Turning Off Stress, Inviting in Tranquility and Inspiration

Turning Off Stress By Inviting Tranquility And
Inspiration In With The Simple Act Of Coloring

Just when a sympathetic heart seems like it can’t take anymore, reach for something to help quiet the mind and ease the soul. Inkspirations coloring books for adults offer a way to turn off negativity while healing the spirit. Art therapy has long proven its effects as an aid in emotional and mental restoration, and it is not news that coloring as active meditation reduces stress and quiets thoughts. However, from the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul now comes a line of coloring books ready to encourage, inspire, and help worries fade.

Whether coloring with friends, family, or on your own, it doesn’t take much to color your day a little brighter. With moving quotes alongside unique and graceful images, Inkspirations coloring books include a wide array of themes to help express creativity and enjoy therapy through coloring. To start overcoming heartache, releasing tensions, and building positive energy, readers can visit the new Inkspirations website, www.Inkspirations.com.

The website is a reader’s portal to a more colorful world, giving a peek at the wide spread of unique pages Inkspirations has to offer, and some highly anticipated releases.

On coloring lists now:

•    Inkspirations in the Garden (June 2016)

Anyone blessed with a green thumb knows that a garden is nature’s haven, and when properly tended can transform a patch of ground into a place of splendor that abounds with intoxicating colors, scents, and wildlife. Inkspirations in the Garden celebrates gardens in all their glory, from images of delightful cottage gardens to well-manicured rose gardens, from lush tropical gardens to relaxing Zen gardens. The original designs feature exquisite floral patterns to color and customize, plus heartwarming scenes of loveable backyard critters, like ladybugs and bumblebees, and even the squirrels and rabbits who sometimes become our garden nemeses. Inkspirations in the Garden pays homage to those who make weeds into wonders and have been enriched by gardening’s lessons about a life well-tended and nurtured. Please visit: http://amzn.to/21nxZQS

•    Inkspirations Animal Kingdom (June 2016)

For coloring enthusiasts looking for inspiration, nature provides a dazzling array of colors and patterns – the bold black stripes on a tiger’s back, the kaleidoscope of teals in a peacock’s plumes, the fiery orange of a fox’s coat, or the rainbow of colors in a macaw’s feathers. Now you can add your own burst of color with Inkspirations Animal Kingdom, which showcases more than thirty beautifully detailed designs of a menagerie of animals large and small. Paired with inspiring quotes and heartfelt lessons we humans can learn from our animal counterparts, this book will uplift and inspire whether you are an avid colorist or an armchair explorer. For information, please visit: http://amzn.to/1Q6oUen

Also see www.Inkspirations.com for:

•    Inkspirations for Women (March 2016)
•    Inkspirations for Recovery (February 2016)

Coloring to come:

•    Inkspirations for a Happy Heart (June 2016)

Sharing more than 30 original designs to make your own, plus motivating mantras to help you relax, unwind, and greet each day with renewed optimism and creative energy. Whether you’re new to coloring or a gel-pen aficionado, you may have already admired the artistic creations of Diane Yi, whose stunning artwork has been shared, pinned, or colored around the world. With Diane’s style of intricate details with exquisite flourishes, Inkspirations for a Happy Heart provides a perfect canvas that will inspire you to color your world a little brighter. Please see: http://amzn.to/28G4xLo

●    Inkspirations for Cat Lovers (July 2016)

Cats are curious, regal, intelligent, and playful. They oblige us humans by allowing us to share our lives and hearts with them. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers celebrates the magic, mystery, and merriment of cats throughout the seasons, from Siamese to the Sphynx, Abyssinians to Persians, Maine Coons to calicos, and more. From long-haired to short-haired and everything in between, you will find more than 30 original designs that celebrate the many ways in which cats bring joy (and fur!) into our lives. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers is a fitting tribute to our whiskered companions who color our world brighter every day. Please see: http://amzn.to/1PuN3G7

For more information, please contact Kim Weiss at (800) 851-9100 ex. 9212, or kimw@hcibooks.com.

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Book Promo: Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery By David Clark

Out There: The Zen Of Recovery, Weight Loss,
Compassion And Competition

Transforming from a 320+ pound alcoholic and addict into a healthy and happy Buddhist, Libertarian, vegan and elite athlete took David Clark way out there. Now, with ten years of sobriety, his unique perspective is inspiring others to reach deep inside and break free of destructive habits. He shares his amazing story in a bestselling book, Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery.

“Healthy mind and body is where I found peace,” says Clark.  “My hope is that people are able to see, through my story, that there are no boundaries to what we can achieve.” He credits extreme endurance sports for his path to recovery. He ran the Boston Marathon four times in a single day last year, and recently ran four consecutive 50K ultramarathons in four days on a treadmill while attending this year’s ISPO Show in Munich, Germany.

Clark’s spiritual transformation into a practicing Buddhist combined with a fierce drive to compete and win give him a balanced view of a world where compassion and competition seldom work in tandem. Out There is a candid story of addiction and recovery; the lessons learned provide inspiration to never give up despite life’s challenges. It is brutally and unflinchingly honest—and a testament to the power of redemption and the human spirit.

A running coach, sponsored runner and inspirational speaker, David Clark owns a gym near Boulder, Colorado. Prior to running his Quad Boston, he has competed in some of the most difficult endurance races on the planet. An elite athlete, Clark is well respected in the national running community.

For more information, visit: www.wearesuperman.com

Out There:  A Story of Ultra Recovery
By David Clark
Publisher:  CreateSpace
Available at Amazon.com
ISBN-10: 1499721196
ISBN-13: 978-1499721195

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Bartlett’s Rule ~ still relevant 7 years later

Wow, it is so hard to believe how fast the years have flown by! My highly acclaimed novel, Bartlett’s Rule, was published 7 years ago this month.

Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009 on MyShelf.com

(from a review) “Ms. Cordero skillfully tackles this topic as she poignantly tells the story of their journey to heal and develop a relationship based on strong reliance.”

(originally posted on VHP Book Tours)

Happy Anniversary, Chelle Cordero!

2015 BR all 3 editions

Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero is the first Chelle Cordero novel published by Vanilla Heart Publishing and we are celebrating the anniversary! A top selling novel across the globe since launch day, Bartlett’s Rule continues to delight readers, and we couldn’t be happier to have Chelle in the VHP fold! Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009, and remains popular with book clubs and individual readers alike.

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