Patrick Rurka held a book signing last Tuesday at Rimbey Value Drug Mart. His new book,Your Roots are Showing, A Pharmacist’s Guide to Growing Your Best Self, is available at Value Drug Mart in Rimbey and also through Amazon. Pictured are Heather and Patrick Rurka and Doreen and Chad who purchased a signed copy of the book. Treena Mielke Photo

Rimbey pharmacist, Patrick Rurka’s book, Your Roots are Showing, now available

Patrick Rurka’s new book now on the shelves and available through Amazon

Patrick Rurka is the kind of guy who sees the best in everyone.

Unfortunately, most people don’t see what he sees.

Rurka would like to change their perspective and help them to see the best, not only in themselves, but in others.

In his book, Your Roots are Showing, A Pharmacist’s Guide to Growing Your Best Self, Rurka encourages the reader to look at their roots and learn how to heal them and how to take control of their thoughts.

“For over a decade, I stood behind the pharmacy counter every day, helping people by giving them medications. But medications don’t fix root problems. Root problems are only fixed once you step up and start to do the work.” (page 34, Your Roots are Showing).

Rurka’s book offers readers the tools needed to make positive lifestyle choices, change their emotional thinking from negative to positive and empowers them to be in charge of their own health and happiness.

The book, Your Roots are Showing, was born of the author’s desire to make a difference in the health and well being of others.

For many years he was happy with his career choice of being a pharmacist, but over time he began to feel a sense of discontent and restlessness.

He noted that many people who came into the pharmacy suffered from similar problems that were tangled up in their own root systems and were hoping for a magic pill to fix these issues.

“My years in the pharmacy, mixed with my discoveries of the connection of thoughts and emotions made it clearer that self-image and mindeset play a major role in our health.” (pages 32,33)

In 2017, Rurka sold the family pharmacy to pursue a passion for improving not just the health of his clients, but their happiness and sense of connection.

Together with his wife, Heather, Rurka developed the Phasco Health Program that provides people with an assortment of tools and actions that allow them to take control of their health and ultimately their lives.

The health program has proved popular and the Rurkas are pleased that they have been able to reach out to many people and made a positive difference.

But, Patrick Rurka, who, by his own admission, is a born storyteller, decided writing a book using the concepts developed in the Phasco Health Program would have the potential to make a difference on a larger scale.

Rurka is happy he was able to write a book that will help people grow and be the best they can be and already the author has ideas for another book.

“My purpose in life is helping people find their path to happiness and helping people know that they can be the light that I see in them.”

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