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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Live for a Living with Jamal Jivanjee

This week, my special guest and I had a fabulous conversation about what it means to live for a living. I even learned that Yoga actually means unity toward the end of this episode. Pull up a chair, grab some refreshments, and hang out with us as we take a deep dive into this concept..

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Living for a Living with Jamal Jivanjee

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WHO?

Jamal Jivanjee

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

WHERE?

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MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Jamal Jivanjee …

Jamal Jivanjee is an Amazon best-selling author, podcaster, and full-time life coach. Jamal is an author with over twenty years of experience working with people in various stages of personal struggle and challenges. After traveling to many cultures around the globe, and now as a full-time life coach, Jamal has discovered the common roots of human suffering along with the sustainable solutions required to help people become liberated and empowered. Jamal is passionate about serving individuals, couples, and groups on the path toward enlightenment, wholeness, and liberation. 

With his book, “Living for a Living: Moving From a Mindset of Survival to An Economy of Love,” Jamal continues his quest to help people set a clear intention for their lives. By helping to identify and clear systems of belief that create fear, disharmony, and disease, Jamal seeks to restore awareness of the unitive divine flow of abundance.

Description:

From boutique Christian publisher Quoir, Jamal Jivanjee’s latest book, “Living for a Living,” explores the essence of what it means to transition beyond a survival based focus in life to actually living for a living. Jamal insightfully breaks us out of the enslaving mindset of survival and lack, and enlightens us with the liberating economy of love and service. “Living for a Living” strives to serve as an invitation into a world where living for a living isn’t the exception, it’s the rule.

Purchase link:

Living for a Living: Moving from a Mindset of Survival to an Economy of Love: Jivanjee, Jamal, Palmer, Jim: 9781938480386: Amazon.com: Books

Connect with Jamal at the following links:

www.jamaljivanjee.com
https://www.facebook.com/jamal.jivanjee

https://twitter.com/JamalJivanjee
https://www.youtube.com/user/Jamaljivanjee1

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As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: The Story Behind John Alexander’s Lyrical Rendition of The Velveteen Rabbit

This week, John Alexander and I talk about his love of writing, and his inspiration for creating his lyrical rendition of The Velveteen Rabbit. Come along for this incredible journey and make sure to pick up your copy of this new book today.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

The Story Behind John Alexander’s Lyrical Rendition of The Velveteen Rabbit

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I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

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WHO?

John Alexander

WHEN?

Friday, November 25, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR John Alexander…

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

John spent his childhood in Rusk, Texas. He attended college at the University of Texas earning degrees in Physics and Math, then spent many years developing innovative communications systems. While still working, he began writing fiction in his spare time and published The Enclave, a mystery/suspense novel, in 2010.

Since leaving high tech in 2014, he now spends full time pursuing his writing passion. John writes children’s books to capture their imagination and help them discover the love of reading early in life. He especially loves writing books that help elementary school children discover that reading is a fun adventure. The chapter books in the Amber-Autumn mystery series, including Christmas Garden, Grandfather’s Blessing, Golden Campout, and The Secret Room appeal to elementary school children. His first picture book, Words That Soar, won first place at the 2019 North Texas Book Festival. The Christmas Gift, published by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc, came out in 2019 and also won an award in the 2020 North Texas Book Festival.

John discovered his love for rhyme and released his debut book of poetry, Timeless Tales, in 2018. His next book of poetry, Quiet Time Rhymes: Peace in the Pandemic, released August 2020, contains poems written during the pandemic offering prayers of hope and encouragement, heartfelt cries to God, and words of encouragement. He continued to write poems and Quiet Time Rhymes Volume II: Into the Light released March 2021. The books won first and second place awards in the 2021 North Texas Book Festival. As the poems kept coming, he combined them into a daily book of poems, Daily Reflections: 365 Lyrical Poems.

John continues to write and records his poems on his website: QuietTimeRhymes.com as a ministry to share his poems with others.

John’s latest book is entitled The Velveteen Rabbit Lyrical Rendition.

Description:

This book is a new lyrical rendition of the 100-year-old classic, The Velveteen Rabbit. If you love classical poetry with meter and rhyme, you’ll enjoy this poetic retelling of the story loved by so many generations. Here’s the introduction to John Alexander’s poetic rendition …

In her story, beloved, ten decades ago
The Velveteen Rabbit, so many now know,
By Margery Williams, a classical tale,
Still tugs at our heartstrings each time without fail.

I’m compelled to adapt it, convert it to rhyme.

I’ll maintain the essence, the beauty sublime,

The heart and the soul with each line that I pen.

The story is lovely, it’s time to begin.

Purchase link: Will be available on Amazon hardback and paperback on November 18th.

Connect with John at the following links:

Quiet Time Rhymes | Lyrical poems that I write during my quiet time most mornings.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086016323985

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Leadership, Inspiration and Motivation with Jeff Tomaszewski

This week, my special guest shares his views on Leadership, Inspiration, and Motivation and he shares the story of how the sudden loss of his wife changed his life.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Leadership, Inspiration, and Motivation with Jeff Tomaszewski

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I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

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WHO?

