Sunday, August 12, 2007

National Best Selling Book Help I Need A Fan reviewed By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (RAWSISTAZ.com)


National Best Selling Book Help I Need A Fan reviewed By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (RAWSISTAZ.com)

Imagine the stress and fear that assails a perfectly healthy vegetarian who exercises and does everything right when she is suddenly attacked by strange body pain, waves of heat followed by icy chills and mood swings that threaten everyone around her. Then there is the loss of libido in a woman who has enjoyed sex with the best of them. Suddenly, she is no longer interested and doesn't want to be bothered by her husband.

This was Rashida Aisha Ali's introduction to menopause; or a pause from men as she puts it, exactly as the name implies. She takes us through her rollercoaster journey of Hormone Replacement Therapy back to the natural remedies. Ms. Ali lets us in on her most intimate thoughts and feelings as she attempts to survive the ups and downs of a situation that seems to be forbidden to discuss. And think about it: did your mother tell you anything at all about menopause? Or do women brush by it as if it doesn't happen?

In a delightful, informative manner, Ms. Ali gives all the gory details of the change of life for women of a certain age. In addition, she includes the wonderful changes that also occur in the midst of physical and mental turmoil. I got a little confused a couple of times regarding the sequence of events but in spite of that, it explains so well the inner rage and shock that women feel after they've told themselves it will never happen to them; they will never lose their libido - that's for others. It is an excellent read for those who have not yet reached this "certain age" and want to know what to expect.

Book Description

Help I Need A Fan is a non fictional account of the author's spiritual journey in quest of the divine purpose of menopause. Her search for answers was extensive begining with a plea to God as to His purpose for placing this awesomely taxing and sometimes debilitating trial upon the woman. At this time over fifty million women from the baby boom generation are going through menopause at the rate of 4,000 per day.

From hundreds of intertviews with menopausal women, through endless research, along with actually experiencing for eight years this change of life, she was divinely inspired with answers as to why God placed this physiology into the woman, as well as the great reward and benefit that comes from going through this change of life or rite of passage.


This account focuses not on the ill-effects that women experience during this climacteric change but conversely, the beauty and spirituality that emerges. Help I Need A Fan is about change, growth, renewal and transformation. It is triple sex rated, laced with humorous anecdotes and moments of sensitivity. It offers fresh new ideas and understanding of a age-old malady that leads to acceptance and peace of mind, body and soul. The concepts rendered are refreshing, as well as empowering and leaves the reader on a spiritual high!

Excerpted from Help I Need a Fan: A Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess by Rashida A. Ali. Copyright © 2004. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
I complained night and day about the burdens that God had placed upon the woman, PMS, menstral cramps, monthly bleeding, labor pains, child birth, post partum blues, depression, child rearing, cooking, cleaning, scrubbing, laundry, nursing, and overall serving. The list goes on and on, you know as the saying goes, "A woman's work is never done." I did all but curse God Himself. The fact that I did not was an indication to me that I still had a healthy fear of the Lord and at least an inkling of a self-accusing spirit remaining. Armed with that faith, though as small as a musterd seed, I sat out on my spiritual journey in quest of the sacrosanctness and divinity of this awful condition, menopause, which plagues and haunts the woman at the peak of her life.

Help I Need A Fan

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: House of ra Publishing Company (April 2004)
ISBN-10: 0974762709
ISBN-13: 978-0974762708


You may purchase Rashida Aisha Ali's National Best Selling Book Help I Need A Fan at www.bn.com or www.amazon.com

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

National Best Selline Author Rashida Aisha Ali Announces New Blog


New York, New York - National Best Selling Author Rashida Aisha Ali announces new blog at http://rashidaaishaali.blogspot.com/. The new blog was created keep readers updated on the latest book related news regarding National Best Selling Author Rashida Aisha Ali.

Rashida has been featured as a special guest author at the Queens Book Fair (www.queensbookfair.com) in NYC. The 2007 Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 in Queens, New York.

Rashida Aisha Ali is an author, artist, educator and philanthropist who lectures nationwide catering to female audiences, conducting workshops, seminars and symposiums on women related topics such as health and wellness, natural healing with alternative approaches, sexuality, male/female relationships and matters relating to the spiritual and metaphysical realm.

