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Grieving the Loss of A Father on Father’s Day

Coping with death & grief is one of life’s most difficult challenges, but dealing with the death of your Father comes with its own type of grieving and issues, especially on a day like Father’s Day.

As a little girl, your daddy is THE MAN that all men will be compared to.  Bad or good — he becomes the center of everything.  How you look at yourself, how you think men feel about you, and so much more.  As a little boy, your dad is the big strong man who you want to be just like when you grow up.

If you weren’t lucky enough to have a caring, loving father dote on you as a little girl or boy, you may have been lucky enough to have a man step in and give you the gift of being like a fatherWhat  special and selfless men that do this.

Regardless of any struggles you may or may not have had with your dad, one thing is for sure –he is irreplaceable!

When you lose your father to physical death, it can leave you feeling vulnerable and very alone. The parent that seemed so strong – full of authority and direction is no longer here.

It is in that moment that we are born into adulthood.  Gone are the days that we believe that life goes on forever.  Now we are the ‘grownups,’ the ‘voice of reason,’ and the ‘example’ for the next generation.

It is now that we realize that the role we identified with as a ‘child’ vanishes with our parent’s last breath.  But even so we rebel against this, wanting to cling to that little child we were again…caressed in our parent’s embrace and told — “You are loved unconditionally. You are safe.  I will protect you.  Don’t be afraid.”

When is it that we are ready to forge ahead without the guidance and wisdom of a loving parent.  For a lot of us, we will never be ready, but will do so anyway.

What if you looked at grieving the death of a parent differently?  What if you knew that although the physical body their spirit resided in passed away, they were still very much alive?

Would it make it easier to smile?  Would you be able to start to mourn less and live more?

Would you believe and feel them present during celebrations or even when you sat alone weeping with sadness?

What if you heard from them again?  One more time.  And they let you know they were OK.  More than OK, but happy and whole and still loving you as they always have.

So many want and need this.  Many have.  Greta Reimann has.

Her story is Chapter 6 Daddy’s Little Girl in the book They’re Not Gone by A.P.Morris.

As her reading ended, Greta felt like she could fly. For the first time since his death she realized that what her dad wanted most was for her to look inside herself and realize what made her tick. He wanted her to fulfill her dreams. From that day forward,
Greta felt free to follow her heart knowing that honoring herself was the greatest gift she could
give him.

Debbie Siple has as well.

Her story is Chapter 14 Veggie Tray in the book They’re Not Gone by A.P.Morris.

  Debbie was reunited with her dad after losing him quickly and unexpectedly.  Having him come through in a gallery reading with all of her siblings present, Debbie and her family were able to  enjoy a typical family gathering again with their beloved father.

Having his jovial and light-hearted spirit with them again was an unexpected joy that each treasures.

We all mourn differently, for different reasons, and for different amounts of time.  But one thing that seems to be innate in everyone is that no matter how old we get, we still want to feel the love of our father.

This Father’s Day, I wish for you – to feel that love.   So, close your eyes and put your hand on your heart.  Give yourself the joy of feeling that love that your dad has for you today and always.  It didn’t die.  It can’t.  Love is forever.

They’re NOT Gone.

Wishing you love & peace,

A. P. Morris

                     Buy the book now at Amazon in Print & Kindle versions or at Barnes & Noble in Print & Nook versions.

They’re Not Gone #24 on the Amazon Kindle BEST SELLERS List Today!

Synchronistic Books is proud to announce that They’re Not Gone by A.P. Morris hit #24 on the Amazon Kindle Best Seller’s List under ‘Death & Grief’ today!

If you haven’t heard about it — They’re Not Gone A Collection of True Stories from People Reunited with Their Loved Ones Who’ve Passed Away.
What happens when we die? Regardless of your belief system, receiving “proof” that the spirit lives on can be a life-altering experience. They’re Not Gone provides detailed accounts of 13 people who, through Psychic Medium Ricky Wood, reconnected with a loved one they lost. With names, phrases, mannerisms, and much more, Ricky delivers irrefutable evidence that our spirits are still very much alive after our physical death.  Read More at www.TheyreNotGone.com

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They’re Not Gone NOW Available on Kindle & Nook!

It has been quite a while in the making, but after so many requests, I am happy to announce that They’re Not Goneby A.P. Morris is finally being released as an Ebook. As of May 31, 2012 you can purchase it for your Kindle or Nook.

