Cuckoo Forevermore

By Leonard Szymczak

Cuckoo Forevermore is both a satire of the psychotherapy profession and the story of a man’s journey towards manhood. It is funny, accurate, probing, and enlightening. It shows the dark underbelly of the so-called therapeutic professions with humor and insight. It’s about time an insider blew the whistle on an industry that has its own special scams, frauds, and rogues.” - Asa Baber, author of Naked at Gender Gap and former Men columnist, Playboy Magazine.

“So the lunatics ARE in charge of the asylum – only we call them therapists. Uproarious shenanigans in a get-down Down Under version of the classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” - Patricia Monaghan, author of Magical Gardens: Cultivating Soil & Spirit.

Cuckoo Forevermore paints a provocative picture of the counseling profession in a way the public rarely sees. You may find the scenes shocking, disturbing, or even titillating; but one thing can be guaranteed, your preconceived ideas about therapists will never be the same.” - Dr. Bernard St. George, Psychiatrist, Sydney, Australia.

 
 


Kookaburra’s Last Laugh

By Leonard Szymczak

Kookaburra’s Last Laugh is a fast-paced, insightful, laugh-out-loud funny, and poignant novel by Leonard Szymczak. Don’t miss it!” - Laura Taylor, Award-Winning Novelist.

“This story’s premise is exciting, fresh, and original, and it really piqued my interest. The narrative is skillfully written in a bold first-person point-of-view and when this POV is successful, as it is in this excerpt, it garners extra points in my assessment. This is a fine piece written with the touch of a seasoned writer.” - Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Editorial Review.

“That master weaver of psychological thrillers, Leonard Szymczak gave us another exciting page turner. What’s more fun than reaching inward to meet ourselves and battle our own demons?” - Danna Beal, author of The Extraordinary Workplace: Replacing Fear with Trust and Compassion.

Recipient of the Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal.

  
 
 

Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace

By Leonard Szymczak

The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace is an intelligent and highly accessible book that blends practical psychology with heart-opening spirituality. If you are ready to heal on all levels, read this book.” - Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret.

The Roadmap Home offers us hope. Leonard Szymczak provides an honest portrayal of his personal life and demonstrates that hardships can offer blessings in disguise. He provides a map to help us connect with the Guiding Power of Spirit so we can find our way Home.” - Gerald G Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love is Letting Go of Fear.

“Read this book! It will lift your heart and give hope and help for all on the spiritual pathway. Leonard Szymczak shares a treasure trove of ideas to bring a loving, lasting peace to our hearts as we find our way home to wholeness.” - The Rev. Edwene Gaines, author of The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance.

 
 


The Seven Generations Story: An Incentive to Heal Yourself, Your Family and the Planet

An Incentive to Heal Yourself, Your Family and the Planet

By Rick Broniec
Published by Crescendo Publishing

In The Seven Generations Story: An Incentive to Heal Yourself, Your Family and the Planet, author Rick Broniec explores the long standing Native American ethic of thinking about seven generations into the futre and the past when making decisions or healing oneself. Rick, himself part Cherokee, became aware of how powerful this story is by observing how his own family story transformed as he pursued his own healing.

Using an engaging mix of deeply moving and authentic stories from his life and from clients he has worked with, along with many exercises designed to bring to light your own 'family story', Rick illustrates his own life–and his family over a 30 year period. Rick also shares many valuable and useful healing techniques that have helped him change, heal and grow as a man, father, partner and leader!

If you knew your own healing work affected seven generations of your family in both directions, wouldn't that be a poignant and powerful incentive to do your own work? If you knew that your own healing could change your family's story forever–even chANge your family DNA–would that add some urgency to your own healing work? Come explore this fascinating and ancient philosophy to find out how you can heal yourself, your family, and the planet by doing yopur own work today in the modern world using modern techniques!

 

Fighting For Love

Turn Conflict into Intimacy

By Leonard Szymczak
Published by Amazon.com

“A brilliant book for transforming relationships.” - Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love for No Reason.

"What could be more rewarding than turning conflict into genuine intimacy? In this clear, practical, and life-changing book, Mari Frank and Leonard Szymczak combine their experience as mediator and psychotherapist to show couples how to stop destructive patterns, negotiate win/win solutions, and rediscover love and intimacy. Highly recommended!" - William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes and author of Getting to Yes with Yourself.

“Couples that continually fight over who’s right or who’s to blame are simply digging their own deep chasm of separation. Let Mari and Leonard support you in building an indestructible bridge of love and connection. If you’re interested in authentic intimacy, then read this book, or even better, read it together!” - Thomas Crum, author of The Magic of ConflictJourney to Center, and Three Deep Breaths.
 
 
 

A Passionate Life: 7 Steps for Reclaiming Your Passion, Purpose, and Joy

7 Steps for Reclaiming Your Passion, Purpose and Joy

By Rick Broniec
Published by Amazon.com

A passionate, purposeful, and joyful life is in reach for each and every one of us.  At some level you have probably sensed this all along since your childhood years.  But like me your attention and belief in the proposition has probably been obscured or even undermined over time.

In fact it seems more reasonable to question how your belief in this proposition could ever withstand onslaught by destructive circumstances beyond your control, by theological indoctrination, by materialistic cultural values, and by innumerable distractions so expertly served up in today’s technological marketplace. 

In his book, A Passionate Life:  7 Steps for Reclaiming a Passionate, Purposeful, and Joyful Life, Rick Broniec delivers a firsthand account of successful resistance and triumph over the forces of derailment and distraction.  And he does so in a form that welcomes emulation and invites personalization.  You should give it a go, because only you can do so for yourself.  And, by doing so for yourself, you will be in a much better position to be of service to others. 

Most importantly, Rick Broniec illuminates the deeply subjective and inescapably spiritual dimensions of leadership.  To become a competent captain of one’s own ship, to be attentive and appropriately responsive to one’s own emotional self, is offered as a prerequisite to effective action in the outer world. 

With emotional self-mastery, the conviction of purpose that comes from spiritual practices, and the discipline to be accountable for one’s actions in the world, a foundation for leadership is built over time.  Folks sense its presence even when it may be difficult to articulate, because good leadership is as much a felt emotional and spiritual experience as it is any particular set of traits or actions.   

Rick Broniec offers much needed practical examples of diverse methods for directing or redirecting our attention to where it will be most valuable to resolve self-limiting habits and to access our deeper selves.   The merits of 12-step communities, breathwork, initiations, meditation, peer counseling, and other practices are examined and offered for their potential fit to a reader’s circumstances. 

In a genuine celebration of diversity among humankind and the myriad of spiritual practices that have withstood the test of time, we are encouraged to sample, choose for fit, and then engage deeply with constancy over time.  Just as a writer can be defined as someone who has written today, a passionate person is usually someone who engaged in his or her spiritual practice today. 

As a Chief Information Officer for the U.S. federal government and a facilitator of leadership development for the Society of Information Management, I have had the privilege of guiding successful professionals toward the authenticity, integrity, and accountability associated with fulfillment of one's personal mission. This book addresses both the discovery and the discipline needed to access the extra-rational dimensions of our human condition with credibility, humility, and curiosity.

If private victories precede public victories as Stephen Covey suggests, then Rick Broniec has contributed a rough map of the terrain to guide you on your journey to victory. - Michael W. Carleton.