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The 3 Authors
Carol Costa
Liisa Kyle
Maggie TerryViale

The 41 Contributors
Antonio Ballatore
Ellie Ballentine
Danita Barton
Chellie Campbell
Katherine Carol
Julie Murphy Casserly
Kitty Chappell
Jamie Clark
Donna Connolly

Denise K. Davis
Belita Davison
Shawn Gallaway
Barry Goldstein
Michele Hirata
Neva Howell
Sabine Huemer
Susan Jeffers
Gwen Kenneally
Carol Kline
Trisha Koury-Stoops
Christine Lynne
Mark Mansfield
Joyce Martin

Katherine Metcalf
Ashleen O’Gaea
D. H. Palmer
Bill Pelke
Barry Reifman
Lisa Rothstein
M. J. Ryan
Paul Ryan
John Sackett
Barbara Schiffman
Carolyn Solares
JC Sullivan
Sam Turner
Dee Wallace
Angeline Welk
Andrew J. Whelchel III


About the Authors

Carol Costa is a professional writer and editor. She is also an
award-winning playwright and a journalist. Carol has worked
as an editor of books and newspapers, a business news
correspondent, and managed a literary agency. Carol’s plays
have been published and produced in New York City, Los
Angeles, and regional theaters across the country. Her published
books include: Ask Aunt Emma and Invisible Force, paranormal
mysteries, Champagne Books, The Master Plan and A Deadly
, mystery series, Love Steals the Scene and Labor of Love,
romance novels, Avalon Books, Teach Yourself Accounting in
24 Hours
, (1st & 2nd Editions) , The Complete Idiot’s Guide to
Surviving Bankruptcy, Teach Yourself Bookkeeping in 24 Hours

and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting and Running a Thrift
, Penguin USA, Video Poker: Play Longer with Less Risk,
ECW Press. Visit her website at: www.carolcostaauthor.com.

Liisa Kyle is an internationally published writer/editor/
photographer. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the
University of Michigan. As an international consultant, she has
coached individuals, facilitated groups, and delivered inventive
workshops on four continents. Dr. Kyle specializes in coaching
creative people (www.liisakyle.com) and providing solutions
for multi-talented people (www.davincidilemma.com). Her
personal artistic pursuits include working in metal, glass, clay,
textiles, paper and more. Her creative works have been featured
in galleries, art fairs and juried exhibitions. She has volunteered
as an adult literacy tutor and has fostered and trained Guide Dog
puppies for the Blind.

Maggie TerryViale has been an artist for over twenty years,
showing her paintings at galleries and museums on both coasts.
She has studied art at UC Davis and earned a Master of Fine Arts
Degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her awards in this
field include two grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation.
Maggie is also a writer who has studied at UCLA extension
Master’s Class and taken workshops at The Maui Writing
Conference, The Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe and at
Pima Community College in Arizona. Her scripts have won
awards in contests such as Fade In, The Maui Screenwriting
Contest, and the Austin Film Festival Contest. She’s also a
healer, a Third Degree Reiki Master and a Reverend. Following
Guidance she wishes to be of service to others on their path.
Visit her website at: www.HopeHealingHands.com.


About the 41 Contributors

As the winner of Season 4 of HGTV Design Star, Antonio
now hosts his own HGTV show, The Antonio
His distinct personality and unexpected, edgy design
aesthetic wows viewers. A New York native, Antonio grew up
believing he would be a rock star. While pursuing his dreams
of music stardom, he spent time between gigs learning how to
build houses. This experience led him to design restaurants and
clubs in Manhattan and, later, design sets for world-famous
photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle
and Mark Seliger. Antonio resides in Los Angeles with his
English bulldog, Chewie. Visit his website:


Ellie Ballentine, MBA, MA psych is the Mindset Mentor for
high-performing individuals who are ready to transform their
setbacks into breakthroughs. As a licensed transformational
therapist with real-world business experience, Ellie has a
distinctive understanding of the real-life challenges that people
face. She is an engaging facilitator and draws both on her
personal knowledge as a former consultant and experience of
traveling and living in Europe and North America. Throughout
her career she has effectively helped clients overcome addiction
problems, heal broken relationships, resolve career obstacles
and get back to living life on their own terms. Visit her website:


Danita Barton currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona where she
is in private practice as a spiritual healer with her close friend
and partner, Lisa DeChiara. Danita & Lisa: Holding Sacred
Space. Together they assist clients with Spiritual Coaching, Toe
Reading, Angel Therapy, Traditional Reiki and Shaman’s Touch
healing, as well as, a wide range of other spiritual services that
provide and guide their clients to a place of spiritual wellness.


