About the Book Praise Accolades Nuggets Photos The unique Soul to Soul Connection and Communication experience presents a positive, mindful, and compelling personal and intercultural communication global paradigm moving forward in the twenty-first century. Communication expert Ruth Lindeck Forman takes the reader through enlightening and light-hearted conversations. Her anecdotes enhance, inspire, and uplift to promote well-being, civility, and inclusion. This reader-friendly journey is supported by science, woven with connections to nature, and covers socio-political issues such as racism and diversity. These ideas encourage compassion and understanding for all. Ruth declares each person has the sole right to define who they are. This is best defined by what is in one’s heart and soul as a member of the human race. She also affirms each person has the right to live their dreams and they matter. Ruth reminds us how we can always choose to respond positively or negatively and sensitively or insensitively. Likewise, we choose to honor or dishonor ourselves and others. Our choices are a formative facet of our character and the energy we radiate. The four sections of the book include Soul to Soul Connection, Soul to Soul Communication, Soul to Soul Intercultural Communication, and Appendix. Soul to Soul Connection presents core jewels that consist of source-connection, the essence of each person, and how to connect to that within ourselves and hopefully all others. The hand-dome concept reveals why each person solely feels, thinks, acts, speaks, and writes as they do. This also fosters inclusion. A significant chapter “Personal Lenses” is devoted to a multitude of negative lenses that block your and other’s ultimate well-being. You learn to how to engage the time-tested Identify, Block, Move, Delete, Replace (IBMDR) Technique that reduces or erases troublesome thoughts and replaces them with positive, inclusive, and uplifting views. The private and nonjudgmental Forman Approach to Identify Prejudice Within Ourselves raises awareness. So, you have to be aware to care, and if you care you are aware. Soul to Soul Communication focuses on forty communication topics that benefit personal and virtual communication. These offer insightful, powerful, and practical tools. When combined, integrated, and applied, they provide a thoughtful and comprehensive command of communication to precisely express the meaning and intention of your message. Soul to Soul Intercultural Communication presents an uplifting chapter “Embracing Diversity.” Necessary nuances, cultural styles, tables, and numerous topics enlighten to bridge communication gaps. These elevate comfort, trust, understanding, and appreciation so more people are willing to reach out to each other. Appendix includes “Positive Solutions to Maintain Harmony,” “Thank You,” and “Author’s Journey,” in which Ruth shares her eighty years’ life’s journey and sixty years in the field of speech pathology and communication. Initially, she served patients in stroke rehabilitation. Later, as a Specialist in Personal and Intercultural Communication, she consulted with and lectured to individuals in varied walks of life and cultures. Overcoming medical challenges and sensitivities, she recounts adventuresome travels with husband Lee to thirty-five countries, and living among locals on the tiny, exotic Nevis-isle in the West Indies. Charming, engrossing stories of Nevis folks and fellow humanity highlight how they triumphed or serenely accepted their challenges. Appendix also offers “A Time to Pause and Reflect” that provides an opportunity after each chapter to integrate the information and create your personal transformative guide. For your pleasure, Photos Reflecting Selective Narratives; the broad, passionate, and thoughtful Epilogue; and References finalize your read. These pages empower you to value your ultimate best, foster healing to free your spirit, and champion self-worth and kindness. Comfort, joy, confidence, self-actualization, and community follow. The goal is to create a positive communication environment that invites others to enter and benefits you. As minor to major crises arise or days seem to unravel, Soul to Soul Connection and Communication serves as a valuable lifelong guide. Therefore, decency, gratitude, harmony, and inclusion are natural and positive consequences of a diverse human race whose members communicate comfortably, mindfully, and source-connected with each other. Soul to Soul Connection and Communication will be returning to Amazon and Barnes & Noble in January 2024.