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Guest Post Your Crossroads. Your Choice.

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I am going to choose a topic to talk about and that topic is fear.

As enlightened mammals we are both blessed and cursed with the ability to experience fear. Even the most primitive beings have the fear response, it is what keeps them out of harm’s way.  We are the only ones who have the nightmarish ability to manifest fear in our own minds, a place we can never escape from.

Or can we? Who’s to say that we can not simply and politely push that unnecessary fear into a deep, dark closet and lock the door. Then throw away the key. Having some level of fear is essential to sustaining your life. It’s what keeps you thinking twice about base jumping, driving with your eyes closed or playing outside with a metal rod in a lighting storm. It is the other fear, the stuff we manage to conjure up out of our very own worst nightmares. Why do we do it? Guess what – the answer might surprise you. More fear. That’s right folks – we fear success as much if not more than failure.

Why? Why does being successful create such a feeling of fear? It is for the same reason we fear failure – it is an unknown. If we live in a constant, a cyclical, routine existence then we will always know (for the most part) what to expect. Once we begin to step out of our comfort zone, we lose the ability to predict our future and therefore lose the (false) sense of control we thought we had over our mediocre routines.

When I started writing this book, I felt fear about admitting my true feelings. When it was accepted at Page Publishing, I felt fear that I was making a huge mistake, that I was some kind of fraud unworthy of having my work out in the universe. And when the book went public I felt fear. Fear that everyone was now going to have access to my innermost thoughts along this broken, staggered journey I am on.

Through the writing of Your crossroads. Your choice. I began to recognize this false fear. I began to kick it in the nuts so to speak and send it packing. I have felt the weight lift from my shoulders as I accepted my passion, embraced my journey and turned it into a witty, creative outlook on an otherwise commonplace journey. You see, my new friends, the things that happen to us in life are not what define us. Rather, it is the choices we make that make us who we are. I chose to feel success rather than fear. What will you choose?

 

About the Book

Title: Your crossroads. Your choice.

Author: EJ Apicello

Genre: Self-help

Welcome to my diary, my journey, as I tripped and crawled through the darkest time in my life- when I witnessed  people that I held incredibly close to me shatter my very existence with their words and actions. The things within this book spine are extremely raw and exceptionally real. You and I are going to get very close, the details in this book, although oddly general, are incredibly specific. Yes, I realize what I just said and as you read my words you will see what I mean. As you silently gasp and mentally bitch slap me, please be kind because my story is just that – my story. It is not any more or less special than yours. In fact the only difference between our stories are the choices we made at each of the crossroads in our lives. For most of my life the choices I made were not based on my happiness but on everyone else’s. This book describes what I have experienced in my journey to finding my happiness and hopefully never letting it go. Sadly, it took me thirty six years to find the strength I need to detoxify my life and self view and find someone who is worthy of my awesomeness. Thirty six years to shatter the negative foundation I had built shatter the ultimate representative I created to hide behind and begin the process of building a new foundation. Only this foundation will be built on strength, confidence and above all, happiness. So take a minute or thirty and sit with my story for a while. You never know what you might find out.

 

Author Bio

Welcome to my real, crazy, emotional, probably too honest journey. I am an everyday girl in this everyday world trying to keep my head above water and within the pages of this book you will learn about the things that have broken me down  and the steps I am taking to build back up. You will see, my new friends, that this story is written in a unique, general, conversational voice, which was my choice. I want you to be able to picture yourself in my shoes, relate my trials and tribulations to yours and see that you too can find your happiness. Even if you don’t realize this yet, every single one of us possesses things inside of ourselves that we didn’t know were there. It took my life taking a crazy right turn and dumping me at the lowest possible point before I could see the strength within myself. We are not defined by what we do, we are defined by the choices we make. I decided when I put pen to paper that I want my choices to start defining me as strong, confident, secure and above all else, happy. So, who am I? How about I tell you who I was – a self loathing shell of myself who put everyone else’s happiness before my own. Herein lies my story to find that happiness and all of the ups and downs along the way. See who I was and who I am trying to become and maybe, somewhere in there, you will find out a little about yourself too.

 

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@ejapicello

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Release Party The Seduction Expert

About the Book

Title: The Seduction Expert

Author: LA Baronne

Genre: Self-help, Relationships

After two best-sellers in France and Brazil, the seduction expert has now arrived in New York with her Vuitton luggage. She was the most famous seduction expert in France. She is now the most famous seduction expert in the world.

