VBT – SAY YES TO LIFE!

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Say Yes to Life!
by Elliott Robertson

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GENRE: Self-Help

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BLURB:

Say Yes to Life provides you with seven keys to unconditional, abundant living. Each key opens a doorway to experiencing life as a gift.

This book will guide you to the depths of your heart where you long to celebrate life with a wholehearted “Yes!”

You will be led to a place of greater authenticity.
You will be encouraged to take joy in who you are.
Only willingness is needed to embrace yourself with gladness.
With your true Self in the driver’s seat and the ego in the back seat, life takes on a new vibrancy.

Now you are present to yourself, to your companions, and the cosmos. The mountaintop appears and beckons you into the fullness that has always been awaiting you.

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EXCERPT

Dear one, as you set forth on the new adventure offered by this book, give yourself permission to discover new facets of your multi-dimensionality. Allow yourself to vibrate on higher levels, closer to the mountaintop of joy without condition. Allow yourself to hear God say, “You are glorious!” Give yourself permission to say “Yes” whenever Source says “This is who you are.”

Never before has humanity lived in an age so ripe for transformation, happiness, harmony and cooperation.

Never before has the need for transformation been so apparent. Not that the need for transformation has never been so great; rather, the need has never been so visible. The darkness and impurities within the systems in our world are more visible and palpable today because we have entered an era of greater light.

Never before has the world been so prepared for a new arrangement of systems informed by integrity and compassion. Never before have so many people been poised for self-realization and the joy of living from integrity and authenticity.

This book is for those who long for the day when corruption will be replaced by the blossoming of goodness. It is written for those who want to see the flourishing of kindness throughout the world, through systems of commerce, governance, and medicine.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elliott Robertson is a Happiness Coach. He holds an MA in Psychology and has been certified as a Happy for No Reason workshop facilitator. His articles have appeared in several magazines, including Science of Mind and Miracles Magazine.

CONNECT WITH Elliott Robertson

Elliott Robertson | Happiness Coach (elliottrobertsoncoach.com)

FACEBOOK – Pathways to Joy | Facebook

PURCHASE LINKS SAY YES TO LIFE: 7 KEYS TO LIVING FULL OUT FROM WITHIN

AMAZON.COM – https://amazon.com/dp/0228815584

AMAZON.CA – https://amazon.ca/dp/0228815584

INDIGO CHAPTERS – https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/say-yes-to-life-7/9780228815600-item.html

BARNES & NOBLE – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/say-yes-to-life-elliott-robertson/1135153695

BOOK DEPOSITORY – https://www.bookdepository.com/Say-Yes-Life-Elliott-Robertson/9780228815587

APPLE IBOOKS – https://books.apple.com/us/book/say-yes-to-life-7-keys-to-living-full-out-from-within/id1489384270

The book will be free during the tour.

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RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Elliott Robertson will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter to win a $15 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Interview With …..

Tell us about you as a person. 

I’m interested in a wide variety of ways of accessing the wisdom of the Inner Knower. I have several decks of tarot cards. I’m interested in numerology and astrology, although my knowledge is intermediate at best. I’ve never practiced dowsing, but it interests me. The list goes on.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?

I would love to hang out with Copernicus, the first scientist to place the Sun at the center of the universe instead of the Earth. This was a major paradigm shift. I’d love to glimpse some of his genius, to pick up some clues about how I can go beyond the conventional thinking of the day. I’d love for some of his creative spirit to rub off on me.

What’s the story behind your latest book?

I had completed writing a book—something not yet published—and I was still going to the café every morning on my way to work. I would open my notebook to a fresh page and write whatever came to me. For several days, I found myself writing a page or two on the theme of saying “Yes” to God. I was enjoying this, so I adopted it as a theme for a new book. The working title of Say Yes to Life was Say Yes to God. I like both titles.

What is your writing process? 

My process varies depending upon what I’m writing. When I’m writing short fiction, it is character-driven and I’m sometimes surprised or in tears as I’m writing a scene, surprised by what a character is saying or doing, especially if it is out of the blue, something I didn’t see coming. When I’m surprised, or when I’m crying with the character who is in tears, I know there’s a chance some of the reader’s will also be surprised or have a cathartic experience. And what’s so cool is, these powerful scenes reveal the character with a greater depth than other scenes.

