Wellbriety Book Club
The Wellbriety Movement is launching a new expansion of the Wellbriety Store by introducing our Wellbriety Book of the Month Club. Our hope is to attract books written by people from our communities, or from people who work in our communities that have extensive knowledge about using the culture for our healing and to enhance the Wellbriety Movement.
Each month, we will select the Wellbriety Book of the Month and advertise it throughout our networks to encourage people to read it. All selected books are read and reviewed by us first.
If you have written a book that you would like for us to consider, please email at and we will give you more information on how to apply. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 719-495-6378.
- The book of the month of July is called “The Final Approach” by Lyle Prouse.
This is the story of the first airline pilot ever arrested and sent to prison for flying under the influence. He was fired by his airline, stripped of his FAA licenses, tried, convicted, and sent to Federal prison. This was a first. It had never occurred before.
Lyle Prouse came from a WWII housing project in Kansas and an alcoholic family where both parents died as a result of alcoholism. He rose through the ranks of the United States Marine Corps from private to captain, from an infantryman to a fighter pilot. He made his way to the pinnacle of commercial aviation, airline captain…then lost it all.
Today he is a recovering alcoholic with over 28 years of continuous sobriety. This story describes his rise from the ashes of complete destruction from which he was never to fly again. It is full of miracles that defy all manner of odds.
In a long and arduous journey, he eventually regained his FAA licenses. He never fought his termination; he considered it fair and appropriate. Miraculously, after nearly four years, the President/CEO of his airline personally reinstated him to full flight despite the adverse publicity and embarrassment. In effect, the President/CEO gambled his own career by taking such a risk on a convicted felon and publicly acknowledged alcoholic pilot. In another stunning event, the judge who tried, sentenced, and sent him to prison watched his journey and reappeared eight years after the trial. He became the driving force behind a Presidential pardon, although he’d never supported a petition for pardon in all his years on the bench. Lyle retired honorably as a 747 captain for the airline he’d so horribly embarrassed and disgraced. He lives with his wife of nearly 56 years and has five grandchildren.
He continues to work with all the major airlines in their alcohol programs. He is also active in his Native American community, and he provides hope to those struggling with the disease of alcoholism, no matter who they are or where they are.Congratulations, Lyle Prouse!
You could purchase his book on Amazon.com https://tinyurl.com/
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- The book of the month of August is called “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times” by Dr. Anita L. Sanchez.Anita Sanchez, PhD, Aztec tribe and Mexican American, trainer in diversity/equity/inclusion consultant, speaker to business, and author of the international award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts. Anita leads an annual journey into the sacred headwaters of the Amazon to learn from the Achuar and Sapara people in order to help business leaders and their families remember who they are, what they are, and their intimate connection to our Mother Earth. Indigenous Wisdom is essential at this time of acknowledging the fear, suffering, and of supporting consciousness rising. Anita will share indigenous prophecy; wisdom to support us! In addition, she will have us explore the four sacred gifts given to all humanity for us to create harmony with ourselves, other people, and the earth. Find deep wisdom of elders, Don Coyhis, Mohican, and others from all continents as they come together to give you the four gifts, guides to transformation and wholeness.Congratulations, Anita Sanchez!
You could purchase her book on Amazon.com https://tinyurl.com/yb3dlnkl or visit her website at www.FourSacredGifts.com
- The book of the month of September is called “Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America” by William L. White.
William White, Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems, has worked in the addictions field since 1969 and has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 21 books, including Slaying the Dragon – The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America; Let’s Go Make Some History: Chronicles of the New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement; and Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research, and Practice (co-edited with Dr. John Kelly); and his recently released book, Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Advocacy. For the past 25 years, his work has focused on mapping the prevalence, pathways, styles, and stages of long-term addiction recovery. Slaying the Dragon is the product of more than 20 years of research, the book is the remarkable story of America’s personal and institutional responses to alcoholism and other addictions. It is the story of mutual aid societies: the Washingtonians, the Blue Ribbon Reform Clubs, the Ollapod Club, the United Order of Ex-Boozers, the Jacoby Club, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Women for Sobriety. It is a story of addiction treatment institutions from the inebriate asylums and the Keely Institutes to Hazelden and Parkside. It is a story of evolving treatment interventions that range from water cures and mandatory sterilization to aversion therapies and methadone maintenance. Author William White provides a sweeping and engaging history of one of America’s most enduring problems and the profession that was born to respond to it.
Congratulations, William L. White!
You could purchase his book on Amazon.com https://tinyurl.com/y5yvhdcy or call directly to the Publisher at 888-547-8271.
- The Book of the month for October is called “Daily Medicine” by Wayne William Snellgrove.
Wayne William Snellgrove, a Saulteaux Indian, born Swayne Ivan Smoke, from Fishing Lake First Nation, Canada. He is a 60s scoop genocide survivor. A 2x USA Swimming National Champion and former USA Swimming National Team member.
Daily Medicine, a spiritual prayer book, contains 366 meditations focused on Indigenous healing and spirituality. With love and gratitude, Wayne William Snellgrove gives readers the gift of his listening. He communicates directly with Spirit and interprets the messages he receives for all of us to use.
Daily Medicine is meant to show us how to continue walking our path with love, honor and clarity and can help guide anyone looking to grow and heal their spirit.
Congratulations, Wayne William Snellgrove!
You could purchase his book on amazon.com/https://tinyurl.com/y3qbsj895
- The Book of the month for November is called “Drums Along the Fox” by Rick Church.
Rick Church is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation. He is a Marine Combat veteran of Vietnam and a former state trooper. He was a Special Agent in undercover narcotics and dangerous drugs for the Department of Justice and an investigator for a C.I.A. Contractor. Rick is a graduate of the FBI Academy Quantico Command College and has a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and has taught college-level Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology course work to undergraduates and graduate students.
Arizona based Native American ex-cop and private investigator Noel Two Horses, agrees to accept a stolen vehicle public defender case at the urging of his partner Claire Blue Crow. However, the defendant may also be charged with murder because a body was in the trunk of the stolen car he was driving. When the defendant’s elderly brother steps in and hires both Blue Crow and Two Horses to help prove his brother’s innocence the case rabidly transitions into a spinning maze of multiple drug cartel-related homicides. The two must hide their client from the cartel while trying to establish his innocence to the court. The task may be insurmountable when it is discovered that he and his brother shared a long history with the drug cartel.Congratulations, Rick Church!You could purchase his book on https://www.amazon.com/Drums-along-Fox-Rick-Church/dp/1951886046 6.
- The Book of the month for December is called Flying Horse: Stories for Healing the Soul Wound by Donna Schindler.Flying Horse: Stories of Healing the Soul Wound is about the historical trauma of tribes in California and the Navajo Nation. A white psychiatrist shares the truths she has learned about historical trauma in this book which has been called ‘prophetic’ by Reverend Mathew Fox. Starting with her childhood in South Texas and Bermuda, she takes us on a journey during which she had to confront her own racial biases and denial of the truth in order to work as a cross-cultural psychiatrist with a Maori mental health team in New Zealand, the Navajo Nation and California Native Americans. Painful stories intermingled with otherworldly encounters and her own dreams inform her work in trying to help heal what has been called by some Native Elders, ‘the sound wound.’ After three decades of work with indigenous peoples, the author knows the power of sharing stories.Congratulations, Donna Schindler.!
You could purchase his book on https://tinyurl.com/y5v4xptqIf you have written a book that you would like for us to consider, please email and we will give you more information on how to apply. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 719(495)-6378.Thank you!