#BookPartyChat Twitter Interview about LETTERS FROM A BETTER ME

Last Wednesday, I was honored to be a part of a #Bookpartychat. This was my first-ever Twitter interview about Letter from A Better Me and the writing process with the incredible author Laura Zam, The Pleasure Plan.

Below, you will find the interview in its entirety. Each post is embedded from Twitter. You will be able to go into your Twitter account, like, comment, and retweet anything that moves you or you want to talk a little more about. I hope you enjoy this #Bookpartychat.

A Little Bit about Me

About Letters from A Better Me

“Why do you use letters?”

“Are these your personal letters?”

“What do the three parts of the book represent?”

“Was it difficult to write Part I?”

“Did the book help you deal with our current moment?”

“Can you tell us about your writing process?”

“Did you go right to a publisher, or did you use an agent?”

“Can you tell us about your publisher?

“How long did the process take?”

“What do you believe your book has to offer in the midst of the pandemic we are in?”

“If readers could only take one concept from the book, what would it be?”

“What are you working on now?”

“What’s the best way for people to find you?”

You are here, so you have most the links to find me, the only one you may not have is my YouTube Channel: Letters from A Better Me

Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World is available in ALL formats. The booksellers listed in the links below are for the United States, but it is available in multiple countries. Please go to your trusted book sellers to find your copy!

https://fromalovingplace.com/book/

You can find samples of both the ebook and audiobook here:

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff

Letters to Corona: Part 3

Dear Corona,

Today, I’m honoring the grief I’m feeling in the wake of your wave. My life was moving along in a way I was comfortable until your presence had us close our doors and proceed with caution. I’m grieving the loss of revenue from the events I can’t take part in. I’m grieving for all the broken plans that I was excited for. I’m grieving for my quiet time to work without kids. I’m grieving the loss of my norm. I’m grieving my way of participating in the world. 

Just because I’m grieving these things doesn’t mean I don’t have compassion for those who have lost loved ones, jobs, and homes—I do. My grief is not any less there because someone else’s grief is there too. Grief is not meant to be one-upped. We can grieve different things and each one matters. Each one affects our inner worlds.

I know some will not even get to the place where they are able to name what they are feeling as grief. Some will try to shove it down deep out of guilt for having it. Others will try to rationalize it away because they are blessed with so much, how could they possibly feel grief? Some will run to addiction in their denial. No thoughts or actions will stop grief from coming through the door. They will wreak havoc on our nervous systems. They will create internal war, pain, resentment, and shame. 

In hindsight, I was unknowingly resisting my own grief.  When it came in, the grief felt like a rogue wave knocking me down and catching me in it’s pull. I struggled to find my footing and kept fighting to breathe. Only because I’ve experienced, studied, and processed grief did I recognize it by name when it flooded in. I had moved through the denial and felt the loss fully with no control over the tears that came streaming down my face. I’m still not done, but I’m healing because I’m allowing myself to feel.

I’ve struggled for my footing after being knocked down by grief, but I know I will come out stronger than I was before. I went to people I knew would understand and where I didn’t feel alone. I’m taking the time and space to sit with my grief, while not denying the affect it has on me. I ask Spirit for assistance in moving through what I’m feeling in the healthiest way possible. I heard the call to write, and I’m listening. I got the message to breathe and stretch—I’m doing just that. I’m not alone. Experiencing this has shown me how much I’ve grown, and how much I still have to learn. 

Thank you for your continued lessons in compassion for myself and others. I’m grateful for the reminder that grief is apart of this process and we will each experience it in different ways. I honor my grief and I honor the grief of my fellow humans.

With Love and Gratitude,

A Better Me

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Letters to Corona: Part 2

Dear Corona,

Tick-tock, tick-tock; time.  Until you, I never noticed time the way I do now. I notice the time I waste and the time I unconsciously give away. I notice the power of the time I commit to myself and the people I love. I notice the importance of time we give to slow you down from touching the lives you will put in the ground. 

There is a power that comes from the time I’ve been blessed with, like the stem that sprouts buds then becomes flowers that inspire such beauty, and the caterpillar that take the journey through the stillness of the chrysalis to become the empowered butterfly—Time MATTERS! 

You have given me time while others have had to learn what it means to truly lose time. The time we think we have to say I love you. The time we think we have to connect—the time to say goodbye. Your lessons have showed me the importance of the time I have. Now it’s my job to make conscious choices of how I want to experience my time moment to moment­­.

I sit in the grass appreciating nature, the power of energy, and the connectedness of it all. I walk the road less travelled and am moved by how in silence I hear more, listen more, and take in more. 