Imagine years spent in her company, during which she challenges the biggest heartbreakers… Years of analyzing, tracking and well-deserved revenge. All motivated by a single promise: to change the lives of all those women calling upon her services. A few women would swear that The Seduction Expert changed their lives. She is an iron hand in a velvet glove, a woman of honour, dressed in a designer suit. She is the Wonder Woman of modern times who owns Gucci shoes and Burberry coats. She is the kind of woman of action who brings emotional turmoil. Get her card, it’s much better than spending holidays in St Barth!

About the Author

La Baronne is a consultant, and human relations hold few secrets for her. She knows all the facets, even the smallest, as she has spent time studying the subject. In her opinion, love and human relations are simply a science integrating a complicated mechanism from which stem a number of principles, laws, equations and rules. Like a game of poker where you test different strategies at certain moments. Here you are bluffing, there you are betting, then you are laying the cards on the table and finally, you fold. In short, the factor “luck” does not exist for La Baronne, it has been invented by those that know nothing about it.

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Promo Post Become You

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About the Book

Front Book Cover FinalTitle: Become You

Author: Toneka R. Etienne, Ph.D.

Genre: Self-Help, Personal Development

Ready to create lasting transformation in your life? Become You reveals a practical lifestyle blueprint for the modern day woman. Begin your deep dive transformation by turning an honest, but loving mirror on your belief systems, habits, and spiritual life. This book will help you create a balanced lifestyle so that you can passionately pursue your goals and dreams without losing yourself in the process.

Author Bio

Book Tour PicToneka R. Etienne, Ph.D., is a Psychologist, wife, mother, Huffington Post contributor, and creator at http://www.tonekaetienne.com. Toneka is a self-love advocate encouraging women to balance their daily lives with the ambition to continually pursue their dreams. Her calling is to fully support women as they call soulful purpose and intention into their life and business connected to their deepest and most authentic selves. When she’s not holding sacred space for women’s transformation, Toneka can be found doing her favorite things: spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, reading, connecting with like-minded visionaries, and looking for divine inspiration.

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Release Day Paty Become You

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About the Book

Front Book Cover FinalTitle: Become You

Author: Toneka R. Etienne, Ph.D.

Genre: Self-Help, Personal Development

Ready to create lasting transformation in your life? Become You reveals a practical lifestyle blueprint for the modern day woman. Begin your deep dive transformation by turning an honest, but loving mirror on your belief systems, habits, and spiritual life. This book will help you create a balanced lifestyle so that you can passionately pursue your goals and dreams without losing yourself in the process.

Author Bio

Book Tour PicToneka R. Etienne, Ph.D., is a Psychologist, wife, mother, Huffington Post contributor, and creator at http://www.tonekaetienne.com. Toneka is a self-love advocate encouraging women to balance their daily lives with the ambition to continually pursue their dreams. Her calling is to fully support women as they call soulful purpose and intention into their life and business connected to their deepest and most authentic selves. When she’s not holding sacred space for women’s transformation, Toneka can be found doing her favorite things: spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, reading, connecting with like-minded visionaries, and looking for divine inspiration.

Links

www.tonekaetienne.com

www.instagram.com/tonekaetienne

www.facebook.com/tonekaretienne

www.periscope.tv/tonekaetienne

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Author Interview Seachange @ Work Tour

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I’d like to welcome Linda James to my blog. She’s the author of non-fiction / self help / mind, body and spirit book “Seachange @ Work”.

Have you been writing for a long time?

I have been writing courses and workshops since 2001.

What inspired you to start a writing career?

I wanted to share my concepts and ideas with more people, and the best way to do that was write a book.


Is Seachange @ Work your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.

Yes, Seachange @ Work is my first book. However I hope it is the first of many more to come.

Why did you choose to write non-fiction?

It was important for me to share my knowledge and help people in the workplace who were willing to take responsibility for their lives and create a more energised and supportive workplace for themselves and their colleagues.

However, I have some ideas for a humourous fiction book and a spiritual fiction book which I am looking forward to starting.


Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Really think about what you want to convey in your book. Build a good structure around each chapter before you start writing the content, then you achieve a good flow and it is much easier.


Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?

I am re-writing one of my courses on passion and purpose which I hope to publish later this year, and a book on intuition.

About the Book

23132069Title: Seachange @ Work: Discover what a difference an energised day makes!

Author: Linda James

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, Mind, Body and Spirit

Seachange @ Work brings ancient wisdom and energy techniques into the modern workplace to reshape our work habits, rejuvenate the work environment and create more personal energy. Author Linda Mary James has tailored this book for the 21st century workplace so the concepts can be incorporated seamlessly into the daily routine.

