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Book Tours: Promo Post Seachange @ Work


About the Book

23132069Title: Seachange @ Work: Discover what a difference an energised day makes!

Author: Linda James

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, Mind, Body and Spirit

Seachange @ Work brings ancient wisdom and energy techniques into the modern workplace to reshape our work habits, rejuvenate the work environment and create more personal energy. Author Linda Mary James has tailored this book for the 21st century workplace so the concepts can be incorporated seamlessly into the daily routine.

Linda shows readers how to track and manage their energy levels throughout the working day. She also looks afresh at the modern corporate environment, introducing the concept of the energy system of a business to illustrate the importance of a well-balanced workplace.

Seachange @ Work is structured around a typical working day. The book starts with the journey to work, takes readers through their working day and shows how to:

  • Create an ideal working day
  • Arrive at work feeling fresh and ready to take on the day
  • Understand the chakra energy of your business
  • Identify key areas that would benefit from an increase in energy flow
  • Create a supportive working environment
  • Easily introduce the beneficial effects of colour, gemstones/crystals, essential oils, flower essences, sound etc into your workplace
  • Be your authentic self in the workplace
  • See working relationships from a different angle
  • Maintain high productive energy all day.
  • Arrive home with energy to enjoy the rest of day
  • Work with passion and purpose

Each chapter provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance 5 minute exercises designed to help readers gain a greater awareness of their environment and develop the basic skills to sense and work with the energy around them. In this practical and engaging book, Linda James shows how, with small adjustments, readers will bring authentic, positive changes and increased energy to their working day.

Author Bio

Linda James small profile photoThe more Linda learnt about energy healing and spiritual wisdom, the more she discovered that we can incorporate it into our working life. She found that we can experience our working day in a more positive and energised way. Linda’s desire is to take ancient wisdom and energy techniques to the business world in a way that workers, managers and executives can understand and use to make positive changes for their personal wellbeing, the wellbeing of the staff and their colleagues, and the health of the business itself.

Linda Mary James was born in England, and spent time in Toronto, Canada before moving to live and work in Sydney, Australia. In writing Seachange @ Work Linda draws on more than 30 years’ management experience and concurrently over 15 years energy healing experience. She is a Certified Energy Healer, Holistic Counsellor and Transformational Life Coach, writer and teacher of inspirational courses in Sydney, Australia.







Twitter:  Linda James @ LindaJa37222250


Guest Post The Best of Jonathan’s Corner


Guest Post

God, as commonly understood, is said to be invisible. But I would like to make a slightly deeper exploration, along similar lines to what I said about “Do not store up treasures on earth” in Treasures in Heaven: The Inner Meaning of “Do Not Store Up Treasures on Earth”.
C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces is considered by many Lewis fans to be Lewis’s best work, a point on which Lewis agreed: “I think it much my best work but not many people agree.” I have heard one woman nominate it as the best male author’s portrayal of a female character she’d seen. My own reaction was that I thought a lesser work would be easier for me to relate to. And in fact all these puzzle pieces fit together. Lewis is doing an impressive job of portraying the character and narration of a woman, an old woman, a cramped woman with a warped, toxic love for her sister (a love that would rather kill her than join her and step into her larger world), and most of the features that I find endearing in Lewis’s writing are excluded by design. It is, so to speak, a work C.S. Lewis executed so well that it does not seem to be a work by C.S. Lewis. And even though I know that I would be asking for a lesser work, I really would have found it easier to relate to if Lewis had done a more half-baked job, with his usual charm and grandeur in plain sight at first glance.
Something of the same is true of God’s care for the whole world: I would find it a lot easier to appreciate if He were doing a more half-baked job. A good deal of my prayers have been asking him to operate according to my cramped desires when He is trying to draw me into an infinitely larger world.
And that brings me to a complex of articles on themes that run throughout The Best of Jonathan’s Corner. God is greater than anything else that can be thought, and indeed greater than can be thought, as prayed in Doxology. God looks over and provides for all people, as explored in God the Spiritual Father. This life is an apprenticeship meant to lead to an eternal glory, as studied in Apprentice gods. Many of these threads come together in the work that opens the whole collection, a sort of heavenly and angelic counterpart to Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, namely The Angelic Letters. Some of how this has worked out in my own life is in An Author’s Musing Memoirs, and later in A Shaft of Grace.
In all of this, God is invisible, not only literally in that he cannot be seen, but his Plan and his Providence are invisible even to many eyes of faith. But now as in any time, God is present and at work. No matter who governs, or what diseases and scares there are, or what economic conditions, there is an invisible hand governing all for each. We have a say in the choices we make, but in all of these there is Someone behind it all, working our good if we will cooperate.
All​ of these works (besides Till We Have Faces and The Screwtape Letters) are included in The Best of Jonathan’s Corner.

