If you’re looking for a book to assist you as you navigate the ups and downs in life while you peel away the layers of worldly expectations, this read may be for you.
Have you ever wondered about your life’s dreams and what happened to them? Have you ever had dreams for your life? This book is a wake-up call. A reminder that it is never too late to fulfill that desire burning deep down inside of you. The piece of your soul that is ready to shine and light up your life! Inside the pages of Living, Loving, & Unlearning, I’ve created an easy to follow guideline for you to do just that. As you discover the purity of your own soul, and purpose of your existence here on earth, you will begin to feel the freedom to live your life, your journey, and your truth.
To listen to my talk at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, please click here. This will give you an inside look into Living, Loving, & Unlearning, how it came about, and how it may help you in your own healing. As an added treat, my brother, Norm Weintraub, also performs a very special song about our Dad and his impact on our lives.
To order your copy of Living, Loving, & Unlearning, please go to my website at cynthiabrennen.com.
It’s amazing how fast six years flies. But then again, it feels like an eternity. So much has happened in those gut-wrenching joyful years that I completely forgot to write. I recently wrote Sacred Selfpartly to see if I would have the strength to push the publish button. Writer’s block? More like one big life block. I went through a divorce, moved from New York to Florida, closed up my practice and started over again; and then the whirlwind of March of 2020 began. That sent us all into a tailspin of sorts, but who knew it would manifest so many happenings in the way that it did. Almost like a tornado that spins out of control, and then when everything and everyone drops, the wreckage is so overwhelming you don’t know where to begin. Instead of waiting, I’m choosing to put my foot in the stirrup and begin again.
Interestingly, I’ve been preparing to write for the past few months. I even created a beautiful writing room decorated in pinks and greens surrounded by photos of all that I love. The room is certainly delicious eye candy but I couldn’t bring myself to sit in my lovely green velvet chair and peck the keys. My recently injured knee was even screaming at me to explore what the heck was holding me back, literally feeling stuck in the bowels of cement. A piece of this exploration led me to an amazing Shaman who so clearly directed me toward the center of my healing. The first words I spoke to him when I walked into his space filled with serenity and breathing crystals were, “I’m feeling stuck.” He looked at me and said, “You need to be writing.” Those five words shook me to the core. My soul screaming, “Finally, now listen!” More healing evolved in that session as I laid down on the warm amethyst crystal mat, my legs literally vibrating as we moved into sound healing ringing with tuning forks. With every deep breath, angels began surrounding me, especially Archangel Raphael who is the healer of spiritual and physical ailments. We then delved into a few of my past lives which opened me up to more healing, bringing me full circle to challenges and joys in this life. I left the session with a new perspective and understanding of my sticky stuckness.
There are times in life when we get thrown. As someone who rode horses in my younger years, I couldn’t have imagined how the phrase, “when you fall off that horse, you get back on”, would play out in my life. At 12 years old I took that very poignant phrase quite literally. Every time I fell off I did get back on that horse, fearing I may never get back on again. My memory brings me back to a time when I was jumping through a series of hurdles and my sweet horse, Early Aurora, tripped and threw me through the air, landing with a loud thud. It knocked the wind out of me, which was very scary. If you’ve ever had this happen to you, you know what I mean, you think you’ll never breathe again! Thankfully, I was at a horse show so they were prepared for these kinds of accidents. I remember hearing the whirring siren of the ambulance coming closer and I began thinking, “No, no, no, breathe and get back on!” My fear of giving up was greater than living in fear. What is life, after all, if we live it feeling fearful. Aren’t we here to experience it all, every risk, bump, and bruise? That’s what I was thinking as I lay on the ground. I caught my breath and stood up just as the ambulance reached me. My expression determined, I walked over to Aurora (who was patiently waiting for me), put my foot in the stirrup and got right back on. She was always my fellow warrior so it wasn’t surprising that with renewed resolve, we held our heads high, looked at the jumps once again with our focus clearer this time, flew through them and thrived!
