Today, I am excited to announce the publication date and reveal the cover of the latest EIF title, Re-create and Celebrate: 7 Steps to turn Your Dreams into Reality by Cindy Georgakas. Many of you will already know and love Cindy from her popular blog, Uniquely Fit. Cindy was actually my first client, way back in January 2022, when she had the idea of creating a poetry/self-help book containing words of wisdom from her life as a Health and Fitness Coach.
Acts of Re-creation
What became clear, as Cindy developed her ideas into a full-length book, was that she actually had the material for two distinct titles: a poetry collection, and a step-by-step self-help workbook and teaching memoir. We decided to proceed with the former idea, adding a carefully-crafted haiku at the end of each step to summarise the teachings. So it was that through the process of re-creation, Re-create and Celebrate was born. Cindy and I look forward to celebrating the book’s release on 20 May 2023!
We have both undergone significant acts of re-creation during this creative process: as many of you will know, Cindy is in phase 3 of a 3-part remodel of her home, and she has other areas of her life in which re-creation is taking place at this very minute. But I’ll let her tell the full story in her book! Meanwhile, I made the decision not to have an elective surgery which would have been life-changing, but, (I decided) not in a good way. Reading through Cindy’s book as I worked through my own life decisions proved invaluable.
About the Book
In this unique book, Cindy guides her readers through simple steps to achieve the life they have always dreamed of. Not simply life goals, but a whole new outlook and way of living. Through her transformational techniques and practices, which she has gained from decades of experience in the field of life coaching, she provides a teaching memoir and workbook containing the tools to build a blueprint to a life of fulfillment, inner peace and happiness.
The cover (pictured above) was also an act of creation and re-creation, as we changed both the image and fonts at the 11th hour. But, as I always find when working on a book project, you know once you find the right cover: it’s a bit like finding true love; everything just works!
Stay tuned to EIF and Cindy’s blog for more exciting updates on this publication. I would also like to congratulate Cindy on being voted Author of the Month at Spillwords Press! And if you like the theme of self-help and personal development, I can recommend the new, number one bestselling release, The Colourblind Grief by Jude Gorini, a novel about how a young, queer Latino man comes to find himself by facing up to his past, breaking free from a dysfunctional family, and recovering from addiction.
Cindy’s sounds fascinating and I am sure you were a great editor/publisher during the process of producing such a wonderful creation …
Thank you, Ivor! 🙏
Thank you Ivor.. Yes, she was and is.. I can attest to that! ❣️
And Ingrid has been extra generous towards me in my writing endeavours 🖍️📖🤗😍🌏💕
That’s lovely Ivor… Of course she has been. She has a kind heart and knows those that do too.. 💗
Whoops … Cindy’s ‘book’ …
Congratulations to both of you, Cindy & Ingrid, on your work preparing this creative poetic collection, highlighting self-help experiences, and best wishes moving forward! 💞✍🏼🌟🤗
Thank you Phil 🙏
Congratulations to Cindy and you! It sounds like there’s lots of changing and recreating going on!😊
Certainly! Thank you Merril 😊
Thanks as well Merril! ❣️
You’re very welcome, Cindy! 💙
Cindy & Ingrid, congratulations on this publication. I am sure the book will reflect Cindy’s boundless energy, optimism, and generous spirit, and her book will be a huge success! <3
It certainly does, Cheryl, thank you! ❤️
Haiku seems perfect as a complement to the teachings. (K)
I think so, Kerfe, thank you!
Thank you Ingrid for the lovely introduction of my book and all of the work it took working with a novice putting my first book out. It’s hard to believe we started out when it was just a thought and now to see you have expanded and grown to a point we have to take a number on a waitlist. 👏 Good for you and it is a testament of the care and attention you give each person. I appreciate your time attention and giving your all to my book to bring my book baby into the world! Thank you for taking my words to heart and using it in your own life as well. I’m delighted to have shared this time with you and cheers 🎉 to the hard part of the work being done. Or is that the marketing.. ? 🤣
Thank you, Cindy – I would say most of the hard work is behind us! 💕
You’re so welcome and that sounds good to me too! 🔥🎉💞
What exciting news for both Cindy and EIF! Sharing to help spread the word.
Thank you so much Liz!
You’re welcome, Ingrid!
Thanks from me too Liz! Thanks for sharing. 💗
You’re welcome, Cindy!
Ingrid, I mentioned the gorgeous cover on Cindy’s site but it’s worth repeating. It is so vibrant! I am sure the writing is equally engaging. ✨ Best wishes on a successful launch! 👏🏻
It certainly is, Michele – thank you!
You are welcome! 🌄
Thanks Michele!!! 💞
Re-create and Celebrate. Keep on blogging and enjoy posting.
You are welcome
Congratulations, Ingrid and Cindy! So happy for both of you. 💖💖
Thank you Punam 😊
You are welcome. 😊
Thanks so much Punam, much appreciated! ❣️
My pleasure. ❤️
I just love the cover and title of this book and loved the chance to learn more about the work that went into this and how putting it together was a journey in itself. 💗
Glad you like it, Layla! 😊
Congratulations to Cindy! Teh cover is beautiful. 🙂
Thank you Terveen!
Thank you so much Terveen!!! Delighted you think so! 🙏🏼
Congratulations to you both. I’ve been on WP for just over 2 years and Cindy was one of the first bloggers I “met”. Her posts are always amazing and she’s never been shy to offer tips to other bloggers. What an amazing accomplishment to turn her practice and art into a book. Congrats 🎊🎉 again!!! Looking forward to reading it.
Thank you – enjoy the book! 🤗🎉🎊
I’m most grateful for your kind words. I’m humbled and appreciative. Thank you for your support with means so much and for reading the book. Enjoy and can’t wait to hear what you think! 💞🙏🏼