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Don’t try suicide – Read this book instead: Solume Solutions for Suicide Prevention

Death can dance as an attractive option when you’re down low, but it kind of kills of the chances of anything ever getting better. It also devastates everyone around you, a fact that becomes painfully clear in Solume Solutions for Suicide Prevention.

So don’t try suicide – read this book instead.

Solume Solutions for Suicide Prevention is one book in a series of anthologies that present real-life solutions from real-life folks on a variety of topics. I was honored to edit as well as contribute to two of the books so far, suicide prevention and addiction recovery, thanks to publisher Nathan Chowilawu-Eshe. I also wrote the intros for both, and the suicide prevention intro appears below: 

Intro:

Sure, life can suck. But suicide sucks even worse. The big difference between the two is that life can, and does, get better. Suicide is truly the end of the line. And it only makes things worse, especially for everyone and everything you leave behind.

But don’t take it from me. Take it from the lineup of talented writers who were open, honest and courageous enough to share their own first-hand experience with the concept of suicide.

Many have flirted with the idea themselves, even attempted it or made a pact. Others have lived through the suicide of a husband, a mother, a friend. Several have gone through both horrors: the suicide of a loved one compounded by the thoughts of taking their own lives.

Thankfully those thoughts were never successfully acted upon and they are here to share their stories.

As with all Solume Solutions collections, our writers go beyond simply telling you about the problems or issues they faced. They tell you how they got through them.

Our goal is to present real-life solutions that worked for real-life people who were faced with real-life problems that may be similar to your own.

Even if their situations are vastly different than your own, the differences are not what matters when the foreboding feelings of hopelessness and despair are the same. What matters are the solutions. And those solutions can work for you.

Much thanks go to writers Adrian Reynolds, Mary T., Gizelle Jander, Theresa Harnar, Mike Nicholson, Nikki Amaris, and Topher Purdy. We are so grateful they are still alive – and that you are, too.

We want you to stay that way. So sit back, take a deep breath, and check out ways other people have successfully survived through their own phases of darkness. The real darkness is with death, and that’s a darkness that lasts forever.

Living through the darkness can ultimately bring you light.

Ryn Gargulinski

Get a copy now! Buy it in your fave online format at Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/242277

Check it out on Amazon.com:

Solume Solutions for Suicide Prevention [Kindle Edition]

P.S. Print copies of the book will be available in the future as part of the Solume Solutions complete collection. Individual books available in e-book form only. 

 

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Best book for addiction recovery: Real-life recovery solutions from those who live it!

Sick of books that sugar-coat addiction recovery? We were, too. That’s why we collected tips, tidbits and real-life experience from those who tell it like it is. No chicken soup here, only solutions that have worked for folks in the real world. 

Solume Solutions for Addiction Recovery is one book in a series of anthologies that present real-life solutions from real-life folks on a variety of topics. I was honored to edit as well as contribute to the addiction recovery collection, thanks to publisher Nathan Chowilawu-Eshe. I also wrote the intro, which appears below: 

INTRO: 

Addiction is more than a single aspect of life – it can become your life. It doesn’t matter if you’re addicted to drugs, booze, sex or food. Addiction has the power to beat you up and take you down. You do strange and dangerous things, wake up next to strange and dangerous people. Or, in the worst-case scenario, never wake up again at all. As one saying puts it, three inevitable results of addiction are jails, institutions or death. We’re offering a fourth option in the Solume Solutions for Addiction Recovery collection. This option is called recovery – and it certainly beats the heck out of jails, institutions or death.

Solume stands for ‘solutions for you and me’, and recovery is a solution to addiction that can, at times, be as wild and even as scary as addiction itself. But the one main reason it differs is because it comes with hope. Hope, and the benefit of remembering what you did last night.

The talented writers in this collection share that common thread of hope throughout their works, and we believe this hope can be contagious and help others cope with addiction. When it comes to addiction recovery, there is no right or wrong method of going about it, as long as the method works for you. We are offering methods that have worked for us, or even those that have not worked for us but may be of help to someone else.

This collection does not preach, nor does it tout a particular recovery program or solution above all others. It simply offers a collection of solutions that are as real as the people who wrote them.

Gracious thanks to all the writers who were bold enough to speak out to help others. Kudos and applause to Mary Ahl, Chris Hubbard, Lewis Humphries, Phil Linz, Tonia Liosatos, Laura Poindexter, Jennifer Lowery, and Mary T.

A standing ovation goes to writer and publisher Nathan Chowilawu-Eshe who came up with the idea for the series. He not only launched a Solume Solutions for Addiction Recovery but also for a host of other issues that often come piggy-backing on that thing called life.

Life, like recovery, should be celebrated. Solume Solutions is here to help you do it.

Cheers, with a cup of coffee!
Ryn Gargulinski

Get a copy now! Buy it in your fave online form at Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/168631

P.S. Print copies of the book will be available in the future as part of the Solume Solutions complete collection. Individual books available in e-book form only. 

 

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Ryn’s first e-book = Whee! The Boy Who Had Moldy Cheese Pizza under His Bed

Enjoy a quick, witty and quick-witted tale of the terrible things that can happen if you happen to be a lazy slob. The Boy Who Had Moldy Cheese Pizza under His Bed has been available as a self-published, copy-machine-created work – but NOW it’s gone to e-book!

Amazon gets exclusive rights for 90 days, so check it out and buy it now!

The Boy Who Had Moldy Cheese Pizza under His Bed
Ryn Gargulinski
only $0.99 (that’s less than $1!)

Much thanks once again to Andrew Ulanowski who provided the idea for this book with his horror story of leaving a ham sandwich to rot in a backpack.

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Personalized Skeleton Caricatures: Cool Custom Gifts for Everyone You Love

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Add a funky bit of eternal charm to your home or office with customized skeleton caricatures, skeleton signs and skeleton cartoons. Caricatures can be of you, your pets, your loved ones – or a fun combination of all of them in a full-fledged skeleton family portrait.

Choose from the boring old posed shots or action shots with the skeleton cartoon performing the person’s favorite activity. Skeletons laughing. Skeletons reading or writing. Skeletons running track. Skeletons riding a bike.

All you need to do is provide a description and/or photo of the person, pets or people you want replicated and any additional details. Background options include white, solid colors or patterns.

Each personalized skeleton caricature order includes a hi-res jpeg delivered to your inbox, suitable for printing at 8 x 10 size – and truly suitable for framing.

You can also have fun setting the image as your desktop or having it printed on canvas, T-shirts and a variety of items of your choice.

Learn more on Etsy.

 

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