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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Teresa Guffanti

Teresa Guffanti is a child of the Most High God. Teresa was born and raised in South Florida; however, she now resides in Dallas Texas, where she currently is the Host and Author of Struggling Blessed but Not Alone Podcast and blog.

Theresa’s life has been a struggle in every way and in every decade. No matter the struggles of life. Teresa has a Can-Do Attitude living on the bible verse that states You can do all things with Christ who strengthens you. Philippians 4:13.

At the age of 11 she was diagnosed with a child’s form of Macular degeneration called Stargardt’s. People in her life may not have believed in her but that did not stop her. For she knew God created her for a greater purpose.  Therefore, she had determined at a young age She would do great things and make a difference in this world.  Teresa may be almost totally blind, but her vision loss does not define her. It has taught her how to reinvent herself as her life changes.

At the age of 14, while attending school, she embarked upon a career path, filling her life with a variety of jobs, from a general worker to having various leadership roles such as Team leader, supervisor, office manager-Store Manager, customer service rep and manager, business owner and partner. She has also found time to engage her life with many community services, holding leadership roles such as president, director, general adviser and committee adviser in these activities. Teresa has always found time to help change the lives of others and support causes she holds dear to her heart.  Teresa graduated high school and received her childcare certificate in 1989. She earned her personal training certification in 1998. This path of education was not a straight shot like most people have. Years later, God gave her an Opportunity to go back to school and show the world she is able to do All Things with God on her side. In 2008 she earned her AA degree at Broward Community college with honors, and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting at Florida Atlantic University in 2012.  Throughout her life, she had to find places to help her learn how to navigate her life changing eye disease. She received training in the areas of Cane travel, braille, assistive technology and independent living. Her thirst for knowledge has inspired her to pursue her master’s degree in seminary and motivational speaking, Teresa Has started a Focus Group called Sharing Insights To better help her low vision and blind peers. She is working on writing her life story, showing The WORLD that GOD LIVES IN AND THROUGH HER Romans 8:28.

Quote by Teresa “Having faith in the lord is more powerful than wishing on a star!”

 I encourage you to Listen to Teresa’s podcast episode and watch her YouTube Video, then connect with her at the following links:

Website:

https://teresa-blessings.blog

focus Group called Sharing Insights.

Email:

Sharing_Insights@outlook.com

All Things Struggling Blessed but Not Alone!

email

Teresa-Blessings@outlook.com

Podcast:

Twitter

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Struggling-blessed-but-not-alone-100679255392680

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Launch Day Interview with Robin Patchen

Stories that Matter

 

Today’s special guest is one of my favorite authors, because she writes in my particular genre. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and enjoy the show. You can either follow one of the links below or you can ask your smart speaker to play Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter Podcast. Please subscribe to my email list to receive a free short story and enter to win a free copy of The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at heart. The winners will be announced on April first.

Without further ado, here is today’s podcast episode.

 

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

Robin Patchen backcover photo

 

Special Guest Interview with Robin Patchen!

 

Hello:

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

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

 

WHO?

Robin Patchen

WHEN?

Tuesday February 16, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube

Inspirational Journeys Podcast

 

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Robin Patchen…

 

Robin Patchen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of Christian romantic suspense. She grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, the setting of her Nutfield Saga books, and then headed to Boston to earn a journalism degree. After college, working in marketing and public relations, she discovered how much she loathed the nine-to-five ball-and-chain. After relocating to the Southwest, she started writing her first novel while she homeschooled her three children. The novel was dreadful, but her passion for storytelling didn’t wane. Thankfully, as her children grew, so did her writing ability. Now that her kids are adults, she has more time to play with the lives of fictional heroes and heroines, wreaking havoc and working magic to give her characters happy endings. When she’s not writing, she’s editing or reading, proving most of her life revolves around the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Visit Robin’s website to receive a free book and stay informed about Robin’s latest projects.

 

Tides of Duplicity

 

Robin’s latest book is entitled Tides of Duplicity, which launched today!

 

Description:

A jewelry heist, a kidnapping, and a choice. When Fitz’s sister disappears, he’ll do anything to get her back, even if it means betraying the woman he’s come to love. 

