LIFE IS A JOURNEY

"The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet." --Lao Tzu
"We are seasoned travelers of the labryinth.  Losing our way and finding 
our way.  Traveling on the beaten path and the road less traveled. 
Eventually finding our way home to the place of spiritual rest and fulfillment.'

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Dr.  Jean Farish is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Life Care Wellness  PEP for Angels.  As a Life Care Coach and self-help author, she is co-author  in the #1 International Bestsellers,  My Creative Thoughts  and My Big Idea Book and inducted into the Bestselling Authors International Organization. In the book, Life Sparks, Life Stories that Illuminate, Inspire and Ignite, she is an authentic messenger co-author for the chapter, Coloring Life with a Spirit of Gratitude.  She is also a Guest Author for the Blog and Sparks of Inspiration Positive Media Magazine.  The February Issue of Sparks of Inspiration features her article , Sparks of Wholeness.  Featured in this issue is her recently published book,  Journey To Wholeness:  Reflections for Transforming Your Life.   She is featured on the cover of  PUBLISHED!  and BookMad Magazines for The Long Journey Home, an award winner of the global 4th Transformational Author Experience  (TAE) Writing Contest.  Journey to Wholeness Reflections for Transforming Your Life provides insights relevant to daily living with a personal life care plan  A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to PEP for Angels. She has been featured on Midday Mississippi and Fox 40 Morning Show.

Dr. Farish served a six month tenure as Honorary Consultant in the Division of Industry and Community Network at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, the Pearl of the Orient; and volunteered at Lions REACh (Resource and Education Association for  Children with Autism) a model program of service and community engagement.  She is honored to continue he professional relationship with USM serving as Editor in the International e-Journal of Community and Industry Engagement. She is a contributing author in the book, Volunteerism in Malaysia: Fostering Civic Responsibility.  Her educational contributions, community service, and civic engagement activities inspired her to make a difference through transformational writing and service. She teaches personal development and community enrichment classes.  Her philosophy is centered on knowing thyself and consciously practicing the noble truths-right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.  Through self-knowledge, self-realization, self-love and managing perpetual negative thoughts and self-defeating behaviors we can become more spiritually aligned -thus coming home to our true self.

She is the recipient of the Expert Insight Publishing Award for Best Selling Award Winning Books and the founder of PEP for Angels for children hospitalized with cancer.  The setting for her book is centered in Penang, Malaysia.

 Dr. Farish earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Jackson State University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Tougaloo College. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and served 28 years in Higher Education as Professor and Chair in the Department of  School, Community and Rehabilitation Counseling at Jackson State University.  Dr. Farish expresses sincere gratitude to  Prof Dato' See Ching Mey and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for the unique professional experience and personal growth during her journeys to Penang, Malaysia. She also express gratitude to Prof Dato  Anwar Fazal,  founder of the Right Livelihood College at USM. She served as Honorary Consultant  in the  Division of  Industry  and  Community Network at (Bahagian Jarigan Industri & Masyarakat) Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang;  and the Asia Pacific University Community Engagement Network (APUCEN),  a regional network of Institutions of Higher Learning.  She traveled with faculty and staff to Kula Lumpur,  the remote  village school-SK Gula Gula School in Perak Malaysia USM; Health Campus in Kelantin and Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal;  grand opening ceremony for the water supply project held at the Kampung Lengkar in Perak for the indigenous community;  and visits to Viet Nam including Ho Chi Minh,  city formerly named  Saigon, and villages along the Mekong  Delta. She worked as a team with the faulty and staff on community engagement with presentations on volunteerism.  She conducted a seminar with hospital staff at Loh Guan Lye Specialist Center in Penang and attended  community service centers in Penang.   She volunteered at REACh  Resource and Educational Association for  Children with Autism) in Penang.   Previous visits to Malaysia, she co-taught classes on multiculturalism on the main campus at USM in Penang  and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Kota Kinabalu).    Her interests include humanitarian projects, cultural diversity, community engagement,  and volunteerism. Inspired by her stay in Malaysia, she founded Life Care Wellness -PEP For Angels, Inc., Foundation for children hospitalized with cancer and to provide community enrichment activities. She offers classes at Millsaps College on Transformational Writing:  How To Find Your Voice and Jump Start Your Career With Volunteerism.  .She has served as a guest lecturer in the  United  States and abroad.  Further journeys include trips to  Oxford, England as a Round Table presenter and travel to Istanbul,  Ephesus, Izmir, Bursa, Cappadocia, and Kayseri. Visiting the home of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus was a memorial experience.


