Keep It Simple: Permission to Illuminate Your Life Easily, Effortlessly & Joyfully Work Book Exercise 8-2015 – Accepting Help

K.I.S. Exercise Accepting Help

Attention givers!  Could you use some balance when it comes to accepting?  You know how good it feels to give when the receiver feels good about what you’re giving, right?  How about when you want to give, and your receiver feels guilty, chastised, like a charity case, depressed, undeserving, etc.?  Not as good, right?

How do you feel about accepting help?  Let’s find out.

Now, for the workbook portion of the exercise! The Kindle version of the workbook is currently only $0.99. Signed copies of the paper workbook can be ordered directly from me.

K.I.S. cover

The statements:

I know that I am good at accepting help.
I trust that I am good at accepting help.
I love that I am good at accepting help.
I accept that I am good at accepting help.

Instructions for plugging in the keys if you haven’t done it before, or if you would like a refresher:

Pg. 14 of the workbook has a space for what you know is true about yourself. If your meditation with the words, “I know that I am good at accepting help,” energized you, comforted you, or in some way felt like it was the one, this is where you’ll write the phrase in and date it. You know how much fun it is to look back on those entries!

Pg. 16 of the workbook is where you’ll write the words, “I trust that I am good at accepting help,” if this is the phrase that gives you a good feeling, energizes you, or in some way adds something to you.

Pg. 17 of the workbook is the place to write, “I love that I am good at accepting help,” if this is the phrase that gives you that loving feeling.

Pg. 18 of the workbook is where you can write, “I accept that I am good at accepting help,” if this is the feeling that resonates most for you.

You can have more than one that feels good, so it’s up to you if you want to write it in more than one way. I think of this as one of the deeper introspections to explore, so please, do be gentle with yourself. Write the dates on each entry so you can visit them or work with them in the future.

Please feel free to get in touch with me privately if this exercise brings up anything you’d like help with. I’m here for you.

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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Gina Briganti is Interviewed by Rita Lee Chapman, Author of “Winston: A Horse’s Tale”

I truly enjoyed getting to know Rita, and reading her charming story about Winston.  My review of Winston, A Horse’s Tale is on Amazon and GoodReads.  Have a look at it if you’re interested in the horse’s view of life.  I’m definitely happy that I read it.

Rita was looking for authors to interview a few months ago, so I looked into her, and her books, and found yet another reason to enjoy the self-publishing journey and community.  I connected with Rita and away we went with the interview you can now read on her site.   Rita’s interview included some new, fun questions I haven’t been asked before. I hope you enjoy reading my interview with Rita.

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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Keep It Simple: Permission to Illuminate Your Life Easily, Effortlessly, & Joyfully Workbook Exercise 9-2014: Letting Others Be Themselves

K.I.S. 9-2014

 

The other end of the spectrum from being ourselves is letting others be themselves. If the balance works the way a lot of us think it does, then practicing letting others be themselves is essential to allowing others to let us be ourselves.

The practice of letting others be themselves also saves time. If you find your brain working at trying to figure out how someone else should handle a challenge in their life, and then you let go of trying to figure it out for them, you will empower them, and give yourself that time to enjoy your life.

Set aside some time, half an hour at least, or more if your life has been hectically busy, to relax into your own peace. When you are there, work with these statements and record them in your workbook, if you have a physical copy, on your Kindle notes if that’s where you like to keep your notes, or in your journal.

K.I.S. cover

The statements are:

I know that I am good at letting others be themselves.

I trust that I am good at letting others be themselves.

I love that I am good at letting others be themselves.

I accept that I am good at letting others be themselves.

Instructions for plugging in the keys if you haven’t done it before, or if you would like a refresher:

Pg. 14 of the workbook has a space for what you know is true about yourself. If your meditation with the words “I know that I am good at letting others be themselves,” energized you, comforted you, or in some way felt like it was the one, this is where you’ll write the phrase in and date it. You know how much fun it is to look back on those entries!

