Masters of Health Magazine April 2019 - Page 23

"Once a seasoned journalist but now a distinguished scholar and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Laurie has immersed herself in the academic study of suffering, in addition to the depth her own life story provides. . . . When it comes to dealing with personal struggle, she has infinite wisdom."

— From the Foreword by DAN RATHER

Book "Five Gifts"

Laurie Nadel, PhD, is an expert on mental health and climate change. She has been interviewed in The New York Times, National Public Radio, Reuters, and A specialist in acute stress, she is a member of a critical incident stress management team working with first responders.

After losing her home during Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Laurie ran long term support groups for survivors. From 2003 to 2005, she directed a program for teenagers whose fathers were killed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and wrote the script for After the Fall: The Rise of a 9/11 Community Center, narrated by Dan Rather.

Her four-time bestseller, Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power, was featured twice on Oprah. A journalist for 20 years, Dr. Laurie reported for Newsweek and United Press International in South America, wrote TV news for CBS, ABC News, and Reuters Television, and was a religion columnist for The New York Times Long Island section.

The Five Gifts: Discovering Healing, Hope and Strength When Disaster Strikes, is her seventh book.

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HCI Books has donated The Five Gifts to every school in the country that has suffered a mass shooting, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL where 17 people were killed and 17 injured in a mass shooting on February 14th. In addition to donating additional books to MDS High School, HCI Books is giving The Five Gifts to the Broward County Fire Chiefs Association and the Broward County Crime Commission.