But it gets even better!

You Can Get Your Ebook Version FREE! Yes, FREE!

How you ask?

Well, if you purchase your Ebook copy on Thursday, May 31rst – you can bring your receipt into your next appointment with me and I will subtract it from your session!

What is the catch? There is always one right? No, there isn’t a catch only 3 requirements –

1- This deal is available if you purchase on Thursday, May 31rst ONLY.

2- Your appointment has to be within 45 days (before July 16, 2012)

3- Please bring your receipt to your appointment

Who doesn’t enjoy a free book? I know I do!

If you missed it the first time around, and you’re wondering about this book — They’re Not Gone is a collection of true stories from people reunited with their loved ones who’ve passed away. I am humbled and honored to have been a part of these reconnections. You can learn more at www.TheyreNotGone.com.

God Bless,

Rick Wood

Links to Purchase on Kindle or Nook

P.S. It is the same book just with a new publisher. The only differences from the first version were a few needed edits and with an addition of a Foreword from me.

Stay Tuned! This updated print version of They’re NOT Gone will be available in about a month.

They’re Not Gone – Now Available in Towne Book Center in Collegeville, PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:

A.P. Morris

http://www.theyrenotgone.com

info@theyrenotgone.com

They’re Not Gone, Penned By Local Author, Now Available at

Towne Book Center & Café in Collegeville, PA

Phoenixville, PA – August 11, 2011 –A.P. Morris, is happy to announce that copies of her book, They’re Not Gone, are now available for purchase through the Towne Book Center & Café.

Located in the sprawling Providence Town Center, in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, the Towne Book Center & Café is not just any old bookstore. Owned & operated by a local family, P.K. & Indira Sindwanis, who demonstrate that they care about their community by offering numerous programs to assist families, charities and much more.

As an independent store, the Sindwanis are free to assist local residents and other businesses in the area. Keeping their strong foundation, the store has programs to assist families in saving money on required reading while simultaneously earning funds for their schools, offers special fund raisers tailored to and for local charities, sponsors a public book club which is still going after 8 years, opens its doors for tours and special events, and runs its own fundraisers to benefit our community. Always seeking new ways to be involved, we look forward to the opportunities of the future.

A.P. Morris is thrilled to have They’re Not Gone included in the Towne Book Center’s repertoire of books.

They’re Not Gone shares stories of 13 people whose loved ones passed away and their eventual ‘reconnection’ through the assistance of local Psychic Medium, Ricky Wood. Each story contains ‘evidence’ that their spirits are still very much alive. Wood delivers specifics from names and dates to mannerisms and jokes to verify the spirit who is communicating.

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share some amazing true life stories. The information contained in this book could change so many people’s lives. I know – it changed mine,” Morris said

To purchase a copy of the book “They’re Not Gone,” for $15.95 online, visit the Towne Book Center online ordering or visit Towne Book Center and Café at 220 Plaza Drive, Suite 3 in Collegeville, PA 19426. (Across from Wegmans)

Phone 610-454-0640.

If you wish to contact A.P. Morris, you can email her at info@theyrenotgone.com.

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Do We Create Our Own Heaven & Hell?

Is ‘Hell on Earth’ Self-Inflicted?

I think the answer to that is a resounding Yes!

Working as a Psychic Medium & Intuitive Life Coach, for over ten years now, has provided me with a lot of first-hand insight about what causes people to be unhappy.

Sadly, many people are under the assumption that being here on Earth is the hard part, the test or something to survive…thus coining the term – ‘Hell on Earth.’

It is my opinion that the opposite is true. Even when your spirit leaves your body, it is still the same spirit, in need of growth, nurturing and care. Although you may have more clarity, the problems you have, stemming from a lack of personal peace, do not vanish with death.

Sure, some of the material-based ones, like you no longer have a mortgage to pay. But the whole reason that you are struggling in the first place is still intact.

I was asked a question in the book; They’re Not Gone by A.P. Morris, which speaks to my belief about what causes people’s unhappiness.

(excerpted from the Q & A section with Ricky from Chapter 3 Old Friends, pg. 41)

How important do you think “believing” you are

OK, whether your current physical existence ends

or not, is to enjoying your life here and now on

Earth?

