Thursday, July 29, 2021

Say Yes to Life

This post is part of a book tour organized by Goddess Fish PromotionsElliott Robertson will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

Click on "read more" below to read an excerpt or sign up for the GIVEAWAY.  

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.

read an 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.

about Elliott Robertson...


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.

 

 

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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.


more personal "stuff" about Elliott Robertson...

Give us a picture of where you write, where you compose these words…is it Starbucks, a den, a garden…we want to know your inner sanctum?

 

Before I started writing this book, I had established a habit of going to a café to write nearly every morning. I had just finished my book The Servant’s Way in my café trips, and I didn’t have a book concept yet for another book. Still, I continued to show up most mornings at the café with pen and notebook. Sometimes a first line of a poem would come to me; I’d write it and the rest of the poem would follow. I’m both a poet and a writer.

 

Does this book have a special meaning to you? i.e. where you found the idea, its symbolism, its meaning, who you dedicated it to, what made you want to write it?

 

I found myself writing a paragraph or two every day around the theme of “Saying Yes to God.” Eventually, I realized I had seeds for a book. As I continued with this theme, the book’s structure became apparent. One chapter would be about saying “Yes” to our uniqueness, and another about saying “Yes” to grief, and yet another about saying “Yes” to the new, and so on. It as an experience of gradual discovery and revelation.

I was surprised by the brevity of the chapters. I’ve always been verbose and longwinded, especially in initial drafts. I was writing short and it was a breath of fresh air. And I couldn’t help but notice that just as much could be communicated in short chapters.

With the bitesize pieces, I wasn’t surprised to hear one reader say, “It’s like a box of little jewels.”

What made me want to write about saying yes to life? I didn’t really set out to write about saying yes to life. The topic just came to me. Kind of like my poems come to me, or at least the first line.

 

Where do you get your storylines from?

Usually non-fiction books don’t have storylines. There may be a progression of steps that build on one another. But my book does, in a way. The “plot” is about a week in my life when Antoine Saint-Exupery visited me. The two of us are conversing every day, usually about the little prince from his book The Little Prince.

So as you can see, this book defies categorization.

The working title was Say Yes to God; later the title was changed to Say Yes to Life. I like both titles equally.

The subtitle is Seven Keys to Living Full Out from Within. This brings a “self-help” or “how to” feel to the book. Yet the book is inspirational first and foremost and defies categorization. The book draws on the content of The Little Prince, a work of fiction (a classic) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. There are over 30 quotes from The Little Prince in Say Yes to Life, an equally thin book. Say Yes to Life invites the reader to engage the book from the imagination; it goes beyond providing a class or lecture.

 

Do you only write one genre?

Over the years, I’ve written short stories, poems and nonfiction books and articles. The short fiction has been mostly literary fiction. The poems and nonfiction have both been spiritual in nature.

 

Was this book easier or more difficult to write than others?  Why?

I always find it easy to write. Whether I’m writing short fiction, nonfiction or poetry, I rarely have moments of struggle. Sometimes there are sentences or paragraphs that are clumsy the first go round of course and I enjoy the challenge of changing the syntax, creating a smoother flow. I’m a natural writer.

 

And finally, of course…was there any specific event or circumstance that made you want to be a writer?

I sometimes think I was born a writer. I can’t think of anything that inspired me or catalyzed this. I’ve always enjoyed it and gravitate to my notebook to record insights or just about anything.

  

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    1. One of the reviews on Amazon begins with, "Say Yes to Life is a sparkling secret gem of a book. Like sips of cool spring water on a steamy hot day." So it speaks to some people. Of course, we all have our different flavors of ice cream that we prefer. Perhaps it will be spot on for you.

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  3. Sounds like a very good book.

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    1. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. Contact me at elliott@elliottrobertsoncoach.com and we can set up an discovery meeting. Since you are a blog reader for my tour, I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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  4. This sounds like a fantastic read.

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    1. Thanks, Terri. Some of the Amazon reviewers gave this book 5 stars. With the tour coming to an end, I've decided to offer all those who showed up for the tour a chance to work with me for 6 weeks. Improvizing in the Kitchen is a 6 week program for changing eating habits to emphasize vegetables. Contact me at elliott@elliottrobertsoncoach.com and we can set up an discovery meeting. Since you are a blog reader for my tour, I'm taking 75% off the price point.

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