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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Spirituality, Healing and Me by Ilana Estelle - Book Tour + Giveaway



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

Book Details:

Book Title Spirituality, Healing and Me
Author:  Ilana Estelle
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  Self-Help
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Sept 16, 2021
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
 
 
Also Available by Ilana Estelle:  
 
Book Details:

Book Title Cerebral Palsy: 'A Story' Finding the Calm After the Storm
Author:  Ilana Estelle
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  memoir
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Feb 1, 2020
Format available for review:  ebook (mobi for kindle)
Tour dates:  Sept 20 to Oct 8
Content Rating:  G.
 
Book Description:

Living with cerebral palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle.

Born the second of premature twins, from a young age Ilana knew she was different, but for all the wrong reasons. A child of the 60s, Ilana experienced first-hand the way that disability was so often brushed under the carpet and not spoken about. Her constant physical and mental struggles made her feel isolated, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood… it took 46 years for her to find out why.

Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: A Story is Ilana’s open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.
 
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Author Interview
What makes your new book different to other healing books?
‘Spirituality, Healing and Me’ is my spirituality and healing journey, based on my unique life experiences, not knowing I was growing up with a disability. It is also uniquely written from a universal standpoint, so anyone reading the book may relate to their own experiences. The book also promotes positive messages and gives clarity to the reader on what they may get to deal with.

 

What would you like your readers to take from your book?
I hope my readers will see that even though their life may be difficult, and they may start off in one place, it doesn’t mean they have to stay where they are. Our lives are for us to change, and my experiences show we can.

The overriding message in my book is that when we are determined, strong and steadfast and we believe in ourselves, we may change certain elements of our lives. Through my book, I would like my readers to take away a perception and thinking that they too can change their life. It’s all about creating the opportunities.

In your experience would you say there is such a thing as ‘writer’s block’?
I have heard many people talk about writer’s block, but luckily it has never happened to me. I think writing is a gift, but there may be times when we may deal with stress and stressful situations and it is perhaps in those times that we have writer’s block, which understandably can make it difficult to get our thoughts down ‘on paper’.

 

How long have you been writing for?
I first starting writing in May 2010, months after my cerebral palsy diagnosis so, I have been writing for 11 years now. I initially started writing on my blog @TheCPDiary. Through a culmination of years of writing, my first book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ was published in January 2020 by @RedDoorBooks. ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me’ is my follow-on book, also published by @RedDoorBooks, due to be published on the 16th September 2021.

 I have also written several articles for journals and national magazines.

 

What advice would you give to a new writer?
When it comes to writing any non-fiction, it is important to be open and honest about your experiences and to write from the heart with integrity and without compromise. Success in the writing and publishing world is enormously difficult to achieve, made worse because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, particularly if you’re a non-celebrity.

My advice is to measure success by personal achievement and no matter how difficult it is, continue to persevere, because it is easy to become disheartened and give up. 

 
 
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 / author interview / 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

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