She is a poet and author of several books on spirituality, health, romance and lyrical verse including: Inner Sanctum, The Highest Joy, A song For You, The Healing Power Of God and Music Color and Medicine-A Healing For The Nations, Lyrical Butterfly (anthology) and Louisiana Lynching (biography).

Her credentials include: Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Metaphysics, Master Herbalist, and a member of the Grand Lodge of The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis.

As a healer and visionary she is a modest and low key woman of little recognized acclaim, yet for over thirty years she has mobilized her practice traveling extensively throughout the world, from the Coast of South America through the West Indies and Caribbean Islands throughout the United States and North America to far reaching continents of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, laying on healing hands and spreading her philosophy on health, beauty, love, joy, peace and happiness.

Her self published works, through her own publishing company, The House of Ra, have sold around the globe in prestigious bookstores as well as being housed in public libraries.

Ms Ali’s appearance is twenty years younger than her natural age for she practices the philosophy that she teaches on the secret to the fountain of youth. She possesses a delightful personality and delivers charming, witty and entertaining presentations. Her writing is a gift of spirit and her pen has been a constant love, companion and hearts desire that continues to express and produce her life works.


Help I Need a Fan: A Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess
Click to order via Amazon

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: House of ra Publishing Company;
Pub. Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0974762709

Help I Need A Fan is a non-fictional account of the author's spiritual journey in quest of the divine purpose of menopause. Her search for answers were extensive beginning with a plea to God as to His purpose for placing this awesomely taxing and sometimes debilitating trial upon the woman. At this time over fifty million women from the baby boom generation are going through menopause at a rate of 4000 per day.

From hundreds of interviews with menopausal women, through endless research, along with actually experiencing for eight years this change of life, she was divinely inspired with answers as to why God placed this physiology into the woman, as well as the great reward and benefit that comes from going through this change of life or rite of passage.

This account focuses not on the ill-effects that women experience during this climacteric change but conversely, the beauty and spirituality that emerges. Help I Need A Fan is about change, growth, renewal and transformation. It is triple sex rated, laced with humorous anecdotes and moments of sensitivity. It offers fresh new ideas and understanding of an age-old malady that leads to acceptance and peace of mind, body and soul. The concepts rendered are refreshing, as well as empowering and leaves the reader renewed and on a spiritual high!

Visit our blog at http://rashidaaishaali.blogspot.com//


To Purchase Rashida Aisha Ali's National Best Selling Book‘Help I Need a Fan, a Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess’ via paypal you may email rashidaali@comcast.net Payment amount $16.95, you may also purchase book at www.bn.com or www.amazon.com

Rashida Aisha Ali


Rashida Aisha Ali
Author of Help I Need a Fan


Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce of Literary World

October 5, 2005



Q. Who is Rashida Aisha Ali?

A. Rashida Ali is an author, poet, artist, dramatist, educator, philanthropist and mother of three children.


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Q. What inspired you to write the book Help I Need a Fan?

A. My inspiration came after suffering many maladies after the onset of Menopause. For generations this subject has always been a taboo and hush, hush secret among the female population. Menopause is not a subject that is taught in schools nor by most mothers, mine included.

Therefore, I had little knowledge of what to expect, except hot flashes. Little did I know that there were many more uncomfortable symptoms that came with this change of life. I became totally distressed and depressed, and all but cursed at God for putting such laborious trials on the woman, such as menstrual cramps, child birth, labor pains, child rearing, never ending house work, help mate to the husband etc. As the saying goes “A woman’s work is never done.”

My husband at the time was a minister. His words of wisdom to me were, “If God placed this physiology into the woman then there must be something of divine. It is for you to pray and find out what it is.” So, that I did. My answered prayer resulted in the thesis of this book, ‘Help I Need a Fan, a Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess.’


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Q. How did you come about the title?

A. In the early 1980’s I was living in Phoenix Arizona where daily temperatures soared above 100 degrees daily. My best girl friend and I were lamenting the fact that we had no husbands or significant other. We were hot as hell, weather wise and other wise.

For amusement she shared with me a story from her child hood. When she was a small girl she and her six sisters would play a hand game with a chant that went like this, “I’m hot, I’m hot, and I don’t need a fan I need a man!” Her grandmother would always run outside and scold them, telling them to stop playing that game, though never telling them why.