“I think if everyone knew that they’d be OK, that

everything is going to be alright, they could live

their life more fully. Half the problem is that most of

us hold on to our own guilt, shame, control issues,

and all kinds of stuff. Most people come from a

place of fear constantly. They have a fear of losing

something, or a fear of not being able to control

something, so that usually creates all of their worry.

Most people don’t like to go with the flow, they can’t

stand it. I think that is part of the ‘hell on Earth’ that

people deal with. It is kind of funny, but if more

people where a little more like Forest Gump, I think

it would be a lot better. We all have our own fear

base. I think the less fear someone has, the better

off they are. We spend most time trying to influence

or change an individual, but contentment comes

from self-achieved happiness. Your inner core is

happy. If someone has a child that is acting up or a

spouse or pet that is not doing what they would like

them to do, they are unhappy. We all want them do

what we want them to do, then we think we’ll be

happy. It isn’t always true.”

It is my wish for you today, that you are able to find your happiness; regardless of what anyone else has going on.

Make this day a good one, a happy one…maybe even your own ‘heaven on earth.’

All my best,

Ricky Wood

Psychic Medium

     You Can Buy the book now at Amazon in Print & Kindle versions or at Barnes & Noble in Print & Nook versions.

Coping With the Death and Grief of Losing a Parent

Coping with death & grief is one of life’s most difficult challenges, but dealing with the death of a parent comes with its own type of grieving and issues.

Something happens, instantly happens when your parent dies.  It is one of those rare instances that time seems to slow down so drastically that you wonder if is really is possible for time to stand still.

Can time stand still and race backwards in ‘rewind mode’ at mock speed at the same time?

Standing in the spot where time and space have stopped, you are suddenly no longer able to deny the fact that you never wanted to believe was true — we are mortal and we die.

The parents that seemed so strong – full of authority and direction- are no longer here.

It is in that moment that we are born into adulthood.  Gone are the days that we believe that life goes on forever.  Now we are the ‘grownups,’ the ‘voice of reason,’ and the ‘example’ for the next generation.

We are no longer kids.

At that moment that stands still, it is hard to breath.  If we do, it means we are moving on.  Accepting the next breath and the inevitable role that we are now the parents.

It is now that we realize that the role we identified with as a ‘child’ vanishes with our parent’s last breath.  But even so we rebel against this, wanting to cling to that little child we were again…caressed in our parent’s embrace and told — “You are loved unconditionally. You are safe.  I will protect you.  Don’t be afraid.”

When is it that we are ready to forge ahead without the guidance and wisdom of a loving parent.  For a lot of us, we will never be ready, but will do so anyway.

What if you looked at grieving the death of a parent differently?  What if you knew that although the physical body their spirit resided in passed away, they were still very much alive?

Would it make it easier to smile?  Would you be able to start to mourn less and live more?

Would you believe and feel them present during celebrations or even when you sat alone weeping with sadness?

What if you heard from them again?  One more time.  And they let you know they were OK.  More than OK, but happy and whole and still loving you as they always have.

So many want and need this.  Many have.  Greta Reimann has.

Her story is Chapter 6 Daddy’s Little Girl in the book They’re Not Gone by A.P.Morris.

(an excerpt from pg. 81

 

As her reading ended, Greta felt like she could

fly. For the first time since his death she realized
that what her dad wanted most was for her to look
inside herself and realize what made her tick. He
wanted her to fulfill her dreams. From that day forward,
Greta felt free to follow her heart knowing
that honoring herself was the greatest gift she could
give him.

Her reunion with her dad has changed her outlook
on life by giving her the freedom to manifest
her own hopes and dreams. She is truly grateful
that she was able to hear from him through Ricky.
She still talks to her dad every night knowing definitively
that he hears her and loves her as much as he
always did. Although Greta still misses her dad being
here with her physically, she finds great comfort
knowing that he’s not gone.

We all mourn differently, for different reasons, and for different amounts of time.  But one thing that seems to be innate in everyone is that no matter how old we get, we still want to feel the love of our parents.

I wish for you – to feel that love.  It didn’t die.  It can’t.  Love is forever.

They’re NOT Gone.

Wishing you love & peace,

A. P. Morris

     You Can Buy the book now at Amazon in Print & Kindle versions or at Barnes & Noble in Print & Nook versions.

