GIVEAWAY & Interview: Spirituality, Healing and Me

 

 


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Book Title Spirituality, Healing and Me
Author:  Ilana Estelle
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  Self-Help
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Sept 16, 2021
Content Rating:  G.

Everyday life has never been more challenging and it’s easy to lose sight of who we are and who we want to be. In Spirituality, Healing and Me, Ilana Estelle draws on her experiences of emotional, mental and physical disability to show how tuning into our spiritual side can improve well-being, heal our minds and set us firmly back on track.

Ilana shows how focusing on values such as understanding, empathy, compassion, tolerance, kindness, creativity and acceptance can help us find our inner calm.

Packed with inspiring messages and real-life vignettes, Ilana’s book shows how spirituality can help us navigate even the roughest waters.
•Improve emotional balance and wellness
•Boost confidence and self-esteem
•Stay self-aware, grounded and patient
•Appreciate life and each other
•Accept changing circumstances
•Enhance positive emotions and personal healing
 

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Book Details:

Book Title Cerebral Palsy: 'A Story' Finding the Calm After the Storm
Author:  Ilana Estelle
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  memoir
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Feb 1, 2020
Format available for review:  ebook (mobi for kindle)
Tour dates:  Sept 20 to Oct 8
Content Rating:  G.

Living with cerebral palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle.

Born the second of premature twins, from a young age Ilana knew she was different, but for all the wrong reasons. A child of the 60s, Ilana experienced first-hand the way that disability was so often brushed under the carpet and not spoken about. Her constant physical and mental struggles made her feel isolated, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood… it took 46 years for her to find out why.

Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: A Story is Ilana’s open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.
 
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Ilana was born with a disability she didn’t know she had until the age of 46, when through her medical notes she discovered she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 2.

That discovery turned out to be a unique and life-changing experience that has forced Ilana to stand back and look at her life experiences differently. On her late diagnosis, Ilana set up her website The CP Diary and uses her experiences to explore her emotional and physical health, with an inspiring message advocating resilience and change.

Ilana likes to spend her days writing and blogging about anything that contributes to her health and well being. She is an animal advocate and is passionate about environmental issues. When she is not writing to tending to her blog, Ilana enjoys days out exploring the Yorkshire countryside. Ilana lives with her husband and their much-loved cat, in Yorkshire. Her grown up son and daughter both live in London.


Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ goodreads


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What does literary success mean to you?

Literary success means different things for different people. My measure of success is finding late in life I had a gift of writing, using that gift to understand myself and my life, so that people may read and benefit from my work. That is a huge boost to my confidence as a writer, and a tick in my personal success box.

All writers need to sell their work as that helps pay some of the bills, but it is important for writers to have the opportunity for their work to be showcased; for people to be able to think about and potentially choose to buy their books. I am not going to lie, in Covid-19, it has been enormously difficult, and it is even more important.  

It is because I have gone through my experiences not knowing I had a disability that it was even more important I was able to understand my life. My first book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ was an introduction to that life; now my second book ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me’ is my spiritual and healing journey. It is important to understand ourselves because that helps us understand our lives. My book certainly helps with that. 

For me, monetary success is not the overriding consideration, although it will be great to sell a few books! So, the quality of what I produce is, as is knowing that others can relate to what I write, that my writing is thought provoking and that can lead to positive change.

I never thought about whether I could write, so being able to write is literary success, and coming into writing at this late stage, means even more. Success is also being able to see my words in print, for me to shape my writing in the way I want others to read it, oh and for people to invest in my writing through buying one or both of my books!!

 

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Sept 20 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sept 20 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / guest post / giveaway
Sept 20 - Kam's Place – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me
Sept 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Sept 22 – Laura's Interests – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway

Sept 22 - Kam's Place – book review of Cerebral Palsy: 'A Story' Finding the Calm After the Storm
Sept 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway
Sept 24 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Cerebral Palsy: 'A Story' Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Sept 27 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Sept 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Cerebral Palsy: 'A Story' Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Sept 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sept 30 – Fur Everywhere – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Oct 1 –
Oct 4 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway
Oct 5 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Oct 6 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of Cerebral Palsy: 'A Story' Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Oct 7 –
 Cheryl's Book Nook - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 8 – Books for Books – book spotlight


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Comments

  1. Wow, such a long time to find the diagnosis that was already made.

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  2. Thanks. Yes, in a way I was lucky, it made me more determined, although I could never have known that at the time. I used reflection to get me through those times. Thank you so much for leaving your comment. I appreciate that.

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