Since they could never figure out themselves what was wrong with it, they continued just out of her ear reach. After laughing hysterically we resurrected the little girl chat only with the fervor and understanding of big girls, daily clapping our hand and chanting, “I’m hot, I’m hot and I don’t need a fan I need a man!”

Fifteen years later living now in Miami Florida that also boast hot summer climates I am married and hot, but this time hot not from temperature heat or lustful heat but from biological heat. In an attempt to amuse myself and cool myself, I once again resurrected that childhood chant with a bit of a twist, “I’m hot, I’m hot and I don’t need a man, I need a fan! By the end of the manuscript that chant evolved into the name of the book, ‘Help I Need a Fan!”


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Q. Please give the readers a brief synopsis of your books.

A. Help I Need a Fan is a non-fictional account of my spiritual journey in quest of the divine purpose of Menopause. My search for answers were extensive beginning with a plea to God as to His purpose for placing this awesomely taxing and sometimes debilitating trial upon the woman.

At this time over fifty million women from the baby boom generation are going through Menopause at the rate of 4,000 per day. This account focuses not on the ill-effect that women experience during this climacteric change but conversely, the beauty and spirituality that emerges. Help I Need a Fan is about change growth, renewal and transformation.

It is laced with humorous anecdotes and moments of sensitivity. It offers fresh new ideas and understanding of an age-old malady that leads to acceptance and peace of mind body and soul. The concepts rendered are refreshing, as well as empowering and leaves the readers, both male and female on a spiritual high.


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Q. How long did it take you to write Help I Need a Fan?

A. It took me about nine years to complete the manuscript in that it was based on a passage of life. The journey chronicles the various stages that I experienced from the first hot flash to cessation.


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Q. Have you written other books?

A. Yes I have written eight other books that are published and a few other manuscripts that are as yet unpublished.


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Q. What type of atmosphere do you need to write?

A. The ideal atmosphere for most writing is of course one that is tranquil and serene; however for me the ideal is one that I seldom have the luxury of experiencing. In addition to being an author I also own and operate a publishing house in which I am constantly engaged in editing and proofing the work of other writers.

I also am the founder and executive director of a non-profit foundation Children of the Sun, that assist handicapped, orphaned, at risk and underprivileged children, with educational needs, food, clothing and shelter, while at the same time functioning as a single parent who home schools three children ages eleven, fifteen, and seventeen, as well as being on call as a part-time substitute teacher for the Miami public school system. In between all of the above duties and late in the night and in the wee hours of morning, whenever time and circumstance permits……….. I write.


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Q. Are you currently working on another book?

A. No I am not. I am currently in the process of publishing two other writers, whose work will be out within the next few months.


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Q. What message would you like your reader to receive from reading Help I Need a Fan?

A. The message I would like readers to receive is that hard trials are a necessary and inevitable part of life. They not only establish truths but they make us stronger. Likewise change is an inevitable part of life, oft times leading to progression.

How we perceive the changes that occur in our lives and how we go through the many trials and tribulation that we most assuredly will be confronted with in life, will determine the quality of the end result and no matter what phase or stage of life we find ourselves in we must love ourselves unconditionally, embrace the changes and give thanks for precious ongoing life!


To Purchase Rashida Aisha Ali's National Best Selling Book‘Help I Need a Fan, a Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess’ via paypal you may email rashidaali@comcast.net Payment amount $16.95, you may also purchase book at www.bn.com or www.amazon.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Miami, Florida – Menopause skyrocketing among Baby Boomers (over fifty million) at rate of 4,000 per day

Miami, Florida – Menopause is skyrocketing among Baby Boomers (over fifty million) at rate of 4,000 per day. Rashida Aisha Ali author of Help I Need A Fan – A Rites of Passage from Women to Goddess takes readers on a spiritual journey in of the divine purpose of menopause. Her book Help I Need A Fan details her search for answers, which begin with a plea to God as to his purpose for placing this awesomely taxing and sometimes debilitating trial upon the women.

