"As a sage once said, 'God invented men and women, because God loves stories.' These stories compiled by Mark Andreas, tasted one by one, each morning or evening, can transmit real-world reminders about how changing our behavior can change the behavior of others and that the right words, used skillfully and with heart, can turn a life around." -- Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Journeys of Socrates "personal email from Dan Millman"
"There's an old saying that some conflicts are so difficult that only a story can heal them. Mark Andreas has done us a great service with this collection of extraordinary stories that have this inspirational quality." -- William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes, author of The Power of a Positive No "Personal email from William Ury"
"In the immortal words of songwriter Nick Lowe: What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? This book is a charming and moving book about peace, love, creativity and understanding. I predict that you will be inspired by the stories in this book. One of them may even save your life someday." -- Bill O'Hanlon, featured Oprah guest and author of Do One Thing Different "Personal email from Bill O'Hanlon"
"The stories in this book can teach you more than any academic course or workshop. They are not 'case studies;' they are life itself." -- Mark Gerzon, President of Mediators Foundation, author of Leading Through Conflict (Harvard Busi "Personal email from Mark Gerzon"
About the Author
Mark received his undergraduate degree in Peace and Global Studies at Earlham College, after which he got two years of hands-on experience in conflict mediation and leadership as a counselor/trip-leader for the Monarch Center for Family Healing. He was in charge of facilitating groups of "troubled" youth on a round-the-clock basis both in individual therapy and group process during three-week-long backpacking expeditions throughout the western United States.
Mark currently offers individual sessions assisting people in achieving life-goals and resolving limitations using NLP and other methods for personal dev