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Live a Happier and More Fulfilling Life

Scott White Author Interview

“The Life Is Too Short Guy” offers a practical roadmap for living a happier, more fulfilling life by embracing positivity and making the most of every moment. Why was this an important book for you to write?

As I looked around in a post-COVID world, I was disappointed and saddened by how much negativity and pessimism I was observing everywhere. There continues to be a global malaise and national dialogue around negative thoughts and concepts. I saw it as my mission to change this dialogue and the world by making the world happier one smile at a time. The book is meant to be a practical handbook anyone can use to live a happier and more fulfilling life. 

What is a common misconception you feel people have about positivity and how powerful it is?

The most common misconception is that it is hard to live a happier life. My goal for the book and when I speak to audiences is to give people very simple tools to start living happier today. Small changes have meaningful implications individually and then with a ripple effect, globally. Everyone can be happier and it takes so little to change. 

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

The most important idea is Attitude is Everything: The Power of Positivity. Related to this is the principle Choose Your Attitude – Own It. These two LITSG principles empower each person to focus on a positive attitude and then to focus on positive interactions with the world around you. Little Things Make a Big Difference is the third principle of LITSG and it is so important for readers to realize small changes in behavior and attitude will make a big difference. The other principles of LITSG I share are:

  • Funny Things Are Everywhere
  • Minutes Matter
  • Learn, Learn, Learn
  • Take a Chance and Get It Done Today
  • Passion
  • Can’t Make it Alone
  • Live Today… Don’t Wait For Tomorrow

The most important idea for me to share is that we each have the opportunity to take control of our life and our situation and live a happier life.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope readers can take the tools from The Life Is Too Short Guy to make small changes and live a happier more fulfilling life. I want a world where positivity, gratefulness, and happiness are the leading topics and themes. I am on a mission to make the world happier one smile at a time.

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Is today your best day ever? Are you happy, grateful, motivated, and living your best life? Today is your day to answer with a definitive yes!

The Life Is Too Short Guy will give you a practical roadmap for making the most of every minute and living a happier and more fulfilling life. Author Scott White takes you on an inspiring and emotional journey; weaving thought-provoking personal stories and the stories of others who have had major AHA! moments in life. Result: The Life Is Too Short Guy “LITSG” philosophy.

Explore the LITSG philosophy and learn how you can use it daily. Principles include:Attitude is Everything – The Power of Positivity
Funny Things Are Everywhere
Minutes Matter
Can’t Make it Alone
Take the tools you learn in this book and make today, and every day, The Best Day Ever!

An Encouraging Angel

Sam Rawlins Author Interview

Naomi’s Journey Into The Light follows a young woman, Naomi Larson, on a journey into faith and how it not only affects her life, but the lives of others.  What was the inspiration for this story? 

Actual events out of my own life provided the spark that led to this book.  One such event occurred when I was only seven years old.  Being diagnosed with polio, a deadly disease in the 1950s, the doctors delivered their dire prediction: I would only live two to three more years.  While in the hospital I met my very own Sister Mary, just as in my book, who became an encouraging angel for me.  Through prayer and faith, I’m still alive almost seventy years later.  That ordeal in 1953 changed my life and later led to me to writing inspirational novels. 

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that you will never forget? 

My deeply religious grandmother advised me to never lose your faith in God and follow the path He lays out for you.  I took that to heart.  Something I’ve discovered on that path is that good books are truly mirrors of the soul of the authors. 

How did writing Naomi’s Journey Into The Light affect you? 

It’s been a humbling experience.  Every day as I wrote this book, I felt connected to God on several levels as the story just flowed out of me.  All through this process I was fully aware of the spiritual energy guiding me. 

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

To be open to the inspirational message that reaches into the heart throughout this story.  To come to know how much God can be beautifully involved in our lives if we let Him in. 

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Naomi’s Journey Into the Light is a book that could change the way you think about death. It sheds light on how one can live a better life to a better beyond, as well. As you read it, you will be profoundly moved.
Naomi Larson is about to enter the year that changed her life. Returning to her home town after many years, she encounters an old building that turns out to be a place of miracles. She is drawn into a world of meaningful dreams, life-changing visions and a guardian angel.
Reminiscent of the story of Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol and elements of It’s a Wonderful Life, Naomi’s journey becomes a soul stirring account as she discovers the Light of the World and just how much God is involved in our lives, if we let Him. Within the pages of this visionary novel you will discover an inspiring narrative that reaches into your heart.