Jeff Tomaszewski

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

WHERE?

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Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST ENTREPRENEUR Jeff Tomaszewski (in his own words)…

Our training methodology has been featured on CNN, ESPN Radio, NPR, and Vogue, to name a few.

I’m an exercise specialist, or a life changer, to some.  My mission is to help as many people as possible to live a high-quality life into their golden years.I’ve spent the last 17 years asking the question: “What’s the least amount of time I can spend exercising and still achieve amazing results?” As a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, I’ve been testing and refining the most efficient, effective, and safe way to exercise that yields me and my clients the biggest ROI on our time with regard to our health and fitness. I have discovered that it is the quality, more importantly, the intensity of the time spent exercising rather than the quantity of the time that truly produces results – the end result was the creation of a very special program that has helped hundreds of greater Cleveland high achievers transform their lives with.

Connect with Jeff at the following links:

Jeff’s youTube channel

https://www.facebook.com/maxstrengthfit

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Hey everyone, Check out my latest newsletter announcement about Alison Hendrix’s book launch party on Facebook Live, Wednesday at 2 PM EST.

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News and Inspiration From the Heart and a Book Launch Announcement

Dearly beloved readers in the blogosphere,

Welcome to News and Inspiration from the Heart. I will be sharing some blogposts in the coming weeks to give you a behind the scenes look into my poetry, Kidlit, and editing life.

In the meantime, I have an exciting announcement to share! My dear author friend and sister in Christ Allison Hendrix is launching  a new children’s chapter book entitled Tumdrum and the Fairyfriend Legend on November 23, 2022! You can preorder the book here.

Here’s what I want you to do: tell me what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving in the comments below. I will pick three winners at random from those who comment and you will get either a free eBook of Tumdrum and the Fairyfriend Legend.  If Children’s fairy stories isn’t your jam, that’s okay, because I also have free US and UK audible codes for my poetry book entitled The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart. Winners will be announced during Alison’s Facebook launch party, and by email on November 23rd. If you’d like to be entered into the drawing, please leave your email address in the comments, or contact me  with your response along with your email address. Be  sure to follow my blog if you haven’t already done so, because I will be posting a link to the Facebook live, so you can join in the fun.

I look forward to chatting with you soon. God Bless and happy reading.

Blessings,

Ann

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: A conversation about Writing Routines, Ghostwriting and Author Collaborations with Kent Sanders

On today’s episode, Kent Sanders and I talk about writing routines, ghost writing, and the story of how he and Billy Stanley collaborated on the book entitled The Faith of Elvis. Be sure to have a method for taking notes while listening to this conversation, because there are some tips and nuggets of inspiration you won’t want to miss.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

A Conversation about Writing Routines, Ghostwriting and Author collaborations with Kent Sanders

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WHO?

Kent Sanders

WHEN?

Friday, November 18, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Kent Sanders and his coauthor Billy Stanley…

Billy Stanley is a New York Times bestselling author and the stepbrother of Elvis Presley. As one of the singer’s trusted confidants, Stanley witnessed Elvis’s faith in action firsthand. A successful salesman and former airplane mechanic, Stanley and his wife, Liz, live in Memphis, Tennessee, just a few miles from Graceland.

Kent Sanders is the founder of Inkwell Ghostwriting, which helps leaders grow their business through books and other content. He is also the author and co-author of numerous books, including 18 Words to Live By: A Father’s Wisdom on What Matters Most and co-author of The Faith of Elvis: A Story Only a Brother Can Tell with Billy Stanley, Elvis Presley’s stepbrother.

In addition to writing books for himself and his clients, Kent loves to help other writers. He is the host of the Daily Writer podcast, which helps writers cultivate the habits for creative success, and the founder of the Daily Writer membership community. He lives just outside of St. Louis and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and teenage son.

The Faith of Elvis was written by Billy Stanley with Kent Sanders, which is today’s featured book.

Description:

Behind the glamour and the crowds. Beyond the movies and the records.

Apart from all who knew him, wanted to know him, or just wanted to be near him.

Billy Stanley knew Elvis Presley as a brother—and as a man of deep faith.

From the day Billy Stanley arrived at Graceland and received a bear hug from the King of Rock and Roll to the last conversation they ever had, one thing stayed the same: Elvis’s passion for sharing God’s love with as many people he could.

In The Faith of Elvis,Billy illuminates Elvis’s Christian journey—from the notes Elvis made in his beloved Bible to his struggles with sin as his fame increased to his remarkable generosity toward fans and movie stars alike.

Through this first-hand account, you will find

  • touching family stories of the Elvis that pop culture doesn’t know;
  • a keen look into how Elvis intricately wove his faith into every part of his life;
  • insights into the ups-and-downs the four brothers experienced while at home and on the road together; and
  • examples of Elvis’s profound influence on others—from those closest to him to his cherished fans and, ultimately, the world at large.