Chellie Campbell is the creator of the popular Financial
Stress Reduction® Workshops now taught by certified trainers
throughout the country. The author of The Wealthy Spirit and
Zero to Zillionaire, she is one of Marci Shimoff’s “Happy 100”
in her NYT bestseller Happy for No Reason and contributed
stories to Jack Canfield’s recent books You’ve Got to Read This
and Life Lessons from Chicken Soup for the Soul. She
is prominently quoted as a financial expert in The Los Angeles
Times, Pink, Good Housekeeping, Lifetime, Essence, Woman’s
World and more than 50 popular books. For 30 Days to a Wealthy
Spirit, daily inspirational emails and other information, Visit
her website: www.Chellie.com or E-mail her at Chellie@chellie.com


Katherine Carol is an expert in transformation. She is not your
typical motivational speaker or management guru. Her unique
experiences give her deep insights into how systems work, the
essence of personal motivation and of resistance. Her keen
insights into our dramatically changing world landscape make
her a bit of alchemist. Her methods for organizational and
personal transformation have touched thousands and truly
changed lives for the better. Katherine’s approach creates a
powerful path paved with realistic optimism, practical magic
and a bit of focused effort to change lives and communities. She
shares her strategies for savoring life, embracing adversity as
a power teacher and methods to bring out the best in people,
business and community. Visit her website: www.tangoresults.com.


Julie Murphy Casserly, CLU, ChFC, CFP®, is a 15-year veteran
of the financial services industry and author of the award-winning
book, The Emotion Behind Money: Building Wealth from the
Inside Out.
A Chicago-based entrepreneur, Julie founded JMC
Wealth in 2000 and now works with more than 2,500 clients
worldwide on all aspects of their financial portfolio’s including
investment asset allocation, risk management, insurance needs,
retirement planning, business planning, college planning and
estate planning. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Urbana/
Champaign, Julie earned an MBA from The University of Notre
Dame. Visit her website: www.emotionbehindmoney.com


Kitty Chappell is an Internationally acclaimed speaker
and award-winning author of two books, I Can Forgive if I
To (formerly released as Sins of a Father, Forgiving the
) and Good Mews, Inspurrrrational Stories for Cat
Kitty lives in Chandler, Arizona. Visit her website:


Jamie Clark is an internationally known Psychic Medium
currently living in Phoenix, Arizona. He is 1 of 16 contestants
chosen to compete on Lifetime TV’s “America’s Psychic
Challenge.” Today Jamie demonstrates his abilities to the
public with group seminars, TV and radio, as well as, private
and individual sessions. Web site: www.jamieclark.net
Email: info@jamieclark.net


Donna Connolly has always enjoyed working with people. She
has worked as a health aide, and food/ beverage server before
retiring from Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City. She still has
the desire to work with people and that is why she assists people
who are ready to cross over. She loves to be still and see nature
as it truly is, and watch the birds and geese from her waterfront
home in N.J. She states that birds can tell us a thing or two if
you have the time to watch. She also loves dancing with friends
and especially her grandchildren. Donna is a lady who truly is
loving life, and an inspiration for us all. She states that she is
“just a lady here on earth to learn, play and love. I’ve had a lot
of sadness in my life, but when I look back I have learned and
grown I want to keep on going ‘till God takes me home to be with
him and my love ones. What a day of celebration that is going to
be.” She may be contacted by e-mail at: traveler1219@ymail.com