And so it goes, we move forward in this world with the intention to thrive. We all have the ability, the only requirement is to live in faith and trust, knowing that first step builds the monument to your dreams. Every dreamer deserves that castle in the sky, and it is with love of ourselves and others, that that Light in the sky becomes a reality. What is your purpose here on earth? Take that first step; put your foot in the stirrup, focus, gather your strength, and jump! Your Spirit will thank you.
*If you’re looking for an amazing heart opening, shamanic experience, click here to schedule a session with Don Reed Simmons at the Om Shoppe in Sarasota, Florida. More information can be found about Don on their website if you scroll to the bottom of the main page and click on “Our Staff/Team”. Happy inner exploration!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came to my book signing this past weekend! It was an amazing day filled with wonderful people. So grateful for Cindy Williams who joined me and brought so much light to the signing, along with the lovely Ally Payne with WINK 106, Bruce Sermonis with Community Broadcasters, and all the staff at Barnes & Noble! Thank you all for your love and support.
The end result of this circle of love? All books were SOLD OUT! Elmira Barnes & Noble will be ordering more and ‘Living, Loving & Unlearning’ can be found in the ‘Self Improvement’ section of the store. Hope to see you at future signings!
To listen to my interview with Smitty O’Loughlin, General Manager of Community Broadcasters, on ‘Living, Loving & Unlearning’ and my upcoming book signing at Barnes & Noble in Elmira, NY, September 6th, 2pm-4pm, simply click on the link below and download to your media player.
Join Ani Kaspar and I on Help, Hope & Healing, WWLZ820am, Saturday, April 23rd, 12-1pm EST.Call in during live broadcast; (607)732-4820. We will be discussing Ani’s courageous journey with cancer and beyond, living healthy in everyday life. Ani’s book, Pelicans, Coconuts & Butterflies: Conquering Cancer with a Life of Soul is an honest, and sometimes heart wrenching, account of the struggles experienced living with cancer in our society. Ani is testament that change can happen with perseverance, faith, and belief in your inner guides.
This show will be archived April 25th under the title, “AM-WWLZ820 Talk Radio”, so you may listen at your leisure.
Ani Kaspar is a pioneer of non-invasive alternate cures for cancer. She’s a humanitarian, seeker of truth and conduit for healing. Ani’s humanitarian call to action “Compassionate Cure for Cancer®” asks cancer patients worldwide to request the modern medical community investigate and deliver natural, less invasive methods of treating and curing cancer. She is a four-year thriver of intra-ductal carcinoma—the most prevalent breast cancer in the world. Today, Ani consults, conducts educational seminars, workshops and retreats, and is a life coach and international speaker. After abandoning Wall Street, in 2005, she founded BodyByBliss™, an international wellness consultancy. She is the creator of a unique, self-exploration method called Intuitive Sovereignty or IS™. Ani is fifty one years old and lives blissfully in Rincon, Puerto Rico with pelicans, coconuts and butterflies.
Breast cancer touches the hearts and souls of everyone connected to the dis-ease. Annually billions are spent worldwide on medical research and treatments that ignore a basic tenet of the primary Hippocratic Oath: “First, Do No Harm.” Each year younger and younger women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Each year younger and younger people are diagnosed with some form of cancer, the plague of our lifetime.
To listen to the audio archive of this show simply click on “Healing and Moving On” under Adam’s photo….
Join Adam DeYoung and I on his Blog Talk Radio Show Tonight, 9:30pm EST (6:30pm Pacific). Adam will be interviewing me on addictions, self-love, abuse, forgiveness, unconditional love….Healing and Moving On…Hope to see you there! Peace to you, friends~
Some of the topics that we will be exploring, Addiction, Traumas, Physical Abuse/ Sexual Abuse, Forgiveness, Love, Unconditional Love. My Guest Speaker, Cindy Brennen, has her masters degree in Social Work and is licensed in the state of New York where she enjoys her private practice in counseling….
