Thrive and Be Somebody – 11Steps to Maneuver Life’s Obstacles with Confidence

Anyone who has experienced one obstacle after another that seems to block achieving success can benefit from Thrive and Be Somebody. In its chapters, you can gain the tools you need to break free from the fear and barriers that have been holding you back. Instead of watching everyone else move forward to achieve success, learn to create the life you choose and move forward in confidence!

When it comes to entrepreneurial success, Josevie Jackson
knows what she is talking about. She started her first business at age 20, eventually becoming a serial entrepreneur with several streams of income.

Josevie is a multi-million dollar producer – selling millions in products in the last 4 years alone and has received various awards throughout the years. During her time working in Corporate America, she managed well over 750 employees.
Certainly, her role as an innovator and leader is undeniable.

Josevie is the author of Thrive & Be Somebody -11 Steps to Maneuver Life’s Obstacles with Confidence. She enjoys using her experiences and expert strategies to make a positive & lasting impact on the lives of others.

As an international business coach & speaker, Josevie is greatly driven by her passion to help others succeed in life. Currently, she speaks all over the world to audiences as large as 2,000.

Josevie enjoys being a world traveler. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband, is a mother to six children, and multiple grandchildren.

Book Review of: To Love and Let Go by Rachel Brathen

To Love and Let Go

To Love and Let Go

I’m one of those reading-multiple-books-at-a-time readers. I pick up a book and delve into it for an hour or so, but then I drift over to another book (or blog) when my mind and spirit lead me to linger somewhere else.

Some people might think that this is a problem – that I couldn’t hold my concentration or that I tend to lose interest. Instead, I have discovered that this ‘wandering’ is my most pleasurable way to read.

What I’m reading right now (in part – haha) is To Love and Let Go by Rachel Brathen. It was published last year (2019) and is, “A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Gratitude” (according to its subtitle).

I purchased the book because I already knew about this author on social media as an ‘influencer’ way before people were calling themselves that. I ‘knew her’ in a pseudo-genuine way even though I’ve never met her in person.

She even came to Nashville (where I currently live) a few years back during her “Yoga Girl” book signing tour. Even though I travel a lot and was in town at this time, for some reason, I wasn’t drawn to attending her book signing.

I knew that Rachel was a yoga teacher from Sweden who lives in Aruba who loves animals so much that she started a nonprofit organization to rescue them. I also knew that she started an Internet ‘tv channel’ of sorts offering online classes on yoga, meditation, cooking and traveling – some of my favorite things!

I also watched her ‘TED Talk’ about sharing (or not sharing) the details of her life on social media. She gained a whole lot of international followers on Instagram before everyone else starting clamoring to do the same. She, in my mind, was the real deal.

Rachel’s ‘social throw’ is vast and she earned it by sharing all the parts of her live and ‘all the things.’ Her collapsing in an airport and needing to be rushed to a hospital for an emergency surgery not knowing that her best friend had just died suddenly in a car accident on the other side of the world at that exact same moment. The miscarriage she and her husband experienced and later having a beautiful daughter. The death of her grandmother. All of these major life events happened within quick succession of each other.

Rachel shared the good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, the rage, the tears, the splendor, the highs, the lows…without holding back on all the details with all of the messy and beautiful parts intertwined.

She shared about how she lost a lot of social media followers due to their perception that she sometimes ‘overshares’ – and how she gained even more because people online were hungry to discover someone sharing their experiences in a real-time authentic way.

When I started to read her memoir – this likely-to-be-the-first of her many memoirs to come considering her young age – I already ‘knew’ some of the content. It was refreshing to read it as a book vs. the piecemeal chunks I digested online over the years.

This beautifully crafted memoir filled in the missing parts for me, as though it was fleshing out the experiences that were at best, a skeleton of sorts online.

Social media does this for me. It opens a window to someone I’d like to know better because I’m drawn to their content. Reading a book from them helps me get to know them better and their experiences even more.

For some readers and consumers-of-content-online, this may be the opposite. Maybe they read a book by an author and then ‘go find them’ on social media to follow their posts or read their blog or listen to their podcast.

For me, I enjoy it the other way around because it feels less commercialized. It feels more genuine that a book is birthed from a series of experiences shared online like an anthology of circumstance.

I believe that life is a series of relationships, one leading into the next revealing to us why we are here and why we exist. This is why autobiographies are so powerful for me. I get to learn about the lives of others and their everyday lives.

Memoirs are my most favorite genre to read, and To Love and Let Go is one of my most favorite of memoirs because I feel like I’m getting to know Rachel even more as I read along.

I hope she knows that we, the readers, are enjoying her at an even deeper level. Which reminds me, I need to reach out to her on social media to let her know how this book about love, loss and gratitude have led me to heal my own grief with grace and ease. Where better than the place I originally discovered her!