Denise K. Davis received her doctorate in education from
Teachers College, Columbia University and has spent her
professional career in higher education, working with teacher
training. She began pursuing complementary medicine and
the body-mind-spirit connections to healing to resolve her own
physical issues. This interest has turned into a second career
and led to the writing of her book, Heal Yourself Thin, and to her
certification in energy work. She currently works as a consultant
to help others achieve wellness.Visit her website:


Belita Davison has lived in Flagstaff, Arizona for the past 2
years. She got divorced 6 years ago, after almost 30 years of
marriage. She had been living in Sitka, Alaska for 15 years
and went back to school, got her degree and then moved back
to Arizona. She has been able to move on without a spirit of
bitterness and is grateful that unforgiveness doesn’t rule her life.
Belita believes she has many things to be thankful for and is
blessed beyond measure with loving friends and family.


Fahtiem is an award-winning choreographer, master
instructor, international superstar performer, renowned in the
world of Middle Eastern Dance. Featured in Time magazine,
movies, commercials, TV and numerous performance and
instructional DVD’s, her awards include International Cultural
Diploma of Honor, Woman of the Year 1991, International
Academy of Middle Eastern Dance, Dancer of the Year,
Entertainer of the Year, Choreographer of the Year, Teacher of the
Year, American Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (New York),
Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement, MECDA Hall of Fame and
has been listed in International Who’s Who of Professional and
Business Women. She has co-created five musical CDs plus the
instructional DVD series Bellydance Bootcamp with Fahtiem.
Visit her website: www.fahtiem.com.


Shawn Gallaway is an accomplished singer songwriter with
three CD’s and one DVD to his credit to date. He is also an author
and a gifted visual artist whose work has been shown through
out the United States and abroad. As a workshop facilitator and
a ceremonial healer Shawn has assisted and blessed many over
the years with his keen insight and his ability to bring a sense of
humor to the healing process. His current passion is combining
all his gifts into a multi media theater production and film called
The Choice. The Choice can best be described as a healing
experience that can enlighten and inspire the masses into loving
action in the world through the use of the arts.
Shawn’s I Choose Love CD and Book follows the soul’s healing
journey through pain, confusion and struggle to emerge into
the freedom of self-awareness, purpose, compassion, joy, and
connection. It includes songs, stories, and a series of original
paintings that chronicle Shawn’s own journey back to peace.


Grammy Award-Winning Producer Barry Goldstein’s musical
experience spans many styles and genres from winning a Grammy
with Les Paul for Best Rock Instrumental in 2005, to providing
ambient music for Shirley Maclaine. Barry has composed for
NBC, ABC, Fox and Lifetime Networks as well as being an
award-winning composer for film. He has produced music for
EMI, Polygram, Atlantic, BMG and many other major record
labels and has worked with some of the hottest studio musicians
in the industry! Please visit his website for more information:


Michele Hirata a.k.a. Fat Thumb Chick, designs, makes and
distributes Fat Thumb Chemo Beanies knitted from T-shirt
material to cancer centers, hospitals and non-profit organizations
worldwide, free of charge. She donates one-of-a-kind handbags
and shawls to many worthwhile not-for-profit organizations to
bring them much needed funding. Every Fat Thumb Michele
creates is gift from her heart. Since February 2004, Michele has
given away over 2,000 hats, purses and scarves to those battling
a hair loss illness and worthwhile charitable organizations,
worldwide. If you know someone in need of love and a smile,
visit her website: www.fatthumb.com


Neva Howell enjoys visionary writing and painting, the
metaphysical aspects of the performing arts, and the exploration
of etheric alchemy. Neva has been a spiritual healing facilitator,
assisting others in positively shifting their lives since 1991. She
is a professional actress and teaches an acting technique based
on metaphysical principles called, The Power Connection. In
addition, Neva is a visionary artist and creates etheric alchemy
watercolors and acrylics. Visit her website: www.askahealer.com
and her blog: healthychoices.askahealer.com


Sabine Huemer now lives in the Los Angeles area with her
husband and soon-to-be-born son. She has a Masters Degree in
Psychology and conducts autism research at the University of
California, Irvine, where she is currently working on a PhD in
Cognitive Sciences.


Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. is considered one of the top self-help
authors in the world. The Times (London) named Susan
“the Queen of Self-Help.” Her first book, Feel the Fear
and Do It Anyway
®,launched her career as a best-selling author.
Seventeen more books and audio programs about fear, relationships
and personal growth have followed, including Embracing Uncertainty,
Life isHuge!
and The Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love. Her
books are available in over 100 countries and have been translated
into 37 languages. Visit her website at www.susanjeffers.com.


You will find Judith at A Peace of the Universe, a spiritual
bookstore, a space to embrace you for all that you are.
The bookstore was given to Judith by Spirit over 17 years
ago. Please visit the website for this complete story:
www.APeaceoftheUniverse.com or come by for a free hug from
Judithat 7000 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 1710, Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Gwen Kenneally believes that every meal should be about
pleasure and savoring every bite. She started cooking as a
young child with family and friends and realized the power of
great foods with recipe traditions. She has run the gamut of
working with award-winning Chefs in the kitchens of movie
stars to creating mouth-watering soups for the homeless during
the holidays. A celebrated food writer, she also shares recipes
and her passion for food on several TV shows. As a caterer and
party planner she is known in the food world for bold, fresh
imaginative food. Visit her website: www.mydailyfind.com.


A freelance writer/editor for over twenty-nine years, Carol Kline
specializes in narrative non-fiction and self-help. With Marci
Shimoff, she co-wrote the New York Times bestselling book,
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happier from the Inside
and their upcoming book, Love for No Reason. Carol also
co-authored You’ve Got to Read this Book: 55 People Tell the
Story of the Book that Changed Their Life
with Jack Canfield
and Gay Hendricks plus The Ultimate Cat Lover, The Ultimate
Dog Lover
, as well as five books in the Chicken Soup for the
Soul® series. E-mail her at: ckline@happyfornoreason.com


Trisha Koury-Stoops has always had a passion for writing. She
has written for film and television. She has also written articles,
blogs and speeches for political, sports and charity events.
Trisha is featured in the spotlight A-List Alumni for Writers Boot
Camp and a member of Academy of Television Arts & Science.
E-mail her at: kwannawrite@earthlink.net.


Christine Lynne is a reformed shopaholic and lives in Los Angeles
with her beloved Doxie, Gaspar, where they take long walks in
Griffith Park. She is a screenwriter-producer, currently working
on her passion project, Goddess, an epic love story set in the
Golden Age of Hollywood. Christine is also a LightWorker, using
Reiki energy and other modalities for healing and rejuvenation.
E-mail Christine through Goddess Productions: Xine30@aol.com.


Mark Mansfield is a writer who has spent the last decade as a
Masters Level Counselor working with kids and individuals with
special needs. He also does music reviews and can be reached
by E-mailing: poetryman1972@yahoo.com


Joyce Martin is a nationally known psychic who has worked
with police departments across the country helping to locate
loved ones. Read her entire story in the book, My Bargain with
. One high-profile case garnered a lot of publicity and led
to a reunion with her lost son. Today Joyce resides in Tucson, Arizona.


Katherine Metcalf is an Intuitive Consultant. She combines her
knowledge in Astrology with her intuition to help guide you
on your unique path. She specializes in career counseling and
business planning. Katherine does readings in the privacy of her
lovely home in North Phoenix and is happy to be of service to
you. She believes that you are all unique shining stars. Visit her
website: www.katherinemetcalf.com.


Ashleen O’Gaea is a Tucson author and Wiccan Priestess who
has published several books about Wicca, including, Family
, Raising Witches, and two volumes of Celebrating the
Seasons of Life
. She is breaking into fiction in 2010 with a
trio of books: The Green Boy, The Flower Bride, and Maiden,
Vampire, Crone.
Visit her website: www.AshleenOGaea.com


D. H. Palmer is a writer based in Tucson, Arizona. Obtaining a
degree in Theater Production, she has utilized this knowledge
to help others learn to tap into their creative powers. She has
studied with many influential teachers in the self-help and new
age movement and offers practical tips on creating a better life
through the power of positive thought. She had the distinct honor
and privilege to not only be at an intimate press conference the
Dalai Lama but also had the supreme blessing of holding hands
with him for a number of minutes. Along with a fellow selfhelp
teacher and soon to be Unity Minister named Angel, D. H.
Palmer offers workshops on how to create the perfect life you
want, entitled, Scripting the Perfect Life.