 

Private investigator Fitz McCaffrey went to Belize on a case, bringing his teenage sister Shelby along with him. They have no good reason to leave the resort and hurry back to the harsh New England winter. They lost their parents, he lost his job as a cop, and they both need time to heal. Besides, when Fitz meets the beautiful and charming Tabitha Eaton, he falls hard. 

 

But minutes after Tabby’s flight leaves, Fitz is summoned by a mobster who believes Tabby broke into the hotel safe the night before and made off with half a million dollars’ worth of jewels—and he has the video evidence to prove it. As Shelby’s guardian, Fitz has to focus on caring for his sister, whether Tabby is innocent or guilty. He refuses to help the man—until he learns the mobster has taken his sister. 

 

The clock is ticking as Fitz scrambles to recover the jewels. If he succeeds, it’ll cost the woman he’s come to care for. If he fails, it’ll cost his sister’s life. 

 

 

Purchase link:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NZT59L9

Other retailers: https://books2read.com/u/bMXwzA

 

 

Excerpt:

 

Tabby had just stepped out of the shower when the doorbell rang, followed instantly by the sound of pounding.

What in the world?

She dried quickly and slipped on her bathrobe, growing more irritated by the second as the doorbell and pounding continued. She was shoving her feet into slippers when she heard a shout.

“Tabby? Are you in there?”

Fitz sounded terrified. He’d acted so strangely at lunch, and now this. What was wrong with him? Where was the easygoing man she’d met in Belize?

She hurried down the stairs and yanked open the door, but the porch was empty. She was about to call out for him when he rounded the house from the side. “What are you doing?”

He didn’t answer, just took her porch steps two at a time and stepped in. “Thank God. Thank God. Are you alone?”

“Um—”

“Are you alone? Is anybody…?” He took in her appearance. “You were in the shower?”

“What’s going on?”

He took her hand and stalked through the dining room, where he checked the windows. One was unlocked. How had that—?

He pulled her behind him into the kitchen, checking every door and window along the way.

“Fitz, what are you—?”

“I’ll explain. Just…” His words trailed as he yanked her through the living room and toward the stairs, tugging her up behind him.

Her racing heart told her there was something seriously wrong. As much as she liked the Fitz she’d met in Belize, the Fitz she’d had lunch with that day was somebody different. He was suspicious and demanding and angry. Whichever Fitz had shown up tonight, she wasn’t going upstairs with him. She grabbed the handrail. “You need to stop.”

He turned to face her, his eyes filled with… fear?

“What’s going on?”

His Adam’s apple bobbed. “I need to search your house for intruders.”

“Why?”

“I’ll explain. I promise. I’d rather you stay with me because I’m worried for your safety. You could wait outside, but… No. It might not be safe out there. But if you’d prefer to wait here—”

“Should I call the police?”

His gaze flicked up the stairs, back to her. “I’d rather you didn’t.”

“Why?”

“I promise I’ll explain. Just let me…” He dropped her hand and ran up the stairs.

As he peeked around, she bristled at the invasion of her privacy. How dare he? He seemed utterly unconcerned when he ran back down, passed her, and rounded the corner at the bottom. She followed into the short hallway between the kitchen and living room and watched as he disappeared through the door that led to the basement.

It was the only door he hadn’t opened on his initial search of her downstairs. Had he known it led to the basement?

How?

Fear coursed through her. Fear of what, she didn’t know.

Of him?

Something else?

A moment later, he came upstairs. Before she could process what was happening, he pulled her into his arms and held her against his chest. “Thank God you’re safe.”

She gripped his jacket. “What is happening?”

“I promise, I’ll explain everything. I just…”

He looked down at her, and the dark fear that had pulsed between them turned to something different.

He dropped his arms. But he didn’t back up.

She stared into his eyes, trying to discern what she saw. The fear was still there, but lurking behind it, desire.

His hands slid along her jaw, into her hair.

Her skin tingled to her toes.

Despite his crazy behavior, despite her own worries moments before, everything in her wanted to step closer, to lose herself in him.

 

Connect with Robin at the following links:

Website: http://robinpatchen.com

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

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/robin-patchen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5187882.Robin_Patchen

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Patchen/e/B00A289790/

 

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, send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

 

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Original Poetry: My Poetry Season

The following poem is an expression of how difficult I find poetry writing to be during the winter months. When the weather warms up in the spring, you can find me taking a walk or sitting out on my porch, having a think and either coming up with new ideas for my novels, singing a song that fills my heart or writing a new poem to share with you.

