What is the secret to boundless energy, vitality and a fearless spirit?
Millions across the globe have been inspired by 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch--WWII French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer, and yoga master. In 2012, she was named "Oldest Yoga Teacher" by Guinness World Records. The twinkle in her eyes and the brightness of her spirit capture you. Her YouTube videos have garnered over two million views.
In June 2015, she wowed judges on America's Got Talent dancing with her 26-year-old partner to Pitbull's "Fireball." With Peter Pan-like endless youth, she says, "In my head I'm still in my 20's, and I have no intention of ever growing up." How did she get this way and how can we exude such light?
Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master is an inspirational autobiography that shows us what is possible--that we each can live to our Highest Potential by inhaling life, exhaling strife and dancing to our own rhythm. Through Tao's reflections, we are given the gift of insights from almost a century of wisdom that can be applied to our modern-day challenges. We learn her "secrets" to vitality while taking a soulful odyssey of love and loss, hope and joy.
After losing his wife of almost fifty-three years to cancer, David Gross adopts Charlize, a German shepherd rescue dog, buys a camping trailer, and the two begin their travels. They explore the West, visiting parks and vistas, rain forests and deserts, family, old friends and new. Accidents, adventures, sadness, joy, problems, and peace populate their journey of discovery.
Ever patient and sensitive to her companion's feelings, Charlize remains close, attentive, and comforting, especially when needed most. And at every stop, she greets strangers with a loving heart and wagging tail, showing the way to embrace life.
In Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone, David Gross tells a gentle and open story of recovery. He knows he must go forward after his wife's death and face a new future, but the road carries rough spots. Memories spring up to hold him back. Revisiting friends reminds him of who no longer accompanies him. And home, to which he must return, still stores a profusion of painful memories. But Charlize's presence keeps Gross steady and willing to see a brighter tomorrow around the bend. In the end, that light shines strong for both.
A Touch of Splendor: A Memoir of a devoted family in a hectic world and a set of irrepressible friends...tingling for adventure! Paperback – Large Print and Kindle Edition With poignant and artful storytelling that will touch the heart, A Touch of Splendor is a memoir that wonderfully depicts three young sisters—preacher's daughters each with her own personality—and their neighborhood friend, Leonard Martin—growing up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the 1930s and 1940s. Each story will will tug at your heartstrings and rekindle warm memories of days gone by. It’s like the reader becomes a member of this family through the adventures and misadventures of carefree and trouble-free youth. Follow gentle Lila Belle, feisty Joyce, and little Jeanne and their exploits and escapades around Las Cruces during the Depression and World War II. You will laugh out loud as Lila tries to keep younger sister Joyce in line, despite Joyce’s propensity to say and do the first things that pop into her mischievous and inquisitive brain. Also, the depiction of the Martin family illustrates the empathy children can show for people less well off and portrays Leonard’s strengths instead of weaknesses. That is a tribute to the girls' parents and the values they instilled in their children, who are charming, honest, and forthright—with little tolerance for neighborhood bullies—showing what makes for great friendships and a loving family. This book is an excellent and enjoyable read.