Linda shows readers how to track and manage their energy levels throughout the working day. She also looks afresh at the modern corporate environment, introducing the concept of the energy system of a business to illustrate the importance of a well-balanced workplace.

Seachange @ Work is structured around a typical working day. The book starts with the journey to work, takes readers through their working day and shows how to:

  • Create an ideal working day
  • Arrive at work feeling fresh and ready to take on the day
  • Understand the chakra energy of your business
  • Identify key areas that would benefit from an increase in energy flow
  • Create a supportive working environment
  • Easily introduce the beneficial effects of colour, gemstones/crystals, essential oils, flower essences, sound etc into your workplace
  • Be your authentic self in the workplace
  • See working relationships from a different angle
  • Maintain high productive energy all day.
  • Arrive home with energy to enjoy the rest of day
  • Work with passion and purpose

Each chapter provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance 5 minute exercises designed to help readers gain a greater awareness of their environment and develop the basic skills to sense and work with the energy around them. In this practical and engaging book, Linda James shows how, with small adjustments, readers will bring authentic, positive changes and increased energy to their working day.

Author Bio

Linda James small profile photoThe more Linda learnt about energy healing and spiritual wisdom, the more she discovered that we can incorporate it into our working life. She found that we can experience our working day in a more positive and energised way. Linda’s desire is to take ancient wisdom and energy techniques to the business world in a way that workers, managers and executives can understand and use to make positive changes for their personal wellbeing, the wellbeing of the staff and their colleagues, and the health of the business itself.

Linda Mary James was born in England, and spent time in Toronto, Canada before moving to live and work in Sydney, Australia. In writing Seachange @ Work Linda draws on more than 30 years’ management experience and concurrently over 15 years energy healing experience. She is a Certified Energy Healer, Holistic Counsellor and Transformational Life Coach, writer and teacher of inspirational courses in Sydney, Australia.

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https://www.facebook.com/linda.james.351756

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/linda-james/39/596/aa8

https://www.youtube.com/user/lindajamestv

www.lindajames.com

www.seachangewithin.com.au

Twitter:  Linda James @ LindaJa37222250

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Author Interview Ghost Writers Tour

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Today I’m interviewing David Shaw, author of self-help book “Ghost Writers”. Welcome to my blog, David!

1) How long have you been writing?

I started writing five years ago when I began my autobiography. I had previously been informed by a spirit guide several years earlier that I would write about my life dedicated to working with the spirit world but it almost took me an eternity to amass enough confidence to actually start writing. At school, I was told that I would never be involved in any sort of writing as I was absolutely hopeless at it!

 

2) Is Ghost Writers your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.

‘Ghost Writers’ is actually my third book, but my second published with Carina UK. My first book is titled ‘An Average Joe’s Search for the Meaning of Life’, and as mentioned in the first question, was my spiritual autobiography. My second book was titled ‘New Mediumship’. This book was transcribed to me through trance mediumship, which means that spirit people would tell me what to write. The aim of this book was to educate people who were interested in how mediumship works in a scientific means. New Mediumship was published under my pen name – spiritcounsellor.

 

3) Why did you choose to write about this topic?

The simple answer to this question is that I was told to write about this particular topic. I will begin my next book in January and I will sit at my keyboard during the ‘wee small hours’ and I will be given the title and subject by my spirit guides. In essence, I am at their mercy!

 

4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

I would advise any aspiring authors to forget about trying to become rich and famous through their writing – it rarely ever happens these days. I would always suggest that writers should have something important to say that may educate or enlighten a reader. The ability to change someone’s life through the power of the written word is something that ignites life with a passion that can rarely be equalled. Successful writing should always be measured in this context and not in how many books are downloaded.

 

5) Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?

I wish I did but it will be next year before I find out. I’m hoping that one day I will be able to write about real life angels – people who selflessly give everything they have in order to help others less fortunate than themselves. That’s my idea of real life heroes.

About the Book

Ghost Writers cover Title: Ghost Writers

Author: David Shaw

Genre: Self Help

In this life-affirming book, author David Shaw explores ten major themes that affect us all – and offers a unique way to engage with them. Whether it’s fear or forgiveness, credence or clarity, materialism or acceptance, Shaw gives us the benefit of ten spiritual authors who pen their intriguing and stimulating words through him as modern parables.

In doing so, they offer us a steadying rudder in the choppy, often violent, sea of life’s cruelties and uncertainties.