My poetry comes alive

When I sit outside

In my distraction free zone.

When I must hide

Cooped up inside

Verses drift away one by one.

If you enjoyed the poem above, please subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win a free copy of my poetry book entitled The Spirit of Creativity and receive a free short story. If you wish to purchase my poetry book, it’s available in eBook and Audiobook formats.

Please be sure to check out my latest guest appearance on the Struggling blessed but not alone podcast with my friend and fellow blogger, Teresa Guffanti.

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to get a behind the scenes look at my author life and subscribe to my Inspirational Journeys podcast and my YouTube channel for more inspirational content. Until next time, Happy writing.

Blessings,

Ann

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Luke Seibert

Despite the technical difficulties we faced, my special guest and I had an interesting conversation about his writing life, his vision loss and the other hobbies he enjoys. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation.

“Scripture quotations used in the podcast episode linked below have been taken from the NASB (New American Standard Bible) Copyright 1971, 1995, by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

Please subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win a free audible code for The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart and to receive a free short story.

Without further ado, here’s today’s featured guest.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Special Guest Interview with Luke Seibert!

Hello:

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

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Luke Seibert

WHEN?

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

WHERE?

Inspirational Journeys Podcast

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Luke Seibert

Luke Seibert is the oldest of seven children and lives in North Alabama with his family. He became blind at the age of nineteen, and while adjusting to his new life, discovered a love for writing. Today, Luke is working on his masters degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological seminary, preaches at his local church, and loves writing stories. He has self-published four novels, and has several more he is currently working on. Though he enjoys writing stories set in modern times, he especially enjoys writing historical fiction works. Some of his other interests that are incorporated into his writing include woodworking and bluegrass music.

Luke’s featured book is entitled:

The Master Of My Life

Description:

Hate. It’s what drove Josh Neelon from his home eight years ago, and he’s been running ever since. But now with Savannah in his life and things picking up at work, Josh is finally beginning to think he has reached the refuge he has been seeking. Who cares about what happened back then when he was a kid? He was out on his own now, doing what he knew was best.

But then Paul Griffen, a twelve-year-old boy diagnosed with terminal cancer, tears open an old wound and forces Josh to confront the demons—demons from his past that he has been trying desperately to force back into their graves. Paul’s simple faith brings questions to the table that Josh would give anything to avoid having to deal with. But when those questions continue to demand answers, Josh realizes he has the same choice in front of him once again: he can stay and wrestle with his own conscience, or he can leave yet again and begin a new life. As his friendship grows with Paul and memories continue to rise up to haunt him, Josh knows that he can sit on the fence no longer. The time for decision has come.

Purchase link:

Excerpt:

Mac weaseled his way ahead of us, the first in the line, first to get his food.  Go figure.  I followed Jackson and Tom toward the counter, studying the menu hanging on the wall behind the register.  The “menu” consisted of a large blackboard, with different colors of chalk distinguishing the different sandwiches, salads, and soups offered.  I was trying to decide between a Reuben melt and an Italian Meat combo, when a conversation at the table behind me arrested my attention.  It wasn’t so much what they said, but who was doing the talking that captivated me.  I turned around hesitantly, almost afraid of the memories that would be resurrected from their graves if my suspicions were true.  I already had to rebury one group of them on Friday, but those would be nothing compared to these ghosts.

A group of guys lounged at a round table, just finishing up their various sandwiches and subs.  A few of them sported various ballcaps, and most wore jeans and a t-shirt.  But my eyes were drawn like a magnet to the owner of the voice that had seized my attention.  He was a pretty young guy, probably early thirties.  He wore a brown flannel shirt, with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows.  He wiped his mouth with his napkin, and began to stand up.  As his eye caught mine, he froze half-way out of his chair, staring at me.  It seemed like he was trying to remember, as if he thought he knew me, but knew that it couldn’t be.  But there was no fog clouding my vision as I surveyed my brother-in-law.

