If you focus on where you want to be tomorrow. . .

. . .where you are today soon becomes where you were yesterday.

 

So here it is August 16th and I find myself focused on where I want to be tomorrow, I am scrambling to find funding or an investor so I can get Series two of my little books published and out to the world for a December launch, they are in the final stages of editing with Rachel Small, then off to design with Fiona Raven, then Friesens for printing, sounds easy, well it will take some serious manifesting but I am confident I will find a way (I have an open line to the Universe).

 

A moment passes. . .

 

It only takes a moment to realize there are always options to every design, and by design the opportunity I was offered to share an amazing line of anti-aging/wrinkle fighting products for Mind AND Body with Nerium international is starting to take shape as my plan “B”. If I keep with the system, keep sharing what I believe in and people keep realizing that the system (and the product) works, I won’t need an investor or funding, I will cover the costs myself.

 

I have mentioned recently how the little things can grow into the biggest things of your life, and I speak from experience as recently I have been seen and liked by thousands of Filipino supporters, men and women that have acknowledged I am alive by hitting a “like” button, to me, that is the most amazing thing ever. I know that each one of them has the potential to talk to a friend, who in turn will talk to a friend, which, again by design is how the system works. Nerium doesn’t use advertising, they use word of mouth, testimonials and lots of before and after pictures of incredibly satisfied people, so imagine as I have, the rate at which the word about Nerium is expanding as we speak, among the people I have reached out to and shared what I believe in.

Imagine also, as I have, that such a successful company in only five years has grown to achieve incredible numbers in sales, and a reputation as one of the fastest growing companies EVER, so why wouldn’t I share this, why wouldn’t I want everyone to be as happy as I am and why wouldn’t everyone want to look and see for themselves what Nerium can do for them, both as a product and a small business. Talk to us about looking and feeling younger inside and out.

http://www.nerium.ca/join/bawb?alias=bawb

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One of the things I have learned on this adventure is that we as humans are skeptical, of everything that seems too good to be true, well my friends this is one of those things that is that good, and it is true, all it takes from you is belief in yourself that you can make it happen and belief in a system that has been proven over and over again how well it works, and if that’s not enough, because Nerium is expanding you have the opportunity to decide where you want run your new business, because Nerium is INTERNATIONAL.

To all my Mates down under, Nerium is Fair Dinkum you may want to give it a burl, its coming your way soon.

http://www.everydayyouth.net/become-australia-nerium-brand-partner/ let Tracy know you saw this on BawB’s blog page.

So here I am, a happy, retired, published author of award winning books filled with inspirational poetry and positive energy, reaching out to the world and inspiring all to believe in your dreams and ask yourself WHY do you want to be happy? Now ask yourself WHY NOT take a step forward?.

Thoughts are things that you make happen by wanting them to be

If you believe in having happy thoughts then think of them, you’ll see.

WI:)ND

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Enjoying the pebbles that line your path. . .

. . .make the milestones seem so much bigger.

 

I am not sure just how to begin, suffice it to say that over the last four weeks I have grown in so many ways. The blog pages I have written and sent to the Universe have been seen, read, and liked by over Ten Thousand wonderful people in the Philippines, so I can actually say, that what started as a little page has grown into something bigger.

 

I take the time to write these pages because I believe if I don’t write them nothing will happen, and if I do something might happen, I choose the positive, I choose to be seen by as many people as I can get, to look at what I’m doing, I choose to make an effort towards making my happiness happen, after which I choose to accept the success that follows. We all have the vision, we can all see what is in front of us, sadly, some of us choose not to look, if a door of opportunity appears we walk away, choosing to believe that nothing will happen.

 

I am now in the position where I can create doors, I can give people options, things they can choose for themselves. People can now choose to buy my little books and fill their lives with positive energy, they can wake up seeing a smile in the mirror and they can be happy.  People can now also choose the Nerium lifestyle I am offering, they can use the products, look and feel wonderful about themselves, or they can choose to create their own small business and make other people’s lives so much happier while they are building a future for themselves as well.

