance received a few hundred books, CD’s, DVD’s and products as gifts from The I AM Foundation during the week of June 2, 2013. The gifts will be gifted to the mentors and teens at the Mentoring Alliance.

About The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance: SVMA has invested in the future of the community by creating and supervising one-on-one long-term relationships between caring adults and at-risk school children in need of academic and social support.

Visit them at http://www.sonomamentoring.org

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 187,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | March 4, 2013

WIth a Cherry on Top Book for the Kids of LA

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A big thank you to children’s author and the very popular National Radio Personality Jane Asher  for donating 100 copies of her beautiful children’s book With A Cherry on Top to the kids of The Essence Coprich Library and the 116th Street School in South Central Los Angeles. Thank you Jane!!!

For many years we have been donating books to The Essence Coprich Library at the 116th Street School in South Central Los Angeles. These kids and teachers need our help. If you would like to support the kids there by donating children’s books you can send them to:

116th Street Elementary School 11610 S.Stanford Ave Los Angeles, CA 90059 they have a new Principal name “Dr.P”and she can be reached at 323- 754-3121 Please share with loved ones…

“This book is a sweet expression of love. It is a delight for all of us who have ever tried to express just how much we love someone only to have it ‘topped’ by their love for us! Read it and add your own topping … you’ll love it!” -Gaila, superfan

Order With a Cherry on Top on Amazon

Here is more information on Jane Asher and her book:

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Twitter: @JanesVision  I’ll also RT through @JaneAsher @VoiceOverVision @LifesRichest

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WithaCherry?ref=tn_tnmn

Media Links:

http://childrensretailtoday.com/2012/12/12/written-with-love/

http://www.JudyAMcNuttBooks.com/books-support-spirit-and-practice.php

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | November 12, 2012

I AM Foundation Donates 2,000 I Am Healthy! Books to LA Kids!

I AM Foundation Donates 2,000 I Am Healthy! Books to LA Kids at Day of The Child

I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-Being

Thanks to Former Consul General of Sri Lanka, Jeff M. Goonewardena, The I AM Foundation is donating 2000 copies of their newest book I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well~Being to the children of Los Angeles through the organization Children Uniting Nations (CUN). This is a $30,000 gift in retail value to foster children who will be receiving back-packs with various items including the I Am Healthy! book which is written in English and Spanish. I Am Healthy! helps kids, parents and teachers to make good choices around a healthy lifestyle.

A Star-Studded Celebrity Event for the children, The 2012 Day of the Child Summary Sunday, by Children Uniting Nations, will take place on November 18, 2012 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 9:00am-2:00pm Click here for more information on the event.

Some of the attendees at this years event:

Governors Senators House Representatives Mayors County supervisors Councilman
Gray Davis State Secretary Hillary Clinton Brad Sherman Antonio Villaraigosa Don Knabe Dennis Zine
Arnold Schwarzenegger Barbara Boxer Jim Wood Mike Antonovich Benard Park
Dianne Feinstein Karen Bass Jimmy Delshad Zev Yaroslavsky Ed Reyes
John Kerry Dennis Cardoza Tom LaBonge
Christopher Dodd Jim Mc Demott Jan Perry
Sam Farr Eric Garcetti
Loretta Sanchez Paul Koretz
Maxine Waters Bill Rosenthal
Judy Chu
Nancy Pelosi
Rohrabacher
Henry Waxman
Jeff M. Goonewardena and The President of The United States Barack Obama

Jeff M. Goonewardena and The President of The United States Barack Obama

The Honorable Jeff M. Goonewardena is the Former Consul General, Sri Lanka, to 11 Western United States and the Honorary Mayor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Oceanside, California. He has been working as an International Spokesperson and Advisory Board Member to The I AM Foundation since 2005.  Mr. Goonewardena has helped The I AM Foundation gift and distribute 100,000 I AM! Affirmation Books and school supplies to children who survived the tsunami of 2004 in his native Sri Lanka. Mr. Goonewardena also helped The I AM Foundation gift and distribute over 50,000 books to children affected by Katrina in the US.