The Eternal Hope Of An Author

Bruce J. Berger Author Interview

To See God follows a Jewish family who, despite being separated by distance and religious beliefs, find a way to bond. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

The novel is a sequel to The Flight of the Veil, the book in which the Greek Orthodox nun, Sister Theodora, is reunited with her older brother, Dr. Nicky Covo, after they were separated for 47 years by the Holocaust. The shock of their unexpected reunion – of Nicky, who believed his entire family died at Auschwitz after he’d left their family home to hide, and of his baby sister, then named Kal, who has no recollection for that long period of having been born into a Jewish family – puts all the characters in motion, and that’s where the prior novel ends. In particular, Sister Theodora has begun to recall her Jewish roots, including Talmudic stories taught to her by their father. So my principal motivation in writing To See God was to learn what happened next to these characters, whom I have grown to love over the 13 years I’ve been writing about them.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your story?

A desire to read the book again and to share it with their friends. Beyond that – the eternal hope of an author that he has created a compelling reading experience – I would be pleased if readers took from the story a renewed sense of the importance of family. That’s why I have intertwined so many other family sub-plots into the story of Nicky and Theodora. These include the relationship of Nicky’s adult son and daughter, Max and Kayla, who live together; that of Kayla and August, her son’s father, who struggle through a Family Court custody fight; that of Nicky and Helen, who must decide in their senior years whether to marry; and most importantly that of Theodora and Jackie, her grandnephew, whose religious beliefs seem inextricably in conflict – but maybe not. 

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

I’ve already mentioned family, but equally important is the importance of faith to many of the characters in this book. And that presents its own set of conflicts, one of the most interesting of which, in my opinion, is the divergence between orthodox beliefs and new religious experiences not endorsed by orthodoxy. A central character is Abbess Fevronia, the leader of Sister Theodora’s monastery and someone who must try to bridge the growing gap between Greek Orthodox Christianity and what Sister Theodora – who has undoubtedly experienced miracles and might one day be deemed a saint – claims is a message from God. But religious conflicts surround others in the novel as well, e.g., Nicky, an atheist, and Helen, a deeply religious Jew.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’ve started a fourth book of this series, tentatively named Forgiveness, which would be a sequel to To See God. But I teach writing at American University during the fall and spring semesters, and I find it difficult to make much progress in my own writing when I’m more involved with my students’ lives and their writing. This coming summer I hope to complete a first draft of the novel, and then we’ll see where it goes from there. With luck, Forgiveness would be available in about two years.

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“‘Are we not living proof of God’s story?’ To See God certainly is. It is highly recommended for spiritual readers—especially those who familiar with the prior books in the trilogy, who will find this concluding volume thought-provoking, essential reading.” –Midwest Book Review
Sister Theodora, a devout Greek Orthodox nun who was born Jewish and saved from the Holocaust by the Virgin Mary, has a vision from God telling her that her Black seven-year-old grandnephew in America is the Second Coming of Jesus.
Theodora must travel to America, convinced she has a Divine mission to help young Jackie Covo-being raised in an Orthodox Jewish family-recognize who he really is.

The Power They Already Possess

Ray LeCara Jr Author Interview

Who Are You, Really helps readers find their true purpose and turn their lives into meaningful ones. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Regardless of one’s coaching experiences or needs, this book is ideal for developing the best mindset for—and approach to—more meaningful life experiences. Call it a foundation. A primer. It is set up intentionally to support the reader’s journey to achieve peace and contentment, purpose and enlightenment, balance and focus through various exercises. Though it’s only the beginning, it introduces actionable steps that can be implemented immediately. If anyone then wishes to take it to the next level, they’ve done the work that clears the path to a quicker transformation. That’s why it was important to write the book. How we approach life, and its many challenges, is just as important as how we live it.

What is a common obstacle you see people facing that keeps them from finding fulfillment in their life?

We are the biggest roadblocks to our own success. Our own happiness. If we don’t believe in ourselves, who will? But how can you believe in yourself if you don’t know who you are? How can you articulate a path forward if you’re reluctant to do a deep dive? You have to be willing to face that person in the mirror. Yes, there will be things we don’t like. But until we take that step, peel back those layers, there’s no way to identify the areas that need addressing. There’s no way to assess the impact they may be having on other aspects of our lives.

