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"Finding Balance"

"This is a book I want the people I care most about to read."

“I came away from reading the book feeling energized and having a rejuvenated will to do the things that I should do to keep myself healthy.”

 “I think this book was written for and about me.”

 “After reading your book, I now realize how much of life I have been missing. I will become more aware and make a better life. I will read the book again, page by page, then I will read it again.”

 “Reading your book has helped me to redefine what is important in my life and I have begun to make the changes to be healthier and happier.”

 “The book is full of snippets of wisdom that hit me where I live. It helped me to rethink where I am in my life and where I want to be, but most importantly the book showed me how to get there.”

“Its easy to read and it is written in one or two page chunks of information, so you can read a section or two even if you only have a few minutes to spare.”

“I love the line in the book that says, ‘I am not especially screwed up, just normally screwed up.”

“This is the first book I ever read that talks about the whole body (physical, psychological, spiritual) and the importance of ‘integration’. People have to know about this book!”

“I would highly recommend Dan Rosin’s book ‘[Finding Balance]’ You may want to get a copy for every staff member and staff room you visit or give it as a gift at the Christmas office party, but make sure you get a copy for yourself too. You’ll be glad you did.”

“I think this book is fantastic! It has many enlightening concepts that apply to the reality of everyday life.”

“I was in a panic about meeting with a colleague. I knew he would talk fast and blurt out many ideas. I knew my ideas were good, but how could I be heard? At the time I was reading Dan Rosin’s book, ‘[Finding Balance]’ and there was my answer on pages 6,7,8, P+P=P. I would stay patient and give my reasons clearly and slowly. We met, and as he spoke faster, and threw out ideas, I paced myself carefully. In fact, I slowed down. This had great results and my ideas were accepted. For me this book is a useful guide in my every day life. Thanks Dan.”

“It is hard to look after yourself… but your little “pearls” are a reminder about what is really important.”

“I’ve found it easy to read, and the information cuts straight to the point.”

“ ‘[Finding Balance]’ is written for everyone who feels too busy or too weighted by life’s demands. Dan has a marvellous way of putting ‘life’ into perspective and encouraging readers to regain balance and to remember what’s important.”

“I really enjoyed reading, ‘[Finding Balance]’ and feel that it is applicable for anyone in the helping profession. I found the information very succinct, and practical. Reading the book was like enjoying superb chocolate… small morsels that are to be savoured. I have shared chapters of the book with clients who also found the direct, no nonsense approach both easy to comprehend and extremely helpful in terms of taking them to the next step of change. I also appreciated the fact that the information in your book was not just reflective but also action oriented. I find there to be a plethora of books that provide extensive analysis of situations but are lacking on the ‘what next’. I would recommend this book to anyone who finds their life dull and lacking. Your teachings offer hope, insight and direction.”

“This little book is packed with bite-sized pieces of wisdom that have already helped me to gain new perspectives on my daily challenges.”

“The format of this book is very simple. A ‘chapter’ is from one to three pages long. With the help of the table of contents, it’s easy to refresh my memory to ‘stop collecting other peoples monkeys’, which is useful imagery when someone wants me to look after them or solve their problem. Since reading the book, I’m rescuing people less and instead, being more helpful to them by having them sort out their own problems. I am more now free to nurture me!”

“Without exception, friends who have received a copy of Dan’s book as a gift from me have been very grateful, and have immediately put some of his suggestions into practise. That’s the best “thank you” a caregiver can receive!”

“I’ve just finished reading your book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I especially got hooked on the part about being married to your principles, but not the outcomes(thoughts, feelings, values, beliefs).”

 “I think this book could benefit all people, not just educators. I have recommended it to several people in the business world and in other ‘helping’ professions.”

 “I finished reading your book and all I can say is WOW!!! I see myself in so many sections. This book has become a reference in my quest for ‘ a balanced life’. It is comprised of short segments which are straightforward and easy to understand.”

 “As a second year teacher your book has become my life raft.”

 “Your book is wonderfully and simply written. Though its focus is for those (in the helping professions) it would serve well if parents, in fact all persons from all walks of life could read what you have written.”

 “I certainly will tell others about this wonderful piece of art.”

 “…Rosin’s rich experiences offer valuable insights into coping with the stresses of the workplace and one’s personal demons- well worth reading.”

                                                     Dr. Fred Shane, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

“I found it to be a wonderful, encouraging piece of writing! I especially like how you sum up each concept…they’re gems.”

“I just want to tell you that ‘[Finding Balance]’ is an absolute delight! There is nothing quite like the power of positive thinking and looking at things from a healing perspective. I am so grateful to my friend for introducing me to your book. Positive reinforcement and affirmations to you all the way.”

                                                                                       Telephone call from USA

 

 

"Communication & Relationships"

 

I found your book Communication & Relationships very enlightening to read. I liked the set-up of the book and I enjoyed the short stories on the numerous topics you have discussed or experienced with your clients. I think the book is a definite read for anyone looking to improve their interpersonal skills, whether it is with a partner or fellow employees. You introduced many topics such as communications, self-esteem, relationships and assertiveness. As well, I like how your book communicates important information in a light and sometimes humorous manner.  This make for enjoyable reading.                                               - Henry

Communication & Relationships (C & R) is organized into many clearly categorized segments, which enable the reader to digest it in limited doses or to pick and choose the issues according to interest and need. When starting the book, the reader is made aware of the writer’s avowed purpose and instructions, and he or she gets the feeling that a conversation is about to begin, one with a very sensitive and intelligent individual. The wide experience and personal anecdotes reflect the author’s fascination with the wide range of people’s personalities and characters, and it is more than interest: it is caring. Rosin carefully and deftly illustrates how a successful therapist is a perpetual learner.

C & R is formatted like a handbook and the extensive “Contents” precludes the need for an index. It is designed for the modern age, concise, with intensive sound bites, a Google hit that’s just what the searcher wants: the perfect tool for someone whose computer is within arm’s reach. The use of Venn diagrams, charts, different types of type and summary statements appeals to many readers/ learners whose mode of learning is more visual. At the same time, the conversational tone will be comforting to the reader who is more inclined to the auditory mode of learning. If one is inclined to write in books, which I was never allowed to do, then there is ample space to do so to add one’s own insights and the book size will never create a problem as it sits on one’s bedside table for ready reference.

Self-help books are wonderful but the people who should be reading them generally do not feel very compelled to read them. It is more for those who have to cope with the foregoing. The thesis of Rosin’s treatise is that we create our lives in our minds and it is up to us to find coping mechanisms and inner peace through our control of our own feelings and logic. Rosin helps us see the world from the point of view of the other guy and as such is an invaluable tools as we wend our way though our lives.

This book is a suitable companion and follow-up to Rosin’s first book, ‘[Finding Balance]’ which was published in 2002. His wide experience as a teacher and as a counsellor provides him with many insights into human behaviour and coping mechanisms.                                                         - Ed