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1-800-Laughing-Out-Loud

A former Navy Seal’s straight-talking, often irreverent, and funny look at self-discovery

Another Inspirational Book
by Chris Bent

 

 

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1-800-LAUGHING-OUT-LOUD is the fourth volume of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books about Life Values, Family, Self Respect, Good and Evil. This book explores the unique aspects of Life’s Value Proposition and engages our brain to think about ourselves and others in relationship to what is going on in the world and in our own backyards. Written in short chapters, Chris Bent’s wit and humor tackle some serious, and not so serious, subjects and will have you laughing out loud, and sometimes wondering if you should be laughing at all….. This book is a straight-talking, often irreverent and funny look at self-discovery.

It hopes to revitalize your spirit with, humor, hope and inspiration.

With what Chris Bent refers to as his “writs and wit,” this book invites examination of modern day issues that are shaping our world’s morality and its very future.

 

 

See the other Inspirational Books by Chris Bent

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Book 1 – 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 1)

OK, so you are unhappy….. Who isn’t?

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 1) is the first book in a series of volumes of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books that instill leadership qualities and a sense of spirit.

This book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way. You won’t find any sugar-coated, politically correct, or inhibiting false diplomacy in the impactful, straight forward views of events and issues that are shaping our world’s morality and its very future.

 

Book 2 – 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 2)

OK, so you are unhappy….. Who isn’t?

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 2) is the second in a series of volumes of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books that instill leadership qualities and a sense of spirit.

This book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way. You won’t find any sugar-coated, politically correct, or inhibiting false diplomacy in the impactful, straight forward views of events and issues that are shaping our world’s morality and its very future.

 

1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY

OK, so you are mystified by relationships and life….. Who isn’t?

1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY is the third volume of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent. This book explores the unique relationships between men and women, kids and parents. It is an inspirational, straight-talking, often irreverent and humorous journey of self-discovery about relationships and life. Written in short, insightful chapters of what Chris Bent refers to as his “writs and wit,” this book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way.

 

 

 

Available From:

* Amazon * B&N Nook * Smashwords * iBook Store *

 

Meet The Author: Chris Bent

Chris_Bent_Holding_Books_2Chris Bent graduated from Yale and became a Navy SEAL UDT-21. He had the honor of recovering several spacecraft, including Gemini 6/7 & AS-201, the very first Apollo Spacecraft to go into space. After the Navy he worked in retailing in various stores including Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, Brooks Bros, J.CREW, and even the World Wrestling Federation. He and his wife now run one of the most successful independent women’s accessory stores in the country.

Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.
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A former Navy SEAL officer of UDT-21 . Author of the book series 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY. A father, husband, and patriot. Loves his country and his dogs. HOOYAH!

 

Connect with: Chris Bent

Author Website

* Amazon * Facebook * Twitter * Google+ *

* YouTube * Pinterest * GoodReads *

* Shelfari * LibraryThing *

 

 

 

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The Power To Blaze Your Own Trail – Using gratitude and self acceptance to love yourself, heal your life and finally do what you love

by Cary David Richards

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Your life can launch into the stratosphere! Or it can continue to suck. Your choice.

Imagine how it would feel to completely heal your life, to love yourself unconditionally and to express overwhelming gratitude on a daily basis.

Self acceptance is fundamental to our ability to have joy and serenity in our lives. Unfortunately for so many of us self acceptance remains a distant hoped for dream.

Bestselling Author Cary David Richards has done it again. With insight and humor he has shown us how to stop taking ourselves so seriously and develop the self confidence and self love that will enable us to set sail into the uncharted waters of self discovery.

Do you know what your bliss is? Are you following it?

If not, why not?

Cary invites you to think out of the box and listen to that different drummer that has lain dormant for so many years.

˃˃˃ How quitting your job, automating your income and finally following your bliss could be a real possibility for you!

Perhaps you love your job and everything in your life is working perfectly. You have high self esteem and truly love everything about your life.

Odds are that is not the case.

If that were true you probably wouldn’t be reading this.

No, the vast majority of people fall into a category that ranges somewhere between a vague sense of dissatisfaction to downright loathing of their situation and their present career or job. Their self esteem tends to be low and trending lower as they fight for some sort of control in an out of control world.

Many people have followed the traditional route in our society. the one where you get good grades in school, go to college, graduate, get a good job, work for forty or fifty years and then retire.