When I’m home, I love with a clearer mind. I eat without the rush of having somewhere else to be. I listen with my whole heart, through the sadness, fear, joy, and love—I’m here.

Corona, you have changed my life in so many ways. I know I could focus on all the things you have taken away, but today I’m focusing on the time you’ve given me to live consciously.

With Love and Gratitude, 

A Better Me

© Rachael Wolff 2020

Letters to Corona: Part 1

Dear Corona,

When I started hearing how you were making it hard to breathe to the point where some are losing their lives, I wanted to blame you. When I heard how easy you were to spread, I wanted to blame you. When I heard that people were having to die alone and their families would never get to see their loved ones again, I wanted to blame you. 

Looking at you has opened my eyes to something so much bigger, and for that I thank you. You being here has helped me to see the ways many of us haven’t been putting humanity first. If we did, you wouldn’t have spread the way you have.  

I know I can’t go back, but what I can do is commit to be better from here. I can be more conscious of how I treat myself and others. I can look for ways my skills can help to make today a better day. I can do my part to stop allowing you to spread. 

I know that your presence has changed the world. I also know it’s up to humanity to make that change for better or for worse. I want to do my part so that all the people who have and will lose their lives will live on through the positive changes we choose to make starting now. 

My job is not to blame anyone for being where we are right now, but to hold myself responsible and accountable for my choices. I can only do this by taking this time you’ve given me to go within and pay attention to where I’m putting my energy. What changes do I want to see in myself and the world around me, AND what can I do about it? I will do better one choice at a time. 

I know that I want to see humanity rise up, so I will commit to RISE. I will be the best version of myself by putting my energy into what I can change, and that is me.

With Love and Gratitude, 

A Better Me

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Letters From A Better Me: Facebook Live on April 3rd at 5PM EDT

JOIN ME LIVE

Hello From A Loving Place Readers,

I hope you will join me on Facebook Live today, April 3rd at 5PM/EDT. If you are seeing this post too late, you may have missed your chance to ask questions but you will still be able to see the video at https://facebook.com/MangoPublishing.

I know we are living in some interesting times right now. Like many, I’ve had times where I’ve struggled to stay centered in grounded when I get caught up in watching the spread of coronavirus along with people who aren’t taking personal responsibility for their choices.

I know I have the tools to put my mind in a healthier place, I even wrote about many of them in my book Letters from A Better Me. What I wasn’t doing is using them. Now, I’ve re-committed myself to using those tools, and I’m feeling such a HUGE difference. This time we’ve been given to slow down seems like the perfect time for self-reflection and moving my thoughts to a place of A BETTER ME.

Join me on this Facebook Live interview where I will be sharing what I’m doing and answering questions about the book and how to stay grounded, centered, and present while we move together for the health of our world.

LIVE LINK, REMINDER, and COUNTDOWN

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2020

Letters from A Better Me and YouTube: Answering the Calls

A Call to Move

I’m a person who trusts my intuitions, instincts, and signs. I’ve felt calls to do things for as far back as I can remember. Each time I feel clear about the call, I feel safe in where they bring me. I’ve called people in the exact right timing. I show up at a place where I meet someone I either learn from or have something to teach. I miss a major accident. I’ve learned to trust the calls I get about when and when not to show up, along with what and what not to do. Sometimes, I have lessons to learn, so I don’t expect that just because I answer the call it’s going to be sweet and rosy. No matter where I’m led, there are blessings. Sometimes I have to dig a little deeper to find them, other times I can see the beauty in the instant I start taking action.

As the coronavirus moved into the United States is exactly when my book tour for Letters from A Better ME was getting started. I was able to do one event before the rest of the tour was shut down. The one event was in Atlanta, Georgia at a new-age store called, Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore. This setting was perfect. I felt like I was surrounded by people (and cats) who were conscious of each other’s spaces. The room I was in had plenty of space for people to spread out safely, and the numbers were very small. I knew that the people who were there were the ones who were meant to be there. I felt called to go there and I’m so happy I followed the call. Being there was just what I needed to go into the next call I received, which was to completely stay at home.

A Call to Stay Home

I knew that after the event, I had no further need for being out and about. I spent the rest of my time in Marietta, GA listening to the birds and trying to spot deer. When I got home, I felt content in my space. I’ve left the house to be in nature, walk, and get necessities. I read something on Facebook, which sat with me.

Do not change your behavior to avoid being infected. Assume you are infected and change your behavior to avoid transmitting.