About Children Uniting Nations: founded by Daphna Edwards Ziman in 1999, Children Uniting Nations is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to providing advocacy and awareness through community and academic mentoring programs for at-risk and foster youth. CUN strives to recruit and train community volunteers to help build self-esteem, life skills and improve educational outcomes for youth in at-risk communities. CUN brings to the table private/public community collaborative partnerships designed by highly regarded experts in the mentoring and foster care communities. Children Uniting Nations aims to bring our global communities together to come to the aid of our children most in need. Day of the Child: Children Uniting Nations’ Annual Day of the Child (DOTC) is designed to bring awareness to and support the needs of children who are living in and out of home care. The primary goal of the day is to secure “long-term” mentors for these very special children. Each year we bring together 1,000 youth living in foster care throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area and 1,000 community volunteers (Mentors) for a day of fun in a carnival like atmosphere. Each child is matched with a mentor for the day recruited by our staff from Corporate Partners, Local Colleges, Universities and Community Organizations.

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | October 11, 2012

250 Children Receive Books on Health and Well~Being Through 8 Organizations

Dr. Marilyn Powers and the women of La Luz

The I AM Foundation has donated 250 copies of I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-Being English, Spanish Edition ($1500.00 worth of books in retail value) to the following people and organizations for gifting to children in their program or area:

The YMCA Headquarters in Cincinnati, OH

Rotary Club of Sonoma, CA

Rick Young Radio Host for the Children of New York City

Janice Deaton and Corazon Global, Tijuana, Mexico

La Luz, Children of The Farm Workers in Sonoma, CA

Association of Unity Centers Worldwide Youth and Family, MO

The Agape Center Youth and Family, Los Angeles, CA

Unity of Grapevine, TX

About I Am Healthy! We are so excited to announce the next book in The Love~Wisdom Series… I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-Being.  (For children grades K-6th. Being Published  July 8th, 2012, the 14th Anniversary of The I AM Foundation!)

We wrote this book to inspire and motivate children to take actions that support their health and well-being.  All children face choices, daily, that affect their health.  Some of these choices may include:

I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-Being

Breakfast: skipping? Or eating?

     Fitness: working on the computer, talking on the phone? Or going outside for fresh air and exercise?

     Transportation: riding in a car? Or walking? Riding a bike?

     Food: stuffing junk food? or consuming nutritious food?

     Rest: staying up playing video games, or texting into all hours, and waking up exhausted? Or relaxing before bed and getting a full night’s sleep?

     Fluids: drinking soda? Or hydrating with pure water?

This list comprises only a handful of choices that children face every day. Too often children find it easier to stay in unhealthy patterns than to change and make healthier choices. However, what are some of the benefits of making healthy choices?

þ    Feeling alive and alert

þ    Accessing focused attention

þ    Feeling good in your body

þ    Enjoying a healthy body and a sound mind

Our sincere hope? That I Am Healthy! supports our children to make the very best choices for their health. Why is their health so important? So children can share their talents and gifts to make dynamic differences in the world. They are our hope for a positive, sustainable future, and for a world that serves everyone.

—Steve Viglione and Dr. Marilyn Powers

Authors of The Love~Wisdom Series for Children and Adults

Co-Founders of The I AM Foundation

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | October 4, 2012

Roger Mayer on The Bridge

Several months back, I was given the book The Bridge: A Seven Stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose.  I thumbed through it and thought, “Hmmm, very interesting, I’ll have to read this . . . someday.”  Well, while going through some personal challenges recently, I thought I should sit down with The Bridge.  I have to tell you, I could not put it down—I now know I will be referring back to it, time and time again.  I should have read this book long ago.

