Author: Absolute Love Publishing

Blending Psychology and Weight Loss

Absolute Love Publishing author and mindful weight loss expert Michelle Hastie recently chatted with Britt Allen on Writestream Radio’s “Get Fit, Feel Fabulous” about the dynamics of blending psychology and weight loss. Hastie recently uncovered a clear pattern when compiling data for her thesis on the differences between dieters and non-dieters: the two groups approach exercise with completely different mindsets. Non-dieters exercise for how good it makes them feel (physically and emotionally), the strength it builds, and for enjoyment. Dieters said they exercise to lose or maintain weight. This presents problems for the dieters. “When you exercise for weight...

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Coming Soon! A Joyful Approach To Weight Loss By Author Michelle Hastie

Just in time of the holidays!  A new deliciously covered and joy inspired weight loss book by mindful weight loss coach and author Michelle Hastie. In “Have Your Cake and Be Happy, Too: A Joyful Approach to Weight Loss,” author Michelle Hastie uses her own research into nutrition and the psychology of weight loss to help you uncover the mindset you need to transition from fat storing to fat burning, without overly fancy or external tactics. No more strict regimens or unfulfilling meals. Just strong body awareness, deep mind-body connection, and positive results. Don’t change your diet or your...

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WHY I USE MY CRAFT TO CREATE GOODNESS … BY CARA BARTEK

At Absolute Love Publishing, we believe in creating goodness in the world. This post is one of a series in which we’ve asked our authors to explain why they choose to align themselves with our publishing house and why they use their craft to create goodness … Absolute Love Publishing Author Cara Bartek: My Life in Superposition I am fascinated with the idea of quantum superposition. I know this sounds strange, especially for a children’s author, but it is an idea that always has held a little magic for me. And yes, an idea like this does seem more...

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NEW RELEASE “ADIMA RETURNING” BY YA AUTHOR STEVE SCHATZ

Absolute Love Publishing is excited to announce the exhilarating release of “Adima Returning,” the second book in The Adima Chronicles, by YA fantasy author Steve Schatz. As the adventure continues, the faithful friends find themselves, once again, at the center of a conflict between light and dark. The Sacred Cliff is crumbling and with it the Adima way of life! Weakened by the absence of their beloved friend James, Rory, Tima, and Billy must battle time and unseen forces to unite the greatest powers of all dimensions in one goal. They must move the Sacred Cliff before it traps...

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Hometown Author Janet McLaughlin Returns to Celebrate Book Launch with Local Students

Absolute Love Publishing young-adult author and former Holy Saviour School alumna Janet McLaughlin returns home to Norristown, Pennsylvania, to celebrate her latest book release with the students of two local schools: St. Francis of Assisi School and Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School. “What a treat it will be to be back in my hometown,” said McLaughlin. “I may have been away for a long time, but I have never forgotten my roots. And to make this homecoming even more special, I’ll be going to a Bishop Kenrick High School reunion and spending time with friends I haven’t seen for...

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Unique Characters Create Readable, Relatable Books

I have a special spot in my heart for books that address identity problems that so many of us—or a select few of us—share. Books that focus on unique subsets of people—powerful, courageous teens; psychics; lightworkers; girl scientists; celestial beings coming to terms with and reveling in their physical humanity; funny, sarcastic mothers who feel they don’t quite “fit in;” the heroic chronically ill; women looking to get more from life than a lower number on a scale. These books speak to me because these people are, in one way or another, my people. I want to hear their...

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Why I Use My Craft To Create Goodness … By Jean Brannon

At Absolute Love Publishing, we believe in creating goodness in the world. This post is one of a series in which we’ve asked our authors to explain why they choose to align themselves with our publishing house and why they use their craft to create goodness … Absolute Love Publishing Author Jean Brannon Some of my life’s simplest and most cherished moments have unfolded on a front porch. Hugs hello and goodbye kisses. Summer-evening chats and lazy-morning java. Watching traffic and passersby and squirrel shenanigans with equal curiosity. Hearing the ever-soothing Tom Bodett for Motel 6 in my head...

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New Release! “Fireworks” by Janet McLaughlin

Absolute Love Publishing is thrilled to announce the exciting release of “Fireworks,” the second book in the Soul Sight Mysteries series by middle-grade author Janet McLaughlin. Dreams aren’t real. Psychic teen Zoey Christopher knows the difference between dreams and visions better than anyone, but ever since she and her best friend returned from spring vacation, Zoey’s dreams have been warning her that Becca is in danger. But a dream isn’t a vision—right? Besides, Zoey has other things to worry about, like the new, cute boy in school. Dan obviously has something to hide, and he won’t leave Zoey alone—even...