Rachel Brathen
To Love and Let Go: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Gratitude
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Shuster
Copyright 2019 by Yoga Girl, LLC


Book Review By:

Dez Stephens

The Intuitive Entrepreneur™ & CEO of Radiant Coaches Academy

How to Have Courage

How to Have Courage Book cover

How to Have Courage: Find strength in difficult times.

How to Have Courage Book cover

Book Excerpt:

In almost a dream-like state, she could hear the sound of her heart beating. Dark outlines of people moved around her as she tried to blink away her blurred vision. As the room became more clear, she realized she is in a hospital room. 

The shrill beeping of the EKG machine connected to her chest, she now realized was just a machine and not her heart beating. Her whole body was pulsing with pain, her mouth was dry, and it was hard to focus.

Staring at the ceiling of a cold hospital emergency room with IV’s shoved in both her arms, a plastic smelling mask on her face, while a puffy tired looking doctor examined her wounds, she felt afraid and lost.

The last thing she remembered was heading to the beach for a picnic with her family, singing along to the radio and laughing. It was a perfect day.

“Where is my family?” Even she was surprised at the weakness in her voice.

“Sweetie, I know this isn’t what you imagined, but you are going to need to have a healthy dose of courage to get through this.” A nurse on the other side of the bed encouraged her with a weak smile. 

Even she could sense the doubt in the nurse’s words.

Author Bio:

Inspiring, bubbly, & straightforward, Stacee Magee is a thought-provoking & powerful Birthmark Expert & Master Energy Healer who combines her intuitive abilities to discover their bodies hidden messages that give them a road map to living a magical life. Stacee draws from her life and spiritual experience to write books that weave magical tales and uncover deeper spiritual meaning in life for her readers.

The Secret Messages of Tattoos

The Secret Messages of tattoos

The Secret Messages of tattoosDid you know that those tattoos hold a secret message about just who you are and what you were experiencing when you got it? 


Did you know that tattoos are a subconscious way of healing energetic congesting, emotional, and physical traumas we have experienced in life?


Tattoos are a way of expression throughout the world.  Tattoos mean many different things to many different people. 


The Secret Message of Tattoos is a book of self-discovery, that will take you a deeper journey of learning as you discover just what that tattoo you have really means and how it can help you live an amazing life. 


Author Bio:

Inspiring, bubbly, & straightforward, Stacee Magee is a thought-provoking & powerful Birthmark Expert & Master Energy Healer who combines her intuitive abilities to discover their bodies hidden messages that give them a road map to living a magical life. Stacee draws from her life and spiritual experience to write books that weave magical tales and uncover deeper spiritual meaning in life for her readers.

Forgiveness Redefined by Candice Mama

Candice Mama - Forgiveness Redefined

Candice Mama - Forgiveness RedefinedA young woman’s journey towards forgiving the apartheid assassin who brutally murdered her father.

Forgiveness Redefined is Candice Mama’s honest and healing story. It tells how she found ways to deal with the death of her father, Glenack Masilo Mama, and to forgive the notorious apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock, the man responsible for his brutal murder.

Follow Candice’s journey of discovering how her father died, how this affected her and how she battled the demons of depression before the age of sixteen. But most importantly, follow her journey towards beating the odds and rising above her heartbreaks.


Candice Mama - Forgiveness RedefinedCandice Mama is the author of “Forgiveness Redefined” who started her work in forgiveness, reconciliation and trauma after her story of forgiving apartheid assassin and her father’s murderer, Eugene De Kock, made international news. Having been inundated with requests to show people how to forgive she went on to become an award winning international speaker who’s story has been heard by the Dalai Lama. Candice has lent her voice and expertise to multiple NGO organisations around the world as well as higher learning institutions including AIME Australia, Tears Africa, University of the University of Wollongong.

She has also starred in over half a dozen documentaries around the world including New York, Netherlands, Paris and Cape Town.

Her passion lies in healing trauma and redefining ones own narrative after pain. She uses multiple sources to do so besides speaking, writing a book, contributing to global dialogues and utilising creative platforms to spread
the message of internal peace, hope and forgiveness.

• Vogue Paris’s 1 of 33 most inspiring women in the world alongside: Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, Malala
• Starring in acclaimed documentary, It’s A Pleasure to Meet You based on her and Siyah Mgoduka Showcased Louis Vuitton Foundation
• In 2017 Candice was presented with the Human Beacon of Dignity Award in New York presented by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin Lindner for her contribution in the field of forgiveness.
• The release of her debut published book “Forgiveness Redefined” in November 2019

Candice Mama - Forgiveness Redefined

O for Orgasm

O for Orgasm

Sex and Orgasms for women have been taboo over time as women often think they are not able to experience pleasure during sex. Only a small percentage of women orgasm during intercourse alone, which often leaves them feeling unfulfilled and disconnected from their partner. A tabooed discussion throughout the centuries, a woman’s anatomy has long been thought a secret. Pleasure should no longer be ignored, learn what you are missing in your sex life, and how to experience your most explosive orgasms. 