 

For all of you wonderful supportive people in the Philippines, my little books are available through Create Space web site, click on the grey “site” button next to the search window, and select “store” then search for BawB’s Raven Feathers.

https://www.createspace.com/

As for the amazing Nerium products, they are not yet in your country, they will be one day, and until they are I still want to do something for you to show my appreciation for all your support. Nerium is available in the US, Canada, Korea, Japan, Mexico and soon in Australia and Columbia, if you have family or friends in any of these areas, please send them to the links below and we would love to introduce them to a life changing opportunity.

http://www.nerium.ca/join/bawb?alias=bawb

http://www.nerium.ca/join/belish?alias=belish

I believe it is a gift that an entire country should respond so favorably to my pages, my words and my energy, and this gesture, for right now is the very least I can do to show my gratitude, I have no idea when I am greeted by a friendly Filipino smile here in Canada if it is connected to one of the beautiful people that have supported me from the islands, but I would love to connect with those people from here.

 

Thank you for making my little things big, thank you for helping me grow

Thank you for sharing your wonderful energy and for letting my smile show.

 

WI:)ND

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It’s the little things that make you happy. . .

. . . before the big things make you successful.

 

My recent blog post received 2800 likes, that means 2800 people out there took a moment or two and read what I wrote, then added one extra second to hit the like button, and I thank every single one of you for making that choice. I have never been one for numbers, or stats, or whatever else this day and age has to offer, as I come from a part of a century where if the phone on the wall rang we answered it, if we got a letter in the mail we read it and then we wrote one back (with a pen and sometimes with weeks in between) and if the doorbell rang (yes, doors and phones both rang) it usually meant a friend wanted to play. So, who reads what and when, with instant feedback and counters with time and date stamps, still doesn’t mean much to me, but, having said that, 2800 likes on a blog I wrote, sure makes a writer smile.

 

The blog post I speak of was written recently, to share what it is I am doing with my little books, and to share where I am in my new Nerium adventure, both are important to me because I believe in them and having this opportunity (and means) to share them with the world, in my mind, gives the world the chance to choose whether or not they wish to look at them, and what actions to take when they have.

 

I have had, what I would consider, to be some the best marketing advice a new self-published author could ever receive, Beth Kallman Werner http://www.authorconnections.com worked very closely with me because she believed in me, she believed I had a passion for what I was doing, and she saw in me the energy that was required to move forward with my books, or for that matter, with any project I took on. So here I am, wrapping up the final edits of Volume IX and soon moving on to the last volume in Series two, in fact the last Volume of the BawB’s Raven Feathers Series, and at this point while shedding a tear of joy (and one of sadness because this part of my journey is ending), I am thrilled at the response I have received for series one. I have received three awards from NGIBA http://www.indiebookawards.com sold out of most of my single copies of the hard cover editions, I have only 16 box sets left and my paperbacks are picking up in sales in the Chapters, Coles and Indigo locations across Canada. Thank you so very much to all of you who choose to read my words and share your smiles.

 

The good news is that now when people around the world ask where they can buy my little books, and I send them here;

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=bawbs+raven+feathers&sitesearch_type=STORE

Where they can choose to enjoy my little books for themselves.

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More good news is the information I am sharing with the world about my new Nerium adventure is also starting to turn some heads, because I believe in these products, and because I am sharing them with the same passion. People around the world, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia soon, and opportunities in other countries will open up as well, are all given the choice either to try the products and just live happy, or start their own business by sharing the products, live happy AND be successful.

 

Both choices I share with you will change your life, my little books will fill you with inspiration and allow your inner smile to shine through, and the Nerium products will help you to win your battle against the visual signs of ageing and stress, by making you look and feel better inside and out. Have a look at what is offered, order what you choose, then make a choice between just looking and feeling better or starting your own business helping others to look and feel better.

 

http://www.nerium.ca/join/bawb?alias=bawb

 

http://www.nerium.ca/join/belish?alias=belish

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Choose to see the little things and watch where you will go,

Once you find your happiness success will start to show.

WI:)ND

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Don’t base your dreams on what yesterday brought. . .

 

. . .create them with what tomorrow will bring.