Presenting an engaging and fascinating blend of fiction and non-fiction, Ghost Writers presents in a non-stuffy style information, whose light-hearted humour belies its powerful emotional punch.

So sit back, relax and share David’s absorbing, gripping and spellbinding journey of a lifetime – and beyond.

Author Bio

David Shaw photoDAVID SHAW lives in Ayrshire with his wife, son, Labrador and a houseful of ghosts. When he is not writing books and magazine articles, David works as a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and Reiki healer. But his biggest passion is working with his spirit guides and connecting this world with the spirit dimension.

His only real aspiration is to be accepted as an Average Joe, oh, and to maybe see his favourite football team, Kilmarnock, actually win a game!

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Twitter: @sp_counsellor

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Promo Post The Longest Distance

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The Longest Distance 215Title: The Longest Distance

Author: David Scott

Genre: Spirituality, Self-Help, Inspiration and Personal Growth, Literary Fiction

Part love story, part adventure mystery, part travel guide for the soul, The Longest Distance is a meditation in traveling from our heads to our hearts, and an awakening to what lies within.

Shaken by tragedy in the wilds of Africa, Jeremy Braddock sets off in search of the answers to our questions about life, truth, and the all-too-trying-yet-wonderful emotion of love. From Kenya to Costa Rica – and a host of other venues along the way – the protagonist takes us on a rollercoaster ride and riveting journey that reveals to us the masters, the maniacal beauty of this planet, and the greatest mystery of all––the ‘one thing’ we came here to know. As with life itself, he is not alone in this adventure, with the many supporting characters providing him with mirrored reflections of love in its varied forms, and a windowed view into his soul. Armed with his wit, his will, and an ample dose of healthy humility, our vigilant warrior attempts to summon within himself the courage we must all find to see the face of Truth, and walk the path of a higher Love.

The Longest Distance evokes deeper contemplation à la Eat, Pray, Love with a level of discourse and discovery that will resonate with those who have been touched by the writings of Paulo Coehlo and Neale Donald Walsch. Interwoven within the tapestry of the novel and in between each storied tale is an uplifting dialogue with Jeremy’s higher self — the Friend that points the way. What adds to TLD’s universal appeal is the inspirational guest appearances of a myriad of Masters – from poets to statesmen to those of the cloth – along with each chapter’s unveiling of a key ‘quality’ that, when pieced together, helps to reveal the greater picture at hand — the Love within the love that beckons us home.

The Longest Distance is a sleuth of spirit and treasure hunt of the heart that awakens our soul and provides yet another clue for the curious, a jewel for the romanticist in us all.

Author Bio

David Scott A180_1David Scott was born in the United States, and raised in the world. He currently resides in Singapore, but remains deeply connected to the passion that is Paris, the power shift that finds its new home in Asia, and the movement to co-create and cooperate that had its genesis for him in America; its inspiration both within and throughout.

David has spent his career in the field of education, his life in the field of service. He is perhaps best known for his contributions as an accomplished entrepreneur, investor and leader in education, establishing and stewarding innovative school systems of size and scope in North America, the Middle East and Pacific Asia. He has played both visionary leader and humble student, with each measure of the world his teacher. David’s work in education and support of the life sciences has provided hope for a more advanced, equitable and sustainable means to greater health and life for those he has been privileged in knowing.

The central theme of both his scholarship as an educationist and his work as an author is the delicate but essential role of relationships. David’s travels have provided a cross-cultural perspective on relationships of a human nature. His discovery of the inner worlds through meditation and study of various teachings has offered a glimpse into the power of the possible that resides within. It is this he seeks to help unveil in all through education and transformative writing.

With a poetic note and romantic view to the worlds available to us all, David Scott’s writing explores relationships of a higher nature, with a particular emphasis on the Masters and their timely messages. His novel The Longest Distance has been called a meditation from the head to the heart, and an awakening to what lies within. It serves as a pathway to the eternal that is ours to claim.

David may be recognized in the world for his contributions to education. Yet, he remains humbled by the many lessons—the gifts—the world has bestowed upon him as his teacher.

He now remains at your service as an author.

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Where to buy the book:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Longest-Distance-David-Scott/dp/0991301404/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403016203&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Longest+Distance

Author’s website:

http://www.authordavidscott.com

Social Media Links:

Facebook Fan Page: David Scotthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Scott/286797880734

Twitter: @DScottwriteshttps://twitter.com/DScottwrites

Linkedin: David Scott https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=343774943&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=AzS5&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tarId%3A1403016853989%2Ctas%3ADavid%20Scott%2Cidx%3A2-1-2

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