If memories were waters behind a dam, the dam just burst.  Images from eight years ago poured over each other in rapid succession.  Images of riding in this man’s truck.  Pictures of him and my sister Rachel waiting on the path ahead of me.  Memories of playing guitar to his runs on the banjo.  Memories.  All those memories I thought I had successfully buried long ago and were no more.  I turned away, hoping that he had not observed the pain-filled look of recognition I must have shown.  I riveted my attention on the menu, trying to hold back the dam, trying to rebury those demons of yesterday.  I had made my decision; it would be the Reuben.

Jackson took his receipt from the cashier, and Thomas stepped up to the counter.  I went to take a step forward, but a hand resting on my shoulder halted my tread.  “Josh?  Josh Neelon, is that you?” I gritted my teeth.  After all these years, why did he have to reappear now.  But, he was here.  What could I do?

I turned to face the lanky, clean-shaven man that addressed me.  “Hey, Charlie.  It’s been a long time.”

Connect with Luke at the following links:

Website:

http://lukeseibert.com/

Blog:

https://lukeseibertblog.home.blog/

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, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

Follow me on Social media:

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Marian McSpadden

 

Are you trapped in an area of your life, but don’t think you can break free? Listen as my special guest shares her story of breaking free from the culture she grew up in, so she could share the message God laid on her heart.

Please be sure to sign up for my email list for a chance to win a free audible code for my poetry book entitled The Spirit of Creativity and to receive a free short story.

Without further ado, here’s today’s featured blogpost.

 

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

Special Guest Interview with Marian McSpadden!

 

Hello:

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

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

 

 

WHO?

Marian McSpadden

WHEN?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast Episode

 

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Marian McSpadden…

 

Marian McSpadden, along with her husband, own a multimillion-dollar business. She was born in the secluded culture of a horse-drawn buggy religious organization she escaped in the dark. Immediately she was attracted to education. She took a GED and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

She sees no skin color and can bridge cultural gaps and speaks to corporate, women’s and other groups. You want her to speak to your group and be inspired by her directness and authentic stories. She believes everyone deserves the chance to live a joyful, free and fulfilled life.

Marian private coaches clients to break free from what is not working in their lives or move to the next level. 

 

Almost Everything You Try Doesn't Work book cover image

 

Marian’s featured book is entitled:

Pretty Much Everything You Try Doesn’t Work

 

Description:

It’s true. We’ve all believed something that wasn’t true and been trapped by a fear, an emotion, a circumstance or relationship.

In my book “Pretty Much Everything You Try Doesn’t Work,” I share five steps to help you break free from what is holding you back from living your best life.

 

Purchase links:

www.everythingyoutry.com

 https://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Much-Everything-Doesnt-Work-ebook/dp/B08N5VCMQX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FFUNII52TT1X&dchild=1&keywords=pretty+much+everything+you+try+doesn%27t+work&qid=1606014951&sprefix=pretty+much+%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-1

 

Excerpt:

Take some time to look at your traps and what’s limiting you. Maybe there are certain ways that you talk to your spouse, parent your kids, or spend your money simply because that’s the way you’ve always done it—because you believe that’s how it should be done. Here’s the question you need to ask yourself: What would the payoff be if I changed the way I do something? There’s always a payoff—and if it’s attractive enough, if it’s important enough to you, if it means enough to you—you can push through the pain to the reward. And it starts with a decision.

 

Connect with Marian at the following links:

Website:  http://www.marianmcspadden.com

Linked in: linkedin.com/in/marian-mcspadden-0540287
Facebook: www.facebook.com/marian.mcspadden

 

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.

 

Follow me on Social media:

https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration

https://twitter.com/annwrites75

https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1

https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys

 

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Linville M. Meadows

Today’s special guest shares highlights of his journey from addiction to sobriety. Sit back, relax and eavesdrop on an enlightening and positively delightful conversation.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win a free copy of The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart in either eBook or Audiobook and to receive a free short story.

Without further ado, here’s today’s featured podcast presentation.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Photo of Linville Meadows

Special Guest Interview with Dr. Linville M. Meadows!

Hello:

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

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Linville M. Meadows

WHEN?

Wednesday January 13, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast Episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Lin Meadows…

Dr. Meadows is an Honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and studied at Duke University. He later held faculty positions at both institutions. He was recognized internationally for his work in cancer research, receiving both grants and awards; he authored numerous scientific articles. He was designated a Clinical Investigator of the National Cancer Institute.

His recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol began May 7, 1997. Since then, he has counseled a large number of addicts and alcoholics striving to get clean and sober. His observations and study over the last 20+ years form the basis for A SPIRITUAL PATHWAY TO RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION, A PHYSICIAN’S JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY.

He and his wife live on a hobby farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  In the barnyard you will find 2 sheep, 3 alpacas, 1 donkey, and numerous birds including turkeys, ducks, geese, and bunch of chickens.  An organic garden sits nearby.  He is an avid photographer and plays bluegrass guitar.

Lin’s latest book is entitled A Spiritual Pathway to Recovery from Addiction, A Physician’s Journal of Discovery

Description:

A MEMOIR BASED ON THE REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES OF A CANCER DOCTOR addicted to drugs and alcohol and how he found his way back.  His inspiring and gripping story takes you deep into the dark world of addicted physicians.  He shares the techniques and principles they used to recover.  Here you will find hope and healing. A step-by-step guide for understanding and treating substance abuse.  Even if you’ve relapsed or failed other programs, here you will find the help you need.

YOU WILL FIND ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS

You will find answers to these questions.

Am I an alcoholic? Am I an addict?

How did I get this disease? Can it be cured?

Will I ever be able to drink socially again?

How can I get over this insane craving?

How can spiritual principles help me?

What is a Higher Power, and why do I need one?

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE

The disease concept of addiction

Overcoming the uncontrollable craving

Finding the openness, honesty, and willingness to change

Dealing with past mistakes and removing character defects

Exchanging my old addictive ways of thinking for healthier ones

Finding spiritual principles I can live by

Living without fear or worry

Finding happiness within myself

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM READING THIS BOOK?

The reader who wants to know if his drinking is out of control. The reader who knows he is in trouble and wants to change. The old-timer who wants to learn more about his disease. And the practitioner who treats these people.

Purchase link

https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Pathway-Recovery-Addiction-Physicians-ebook/dp/B08HKGBQFR/ref=zg_bs_156553011_f_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=H4DXJM1WS86503JTGYBY

Connect with Lin at the following links:

Websites:

https://www.spiritualpathwaytorecovery.com/

https://www.theanswerisrecovery.com/

Social media links:

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTOgcSK5C64fHigTGHCthg?reload=9&view_as=subscriber

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/linville.meadows.5

Twitter

https://twitter.com/meadowslin

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/linville_meadows/

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/linville-m-meadows-m-d-46006715/

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.

Follow me on Social media:

https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration

https://twitter.com/annwrites75

https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1

https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Debra Taubenslag

 

Today we celebrate an upcoming book launch, as my guest shares her spiritual journey and how she learned to help her son thrive, despite his disability. Sit back, relax and enjoy our conversation.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to receive a free short story and for a chance to win a free audiobook code for the Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at heart.

 

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

 

Special Guest Interview with Debra Taubenslag!

 

Hello:

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

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

 

 

WHO?

Debra Taubenslag

WHEN?

Sunday January 10, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube Video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Debra Taubenslag …

 

Author bio: Debra Taubenslag, The Transformational Mentor, is a published author of two books; NO STONE UNTURNED: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds, and Not Crazy Just Enlightened published in 2000.  (Which resulted in a national nineteen-city book tour where she educated the public by conducting metaphysical stage hypnosis presentations.)

 She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnosis, and has been in private practice since 1987. 

In addition, Debra holds additional teaching degrees in Speech, Theatre, and Special Education.  She is also a Spiritual Minister.

She has served on the faculty of a higher educational institution as a teacher of Hypnosis and Massage Therapy, as well as a workshop leader at the National Guild of Hypnotists convention.  She conducts worldwide unique hands-on presentations and workshops to educate the public and corporations about hypnosis and healing. 

Debra holds additional certifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Life Between Lives, Colored Light Therapy, Hypnosis for Cancer Patients and Caregivers, and Color Image Consulting. Additional advanced training includes Psychic/Mediumship Development, Shamanism and Vibrational Energy Healing.   

She has been an active member for over 23 years in the National Guild of Hypnotists, with memberships in the International Hypnosis Federation, International Association of Research and Regression Therapy, Association of Past Life Research and Therapies, and American Board of Hypnotherapy, and World Association of Image Consultants,

Debra Taubenslag is a teacher, healer and metaphysician; a mender of souls. Through the development of her own spiritual awareness, her mission is to help people discover their true purpose, why they are here, and what they need to accomplish.