-Anonymous

Being a very healthy individual, I’ve been driven more by the possibility of me carrying coronavirus and not knowing it. I’ve also considered all the people who HAVE to be working with the public right now and trying to make life easier for them. The best I can do to reduce my potential of being a carrier is to stay centered and grounded at home, so that is what I’m doing for my family, community, and myself. The more conscious and calm I am, the healthier I stay. This enables me to hear the Universe’s call to serve when it’s my turn.

A Call to Remain Conscious and Calm

If there is any call in my head that is stronger than anything else right now, it’s the call I feel to be conscious and calm. I’ve had to use many of the tools I’ve learned through the years to keep bringing me back to this place, because I do slip. I keep reminding myself to do the best that I can. I’m not going to navigate this perfectly. I do feel like it’s my job to remember that wherever I go in my head is my choice. Chapter 8 of Letters from A Better Me is focused on practices to keep us grounded and centered in the present moment. Beyond the tools in the book and the ones available in the 90-Day A Better Me Series (Free), I go back to these statements that I’ve shared before from my Becoming the Butterfly Workshop:

A Call to Serve

If you follow my work, you know I offer A LOT of tools to navigate the dark places in our lives and in our heads. With the cancelled book tour, I’ve been remaining open to figure out ways I can serve. One of the signs that became very apparent after multiple nudges from the Universe was to make videos of some of the reading I did at Phoenix & Dragon and to share different tools and practices that can really help people who are not used to slowing down like we’ve been asked to do.

The funny thing is that I’ve been putting off creating a YouTube channel for years, which is when the nudges began. I just didn’t FEEL called to make anything. The timing just never felt right, because it wasn’t. With a cancelled book tour and time on my hands—Now is the time. I watched a YouTube video on how to use my iMovie app and got to work. I’m serving double-duty of getting my book out there and offering readings and tools from the book that I know could help people during this challenging time. I will keep posting what I feel called to share. It’s important to me to honor the calls.

A Call to Use YouTube as a Tool

During this time, I’ve noticed I’ve been using YouTube more than I ever have before. I find it’s giving me bite-sized pieces of what I need in the moment. I’ve found my facts, inspiration, comic relief, meditations, and how-to projects all with taps of my fingers. I’m choosing what I watch wisely! When I’m not conscious of what information I’m filling myself with, I start feeling stressed and my sleep patterns pay. I have to reel myself back in. When I do that, I sleep better. We can get the information we NEED without being inundated and getting drug down into the darkness. It’s more important than ever to BE WHERE OUR FEET ARE! Practice mindfulness and staying present wherever you can.

Making Myself Available

I’ve been doing my best to make myself available to anyone who needs some extra support right now through all my social media channels. I hope you will find the support and encouragement you need on my pages. If you need more, please feel free to contact me (here). I will do what I can, because I know if you are called to reach out, there is some form of emotional support that I can offer.

I hope if you read this, my words bring you comfort.

With Love, Compassion, and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2020

If you are interested in buying the paperback edition of my book right now, I urge you to support the local bookstores who are struggling right now. This link is helping to raise money to keep local bookstores going. Whether you are purchasing Letters from A Better Me or something else. If you can’t support your own local bookstore, please consider ordering from here: https://bookshop.org/books/letters-from-a-better-me-how-becoming-an-empowered-woman-transforms-the-world/9781642501407

Virtual Book Tour: Letters From A Better Me

How Quickly Plans Change

As you can probably imagine, my book tour was cancelled due to COVID-19 coronavirus. I get it, and I want to do my part by staying home so that healthcare workers can do their best and hopefully get a break in the near future. I will tell you, I have become very aware of how much I use my hands and how many people touch the same things I do. I’m sure like many others, my hands are cleaned to the verge of cracking, so I added a 20 second lotion ritual to my 30 second hand washing ritual.

Doing My Part

Since my book can actually help people through these challenging times, I REALLY wanted to find a way to get Letters from A Better Me out into the world. Perspective can definitely be what empowers us or keeps us prisoner right now, and Letters is all about becoming aware of where our perspectives are taking us and how to make sure they are aligned with the life we actually want to be living. This is CRITICAL in times like we are in right now.

Virtual Book Tour

I decided to make a series of videos which will include readings, practices, and tools from the book. You are welcome to ask questions and contact me here or in the comments below. Don’t forget to follow the blog via e-mail so that you will be able to see the latest videos.

When we go within, we empower ourselves to make the best choices and stay conscious and calm while doing what is best for ourselves, our families, our community, our country, and our world. I hope you will join me on this journey and make the choice to rise together. I’m committed to find the blessings and lessons that will make me a better human. Embrace the journey, because we are about to do deep!