What used to be known as the American dream is a castle made of smoke and there is a strong wind blowing. The traditional route doesn’t tend to bring you the fulfillment you seek and perhaps never really did.

˃˃˃ Things are different in the 21st century.

Not only are the answers different but the fundamental questions have changed.

Those questions and answers will be different for every individual and are very personal and specific. Many times they tend to be a square peg that doesn’t fit very well into the round hole of the traditional model.

In his latest book bestselling author and entrepreneur Cary David Richards takes you on a journey of self love and empowerment that prepares you for designing your own lifestyle around the things that you have identified as most important for yourself.

At last you can follow your bliss and design the life that truly speaks to your soul.

 

 

 

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1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY

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1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY

OK, so you are mystified by relationships and life….. Who isn’t? 

Another Inspirational Book
by Chris Bent

1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY is the third volume of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent. This book explores the unique relationships between men and women, kids and parents. It is an inspirational, straight-talking, often irreverent and humorous journey of self-discovery about relationships and life. Written in short, insightful chapters of what Chris Bent refers to as his “writs and wit,” this book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way.

 

Get Your Copy Here

 

 

See the other Inspirational Books by Chris Bent

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY
(Book 1 & 2)

by Chris Bent

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Book 1 – 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 1)

OK, so you are unhappy….. Who isn’t?

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 1) is the first book in a series of volumes of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books that instill leadership qualities and a sense of spirit.

This book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way. You won’t find any sugar-coated, politically correct, or inhibiting false diplomacy in the impactful, straight forward views of events and issues that are shaping our world’s morality and its very future.

 

Book 2 – 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 2)

OK, so you are unhappy….. Who isn’t?

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 2) is the second in a series of volumes of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books that instill leadership qualities and a sense of spirit.

This book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way. You won’t find any sugar-coated, politically correct, or inhibiting false diplomacy in the impactful, straight forward views of events and issues that are shaping our world’s morality and its very future.

Available From:

* Amazon * B&N Nook * Smashwords * iBook Store *

 

Meet The Author: Chris Bent

Chris_Bent_Holding_Books_2Chris Bent graduated from Yale and became a Navy SEAL UDT-21. He had the honor of recovering several spacecraft, including Gemini 6/7 & AS-201, the very first Apollo Spacecraft to go into space. After the Navy he worked in retailing in various stores including Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, Brooks Bros, J.CREW, and even the World Wrestling Federation. He and his wife now run one of the most successful independent women’s accessory stores in the country.

Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.
Chris_Bent_Picture
A former Navy SEAL officer of UDT-21 . Author of the book series 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY. A father, husband, and patriot. Loves his country and his dogs. HOOYAH!

 

Connect with: Chris Bent

Author Website

* Amazon * Facebook * Twitter * Google+ *

* YouTube * Pinterest * GoodReads *

* Shelfari * LibraryThing *

 

 

 

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Inspiring Interview with Author: Maranda Evans

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Meet Maranda Evans

 

Troubled, By Maranda Evans, is a true story based on the life of Maranda Evans. After the tragic death of a few loved ones, she struggles to find her purpose in life over a ten-year period. While losing everything, Maranda forgets what she learned as a child. Abuse, love and scandalous men break her down piece by piece. Will she make it through these struggles and become the woman she always wanted to be, or will her bad decisions ruin her life forever?  Get Your Copy HERE.

 

Interview:

 

Tell us about your book? What inspired you to write it?

Maranda Evans Troubled-My book is entitled Troubled and it is the first book I have ever written and published. It was self-published and released on April 21, 2014. Troubled is what I refer to as a “written testimony.” It is 98 pages of every problem I have experienced in my life since I lost my father in 2004 to where I am now. Abuse, love, depression, and all the other things that young women go through when growing up without a father. I decided that instead of letting my past defeat me I would use it as a testimony to start a women empowerment movement.

 

 How did writing this book help you?

-It took me about 2 months to write Troubled. Since I was a young girl I have always kept journals about the things I experienced in my everyday life. I was a depressed child for 10 years of my life. From 2004 to 2014 I wrote down my feelings instead of talking about them. A pen and paper were my best friend. When I finished this book I literally let out the biggest breath because it was as if so much was lifted off of my shoulders. I felt complete, happy, and like I had accomplished something that not many 22 year old women can say they have. It began to become a movement when I realized that there are so many young women out there who struggle with the same problems every day and they give up on life. I’m a graduate student, accounting/marketing specialist, and an author at age 22. If I can do it, they can do it.

