Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Tour: OPEN-UP!

A few weeks back we had a fantastic Blits for author T.G. Harris, MFT. And now, we get to be part of a fantastic tour featuring this author and her amazing book!

Come join us!

This book is written for anyone who has a genuine desire to move forward in their lives but, despite numerous attempts, nothing seems to be working and you keep ending up with the same outcomes year after year. You will learn how to recognize habitual patterns of thought that are sabotaging your life on an unconscious level. Everyone has good intentions for their lives and ultimately wants the best outcomes, but oftentimes we get in our own way by allowing self-destructive thought patterns to impede our good intentions—without actually knowing we are doing so. I know this all too well because this was my life for several years.

This book was written because of my own personal experiences in life, and the experiences of my clients that I serve in my practice. This book gets right down to your core by unveiling the good, the bad, and the ugly about the way you think about yourself and everything that is happening in your life. In essence, this book is entirely about YOU! Most of us try to change ourselves at the level of our thoughts, but true transformation happens at the level at which you vibrate. You will learn how to completely shift your vibrational way of thinking and allow better circumstances to come into your life, whatever they may be. Whether you want to get unstuck in a relationship pattern or a financial pattern that keeps coming up, this book serves as a guide that will explore the moments when you get into trouble, and offers tools for learning to stay with your uneasiness, and offers concrete steps to get unstuck so you can finally move forward in life. 

You will learn the O.P.E.N.U.P. steps: Observation, Permission, Experience, Not Identifying, Understanding, and Practice. These steps will serve as your doorway into revealing the very thing that is keeping you stuck. Once you discover those “hidden” truths about yourself, your entire state of being will be altered, and you will no longer resist all the good that life has in store for you.

Tanishia is a renowned Life Coach, counselor, author, speaker, and radio personality, host, and brand ambassador. She is a conscious transformational expert who thrives on enlightening her clients to step boldly outside their comfort zone and into their greatness. She assists her clients in reaching their highest potential and attaining their lifelong dreams and goals through a powerful series of steps she developed called the Open-up Coaching Method. She embarked on a similar journey as the one you are undertaking, assisted by many of today’s well-known self-help gurus. That is what led to her desire to become a Counseling Psychologist and an Open-up Life Coach.

After the birth of her first daughter (who is now a teenager), she immersed herself in yoga and meditation and has dedicated her time and energy to becoming profoundly aware of her own inner growth and awareness while assisting her clients to do the same. She is a powerful & intuitive high performance coach for those who are ready to hold themselves to a more fulfilled purpose in their life & business.

Tanishia studied earth sciences as an undergraduate at UCLA, and while there, she decided to intern with the Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute. Serving as a resource counselor for HIV+ at-risk youth and women, Tanishia knew she found her calling in the field of Psychology. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She didn’t want to wait until after she graduated to start working with clients, and she also realized that she enjoys coaching clients outside of the normal therapy that she provides in the clinical setting. She launched the Open-up Coaching programs and began speaking and lecturing about her own personal experiences of opening up and healing. She had A LOT of healing within herself that needed to be done.  Her deep desire for self-realization, healing, peace, and balance within herself drew her to the field of coaching and psychology.

Tanishia is very intentional in her practice when working with her clients and she believes that a lot of the challenges her clients are faced with stem from old childhood beliefs systems and paradigms that are operating in the subconscious mind. She believes that we are no longer victims of the past. Today we can move beyond mere survival, and embrace our ability to thrive!

Tanishia also provides mental health services for clients wanting more of a therapeutic counseling session. She provides counseling services to those in need and works under the supervision of a licensed psychologist while she is attaining her hours for licensure. 

Tanishia is a true environmentalist and she believes that being green is a consciousness, not a trend. She has a deep connection to the earth and all things natural. She sits on the Board of Friends of Geography at UCLA and is also a volunteer with the American Red Cross. 

