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Signed Copies of My New Book Available Plus Special Gift – Limited Offer.

Signed Copies of My New Book Available Plus Special Gift - Limited Offer.

I have a limited quantity of my new memoir available that I’m happy to sign and personalize as gifts or a gift to yourself. There is still time that I can get those shipped to you in time for Christmas.

Joie gave me the gift of grace and wisdom, helping me understand that pausing in one’s life is essential to one’s well-being. 

As part of my two month sabbatical which I write about in my new memoir, I turned to my toolbox of self-help. One tool I chose during that time was to use Grace cards as a way to answer questions I had, confirmation, or to simply provide whatever wisdom it was I needed for that particular day. They never failed to help guide me in some way.

If you order a signed copy of my book, I will send along a Grace card, picked at random, with you in mind. This will be from my personal deck, the one I used during my sabbatical that led me to understanding the gift of wisdom found in the pause.

I only have a limited quantity of books on hand, so first come, first serve.  Cost with priority shipping within the US is $21.00

 

 

Book Signing at Book Heads with Barbara Techel During Plymouth Downtown Merchant Holiday Open House, Dec. 2nd. Fun for the Whole Family.

Book Signing at Book Heads with Barbara Techel During Plymouth Downtown Merchant Holiday Open House, Dec. 2nd. Fun for the Whole Family.

This Friday evening, December 2nd, from 5-8pm I’ll be signing copies of my new memoir, Wisdom Found in the Pause – Joie’s Gift at my local independent book store, Book Heads. They are located in downtown, Plymouth, Wisconsin.

During this, the official launch of my new book, with every purchase your name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of two copies of a book that my writing cottage is featured in – the writing cottage where I’ve written most all my books to date!  I will personally sign the copies to winners. Currently, copies of this book are not available in the US due to the publisher being based in Australia, so it’s a great opportunity to enter for a chance to win this charming, inspiring book full of women’s creative spaces.

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This is going to be a great evening for whole family as you can see by this list of fun activities!

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If you are in the area, I’d love to meet you!

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Transition: A Doorway to a Deeper Self

Transition: A Doorway to a Deeper Self
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Happy Monday to you!  Today I’m excited to share with you an article I wrote for memoir author Kathy Pooler’s blog.  This article on how I came to understand that transition is a doorway to learning more about ourselves.

Transition: A Doorway to a Deeper Self

When it first began, I’d only hear it now and then. But as a pivotal chapter in my life was coming to a close, it became harder for me to ignore an inner whisper trying hard to get my attention. Yet I kept pushing down the feelings I didn’t want to deal with.

I knew a transitional time for me was right around the corner, but it was too painful to think about. It meant I needed to let go of what was, and give thought to what was next.

I had found what many seek and some never define– a purpose. For six years I had a passion to bring positive awareness to disabled pets and help children and adults see their challenges in a positive way. I did this through the example of my dachshund, Frankie, who was in a wheelchair due to paralysis of her hind legs. It was what made me bounce out of bed each morning.

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