 

Was it difficult to share your personal experiences with others in this book?

-It was more difficult to re-live the incidents in this book rather than writing the contents of the book as a whole. Only God can judge me so even though every word in this book is true and all of my personal even sexual details are in it, it doesn’t bother me what people think of me afterwards. A lot of people asked why I didn’t change my name into a fictional character. I didn’t change my name because I wanted every person that has or will read my book that has had at least one of the situations happen to them to know they are not alone. No one can trust or open up to somebody they can’t relate to. I can’t lead women into a better direction from pain and loss if I haven’t been honest enough to say, “I’ve been there. This is how you become better.”

 

Was there someone special in your life that encouraged you to follow your passion?

-All of my friends, family, and loved ones support me during this journey. Everyone keeps telling me not to give up on my dream. I have had more people tell me I encourage them to follow their dreams as well. I lost my father in 2004 to murder, my grandfather in 2005 to cancer, and my godfather in 2007 to heart failure. Those three men, even though they’re no longer with me physically, helped me finish something that was just an idea. I promised all three of them when I was little girl that I would be successful and make them proud. I lost sight of that promise but by the grace of God I turned around from that life and created new beginnings. I know that they would be very proud of me and they would tell me, “Keep pushing Randa, you’re on a wonderful path.” My mother raised me alone and I was a very difficult child. The contents of my novel are hard for her to think about but she is my biggest supporter and encourages me every step of the way. She took care of me now it is time for me to take care of her.

 

What’s next? Is there something you’re working on now?

-I am currently working on the launch of my website that will be finished by the one year anniversary of Troubled, April 21, 2015. Also I am working on getting donations through GoFundMe to raise money to buy books for less fortunate women who can’t afford to purchase them. The donations also will go to gifts, seminars for young women, and anything that will help me get the Troubled brand out into the world. There will also be a website release party/meet the author event where I can invite the community out to learn about the changes I plan to make and the things I plan to do with my book. I am hoping a lot of young women are able to make it to this event. This will be my second event. I hosted a book signing in February and it was great. I’ve been doing everything by myself for a year now while also working full time and going to school full time. There are so many more things that I have planned for my book as well as my movement but nothing is done without hard work, dedication, and money.

 

What do you hope readers will “take away” from reading your book?

-One thing I want every reader to take away from my book is, “Never let your past determine what your future will hold.” I always hope that my readers see the meaning of the story instead of the words on the page. In other words, don’t read the story just to know what I have done in my life or have a pessimistic view. The story was creating to build perseverance in a world filled with adversity. At age 22, I am at a very good place in my life and I have accomplished many things including getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 3.5 years. However, if you read the things that I was doing in high school and college you would never think someone can come out of some of the things I fell into.

 

Who do you think will benefit most from this book? Who are you speaking to?

-The people I believe will benefit most from my book would be young women who are about to go into college and mothers who have daughters in their teenage years. Older women are more mature and are able to look at my story and say “You need to talk to my daughter” versus a young girl reading my book and saying, “I need to talk to you” or “Can you help me?” They would benefit more because I can be there before they get into a situation that can be avoided. I am a very strong Christian because my spiritual maturity has grown since I wrote this book. I have a few girls that I mentor now and they text me as soon as they have a question, problem, or just need overall support. The more lives I can change and the more young women I can save will make me that much happier. My ultimate goal is to be a leader and I will not stop until that goal is accomplished.

 

Get Your Copy of Troubled

~ Find Maranda on FACEBOOK and TWITTER ~

Blog: http://troubledthebook.tumblr.com/

 

 

 

 

Explore the darkest depths of poverty, addiction & bullying

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It Takes A Fool:
A Tough Lesson Learned
On Bullying

 

by Sasha Dreams

 

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Life couldn’t be sweeter for ten year old Sasha…
She’s the darling of her fifth grade class and her best friend always has her back…just like a sister. But simmering beneath the beautiful life are the dark secrets her parents harbor, secrets that slowly wind their way around the heart of the family, choking the life from Sasha. Helpless, afraid and alone, she fights the only way she can but her desperate quest for survival could lead to her own destruction!

It Takes a Fool explores the darkest depths of poverty, addiction and bullying, and how even the innocence of a child can be twisted into something monstrous. Sasha will do all she can to survive a nightmare she can’t wake up from, but in protecting herself, she might just destroy everyone around her.

