Normally, parents are the ones who say they are so proud of their kids. I know my Mom (and Dad) are proud of both me and my brother but today I want to tell you about how PROUD I am of my Mommy (and Daddy).
About 15ish years ago my Mom started writing… and writing… and writing… She stored these writings on her computer and didn’t quite know what to do with them. My Mom is a Metaphysical Teacher and Spirit Channeler (now also a published Author!).
About 5 years ago she decided it was time to publish all these writings because she knew they would help who ever read them. She enlisted the help of her family to assist her with the project Conversations with a Friend
: Dad: Editing and Managing, Anna: Art/Design/Photography, Stephen: Final Proof Reading and Material Critiquing, Adam: IT and Web Support, Leela and Stealth: Moral support and purring. Together as a team we made it happen.
I had promised my mom a blog once she was published
. I wanted to do a whole shoot and write about her… Truth is though that we have both been so busy that neither one of us has been able to do it so… instead I gathered images my dad took at her first book signing event for the blog along with some of the creative work I did for her.
My mom and dad have helped me this past year overcome some of my own challenges and fears. I was blocking my own self from succeeding in business because I just felt like I wasn’t good enough to do what I was doing. I was always sad and negative and I needed help. My mom, through meditation and spirit channeling, was able to give me guidance and support to help me overcome my own barriers. Ever since my 1 to 1 with her, this year has been quite incredible. I don’t feel the same sadness and worthlessness I felt. I feel joy and happiness and gratefulness for everything. As a mom she changed my life for the better by how she loved and raised me and my brother but she changed it again for the better as I embarked into the world of being a business owner. I love her so much and I want to world to know about her. She is an incredible person, a published Author (yes MOM YOU ARE!
), an incredible teacher and someone absolutely worth knowing.
So, I am doing something special for her to spread the word about her awesomeness. I am giving away 3 books today! YES 3! 1. Hardback signed book and 2. soft cover books (my international fans can play too, if you win you have the option of receiving an e-book instead of the soft cover or if you want the actual book or won the signed book then I kindly ask you cover the international shipping cost).
Follow these 2 simple rules in order to enter the contest:
1. “Like” her Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dalende — or — follow her on Twitter: @dalende (if you already like her page and/or are following her on twitter then just e-mail me )
2. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and tell me 1 or 2 things about you.
The giveaway starts now and ends Saturday 10/13/2012 at 11am: The 11th (my lucky number ) person to e-mail me wins the signed copy. The 21st person to e-mail me gets a soft cover copy and the 42nd person to e-mail me gets the second soft cover.
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–The following images are my design and photography (that’s right! I draw!)–
Above: The design I created for mom’s book cover (it wraps around) and below headshot I did for mom’s book and what the cover ended looking like.
The following images are courtesy of my dad who documented mom’s 1st book signing at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor (MD).
I love her, she is so gorgeous.