 

I listened to a person last night, a person just like you and me, he is part of the Nerium family and his name is Mark Michaud, he spoke about dream building and goals, and he spoke about believing in yourself. This really hit home for me because I have already lived one of my dreams, so I speak from experience when I say dreams can happen, but when I listen to others that are living and sharing their dreams it makes my heart happy.

 

My dream was to write one book, to fill it with inspiration and energy, to have the reader open it, read it, feel it and become inspired in themselves, to understand the power of a smile and to create achievable goals. I lived that dream, I wrote that book, and I went on to write 4 more. I am still creating these little books with another 5 books in the works, my dream is not yet done as I will continue to write and share my energy long after I’m gone, those that can feel the wind will share my smiles.

 

Now, I am meeting other people with dreams, they don’t just have dreams, they create their dreams and they are living them, everywhere I go now I am meeting these people and they are sharing their dreams, they are smiling, they are happy and all they are doing is sharing what they believe in. They are not writers they are believers, they are not sales people they are sharing people, to some of them it is not about the money or the potential earnings it is about the dreams and the Why.

 

It donned on me last night while I was listening to Mark, that one of my dreams was to share with the universe the energy and the desire to believe in yourself, now I am feeling that everyone who has read my little books has helped me to live my dream, so it is my turn to give back to the world with an opportunity to create yours.

 

I am now part of the Nerium family, a group of amazing people around the world that dream, that share, and that believe in a product that will make you look and feel amazing. Every one of these people had the same choice you do, to create a dream and live it, or not. Every time I hear one of these people speak I think of how amazing it could be if everyone could live one dream, well, this is a chance to do just that. I have reached out to my friends, because they are my friends, I have shared with them and given them the choice, now I am sharing with the world, and giving everyone that same choice and the same opportunity exists to live your dream.

 

I am a writer, (so my editor tells me) so I can write what I’m thinking and share it with you, okay, so here’s what I’m thinking;

 

Below there are two links, pick either one randomly and have a look at what’s inside, look at the before and after pictures, look at the research behind these products, look at the choices you have, then go and look at yourself in the mirror. You will see you, can you imagine what you would look like if you tried these products, then, can you image what your life would be like if you could live a dream you created.

 

That’s it, it’s that easy, no sales, no pressure, no stress, just you, your choices and a link to an adventure that you can create. Your life is all up to you, your happiness will always show in your smile, then its your smile that shows in your successes.

http://www.nerium.ca/join/bawb?alias=bawb

http://www.nerium.ca/join/belish?alias=belish

Oh, and one more thing, I have another dream, one day my little books will become part of the Nerium inspiration, because I believe they will help you believe in what you can do.

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Thoughts are Things

WI:)ND

 

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Words are a gift and a tool. . .

 

. . . to be used for building and sharing.

 

It’s funny how a writer can go for a while without writing and they don’t lose their title of “writer”. I have raised quite a stir at times when I chat with my proof reader Carrie and my editor Rachel, as I have called myself a “wroter” which, of course, is a writer who “has written” a thing or two. Today I sit in my office with what to me seems like things worth sharing, highlights I suppose of this particular writers’ adventure.

 

Let’s start with a “Heart-warming” moment that occurred with my new big black equine friend Dracula. If you have read anything I have written, you will know I am a spiritual individual, I believe in energy, I believe we are all energy, sharing the same flow of life, and animals are on a level all their own. Animals communicate without judging, they speak every language, and for the most part, they tolerate humans unconditionally, because we choose to look after them they learn to communicate with us.

 

So, there I was, on a typical morning of chores feeding and hugging the herd of six including Drac, but this morning was a little different. I was greeted as usual by Paris, followed closely by Vienna mare and Katie, but Drac was not moving, he stayed in the lean-to with just his head showing, watching me sharing my hugs with the mares. Well, I have learned a little over this last while and one of the things I have learned is if there is a bond there is an attraction, instead of going to him, I turned my back and thought of him, before I could reach a count of ten I felt that wonderful soft nudge (soft for a thousand-pound friend) on my back, he came to me for his hug… it’s the little things in life that fill my heart with joy.

