Smile More Stress Less

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Geoffrey Saign and his self-help book Smile More Stress Less.

Author’s description

Want one easy method to end anxiety, stress, sadness, loneliness, fear, & anger? While maximizing happiness, inner peace, and self-awareness?

 

One quick way to cut through all negative emotions? And have fun doing it?

 

~Savvy & easy workbook exercises ensure success!~

 

In just minutes a day this playful yet smart approach can:

 

*End inner and outer conflicts

*End anxiety, worry, fear, anger, boredom, and self-doubt

*Increase healthy relationships with everyone in your life

*End illusions in your life and maximize clarity

*Rewire your brain to live with deep intelligence

*Become your own AAA+ rated super-counselor

*Help you discover the Power of HERE

*Allow your natural joy to blossom

 

This hands-on, A+B = C approach will supercharge your brain function, improve your emotional intelligence, and change your life!

 

~Finalist Forward INDIES Self-Help Book of the Year 2020~ (Winner TBA 6/17/2021)

Guest Post

When I got the chance to ask Geoffrey Saign, author of Smile More Stress Less, any question, I wanted to know what single piece of information in his book he though people would find most surprising. Here is his answer.

There are two takeaways in SMILE MORE STRESS LESS that readers might find new or surprising.

1) All of humanity is living in self-created illusions, and these illusions create ‘stress’ in the body and mind. If you don’t understand this fact, you will simply repetitively create illusions your entire life, and mechanically react to everything and everyone around you. This is absolutely essential to understand. The good news is, half the challenge of change is seeing what the problem is. SMILE MORE STRESS LESS provides the other half; how to end the illusions that you are creating in all areas of your life, gain clarity, and wake up intelligence—which is the deeper extension of intuition.

2) Much has been said about living in the Present, in the Moment, in the Now (and there is a book, The Power of Now)—these are all illusions. There is only HERE. It’s extremely critical that we are clear with the words we use for ourselves and life. Psychological time is an illusion. SMILE MORE STRESS LESS goes into this in detail, and provides clarity. Psychological time creates stress, and thus present, moment, and Now all feed that illusion and stress.

My hope is that readers can be free of all illusions, have clarity, wake up intelligence, and spend more of their life in joy and happiness.

About the Author

Geoffrey Saign began reducing stress by practicing mindfulness at the age of fifteen. For fifty years he studied many modalities for mind-body calming and awareness, including Qigong, tai chi, kung fu, meditation, biofeedback, positive psychology, and many others. He co-designed and taught a cutting-edge, research-based self-awareness class to young adults for ten years. In 2020 the author experienced a major breakthrough in mind-brain-body awareness, which led to him Living with intelligence HERE, and the resulting book, Smile More Stress Less.

Find the Author

Bookbub — https://www.bookbub.com/authors/geoffrey-saign
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56254077-smile-more-stress-less
Website — https://geoffreysaign.net/smile-more-stress-less/

Buy the Book

Kindle/KU/Paperback — https://www.amazon.com/Smile-More-Stress-Less-Happiness-ebook/dp/B08N6ZR4W6
Audible — https://www.amazon.com/Smile-More-Stress-Less-Happiness/dp/B08VTQBZSM

Yes, there is a giveaway

The author will be awarding a $30 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter here to win.

This post is part of a tour sponsored by Goddess Fish. Check out all the other tour stops. If you drop by each of these and comment, you will greatly increase your chances of winning.

My Favorite Excerpt

You Can End Daily Stress With Playfulness & Humor

One way to change rote, stressful thought patterns is to use playful exaggeration. It is a simple, repetitive method that will produce immediate and significant results, and we will use it often in this book in different ways and situations.

Let’s try it with dirty dishes. You see dirty dishes in the sink. Thoughts enter your mind about how irresponsible the person was in leaving them there. You feel annoyed and irritated. You notice this Self-Created Stress reaction inside yourself, and you interrupt it. You say out loud or think:

Oh no! My hands will never recover from this!

This is going to ruin my whole life!

It’s the end of the world as I know it!

Smile as you do this. Smiling brings about a strong positive emotion, and strong emotion helps change the brain by wiring a new neural pattern that’s even stronger.

Every time we change our thought pattern or interrupt old thought responses, we are changing our brain—teaching it—and allowing a new neural pattern to develop. We are telling the brain, This old pattern of thought is no longer useful or acceptable. The brain always listens. EVERY SINGLE EFFORT IS WORTHWHILE. This cannot be overstated.

Thank you!

Geoffrey Saign — we appreciate your sharing your book Smile More Stress Less with us! Best of luck with sales, and with all of your future writing.

Mind Over Murder

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Kathy DiSanto and her paranormal thriller, Mind Over Murder.

Author’s description

She’s been gifted with The Sight, but she didn’t see this coming ….

When happy, upstanding citizens of New Frisco start to murder complete strangers, then die by suicide an hour or so later, crime reporter A. J. Gregson is determined to find out why.

Teaming up once again with CIIS Special Agent Jack Eagan—a man who’s rapidly becoming more than just another need-to-know fed—A. J. and a handful of others find themselves racing against the clock to stop the bloodshed.

Who or what is compelling these people? And who will be the next to die?

About the Author

Award-winning novelist Kathy DiSanto writes in several genres: sweet romance, paranormal, dystopian science fiction, and urban fantasy.

Her love of words—bamboozle, finagle, sprocket, flabbergast—inspired her to study German in college, because gaining access to a host of words in another language was a fascinating prospect. How does one resist expressions like Kummerspeck and Freundschaftsbezeugung, for example? As she’s fond of saying, “That would take a better woman than I. (Or a better woman than me, if we’re sticking with the colloquial and conversational.)” In addition to sating her verbal appetite with marvelously multisyllabic, tongue-twisting words, studying the German language challenged her inner Grammar Stickler in strange and mysterious ways. Thus, she considers her choice of an otherwise questionable major a win-win.

