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Blind Date With A Book!

All books are BRAND NEW hardcovers and have been discounted at least 15% from the cover price, ranging between $10-$25 total. Both young adult (YA) & adult titles are available. Genres include: Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Memoir, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi & Sociology! I hand selected each and every one of these titles, focusing on queer authors and authors of color. There’s truly something for everyone!

Ariana Torrence

About the book:
A workbook centered around learning and healing from childhood trauma and beyond. The foundation of this workbook is built upon the implementation of psychological theories and principles commonly used in therapeutic settings. The Healing Through Trauma Workbook provides structured questions based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Humanistic, and Psychodynamic approaches. This resource is designed to benefit anyone seeking a reliable and accessible mental health guide at their fingertips. This workbook covers a TON of important material that is beneficial to those who are beginning or continuing healing from traumatic experiences, the loss of a loved one, narcissistic abuse, and so much more. this workbook will expand your horizon and help individuals lead a happier and healthier life. This workbook focuses on psychological principles while also allowing individuals to pave the way toward what is important to them. Setting boundaries is an essential key to mental health and Healing Through Traumas’ focus is to help you discover yours!
About the author:
Ariana Torrence is actively immersed in expanding her knowledge in the field of clinical psychology. Her upbringing involved facing various traumatic events, notably the loss of her mother, Melissa Mercer Laneville, in 2014. Despite numerous hardships, Ariana overcame various obstacles to reach her current position. Her appreciation for journaling and creating empowering stories dates back to her childhood. After more than six years of focusing solely on academic writing, she felt compelled to develop a mental health workbook designed for anyone embarking on a journey of self-discovery.In addition to her scholarly pursuits, Ariana fulfills the roles of a devoted mother to a beautiful daughter and a distinguished U.S. Army Veteran. With a significant professional background in diverse mental health settings, Ariana currently focuses on essential psychological principles that she deems invaluable for the healing process. She aspires to advance her academic journey, acquiring additional expertise crucial for aiding individuals in overcoming challenges, particularly in situations where access to inpatient and outpatient services is limited.
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Demond Hicks

The Mindset Shift: A Powerful Collection Of 100 Affirmations: Hicks, Demond: 9798393317775: Books

Demond Hicks is an accomplished entrepreneur, author, and devoted father based in Indianapolis. With a passion for inspiring others, Demond has curated captivating content through his book, “Keys to Elevate,” and his popular podcast, “Over Tha Top.” He also organizes dynamic networking and vendor events, bringing like-minded individuals together. Known for promoting positivity, Demond’s powerful publication, “The Mindset Shift,” features 100 affirmations that empower readers to embrace their full potential. In Indianapolis and beyond, Demond Hicks is recognized as a beacon of inspiration, leaving an indelible mark on the entrepreneurial landscape.

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The Mindset Shift: A Powerful Collection Of 100 Affirmations a book by Demond Hicks (

Tristen Brenaé Johnson, Ph.D.

Tristen Brenaé Johnson, Ph.D. (she/her) is a TEDx Speaker, author, scholar, curriculum designer, and mother. She has over 10 years of experience in curriculum development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has a Ph.D. from Illinois State University. Her research centers on the experiences of Black women diversity practitioners in historically white institutions. She is the owner of The Tristen Johnson, LLC, a consulting business centered on facilitation, training, keynote speaking, and developing curriculum around leadership, DEI, team building, and more. She is the lead author of the children’s book Black History Explorer: My Name, Our Power! a book about a young boy learning the origin of his name and the names of Black people in the U.S. The book hopes to encourage children to embrace the power of their names and familial heritage.

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Now available at Rubber Rose!