Pg. 16 of the workbook is where you’ll write the words, “I trust that I am good at letting others be themselves,” if this is the phrase that gives you a good feeling, energizes you, or in some way adds something to you.

Pg. 17 of the workbook is the place to write “I love that I am good at letting others be themselves,” if this is the phrase that gives you that loving feeling.

Pg. 18 of the workbook is where you can write “I accept that I am good at letting others be themselves,” if this is the feeling that resonates most for you.

You can have more than one that feels good, so it’s up to you if you want to write it in more than one way. I think of this as one of the deeper introspections to explore, so please, do be gentle with yourself. Write the dates on each entry so you can visit them or work with them in the future.

Please feel free to get in touch with me privately if this exercise brings up anything you’d like help with. I’m here for you.

 

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

 

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Would You Give Back, or Erase, Your Natural Gift?

My dear friend and fellow author Melissa Barker-Simpson (Hands of Evil) hosted this post for the release of Desert Sunrise, book two of my Natural Gifts series. In this post, five of the characters from the series answer the question of whether or not they would give their gifts back, or erase them, if they could.

If you’re new to the series, you can catch up by reading the first book in the series, The Dreaming.The Dreaming

Thank you, Mel, for always being wonderful.

And as always, thank you for reading.

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It’s Release Day: Desert Sunrise by Gina Briganti (Book 2, Natural Gifts)

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Desert Sunrise by Gina Briganti, the second full-length book in the Natural Gifts series, is now available for Kindle and in paperback! If you want a signed paperback, let me know; Amazon doesn’t have them.  Desert Sunrise is an uplifting paranormal romance, and the Natural Gifts series is where fate gets a good name.

I’ve been enjoying this story for four years, and now I am able to share it with all of you!

This is what it’s about – Back Cover Blurb:

Life is good for Lucy Shannon. Love will be too, when the man she knows is out there for her finally shows up. Until then she is going to enjoy herself. So what if her ex-fiance tossed her heart into a blender? Years of therapy had put that in perspective.

Stan Spellman doesn’t think like her. Not in the least. Sure, life is good. He does what he loves every day, spends a pleasurable night with a woman when he wants to. Love? Happily ever after? He’s seen the rare occurrence of it. That’s as far as his thinking on the subject goes.

They’re both scheduled for a wake-up call that will change their lives forever, fulfilling dreams they never knew they had.

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Thank you for sharing this special day with me.

As always, thank you for reading!

Look! It’s the Desert Sunrise Cover!

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Dance with me, people!  This is a day to celebrate!

This is what it says on the back cover:

Life is good for Lucy Shannon. Love will be too, when the man she knows is out there for her finally shows up. Until then she is going to enjoy herself. So what if her ex-fiance tossed her heart into a blender? Years of therapy had put that in perspective.

Stan Spellman doesn’t think like her. Not in the least. Sure, life is good. He does what he loves every day, spends a pleasurable night with a woman when he wants to. Love? Happily ever after? He’s seen the rare occurrence of it. That’s as far as his thinking on the subject goes.

They’re both scheduled for a wake-up call that will change their lives forever, fulfilling dreams they never knew they had.

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The rest of the book will be available in September.  If you would like to order a signed paperback, please do let me know.  The Kindle version will also be available in September.

As always, thank you for reading, and for sharing my excitement.

Gina

“Keep It Simple: Permission to Illuminate Your Life Easily, Effortlessly, & Joyfully” Workbook Exercise 6-2014: Problem Solving

6-2014

 

“Keep It Simple: Permission to Illuminate Your Life Easily, Effortlessly, & Joyfully” has something to celebrate!  It’s now available as an eBook!

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Now I’d like to take the opportunity to help you with solving one of your biggest challenges.  For this exercise,  I recommend choosing only one to work with.  Work with the same challenge until you’re satisfied with the results.  Then move on to another problem.

