The unique Soul to Soul Connection and Communication experience presents a positive, new, relevant, refreshing, kind, in-depth, universal, and compelling personal and intercultural global paradigm, as we move forward into the twenty-first century. Communication expert Ruth Lindeck Forman takes the reader through several enlightening, intimate, mindful, and for the most part, light-hearted conversations. She includes countless anecdotes to enhance, inspire, and uplift that promote well-being, civility, and inclusion. The reader-friendly information is supported by science and woven with connections to nature, current events, and socio-political issues such as racism and diversity. These ideas are treasures that encourage greater compassion and understanding, not only for the reader, but for others as well. Ruth reminds us that at each moment, we choose to respond positively or negatively and sensitively or insensitively. Likewise, we choose to honor or dishonor ourselves and others. These are our choices, and they are a formative facet of our character and aura.
This delightful journey leads the reader through three sections that can be read independently of each other. The first, Soul to Soul Connection introduces source-connection, the essence of each person, and discusses how to connect to that soul-connection within ourselves and others. Ruth declares that each person has the sole right to define who they are. This is best defined by what is in the person's heart and soul as a member of the human race. In this ideal, she also affirms that each person has the right to live their dreams. The reader gains a lifetime understanding of the hand-dome and why each person solely feels, thinks, acts, speaks, and writes as they do at any given moment. Understanding the hand-dome concept fosters appreciation and inclusion. A significant chapter “Personal Lenses” is devoted to multitudes of negative lenses that block your and others’ ultimate well-being. Once you discover and note these negative thoughts within yourself, you engage the time-tested Identify, Block, Move, Delete, and Replace (IBMDR) Technique. This significantly reduces or erases these harmful thoughts, and replaces them with positive, inclusive, and uplifting views. The book also offers a private and nonjudgmental guide, the Forman Approach to Identify Prejudice Within Ourselves, to help you become aware of what you truly feel. After all, you have to be aware to care, and if you care you are aware.
The second section, Soul to Soul Communication focuses on forty communication topics that benefit personal and virtual communication. When combined, integrated, and applied, they provide a thoughtful and comprehensive command of communication to precisely give the meaning and intention of your message.
The third section, Soul to Soul Intercultural Communication includes an uplifting chapter, “Embracing Diversity” devoted to inclusion. This presents necessary nuances and wisdom to create comfort and trust with people of different groups or backgrounds. Finally, the Appendix includes “Author’s Journey” and Epilogue.
Ruth shares her eighty years’ life’s journey and a half a century experience in the field of speech and language pathology. Initially, she served patients in stroke rehabilitation. Later, as a Specialist in Personal and Intercultural Communication, she consulted with and lectured to a varied population of differing cultural backgrounds. While overcoming medical challenges and numerous sensitivities, she also recounts her most unusual adventuresome travels with her husband to more than thirty-five countries, living in a local village on a tiny, exotic, remote island, Nevis, in the West Indies. Each section of the book is filled with practical and powerful insights and tools. In addition, charming and thought-provoking stories of folks from Nevis, numerous cultures, and all walks of life highlight how they triumphed over or serenely accepted their challenges.
These pages promote our ultimate best to champion ourselves to gain a greater sense of value, worthiness, comfort, confidence, community, purpose, joy, self-actualization, fulfillment, and serenity, as we share our planet with others. The goal is to create a positive communication environment that invites others to enter and benefits ourselves. As crises, events, and minor to major situations arise, Soul to Soul Connection and Communication provides pauses to reflect and serve as a valuable lifelong guide.
Decency, inclusion, and harmony are positive and natural consequences of a diverse human race whose members communicate mindfully, source-connected, and comfortably with one another.