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About the Author

Dr. Glen Hepker has doctorate degrees in psychology and traditional Chinese health arts. He is a part-time individual and marital counselor, a wellness coach, and a master instructor of tai chi chuan, chi kung, kung fu, refined meditation/guided imagery, and associated health/wellness arts (which are intrinsically inclusive of the quite broad and ages-old benevolent, altruistic, and empathetic health/wellness philosophy set forth in his book - along with acupuncture/pressure, nutritional arts, herbal arts, tui na, stretching arts - *though he does not practice acupuncture or nutrition as a living). Accordingly, and over many decades, he has humbly worked toward realizing deeper and deeper insight into these health and wellness arts and congruent philosophy, and putting it all into practical application on a daily basis.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463687125
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463687120
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,033,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is amazing. It is a good read and very thought provoking! The book made me look at my life from an emotional/mental, spiritual, and physical aspect. It encouraged me that we can all make improvements in our life and that we should all strive to live life to the fullest and appreciate each and every day. One concept that really stands out in my mind is Dr. Hepker's numberous references to doing the right thing for the right sake, without the need for selfish recognition! How many times have we done the right thing for the right sake but needed the recogition for doing what is right? That really makes me think about me as a person and how doing the right thing for the right sake, without the need for selfish recogntion plays a part in my life. I will truly strive to move toward this goal as an individual.

I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in making positive changes in their life.

I have the privilege of knowing Dr. Hepker. He is an extremely intelligent and amazing man and definitely portrays his beliefs in this book in his daily life!

Great job, Glen!
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A big resounding bravo! This is an extremely important work. It is surprising that such a serious book is categorized in the Self-Help genre, not where I would expect to find such writing. Even while attempting to draw from decades of experience as a philosophy professor, I find it difficult to gauge the importance of this book; though, no matter, it should be viewed as with great respect and appreciation. It is extremely well written, and it concisely connects an AMAZING number of significantly profound and deeply meaningful dots in a way that is mind boggling. It punches hard, yet does so in a loving, empathetic, and unpretentious way. I am very thankful to have had the great fortune of reading it. I plan to spread the word!
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I've had the privilege of meeting Dr. Hepker on several occasions and I can assure any potential readers that the message of his book is the same that he teaches his students and the same that he lives by. "A Glimpse of Heaven" is not intended to be an esoteric exploration of the meaning of existence, but rather a practical approach to improving one's state of mind and thus his or her life in general. It is a message that is easy to understand but a real challenge to live by day to day, and yet most things that are worth doing require real effort to produce the desired result. In other words, nothing of value comes easily.

This book is a reminder to the weary traveler that the journey of life is best experienced one step at a time. In a world were we are constantly struggling to get to the next thing, we often forget to appreciate the here and now. Dr. Hepker's book is, as the title states, a glimpse of something better that is within the reach of any individual who is willing to let go of the baggage that weighs him down so that he might rise to meet it.
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Dr. Hepkers book is truly a gift to anyone looking to better themselves and the world around them. I have had the priveledge to be mentored by Dr. Hepker and get a personal insight into the notion of true health through true responsibility. As a member of our Law Enforcement community I commend Dr. Hepker for his vision and teachings. I hope you take the time to read his book and realize what a wonderful World we would live in if we all could see A Glimpse of Heaven.
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A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN by author GLEN HEPKER is deserving of a *****5 Star review today.
This book is powerful, thought provoking and can help you change for the better.
Body, spirit, mind, health, emotions all create a circle and affect everything else. This book should be
approached as fine dinning, taking your time - savoring - enjoying. Well written, helpful on multiple levels.
I enjoyed A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN. I can recommend it to you for self help, physical, spiritual and otherwise.
You will look inside yourself when you read this.
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Articulate and very well written, Dr. Glen Hepker’s “A Glimpse of Heaven” is not only a general overview of time honored practices for achieving greater spiritual and physical fulfillment, it also serves as a helpful reference guide. From relaxation and meditation to liquidity of movement and healthier eating habits; from perseverance and true effort to true faith and forgiveness; from responsibility to ourselves and others to true appreciation of being in the moment, Dr. Hepker carefully explains why these subjects (and more!) are so important for our own health as well as the health of society as a whole. In addition, gentle suggestions are given along the way about how we can practice these vital areas in our own daily lives. Ultimately, because the book also emphasizes how negativity weighs us down and we need balance in our lives, I couldn’t help but wonder this: Perhaps worldwide greed, political duplicity, and aggression might be lessened if more people read and experienced this inspirational and informative book!
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Making the world a better place will not be possible unless we first make ourselves better humans being. No - that wasn’t a typo. We can all do much better with how we are being as humans. That is what will ultimately result in a better world. The notion of focusing on the growth and betterment of all aspects of the self is why I love, A Glimpse of Heaven.

This is an excellent book for those who are serious about up-leveling their health, wellbeing and experience of life at deeper levels. A Glimpse of Heaven is an insightful set of theories and steps for people who are courageous enough to own the responsibility for improving their state of emotional, physical and spiritual health. I love how Dr. Hepker positions “life as an art” (there’s always room for improvement - deeper insight) and encourages taking “True Responsibility for our own health and wellbeing.” Common sense, but sadly not commonly practiced or embraced by so many.

I completely agree with Dr. Hepker’s points referring to dishonesty as a disease. We do ourselves and others a great dis-service by not being compassionate, empathetic and honest. If we all embraced and exhibited those qualities it would be so obvious how much more alike we are than different! Being hypocritical and judgmental divides us from each other and keeps us divided from our true selves and our Source.

“Doing the right thing for the right sake” is also one of my favorite sentiments in this book. We can make things very complicated so as to use complication as an excuse for being dishonest or exhibiting bad behavior. But it’s not complicated to do the right thing if you decide that is the kind of person you are - one who does the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do, whether or not there’s an apparent benefit to you.

I believe that if you embrace and practice Dr. Hepker’s philosophy of “True Health” you will indeed experience a Glimpse of Heaven!
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