Choose a time to open your “can of worms” when you can truly devote at least an hour to exploring, journalling, and meditating on it.  Journal all of your thoughts about it.  Ask yourself every question you can think of.  Truly explore every angle you can find to look at.  The purpose of this exercise is to satisfy yourself that you’re not hiding away from something you’re afraid of, or ashamed of.

Take time to breathe through your feelings.  You have 100% of your own attention right now in your mind, your body, and your spirit.  Really let yourself relax and explore.  If you need to forgive yourself, forgive yourself.  If you need to forgive someone else, and you’re ready to, forgive them.  If you need to express a gentle truth, express it.

You will come to a place where your thoughts start to repeat themselves. That’s when you’re ready to look at your problem with the tools from the technique from “In Closing,” in the workbook.  Which one of the three is it?  Is it time to gather more information?  Is it time to allow things to unfold, because you’ve already done all that you can?  Or is it time to take action right away?

If it’s time to take action right away, and you’re not sure which action to take, visit the toolbox in chapter one.  Choose as many of the tools there as appeal to you, and take action.

As always, I’m happy to lend an ear if you have a question.

I’d be honored to hear how problem solving is going for you.  What was in your can of worms?  If you have something private to share, feel free to connect on Facebook or through e-mail.

Much love always,

Gina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome, Book Marketing Challenge Blog Hoppers!

The Book Marketing Challenge BannerGina Briganti

 

I’m Gina Briganti.  Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today.

If you’re like me, you can hardly believe that the challenge is ending.  I’ve been privileged to get to know some of you through the challenge, and I look forward to connecting with more of you as a result of this blog hop.  This has been an exciting 30 days!  I’ve learned incredible amounts of information.  Information I was able to put to use right away and see results from.

I offer my gratitude to all the presenters.  You are all amazing!  I have registered with many of you to continue learning from you, and purchased some of your products.

When D’Vorah Lansky asked us to choose one favorite book marketing strategy, I viewed it as a great thought exercise.  I have many pages of valuable notes I’ve collected throughout the challenge.  One does stand out for me, and that is collaboration.  I’m excited about sharing virtual book tour dates, writing Kindle book series, and guest posts; all because they’re amazing ways to get together and amplify our individual skills and reach.

Signing up for my newsletter is the entryway into working together.  Each month I’ll share which opportunities I’m offering, and looking for, on my editorial calendar.  My newsletter is the only place this calendar, and these offers, will appear.  I’ve made it easy for you to join me with this helpful link.

Reciprocation is a key word.  I always want to create in a way that benefits all of us.  Are you curious about what my topics are?  I hope so!

You see in my banner that I am a Reiki Master Teacher, Author, and Holistic Health Consultant, which is a good introduction into a few of the topics I write and read about.  I’m interested in collaborations involving:

Reiki

Meditation

Developing intuition

Deepening intuition

Living intuitively

Divination

Power animal guidance

Numerology

Astrology

Crystals

Philosophy

Writing

Consulting

Romance of nearly any genre

Paranormal Romance – I have a paranormal romance series with 17 releases planned.  My newest release is  http://www.amazon.com/The-Dreaming-Gina-Briganti-ebook/dp/B00IV1NEC6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401926099&sr=8-1&keywords=the+dreaming+by+gina+briganti

Non-fiction self-help – This is my workbook.  I post exercises for this workbook here on my blog.

http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Simple-Permission-Illuminate-Effortlessly/dp/1450534546/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1401926520&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Keep+It+Simple%3A+Permission+to+Illuminate+Your+Life+Easily%2C+Effortlessly%2C+%26+Joyfully+by+gina+briganti

Lifestyle coaching

Nutrition

Holistic health

Positive mental attitudes

Emotional balance

 

Who knows where we’ll go with all the fabulous opportunities we have in front of us?  We have everything we need to entertain, inspire, and inform our target audience of women and men looking for ways to live a happy life, whether that’s through books, direct coaching, or team support.  This is what we do, because it’s what we love to do.  Our audience will appreciate us because they know the value of our expertise and commitment.

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.  I truly appreciate you.  I’ll be seeing you on your blog soon!