For all of who who spend quite a bit of time online or doing online reading – todays giveaway is a real treat. I have two gorgeous ebooks and an e-course, all of them filled with hope, meaning and challenges for you to grow and be inspired. The first ebook is ‘The Butterfly Messenger’ by Reiki Master Louise Gullo-Mendolia, who kindly answered some questions in a mini-interview for me.
Tell us about yourself Louise and why you wrote The Butterfly Messenger? The Butterfly Messenger emerged during my most challenging times. I was an unwell recluse that had pent up emotions bubbling inside me with no escape. During this time, I felt compelled to start writing a journal as a way of expressing thoughts and feelings. It puzzled me how I could be so creative when I was so unwell but it opened my awareness to the power behind listening to your intuition and taking action on its guidance.
During this time, I also went through a life changing experience, which deeply altered my perception, in a positive way, and propelled me to actively begin healing. I also started journalling more, and as I continued to heal, my writing gradually started to change and evolve. I can only describe the writing as bursts of inspiration where I would drop everything and start writing whatever came to me. It flowed effortlessly and the more I learnt to surrender and trust the process, the more I was able to enjoy the experience. The Butterfly Messenger e-book shares with readers the inspiration and wisdom that can be found when we surrender to our own unique journey and work through our fears, pain and struggles.
What do you most hope that people will get out of reading The Butterfly Messenger? My hope is that it moves and inspires people in some way. Whether it encourages people to talk about or seek help with their own challenges, or gets them to follow through with a creative idea, or simply gives them hope that things can and will get better.
Combined with Louise’s inspirational ebook is The Gratitude Garland™ Workshop from Spirited Lady Living. The workshop is an art journal class for cultivating creative gratitude through the making of a ”Gratitude Garland™” using 30 decorated strips of paper. Each strip is created as a miniature art journal of gratitude, one per day for 30 days. It’s simple enough for anyone to
do and at the end you’ll have a beautiful garland to use as a decoration or give as a special gratitude gift. In addition to 30 days of thought provoking prompts to inspire your garland-making via email, you’ll also receive a workbook with over 150 “ThanksClippings”, which are fantastic images, organised by theme, pre-sized and ready to print out and cut and paste onto your daily slips. Spirited Lady Living has been created by Maisen Mosley and is her dream to help people deal with peer and media pressure to be perfect. Her site is a safe place to find support, resources, guides and coaching.
Lastly I’m pleased to offer a copy of mine and Emma Kate Codrington’s ebook ‘Be Yourself, Be Beautiful’ filled with 30 individually illustrated self love quotes. Each can be printed and laminated as a constant source of inspiration for you or is a beautiful gift to give to someone you love.
Day Eight Giveaway Guidelines
1. Entry is open worldwide!
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4. All entries to please be in by 5pm December 13th after which the winner will be drawn at random and notified by email.