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Pain doesn’t have to define us; it can instead transform us.

Real people. Real pain. Real hopelessness. Real healing. A global voice of authors bare their souls.
Welcome to the heart of our shared humanity. Offering their expertise in spirituality and psychology authors Cagganello and Kanavos share
personal challenges of change; divorce and death, and those of thirty men and women from around the world who faced change head-on.
Through their adversity, learn how they became stronger and happier and went on to inspire and help others.
Topics of Change: Battling a life-threatening illness. Surviving an abusive relationship. Overcoming
addiction. Suffering the heartbreaking loss of a child. Wrestling with self-sabotaging thoughts. Losing and
finding love. The painful death of a parent... and more!
“This outstanding book contains everything a reader could want: emotionally gripping,
encouraging, hope-filled, powerful writing, engaging personal much packed into
it. Pain is part of the human experience that we can all relate to. But finding hope and
healing through the pain—that is a precious gem that this book uncovers. A must-read!”

– Pamela Cangioli, literary reviewer and editor
Kathleen offers these 3 Key Discussion Points from a Psychological Perspective
1. Metathesiophobia is fear of change and evolutionary in humans. We crave routine.
2. The Butterfly Effect of change is part of Universal Oneness.
3. Change is good for us. It can be a coming-of-age situation that allows for growth.
Patricia offers these 3 Key Discussion Points from a Spiritual Perspective
1. How change is a catalyst for spiritual transformation.
2. Why the deep emotion triggered by significant change is a gift.
3. It's time to change the paradigm of spiritual transformation through trauma, to one of joy.
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November 2019
Sacred Stories Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-945026-61-4
Paperback: $16.99, 314 pages, 6x9
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-945026-62-1

KATHLEEN O’KEEFE KANAVOS is accredited in Psychopathology and Special Education, taught Psychology at USF, Ft. Myers Branch, serving the severely emotionally handicapped for ten years and heading the Special Education Department Head for two years before retiring. Kat, an international speaker and author, is also known as The Queen of Dreams in her syndicated columns and as a PR Guru, video podcaster/radio show host of Dreaming Healing, where she promotes patient advocacy and connecting with divine guidance through dreams. A three-time breast cancer survivor whose dreams diagnosed her illness, she also is a multi-award-winning author and dream expert who has been seen on Dr. Oz, Doctors, NBC, and CBS. Kat and Duke University Radiologist Dr. Larry Burk co-wrote the 2018 Nautilus Award Winner Dreams That Can Save Your Life. Kat also authored Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing.

Founder of Sacred Stories Media, a
conscious online media network. As an
ordained interfaith, inter-spiritual minister
Patricia believes every story is a sacred
story. She is ordained from One Spirit

Interfaith Seminary in New York.
Patricia, who holds a Masters of Arts in Education and a Bachelors
of Science in Business, has worked in the corporate and
educational worlds for many years and proudly served six years as a
sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Patricia has authored God is in the Little Things: Messages from the
Animals and God is in the Little Things: Messages from the Golden
Angels and is co-author Scanning For Signal, a book of poetry.
Sacred Stories Media includes Sacred Stories Publishing, an
award-winning traditional publishing and marketing company:
Garnet Press, a self-publishing book division; and Sacred U, an
online course division.