Bill Pelke is the President and cofounder of Journey of Hope...
from Violence to Healing and has authored a book with the
same name. Having dedicated his life to the abolition of the
death penalty, Bill is on the board of the National Coalition to
Abolish the Death Penalty, Murder Victims Families for Human
Rights and Alaskans Against the Death Penalty. He is a founding
member of the World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
and Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation. Bill is also a
cofounder of the Abolitionist Action Committee and the Annual
Fast and Vigil at the US Supreme Court. Visit his website:


JoAnne and her husband, Barry Reifman have owned a full line
pet shop and are now co-owners of No Stink, Inc, the “Home of
OdorZout” all natural odor eliminating products. Please visit
their website: www.88stink.com
Along with their pets, they both volunteer their time visiting
hospice patients as well as participating in the Dogs Reading
with Children program. See the YouTube video. Ninja the Dog
Speed Drawing. JoAnne is also a jeweler featuring handmade
silver jewelry that is “Everyday Wearable Art.” Contact her via
her website, www.Jewelrybyjo.com.


Lisa Rothstein has been a copywriter and creative director at
Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy and Lowe where she created campaigns
for IBM, Hanes, Johnson & Johnson and other Fortune 500
companies. An award-winning screenwriter, Lisa is represented
by The Bohrman Agency in Beverly Hills. See http://www.
. Lisa has also been a street performer
in New York City, a standup comedian, a cartoonist and a voiceover
artist. She still sings, now in much more tasteful attire, with
the San Diego Master Chorale. Most recently, as a certified
coach, Lisa has been helping other creative professionals reach
their goals. Visit her website: www.TheDaVinciCoach.com


Inspirational author and coach M. J. Ryan is one of the creators of
the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series
and the author of AdaptAbility: How to Survive Change You
Didn’t Ask For, This Year I Will…., The Happiness Makeover,
Attitudes of Gratitude, The Power of Patience, Trusting
Yourself, The Giving Heart
, and 365 Health and Happiness
, among other titles. Ryan is the life coach columnist
for Health and a contributing editor to Good Housekeeping.
She has appeared on “The Today Show,” CNN, and hundreds
of radio programs. Renown as a change expert, she works with
Professional Thinking Partners and specializes in coaching
individuals and teams around the world.


Paul Ryan produces the series, A BraveHeart View. He
emceed/produced The 2009 BraveHeart Awards, with Maya
Angelou and Carol Channing, and is producing The 2010 BraveHeart
Awards with Marianne Williamson in place to be a recipient.
Paul was a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight; series cohost
for Mid-Morning L.A, host/producer/owner of 675 in-depth
TV Celebrity TV Talk Shows with a “Who’s Who of Hollywood.”
He recently co-starred on Desperate Housewives, and is in the
upcoming show, Feel Good TV. Paul’s new Random House book
is The Art of Comedy: Getting Serious about Being Funny. He
has ongoing TV Hosting and Media Coaching Intensives. Visit
his website: www.paulryanproductions.com.


John Sackett is a Conscious Channel working with the Angels,
Archangels, Ascended Masters and other evolved beings of light.
At the request of the Masters he started a weekly Channeled
Meditation Group in New York in 1994. He continued the weekly
“meditations” for 12 years until he moved to Cave Creek,
Arizona. He now makes these teachings available in the Phoenix
area and is also available for readings. Contact him by E-mail:


Barbara Schiffman, C.Ht., is a Certified Hypnotherapist,
Life & Soul Coach, Akashic Records Consultant/Teacher and
Hollywood script consultant/creative producer. She is also a
published author and public speaker specializing in life balance
and growing your soul. Visit her website www.HypnoSynergy.
for info on her guided meditation CD kits and also to access
her internet radio show, Living in Balance. She can be reached
for information on private or group sessions, teleclasses and
workshops at (818) 415-3479.


