Please Stay (2018) describes an actual health crisis after the author’s longtime partner was struck down by a sudden brain hemorrhage. Employing actual correspondence which updated friends, colleagues and loved ones through long emails at the end of each of 24 ICU days; text messages sent back and forth to to family as things unfolded; and photos documenting events as they happened the reader experiences the fears and prayers of all involved in a medical crisis.
Please Stay is a book that one person described as ‘more of a love letter at times, than a memoir.’ It’s a unique story of love and survival that speaks to people across boundaries of health and wellness; a story of faith and hope and love. Replete with tender anecdotes, the book calls readers to question their own legacies and to celebrate their lives and the love of the people in them.
Until now, the true story of Bathsheba has gone untold. She was simply judged as King David’s big mistake – a vulnerable and loose woman caught bathing naked on a rooftop across from the Royal Palace. The nation wouldn’t dare condemn a man for adultery, especially the King – everyone would rather believe he had a weak moment.
But on the contrary. The King’s greed for lust and power had an underlying obsession, and only a woman like Bathsheba could quell his forbidden desire. Besides, she was far from being vulnerable. She was an angel of darkness. A woman trained in mysticism, seduction and erotic sex by her legendary grandmother. And for one reason only: to steal the King’s soul and have his child.
But Bathsheba wanted it all – she saw the day coming when King David would pass, and a new king appointed. Of course, she demanded their son Solomon take the throne. The only missing piece would be her replacement as queen. That’s when Bathsheba’s hungry quest for control rises to new heights. She scours the nation to find a young virgin to be her equal; desiring to mentor her in the same mystical and seductive acts used to manipulate her way to the throne. As a result, the power struggle in the Palace becomes a saga like no other.
At the close of her life, Bathsheba writes her untold story using a collection of diaries; most of which, she cleverly stole from those within the Palace. In doing so, the world would discover the many unholy secrets royal families keep – mainly, that it was her who sat on the King’s throne, and cunningly ruled the nation. This was the real Queen; salacious and dominant – This was Bathsheba!
Where Do You Fall in the War of Good Vs. Evil?
In the current world plagued by war and civil unrest, the divine arrival of the Son of Man restores hope to mankind. Like most others, Oniva Mering is not prepared to face judgment, or the violent threat of an ancient secret society. Left in the company of her smooth and streetwise high school friend, Oniva must bear witness to the most catastrophic turn of events humanity has ever experienced. The stage has been set. Sides are being chosen. Angels and their worst enemies prepare for The Coming. Are You Ready?
Each reader will face their own internal journey as they are enticed to look inside themselves, and realize where they stand in the battle of Good versus Evil. We are all a part of the book of life. But what if there was another book. . .The Devil’s Dairy.
Whether we are looking for a pathway to our Self or just want to be reminded of the inner qualities we desire to nurture, Rise of the Good Wolf is a refreshing and enjoyable read for all of us who seek to deepen the bond to our authentic Self. In order to nurture our True Self, we must first expose insecurities and fears that block us from our Truth. From the folklore story of the Good Wolf and the Bad Wolf, two voices are found; one represents our True Self and the other our False Self, making it easier to locate them. Rise of the Good Wolf takes us on a journey and inspires us. Whether we are learning about the life of John Henry Newton – the writer of the hymn Amazing Grace, the plight of Hawaii’s last queen – Lili’uokalani, or the author’s touching stories about navigating through experience to locate her own Truth, the reader is constantly invited to locate their own stories within these pages. Instead of feeling threatened by the idea that we can cause our Self and others harm by nurturing false truths, the Good Wolf inspires us to want to discover false truths, expose our insecurities, and celebrate in the space we have freed.
What if an ancient Hawaiian myth was based on a tragedy that actually happened? To YOU?
Liz gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to move to Hawaii and hopes for a fresh start in the land of her ancestors. As she settles in with new friends and new adventures she starts having vivid dreams of what seems to be a prior life. Will Liz be able to move beyond past mistakes to find the love that she has always longed for? Or is she doomed to the same fate as the ancient lovers whose tragedy set off the myth of the naupaka flower?
Most of us spend our lives trailing after our minds, allowing our brains to take us in directions that are safe and secure, controlled and conformed. Your mind doesn’t want you to take that new job, sign up for that pottery class, or ask someone out. It wants you to stay unemployed, unfulfilled, and single because it enjoys routine and is resistant to change, no matter how positive the change may be. But more often than not, that’s not what you want.
Whose Mind Is It Anyway? will help you learn how to separate what you want from what your brain wants and how to do less when your mind is trying to trick you into doing more. In a colorful, funny, and nonthreatening way, it answers the difficult question of how we can take control of our self-defeating behaviors. Filled with charming illustrations, this book will be the friendly voice in your head to counter your negative thoughts, and it will teach you how to finally be at peace with all that you are.
Do hearts broken long ago forever leave a tangible trace?
A Vegas cocktail waitress. An Indian herbalist. A British chemistry professor. An Italian-American widow. Four unique women with one thing in common: each is haunted by a tragedy from her past.
When Cynthia, Rohini, Jane, and Angela meet on a food blogging site and bond over recipes, they decide on impulse to open The Secret Spice, an elegant café on the magnificent ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary, currently a floating hotel in Long Beach, California. Rich in history and tales of supernatural occurrences, the ship hides her own desperate secrets.
The women are surrounded by ghosts long before they step aboard, but once they do, nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people they meet, not their brooding chef’s mystic recipes, and not the Queen Mary herself. Yet the spirits they encounter help them discover that there’s always a chance to live, as long as one is alive. COOKING FOR GHOSTS is an unforgettable tale of love, redemption, and divine female power.