In The Bridge, Dr. Marilyn Powers and Steve Viglione clearly and “non-clinically” explain a path of self examination, decision making, emerging renewal, with eventual/ongoing personal radiance.  Not an instant cure-all for everything that ails your soul, the reader soon understands the work necessary to travel the road to a better life. The work may not always sit pleasantly on one’s mind or heart, but this book addresses the strategic issues and perceptions that must be dealt with and reconciled if you wish to develop a true and joyful life.

One quick example of how The Bridge has already impacted my life? Almost immediately after finishing reading it, I sat down and clearly wrote a “Vision” of how I see my life going forward.  I affirmed the environment in which I wanted to live my life, and under what terms and conditions.  Spelled out very vividly, I shared it with the world.  I am already seeing this purposeful initiative unfolding in my life.  Pretty cool, huh?

Visit Roger Mayer at www.wix.com/rogmay/brain

Here is a link to The Bridge through The I AM Foundation’s website

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | July 6, 2012

THE I AM FOUNDATION IN NEPAL

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Greetings everyone!

I’ve just returned from Nepal, where I gifted the I AM! Affirmation Book to children at Raksha Nepal. 

www.rakshanepal.org

I visited with Menukaa Thapa, director of Raksha Nepal, where I learned about her work providing skills training and advocacy to women and girls exploited in Nepal’s so-called ‘entertainment’ industry.  There are an estimated 50,000 women and girls working in massage parlors, dance bars, and cabin restaurants in Nepal.  Some have been trafficked into this industry, and virtually all are working due to a lack of any other option – the unemployment rate here is 38%, even higher for those with no education and a lack of marketable job skills. 

I was amazed to learn that Raksha Nepal is also caring for 23 children, the children of the ‘entertainment’ workers.  Some are orphans.  Menukaa and her staff love these children like they were their own! I haven’t seen a happier bunch of kids at a children’s center in awhile!  Menukaa even negotiated with a local private school to take in all the children and educate them for half the school fees.

These children were thrilled with their very own copies of the I AM! Affirmation Book.  They are also very good at reading English, and not a bit shy about it.  We read every page together, out loud, and loudly!  We talked about what I AM! means: that they can be anything they want in their lives, pilots, doctors, maybe even the first woman prime minister of Nepal!  There is nothing like being surrounded with the smiling faces of innocent, happy children and realize you are sitting among the future of Nepal.  It is awe inspiring.

The I AM! Affirmation book I gave them was the English-Spanish version: now I’m committed to getting it translated into Nepali and distributing it throughout Nepal.

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I’ve found a great printer who will have this book translated into Nepali and print copies to I AM Foundation standards of quality.  All we need is the funding.  I encourage the many supporters and family of the I AM Foundation to share my vision for Nepal’s children, and help me gift the inspiring I AM! Affirmation Book throughout the country.  For further information, call Steve!  With love,

I AM Leslie!

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | June 15, 2012

Making Healthy Choices by Steve Viglione and Dr. Marilyn Powers

A Message from Steve and Marilyn: Making Healthy Choices

Health is our highest priority.  As the greatest gift we can give ourselves, we can’t take it for granted. And when our health is challenged, we feel the ripple effects in every aspect of our lives.  That’s why we need to expand our children’s health awareness. Let’s make it easier for our children to make more positive choices.

We are so excited to announce the next book in The Love~Wisdom Series… I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-Being.  (For children grades K-6th. Being Published  July 8th, 2012, the 14th Anniversary of The I AM Foundation!)

We wrote this book to inspire and motivate children to take actions that support their health and well-being.  All children face choices, daily, that affect their health.  Some of these choices may include:

I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-Being

Breakfast: skipping? Or eating?

     Fitness: working on the computer, talking on the phone? Or going outside for fresh air and exercise?

     Transportation: riding in a car? Or walking? Riding a bike?

     Food: stuffing junk food? or consuming nutritious food?

     Rest: staying up playing video games, or texting into all hours, and waking up exhausted? Or relaxing before bed and getting a full night’s sleep?

     Fluids: drinking soda? Or hydrating with pure water?

This list comprises only a handful of choices that children face every day. Too often children find it easier to stay in unhealthy patterns than to change and make healthier choices. However, what are some of the benefits of making healthy choices?