 

Now on to a book moment, my awesome editor Rachel and I have completed Vol VIII of series two and will be working shortly on Vol IX, and as always I take these opportunities to make sure she knows just how incredible she is for doing what she does so well, Thank you Rachel. I hope to have everything done for a November launch of series two along with a second edition (reprint) of Series One to get out to the world for Christmas. This of course is my way of letting the Universe know it’s going to happen and to help me find that sponsor or investor to help with publishing costs.

 

Yes my keen in-tune friends, that was a Segway, as it would seem the Universe found me my Nerium friends, I have had nothing but positive feedback over the last little while and SO much help from everyone including one individual in particular, who shall remain nameless, Thanks KC  🙂  as well as others that have filled my heart with happiness. These products work, and that’s why it’s so easy to share them. The blog I shared a few weeks ago was an effort to get the word out, to share what I know about an amazing company with people I have never met, which then makes it their choice if they would like to change their lives for the better.

 

The response was amazing, so many likes and so many emails asking how to join and what to do, so with this post I am going to reach out again to my readers in Japan, right now you are all on the brink of a life changing moment, Nerium is opening there in July, this is your opportunity to create your own adventure, do your research, then make the choice to change your life. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or my friends Sherry or KC, we would love to chat with you about this adventure.

 

http://www.nerium.ca/join/bawb?alias=bawb

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http://www.nerium.ca/join/kcdixon?alias=kcdixon

 

Things that happen have a reason you know

They give you a chance for a smile to show.

 

WI:)ND

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Traded my Harley for Horses. . .

 

 

. . . and I haven’t looked back (the horse didn’t come with a mirror).

 

If you were to have asked me five years ago if I could become an award winning author I would have thought about it for two seconds and replied “could happen, you never know” however if you were to have asked if I ever saw myself trading my Harley for a Horse I would respond by asking you if you had momentarily lost your mind.

 

Now, not surprisingly, here I am in a state of being between Harleys and I am still working with a large black 4-year-old Tennessee Walker named Dracula, for those that don’t know, the Tennessee Walking horse is like the touring class of equine breeds with a natural free flowing gait and, I am learning, a great deal of stubborn pride as well. The gait is incredible to watch, the stubborn pride is teaching me to look in the mirror.

 

I have learned a great deal in this lifetime, I have watched and listened, I have seen and understood, but I have yet to grasp the concept of change, it is something we are faced with almost every day of our lives, in society, in politics, in the weather and in plans made or goals desired, change is something we live with but have difficulty creating. Often we find ourselves desperately needing a change in our lives in order to grow or move forward, yet we are hesitant or reluctant to create changes because they may mean choosing a different path, a path we are not familiar with which in itself is directly related to the universal law of cause and effect.

 

So, all laws aside, I find myself now settled on a different path, in a different place, yet I am still writing with the same inspirational energy and still breathing, believing and being the BawB I have grown comfortable with, so is the change I experienced just a mind set or has my definition of a compatible reality altered just enough for me to allow and accept the flow of positive energy wherever I am standing in the moment?

 

Bob Dylan said it best in 1963 “the answer my friend is blowing in the wind” and I find myself listening to the wind more these days, as long as it is at my back be it Horse or Harley I am at peace.

 

Update on BawB’s Raven Feathers Series 2, my awesome editor Rachel Small has been locked in a small dark room for the last 6 months working feverishly on the next 5 volumes… Okay, I am embellishing a little, she is most often working in a sun lit room filled with light and creative energy working at a relaxed pace sorting through a huge amount of poetic inspiration and is, from what I am told, enjoying every minute of it.  🙂  Thank you Rachel, for doing what you do.

 

The moment you feel a change is needed that will help you just to grow

Is the very moment the wind will push you and a smile will start to show.

 

WI:)ND

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On a path of adventure. . .

. . . the journey is always enjoyable.

