Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Find Your Heart Follow Your Heart with Keri Olson

Find Your Heart, Follow Your Heart: Get to the Heart of What Matters and Create Your Abundant, 
Authentic, Joyful Life
Keri Olson
Balboa Press, a division of Hay House
July 2017
Ebook $3.99
Paperback $11.99
Hardcover $26.58
ISBN 9781504384476

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About the Book:
Are you at a crossroads in your personal or professional life? Do you long for more meaning, joy, and authenticity? Do you feel stuck, yet crave something new?
Find Your Heart, Follow Your Heart is there to help guide you on your journey. Through a series of essays, affirmations, and associated questions, you'll explore topics intended to help you find opportunities for growth and illumination for your path.
This engaging book will help you discover the answers that are already there waiting for you--deep in your heart.

A brief interview with the author:
Welcome, Keri. Can you please share your motivation behind the book.
I was drawn to write Find Your Heart, Follow Your Heart following a series of life-threatening and life-altering illnesses I’ve experienced since I was in my 20s. Each of those illnesses has caused me to go deep within, to examine my life, to determine what’s important to me and then to frame my life going forward to provide the greatest amount of abundance, authenticity and joy. I was also drawn to the subject of hearts after finding heart-shaped stones and other heart-shaped objects on my daily walks.

What would you like readers to tell potential readers about the book? 
Find Your Heart, Follow Your Heart is part memoir and part inspiration, but it is mostly a book to engage readers to examine their lives. While the essays tell of my life experiences and thoughts, they are intended to fuel readers’ thinking about how each of the topics might relate to their own lives. The affirmations associated with each essay are designed to help readers articulate what they want. The questions following each essay invite readers’ contemplation and examination in order to better understand their deeper selves, hear what’s calling them, help set priorities, and create the life they want. The book’s epilogue offers tangible suggestions for utilizing the book as they go forward.

How are readers responding?
I am both overwhelmed and heartened by the volume, variety and heartfelt nature of the responses I have received from people who have read my book. Many have shared stories of the crossroads in their lives that have caused this period of self-examination and how my book has helped them. Some readers are using the book as a daily devotional tool, while others are using the affirmations in their daily lives.

About the Author:
A three-time cancer survivor, Keri Olson has learned the beauty and blessing of each day. Also
the survivor of a benign brain tumor and a benign spinal tumor that caused temporary paralysis, Keri recognizes that wholeness can coexist with illness.
Keri’s experiences with illness haven’t defined her, but they have caused her to go deep within her heart to examine what makes for an abundant, authentic, joyful life.
Keri is the author of three books, beginning with one she wrote for SSM Health St. Clare Hospital for its 40th anniversary, Healing Presence: A History of Caring.
Her second book, an e-book titled Time to Be: An Almanac of Short Essays about the Extraordinary Joy of Ordinary Moments, is available via OverDrive, Wisconsin’s Digital Library.
Her third and newest book from Balboa Press, Find Your Heart, Follow Your Heart: Get to the Heart of What Matters and Create Your Abundant, Authentic, Joyful Life, is available at major online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Balboa Press, as well as at independent booksellers, gift stores and galleries.
Keri writes a blog, Time to Be, about living in the moment with gratitude and gentleness:
She is also a guest blogger and a regular contributor to Medium and LinkedIn.
Drawing from her experiences with illness, Keri’s writing reflects awe, gratitude and joy for life's abundance.
As a public speaker, panelist and facilitator, Keri’s thoughtful and engaging presentations inspire audiences.
Over Keri’s 30-year career, she has served as the public relations director for Circus World Museum and its Great Circus Parade and Great Circus Train, as the director for the St. Clare Health Care Foundation, and as an organizational effectiveness professional employed by public and private sector businesses to lead them through change.
Keri lives in Baraboo with her husband, Larry McCoy.

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