Everyone has the power to bring about change in their lives. But that effort, that desire to improve, must come from within the individual. They have to want it and be willing to go there. The answers lie within. Too many are unwilling, however. They are unwilling to dig deep and be persistent in their efforts because some days it is difficult to find gratitude. Some days we are battered by our experiences and our emotions. We become overwhelmed by it all and this is why it is important to keep at it. Things will get in the way. Life will get in the way. Suddenly it’s not days or months of inaction, but years. This is why some people grow angry, bitter, and resentful.

Eckhart Tolle, a self-help author, said it best: “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” Life, as we all know, is not easy. It’s not all twinkies and rainbows. But you can choose how you wish to approach it. By knowing your triggers and being aware of what distracts you throughout the day, being aware of the negative influences in your life or the toxic effect of your surroundings, you can learn how to be more balanced and focused. Focused, that is, on you—your growth, your purpose, your success, your happiness.  

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

It was important to share with readers HOW to discover their most authentic selves in a way that brings about transformation whether they work with a coach or not.

For example, what may be holding a leader back from being effective is that they either feel inadequate or threatened by those working around them. Often these feelings are more a reflection of how those in a new position of leadership view themselves. It might be due to a lack of confidence in fulfilling the role or feeling comfortable enough leading others. Maybe there’s a fear of being outshined by peers, especially those who have been there longer or are exceptional at what they do. An exploration of the self can help reveal where this lack of confidence or fear is originating. As a leader, surrounding yourself with talent and empowering them is a tribute to a strong and confident leadership and management style. You got the position. Identify and celebrate what you bring to the role; acknowledge and utilize those areas of strength others contribute to your team.

Let’s take someone looking for a health coach. Maybe they’ve been yo-yo dieting for many years and they’ve decided now is the time to commit to a coach. That’s great but body image goes far deeper than just calorie cutting and learning toning exercises in the gym. Peeling back the layers can help identify what might be holding the individual back.

We live in a world where we can acquire things rather quickly. A coach is going to help with achieving what is needed that much faster but if not enough is done to examine the foundation, the self, it will be that much more difficult to achieve goals, have clarity, and be all in for the long term.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope readers come away appreciating the power they already possess to genuinely bring about real change in their lives. Everyone struggles in their own way. We’re human after all. That’s why mindset is so important. To achieve the proper mindset, we need to practice real gratitude to put things in perspective. To get there, however, we need to examine who we are. And it’s not so we can underscore self-perceived flaws. It is to recognize those qualities and abilities that make us special and unique from one another. One “change,” then, might be in the revelation that our self-perception is heavily influenced by external forces and that people generally don’t perceive us in the ways that we fear. Imagine learning much earlier in life that the “flaws” we were once so quick to want to correct aren’t flaws at all. That the secret to profound living, loving, and leading is understanding that it’s okay to be you. People will gravitate to you because of your authenticity. And once we’re intentional about being our most authentic selves, there’s clarity and life truly does take on new meaning.  

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Lost? Disconnected? Doubting your path? Do you sense there’s more to life?
To find fulfillment in the chaos that is life, you must first peel back the layers to discover who you really are.
At your core.
Enough with struggling to be all things to all people. Enough with being stuck in unfulfilling relationships or dead-end jobs!
It’s time to be… YOU.
Truly profound transformation comes from being your most authentic self.
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He Would Inspire Me To Write

Dianne Lindsay Author Interview

Godly Riddims is an inspirational book sharing with readers the mysteries of God. What was the inspiration for the original and fascinating idea at the center of the book?

The inspiration for this book was my worship with God. As I would worship God, he would give me downloads as he would inspire me to write, and that’s why Godly Riddims was formulated.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Some ideas that are important to me are revealing the mysteries and twists of God in his word by putting hits and bits of his word in the book, which will bring forth a greater revelation of God.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

One thing I want readers to take away from my book is to establish a bond with God, as they seek him in Spirit and truth. However, seeking God is one of the most life-changing experiences because it will change your life and open you to a new world of experience.

Is this the first book in the series? If so, when is the next book coming out, and what can your fans expect in the next inspirational book?

Yes, this is the first book of the series. However, the next book is coming out shortly and the name of it is called Circles of God. This book is more exciting because the poems are even more powerful than the first.

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A book filled with the mysteries and twists of God, Godly Riddims provides encouragement, laughter, and joy to readers who might be in need.  

