"The Book" Replay Available for 48 Hours
What an amazing morning! It was truly inspiring and empowering to host "the Book"panel of 6 heart-and mission-focused authors with Tessa and Kimberly from the Revolutionary Living Institute.
This content-rich, sales-free call was powerful, and many folks I've talked to since this morning have told me that they feel ready to dive in to their next big writing project!
On the call, we talked about getting started on your book and first steps, the role of blogging in your book writing process, outlining (or not), taking holy risks in your writing, moving towards your fears and overcoming resistance... So many things.
Here's a little bit about the super heras on the call today:
Tessa Chittle, Revolutionary Life and Business Strategist Coach and co-founder Revolutionary Living Institute at RevolutionaryLivingInstitute.com. She supports folks, especially families, in stepping outside the rat race and developing their own individualized strategy to boldly live by their values while supporting themselves financially. She also blogs at MyRevolutionaryLife.com about Revolutionary parenting, homesteading, DIY home projects, and being a bold entrepreneurial family.
Kimberly Johnson is a Revolutionary Living and Mindfulness Coach at RevolutionaryLivingInstitute.com She believes the root of all suffering lives and happens the second we believe our thoughts instead of being curious about them. She also guides individuals to discover their life purpose by removing all obstacles that stand in the way of their deepest truth through mindfulness, self discovery, and becoming their own best friend. She blogs about her thoughts and stories at OneYearAlone.com.
Rebecca Sang (that's me!) of Holistic Wordsmith has been in love with writing since she was five years old, and has written and published in just about every genre and form, from screenplays to magazine articles and poetry... Except for writing a book. She coaches women who want to live and write from the depths of their hearts.
Mindy Gorman-Plutzer is a board certified health coach and certified eating psychology coach. She combines her training and extensive life experience to inspire and motivate her clients to a renewed and transformational relationship with food from one that is mired in confusion and fear to one that is joyous, loving and free. Her book is The Freedom Promise: 7 Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do TO You and Start Embracing What it Can Do FOR You. (Balboa Press).
Judi Neal, Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of Edgewalkers International, an organization that supports people who are called to be on the leading edge. She is an international expert on workplace spirituality, a consultant, and a retired academic. Judi has written four books and is working on two more.
Books: Edgewalkers,Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace, The Spirit of Project Management, Creating Enlightened Organizations.
Irene Drabkin is a health and wellness educator and certified integrative nutrition counselor who has dedicated her life to helping others listen to the wisdom of their bodies and to make lifestyle and food choices their greatest ally in reaching optimal health. Title of her upcoming book: "The Power of the Educated Patient: Proven Strategies for Reclaiming Your Health and Well-Being That You Won’t Find in a Conventional Medical Office."
Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning author, journalist and blogger. Julia was the founding editor, and later, publisher, of The Alameda Sun. Her work has appeared in Salon, Quill, and Thrillist. She is the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, and holds a BA in journalism and MA in English. Her published work includes the novels Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop, Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News (Booktrope), and Tongues of Angels; two biographies, I’ve Got Some Lovin’ to Do: Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen and Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen; and Amaryllis: Collected Poems.
Kate Michael Gibson is a writer, performer, producer, editor, and organizer. Originally from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Kate’s love of theatre started early, and she went on to earn a degree in Drama from the University of Arkansas in 2003. Kate has worked as an actress, stage hand, designer, playwright, dramaturg, and producer and is a founding member of Convergences Theatre Collective, as well as one half of the screenwriting team of RAKO Productions.
Ravyn Stanfield is a healer of body, mind and spirit; an inventive author and international educator dedicated to liberating the super powers and purpose within each of us. She practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Portland, Oregon with a focus on helping people survive cancer, chronic pain and traumatic experiences. She uses her background in the realms of environmental and social justice, writing, traditional medicines, trauma recovery, neurobiology, Jungian psychology and many forms of creative expression to coax more of the extraordinary into the world through the cracks in Western civilization. Ravyn is an aspiring cultural alchemist, seeking to transform the heartbreak of living in our industrialized modern world, revealing the gold in all that may seem worthless. She creates ceremony and ritual art, weaving essay, poetry, music and performance into contemporary offerings of the human imagination. She builds cross cultural healing exchange programs in Nepal and Mexico with Acupuncturists Without Borders and teaches her own apprenticeship programs for emerging leaders and healers in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
P.S. You can post followup questions for the hosts and panelists as the conversation continues in the Revolutionary Living Club on Facebook.