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Getting To Know Psychic Teen Zoey Christopher

Absolute Love Publishing YA author Janet McLaughlin dishes on talented teen character Zoey Christopher, psychic abilities, and “Fireworks,” the upcoming second novel in the Soul Sight Mysteries series. Q: What inspired your Soul Sight Mysteries series? How did the story come to be? A: I love telling this story. My husband and I published several local magazines. As publisher/editor, I was in the position to do any type of interview I wanted. We had a Body/Mind/Spirit section so I sought out several intuitives that lived in the area. (Sarasota, Florida, has a very active spiritual community.) All of the...

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Why I Use My Craft To Create Goodness … By Meredith Ethington

At Absolute Love Publishing, we believe in creating goodness in the world. This post is one of a series in which we’ve asked our authors to explain why they choose to align themselves with our publishing house and why they use their craft to create goodness… Absolute Love Publishing Author Meredith Ethington: My Journey to Real When I became a mother, I stepped into a vast world of unknowns. Millions of women before me had done it and lived to tell the tale, yet it was something so completely foreign to me that I wanted to devour everything I could...

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Getting To Know The Adima Chronicles Characters

What’s better than books and cupcakes? Books, cupcakes, and more info on the fantastic four from The Adima Chronicles! In his latest interview, YA author Steve Schatz dishes on the teens and gives a sneak peek into the exciting adventures found in his new book, “Adima Returning.” Q: Can you tell us a bit about your four main characters, Rory, Tima, Billy, and James? What makes them special? A: Rory Hurtado is the son of an archeologist. He’s stocky, strong, and independent, with a quiet wit. He’s used to hanging out with grad students and has met tribal elders...

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Getting To Know New Author: Meredith Ethington

Absolute Love Publishing welcomes Meredith Ethington to its publishing house. Meredith is a mom of three and the writer and creator of the popular parenting blog, Perfection Pending. She is a born-and-raised Texan who loves real talk and laughter, mixed with a little bit of sarcasm. Meredith earned her degree in Psychology and then began writing in 2007 as a way to document her life as a new mom. She quickly realized she had a passion for writing. She writes mostly to commiserate with other parents and to remind herself that she doesn’t want to be a perfect mother­­–she...

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Happiness With Migraines – Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM). Approximately 13% of the population experiences migraine disease, and the World Health Organization lists it as one of the top 10 disabling conditions in the world. Our editor, Sarah Hackley, is a chronic migraineur herself. Sarah realized through her own experiences with the disease that illness doesn’t have to strip our lives of joy. You can live a full and joy-filled life even with headaches and migraine attacks! “No matter how simple or complicated our migraine treatments, they never provide a complete fix. This means that even the best doctors, treatments, and medications can only take us so far. To create happy and joyful lives with migraines, we need to do a lot of the heavy lifting ourselves, especially when it comes to day-to-day living,” says Hackley. “Finding Happiness With Migraines: A Do-It-Yourself Guide” is an actionable and affordable resource that provides five steps to immediately begin changing your life. Practical tips, guided practices, positive affirmations, compassionate understanding, and science-based DIY therapy can be found in this short digital read. Start taking these five steps to change today. You will feel empowered and more in control of how your everyday life unfolds. Click to purchase “Finding Happiness With Migraines: A Do-It-Yourself Guide” for just $2.99! Available for Kindle and Nook! Don’t have an e-reader, or migraine making it difficult to read...

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Why I Use My Craft To Create Goodness … By Steve Schatz

At Absolute Love Publishing, we believe in creating goodness in the world. This post is one of a series in which we’ve asked our authors to explain why they choose to align themselves with our publishing house and why they use their craft to create goodness… Absolute Love Publishing Author Steve Schatz Goodness is an ever-moving target and a very personal one. Each of us has a different and evolving definition of what goodness is. But whatever the definition, why I pursue it, promote it, try to dance with it, is easy. I have seen in my life that...

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Your Most Powerful Weight Loss Tool By Michelle Hastie

Want to learn about your most powerful weight loss tool? It’s not what you think… Most people think they need to eat less and move more to lose weight. When doing that doesn’t get them the results they want, they try to force it by eating even less and working out even more. As if they could will their bodies to change through good ol’ hard work and perseverance. The problem is this strategy doesn’t work. And trying to make it work is extremely frustrating and defeating. Trust me, I’ve been there. But then I learned about the most...

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