 

 

About the Author

sashadreams-pic1Sasha Dreams is a no one from nowhere, pregnant with dreams. She dreams of hope, ambition, fulfillment and success. Sasha has learned from the mistakes of her childhood and transformed her weaknesses into strengths. Sasha believes wholeheartedly that writing is healing. At times throughout her writing process it was painful, but now that the tears have dried and the past forgiven, a horribly beautiful story has emerged. Follow Sasha on her journey as a writer, business woman, wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Watch as her dreams come true.

Connect with Sasha: Website & Twitter

 

 

 

An Amazing Story of Triumph

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It Takes A Fool:
A Tough Lesson Learned On Bullying

 

by Sasha Dreams

 

 

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Life couldn’t be sweeter for ten year old Sasha…
She’s the darling of her fifth grade class and her best friend always has her back…just like a sister. But simmering beneath the beautiful life are the dark secrets her parents harbor, secrets that slowly wind their way around the heart of the family, choking the life from Sasha. Helpless, afraid and alone, she fights the only way she can but her desperate quest for survival could lead to her own destruction!

It Takes a Fool explores the darkest depths of poverty, addiction and bullying, and how even the innocence of a child can be twisted into something monstrous. Sasha will do all she can to survive a nightmare she can’t wake up from, but in protecting herself, she might just destroy everyone around her.

 

 

About the Author

sashadreams-pic1Sasha Dreams is a no one from nowhere, pregnant with dreams. She dreams of hope, ambition, fulfillment and success. Sasha has learned from the mistakes of her childhood and transformed her weaknesses into strengths. Sasha believes wholeheartedly that writing is healing. At times throughout her writing process it was painful, but now that the tears have dried and the past forgiven, a horribly beautiful story has emerged. Follow Sasha on her journey as a writer, business woman, wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Watch as her dreams come true.

Connect with Sasha: Website & Twitter

 

 

 

A Compelling Story that must be read….

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It Takes A Fool:
A Tough Lesson Learned On Bullying

 

by Sasha Dreams

 

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Life couldn’t be sweeter for ten year old Sasha…
She’s the darling of her fifth grade class and her best friend always has her back…just like a sister. But simmering beneath the beautiful life are the dark secrets her parents harbor, secrets that slowly wind their way around the heart of the family, choking the life from Sasha. Helpless, afraid and alone, she fights the only way she can but her desperate quest for survival could lead to her own destruction!

It Takes a Fool explores the darkest depths of poverty, addiction and bullying, and how even the innocence of a child can be twisted into something monstrous. Sasha will do all she can to survive a nightmare she can’t wake up from, but in protecting herself, she might just destroy everyone around her.

 

 

About the Author

sashadreams-pic1Sasha Dreams is a no one from nowhere, pregnant with dreams. She dreams of hope, ambition, fulfillment and success. Sasha has learned from the mistakes of her childhood and transformed her weaknesses into strengths. Sasha believes wholeheartedly that writing is healing. At times throughout her writing process it was painful, but now that the tears have dried and the past forgiven, a horribly beautiful story has emerged. Follow Sasha on her journey as a writer, business woman, wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Watch as her dreams come true.

Connect with Sasha: Website & Twitter

 

 

 

Interview with: Atiya – The Marriage Strategist

Interview with: Atiya
The Marriage Strategist

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ATIYA, founder of The Marriage Tree, has over the past 20 years, dedicated her life to honing her craft and, indeed, her calling – to empower, build and maximize human potential by affecting profound transformation in people’s attitudes, perspectives and behaviors. She has been the catalyst responsible for inspiring countless people worldwide to realize their dreams and achieve joy, success and fulfillment in life.

Now she’s bringing all her past experiences, education, and business-development skills from her considerable history as a speaker, author and life coach to focus on her core message: marital harmony ~ extended and profound.

Atiya is a publisher and  the author of several life empowering books including: Purposeful Dating.

 

Interview

You have had an amazing career, for over 20 years, in which you have helped people worldwide to realize their dreams and achieve joy, success and fulfillment in life. How did you transition from a “life” coach to a “marriage” coach?

My core message has always been healthy marriages and relationships. And many of the programs I am rolling out today were programs in development years ago and simply fine-tuned in the appropriate season to introduce them.

I realized about a year and a half ago that the season for me to focus on my core message was now, and so I worked with Dr. Towanna Freeman a Business Coach and Coach for Coaches, of Black Life Coaches Network of which I am one of the original members, to help me make that transition.