“Pay attention to your feelings and take charge of your life…”
The story begins under the shade of an ancient willow tree where Lucy asks a question jump-starting a conversation that will benefit anyone with questions about life, happiness or their place in the world.
Your guide on this journey is Lucy’s wise and straight-forward Grandma who unfurls a lifetime of no-nonsense and practical wisdom to her granddaughter and cynical son-in-law covering everything from overcoming anger to finding love and gaining financial success. Though her son-in-law, Stuart, objects, he quickly finds himself faced with scientific research and real-world examples that make him question his assumptions.
Self-assured, kind and funny, Grandma is the ideal guide, combining philosophical musings, self-help practicality and a studied grasp of diet, psychology and brain chemistry to make her case.
This book is perfect for anyone looking to build a better life. Readers will find themselves taking away life-changing advice, even as they begin to hope that Lucy, and even good-hearted Stuart, have understood enough to apply what they’ve learned over this inspiring afternoon.
The beauty of the Cornish countryside…
The innocence of childhood in the 1980’s…
An ancient mystery not quite forgotten.
Mullaney-Westwood’s first novel is a spiritual coming of age tale mixing haunting faery lore, pagan values, and a deep love for the natural world.
Fairy tales are one thing…faeries, are another.
‘A magical tale of folklore and childhood by a new and exciting author.’
(Jess Richards : author of ‘Snake Ropes’ and ‘Cooking with Bones’)
Is one truly ready to face spiritual experiences? Grown up with idealistic and rational parents, educated in a rational system, in a materialist world, the author was not. In this book of collected spiritual experiences, she wrote briefly her memories kept as secret into sincere short stories.
There are 7 billion people on this planet. But, only a limited few are really here, living fully in the present moment. The rest are off somewhere, travelling through their thoughts, regretting the past or worrying about the future.
Mindfulness is simply the act of being completely focussed on the present moment. The benefits are hard to ignore. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially if you’ve been conditioned to think in another way.
‘Day of Mindfulness’ will give you the tools you need to be able to devote at least one day of the week to your wellbeing. It will also correct some of your bad habits such as your erratic breathing pattern and incorrect posture.
This guide has been written with your busy schedule in mind so it’s jargon-free and easy to absorb.
So, stop. Place all else aside. Take a long, deep breath and relax. This is your moment. Today, YOU are the master.
Set in Sydney, Australia between the two world wars, Lucy has fled tragedy in Galway for Australia, only to suffer polio and loneliness. A big, engaging, meticulous historical drama, character-driven and rich with music, friendship and hope.
It is with great ease that we find peace as we meditate at night and on the weekends, but what becomes of that peace and serenity as we give ourselves over to our employers and the work week? Our peace disappears as if never having existed and it often takes hours, if not days of vacation time and meditation to rid us of the stress, imbalance, and unrest in order to live a full, peaceful, pleasing life. Well, look no more for the path to peace that lasts…
According to Australia’s ancient cultures, all creatures and things emerged from the Dreamtime. The Dreaming is not just a collection of lore or a long-ago time; it is a living energy that flows constantly through the universe. It is then and now, divine and human, spirit and law. Because the energy is as vibrant today as ever, these ancient stories show us how to survive in a harsh world and how to thrive in our souls. Each Aboriginal story in this collection is enhanced with an essay from award-winning author Laine Cunningham. Our modern perspectives on love and friendship, illness and joy, life and the afterlife can be enriched with this ancient knowledge. Open this book and take your own journey through the eternal Dreamtime. Along the way, you will discover that the ancient connection to god/goddess/the divine still resonates in your soul. You will discover your own truth.
What Laine Cunningham provides in this brief but poignant book is not only a sense of background for a refreshed knowledge of the Aborigines, but she also has written a number of essays about tribal customs and how they relate to the processes of connecting to the world – physically, through gender identity, through Dreamtime energy.
“Each of these stories stem from myths but Laine’s presentation of the stories or myths proves more enlightening on how to live in peace and love for all. She is our spiritual messenger bringing us universal truths from an ancient yet extant culture. Mesmerizing and meaningful an inspiring.”
–Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
“An inspirational book which is most likely to change your perspective on a lot of things. The book is the outcome of six months of solitary camping in the Australian outback, which by any means is no small feat. The experience made her recognize new truths. One of those truths is that people haven’t changed much for thousands of years. Even changes that enhance lives can cause trouble. The speed of progress demands ever-faster adaptations that leave some people feeling unbalanced. In the book, Laine uses “dreamtime” energy to help modern people address various challenges.
Throughout the book, Laine tells interesting stories and delivers thought-provoking and motivating lessons which cover a wide spectrum of subjects. What is particularly helpful is the message at the end of each topic. Through these valuable lessons, you will learn that the issues confronting humanity like environment, love, friendship, parenting and life can be resolved if one applies the unchanging wisdom of the human heart.”
–Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
Bad Whiskey, Bad Weather, Bad Men…Bodie, circa 1870, was the most violent town in our nation’s history. Two sisters sharing a psychic dream set out to investigate. They find a century-old love story, thwarted, a murder mystery one hundred years standing, and a political conspiracy that transcends time. Are the bad men really all dead?
A Boston fireman, in an attempt to flee personal and professional tragedy, accepts a job as a bartender on a Greek island. In an isolated cove, he meets Kerryn, an animal rights activist who believes dolphins possess consciousness, intelligence and souls. Kerryn enjoys an extraordinary and personal relationship with a dolphin and is waging a covert war to stop the local fishermen from using illegal nets that not only deplete the sea of fish but also take dolphins’ lives. The fireman is pulled into this conflict as his relationship with Kerryn deepens. But Kerryn’s passion and convictions lead her to make a fatal decision that changes the island and both their lives forever.
The novel’s emotional landscape and its themes of environmentalism, animal rights, and the costs of capitalism make The Last Island both timely and timeless.