Carolyn Solares began her quest for happiness after realizing
her once perfect-seeming life resembled a Lifetime movie.
Through heartbreak and disappointment, she discovered that
despite an MBA, a career, and accomplishments, she needed
a much stronger foundation. After rebuilding her life, Carolyn
began to write about her own journey of faith, healing, and
happiness. Medical intuitive, Christel Nani, says that Carolyn’s
writing “embodies the energy of true healing.” Carolyn’s now
diverse and happy life includes writing, creative consulting,
design, photography, travel, and fun. Look for her book,
Peanut Butter & Forgiveness
, in 2010 and visit her website:


JC Sullivan, a poet and writer is a proud member of the Travelers
Century Club (www.travelerscenturyclub.org) for people who
have been to more than 100 countries. She has financed all her
own travels. Having worked in virtually every industry, she now
tries to avoid the cubicle at all costs. Currently she is searching
for her inner Latina and living in Mendoza, Argentina. E-mail
her at: jobfreejennifer@yahoo.com.


Sam Turner is a native of Arizona. Sam grew up on the South Rim
of Grand Canyon. He is a graduate of Pepperdine College and
received his M.Ed. from the University of Arizona. He served
with the Arizona Education Association Innovative Teaching
Techniques Cadre as a Trainer of Trainers in Facilitating and
retired from a thirty-five year teaching career (TUSD) in 1995.
He is a freelance writer having contributed to Arizona Highways
and The Aviation and Business Journal, and has taught memoir
writing and beginning astronomy through Pima Community
Sam and his wife, Phyllis, are co-editors of Walking this
Valley, the monthly newsletter for the Tucson Chapter of The
Compassionate Friends offering guidance, comfort and hope for
parents who had experienced the death of a child. Their son,
Robert, died of a sleep disorder July 2, 1997 at age twenty-three.
They have three surviving children.
Sam and Phyllis have published This Might Help, A Three-Year
Walk Through The Valley With The Compassionate Friends
The book is a compilation of monthly columns published in the
Tucson Chapter newsletter. Visit the website:


Dee Wallace has worked as an actress in film, television and on
stage for over 30 years. She’s worked with Steven Spielberg,
Peter Jackson, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Stephen King and Blake
Edwards on classics such as The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling,
Cujo, The Frighteners, 10, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, and most
notably, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Dee has written three books
devoted to the art of self-healing, Conscious Creation, The
Big E
and The Spiritual Lessons of An Actor’s Journey. She
conducts workshops to introduce people to healing techniques
and facilitates private healing sessions. As a sought-after public
speaker, Dee has spoken at numerous national and international
venues. Her call-in radio shows airs worldwide
Visit her website: www.officialdeewallace.com

Angeline Welk is a trained writing therapist, author and
educator who guides individuals to see their lives from
a holistic perspective. She is a graduate of the International
School of Graphoanalysis and has written a complete course
on how to read handwriting. She can be reached via her website:


Andrew J. Whelchel III has been president of National
Writers Literary Agency (founded 1981) since 1997. The
agency has become a part of Whelchel’s larger Global Talent
Representatives, Inc., a company with an eye for management
detail and a focus on media capital. Whelchel has placed clients’
with publishers such as Bantam/Dell, Simon & Schuster, Career
Press, Random House, Waterbrook Press, McGraw-Hill, Black
Heron Press, Putnam, Berkley, Kensington, Amadeus Press
and a host of other publishers. This in addition to film deals
with MGM, Singer-White Entertainment Warner Brothers,
Cheyenne Entertainment (a Bruce Willis company), Michael
Taylor (producer of Phenomenon), Orly Adelson Productions,
HBO, Disney, CBS and others. Past, and present clients have
included Emmy Winner Josh Kotzen from ABC Television’s Good
Morning America Weekend Edition, best-selling author C.J. Box
(Open Season, Savage Run, Winterkill), and other works with
internationally best-selling author Ian Halperin, international
bestseller Doug Rushkoff, the American Society of Golf Course
Architects, and legendary Warren Miller Films.



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