 

Four years into this adventure of mine and I am still learning, and one of the greatest lessons so far is, I have learned how to share. I have learned how to take a compliment, I have learned how to wear the title of Writer, Author, and Publisher of 5 award winning books ( http://www.indiebookawards.com ) I have learned how to be patient and when to ask questions, I have learned that if I do something myself it becomes a much more appreciated task, and now with everything I have learned I become better at what I am doing, better at reading my work in from of others, better at sharing my opinions and thoughts and better at math (adding up the book sales) but still, with all of Beth’s effort   (http://www.authorconnections.com )  I am still not very good at marketing.

 

Try as I might I just can’t seem to get the knack of promoting myself, or “pushing” my books, I am still quite humble, I have never been pushy, more I think “to myself” which created my comfort box. Well, to all of the up and coming artists out there, when you have done what you enjoy doing and you share it with the world, your “box” whatever it may consist of, disappears.

 

So here I am today stripped of any boxes, enclosures, spheres or armor, here I am today practising the incredibly misunderstood and often unappreciated art of marketing.

 

Christmas is rapidly approaching and I can’t think of a better gift than that of inspiration, this year give a gift that will continue to be a gift for the next year to come. Put a set of BawB’s Raven Feathers under the tree of that special someone, or friend or family member, show them how to share a smile with the world and they will share it for a lifetime.

 

The paperback editions are available for order (or on the shelves of Calgary North locations) of Chapters, Indigo and Coles.

And Hardcover editions are available Individually or as a Boxed set at all the wonderful stores mentioned on my website( www.bawbsravenfeathers.com ) please stop into any one of these stores to do some of your Christmas shopping as they all carry those amazing little “must share” gifts.

Yes, it is still a little uncomfortable promoting myself and my work, but I am told every day that what I do needs to be shared with the world, and I truly believe that what you do as well needs to be shared, and if you are still in the learning stages then you are moving in the right direction, if you have any questions ask them, if I can help I most certainly will.

 

And one final note, I am seeking a distribution company, Canada and the US, my little books are doing really well in and around Calgary but they need to be shared everywhere else, if anyone has any tips or suggestions please share, and yes I do ask for directions. 🙂

 

Christmas is a time for giving, your heart, your soul, your smile,

Give the gift of inspiration and it will last a good long while.

 

WI:)ND

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If you continue to inspire the Universe. . .

. . . the Universe will continue to inspire you.

 

I woke this morning to begin a typical day, I let my little dog out, grabbed a coffee (I program the coffee maker for 5 AM so the coffee is ready for me) and I sat down in my office to write my morning inspiration, https://www.facebook.com/iambawb                                                                     the beginning of a typically wonderful day at BawB’s house.

 

My day was soon to change, for the better. I found myself needing to pursue with a bit more aggression the distribution of my little books, I am doing pretty well here in Calgary, but that is just not enough, I needed more visibility. So, off I go on my quest, first stop IBPA https://www.ibpa-online.org to click on the resources tab to find a list of distributors and wholesalers.

 

I made my selection, and then began writing an introductory/query letter to introduce my books and myself and begin a new adventure. While I was writing my letter I thought it might be a good Idea to include a review or two that I have received to help promote the sincerity I am trying to generate with these companies.

 

This brings me now to the Universe part of this new adventure that brought a tear to my eye, again. While I was searching for a review I found this most recent one I had not yet seen on Google:

 

http://www.yourmindschool.com/bawbs-raven-feathers-reflections-on-the-simple-things-in-life/

 

I added it to my letter and I wanted to share it with You because the Universe shared it with me.

 

I am so very proud of these little books, and so thankful for all the people involved in helping me create them… and of course for all of the readers that are enjoying them…my adventure continues.

 

Don’t ever give up my friends, keep writing, painting, drawing and creating, then share with the world what you have done, share your pride, share your tears and your laughter… and for the absolute joy of being you and doing what you do, share your smile in the wind.

 

Happiness is not just something you imagine you can be

It is found by letting yourself image that you are.

 

WI:)ND

 

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Time is more than something you have. . .

. . . it is also something you need to make.

I have experienced a shift of sorts in my understanding of “time”, I don’t profess to truly understand it or it’s effects on the world as we know it, but I think I now have a better grasp of what it means to me. When I started writing my books I was told that in the book world the concept of time slows to a crawl. It can take months, even years to finish a manuscript, which then goes to an editor, who needs time with it to work their magic, then a designer, whose time has not yet been measurable in anyone’s standards, they are just amazing in their own right and can do the impossible in whatever time it takes. Then off to the printer, and in “no time at all” you have your book.