From hundreds of interviews with menopausal women, through endless research, along with actually experiencing for eight years this change of life, she was divinely inspired with answers as to why God placed this physiology into the women, as well as the great reward and benefits that comes from going through this change of life or rite of passage. Oprah Winfrey recently announced on national television that she has chosen a new book on menopause as her bible.


The book focuses not on the ill-effects that women experience during this climacteric change but, conversely, the beauty and spirituality that emerges. Help I Need A Fan is about change, growth, renewal and transformation. It is triple sex rated, laced with humorous anecdotes and moments of sensitivity. It offers fresh new ideas and understanding of an age-old malady that leads to acceptance and peace of mind, body, and soul.

The concepts rendered are refreshing, as well as empowering and leave the reader renewed and on a spiritual high!

She is a poet and author of several books on spirituality, health, romance and lyrical verse including: Inner Sanctum, The Highest Joy, A song For You, The Healing Power Of God and Music Color and Medicine-A Healing For The Nations, Lyrical Butterfly (anthology) and Louisiana Lynching (biography).


Her credentials include: Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Metaphysics, Master Herbalist, and a member of the Grand Lodge of The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis. As a healer and visionary she is a modest and low key woman of little recognized acclaim, yet for over thirty years she has mobilized her practice traveling extensively throughout the world, from the Coast of South America through the West Indies and Caribbean Islands throughout the United States and North America to far reaching continents of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, laying on healing hands and spreading her philosophy on health, beauty, love, joy, peace and happiness.


Her self published works, through her own publishing company, The House of Ra, have sold around the globe in prestigious bookstores as well as being housed in public libraries. Ms Ali’s appearance is twenty years younger than her natural age for she practices the philosophy that she teaches on the secret to the fountain of youth. She possesses a delightful personality and delivers charming, witty and entertaining presentations. Her writing is a gift of spirit and her pen has been a constant love, companion and hearts desire that continues to express and produce her life works.


Help I Need a Fan: A Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess
Click to order via www.bn.com, www.amazon.com

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: House of Ra Publishing Company;
Pub. Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0974762709


Help I Need A Fan is a non-fictional account of the author's spiritual journey in quest of the divine purpose of menopause. Her search for answers were extensive beginning with a plea to God as to His purpose for placing this awesomely taxing and sometimes debilitating trial upon the woman. At this time over fifty million women from the baby boom generation are going through menopause at a rate of 4000 per day.


From hundreds of interviews with menopausal women, through endless research, along with actually experiencing for eight years this change of life, she was divinely inspired with answers as to why God placed this physiology into the woman, as well as the great reward and benefit that comes from going through this change of life or rite of passage.


This account focuses not on the ill-effects that women experience during this climacteric change but conversely, the beauty and spirituality that emerges. Help I Need A Fan is about change, growth, renewal and transformation. It is triple sex rated, laced with humorous anecdotes and moments of sensitivity. It offers fresh new ideas and understanding of an age-old malady that leads to acceptance and peace of mind, body and soul. The concepts rendered are refreshing, as well as empowering and leaves the reader renewed and on a spiritual high!

To order Rashida Aisha Ali's national best selling book Help I Need A Fan - A Rites of Passage from Women to Goddess log on to our web site below. Rashida Aisha Ali was featured at the Queens Book Fair April 30, 2005 in NYC. The Queens Book Fair was located at the Jamaica Farmers Market Harvest Room 90-40 160th Street, Jamaica, New York.

For more information on the upcoming 2007 Queens Book Fair log on to http://www.queensbookfair.com

Help I Need a Fan: A Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess
Click to order via www.bn.com, www.amazon.com

You may also via paypal by emailing rashidaali@comcast.net

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: House of Ra Publishing Company;
Pub. Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0974762709

Oprah Winfrey announces on national television that she has chosen a book on menopause as her new bible


Oprah Winfrey announces on national television that she has chosen a book on menopause as her new bible.

House of Ra Publishing Company announces the release of its latest book, Help I Need a Fan-A Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess, by author Rashida Ali. This work is a non-fictional testimonial of the divine benefits of menopause. Not only is Oprah menopausal and suffering from the effects of its condition, but so are women around the globe.

She announced on her national television show that a menopause book had become her new bible. Women from the baby boom generation are entering into menopause at the rate of 4,000 per day. The new age concepts contained in this work prove to be invaluable for the physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual well being of women.

