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Artist/Graduate student shares her solution to help others discover a realistic, natural path toward more satisfying, harmonious lives.
Artist/Graduate student shares her solution to help others discover a realistic, natural path toward more satisfying, harmonious lives.
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Natural Self Discovery - A creative journey to sanity in an increasingly insane world.

"Look deep into nature, then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

"Now is the time for us to tap back into the natural creative genius that we were born with, so we can live more satisfying lives that are more harmonious with ourselves, others and our planet."  P. Hoke

So, what's this book really all about?

This book is an inspiring journey, splashed with humor and doodles, of a nature artist living a dual life as a business-minded brand designer, desperately seeking balance within an unbalanced society. She shares the intimate broken parts of her personal life, and how she emerges into re-discovering and trusting her natural self, helping her get to the core of the cyclical problems that keep holding her hostage.

Natural Self Discovery goes beyond just sharing this unique journey, it strives to share a missing ingredient that even the most recognized specialists in psychology, through the biological and environmental sciences, are not including as part of a solution to today's recurring ills and conflicts. We can all learn the secret of tapping back into the natural creative genius we were born with, and begin acknowledging and fulfilling our own individual natural needs, voids and hurts, to ultimately radiate this wisdom outward in the form of natural attraction.

Pamela Hoke, BFA from Ohio State University, a known nature artist and brand design entrepreneur, and now an Applied Ecopsychology PhD candidate from Akamai University's Project NatureConnect program, strives to share that a positive solution for ourselves, and for our next phase as a society, exists right under our noses, is just outside our back doors, one invigorating shower, or one breath of fresh air away. It has been in us all along, and is so easily accessible by simply, yet bravely, working toward deepening our personal relationship with nature, which gently reveals our personal relationship with our natural selves.

Pam strives to share simple steps that anyone can use to walk a comfortable path toward a more satiating, inspired, and balanced life that is full of enhanced wisdom, courage, creativity, relational love and peaceful hope - one that realistically helps us balance our civilized comforts with the natural world. When we achieve this form of balanced natural love and attraction within, we not only feel better ourselves, yet we ultimately radiate this newfound peace outward, just as the laws of attraction and nature have since the beginning of time.

"I have spent my entire adult life immersed in self help books, researching success and creative balance, reading countless environmental, psychological and biological studies, attending 12-step meetings and following daily meditations, striving to leave an 11 year career as a business-minded brand designer to become solely an artist, and endless other recovery and success tactics. Never had I come across an easier, safer, non-clinical, non-invasive or non-judgmental solution than when I stumbled across the Reconnecting with Nature process developed by Dr. Michael Cohen. His years of hands-on research spoke to me because it came from nature in its purest form. This natural, gentle thinking process was so enlightening and life changing that I naturally found myself adopting the process and became driven to mesh it with all the other research and recovery knowledge from specialists I've admired over the years, to share a balanced solution. I invite, even dare, all individuals, and experts in all fields, to add this thinking process as a refreshingly positive new ingredient to help us learn and grow from the conflicts and ills of modern society."  P. Hoke

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, or have that nagging sense within that something is still missing in your life, indulge in discovering your natural self by tapping back into your inborn senses and intelligence, and trusting in them. Pam strives to share the secrets and revelations that can be discovered just by reaching out and deepening your long lost love in nature. This re-bonding process ultimately leads to a natural deep love of self and other beings, increasing your confidence, creativity, intelligence, and achieving a more peaceful state of mind. This naturally opens the door to healthier relationships and a more successful, satisfying, and healthier life. We are able to arrive and remain within a life of genuine meaningful experience in harmony with nature, an essential connection to survival where we no longer want or need to unnecessarily harm ourselves, others or the planet. A beautiful consensual relationship, where Earth helps us heal ourselves, which in turn heals Earth!

It's a win-win...so, what are you waiting for? Actually what do you have to lose? You may just feel better in helping out an artist and emerging author in graduate school.

I so hope you will join me on this incredible journey...let's tap back into our natural creative genius and start creating the lives we want here on this beautiful earth! -pH

Please indulge in learning more about me at either the book site: http://www.naturalselfdiscovery.org, my fine art site, http://www.pamelahoke.com, or my brand design company site, http://www.invisionbp.com.

Thank you for taking the time to review my project, and I so hope to meet you along our journey to natural self discovery!   Love, -pH

Natural Self Discovery, A creative journey to sanity in an increasingly insane world
Natural Self Discovery, A creative journey to sanity in an increasingly insane world

Risks and challenges

I can absolutely assure you that this book is being published, as my entire creative being thrives on doing so, plus, I have the added bonus background of being the designer myself, and the backing of my school (I am on a scholarship!). I found an excellent eco-friendly printer here in FL, and the 1st edition price is right (worst case, I can order the first 500 in short-orders of 100)! In addition, I have been a brand strategist partnered with a great web geek, so the primary challenges I am experiencing are: 1. The time to devote to sharing, (publicity and marketing campaign) and getting this book's message into the right hands for change, and 2. covering the hard costs of sharing this vital, yet inspiringly positive message (we all know too well that lately negativity in the media seems to overrule happy messages!). I invite you to indulge in learning more about me and my long years of professionalism by visiting either my art website (www.pamelahoke.com), or my design company website (www.invisionbp.com). I will do everything possible to get the books and any art prints in your hands as swiftly as possible, as my mission to share this with the world can only happen with open minded friends like you! Naturally and creatively yours, pH

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    Your $5 donation shows me you are into this simple concept, and I will thank you personally with a hand-signed art notecard of your choice of my 3 recent favorite artworks: "Amber, Gentle Mom," "Independence Day," or "Full Moonflower" Thank you so much! -pH

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    Your $20 donation shows me you are jazzed up as I am about discovering realistic solutions toward caring for ourselves and living more harmoniously with each other and our natural world! I will send you a hand signed 1st Limited Edition Hardcover copy (and the first 250 will be signed and numbered with a certificate and original hand doodle and note). Thank you! L, -pH

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    This tells me that I truly have inspired you, and you like my artwork to boot! I will happily send you a hand signed 1st Limited Edition Hardcover copy with a signed eco-print of your choice from my 3 recent favorites: "Amber, Gentle Mom," "Independence Day," or "Full Moonflower." You can call these artworks on the NaturalSelfDiscovery.org site. Huge thanks, with love, -pH

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    This expresses to me that you see the validity of a creatively inspired, natural approach as a vital ingredient that needs to be added to the solutions out there, and want to inspire your friends, colleagues or team to deepen their connection with nature to enhance their message for nature and their approach to life! I will enthusiastically send 10 hand signed copies of the 1st Limited Edition Hardcover Edition. And, if desired, I will happily consider arrangements for me to inspire your group in person! Huge Nature hugs! -pH

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    Well, speechless! Your huge generosity at this level would warm my heart and drive my mission to share with so many others! You will recieve 8 signed copies of Natural Self Discovery, and an option for you and up to 7 of your friends, or work colleagues, to join me on a private 3-hour nature and creativity re-connecting excursion! Here in Stuart, FL, or Friday Harbor, WA (or, if you choose to get me to your area, that is fine, too if you can help with the airfare and lodging!)

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