About this project
Natural healing through lifestyle shift feels amazing once you experience it, but it can be hard to even believe natural healing is truly possible until you personally get involved in an example of it. Some people like to get exposed to the potential for their healing through documentaries, but a lot of people love novels!
Sweet Healing - A Whole Health Journey helps others walk on their path to natural health by sharing a parable with people, or in today's day and age, a novel. To birth a story that excites and engages people in holistic healing, (instead of writing a research report or a memoir), I lit a candle, sat at my desk for a year plus, and watched characters and a story unfold before my eyes!
The breakthrough is that now we have the path of eating a live, whole foods diet to create a healthier life, in a novel, so that people identify the potential in themselves as the journey unfolds!
I used a lot of the research from my master's thesis, "Diabetes: Mental Attitudes, Food Choices, and Health Outcomes" to author this novel, Sweet Healing - A Whole Health Journey. It is now on the verge of being published, once it is edited. Also I carried into the book's story inspiration from Dr. Gabriel Cousens' pioneering methodologies (he applauds the book and will be writing the Foreword). I also added my own insight about people as a consultant, instructor, coach, and documentary filmmaker who was part of the film "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days."
What is needed is final line editing and self-publishing funds. I am passionate to take this book on the road and go to places to talk with people in bookstores and events in a way that inspires others to claim their self-healing power and life-affirming lifestyle.
I would love your support and would be grateful, as expressed through the rewards and other unending ways I would like to thank you and stay connected with you.
I know how empowering it can be to overcome your frustration about your health...for it isn't knowledge we often lack about a healthier lifestyle; it is accessible characters!
Stories capture our imagination and serve as inspiring examples! A great, page-turning read can be a gateway into the fun, pleasurable, and fascinating lifestyle of natural healing through foods and lifestyle. There is satisfaction in overcoming your limitations in health and wellness by finding motivating stories for ourselves!
Also, it can also be just as frustrating to see health challenges in those you love and those around you, so imagine the satisfaction in giving others that inspiration!
Why I wrote Sweet Healing - A Whole Health Journey:
Going through the challenge of a health crisis, and feeling the experience fully, warts and all, might not seem "sweet" at times. It can feel difficult and lonely. But, like the characters in Sweet Healing, you can discover that you have people's admiration for your courage, their appreciation for your goals, and guidance towards your personal vision coming out of the woodwork. Yes, improving ourselves actually brings out more support, in delightfully surprising ways!
We can embark on a healing journey and come to a deeper realization of what it means to be a human being, in tune with our body, nature, and our essence. The characters in Sweet Healing are each participants in nature's symphony of rebalancing in our lives.
As I mentioned in the video, there have been greatly successful novels with a direct transformative purpose:
- Novels about going back to nature (Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach)
- Novels about becoming a better athlete or business manager (bestseller The One Minute Manager by Blanchard and Johnson)
- and certainly vastly successful novels about the spiritual journey (Illusions by Richard Bach, and The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, etc.)
A novel about transforming our health naturally, starting from the dramatic opening scene when a character discovers he has type 2 diabetes, and progressing intriguingly from there forward? Sweet Healing is the first such novel!
Slightly similar is a book by acclaimed novelist A.M. Holmes, who wrote the successful novel, This Book Will Save Your Life, published by Penguin Books. However, Sweet Healing is unique from all other novels, and can do better, because of the research that has gone into in understanding nutrition and transformation; further, because its connects a wondrous story to concrete actionable steps; and significantly because the author is allied widely with natural health providers and advocates who are going to be funneling people to read Sweet Healing! I have partnerships with holistic nutritional healing leaders who are going to write blurbs, a Foreword by Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), and natural health and lifestyle media contacts from 12+ years in the field who will review and publicize Sweet Healing! It is very exciting...
What motivates us all in this shared endeavor is unity in the understanding of the urgency in taking care of fellow humanity. If we don't make a popular revolution in our health, 1 in 3 children born in 2000 or later will have diabetes in their lifetime. The majority of amputations are preventable, and are from complications from type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes takes an average of more than a decade off the human lifespan, causes heart attacks, strokes, and Alzheimers, and reduces quality and brightness of life. And we all know the health crisis is sinking our prosperity.
Sweet Healing is based on people I have worked with and hundreds of people in a type 2 diabetes situation who have given me extensive responses about their challenges and their journeys. I feel honored to be able to channel a talent (it took awhile, but now I believe my close confidants, natural health professional leaders, who have read the manuscript when they tell me the book is excellent!) into creating a new work that will make a difference for people.
My appeal and gratitude
Many people would absolutely love to hold in their hands, take to bed, and bring on their travels a novel book that gives them the sense of being seen and understood right where they are now in their well-being, and which allows them to join the characters for a ride. Together they journey into the physical, nutritional, psychological, and spiritual land of the ultimate success story they so want to be!
I have experienced healing and lifestyle change in my personal life and those closest to me, including helping an arthritic father become joint-pain free, while on the other hand, experiencing the downside of having a diabetic grandmother who went to her death from the spiraling symptoms.
Motivated by the life-changing power of natural healing, I gained a Master's degree and produced a thesis about people's attitudes' effect on food choices and health outcomes, including people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have clients in nutrition and wellness, and in the past I was an instructor and process facilitator at a holistic, nutritional live-vegan healing retreat center, Tree of Life Center US, whose healing results lead the world.
Creatively, which is so important to writing, I have shown a creative flow which has put out documentary films, including writing and directing Ecoparque, and playing a founding-creative role in the widely acclaimed Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. I have written articles and distribution copy for dozens of other inspiring creative works, produced health-inspiring artwork, keynote speeches, dramas, children's and adults programs, and more, which give people lodestars - motivating symbols - toward reaching their higher selves and their goals!
Where the funds raised will go? The fees required to cover CreateSpace self-publishing are:
- Editing Package $1350
- Simple Interior Design $349.00
- LCCN Assignment $25.00
- Marketing Copy Essentials $249.00
- Kickstarter and Amazon Payment Fees $226
I'd love to reach this goal so I can complete the editing and self-publishing of Sweet Healing.
And if you help me raise more than the goal, I'll put it toward being able to print more copies; travel, promote, and speak about the book; and make copies available for charitable places that need it!
Be a part of the action please through your pledge!
I feel grateful for your support, and for being connected to you in this moment of opportunity to bring Sweet Healing and transformational holistic healing novel-reading into the world!
Risks and challenges
With book editing, I know the process involves me sitting down to go work with the editor. I have a schedule that I will make sure allows me the time to complete the editing process. I have editing time committed in my calendar, when I am not doing my day job and not tending to my other things like leading groups, caring for my own physical care, and interacting with my community. The editor, being from CreateSpace, will have lots of other authors other than me, so I will make use of her time while she's available to work with me. Work on this book is a love of mine, and I have repeatedly shown the ability to launch new projects in a successful trajectory.
Also, it's a risk to publish a book and not know if it will go out and be wildly popularly read, or even possibly flop? This won't affect this Kickstarter Project, because I am going all the way with getting this published; however it's a psychological factor that I am ready to face, and faced every day that I spent writing this. I hold the highest intention for the readers being deeply touched and there being many readers! I live into that intention, and the rest falls where it will!
Thank you for your faith and support.
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