 

What led you to launch “the Marriage Tree?”

The Marriage Tree has been in existence for many many years behind the scenes. Only when the season arrived to launch it publically did I make it known. It is my offering, my gift and I walk in it gladly and with gratitude.

 

How do you help couples to revive their relationships?atiya-tree

I help them to go to the root of the problem or issue, along with helping them to clarify their relationship goals and individual’s dreams and passions, and give them tools to create a dynamic and synergistic relationship on a soul level.

 

What have you found to be some of the biggest reasons or contributors that cause the love and romance to die in relationships?

The biggest reasons I have found that deteriorates relationships and marriages are 1). Secrets/Non Transparency; 2). Infidelity 3). Not Leaving and Cleaving; 4). Wrong Intentions and/or Dishonest/Dishonorable coming together at the onset of the relationship.

 

How does your personal experience with 2 divorces and 3 marriages help you to guide other couples?

I deal with truth and straightforward words. There are patterns to relationship success and relationship failures. Mine was no different. I learned much in my past marriages and still learning even in my soul connection.

From the first one I learned to be true to who I am. I learned that I don’t have to apologize for being me or ever be afraid to speak my truth. I learned that I don’t have to be ashamed of my past or my pain and that I can stand in my power and on my incredible possibilities. I learned that I don’t have to shrink for someone to accept me and love me for fear of being alone. I learned that when I’m called to do something, I just have to step out on faith and as my mama used to say, just have the faith of the grain of a mustard seed, and move those mountains, even if I have to do it alone! Because in truth I’m never alone. I learned to step outside of my comfort zone because I do not do the world any favors by playing small and I certainly don’t do my relationship well because when I do, I give others permission to treat me small. I learned that I don’t have to hide my light because I’m sharing space with someone else. I learned that being extraordinary is not based on gender and as a woman; I can have my cake and eat it to. But I had to step back a minute to even see what kind of cake I really liked and not just keep eating what someone else was serving me.
From the second one I learned to accept nothing less than what I deserve and the truth is I deserve the best. Call it what you will – high maintenance or whatever, I don’t have to apologize for who I am. I’m not common, therefore you can’t handle me like I am. I learned to hold myself accountable for the choices I make and to take responsibility for my success on all levels. I learned that being humble does not mean being a sacrificial lamb and that being grateful does not mean accepting anything that comes my way. I don’t have to accept abuse or an unhealthy relationship. I learned that yes mistakes happen, but mistakes do not have to exist. I learned that I can turn my disappointment into an opportunity.
Overall, I learned that I don’t have to be somebody’s second or third choice. I wanted and had a right to be the first choice, but in order for that to be my reality, I had to make some changes and those changes perhaps came in me having to lose my disposition in order to take my rightful position. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t advocate running from relationship to relationship or marriage to marriage. I encourage making the best decision at the jump street and coming to the table with the right intentions. If your intentions aren’t right the relationship’s not going to be right.

Marriages can and will last when people go into marriage the way marriage was intended. However often, people go into it expecting their lives to stay the same and that is not how it is. There is a higher purpose for marriage and it is that higher purpose that I guide my clients with, regardless of my own personal journey. Going through what I have gone through enhancing the information I have at my disposal.

 

You are the author of several inspiring books. Tell us about your book “Purposeful Dating.” What do you mean by “Purposeful Dating?”Atiya - purposeful dating

Everything we do in our lives must have an aim and purpose in order to exponentially benefit from our efforts. That includes the dating process as well. Whether you are looking for a friend or someone to marry, the mindset going into building a relationship is very important to your outcome, as well as the experiences you have along the way. Purposeful Dating is a about manifesting the love of your life through the power of courtship.

 

Your husband Ingram is an active part of The Marriage Tree Coaching service. How do the two of you work together to help couples?

I am a certified trainer-for-trainer, over 20-years of ministerial experience, and have been doing life coaching and speaking for over 22-years. Ingram is an award winning community coach with over 12-years in athletic coaching and mentoring people of all ages; he has a background in restorative justice and within the last year completed a life coaching course.

We synergize and use the best from our education and training, skills sets, and life experience to help couples in all areas of their relationship and life. Together we have a plethora of information and experience extending over 40-years and in terms of marriage we have a combined total of close to 30-years of marital experience.