Her career as an author officially began in 1997, when she published two books with Bantam’s Loveswept line. Her books to date include:

For Love or Money (Golden State Hearts Book 1)
Hunter’s Shadow (Golden State Hearts Book 2)
Amanda’s Eyes (A.J. Gregson series, Book 1)
The Alpha Genesis Option

In addition to writing highly regarded fiction, she worked for many years as a communications specialist for Texas A&M University. Since retiring, she has done freelance writing. All told, throughout her career and after, she’s written several hundred feature articles for magazines, the web, blogs, and newsletters.

The mother of two talented professional musicians—and G-Mom to the cutest little boy EVER—Kathy is also a dedicated rescue dog mama, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a late-blooming home improvement fanatic. She enjoys writing, reading, going to the gym, walking the dogs, and dancing like nobody is watching anywhere her sons are playing.

Find the Author

Website: https://kathydisanto.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathyDiSantoAuthor/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathydisanto
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kathy_DiSanto
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3525940.Kathy_Disanto

Buy the Book

Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJKSVFP

Yes, there is a giveaway

The author will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter here to win.

This post is part of a tour sponsored by Goddess Fish. Check out all the other tour stops. If you drop by each of these and comment, you will greatly increase your chances of winning.

Enjoy an Excerpt

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but I got the impression the attraction between us isn’t one sided.”

Caught in that killer blue gaze, I puffed out my cheeks, blew out a breath. “It isn’t.”

“Well, then? We’re both healthy, both single.”

Why did making a mistake suddenly sound so alluring?

Thank you!

Kathy DiSanto — we appreciate your sharing your book Mind Over Murder with us! Best of luck with sales, and with all of your future writing.

Tools of a Thief

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author D. Hale Rambo and her fantasy novella Tools of a Thief

Author’s description

How do you stop being a thief? Zizy assumed quitting her job, stealing from her boss, and flitting magically across the continent was one way to give it a go. Getting in and out of sticky situations is typically Zizy’s specialty. A little spellwork here, a pinch of deception there, and she’s home free. Quick-fingered, fast-talking, and charming the gnome knows traveling across a shattered continent won’t be easy. Still, she has the skills to keep herself from getting killed.
Too bad she was followed on her one-way trip. Pressed into a mission she can’t say no to, Zizy feels desperate, out of place, and as lonely as before. But when she meets a charming book hoarder with bold curiosity, Zizy can’t help but want to bring her along on this one last job. She’ll just hide her past, her present, and complicating info about herself. What could go wrong?

About the Author

Hale Rambo is an avid reader, Pathfinder/Dungeons & Dragons player, bubble bath connoisseur, and author. She has been writing and creating other worlds since she was old enough to mark them on her bedroom wall. As a dungeon master and in life, D. Hale Rambo believes in the fun of morale bonuses, inspiration, and always using cover. Get updates on the series, say hello, or debate with her about the versatility of gnomes at http://www.dhalerambo.com .

Find the Author

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dhalerambo
Twitter: @therambogeeks
Instagram: @therambogeeks

Buy the Book

Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Tools-Thief-Decisions-Kairas-Book-ebook/dp/B08TM9DFNC/

Yes, there is a giveaway

The author will be awarding 1 of 3 print copies of the book (US only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter here to win.

This post is part of a tour sponsored by Goddess Fish. Check out all the other tour stops. If you drop by each of these and comment, you will greatly increase your chances of winning.

Enjoy an Excerpt

Zizy was taught growing up that expanding the Vault had been a request of the gnomes creator, the Trickster. The gnomes had built three glorious cities over the course of the last hundred or so years. Arovein, their original city, Zumi to the southwest along the coast, and Hadu on the northwest coast. All built in the tunnels and caverns of the Vault with small trading settlements above ground. But everything else after that had been gnome ingenuity. The waterworks pipeline, the spellwork-powered carts, the mechwork creatures—all made life grand for them. Enabled them to focus on their particular pursuits and research without worry for the busy motions of just living life.

She missed the clanking of metal as someone walked down the street testing out some new contraption. She missed her favorite tavern. Discussing over mugs of brewbeer what new idea a friend had thought up and watching—or sometimes being—the one who had agreed to be a tester. She missed being in charge of her daily life. Zizy let the pang of homesickness for Zumi and her old life wash over her.

What the minds of her people could come up with would be mesmerizing to a Brix. Simply astonishing. Or frightening, if they were ignorant sticks in the mud. She had encountered many like that since she entered their lands, those who saw her and understood she wasn’t like them. Some had been polite and ignored it when interacting with her. But others, scared beyond sense, had been more harmful and even attacked her unprovoked. So she’d tried to pass straight through, not standing out, with only mild altercations like yesterday’s.

But then there was Laysa. Something about this Brix was different, intriguing, and though Zizy had thought, as she drank in the inn the evening before, that the best way to avoid Emba’s bad side was just to do as she said, the spark of defiance she felt every time she saw Emba had reared its head. Her mind returned to Laysa off and on all night. The way she didn’t hesitate to ask and answer. The volley of words she seemed happy to spill. Zizy sensed she could talk for ages, and Zizy wasn’t unhappy, she mused, at the prospect of talking to her again. Around in circles Zizy went, drink after drink, until she just decided to do what she was best at: ignore all reasonable suggestions and do what she wanted anyway.

Thank you!

D. Hale Rambo — we appreciate your sharing your book Tools of a Thief with us! Best of luck with sales, and with all of your future writing.