Monday, November 21, 2011

desire to inspire blog tour and a giveaway!

Happy Monday! I have a treat for us to start this week off,. My dear friend, Christine Mason Miller, has written a new book (her third!), and I'm really happy to be on the book tour. Congratulations Christine!  Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World – is a collection of stories, exercises, images, quotes, and anecdotes from twenty extraordinary women, all sharing insights and experiences of how they create a meaningful life and, in turn, make a positive impact on the world.
 
This list of contributors has me all fired up. Several of them are online friends, a couple I've been honored to spend time with at Squam, and one of them is my spirit sister, Pixie Campbell. Combined with Christine's magic, this is bound to be a beautiful and powerful book.
 Each chapter discusses a different aspect of living a passion-fueled life, and this month Christine is offering a 60-Second Snapshot of every chapter as part of her Desire to Inspire Virtual Book Tour. Click here for all her online book tour dates and check her blog for some delicious snippets from all of those beautiful women pictured above.

On today's tour stop Christine shares a taste of Chapter One ~ A Force of Good:
 “Most of the time I channel my desire to be a force of good through very tiny pinholes – a moment here, five minutes there – always mindful of how impactful these small opportunities for kindness can be.”  ~Desire to Inspire
My desire to be a Force of Good in the world is not only about creating art, sharing business advice, and writing a book such as Desire to Inspire, it is also about being kind to everyone I interact with as I run errands, walk my dog, and run my business. It is about taking good care of my family, and offering encouragement and support to my friends. I am a huge fan of snail mail, expressions of gratitude to strangers, and sincere apologies to soften a conflict. 

Desire to Inspire begins shipping next month... perfect timing for gearing up for a fresh new year. Christine is kindly offering one of you a copy as soon as it arrives! Simply leave a comment here before Saturday, November 26th. Leave away for me to contact you, and I'll announce the random winner next Monday morning.Good luck!

And the winner is:
Melissa said...
The book sounds amazing! I'd love to curl up with this for some beautiful inspiration.

Congratulations, Melissa!
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52 comments:

  1. This looks like a great inspirational book! Please count me in for the give away. . .

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  2. I always like to be inspired and by these women that will definitely work!

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  3. Looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Yes! great inspiration!!! I'd love to have this book!!!
    Lucia
    luciaolazabal@gmail.com

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  5. would be fun to win. I'll put in a request to our public library to make sure I get a chance to read these lovely stories!

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  6. This sounds like a book I want to read. I will check out her site. Thanks

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  7. I always think that one can never be surrounded by enough inspiration or reminder injections to maintain mindfulness and kindness. This book sounds wonderful, so count me in too please!

    elisalexdcp@hotmail.com

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  8. Thank you for helping me spread the word, and for all the ways you inspire the world!!

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  9. Looks like a wonderful book. Would love to win!

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  10. Cool - thanks looks like an awesome book

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  11. I can't wait to have this book in my hands. It looks absolutely amazing!

    Msg me on FB or comment on my blog if I win! Hope, hope!
    https://www.facebook.com/shari.sherman

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  12. Wow! Sounds like an amazing book! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  13. the excitement is killing me! this book looks so amazing! so looking forward to reading it cover to cover. happy monday! ciao!
    artitude@telusplanet.net

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  14. That looks amazing - count me in please! :D

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  15. WOW! This sounds so amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  16. A great read for the world and the soul!
    xx

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  17. Oh please enter me! Christine is my favorite artist in the world and her spirit is so sweet, too. She's brought so much joy into my life and I can't wait to get my hands on her new book! My email is agoodwin2010 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks! Amanda

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  18. thank you for sharing! this book looks perfect for the new year. plenty of inspiration for intentional and creative living. thank you!

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  19. Such a beautiful looking book. I'm a huge fan of Christine and so many of the contributors.

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  20. looks like a seriously rad book! would love a copy!

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  21. looks wonderful! thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. This is right up my alley. I'd love to be inspired to find ways I can give back too. Thanks for the opportunity to win one :o)
    x, Val

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  23. What a great book! I would love to use my passion for needlework and art to give back to others.
    Dawn Beachy
    dgbeachy@ufl.edu

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  24. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the draw; am in dire need of inspiration by such a creative group!
    Cheerio, Trina

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  25. I love the title!!!

    Julia

    Thehappycrochetchic@yahoo.com

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  26. Looks like a wonderful book. Would love to win!

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  27. inspiration is always a welcome thing! Thanks for letting us know about this book :)

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  28. The book sounds amazing! I'd love to curl up with this for some beautiful inspiration.

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  29. I would love to get my hands on a copy! danainalaska ..at.- yahoo.

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  30. Sounds like an awesome book, please count me in!
    xoxo
    ~ joey ~

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  31. Oh all these inspirational and amazing people! Thanks for the giveaway offer, Maya...

    Emily

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  32. Sounds like a beautiful book which I would love to own! thanks,Karen karen_turvey@optusnet.com.au

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  33. Keep up the good work. Best of luck. From www.rightshopping.in/g/itb.asp?C=Godrej-Kitchen-Appliances&b=Godrej&cid=6

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  34. This sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  35. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win. This is a topic that I think about every week as I go about my daily duties. I have a small Etsy shop that I would love to do more with, and to make a positive difference in the world as I go along, so this book sounds like a great source to get me going!

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  36. This looks like a great book of inspiration, what an amazing group of women!

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  37. Some new inspiration is always welcomed! mcgee_kristin@yahoo.com

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  38. wow, this sounds like just he right book for the coming season!
    geschea(at)yahoo.de

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  39. In need to be inspired, and in turn inspire others and let's make this goodness go around and around and around.. Thanks for sharung and the chance of winning.

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  40. Looks like a great book, I will be checking it out (if I don't win, of course :p)

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  41. Looks like a great read. Very inspirational. Artistic.

    lisayork(@) eastlink dot ca

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  42. Really great stuff, thanks for sharing!

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  43. OMgoodness, I would love to read this book! Love your blog - happy Thanksgiving! xo

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  44. I just found your blog. I am very inspired and raring to get on board.

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  45. This sounds like an amazing book. I would love to live out my dream to Desire to Inspire !!!

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  46. What's more inspiring than mindful women sharing their own inspirations? I'd love this book, thanks.

    selinagough@yahoo.co.uk

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  47. This looks wonderful!
    Thank you both for a chance to win.

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