Letter from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

Get it in paperback, e-book, or audiobook:

Http://FromALovingPlace.com/book/

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2020

Don’t Let Fear Dictate Your Humanity

Life can be a rollercoaster full of ups and downs, twists and turns, along with unexpected jolts to our systems. For some, a roller coaster lights a fire inside us and gets our energy pumping in the best of ways. For others, it ties stomachs in knots and causes great anxiety. We will not all respond to the challenges in life the same way even if they are global challenges.

We can only ever do the best we can with what we have. No matter the challenge; DON’T LOSE YOUR HUMANITY. In times of struggle, remember to be kind. Not only to others, but to yourself. Experiencing fear can affect our internal systems in VERY negative ways to the point of creating more problems and doing more damage. When we tear ourselves down inside, especially unconsciously, our communications with others struggle. We contribute to chaos instead of peace; problems instead of solutions.

Please, remember that peoples fears are heightened for a myriad of different reasons. Some we may see and others we won’t. We can educate without tearing someone else down. We can find solutions without contributing to the chaos. Each person is living according to their own perspectives of truth.

Just put effort into being your BEST you. You are responsible and accountable for the energy you put out in the world. Make sure it’s the energy you want to see coming back to you.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2020

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INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2020: Rising Up to Our Best Selves

International Women’s Day 2020

March 8th

A day to celebrate women in all our glory, strength, and empowered souls. A day to look at the contributions of women to our beautiful humanity set inside WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH.

ARE YOU LOOKING DEEP ENOUGH?

Look beyond the surface of what our physical eyes can see. GO DEEPER! Explore the journeys. They will not always be as pretty as the end results we celebrate. The caterpillar journey is just as important as the butterfly. I invite you to sit within your chrysalis and self-reflect. What does International Women’s Day 2020 mean to you?

If we are not aware of the belief systems that make up our perspectives of truth (our beliefs), we are missing so much. We are interpreting the world through glasses that are not our own. It’s time to GO DEEP into the journey of what makes us who we are both separately and together.

CELEBRATE YOUR JOURNEY

What lessons have been the most impactful? Was it the times when things came easy or the times you were called on to RISE UP and be the change within yourself? What got us to the moments we celebrate now? What traumas were we able to use to lift our ability to shine as humans?

WHERE CAN WE DO BETTER NOW?

When I use the word now, I mean it. RIGHT NOW, what can you do better in this moment? If you are internally living in a place of lack, RIGHT NOW you could write five things you are grateful for and you have taken a step into abundance. RIGHT NOW you can write a friend a letter thanking them for what they contribute to your life. RIGHT NOW you can reach out to a business resource to help you deliver your message, product, or both. RIGHT NOW you can start looking at what is holding you back from loving that person in the mirror and start investing ways to fix it, whatever that means for you.

Our perspective is our freedom or our prison, our power or our weakness, our lack or our abundance, our empowerment or our oppression. We are making choices RIGHT NOW. Be conscious of what you CHOOSE. We don’t HAVE to believe anything that attempts to disempower us. Even if it lies within our own self-criticism.

RIGHT NOW you can write perspectives down that will serve you better than the ones you are carrying around with you. If you feel that tightness in your body, you are believing something that is not serving you. FREE YOURSELF! You are only ever a perspective away, but no one can choose the perspectives you are going to put your energy into. This is YOUR POWER—YOUR EMPOWERMENT!

DISCOVER YOUR AUTHENTIC EMPOWERMENT

Empowerment from a loving place is how we lift ourselves and the world. That is why I’m offering my readers a VERY special extra when they purchase and read Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World in 2020. Send me any questions you have about the book and how to apply it to your life in the contact section (link). I will send you my personal response in PDF form so that you can easily print it out and use whatever tools I give you. Please feel free to reference page numbers and/or quotes if you want to take the conversation deeper. I invite you to go deep to reach your authentic empowerment, so that you can truly live your best life. PLEASE read the WHOLE book before you contact me with your questions. I want you to get the most out of the experience, and you can only do that with the FULL picture.

START NOW! If you still wonder if the book is the right choice for you, there are samples of e-book and audiobook are available in the link below.

making women’s history month matter

What will you do to make this month bring awareness, growth, perspective, and positive change to the world? This is a human question, it has no gender lines. If we want positive change, the answers must come from a place of love, not fear pretending to be love. Love lifts us all and fear takes us down and separates us. Make sure you are operating from a place that will lift you and the world.

With an ABUNDANCE of LOVE, GRATITUDE, and Appreciation,

Rachael Wolff