About The Book

the-best-of-jonathans-corner-front-coverTitle: The Best of Jonathan’s Corner

Author: CJS Hayward

Genre: Creative non-fiction / many genres / religion and spirituality / Eastern Orthodox

The Best of Jonathan’s Corner, newly expanded ​ after getting five star reviews​, is a collection of varied works of Eastern Orthodox mystical theology. It spans many topics and many different genres of writing, but it keeps coming back to the biggest questions of all. It is inexhaustible: the works are independent, and you can read a few, many, or all of them to suit your taste. Fans of CS Lewis and GK Chesterton will love it.

Author Bio

wardrobe_full Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward wears many hats as a person: author, philosopher, theologian, artist, poet, wayfarer, philologist, inventor, web guru, teacher.

Some have asked, “If a much lesser C.S. Lewis were Orthodox, what would he be like?” And the answer may well be, “C.J.S. Hayward.”

Called “Jack of all trades and master of many” by one boss, he also wears many hats professionally: open source / IT generalist, front end developer, JavaScript programmer, back end web developer, Pythonista, PHP and Perl user, Django developer, end to end web developer, Unix/Linux/Mac wizard, LAMP guru, SQL generalist, Unix shell (both using existing shells and implementing a new shell), system administrator, researcher, technical writer, usability advocate, UI developer, UX/IA enthusiast, and more.

Hayward has lived in the U.S., Malaysia, England, and France, and holds master’s degrees bridging math and computers (UIUC), and philosophy and theology (Cambridge).






Book Excerpt from When All Balls Drop


About The Book

whenallballsdropcoverTitle: When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything

Author: Heidi Siefkas

Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Memoir

The true story of a survivor
who through losing everything,
redefined having it all

Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly “had it all”—until a tree limb in New York’s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband’s double life.

She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor. She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself. Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.

Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to “look up” in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir–rich with hope and humor, inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.

Author Bio

Heidi Siefkas is an author and adventurer. Originally from small-town Wisconsin, she lives in Kauai and also calls the Midwest and South Florida home. Heidi is currently crafting a sequel to this memoir, embracing both her wanderlust and love of writing by documenting her many travels. You can connect with Heidi at www.heidisiefkas.com, Facebook, and Twitter.


Website: http://www.heidisiefkas.com

Twitter: @HeidiSiefkas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiNSiefkas?ref=hl


There is a tour-wide giveaway for 5 paperback copies (US only). Contest will end on September 26, and winners will be announced on September 27. Additionally readers who sign up via the author’s mailing list, will get a free excerpt of the book.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

Book Excerpt

Where’s Even an Ounce of Independence?

After an entire week in the hospital, the following day was like a coming-of-age event. I was set for two biggies: a bath and a bowel movement. The head nurse who had removed the catheter the day before said, “Sweetie, you have to go number two once before you can be discharged.” Before placing a measuring pan in the commode, she held it in my line of sight, saying, “This is to monitor your progress.”

I looked at the container, which looked like a large upside down hat, and then at her with a skeptical grimace and asked, “Can you bring me some apple pie?” I felt like I was betraying my mom’s Cortland apple variety, but I knew I hadn’t eaten enough to poop. And I wanted out badly. So she said, “Sure.” Under normal circumstances, I would have asked for cheddar cheese on top, but I didn’t, not wanting to get more plugged up than I already was. I loved cheese, but not that much!

Then she brought out a washing pan with warm, soapy water and a washcloth. Time for my first sponge bath. I had envisioned a sponge bath much differently in my fantasies—not with a random nurse or in a hospital bed but with a sexy partner and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack playing, dozens of candles lit, and even a bottle of champagne.