I am able to offer a seasoned perspective and learning from past mistakes as a twice divorced person, and Ingram is able to offer a fresh perspective this being his only marriage relationship and what it takes to get it right the first time.

 

Ingram is from the UK and you from the US. How did the two of you meet? And how were you able to trust again in love after 2 divorces?

atiya ingramWe met online. He was up for an award and I was releasing at that time my first book, From Ordinary to Extraordinary, 1st Edition. He asked me to give him feedback on a video he had produced. After that first conversation, it was evident that it was a meeting that was meant to happen. We started to communicate pretty regularly and he started booking me for radio interviews across the United Kingdom and the Caribbean and I started offering him informal coaching.

A friendship developed from there, and not too long after that 8-9 months later we were married. My heart never closed to love or the ideal of love. Where trust came into the picture was to ensure that the person that was destined to be my husband was taken to court in such a way that there would be no false intentions or pretenses in that I was looking and desiring a soul/spirit-level connection because my husband and I, whoever that was to be, had a very special earth mission and he had to authentically be The One I have been waiting for, for real, otherwise, it wasn’t happening.

 

What do you hope that readers of “Purposeful Dating” will take away from your book?

I don’t want them to take anything away from my book, I want them to gain something from it and that is information that will help them to have their own soul-to-soul connection. I want readers to develop courage to do things a little bit differently…okay a lot differently…to get a very different outcome. If you want something different, you have to do something different.

 

How to Connect with Atiya

The Marriage Tree:  http://www.themarriagetree.net
Atiya on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Atiyakm
Purposeful Dating – Amazon Order Page
Atiyas Light Publishing: http://www.atiyaslight.com

 

 

Interview with the Inspiring Marilyn Redmond

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Interview with the Inspiring
Marilyn Redmond

Author of:

The Real Meaning of 2012 –
Heaven on Earth

 

How would you describe the amazing work that you do?

I have been blessed with communication to the spirit world. The silent voice inside from meditation guides me and relates information to share in channeling, writing, and counseling others. Some people label this voice as angels, guides, masters, archangels and God. I am fortunate to hear all these voices.

 

You have been able to trigger dramatic healing in your clients. Can you tell us about the therapies that you do and the types of challenges that you are most effective in treating?

I love to help people heal their medical, relationships, or life problems. When you understand that all conditions represent a fear-based reaction to an event, it is possible then to bring in that incident under hypnosis of the client. As the experience is shared in this altered-state there is less drama to the event than typical talk therapy. In regression the energy can easily shift into a loving resolution by understanding the bigger picture of the circumstances. Releasing the anger and finding forgiveness and compassion for those involved brings harmony and freedom from the past energy. It is like cutting the bonding chains from the past to be able to be available emotionally in the present. The old energy dispels for the love to replace it. You are free from the cause of the condition or issue. I call this Therapeutic Hypnosis.

Past life regression therapy does this on a deeper level. Karma is needing to be resolved in this life to allow experience in your full life in the moment. When seeing how the events played out and why these situations were necessary even if traumatic brings relief and insight into them. The awareness brings healing with forgiveness.

I also use flower essences to support the emotional shifts that need to be unblocked for the energy to flow. They add more loving energy to the person’s being, so they can move into a higher consciousness by accepting why it occurred and how it benefited them, allowing the old negative energy to flow out.

 

When did you know that this was your calling?

It has evolved over time. I found in counseling, when I knew what the problem was, I instinctively knew how to address it for healing. Then the voices became louder and more explicit. They now lead me through the process and tell me which flower essences to use with the appropriate affirmations to support the essences as the person takes them.

When I began channeling, it became obvious this was a gift. I channel information that provides deeper information to help alleviate the difficulties. John, The Divine, provides the information that may be emotional, from a past life, or a spiritual understanding for the person to apply in their lives. Recently when a woman came for healing, John told her of a past life that was a major basis for her PTSD. The awareness of this information touched her and the energy shift occurred. Her friend even noticed the difference she told me.

 

What inspired you to write, “The Real Meaning of 2012?”

2012_book_cover-1While channeling on my regular third Saturday of the month, spirit told me the topic they were presenting that day. That afternoon, I was told the information I just presented would be the basis for a book. They wanted more people to become aware of this information. I just followed directions.

 

Can you explain to us, what 2012 refers to and why we should take note of this at the end of 2014?