Dianne Lindsay’s first book will enlighten people and give them a burst of joy and laughter about who God is and what he is about. Captivating and breathtaking, this book stands apart because it gives and sharpens understanding.  

In Godly Riddims by Dianne Lindsay, we experience the great joy of laughter as we become encouraged by the words of God and the word that is utilized in the text. As the Bible states “iron sharpens iron” so this book sharpens the understanding of a person’s knowledge about God, as they’re encouraged by him.

Building Communities of Hope – Book Trailer

Would you like to bring more hope and power into your life? Can you see yourself as an influencer and force for positive change?

Each one of us, deep down, has the spirit and fire within to make positive changes that bring joy and hope to ourselves and others. Most of us have wondered more than once: “How can I make a difference?” This book helps you answer that question!

This Expanded Version of Building Communities of Hope helps us to:

• Believe in ourselves.
• Take steps to improve our lives.
• Address challenges and break through barriers.
• Build hope that’s our own – that’s practical and works for us.
• Strengthen our personal purpose and power.
• Win friends, influence, lead, and support others.
• Be a force for positive change in our communities.

Building Communities of Hope is a guide for those of us who yearn for a change in our lives. It’s a roadmap for creating positivity and a meaningful difference in our communities and society. It’s a resource for those who need support and motivation to recover from life’s challenges.

We can face multiple difficulties in life. Things like natural disasters, accidents, health challenges, economic setbacks, addiction, inequities, climate change, and war. We often feel overwhelmed when we go through these challenges. This book teaches that there is a way through and beyond these challenges, especially when we rely on each other. Together, we have the power to do just about anything. That power is life-changing. This book is a practical guide with lots of stories and examples.

Building Communities of Hope shares how people from many walks of life bring positive changes to their lives and those around them. Settings include Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Louisiana, California, New York, Texas, Wyoming, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, England, Central America, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Ukraine. Readers shared they found practical tools from the stories about the people featured in the book. A few of the stories include:

• The “little old lady in tennis shoes” who led a movement for positive change for older adults.
• A boy who influenced others to help the homeless, which grew into a large housing nonprofit.
• A model of recovery on a motorcycle who brought health and healing to communities.
• An engine on fire who engaged her entire community to give and build resources for children.
• Someone who moved from an office in a broom closet to lead sweeping change.
• People who are living through health crises with love, faith, and hope.

Every step makes a difference.

Every single thing we do makes a difference. What we do to promote compassion and justice matters. Our work together builds over time, and creates positive change that can be unstoppable! That’s because every single act of kindness, compassion, love, shared action, advocacy, and justice has ripple effects. This my friend, is how we make lasting, positive changes in our lives and the lives of others. It’s how we influence others, lift each other up, and power up our communities!
You have the power within you!

You have a spiritual power and force deep within you. When connected to others and the energies of the universe, this power within you can create immense and positive change. You can connect with that spiritual “slipstream” and power up your life and the lives of those around you.

Let that spark in you connect with the energy all around you to light up your life. Connect with others. Support one another on the journey. Let that create a movement that powers up your life, and builds your community.

Building Communities of Hope

Building Communities of Hope by Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan is an inspiring guide that serves as a beacon of hope and motivation to transform ourselves and bring positive change to our communities and society. With years of experience and expertise, the author has compiled a comprehensive resource to help those who seek support and guidance through challenging times. This guide comprises various components, such as self-belief, steps to improve one’s life, breaking through barriers, and becoming a driving force for positive change in communities, among others.

The book provides practical tools and examples from people from different walks of life who have brought positive changes to their lives and those around them. These stories feature people like us, who, through their vision and drive, have become exceptional treasures for society. After reading this powerful guide, I was filled with hope and truly inspired.

The author’s brilliance shines through in this masterpiece, which is sure to help and motivate generations to come. Dr. Anne’s writing style is clear and concise, making this book user-friendly for readers of all backgrounds to grasp with ease. Her guidance is compelling, and if utilized in our day-to-day lives, not just individually but as a community, I am confident that many communities will benefit, making the world a better place to live. In the author’s words, “optimism and helping each other is the way to move forward.” Each story is a gem, and my personal favorite is “Packaging Hope in Purple Tennis Shoes.” Maggie Kuhna was a phenomenal woman of intellect and wisdom who brought about an important social change.

Building Communities of Hope is a great book that guides readers toward building a strong community through good deeds. It is also a much-needed resource for self-healing from life’s challenges and advocating compassion, kindness, and love to support one another.

