Author the Author
Indigo Ocean is the founder of the Phone Buddies Emotional Support Community and the former host of the Together in Spirit radio show. She holds an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology, a holistic form of psychotherapy that addresses the spiritual and energetic aspects of psychological health, and is a Reiki Master and Johrei practitioner who has helped hundreds of people transform their lives through intensive 1-hour energy healing sessions. She has served on the Board of a number of non-profits over the years and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she runs a small business helping businesses and non-profit organizations increase their success.
About the book
Being Bliss: A Guidebook for Wholeness, Health and Joy, was inspired when the author received a false medical diagnosis that made her fear for her life. The clarity that she developed during the 3 months it took to verify that she was not in fact imperiled was that if she was going to leave this world soon, she didn't want to leave without having shared the fruits of her own path of suffering and triumph over suffering with others.
Indigo Ocean began life in difficult circumstances and attempted suicide the first time when she was only 9 years old. Through spiritual study and practice she was able to transform a life of utter despair into a life guided and infused by the bliss of our true inner nature. Too often African-Americans are taught that life is about victimhood and powerlessness. Suffering is held up almost as if a noble ideal.
Though there has been a great deal of suffering in the history of our people, there has also been a great deal of inner strength, beauty and joy. Being Bliss is a guidebook for amplifying that triumpth in our lives so that it becomes the dominant story, allowing us to finally be free to create the lives of sweetness we choose for ourselves, instead of being limited to the lives of bitterness that those who have hated us would wish to limit us to.
Being Bliss is a book of stories and techniques that will help you learn from the author's experiences and training with confirmation that miracles do happen, that no matter how bad things are you can change your life by changing your choices, that many of these techniques can be easily learned and grown into skills, and that out of the many tools presented, there will be one that will have a powerfully transformative effect for you if diligently practiced.
The book is available both in paperback and on Kindle and other ebook formats. The most recent edition is the ebook version available at www.amazon.com/dp/B004BA52PI and www.smashwords.com/books/view/30008 and it is the author's preference that readers purchase this updated edition whenever possible.
About the author
Sherry Michelle was born and raised in Miami, Fl. She is currently residing in East Atlanta, GA. She started writing one day while working a concierge security desk job and what started off as just something to do to pass time, quickly developed into a strong passion for her. Writing gave her a new outlook on life and provided her with a broader perspective of her capabilities. With a vivid imagination, some personal sacrifices, and creativity, she worked diligently to create a page turning fictional adult novel.
Working to maintain a normal living and provide for her family, often her manuscript was put onto the back burner. But after a couple of years of not writing, it was the encouragement and positive feedback from her friends and family that motivated Sherry to pick up where she left off and finally complete her novel. Convinced that she had a bestseller-filled with drama, suspense, and erotic sexual tension, Sherry Michelle stepped out on faith and self- published Chaos.
About the book
When Danielle’s married boyfriend Malik suggests a ménage trio, sex, lies, and betrayal prove to be the perfect ingredients for chaos. The rules were set and both parties agreed that this would be a one-time affair; that was until Danielle wanted more. With an uncanny craving to touch, feel, and taste a woman, she found herself breaking all the rules as she continued a secret relationship with Ariel; the woman she befriended online for the purpose of the ménage trio.
Wanting to deny her newfound sexuality and keep to the promises she made to Malik, Danielle abruptly ends her secret affair with Ariel. But shortly after ending the affair, crippled by her desires, Danielle finds herself living a double life. Blissfully happy with her new love interest Alexis Roberts (Lexy), Danielle is soon torn between the woman who loves her unconditionally and the man she would never exclusively have.
Realizing her needs and wants couldn’t be fulfilled by one person, but two separate entities; she chooses who she needs over who she wants. With her mind made up to be monogamous with Lexy, Danielle finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy. Disapproving, Malik strongly suggests that her only option was to have an abortion. But when Danielle fails to go through with it, things turn for the worst.
Named as the primary suspect after Danielle is gruesomely attacked, Malik's financial status proves to be more substantial than any hard-core evidence presented against him. Hearts are broken and lives are destroyed as Danielle takes justice into her own hands. With the bang of the judge's gavel after the juror’s deliberation, Malik's sentence is rendered; except not by the presiding judge, but by Danielle Cyrus herself.
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About the Author
Yolanda A. Shanks is a Bible study facilitator and small group leader. Having survived a suicide attempt early in life, Yolanda writes with warmth and compassion offering scriptural truths and practical solutions for the many painful issues attempted suicide survivors face. Yolanda has an amazing family and a rewarding career.
About the book
Destined To Live, Despite Me speaks on the topic of suicide directly to the actual attempter in terms of spiritual direction, after they have sought counseling. It's coffee table tone also invites anyone, including individuals who may not have ever contemplated suicide, but who simply need direction in living a meaningful and purposeful life built on biblical truth. While D2LDM steers clear of giving medical or psychological guidance (The author understands and supports the need of individuals obtaining necessary medical counseling first), it doesn’t apologize for its direct approach in providing spiritual guidance for the rebuilding of one’s life on the fundamentals of our faith in God, and salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The author understands that choosing to deliberately live life to its fullest; in peace and freedom, yet not absent from the storms of life, which are certain to come, but “through” the torrent conditions during this journey requires something other than “a name and claim it attitude” or “a wishful thinking mindset.” It demands faith in our Creator to perform the work that He has begun in us.
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