Tour and Giveaway for Spirituality, Healing and Me by Ilana Estelle

Join us for this tour from September 20 to October 8!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Spirituality, Healing and Me: How Living a Spiritual Life Offers Hope and healing in the Modern World
Author:  Ilana Estelle
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  Self-Help
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Sept 16, 2021
Format available for review:  print-hardback (USA and Canada), ebook (mobi for kindle)
Tour dates:  Sept 20 to Oct 8
Content Rating:  G.


Book Description:

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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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Spirituality, Healing and Me: How Living a Spiritual Life Offers Hope and healing in the Modern World. Turns on I found a lot of profound truth to what Ilana Estelle says. Dealing with a disability, it makes sense that connecting to one’s self is essential in dealing with disabilities. I will admit that there are some things I’m not so sure about, but then other things are spot on. For 26 years I have been dealing with a different kind of disability than this author, but the facts are still the same. Some things I read, I already do them myself, but it was nice and interesting to read Estelle’s viewpoint. There are a lot of statements in this book that I highlighted for future reference and I’m glad I had an ecopy of the book so I could do that, and always have it with me on my Kindle app on my phone. One thing that stood out to me is something I already knew, but reading it brings it to light even more for me. It is, and I’m quoting this from the book, “Being selfless means being focused on the needs of others, rather than our own needs. It is one of the most endearing qualities we can possess.” This is something I am going to write on an index card and keep with me, and I encourage you to do the same with thoughts that have helped you from this book. If you are dealing with a disability, regardless of what it is, I think you can benefit from reading this book.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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An Interview With The Author

You refer to your website, The CP Diary in your book, how frequently do you write for that?

I add new content to my blog daily. What started out as a blog for me has turned into so much more, it helps others looking for help on-line too. 

My writing helps me with what I get to deal with; it is the reason I continue to write as often as I do. I never stop learning, wanting to find out more about myself and the world.

Do you have a writing schedule?

I have never tied myself into a particular writing schedule as such. Writing can be quite addictive, the more I write, the more I want to write any time of day. The more I write, the more I want to know more, the more I want to write and learn more. 

How original and unique is your book?

Finding out about my disability at the age of 46, even though I was originally diagnosed at 2, makes ‘my story’, and what I have written, original and unique. Also, I have written both books from a universal perspective and that makes my books original and unique. It doesn’t matter what we deal with, from a universal perspective, we may all relate to what I have written. 

Your book contains several quotes from famous people – which is your favourite and why?

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.” Henri J.M. Nouwen

Henri J.M. Nouwen’s words are simple and meaningful. Embracing spirituality can be a cathartic experience. For anyone who experiences a spiritual awaking, it truly is a life changing experience. 

My own spiritual journey has changed my attitude and my life. If my words resonate with you, or you’re just starting out on your own spiritual journey, I would greatly appreciate you taking a moment to check out my books, Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ and ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me.’ I know they can help. 

And no matter what any of us deal with, please don’t lose sight of your vision, and trust the spiritual process, because it should never let you down. My mum used to say, life doesn’t come with a manual and life can be hard. Yes, spirituality can make life easier… and you’ve GOT this! 

I know that no matter what I have had to deal with, or what I’ve had thrown at me over the years, spirituality has got me through my experiences and through the healing process and I am forever grateful. 

How did writing your books put your demons to rest?

Writing my blogs for @TheCPDiary was the start of the process of me coming to terms with my experiences, but I could never know about my disability without writing my first book. 

Writing my book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ was the start of understanding my life with my disability, the other part was understanding my journey, which I have done through my ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me’ book. 

Through the process, I needed to understand myself and for others to understand me. I believe being able to rationale and understand our life and our experiences, are an important part of the healing and emotional process and putting some of those demons to rest. 

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Meet the Author:

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


Tour Schedule:

Sept 20 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / guest post / 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

Enter the Giveaway:

 
 
 

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy P
    Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:12:56

    Sounds like a great book.

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    Reply

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