Pages: 235 ASIN: B08FBL6WJM

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Reimagining of Human Experience

Ron Rivers Author Interview

Self-Actualization in the Age of Crisis offers a transformative perspective on reality and humanity by combining cosmology, physics, and spiritual wisdom to provide a roadmap for systemic reformation and individual transcendence. Why was this an important book for you to write?

The human species is surrounded by crises and the institutions guiding local and global societies only serve to further our descent. At the same time we’re witnessing a renaissance of coordination mechanisms designed to support more regenerative communities, economies, and ecologies. This reimagining of human experience is occurring in a variety of directions, but lacks a foundation from which to build upon and will ultimately struggle to take form if forced to grow within the confines of hierarchical meaning and value structures. Cosmology and physics have revealed a nature-rooted authority that binds human beings around a single truth, a shared commonality that supports the spiritual renaissance necessary to empower systemic reformation. Self-Actualization in the Age of Crisis was an important book to write because it conveys a message that has not been said and does so in a practical framing of spirituality that more fully encompasses human divinity in the moment.

In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges that humanity faces in achieving transcendence?

Humanity’s biggest challenge is not a specific set of problems, but rather that the vehicles of change available to us resist it by design. This is especially true for the spiritual technologies (religions) that guide our available frameworks of meaning and value. For example, the very notion of ascension into heaven is hierarchical, and spiritual hierarchies pave the wave for mortal hierarchies as evidenced by history and the present. These spiritual philosophies have guided the development of human behavior and systems for millennia, and now the vast majority are left powerless within arrangements that prioritize the few over the majority. They have brought the crises to our doorstep but offer no alternatives. Human transcendence is rooted in our confrontation of dogmas of a past we had no say in choosing, the biggest challenge is if we possess the individual and collective courage to do what must be done.

What were some key ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Change is the single truth – this is evidenced by our most advanced cosmology and physics, which tells us that we inhabit a reality of continuous (infinite) universes. Nothing has ever not been changing, solidifying the ultimate reality of existence as momentary totalities. All human knowledge, imagination, and system is bound to the single truth. The material nature of the universe exists in perpetual change.

We inhabit a relational universe. All exists in relation to all else within the moment. The human experience is that of the fractional observer within an informational universe. Observers and information are a single happening within the moment.

There are two observable infinities within the universe. The universe itself and human imagination. The alignment of these two represents human divinity within the moment.

We redefine the self to more accurately represent the relationship between the individual and their circumstances within a given moment. Self-actualization refers to the combination of individual and systemic actualization. Individual actualization is the development of the self. “I” Systemic actualization is the development of the collective. “We”

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

It is my hope that readers will take away a profound sense of purpose and urgency towards transforming the human condition. We are more than our circumstances allow us to be, but a greater vision of humanity is both possible and desirable if we are willing to choose. Self-Actualization in the Age of Crisis is a public work designed to evolve alongside its community of practitioners. SpiritDAO serves as our non-profit community organization, if the message within the next or this interview resonates with you please visit to learn more.

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New frameworks of meaning and value informed by our most advanced knowledge and theory.
Cosmology and physics have revealed the single truth. It changes everything we think we know about the universe, and demands a reimagination of how we organize our relationships with ourselves and others. Self-Actualization in the Age of Crisis binds spiritual renaissance to systemic reformation, which author Ron Rivers argues is necessary for human transcendence.
In Self-Actualization in the Age of Crisis, you’ll discover:
What cosmology and physics reveals about the nature of reality and what it means for humanity.
A detailed analysis of the multiple crises humanity struggles to overcome and what we must do to transcend them.
The changing nature of time, single truth, relational universe, and observable infinities.
A redefinition of self as it relates to individual and systemic actualization, including new core values to guide our everyday lives.
The Eight Dignities: A new set of systemic individual rights that align with our personal divinity and further the development of our collective capacity.
Frameworks of philosophy and practice you can embrace immediately to better align yourself with the nature of the universe as we understand it.
If you’ve been searching for an alternative to what is then it’s no surprise you have found yourself here. This text connects the dots between individual, system, and spirit in a way that has never been done before. Providing readers with an expansive vision of what being human can be should we choose to imagine more and the practical steps to begin now.

SelfActualization in the Age of Crisis is a living document intended to evolve alongside its community of practitioners.
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