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About Tracy J Thomas
She spent years working endless hours in the consumer software and internet industries and gave it all up to live by a lake, build a canoe, and focus on the important things in life like photography and writing.
Tracy earned her M.A. in Sports and Fitness Management from the University of San Francisco and an M.F.A. in Photography from Academy Art University in San Francisco and believes there is always more to learn in life.
She loves to share her knowledge and help other artists and writers find success. She was blessed to serve as a faculty member at the San Miguel International Writer's Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and has taught numerous workshops in both the U.S. and abroad.
In addition to her own books, she is proud to be a contributor to the Seal Press Anthology "Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small," available on Amazon.
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Amy Ferris, Hollye Dexter, and the writers they brought together are all ready to let go of shame. In Dancing at the Shame Prom, twenty-six extraordinary womenLyena Strelkoff, Teresa Stack, Monica Holloway, Nina Burleigh, Amy Friedman, Meredith Resnick, Victoria Zackheim, and moretake the plunge and say yes” to sharing their stories. These brave writers, journalists, musicians, artists, directors, and activists have offered up their most funny, sad, poignant, miraculous, life-changing, and jaw-dropping secrets for you to gawk at, empathize with, and learn fromin the hopes that they will inspire others to do the same. Letting go feels good!
Freeing, provocative, and audacious, Dancing at the Shame Prom is about flaunting the secrets that have made you feel small so that you can stand up straight, let the shame go, and finallydecisivelymove on with your life.
A simple, inspirational book that encourages the practice of mindfulness while in nature to help you achieve personal growth and spiritual healing. This transformational guide encourages spiritual awareness and helps the reader to open their eyes to the beauty in their surroundings.
Do you desire a quiet moment in this noisy world? If you answered yes, then this inspirational book based on Zen philosophy will help you to practice mindfulness and promote a sense of peace, healing, and happiness even if you have never practiced Buddhism.
Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, we all need time to be quiet and clear our minds from the noise pollution of this fast-paced world in which we live. There are days when peace seems unattainable and stress rules every second of our days. The accumulation of stress has negative consequences on our body, mind and spirit.
“Zen in the Garden” will help you to slow down and begin to see those beautiful little moments in your surrounding environment. You don’t need to go off on some long journey to find your guru in a remote cave in the Andes in order to experience personal growth. You can find the source right outside your front door in your own garden.
In this inspirational little book you will discover:
- Inspirational anecdotes that help you remember the importance of connecting with nature to encourage health and healing.
- Beautiful photographs from an award-winning photographer to help you lose yourself in beauty.
- Nature challenges to encourage you to venture out and find that sense of peace.
- Gardening tips to help you create your own peaceful Zen space right at your home.
Quieting the mind
In this fast paced world it's easy to get swept up in our stressful lives and become blinded to the beauty that surrounds us. When we make the conscious choice to slow down and breathe, our minds relax and we become grounded in spiritual awareness. Nature has many gifts to give us if we open our eyes so we can see and quiet our minds long enough to listen.
Nature and the human soul
This little book is about nature and the human soul. It is about healing the body, mind, and spirit. It is about finding a balance to alleviate the stress that affects our health. It provides motivational reflections, inspirational photographs, gardening tips, and nature challenges to help the reader slow down and breathe in the beauty of each moment.
Why I wrote Zen in the Garden
I am not some New-age guru who spent years writing a transformational book filled with the secrets of the ages. Instead, I am a woman who has lived a stressful life and suffered the health consequences of that life. I created this book after several months of treatment for skin cancer. The experience forced me to slow down and reevaluate what is most important in my life. Ever since childhood I have loved to spend time in nature. It has been an important source of healing, peace, and spirituality when the world around me became ugly and stressful. Whether I climb a mountain peak or get my hands dirty while planting flowers in my garden, nature grounds me, promotes spiritual awareness, and reminds me of the beauty that exists when I choose to open my eyes to it.
What I hope for you
My hope in sharing my photographs and words is they will cause you to pause for a moment in your own busy lives and remind you to embrace the little things each day.
The days when traditional publishers handled 100% of the book marketing and sales for their authors has long gone. Today, the majority of publishers expect their authors to play a significant role in marketing their own books. In fact most publishers will not take on an author who does not already have an established author platform.
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This book will help you reach beyond your current fold of family, friends, and devoted followers, and provide you with the action steps and tips you need to find more targeted and loyal connections by way of social media marketing tailored for authors.