What is Peace?

Peace is something we all desire more of, especially as the world becomes more confusing and volatile. Find out how people from all walks of life find peace, calm and a feeling of stability every day. “What is Peace? Messages From the Heart” is a powerful compilation of quotes and inspirational thoughts that reveals how people of all traditions, backgrounds, and walks of life experience the presence of peace in their lives.


Some of the public figures included in these pages are: Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, actor Steve Guttenberg, Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner, Vice Admiral U.S. Navy,Diego Hernandez, Forbes 400 Neil Bluhm…and many more! This book is a labor of love that human rights activist/Former MissWorld USA Lexie Brockway Potamkin has been working on for several years. The inspirational quotes and personal thoughts come alive with vibrant, peaceful artwork by world-renowned artist, Anatoly Ivanov.

Art by Anatoly Ivanov


Anatoly Ivanov’s work blends imaginative fantasy with spiritual and humanistic overtones. Many of the art pieces include intricate details that you may discover new things each time you view. Raised in a Moscow orphanage, he went on to study as the prestigious Moscow Academy of Art and worked as an illustrator for the Moscow Children’s Literature Publishing House. His desire to be free of ideological chains led him to immigrate to the United States with his wife and daughter in 1979. He is considered the leading innovator of lush, painstakingly detailed art work that spans the entire emotional gamut. He is also illustrator of Ol’ Jakes Lucky Day and The Pied Piper of Hamlin. He lives with his family in New Jersey.