Tom Bird's Atlanta retreat, "Write Your Publishable Book in a Weekend," will be held October 6-8, 2012, and is being sponsored by local author and life coach Patrice Dickey: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 404-294-9333. You can register now at a substantial discount: $500 off the regular price of $1495.
Here's what my herbalism teacher and mentor, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, had to say about this event: "Tom Bird is the person I worked with to write my book Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians in 2005. I can highly recommend Tom and his method for getting you writing!"
Several people have said to me, "I just don't believe you can write and publish a book in a weekend." And they're right. No book worth reading has ever been published without revisions and editing (even Jack Kerouac had an editor). But for many people -- like me -- the hardest part is the first step, getting it ALL down on paper. For me, the opportunity to complete a first draft is too good to miss. That's why I'll be at Tom Bird’s Write Your Publishable Book in a Weekend Retreat, October 6-8, 2012 at the Comfort Inn & Suites Airport North in College Park.
“I’m fine.” “I’m good.” “I’m well.”
Sitting in stillness this morning (okay, I was attempting to sit in stillness -- even a millisecond without chatter is an achievement), I began thinking about how we toss off these phrases when people ask, “How are you?” But if we really think about these words as we say them, we are actually stating an affirmation -- and connecting with a deeper sense of self and healing as well.
- I am in tune with the weather (if it’s a nice day) or transcending it (if it’s dreary outside).
- I am valuable. I am worthy of being cared for (especially by myself) because I have an innate value in the interconnected world.
- I am attuned to a higher vibration where -- at this moment -- coarseness has no place.
- I am beautiful.
- I am living in integrity, and I trust myself to act in accordance with the greatest good for myself and all my relations.
- My thoughts, words and actions reflect my connectivity with the greatest good.
- I feel happy, and I exude this feeling to everyone I meet.
- I am healthy in body, mind and spirit.
- I am THE Well: I am connected to the source of all that is.
- For this moment, I am blissful and content.
Next time someone asks, “How are you?”, take a moment to connect with what you are saying as you reply. And realize that as you say the words, you are making them true.
Christin Whittington is a practitioner of energy medicine – helping people restore balance in their bodies, their health and their lives using a combination of Reiki, Reflexology, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Qi Gong and herbal medicine.