þ    Feeling alive and alert

þ    Accessing focused attention

þ    Feeling good in your body

þ    Enjoying a healthy body and a sound mind

Our sincere hope? That I Am Healthy! supports our children to make the very best choices for their health. Why is their health so important? So children can share their talents and gifts to make dynamic differences in the world. They are our hope for a positive, sustainable future, and for a world that serves everyone.

—Steve Viglione and Dr. Marilyn Powers

Authors of The Love~Wisdom Series for Children and Adults

Co-Founders of The I AM Foundation

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Photo from the Book Presentation at the Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance…From Left to Right: Christopher Oscar, Steve Viglione, Dr. Marilyn Powers, Kathy Witkowicki and Tina Baldry

Local Realtor®, Christopher Oscar of Frank Howard Allen Realtors®, sponsors 300 Teens to receive empowering books at the Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance.

On Tuesday June 12th, Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance Executive Director Kathy Witkowicki and Program Director, Tina Baldry were presented with 300 copies of The I AM! Affirmation Book: Empowering Who You Are for Teens and Adults.

The books were a gift from Christopher Oscar, Realtor® of Frank Howard Allen Realtors® in Sonoma, who sponsored the books,  and The I AM Foundation.

“I am honored to be able to sponsor and gift these books to the mentors and mentees at The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance. I have seen first hand, the impact these books make on teens and young adults.” states Christopher Oscar

“Kathy and I truly appreciate the donation of your empowering books!  We are looking forward to handing them out to our staff and mentors and mentees.” says Tina Baldry, Program Director at The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance

And Dr. Marilyn Powers, Co-Founder of The I AM Foundation shares: “At a time when our teens and young adults are being challenged on so many levels, it is time for businesses and organizations to make a stand for our kids. We want to thank The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance for gifting the books to their mentors and mentees and we thank Christopher Oscar whose sponsorship made this possible.”

The Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me’ Mentoring Alliance invests in the future of our community by creating and supervising long-term relationships between caring adults and at-risk school children in need of social and academic support.  They do this through one-on-one and group mentoring.

As a Cause Marketing Partner with The I AM Foundation, Christopher Oscar gifts 10% of his real estate commissions to sponsor books for children and teens in the greater Sonoma and Sonoma Valley area. When you buy or sell a home or real estate through Chris Oscar of Frank Howard Allen Realtors® you will also help to positively impact the children, teens and young adults of this community. To contact Chris Oscar, please visit www.YourSonoma.com

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | June 12, 2012

200 Children in Baltimore MD to Receive Books as Gifts

From Dennis Waters, Baltimore, Maryland…

Reporting from the Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School  in Baltimore, Maryland…

What a magical, mystical moment. What a marvelous journey this thing called life. We gave each of the 36 ~ fifth graders at The Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland a balloon printed with the affirmations from the movie “The Help,” (you is kind, you is smart, you is important, we made them as I AM Kind, I AM Smart, I AM Important.) We also gave the fifth graders, who are now sixth graders, a copy of The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  from The I AM Foundation.  Mr. Steve Viglione, Founder of The I AM Foundation, gifted us 100 books plus gave us a generous discount for an additional 100 copies of these books.  And through the generous donations of Facebook friends, and others we were able to purchase these books and gift them to the children. I applaud my Facebook family for contributing.  We, Vielka and I, will continue to work with the youth of the great city of Baltimore, and the youth of the world. My point for posting this. I know that no matter how many tsunami situations people talk about, on Facebook and other places, there are children and adults who are making real decisions and insisting that life yield to them days of sunshine and joy. You can choose to be one of the sunshine day people. I thank and applaud all who contributed/donated to this project. And Thank you to Roger Mayer who introduced us to The I AM Foundation.  100 books were purchased for donation from The I AM Foundation. And, 100 books were donated to us from their Buy~One, Gift~One Program. The balance of the 200 books will be gifted to the children of Baltimore in the next school year, (Fall, 2012.)