AUTHOR EVENTS 

-Author Success Story featured on Transformational Author Experience website

 http://www.transformationalauthor.com/success-stories

-Author Debut -Xlibris Guest Blog  Sequel and Guest Writer

http://blog.xlibris.com/author-blogs/jean-farish-1

http://blog.xlibris.com/author/author-blogs/jean-farish-2

http://blog.xlibris.com/author-blogs/jean-farish-3

http://blog.xlibris.com/author-advice/jean-farish-part-1/

http://blog.xlibris.com/author-advice/jean-farish-part-2/

http://blog.xlibris.com/author-advice/jean-farish-part-3/

http://blog.xlibris.com/xlibris-news/jean-farish/

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIRS

-AARP Book Festival-San Diego, CA

http://amsfiles.com/events/AARPFall2014.pdf

-Author Pitch Festival- Los Angeles, California

- Los Angeles Times Festival of Books/Book Gallery-Los Angeles, California http://amsfiles.com/events/LACatalog2014Web.pdf

-AARP Spring Book Signing  and Featured in Spring Book Gallery National Event and Expo Book Festival- Boston Convention & Exhibition Center- Boston, Massachusetts

http://amsfiles.com/events/AARPSpring2014

http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/events/national_event/boston/

-Tucson Festival of Books- Tucson, Arizona

-Miami Book Fair International http://amsfiles.com/events/Miami_2014Web.pdf

           AWARD WINNER   

TRANSFORMATIONAL AUTHOR EXPERIENCE  (TAE) WRITING CONTEST

"THE LONG JOURNEY HOME "PRIZE WINNER AWARDED BY CHRISTINE KLOSER  (AWARD --PUBLISHED! Magazine Interview  sponsored by Viki Winterton

http://www.TransformationalAuthor.com/2014winners

http://www.onlinenews-release.com/press-releases.html/press-releases/57098-christine-kloser-awards-thirty-five-prizes-in-the-fourth-annual-transformational-author-writing-contest.html


Showcased interview

-Interview aired on Write Now Radio

-Cover and Feature Story-BookMad Magazine Dec-Jan Issue https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcmtxn6bpa952x5/BOOKMAD Issue04_Dec2014-Jan2015_iOS_FINAL.pdf

App Store via iTunes  

Google play

Kindle

Author Interview Segments -WDBD Fox 40, Morning Show 

WLBT Midday Mississippi


-FEATURE STORY was posted by Christine Kloser, The Transformational Catalyst and author -Pebbles in the Pond 

http://www.christinekloser.com


EVENTS:  

RADIO INTERVIEW SERIES

-Are You the Missing Piece -Co-Authors Radio Interview with Viki Winterton

 -The Truth is Funny Radio (Transformation Talk Radio) Interview with Colette Marie Stefan  

-Revealing Conversations with Petra Nicoll (Radio Show)  

-LIFE SPARKS Life Stories to Illuminate, Inspire and Ignite (Authentic Messenger C0-Author)  -Authentic Messenger Radio  Interview with Catherine VanWetter 


UPCOMING EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

-My Joy Journal  (for children hospitalized) to be launched November 2017 (Expert Insights Publishing)

-Life Sparks Magazine (Meet the Authors)  

-Are YOU the Missing Piece? Don't Leave a Hole in the World (to be launched October 2017) -International Bestseller and winner of he Elite Award for Literary Excellence (Expert Insights Publishing)  Meet The Authors Radio Interview with Viki Winterton

-Guest Author for Sparks of Inspiration Magazine  February Issue  -Sparks of Wholeness

http://www.positivemediapress.com/magazine/

-Guest Author  Sparks of Inspiration Positive Media for Everyday Life RE-MEMBERING HOME   

http://www.positivemediapress.com/re-membering-home/















Life Sparks Life Stories to Illuminate, Inspire and Ignite  Edition #1 -Authentic Messenger  Co-author- Coloring Life with a Spirit of Gratitude 

-Amazon,com Best seller

- Featured in the upcoming fall -Spirited Women Top pics

-Check out ...My Tribute to Life Sparks 

Co-Author-My Big Idea Book

188 Rare Insights from Top Professional, Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders Revealed On Living with Passion and Purpose  #1 International best-selling book and won the elite award for literary

Profits from Amazon Kindle sales will be donated to a world literacy charity


 Co-Author, "My Creative Thoughts", #1 International Bestseller. and  inducted into the Bestselling Authors International Organization

 
 

Co-Author - Are You the Missing Piece?  Journal with International Best Selling Authors Across the Globe

-Co -Authors Radio Interview with Viki Winterton  


 

Contributing author Volunteerism in Malaysia:  Fostering Civic Responsibility-available at Amazon.com 

 
 

Book signing event in Boston, Massachusetts

 
 
Speaker at Jackson-Hinds Eudora Welty Writers Festival 
 
 
 

   Engaging conversation with  patron at Eudora Welty Writers Festival

 
 
 

      Fun moments with fellow authors at the Authors Pitchfest in Las Vegas