In the last post, in addition to outlining veggie ninja-hood and a show-stoppingly delicious veggie smoothie, I promised that my next love note to you would reveal the details of my upcoming book, along with the book cover that many of you voted on, befittingly on the U.S. Independence Day holiday. (I would like to say I planned that, but didn’t.) So today is aaaaall about the book questions you’ve been asking, and that I can now answer!
Well, it’s almost all about that. First, because I’ve been getting so many inquiries:
The Autumn 2019 Body Sass? Cleanse Group Program starts on September 14th, and runs through October 4. Registration will open on Tue, Sep 3 and continue through Tue, Sep 10th. More details will be coming your way later this month. I’m looking forward to guiding another fabulous group of cleansers through this life-changing program, as they lose weight, gain energy, and develop a new relationship with food.
Now, on to All Things Book. (Also very woo-hoo-worthy!)
Three things happened last Thursday that created an out-of-body experience for me:
- My publisher sent me the whole book all laid out like it will be in its final form, for my review. It looked really…REAL.
- My fun mailman delivered the Wild World, Joyful Heart bookmarks that I had designed. This means that the book can give out a business card! Haha. You can check them out in my Facebook Post.
- I wrote this blog post, with all the major details written out.
Suddenly, everything got all tunnel-vision-y and I thought, “Holy sh*t. I wrote a book.” Seriously. Birthing this book has been such an intense and demanding three-year experience – such a journey – that the end product has been largely off my radar. Suddenly, it all became very real.
And HERE WE GO!
What’s the title of the book?
Wild World, Joyful Heart: Unlock Your Power to Create Health and Joy
What’s The Book About?
It’s a book about empowered well-being. How can you more fully become the large-and-in-charge director of your life experience – body, mind, and spirit? Wild World, Joyful Heart is more than just a sassy-sounding book title. It’s a way of living. It’s a philosophy, a practical guidebook, and a rally cry. It’s a book designed to educate, inspire, and empower you to move ever-closer to the most healthy, joyful version of yourself that you’re ready to embody. And how all that potentiated YOU will make our world a more kind, compassionate, and joyful place.
Which Cover Design Concept Did You Choose?
I just love, love, love the book design that we crafted, which is the image accompanying this blog post. Thank you for your votes! I appreciate that the cover art implies that wild and joyful can, and do, co-exist. The designer read the whooooole book before he embarked on his creative process and this was both of our favorite of the four design concepts that the Cover Design Team signed off on. Our community here voted in a landslide for this cover. I hope you love it as much as we all do!
Why Did You Write a Book?
Haha. Beats the heck out of me – what a ride! Okay, seriously…
I’ve always known, in some unsaid way, that I would write books. (Yes, that was a plural.)
I was moved to write this book because of what I’ve seen in the last few decades working with individuals, groups, and corporations: that people’s health and well-being is un-good for the majority. (the stats are depressing, so I will leave them out of this “YAY” email). Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we struggle. We’re disconnected from, and unaware of, the vast power that we have for AWESOME. And frankly, we’re affected and instructed by a culture that is backwards and upside-down, in many ways.
I had a sense that I wanted to contribute – all that I’ve learned and experienced, and all of the positive journeys of my clients – to the solution in a more global way. The final nudge came from the CEO (and now good friend) of one of my corporate clients who said, in May 2016, “Dude, stop screwing around and get all of that stuff in your head into a book.” Well, he didn’t say it exactly like that, but that was the basic message 😉
When and Where Will The Book Be Available?
Wild World, Joyful Heart will be available on October 8, 2019. You can get it on major online sellers such as Barnes & Noble.com, Amazon, Kobo, and Books-A-Million. It will be available for bookstores to carry or to order for you, as well. The eBook will be sold through typical outlets such as Amazon for Kindle, B&N for Nook, and Apple for iBooks.
AND, it will also be available on Audible for your listening pleasure, narrated by yours truly. How fun, right? You could drive around and listen to the book and it would be like I was riding shotgun, chattering on about your innate awesomeness and how to unlock it.
Are You Doing A Book Tour?
Yes. I’m starting with the LAUNCH PARTY, which is Tuesday, Oct 8 from 6:30-8:30pm ET in Medfield, MA. The auditorium seats 350 people and it’s going to be a rockin’ good vibes evening. From there, I’ll be speaking at some other local venues – libraries, bookstores, and shared workspaces – and am looking at some major U.S. cities to potentially visit. Should your city be one of them? Give a shout in the comments below.
Remember, this is our book. So many of the Create Vibrant Health community have contributed to this book’s birth in big and little ways. I am grateful, and I’m over-the-moon excited to hear what you think about the book! Nine weeks and counting…
Create Vibrant Health: BodyMindSpirit?
With love and gratitude,
Susan and I were talking and we think we can get a nice crowd here in Syracuse if you have any interest in making a stop here as a part of your book tour. I would love it if we could make it work!
Cora, I would be honored to visit Syracuse and chat with Syracusites (Syracusians?) about Wild World, Joyful Heart and empowered well-being! Email me and we’ll discuss details.