What the Press is Saying About MindWalks
Cambridge, MA, October 2002 - Looking for a simple way to manage stress, motivate yourself, and improve your productivity? Join us at a MindWalks workshop!
The world-renowned Canyon Ranch Health Resort has scheduled two workshops with Mary H. Frakes, author of MindWalks: 100 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress, Stay Motivated, and Nourish Your Soul. The workshops will be held the weekend of February 7-8, 2003 and are included in your Canyon Ranch stay.
The workshop demonstrates mental techniques and meditations that can help participants manage stress while you get the exercise you need. MindWalks® techniques can enhance both your life and your productivity.
MindWalks are particularly beneficial for people who are trying to motivate themselves to stick to an exercise program, or who are struggling with the aftereffects of illness or life traumas.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing, but no significant physical exercise is required. As a result, the workshop is appropriate for any age or body type.
Workshop participants will also receive a 10% discount on MindWalks® books and audiotapes.
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To register for the workshop, call toll-free (877) MINDWALKS (Massachusetts residents call 617-576-2546) or contact Life Lessons, PO Box 382346, Cambridge, MA 02238. To register online, click here or e-mail .
CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 2002 - MindWalks: 100 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress, Stay Motivated, and Nourish Your Soul is now in its fifth printing.
"This represents once again the ability of independent publishers with good ideas, good books, and a good sense of the market to fill a need that has been overlooked by larger publishers with marketing megabudgets ," said Mary H. Frakes, the book's author.
The book has been adopted by many wellness programs nationwide, including those at Michigan State University, BP Amoco, Tennessee Valley Authority and Raytheon, to help workers reduce stress and stay fit. -30-
MindWalks® With Music Audiocassette Named Best
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Independent Publisher Magazine has named MindWalks With Music the best direct-to-audiotape submission in its Independent Publisher of the Year awards.
The award was the second honor within a month for MindWalks creator Mary H. Frakes, author of MindWalks: 100 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress, Stay Motivated, and Nourish Your Soul. In its April competition for independent publishers, Writer's Digest named MindWalks the Best Inspirational Book of 1999.
MindWalks is being used in corporate and institutional wellness programs nationwide, including those of BP Amoco, Raytheon, the University of Michigan, and Health Enhancement Systems. By providing easy mental exercises and meditations that can be done in the course of a walk, both book and tape help readers double the benefit of getting exercise, making it productive for body and brain.
MindWalks With Music features
four segments, each 12-15 minutes long. Listeners can use each segment
alone or combine several to tailor their walk to their mood and energy
level. Each segment includes narration as well as musical interludes that
are appropriate for the mood of that particular walk.
Independent Publisher and Writer's Digest are not the only organizations that have praised MindWalks. Both book and audiocassette feature what the Boston Phoenix calls "smart, crisp prose…not mere New Age psychobabble.” Walking Magazine said MindWalks “will inspire you to keep moving, regardless of the obstacles that life throws at you.” Prevention Magazine's Walking Editor says the book's "inspiring prose" offers "motivation to find new paths, in walking and in life." Natural Health said, “A simple but powerful way to change your perspective.“ MindWalks also has been featured in Family Circle, Self, and McCall's.
free booklet available directly from the publisher offers guidance on how
readers can set up a MindWalks group if they want to walk with friends.
MindWalks is available from bookstores nationwide, but the audiotape is
currently available exclusively from Life Lessons
The tape and bookcan also be ordered directly from Life Lessons at www.mindwalks.com or (877) MINDWALK.
CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 4, 2000 - Writer's Digest has named MindWalks: 100 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress, Stay Motivated, and Nourish Your Soul the best inspirational book of 1999.
Writer's Digest sponsored the competition for self-published books, which are becoming an increasingly important factor in the publishing world as the Internet enables small publishers to gain widespread distribution. -30-
Corporate Wellness Program Selects MindWalks® As Incentive
CAMBRIDGE, MA, August 27, 1999 - MindWalks: 100 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress, Stay Motivated, and Nourish Your Soul has been selected as an incentive/reward for people who complete a corporate wellness program.
The Walks of Life program helps corporations, YMCAs, and other organizations encourage associates to stay fit by walking. It is distributed by Health Enhancement Systems of Midland, MI. To date, nearly 100 corporations and organizations have signed up to provide the program to their employees or members.
"Companies are recognizing that they must help their employees balance their lives and cope with the stress that is so widespread in corporate life," says MIndWalks author Mary H. Frakes. "We're proud to be part of that effort."
Bulk discounts for organizations are available by ordering MindWalks directly from the publisher, Life Lessons. They can also subscribe to the Walks of Life program by contacting Health Enhancement Systems by phone at 800/326-2317 or fax at 517/839-0025. The mailing address is 2805 Ashman St., Midland, MI 48641.-30-
National Bookstore Chains Select MindWalks for Distribution Program
CAMBRIDGE, MA, Feb. 6, 1999 - Buyers for the largest bookstore chains. wholesalers, and leading independent bookstores in the U.S. have selected MindWalks: 100 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress, Stay Motivated, and Nourish Your Soul for inclusion in the Publishers' Marketing Association's prestigious Small Press Distribution Program.
A committee that included representatives from Barnes & Noble, Walden, Borders, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor as well as buyers from several independent bookstores selected MindWalks for the program because they felt it represented the ability of independent presses today to publish books that are as commercially viable and of comparable quality to those of publishers with far more resources. MindWalks was one of 30 books chosen from approximately 150 books submitted for consideration for the fall program.
The selection means that MindWalks will be distributed to the book trade by Independent Publishers Group, a respected national distributor. MindWalks will be in bookstores June 21 and can also be ordered directly from the publisher, Life Lessons of Cambridge, Mass.
"We are immensely gratified at this vote of confidence for MindWalks," said Mary H. Frakes, the book's author and publisher. "Committee members seem to agree with the book's early readers that people want to enjoy walking, not just exercise their bodies."-30-
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