Insight on the Journey to Health & Healing: Finding Om 1 Year Anniversary Message + Free Book Giveaway
October 14th is a special day to me. In 2014, it was the first day I arrived in Germany to embark on a 15-month adventure of living in Germany and traveling in Europe.
While in the Lagos, Portugal (a place I've always wanted to go) I picked up pieces of my soul while launching my first book, Finding Om, a travel memoir that includes tales in Australia and India in search for change, growth and empowerment.
One of the most important lessons I learned through this journey is the maturation of the soul; exiting drama, being honest, questioning things and aligning my dreams with my soul purpose. Of course, traveling is a fun adventure and journey, but I feel as if I don't travel just for travel sake. I travel to discover things about the world, a country's culture and things about myself. I do love adventure, but there is something more to adventure than just posting a selfie on Facebook of doing something cool. This book resembles the first steps to change and doing things opposite that many young females do to "find" themselves or make themselves feel better through drugs, random sex, materialism and self-confidence.
I did not expect that writing (in general and) this book would be so healing. It brought me to further acceptance of my past and healed pieces of past relationships where I became attached to guilt, sadness and personal blame. I realized that my past is relatively innocent compared to most people - so why be so hard on myself?
I believe in the power of writing. Writing, specifically in a journal, is old-school (I get it), but much more powerful than a computer. Not only have people been writing with a pen and paper for centuries, but there is something that we can improve upon when we exit the overuse of technology.
To celebrate "my baby" turning one year old, I am offering a Finding Om giveaway - writing style. This past year has been a challenge and ultimately one year of growth by hitting tons of barriers to where a trip to Burning Man revived the strength of my soul.
Sadly, I can't read your pen and paper notes (if you'd like you can send me a picture), but for this one-year anniversary giveaway I'm doing it based on writing. If you'd like to be one of 5 winners, please fill out the form below with one of the two topic choices by October 31st.
-What's been your favorite personal growth journey? (This can include anything from a trip, hiking, meditation, reading a book seriously anything that has evolved your life).
-Why you deserve a free copy. And how can this story help you? (Maybe you're unemployed and need some inspiration. Or just love to read memoirs).
This giveaway is open world-wide - with your choice to choose a print or ebook - with one exception. Print copies can only be shipped within the USA. Thus, if you live abroad you can enter for an ebook which is available for all mobile devices. All entires will remain private.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com