When writing nonfiction, I start by putting together an outline. Not a detailed outline, just the sequence of chapters.

When writing poetry, it sometimes happens like this: I’ve just gone to bed and from out of nowhere the first line of a poem comes to me. I turn on the light, get pen and paper, write down the opening line and as soon as that’s on the page before me I’m “given” another line, and then another, until the poem is complete.

Tell us about your main character: 

My book is nonfiction. But I’ve broken the rules of nonfiction writing. I’ve included a character in the book, someone who helps shine a light on the themes in each chapter. The main character from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic, The Little Prince—the aviator whose plane crashes in the desert—plays major role in bringing the messages in Say Yes to Life to life.

The aviator is a captivating character in The Little Prince because he has many aspects to his personality. Sometimes irritable and impatient; sometimes like a tender, compassionate father figure. Sometimes a good listener, sometimes not. I’m sure many readers like him because they can relate to him. When writing this book, I tried to portray him in the same way Antoine de Saint-Exupery had. He shows up in nearly every chapter of Say Yes to Life.

If your book was to be turned into a movie, who would play the lead role and why.

The aviator would be played by a younger version of Ian McKellen. McKellen was a superb actor before he became famous as Gandalf. In Say Yes to Life, the aviator is about 40 years old.

What are you working on next?

I have a bunch of ideas for articles and blogs. Something about stigmatization, for starters. This piece will explore the ways in which stigmitization has shown up over the years in America—the Salem witch trials, McCarthyism—and the ways in which it might be showing up in our world today—stigmatizing those who aren’t vaccinated, for example.

I’ve also started a piece on the need to be right about how the world is, and right about your beliefs about your identity. This can get in the way of the spiritual quest. But the goddess of playfulness can help us leave the need to be right behind.

What advice do you have for other writers who want to get the word out about their book?

Follow your intuition about which approaches might be best for you. Ask yourself what you feel most comfortable with. Some people love speaking in public settings, say, at the library. If that’s what plugs you into your passion, go for it. If not, find something that suits your personality.

What is your favorite book on your shelf right now?

I’ve been reading the opening chapters of The Sophia Code. I’m captivated. It’s very much a book for this new age of the divine feminine. A wonderful read for those interested in learning about female ascended masters.

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?

I’m very intuitional. I’ve never done anything to develop my intuition, it just comes naturally to me. For example, shortly after discovering Alice Munro, the award-winning short story writer who lives in Canada, I started to get hunches every time her newest short story was in The New Yorker magazine. I would just have this psychic awareness come to me that if I went to the magazine store down the block and looked at the contents page, I’d see her name, she’d be in the current issue. And without fail, every time I had this hunch, it was a bull’s eye.

You are given the choice of one super power. What super power would you have and why?

I’d like to be able to reverse the aging process. I’d love to feel younger seven or eight years from now—and not only feel younger, but be physiologically younger.

List 5 things on your bucket list:

  • Visit a country outside of the U.S. (specifics to be determined).
  • Support more people find their path forward to realizing their greatest capacities.
  • Find a place to live that has room for gardens so I can surround myself with flowers and grow my favorite vegetables in my backyard.
  • Scuba dive.
  • Learn how to play the piano or the organ.

Any final thoughts?

We live in an age when many people are trying to satiate their needs and desires by turning to shallow things. Comfort food, for example. I’m always interested in playing my small part in helping people gain greater self-awareness around this and, if they choose to, replace the shallow preoccupations with deeper, more powerful, more authentic ways of expression. As long as we are here on Earth, we may as well life full out from within.

Posted on August 10, 2021, in Book Tour, Guest Authors and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. With my blog tour coming to an end, I’m offering a six-week program for emphasizing vegetables in your eating routine. And those who “met” me on the tour will be offered an extra low price point. Find out more on the services page of my website elliottrobertsoncoach.com

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  2. Sounds like a very good book.

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  3. Thank you for your comments, one and all. I found a talented book cover designer for sure.
    Please check out my Facebook page for two easy summer recipes, healthy and tasty. https://www.facebook.com/Pathways-to-Joy-109054101373655

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  4. Sounds great.

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  5. The cover is amazing! Its simplicity is very appealing.

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