Grieving the Loss of A Child

Candace Downing

Candace Downing

Grieving the death of a child is by far the worst pain a parent can feel.  How can it NOT be?  A parent’s first instinct is to protect their children.

Dealing with grief from losing a child can seem near impossible and for many, believing in an afterlife is the only thing that can help at all.  It won’t take the pain away but for fleeting moments, knowing that their angel is in fact safe and happy, can provide small windows of peace.

Mathy Downing  is a parent who has had to survive the unsurvivable — losing a child. At the tender age of 12 years old, her daughter Candace passed away.  The most crippling and horrific part was that it could have been avoided.

For most of us growing up, we watched our parents put their trust in doctors.  At that time, medications were more of a last resort for any problem or illness.  Unfortunately, in the current times, pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed at an astronomical rate.

Sadly, Candace’s life was unfairly taken from her because she was a causality of this epidemic.

( “They’re Not Gone”, excerpt from Chapter 13 –An Angel Like No Other, pg. 194)

( excerpt of Mathy speaking to Psychic Medium, Ricky Wood about her daughter Candace )

“You’re right,” Mathy responded sadly. “She was not depressed, she was put on anti-depressants not for depression, but for anxiety, and she did take her own life.” Mathy already knew unequivocally that Candace was not depressed and that the drugs she was prescribed caused it. At that moment she felt understood  watching Ricky’s reaction. After a roller coaster ride of medications, Candace met an untimely death.

Although Mathy already believed in the afterlife and our own innate ability to receive messages from our loved ones, Mathy was comforted by Ricky Wood’s ability to understand the absolute devastation that she felt.  She was also amazed by his ability to ‘see’ her at a future event and provide advice.

( “They’re Not Gone”, excerpt from Chapter 13 –An Angel Like No Other, pg. 195)

“Mathy,” Ricky continued, “I see you standing at a podium in front of hundreds of people. BE STRONG. You have to be strong because they want to see your tears.” Ricky continued adamantly, “You have got to be strong. You can’t cry in front of them because that is what they want to see.” Six months later, Mathy was standing at a podium in front of hundreds of people addressing the FDA. She stood tall and strong telling them, “I am not impressed with you sitting back in your ivory towers passing judgment on our children, and our children’s blood is on your hands.” She did not cry. This statement was replayed in the New York Times, World News Tonight, Fox, MSNBC, and the Today Show. Even at a medical conference, the head speaker quoted her in discussing the corruption of the drug industry in marketing drugs, over medication in our society, and how they are being used to make a buck.

Mathy Downing and her family continue to tirelessly advocate for  parents and children’s rights to be informed of the potential tragic side effects of medicating children.  Their strength and determination will save countless lives– sparing others the unthinkable grief from losing a child .

The death of a child is unfair, excruciatingly painful, and will probably never completely leave you. But my hope is that you will find some peace knowing that the love you and your child share will never die.  It can’t.  Your child is a spirit who is still with you today.

They’re Not Gone.

Wishing You Love & Peace,

A.P. Morris

     You Can Buy the book now at Amazon in Print & Kindle versions or at Barnes & Noble in Print & Nook versions.

Grieving – Losing a Brother

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A.P. Morris with her brother Craig

Regardless of how it happens, losing a brother or  losing a sister can be traumatic and life-altering. Dealing with suicide is an especially painful experience.

For me, it felt like a part of me was amputated without my permission.

Although I wanted to believe that my brother was happy in the afterlife, I wasn’t sure. For a very long time after losing him to suicide, half of me felt dead too.

Most of the time, the suffering was so unbearable that I tried to numb the pain with anything i could — alcohol, drugs, or attention from guys.

None of them worked.

When I stopped trying to dull the pain, it was still there, maybe even worse because it festered for so many years.

I desperatelyNEEDED to know if he was OK.

And then 1 day in a few moments,  my prayers were answered when

Psychic Medium, Ricky Wood helped me by giving me messages from him!

I knew right away it was my brother talking to me

because Ricky used a nickname that my dad had called my brother when we were young that I’d never told a soul about it!  Even my oldest friends were shocked!

Here is what he said to me in an excerpt from the book –

( “They’re Not Gone”, excerpt from Chapter 2 –Ketchup, pg. 14)

After another half a minute or so, Ricky turned and looked at me questioningly. “Ketchup?” he asked appearing confused.

