Fall 2012

Seen & Heard

Simple, Fresh & Healthy: A Collection of Seasonal Recipes

Linda Gelsomin Hafner ’70   
(Beaufort Books, April 4, 2011)

At the end of the day, gather around the table for a simple, fresh, and healthy meal. With her farm-fresh focus and divide-and-conquer strategy, Linda Gelsomin Hafner ’70 believes it’s entirely do-able, even for those with the busiest schedules. Linda has developed a repertoire of simple, delicious, and visually stunning recipes that celebrate local seasonal produce. She’s a master at cooking in easy increments, so that meals come together in a flash at the end of a busy day. In the time it takes to cook a pound of pasta, Linda can prepare her vibrant Pure Plum Tomato Sauce from scratch. Her signature After-Dinner Salad is much easier and more nutritious than a prepackaged salad mix drenched in preservatives and processed salad dressing. While fresh, healthy meals are her priority, she is also famous for fabulous, indulgent desserts such as her Sublime Strawberry Trifle and Happy Birthday Chocolate Cake. With Linda, it’s all about finding the balance between nourishing the body and fueling the family spirit. For more information or to order, visit www.beaufortbooks.com.

One in the Spirit

John V. Leadem (M.S.W. ’93) and Elaine M. Leadem (M.S.W. ’91)   
(Morris Publishing, 2010)

John (’93) and Elaine Leadem (’91) have written One in the Spirit, which is a meditative course in spiritual and emotional intimacy written for couples involved in 12-step fellowships. When the honeymoon of early recovery fades, most of us become keenly aware that there is a great deal more to do after taking a First Step. This course is designed to help you and your partner apply the principles of recovery from addictive illnesses to your relationship. This is a guide for examining lost love and the pathway for being “in” love. John and Elaine have written two other books titled Clearing Away the Wreckage of the Past: A Task Oriented Guide for Completing Steps 4 through 7 and Surveying the Wreckage a Guide to the Fourth Step.  For more information or to order any of the above books, visit www.leademcounseling.com.


The Women’s Fibromyalgia Toolkit

Written by Dawn Marcus, M.D., ’82
(DiaMedica, Apr 10, 2012)

A fibromyalgia diagnosis doesn’t have to be a bewildering journey through chronic pain, medical visits, medicines, and other treatment plans, especially with a helpful resource like The Woman’s Fibromyalgia Toolkit, which Dr. Marcus co-wrote with Dr. Atul Deodhar. This book offers invaluable information for patients and practitioners alike. Whether your diagnosis is recent, or you have weathered the complexities of fibromyalgia for many years, this solutions-oriented guide will serve you well. Fibromyalgia issues and flares tend to vary in intensity from one patient to another, so the practical summaries and comprehensive tracking logs are great tools for measuring the impact of symptoms, exercise, and relaxation. By following the tips for effective communication with your doctor, you can avoid frustration and always be prepared to discuss concerns at your appointment. The authors offer hope, understanding, and a useful plan of action for millions who suffer from fibromyalgia—75-90 percent of whom are women. For more information or to order, visit www.dawnmarcusmd.com.

Stanley Seagull

Illustrated by Colleen Gedrich ’02
(Tribute Books, June 27, 2011)

Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature. Colleen Gedrich ’02 illustrated this children’s book, which is written by Cathy Mazur. Colleen is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University and enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Other recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations (A Different Kind of Hero), and book covers (With God There Is Hope). Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich ’76, and paints murals for children’s nurseries. For more information or to order, visit www.tribute-books.com.

Square Bear

M.W. Penn (Marianne Waering Prokop ’66)
MathWord Press, LLC (December 23, 2011)

Marianne Waering Prokop ’66, (Pen name, M.W. Penn), has published a new book, Square Bear. A math fairytale of polygons, the story of Square Bear, Rectangle Horse, Triangle Prince, and the beautiful Polygon Princess, along with a not-so-very- ferocious Disk Dragon, teaches children the math terms we use to name shapes in a plane and does it in an engaging fashion. The author spends a great deal of time presenting at various regional professional conferences. She also visits classrooms and conducts book signings. You can visit her website of math and poetry for children at www.MWPenn.com and also see the book at mathwordpress.com/books.

If you are a Marywood graduate with a new work—book, music, film, video, art—that has recently been published, produced, performed, or exhibited, let us know! Write to “Seen & Heard,” Marywood Magazine, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509, or MarywoodMag@marywood.edu (subject line: “Seen & Heard”). Because of the overwhelming popularity of this section, it may take a few issues for your submission to appear in print.

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