Seventy-six million Americans were born between 1946 and 1964, the years that have become known as the baby boom. The first set of women from these years (over fifty-million), are well into their fifties and are now experiencing debilitating symptoms of this syndrome known as menopause. The author herself is among this group of women and after experiencing for the past nine years the many phases of this phenomenon, now offers a refreshing account with natural and alternative solutions to the traditional pharmaceutical therapy.

“This is not only a timely message but unique as well”, said Iris Rafia, House of Ra’s marketing manager, “because rather than focusing on the ill effects, it conversely from a spiritual and metaphysical perspective, focuses on positive change, growth and renewal, with a brand new understanding of this age old malady”. This journey from woman to goddess will transform the thinking and antiquated beliefs and concepts of menopause and elevate the woman to physical and spiritual wholeness.

“Not only baby boom women but women of all generations along with male readers will benefit from this experience”, Rafia said. “The concepts rendered are refreshing as well as empowering and leaves the reader on a spiritual high!”

The author is available for interviews, workshops, and speaking engagements. (See attached bio and fee schedule).

Help I Need a Fan will be available in book stores soon; but can be purchased now on www.Amazon.com or www.bn.com

National Best Selling Book by Rashida Aisha Ali Help I Need a Fan


National Best Selling Book by Rashida Aisha Ali
Help I Need a Fan: A Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess
Book Available at www.bn.com and www.amazon.com


Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: House of ra Publishing Company;
Pub. Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0974762709

To purchase book using paypal email rashidaali@comcast.net

Rashida Aisha Ali


Rashida Aisha Ali is an author, artist, educator and philanthropist who lectures nationwide catering to female audiences, conducting workshops, seminars and symposiums on women related topics such as health and wellness, natural healing with alternative approaches, sexuality, male/female relationships and matters relating to the spiritual and metaphysical realm.

She is a poet and author of several books on spirituality, health, romance and lyrical verse including: Inner Sanctum, The Highest Joy, A song For You, The Healing Power Of God and Music Color and Medicine-A Healing For The Nations, Lyrical Butterfly (anthology) and Louisiana Lynching (biography).

Her credentials include: Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Metaphysics, Master Herbalist, and a member of the Grand Lodge of The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis.

As a healer and visionary she is a modest and low key woman of little recognized acclaim, yet for over thirty years she has mobilized her practice traveling extensively throughout the world, from the Coast of South America through the West Indies and Caribbean Islands throughout the United States and North America to far reaching continents of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, laying on healing hands and spreading her philosophy on health, beauty, love, joy, peace and happiness.

Her self published works, through her own publishing company, The House of Ra, have sold around the globe in prestigious bookstores as well as being housed in public libraries.

Ms Ali’s appearance is twenty years younger than her natural age for she practices the philosophy that she teaches on the secret to the fountain of youth. She possesses a delightful personality and delivers charming, witty and entertaining presentations. Her writing is a gift of spirit and her pen has been a constant love, companion and hearts desire that continues to express and produce her life works.



Help I Need a Fan: A Rite of Passage from Woman to Goddess
Click to order via Amazon

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: House of ra Publishing Company;
Pub. Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0974762709

Help I Need A Fan is a non-fictional account of the author's spiritual journey in quest of the divine purpose of menopause. Her search for answers were extensive beginning with a plea to God as to His purpose for placing this awesomely taxing and sometimes debilitating trial upon the woman. At this time over fifty million women from the baby boom generation are going through menopause at a rate of 4000 per day.

From hundreds of interviews with menopausal women, through endless research, along with actually experiencing for eight years this change of life, she was divinely inspired with answers as to why God placed this physiology into the woman, as well as the great reward and benefit that comes from going through this change of life or rite of passage.

This account focuses not on the ill-effects that women experience during this climacteric change but conversely, the beauty and spirituality that emerges. Help I Need A Fan is about change, growth, renewal and transformation. It is triple sex rated, laced with humorous anecdotes and moments of sensitivity. It offers fresh new ideas and understanding of an age-old malady that leads to acceptance and peace of mind, body and soul. The concepts rendered are refreshing, as well as empowering and leaves the reader renewed and on a spiritual high!