 

No Stone Unturned book cover image

Her new book is entitled:

No Stone Unturned: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds

 

Description:

 

ATTENTION: Parents of Special Needs Children

Imagine if you could help your special needs child discover his/her highest potential while healing your own frustration, burnout, and fear of the future.

No Stone Unturned: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds is a 35-year odyssey exploring a multitude of health and healing modalities. When Debra was given a severe prognosis of her son’s future, she quickly discovered that combining both conventional and non-conventional methods from other cultures, centuries, and belief systems were the answers that held the key to unlocking the unused portion of his brain.

In the process, her son discovered his purpose for surviving and healed in miraculous ways. His mom Debra also changed in the process and discovered her purpose as well. Together they moved from fear and impossibility to freedom. This is more than just a story of transformation. It is a memoir of a regular mom and her special needs kid who shares her intimate story of struggle and triumph in order to teach others how they did it.

This is an invitation to explore another way of coping and interpreting your experience. If you are ready to learn that your mind, thoughts, and intention are more powerful than you could ever imagine and that you truly do hold all your answers within, then this book is for you. It will hopefully provide hope and encouragement to explore the ocean of possibilities waiting to be discovered and experienced. 

 

Coming Soon. Available on Amazon January 17, 2021

 

Connect with Deb at the following links:

www.debrataubenslag.com

https://www.facebook.com/nostoneunturnedthebook

https://www.instagram.com/debrataubenslag

https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-taubenslag-4875b426/

 

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Inspirational Journeys Presents The Spirit Of Creativity Audiobook Launch Party with Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson

This is the logo for my Inspirational Journeys Podcast

Please join me in celebrating my audiobook launch party with my special guests. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for an opportunity to receive a free Audible code. Click the links below to view and hear the interview and launch party. You’re in for a special treat!

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS

Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson together in a performance

THE SPIRIT OF CREATIVITY AUDIOBOOK LAUNCH PARTY WITH LILLIAN YVES AND VINCENT LEE GRAYSON!

Hello:

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

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson

WHEN?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

WHERE?

Narrator interview video

Book launch party video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST NARRATORS Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson…

LEEANNE ROWE/ LILLIAN YVES  Originally from Oklahoma, and a graduate of AMDA in NYC, LeeAnne eventually made her way to SoCal. She likes to say she is from the East, West, and somewhere in the middle. She is a #1 best selling narrator on Amazon, an after school Drama teacher for the LAUSD and has been performing around California for over 15 years. She is a published author, co-writing novels under the name LeeAnne Hansen and a children’s book, All Things I can do under Lilly Rowe.  

GRAYDON SCHLICHTER/VINCENT LEE GRAYSON  Graydon boldly declared at the age of five that he would “make Books on Tape” someday.  Five year old Graydon would be very pleased to see that grown up(ish) Graydon has made good on the vow.  Partnering with Lilly might be a bit more distressing to the lad since the younger version knew for a fact that “girls have cooties!” Still, a sacrifice worth making in the name of art! Although a stage actor and sound designer, for now those passions are on hold, all the better to focus on audiobooks.  

Connect with Lillian and Vincent online at the following links:

www.LillianYves.com 

https://www.facebook.com/lillianyvesvoicea/image

Promotional book cover for my poetry book

Today’s featured book is entitled:

The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart

Written by Ann Harrison

Description:

Ann Harrison’s first book of poems delve into her creative journey, given to her by the Holy Spirit. The first section, entitled A Writers Life, covers her journey from writer to creative dreamer, until she blooms into a published author.

The second section, entitled Seaside Poems, will take you on a walk along the seashore, where the Holy Spirit and your muse awaits to fill your heart and mind with inspiration, pulling you out of your creative slump. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you fill page after page with words, pictures or fill your hands with whatever creative task you strive to undertake, as you read these verses, which come straight from the author’s heart.

The third and final section entitled Poems from the Heart, describes the journey of a lost soul as he gives his heart to Jesus and finds a new beginning. Others describe a narrator’s sorrowful tears melting into joyful music and singing. Some of these verses touch on the author’s spiritual walk with the Lord and the music God has placed within her soul. Open your heart and let your mind wander as the Holy Spirit speaks to you through each verse within these pages.