Among the fast paced movement of the world, I’m noticing more and more exhaustion rolling around me. People are running through life, and spinning so fast, they aren’t able to breathe, center, and connect to the nourishment of Source. When we listen to the signals our bodies give us, there is a high probability we are preventing illness, injury, inefficiency, poor decision-making, and poor performance. When your body speaks, listen!
How does your body speak to you? You walk around tired all day. Your extremities actually tingle with exhaustion and your muscles ache. Your memory is impaired. You’re irritable and have less patience with others. You feel depressed, angry, sullen. When we love ourselves enough to administer self-care, we are feeding the temple that carries us. Pay attention!
Sleep when your body cries for rest. Meditate when it screams for calm. Rest when it can’t carry you anymore. Replenish the emptiness within and you will accomplish what is needed in your life with ease. When you are exhausted every movement is an effort, rested and life flows effortlessly.
Treat yourself with the love, care and nurturing you deserve. You are porcelain walking this earth, protect your beauty within and you will never be without.
Tune in to Help, Hope & Healing, WWLZ820am, Saturday, February 19th, 12-1pm EST. My guest, Carolyn Hennecy, will be discussing her heartfelt memoir, Orange Blossom Wishes, and her victorious journey as a survivor and beyond. If you, or someone you know, has experienced domestic violence Carolyn is a strength and inspiration that will guide you in releasing your own freedom. As always, calls are welcome during the show at 607-732-4820 or 1-866-732-4820.Hope to hear from you as we help in your healing. Peace.
Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award
Orange Blossom Wishes
Will inspire and teach others that even in the midst of anguish and distress, the future holds an abundance of joy and peace, if we are willing to release the past to go there.
In April 2010, Carolyn was selected as one of five women in the nation to represent Verizon as a VOICES member and domestic violence survivor at the Annual International Family Justice Alliance Conference. There, she participated as part of a panel discussing long-term support for domestic violence victims and survivors. One of the original members of the group, she serves as Co-Chair of the VOICES Advocacy Group of the Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County, in the Tampa Bay area. She is also a member of the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay Speakers Bureau. ABC Action News is currently shadowing Carolyn as she completes the FJC Gift of Presence Chaplaincy Program, and will be featured on their Emmy award-winning primetime special, “Taking Action Against Domestic Violence.”
Hennecy prefers to see herself as inspirational and spiritual without being religious, touching secular and non-secular venues alike. While working as an advocate for abuse and domestic violence awareness, Carolyn is convinced victims desire more than endless lists of statistics. They are looking for a fellow traveler who can encourage them to believe there is a light at the end of their tunnel of darkness. She has assuredly “been there, done that.” Whether through her writing, public speaking and appearances, or interviews, Hennecy is an acclaimed motivator, inspiring and encouraging countless individuals while sharing her own experiences and triumphs.
Carolyn has spoken at conferences, and served as a guest speaker for charitable organizations and functions, and is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She is a weekly blogger for Everyday Health on the topics of Living With Heart Disease and Emotional Wellbeing, as well as generating a successful blog on domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse/molestation and sexual assault on her website. Hennecy uses personal adversities, peppered with humor and southern flavor, to restore hope, faith and joy for others. With her innate ability to bring forth laughter and reflection simultaneously, she is known for her contagious outgoing personality and drive to encourage, inspire and incite others to excellence
Visit Carolyn’s website at http://www.orangeblossomwishes.com where you can see pictures of numerous events and comments regarding her work in the area of domestic violence awareness.
To listen to my show with Jeff Fasano, simply go to link “AM WWLZ820 Talk Radio”, scroll down and click on the topic, “The Teachings of Michael with Jeff Fasano”. I assure you, you will feel a sense of renewal, connection & resonance in your own life as you listen. EnJOY!