NEW RELEASE! Good Blood: A Journey of Healing

When she was a child, her father said that he had "good blood." It was why he survived and healed.
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HOLLISTER, Calif. - Nov. 23, 2016 - PRLog -- "People ask me when I began my journey with Good Blood, and my answer is always the same "when I was born." I laugh when I say it, but it is true. As a child in Montréal, I would curl up next to my dad and beg to hear the stories of his childhood, his family, and his incredible war experiences.

"Dad, tell me again how you had the bullets taken out without pain medicine and you didn't even cry. Dad, tell me again how you healed."

With my mom, it was different. It was forbidden to talk to her about the Holocaust for fear that she would faint, and I was always afraid she wouldn't come to… it took me over 50 years to get her to share her actual experiences.

- Excerpt from Good Blood: A Journey of Healing

Written by the child of survivors of the Holocaust, this book is a quest into the depth of the human spirit. It is, as well, a rich family memoir, deeply personal, sharing pain and pleasure, confusion and enlightenment, fear and forgiveness, and encompassing the themes of life, love, death, loss, purpose, overcoming fear, and a topic in common with every reader, complicated family relationships. The author searched for the definition and significance of her father's words over two continents and through four generations.

Her journey uncovered a unique voice of wisdom revealing

·         mysteries of the healing powers within us;

·         resiliency of the human body and spirit; and

·         existence of light in every situation that helps us overcome and transcend any obstacle.

Endorsed by Pam Houston and Dr. Norm Shealy.

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A story of everyday people with extraordinary spirit and beyond-the-pale experiences that no one should ever again have to endure.

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Irit Schaffer was born in Israel, raised in Canada, and now lives in the United States. She works in her physical therapy practice in California, where her "good blood" background and her extensive educational training have allowed her a unique perspective on the mind, body, and spirit connection "Dad, tell me again," was my favorite line.

Good Blood
A Journey of Healing


Irit Schaffer

MSI Press
ISBN 978-1942891222



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November 23, 2016

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