Exhilarating, passionate, and satisfying are ways you will describe your sex life after reading this book. Learn everything from the basic anatomy of your most intimate parts, while gaining an understanding of yourself. Find a deeper passion for your partner that you may have not thought possible to find. Infatuation may come and go, but truly finding out what brings you sexual pleasure and exploring the different ways to find it is what matters. Sex doesn’t have to be boring and vanilla, there are so many genres of sex and pleasure.  This book will help explore your innermost desires and discover who you really are in the bedroom. 


Are you ready to go down a sexual journey that will not only make your sex life better but find out your inner sex goodness to share with your partner?


Author Bio:

Brooke Eisenhart


Brooke has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as many years working women’s health for most of those years. She has counseled couples with everything from poor sex, physical problems, to hormone issues, to the stigma that affects older couples wanting to still enjoy sex but have just given up.  In O for Orgasm, she wants to share her knowledge and education with the world, as well as allow couples to get closer to one another and find their true passions for one another at any age. She wants to also give education about sex and practices that is not always talked about and may even be taboo to some but is it is important to understand these things to really open up sex in any relationship.

Magnetic Attraction: Dating 101

magnetic attraction dating 101

What if I told you, looks, money, body type really has nothing to do with attracting men? 


What if I told you everything you, most women do everything wrong when it comes to finding the right partner?


There are so many books out there talking about dating, but the problem is not all people are the same, and most direct you to not be yourself or direct you in a direction that only creates temporary relationships. This book will guide you to what men really want. Learn how to become what men desire in a partner without losing yourself in the process. 


Discover how to read and to understand what makes a person truly attractive to the opposite sex, and how anyone can be stricken with love if you understand how to radiate that magnetic attraction. You already have what you need inside you to become a woman who has men falling at her feet.  Join me in a guide to Magnetic Attraction and Dating 101.


Author Bio:

Brooke Eisenhart


Brooke has been working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and enjoys helping people anyway she can. She has always had a particular knack for dating which people have asked how do you do this? Or how do you meet people and they fall so head over heels for you? What is your secret? In this Brooke decided to write a guide to what she has given her fantastic dating life, love, and partnerships over time, and bring that “firework relationship” that everyone strives for or wished for.

Severed: A Memoir of Hope and Healing

Severed a Memoir of Hope and Healing

Born into a home marked by profound dysfunction, Sandra Jarvis struggles to overcome the messages ingrained throughout her childhood. I’m not worthy. I’m not loveable. I’ll never be enough. The physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse of her childhood, all hidden behind the carefully crafted façade of a model Mormon home, leave her wondering if there really is a God—and if so, what must she do to prove her worth?

She marries young, hoping to escape the misery of her childhood, only to discover that you can’t run from the effects of abuse. Bitterness and anger increase as she’s faced with seemingly endless trials—postpartum depression, a porn-addicted spouse, an LGBTQ child, a cancer diagnosis, overwhelming debt, and fear—constant fear for what the future might hold. With all of this overshadowing her world, Sandra thinks things can’t get any worse.

Then a tragic accident nearly severs her right hand. Although the damage to her hand brings an entirely new set of problems, it also gives Sandra an unexpected opportunity to not only recover, but to begin severing herself from the lies that have always ruled her life, the ones she’s told herself to prove she’s not enough. Only then does she discover that life is just what you make of it, that adversity can make you stronger, and that perhaps, things are exactly the way they are supposed to be.

Severed: a Memoir of Hope and Healing is the powerful true story of finding hope and purpose amid life’s challenges. It provides proof that even in life’s darkest moments, peace is available, perhaps even plentiful.

Severed a Memoir of Hope and HealingAbout the Author:
Sandra Jarvis is an Energy Leadership Coach and an Associate Certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She’s passionate about helping women of faith live their best life, even in times of trouble. She often works with women who have a history of trauma or abuse to help them discover their worth and reclaim their power. As a survivor of trauma and abuse herself, she’s familiar with adversity and understands the work involved in healing and moving forward to create a beautiful and fulfilling life.

Ms. Jarvis loves to read, write, bake, sew, and crochet. She’s the creator of Angie and Arnold Dolls, which she donates to children who are experiencing trauma or major medical issues. She’s also an accomplished violinist, a chocolate addict, and a lover of all things Disney. Sandra is the mother of five adult children, grandma to six little ones, and currently resides in the state of Washington with her husband, Jim.


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