2012 refers to the change in energy that happened on Dec. 21 st of that month. More and more light increased coming to earth from beyond to bring up the energy of the planet’s consciousness from dying and fear to living with love. The planet had been dying from the group consciousness on earth of destroying the planet by a lack of conservation and eco friendly treatment of the natural environment and resources. The planet was dying over 70 years ago, and cried for help. For the last 20 years additional light has been sent to the planet to revive its consciousness. The actual shift to the consciousness for a loving existence rather than to die was on Dec. 21, 2012.

With this additional loving energy, we are now moving beyond third dimensional energy of fear with it duality of good, bad, right, wrong, criticism and judgment, into the fifth dimension often called grace, unconditional love, or “Heaven on Earth. “

 

You describe a coming “heaven on earth.” But we have global illnesses, global warming, political unrest, and religious intolerance & extremism and so many other harsh realities. What would you say to those who have huge doubts simply because the world seems to be getting worse?

Yes, it appears to be getting worse. However, if you go beyond appearances, to the spiritual changes occurring you see that these are coming up to leave the energy of the planet and the people. This negative energy has to become conscious and expressed to leave space for the love to replace it. You are witnessing the end times described in the Bible where the third dimension is exiting or disappearing so that the grace of God will be the influence replacing the past fear. In third dimension, there is illness, unrest, intolerance and extremism because of the darkness in consciousness. However, as these negative energies are released, there is then space for healthiness without disease, peace without war, and unity without conflict.

Yes, the planet’s weather is changing into a Mediterranean environment where our weather will be like heaven on earth. This means the planet is returning to what the Garden of Eden enjoyed before the fall from grace. Below the visual surface, there are shifts of energy in all parts of our lives occurring that will support a love-based society. That will feel like heaven on earth, as the negative energy will leave over the next 20 or so years gradually as more and more healthy energy emerges.

 

Is there a message here for those whose faith does not embrace the afterlife or the existence of a “heaven?”

Heaven means there is only a loving spirit in which everyone has joy and gratitude living in the presence of that love/God within and all around us. The abundance and prosperity has always been there, it was veiled by the fear of the third dimensional duality and darkness. With the sunlight of the spirit now available to dispel the darkness, heaven will become a reality.

We should take note, as this is a gradual evolution and cannot happen over night. However, when people are aware that they can change to a happy life without fear and worry, they will want to do the inner work to achieve this experience. When your insides match the outsides, the love within and the love around us is accomplished we will become one in this love. Each person has the choice to change his or her lives to align in love.

If we had, a magic wand to do it all at once, our emotional circuit would go poof! You would end up in a hospital. Therefore, a gradual change is necessary, but I suggest you will see it is important to be ready when the final steps are ready.

 

What do you hope readers will take away from reading “The Real Meaning of 2012?”

I hope everyone will see that they can transform their lives into love by choice. With the abundance of more light coming to earth, they are no longer victims of those controlling our lives. The fear indoctrination for the last several thousand years, is no longer viable. We quit reacting to the outer forces that prevail in controlling and manipulating us to go within for guidance and claim our source. It does not matter the label for this beneficent energy within the universe and us. Whatever name as God, love, a Creative Intelligence, or the Spirit of the Universe, makes no difference. We can all come together into the peace on earth we have always wanted. We can all join in the 1000 years of peace that is evolving.

 

What do you recommend to those who are in the throws of chaos and challenge but are eager to transition to a happier mindset? What can they do to change their perceptions and circumstances?

Our lives are always about choice. Since we cannot serve two masters, it is necessary always to choose love, God or your own description of God. This will sustain you as you align in the higher positive energy. You can remember that this is a lesson once again to make that choice of not reacting from fear but to respond in love and move beyond into new lessons. People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be, said Abraham Lincoln. I find that to be true. Are you going to listen to the fearful messages from the ego, or move into the love found in your heart?

 

You have written other helpful books. Can you tell us a bit about your other publications?

Yes, my first book was, “Roses Have Thorns, Encouragement on evolving from pain to joy. “ It is a poetry book that chronicles my painful past into finding God. The book has helped many on the path through their struggles to see they are not the only one, having these unbearable situations and lessons. It can waken your emotions which is a wonderful opportunity when before we were shut down.

My E-books cover spiritual solutions for spiritual growth. “Spiritual Alignment, Are you ready for 2012” further adds additional information to the topic of the “Real Meaning of 2012”. “Incest, Love Heals the Soul” shares my experience and solution. Too many people do not have information to change and reclaim their souls and identities. I counsel many in this predicament.