“What does “ketchup” mean Amy?” Ricky asked uncertain of his message. My dad would yell, “Come on Craig, you’re so damn slow you’re just like ketchup!” The name eventually became just Ketchup whenever he took too long and he tested dad’s patience.

Knowing that it was definitely my brother allowed me to relax and hear the other messages he had for me.

Psychic Medium Ricky Wood, changed my life that day!

Hearing from my brother, Craig, allowed me to finally begin to live my life again.  I am forever changed because I now know that there is an afterlife, and  his spirit is still very much alive!

My wish is to share my message with anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one.  They’re Not Gone, their spirits are still very much “alive.”  Their love is still around you.

Wishing you love & peace,

A.P. Morris

     You Can Buy the book now at Amazon in Print & Kindle versions or at Barnes & Noble in Print & Nook versions.

They're Not Gone in Top 10 Best Selling Books from Outskirts Press!!

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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self Publishing for December 2009

January 19, 2010, Denver, CO ¾ Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self publishing and book marketing company today announced its top ten titles for December 2009. Alphabetically, its ten best performing self-published books for December were:

* The Atheist’s Introduction to the New Testament, by Mike Davis

* Devil Dog Diary, by GYSGT. WILL PRICE

* Heaven Exists, by Noelle McNeil

* LEED GA Exam Guide, by Gang Chen

* Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design, by Stanley Marianski, Adam Marianski, Robert Marianski

* Political Campaign Desk Reference, by Michael McNamara

* Process of Elimination, by Robert Stricklin

* Santa Claws, by Mark Kramer

* They’re Not Gone, by A.P. Morris

* What To Do When You Become The Boss, by Bob Selden

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Press Release for New Book – "They're Not Gone" coming 12/2/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:

A.P. Morris

Phone:  484-459-5490

www.theyrenotgone.com

info@theyrenotgone.com

Author Sharing Hope for the Holidays with New Book titled They’re Not Gone.

Phoenixville, PA – November 10, 2009 – Author,  A.P. Morris, is releasing a non-fiction book, They’re Not Gone, to coincide with the holiday season.

They’re Not Gone shares stories of 13 people whose loved ones passed away and their eventual ‘reconnection’ through the assistance of local Psychic Medium, Ricky Wood. Each story contains ‘evidence’ that their spirits are still very much alive.  Wood delivers specifics from names and dates to mannerisms and jokes to verify the spirit who is communicating.

“I wanted to share my story to give others hope, especially during the holiday season when missing them can be even more difficult.  I am now 100% positive that our loved ones don’t vanish with death, they are still very much alive,” Morris said.

A.P. Morris’s story in the book tells of the loss of her brother to suicide when she was just 16 years old.  After hearing from him through Psychic medium Ricky Wood, her life was transformed.  Ricky Wood referred to a nickname of her brother’s that she had never told a soul about, allowing her to know definitively that he was still ‘alive.’

“I spent so many holiday seasons sad and depressed because I missed my brother so desperately.  If I’d only known that he wasn’t just gone, I think it may have been a whole lot easier for me,” A.P. Morris, author, said.

Each story offers a different type of love, loss, and lesson. Whether you’ve lost a child, spouse, parent, or great friend, there is a relationship that everyone can relate with.  Following each story, there is a question and answer section where the reader gets to learn more about Ricky’s beliefs based on his years of experience working as a Psychic Medium.

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share some amazing true life stories.  The information contained in this book could change so many people’s lives.  I know – it changed mine,” Morris said.

A.P. Morris feels that it was easier for her to believe in the continued existence of our spirits after she received ‘proof.’  Her hope is that by sharing these stories it will bring peace to many people’s lives, especially during this holiday season.

On December 2, 2009 you can purchase a copy of the book “They’re Not Gone,” for just $16.95 by visiting www.Amazon.com or www.theyrenotgone.com .

Meet the Author – at the Holiday Bazaar at Phoenixville Middle School (hosted by the National Junior Honor Society) on Saturday December 12, 2009 from 10am – 3pm.

*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization Urban Compass located in Southern California.  Urban Compass was formed in partnership with local schools to combat poverty and violence and make a difference in children’s lives by providing tutoring support, enrichment activities, and field trips to keep the children engaged in a positive learning experience and off the streets.

To learn more or donate directly you can go to www.urbancompass.org*

If you wish to contact A.P. Morris, you can email her at info@theyrenotgone.com.

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