Here you will find your own faith strengthened and your heart turned more toward heaven—or as Elvis would say, toward the only true King.

Purchase link:

Connect with Billy Stanley and Kent Sanders at the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/billy.stanley.900

https://kentsanders.net

https://dailywriterlife.com

https://facebook.com/kent.sanders

https://instagram.com/kentsanders

https://instagram.com/dailywriterlife

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As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Take a Soul Selfie with Heather Carter

This week, I had an amazing interview with a special guest whom I inadvertently met by listening to the Where Did You See God podcast with previous guest Paul Granger. Grab a snack and your favorite beverage and come join us as we talk about how she started writing her blogs and unpack some of these lessons you can learn while taking your own soul selfie.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Take a Soul Selfie with Heather Carter

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WHO?

Heather Carter

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

WHERE?

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Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Heather Carter…

Heather Carter’s battle with Leukemia in 2015 prompted her to capture what she refers to as “soul-selfies” — candid reflections on life that are raw, poignant, and unfiltered. She began writing a reflective series of blog posts while in the hospital.

Connect with Heather at the following links:

www.heathercarterwrites.com

https://www.facebook.com/heathercarterwrites

https://www.instagram.com/soulselfieblog

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Path of Totality Book Launch with Heather Kreke

In today’s episode, Heather Kreke and I talk about her writing process and her debut novel entitled Path of Totality, which launched on November ninth. Come hang out with us as we celebrate her debut book launch.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Path of Totality with Heather Kreke

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WHO?

Heather Kreke

WHEN?

Friday, November 11, 2022

WHERE?

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Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Heather Kreke…

Heather Kreke is passionate about showing teens and young adults they can find hope in God’s plan for their lives—even through the darkest times. She is the Blog Manager for Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, and a Coordinator for the Blue Ridge Readers Connection. In her spare time, she teaches writing classes, shoots archery, and camps with her family. Married since 2004, Heather has three daughters. She loves connecting with readers on her website heatherkreke.com, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Heather’s debut novel is entitled Path of Totality.

Description:

Jadzia Mills never wanted to become a killer, but when World War III comes to American soil, Jadzia is torn from her family. Forced to join the military, she fights alongside her best friend. When he is killed by a Zealot, Jadzia disappears to reunite with her mother and brother.

Alone, she embarks on a perilous cross-country journey trying to stay ahead of those desperately trying to find her.

Help comes in an unexpected way when she meets Ryker and his group of survivors. When Ryker insists upon helping her, Jadzia’s mixed feelings toward him only complicate her goals.

Can they work together despite the odds between them when sacrifice seems the only way to survive?

Purchase link:

Connect with Heather at the following links:

Website: https://www.heatherkreke.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hkreke

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HKreke

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com heather_kreke

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hkre1003 @hkre1003

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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InspirationalJourneys Presents: The Little Miss History Children’s Book Series with Bargara Ann Mojica

This week on Inspirational Journeys, my special guest and I have an in depth conversation about history, helping children learn about history in a fun and exciting way, and she shares the story behind the Little Miss History series.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

The Little Miss History Children’s Book Series with Barbara Ann Mojica

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I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

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WHO?

Barbara Ann Mojica

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

WHERE?

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MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Barbara Ann Mojica …

Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara writes monthly historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner “Passages.” Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, Barbara hopes to educate, entertain, and inspire children to learn about historical people and places. Little Miss History’s antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages. She firmly believes, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered more than twenty awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers’ Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Awards

Barbara’s featured book is entitled” Little Miss HISTORY Travels to INDEPENDENCE HALL & The Museum of the American Revolution

Description:

The United States Constitution is the oldest federal constitution in existence. This document, along with the Bill of Rights, lays out the rights and responsibilities of its citizens. The Founding Fathers embraced the principles of the Enlightenment and a vision of liberty and justice for all. Trace their footsteps at Independence Hall and the Museum of the American Revolution.

Purchase link:

WHY DOES INDEPENDENCE HALL NATIONAL PARK INSPIRE FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE?

                        YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK TO GET THE ANSWERS.

  • Visit the birthplace of the United States   
  • Learn about the history of Independence Hall·        
  • How was the federal Constitution created?
  • What is the Declaration of Independence?
  • How did women, slaves, and workers view it?     
  • How did the revolutionaries survive against a great world power?         
  • Witness George Washington’s sleeping tent and military headquarters·         
  • How did the Revolution tear apart the colonies?         
  • What kind of nation did it create?         
  • Find out why abolitionists, suffragettes, and freedom-loving people embraced the Liberty Bell·         
  • What is the significance of Christ Church Burial Ground?

Connect with Barbara at the following links”

Website: https://www.littlemisshistory.com/

Blog:       https://bamauthor.me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Littlemisshistorycom/

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/bamauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bamauthor

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVUU3m8cCeBUr2wxHAQi6Lw

Instagram: https://instagram.com/bamauthor

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/bamauthor

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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