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

 About the Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School 

Vision + Mission Statement:

The vision of Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School is to put students, educators and families at the center of learning. The mission of Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School is to provide a program of educational excellence to all students, their families and the community.

The I AM Foundation is so grateful for our partnership with PuddleDancer Press and for the gifting of 800 copies of  Connecting Across Differences, 2nd Edition to all attendees at the June 2012 Unity People’s Convention in Detroit, Michigan. This is a $16,000.00 donation in retail to the Unity attendees from PuddleDancer Press and The I AM Foundation.  “We are thrilled to once again receive a donation of books from The I AM Foundation and PuddleDancer Press. Thank you so much!” says Debbie Ball, Director of Event Planning for Unity Conferences.

Since 2001, The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 50,000 Nonviolent Communication books through our partnership with PuddleDancer Press.

Profound Connection is Just a Conversation Away!

In this fully-revised second edition of Connecting Across Differences, Drs. Dian Killian and Jane Marantz Connor offer a comprehensive and accessible guide for exploring the concepts, applications, and transformative power of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process. Beginning with a simple shift in thinking, readers discover uncomplicated, yet transformative skills to create a life of abundance, building the personal, professional, and community connections for which they yearn.

Now with an expanded selection of broadly-applicable exercises, roleplays, and activities that challenge readers to immediately apply the concepts in everyday life, this new edition opens the authors’ insight to an even-broader audience. Detailed and comprehensive, this combined book/workbook enhances communication skills by introducing the basic NVC model, as well as presenting more-advanced NVC practices.

Relevant, meaningful exercises follow each concept, giving readers the chance to immediately apply the skills they’ve learned to real-life experiences.

Drawing on a combined 25 years’ experience, the authors help readers:

  • Transform negative self-talk into self-empowering statements.
  • Foster trust and collaboration when stakes are high.
  • Establish healthy relationships to satisfy their needs.
  • Defuse anger, enemy images, and other barriers to healthy connections.
  • Get what they want while maintaining respect and integrity.

What People are Saying

Reading Connecting Across Differences changed how I approach my work and life. Using empathy to connect with my feelings and needs and with the feelings and needs of the people around me makes me happier and more effective. Jane and Dian, thank you for guiding me on this journey.

—ROBERT MCGUIRE, Executive Director, Merck, Inc.

Dian Killian is remarkable woman with a great message that brings wisdom to the field of nonviolence.

—HOWARD GLASSER, author, Transforming the Difficult Child:

The Nurtured-Heart Approach

Connecting Across Differences  capacitates readers with the essential personal and interpersonal skills and knowledge needed to nurture and build a culture of peace. Killian and Connor’s thoughtfully-constructed guidebook opens doors to the possibility for authentic dialogue between self and others—illuminating multiple paths to living with integrity. This book should be on the bookshelves of all peacemakers across the globe.

—TONY JENKIS, Director of Education, National Peace Academy

Having taught Nonviolent Communication for many years, it seems to me that this book covers every question I have had or have been asked about how to learn and integrate this simple, yet challenging, reframing of communication with self and others. I am grateful to Dian and Jane for this edition’s contribution to the field of applied nonviolence.

—KIT MILLER, Director, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

In each chapter of this book, numerous exercises invite readers to apply NVC skills and concepts in their own lives. The second part features extensive dialogues illustrating NVC in action, including self-empathy, empathy, and mediation. The book closes with a resource guide for further learning, plus an interview with Marshall Rosenberg from the February 2003 Sun Magazine.

You can purchase Connecting Across Differences from The I AM Foundation. For every copy you purchase from us we will gift another book to a child, teen or adult somewhere in the world.

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit www.iamfoundation.org 

Posted by: The I AM Foundation | May 23, 2012

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz for Gift Giving

The I AM Foundation has received The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz for Gift Giving

 To find out more about how to give The Four Agreements as a gift, click the link to our newsletter…http://lnkd.in/2pbb83

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