Now, my question is; How much time does it take to get a book “out there”? I have been at it for three years, 5 volumes, 1 boxed set –Series One. Done. Now, I wait, and as I understand it I wait until I understand it better, when that happens I will let the universe know. Until then I keep doing what I’m doing and sharing my experience to others caught in the book warp; good things will happen, you just wait, you’ll see.

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With all of the questions I have been asking myself about my time and my concepts of limits and unwritten rules, I find myself chatting more frequently with people in their own situations who are faced with their own concepts of time. We tend to agree there are pressures from society to “let go” and “move on”, and I ask; move on to what? Let go of what? Who wrote the book on the rules of time in situations of the heart and soul? When a soul we held dear in our hearts crosses over, is there a rule somewhere that states:

We must complete our passage to a place where we should be living comfortably without a soul we miss, by the second Tuesday of next week at any o’clock or we are no longer invited to compete in the human race.

Really!

We are all individuals, we are all unique, whether we are waiting for a book to be enjoyed, a painting to dry or a heart to heal, our concept of time is our own, there is no getting over, no moving forward, no letting go, until each individual chooses their own time, and in due time they will let the Universe know they are ready to BE who they choose BE once again.

If I had the power to make one wish come true, it would be a wish for all living things to make the time to enjoy the time they have on this colourful world we call earth. It is our chance to do the things we enjoy doing, to share in the happiness of simply being and to cast to the Universe enough smiles that it will take a lifetime to enjoy them all.

Take your time to see the things you really need to see

Make the time to be the you that you really want to be.

WIJND

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Share a smile with the universe. . .

. . .the universe will smile back.

I haven’t shared a smile on this page for a while, but what to me seems like only a heartbeat, is to the world, a month or longer. I don’t know for sure how that happens as my watch tells the same time as everyone else, my calendar has just as many days, yet I exist in a bubble. Well, in this bubble, when I get a minute, I share with the universe my thoughts on hopes and dreams, inspiration and encouragement. I have written about being real and following through, making dreams happen, and of course I have written about patience, and might I add, my lack thereof.

Over the last while a very dedicated team of professionals at New Shelves Books have been spreading the word of my little books, (BawB’s Raven Feathers) sending out for reviews and contacting buyers and stores all across the US, now i understand this process takes a while, in fact it can seem like forever, but in my bubble time passes differently, in reality things are moving very quickly. Yesterday I heard from Alyssa (New Shelves Books) and she shared with me the most wonderful reviews from one of the people she had reached out to; Erika Borsos, the review of Volume V is attached, the other four can be found at amazon.com, I am typing this post while wearing the biggest smile you could imagine, a smile I am proud to send out to the universe.

Bawb’s Raven Feathers Volume V: Reflections on the simple things in life (Volume 5) (Paperback)
Volume V completes this series of reflections on honest, truthful living. Robert Chomany provides inspiring insights into walking the path to create a spiritually fulfilling and satisfying life. In this last volume the author writes about these topics: Let Go, Journey, Be Present, Learn, Dream and Change. With simple but very effective clear prose and verse the author tackles big concepts by illuminating their meaning and message. He gives crystal clear understanding to the manner and means of living these concepts but the realization, awakening and desire must begin from within. With a preliminary discussion, that usually begins with a few questions, the author stimulates the reader to think about each topic and realize the importance of its expression in their own life. The reader is guided to realize everything is a choice and many possibilities of outcome and experience exist based on the insights and expressions of reality one chooses. The goal of living an authentic, honest, fulfilled and satisfying life is within everyone’s reach. Robert Chomany, aka “Bawb” provides much food for thought as well as action. It is a matter of choice. Anyone interested in living more fully and completely would benefit from reading this fine series of books. The reviewer received a complimentary book in exchange for this honest review. Erika Borsos”

Thank you Erika, these wonderful words mean the world to me.

WI:)ND

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