Monday, September 29, 2008

Peace Love and Lemonade, New Book Release by Nancy Stampahar

September 29, 2008
For Immediate Release
Nancy Stampahar
Silver Lining Solutions

A Recipe to Make Your Life Sweeter

Are outside circumstances or inner turmoils turning you sour? This book offers an inspirational recipe for enduring adversity, embracing change,
and living a sweeter life.
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2008) - If we are to believe the headlines in today's daily news, things look pretty grim: the cost of consumer goods continues to rise, unemployment is up, a recession is looming, Wall Street seems precarious, and the war on terror persists. Is all of this dire news bringing you down? Or, worse, is a personal hardship beginning to overwhelm you?

It doesn't have to. A book by Nancy Stampahar offers a hopeful twist on the adage "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." In Peace, Love and Lemonade: A Recipe to Make Your Life Sweeter, she explores the power of choice through a practical approach that engenders happiness-regardless of outside circumstances-through three main ingredients: accountability, attitude, and action.

Stampahar reveals personal stories of how life threw her lemons from an early age. With candor, she speaks about gleaning courage from her beloved disabled brother, as well as her mother-who rose above an abusive marriage and, while single and on welfare, persevered to earn a law degree. Feeling vulnerable and distressed by circumstances as a teenager, Stampahar dropped out of high school and turned to drugs and alcohol. As a young adult, she stumbled many times before learning to effectively face challenges, make informed choices, and eventually triumph over tragedy. Now, Stampahar is an adversity/change consultant who helps others lead more empowered lives by building the requisite life skills.

"No matter how tough our lives have been, we can reach our 'greatness potential,'" Stampahar says. "It is deep inside us." Peace, Love and Lemonade offers hands-on techniques and simple wisdom for overcoming obstacles and achieving our greatness potential. Self-reflection questions and worksheets round out each chapter, enabling readers to apply the methods to their own lives.

About the Author:
A sought-after organizational development consultant, trainer, and speaker, with a degree in human resource management, Stampahar owns and directs Silver Lining Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in adversity/change management, assertiveness/conflict resolution, empowerment, leadership, and team building. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Find Nancy Stampahar on the Web at Silver Lining Solutions and Peace Love and Lemonade.

About the Book:
Peace, Love and Lemonade: A Recipe to Make Your Life Sweeter (November 2007, ISBN: 9780980092707, $14.95) is distributed by Baker & Taylor and is available online at,,, and

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