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What’s Stopping Me From Being Happy by Lisa Ellis

• Are you feeling like you are stuck on a treadmill and not

going anywhere?

• Are you tired of repeating your same old story?

• Needing clarity with relationships, finances or work?

• Lacking the confidence, you need to move forward?

• Are you feeling the need to let go of your old baggage?

• Is it time to find new direction in your life?

If you’ve answered “YES” to any one of these questions, this

book is for you!   this book has various tools to assist you in

clarity and releasing what is no longer serving you.

~Happy Reading~ ox



Let’s give a big welcome to Lisa Ellis, Owner Operator of Boost Your Health Wellness Center and author of What’s Stopping Me From Being Happy.

You come to us with quite the resume.

Certified Life Skills Coach ~ Reiki Master/Teacher ~ NGH Certified Hypnotherapist ~ Energy Facilitator~ Ancient Black Pearl Technique ~ CCMBA (Complete Cellular Mind Body Alignment) and so much more.

JT: I believe everyone at one point in their lives have needed so boosting; whether that is because they are going through a slump, juggling too many life issues at once or suffering from true depression. You are a life safer to so many people.

Let’s talk a little about what people can expect from reading your book. What do you feel is the number one thing people need to learn about themselves to find true happiness?

Lisa: Clarity is the key to unlocking potential and recognition of personal drivers. Understanding and leveraging personal drivers can have a substantial positive impact on motivation and collaborative energy in our lives. I’ve assisted individuals with self-esteem challenges, overcome employment barriers and demonstrate the value of building bridges toward a healthier community through life skills coaching. I apply interaction and thought-provoking messages to guide an individual toward self-discovery and self-awareness. Each step increases confidence through a personalized program enabling participants to explore new opportunities with clarity. I share positive information/tools on how to declutter your mind, body and soul

JT: How did you get started in this field of work?

Lisa: I first started doing women’s shelters in Canada as a volunteer as soon as I left my abusive marriage 1988.  They had helped me so much to get my strength and courage up at that time and I thought this is my time to now pay it forward as a volunteer- I use to help them with the children when they first arrived as they were so lost and scared as most of them ended in the shelters at night.  I was also on the crisis line. I would sit with the moms and listen to their stories, Afterall we all have one, some worsts then others. I then realized this was my calling to help women, as I too knew where they came from and how difficult it could be when you are alone or think you are. I am happy to say I have kept my calling to this day, by assisting others with workshops and now my new book. Most of my clients/students have been women, but I just got a contract to now help Men in AA (alcoholics anonymous). I will be doing retreats and workshops for them in Canada, starting this June. I truly hope when I return to Fort Myers at the end of November, I will also be doing the same here for women and men. I have spent more than two decades assisting not-for-profit organization and developing programs for personal and professional enhancement. 

JT: Fascinating. My daughter also teaches life lessons with her non-profit, Connection Coalition in Miami. Perhaps someday you can work together.

Let’s talk about your book. What did you like best about writing this book?

Lisa: Since the book is a culmination of many of my workshops, it was the perfect vehicle to provide these tools to more people in the comfort of their own home without the need to come to my own personal workshop/center. 

JT: What about the cover? How much input did you have in the design?

Lisa: I designed my own, I painted my first cover 3 years ago- it was exactly what I had seen on my cover. They then put it in more professional look. Here is a copy of my original design.

JT:  How do you market your book?

Lisa: People like you who are kind and take the time. I also offer my book at my workshops.   It can also be found on my website, wwww.boostyourhealth.ca on my Facebook, Newspapers, press release, also sold online at most major retailers. I must say “finding the time to market is always my challenge. I truly appreciate this.

JT: If you were to give advice to a new author, what would it be?

Lisa: Find the right publisher, do the research, don’t rush on your first offer.  A book with no regrets is how I feel mine is. I made changes right to last minute. I have no regrets.

JT: Thank you Lisa, for sharing your time with us. It has been a pleasure.

Readers: Below are all the links that you can find her book.

https://books.apple.com/us/book/whats-stopping-me-from-being-happy/id1588308083

https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000181127008

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Y is for Yellow

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Does color affect your mood? Most experts will agree that it does. Take into consideration Tiger Woods’ “power red” shirt he always wears on the last day of a tournament, or “power ties” notoriously worn during political debates.  Red is power. White is pure. Black is dignified or sexy.  Image

Yellow is the happy face color—or a soft baby chick—or a singing canary, a yellow rose. It’s hard to think of anything negative when it comes to yellow.  I’ve been thinking about how to lighten a dark story without taking away the gravity of the premise.  Yellow . . . I need to add some yellow, in the highlights of a little girl’s hair, or a warm sun filling a room with sunshine, that single yellow rose.

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As a writer, it is important to activate all the senses and I believe color is an effective tool. Our words are our paintbrush, our keyboards our canvas. Do you see your story in color? Or are they a monochrome of black words on a white screen? Do you use color to change the tone in a story?   Image

 

Y is also for Yea! We are almost to the end of our A-Z Challenge. Are we having fun yet?