How Powerful are Your Stories?


Stories are your version of neutral events that you tell yourself. They are the culmination of your past experiences, stories, beliefs and thoughts about a similar event. Stories are the filter that shifts millions of data bits and only allows those that match your story to enter your awareness.

Can you change your stories? Absolutely! Do you want to change your stories? Silence…

Awareness of stories is the first step. Evaluating whether that story stills serves you is next. When making the decision to change your story, you need a process.It's not what you look at that matters.

Story Alchemy™ to the rescue! Join my email list to receive the ebook on Story Alchemy that explains in greater detail how changing your stories can change your life.

As Henry David Thoreau so aptly observed, “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.”

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There is a lot to Dance about!


I usually don’t post more than twice a week, but August is a big month for me.

  • Virtual Dance Party on Tuesday, August, 25, 2015 inside the Heart Dancing Facebook Group and
  • My book is on a blog tour through August 28, 2015.

Today’s review was too deep and personal to not share:

Hearts Dancing by Sarah Rehmatullah.

Thank you for indulging me!

What Songs are Your Favorites?


You may not know me well, but you can tell a lot about a person from the music they enjoy.

I just published the Heart Dancing Playlist – 23 of my favorite songs of all time! Guaranteed to get you moving around the room and your heart dancing. 

Just go to the Heart Dancing Facebook group and ask to join. The post that contains the link to the song list is at the top of the page. 

Help me get this party started! 

Heart DancingPlaylistIf I missed your all time favorite song – let me know in the comments below. Music is the language of the soul – I’ve shown you mine…now it’s your turn!

What Do You See?


The Heart Dancing Blog Tour continues. Yesterday’s blogger took issue with the book and gave it 3 stars on Amazon. Today’s blogger didn’t.

And that is perfectly O.K.

It’s all because we view everything from our own unique perspective. Beliefs, experiences and mindsets color our view of what is in front of us. We give meaning to the neutral facts of the world.

The same 249 pages filled with thousands of words were read by 4 people (4 bloggers have posted their reviews – see their links below). And each one had a different reaction, based on their own unique perspective.

What are you seeing today? Look with love and you will see it.

It's not what you look at that matters.

Heart Dancing Blog Tour Schedule:

Aug 10 – Unshelfish – review / giveaway
Aug 11 – Readers Muse – review / author interview
Aug 12 – Did YOU Hear About the Morgans? – review
Aug 13 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – review / guest post / giveaway

Do You Have an Open Mind?


Readers Muse just wrote an insightful review of Heart Dancing. As an author, it is sometimes difficult to read others’ words and opinions about your work.image

But I didn’t write Heart Dancing to be just a pleasant read. My overall motivation was to shake you, (the reader), awake to the enormous potential of your life and the choices you make in every moment.

Your reaction to the “shaking up” may be to set down the book and move on. And that is perfectly fine. It’s just not the right time for you. But if you can set aside your skepticism…a glimmer of “something more” may shine into your awareness.

Dhivya Balaji from Readers Muse got that point loud and clear. She cautions anyone who thinks this is just another “feel good” story, when she says, “Having an open mind while reading the book is essential for any reader to get through each chapter.”

Thank you Dhivya, for your honest and detailed review of Heart Dancing. It truly does depend on your perspective!

To learn more about my work, please visit KathrynEriksen.com. I am hosting a Virtual Dance Party at the end of this month – the only way to learn more about it is to join my email list. Hope to see you there!

Review & Giveaway: Heart Dancing by Kathryn Eriksen


My latest book, “Heart Dancing: A Story Alchemy Adventure” is on a 17 day Blog Tour. This is the review from Day 1. Please read and share!

Unshelfish

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•249 pages
•Infinite Joy Publishing November 2014

Book Description:

What if your heart stops dancing?

Brian, his wife Christine and their 14 year-old daughter, Savanna, are a typical American family. Their lives begin to unravel when a dark secret from their past threatens to destroy them. Divorce seems imminent unless they discover a miracle.

Savanna refuses to stand by and watch her family self-destruct. A mysterious young woman and her dog show Savanna how to look past the physical and see the spiritual side of her situation. A leap of faith and willingness to change her perspective gives Savanna a new view of her life, her values and her purpose.

But can the adults give up their stories about the past that are tearing them apart?

Brimming with inspiration, transformation and empowering messages, “Heart Dancing” is life changing. It also introduces the 4 step process called Story Alchemy, which is used…

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