Purchase links:

https://books2read.com/TheSpiritOfCreativity

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 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, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

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author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Sue Parrisher

Today’s episode was aired in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Click the links below to hear my special guest share her journey from victim to survivor.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Special Guest Interview with Sue Parisher!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
Sue Parisher
WHEN?
Tuesday October 6, 2020
WHERE?
Youtube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Sue Parisher…

LTC (Ret.) Sue Parisher served twenty-one honorable years on active duty, living a double life of capability and accomplishment in the service
while enduring brutality and abusiveness in her twenty-year oppressive marriage.
The constant need to relocate due to Army orders every few years definitely contributed to her abuser’s ability to weaken her defenses against him. The
atmosphere of military masculinity of the time and her daughter’s diagnosis of leukemia continually added gasoline to the horrors of her world.
Today, Sue is happily married to a wonderful Christian man whose children and family have overwhelmingly welcomed her into their world. She has three unbelievable
children who have been her inspiration and motivation during all these trying times. Her daughter’s cancer has been in remission for 15 years.

Sue’s book is entitled Rock Bottom and Faithless: Defeating the Lies of Domestic Abuse with God’s Truth

Description:
Seven years after separating from my abuser, a nervous breakdown revealed the reality that time alone was not going to heal the horrors of
abuse.
Being separated from my abusive husband didn’t make me a domestic violence survivor. It surely didn’t release me from the grip of his brainwashing control
and the innate power he had over me.
As I started putting my shattered life back together after being separated from my abuser, I still felt his compelling control shaping my every thought
and action. I didn’t feel like a domestic violence survivor just because I was no longer with my abuser. In fact, I felt like a remotely-controlled, confused
puppet still shaken by residual influences in my mind.
In order to become a true survivor, knowing that the thoughts in my head were mine, I had to: identify the deeply rooted lies of my abuser that I believed
were true, extract the lies, lean on God’s strength to defeat the lies and replace them with His word, and acknowledge that the trauma experienced from
the abuse left physical and emotional scars that needed to be furthered explored.

Purchase link:

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Connect with Sue at the following links:
https://www.recoveringfromdomesticviolence.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SueParisherAuthor/

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 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 or fill out the contact form below with Inspirational Journeys in either the subject line of your email or the comment section of the form, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Children’s Picture Book Author Ellwyn Autumn

Today’s special guest is an author who writes children’s picture books, Middle grade and young adult fantasy novels. Click the links to watch or listen to our engaging author conversation. Fir behind the scenes updates on my writing life and to learn about new releases, please subscribe to my mailing list.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

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This is the photo of my special podcast guest

Special Guest Interview with Children’s picture book author Ellwyn Autumn!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
Ellwyn Autumn
WHEN?
Friday December 11, 2020
WHERE?
Youtube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Ellwyn Autumn…

Ellwyn Autumn is an American author/blogger and a certified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education. She writes children’s picture books, middle-grade novels, and Young Adult fiction.
Ellwyn’s first self-published novel, Chris Kringle’s Cops The First Mission, was a Finalist in the 2016 Reader’s Favorite International Book Contest. Her Kamyla Chung picture book series addresses difficult issues facing young children. Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully is on Jedlie’s Certified Great Reads List, earned Story Monster Approval as well as Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Medal.
Ellwyn discovered her passion for writing in second grade when she had to write a book report for school. She was so excited to write the report, until her mother told her that she had to write about someone else’s book and not her own story. Ellwyn became indignant and decided that once she finished the book report, she would most certainly write her own original story. She has been writing ever since!
Ellwyn lives with her family in Pennsylvania. She loves all things magical, curling up with a good book, writing stories, and almost anything with chocolate in it.

Her latest release is entitled:
Teddy Bear Tea

Description:
It’s teatime in the forest! Come along with Teddy and his woodland friends for a lively tea party filled with enchantment and fun. Don’t be late. They’re serving tea at promptly three!

Purchase link:

Connect with Ellwyn at the following links:


https://www.facebook.com/ellwynautumnauthor/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBbmeghJYUgldeJmal4TkA?view_as=subscriber
https://www.instagram.com/ellwynautumn/

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 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 or fill out the contact form below, with Inspirational Journeys in either the subject line of your email or the comment section of the form, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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