The E-book, “Peace on Earth, Finding a New Life” has valuable information showing how to achieve you own inner peace on earth from being a victim. “Vasanas: The Gifts that Show Us the Way” explains that your lessons actually are the issues you need to heal to move forward in your spiritual growth. “All Time Victim: Domestic Violence” is the story that won an
international writing contest for me. It brings hope to those in domestic violence.

My forthcoming book is, “Paradigm Busters, Reveal the Real You”. It is a companion to the book “The Real Meaning to 2012”. It is the ultimate “how to” book for the steps to actually take for moving out of the past, fear, and traumas of the ego. Examples and answers for many lessons in life are represented in this book. Real stories of those who have moved into a healthy, happy life through doing the work outlined in this book are shared. I hope to have it out before the end of this year.

 

 

You have done so much to enlighten and to bring about healing. What are you working on now?

I am finishing the book I just mentioned. I talk every week with another author in Australia as we are putting together an audio and CD series of discussions for people to enjoy and hear information to improve their lives. I also have clients for counseling, do readings, offer free healings each week, and do art commissions and my covers to my books.

 

Connect with Marilyn:

Author Website: http://www.angelicasgifts.com/index.html

Amazon Links:
http://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Redmond/e/B0069WIKDC
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Meaning-2012-Paradigm-Bringing-ebook/dp/B0096FMRWO

Twitter Account: @redmondbooks

Blog: marilynredmondbooks.blogspot.com

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=marilyn+redmond&page=2

 

 

 

Overcoming Adversity with Chasity Strawder

Chasity Strawder

Interview with
Inspirational Author:

Chasity Strawder

 

 

Interview:
Your story is such an inspiration. I think that there are a lot of people who are facing some of the extreme challenges you faced and will see you as a role model for overcoming challenge.

I think the best way to tell your story is to first talk about how things went wrong and then how you triumphed and made things right.

Can you share with us the events that caused you to face some of your darkest days?

After becoming pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in pregnancy. My symptoms were pretty extreme to the point of severe abdominal pain, vomiting, and dehydration. I spent all of my pregnancy in the ER or being admitted as a patient to the hospital. The medical expenses were overwhelming so my husband and I became homeless. A year later, my husband was laid off his job, and we became homeless again. I overcame this obstacles by keeping my faith in God and never giving up in spite of the odds that were against me. I determined in my mind that I would be an overcomer.

 

When things were at their worst, what kept the light of hope lit for you?

Worship my light of hope. I just cried and embraced God’s amazing love for me. I knew that he would eventually bring me out.

 

When people survive such overwhelming challenges, there is a point where there is a shift and things start to change for the better. What was it for you that helped to get your life on a road to recovery?

Being accepted as a graduate student into my master’s program was a huge victory for me. There was a process to go through, and I was tearfully joyful upon receiving my acceptance letter.

 

When did you start to aspire and work toward becoming a teacher and school leader?

I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher since the age of about twelve so everything about my life surrounded accomplishing that dream from that point on. After resigning as a teacher in 2007, I took some time for myself to regroup and renew my focus on what I wanted to do in the future. After going through my near death experience, the timing just felt right to go after it.

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How and why did you decide to share your story and write your book, Broken For The Promise?

And what is the significance of the title? Earlier this year (2014), I started to think about and journal the details of that very challenging time in my life. I felt like God was telling me to turn all of this into a book. I stepped out on faith, and got it published. The significance of the title describes the process of what I went through to bring forth some amazing things in my life, the birth of my son and my master’s degree to become a principal.

 

Your life is a model for happiness. You’re married with 2 sons and have a thriving career. What was the most important reason that you were able to get from a place of despair to where you are now?

The most important reason for me to get through all of that was to help somebody else. I want someone to look at me and say, “Because of you, I didn’t give up!”

 

How do you hope your book, Broken For The Promise, will help others?

I hope that my book will renew the strength and faith of others. There is really purpose in pain. God can create something wonderful out of pain & devastation.

 

If someone is in your shoes right now, and they have lost their way and their faith, what do you want them to know?

I want them to know that God loves them. Never stop believing and holding on to him with everything in you. He will see you through until the dawn!

 

 

Connect with Chasity:

Author Website: http://www.chasitystrawder.com/

Chasity on Amazon

Get: Broken For The Promise

Chasity’s Blog: http://princess1075.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chasity.washingtonstrawder

Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/BrokenForPromis

 

 

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