Connect with the Author here: 
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Top Ten List
10 Fun Facts

1. I like to do 3 day silent meditation retreats
2. I love water slides (tall ones)
3. I am a low-key foodie who loves to cook
4. I can be a massage snob
5. I believe I was a travel blogger in another life
6. I am an introvert that has learned to be extroverted
7. I plan to learn how to make sushi before the end of the year
8. I practice yoga often
9. I have a pet gineau pig named Alice
10. I used to model and act

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

Monday, October 24, 2016

On Pre-order: PEARL HARBOR AND MORE: Stories of WWII-December 1941

I have been busy writing on my new Rumours of Wars blog, but realized I need to say something here, for my Goodreads and Google+ followers, if nothing else. I have a short story titled "I am an American" published in the anthology,  

Pearl Harbor and More - Stories of WWII: December 1941.

About I am an American by Robyn Hobusch Echols:

The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the next day the President of the United States delivers an impassioned speech asking for a declaration of war on Japan and Germany. For the families of two Livingston, California, USA high school seniors, Ellen Okita, a first generation American who lives in the Yamato Colony composed of about 100 families of Japanese descent, and Flo Kaufmann, whose father is a first generation American in his family, the war hits home fast and brings unforeseen changes. 

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This digital book, scheduled to be released on November 1, 2016, is available on pre-order from the following booksellers:

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


This week’s Wednesday Wonders is part of a blog tour for
For This We Are Soldiers: Tales of the Frontier Army
By Carla Kelly

For This We Are Soldiers: Tales of the Frontier Army is an anthology of Indian Wars stories written over the course of my writing career. I began writing these short stories when I was a ranger in the National Park Service and working at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Some have appeared in magazines, one in a 2014 Timeless Romance anthology, and two are original with this publication.

Book Description:

From master storyteller Carla Kelly comes this collection of frontier tales that take you behind typical army lines and into the hearts of ordinary men and women who perform extraordinary acts of bravery. From handsome hospital stewards and dashing soldiers to courageous children and wives who will pull at your heartstrings, there's something for everyone's fancy.



From “A Leader of His Troops”

The two men stared at each other. For the first time, Hiram saw the potential in his lieutenant, a spoiled man from a wealthy family, who might, just might become the officer I Company deserved. It could go either way. Certainly the escort would grouse, but they would chase after five of their number who thought to escape the army. They would also follow their lieutenant’s orders and go to Laramie first, if that was the decision.

Hiram knew the troops had heard the first exchange between him and the lieutenant. He also knew that if Shaw disobeyed his commanding officer’s order, the men would talk about it to other men. In a matter of days back at Fetterman, everyone would know they could not count on Lieutenant Shaw, not in small matters as this one probably was, and certainly not in larger matters of survival on a harsh frontier. Shaw would be finished, Hiram knew. Did Shaw know?

“Consider the men you lead, sir,” Hiram said. “That’s all I ask.”

Shaw turned his horse away. He stayed that way a long time. When he turned around, Hiram saw resignation, but also heretofore unseen resolution.

“Let’s go find those miserable sinners, Sergeant,” he said and they moved together toward the escort.


My Book Review:

This collection of short stories was long on historical detail, depth of understanding the human experience and left me with a feel for what it was like being connected to the U.S. Army during the years of the Indian wars on the frontier. Some of the stories left me feeling empathy for those soldiers from captains to enlisted men who found themselves cast adrift after fighting in the Civil War then later found their niche, albeit sometimes a lonely one, in the frontier Army. Soldiers of lower rank sometimes ended up leading their superior officers by exerting diplomacy worthy of ambassadors to foreign nations.

Other stories focused on the women from the wives of officers to lowly maids and laundresses who find themselves working hard to survive in an isolated frontier fort environment. Several of these stories were romances, often telling the stories of those willing to take a chance in spite of military life’s challenges. Others told of undying love and admiration in the face of disasters.

The romance elements in these stories are sweet and clean. The characters are well-developed, and the author pulls the reader in so we can see what is in their minds and souls. I highly recommend this can’t-put-it-down-until-finished collection of stories. At least read enough to find out who clandestinely milked the three hospital cows, and why.


About the Author:

Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light, My Loving Vigil Keeping, and Softly Falling. 

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