On March 22nd-23rd, I attended the Hay House Writer’s Workshop, which was held at the Hilton Downtown San Francisco. What a wonderful and amazing event! Hay House is the leading inspirational and self-help publisher in the world, and their workshops are always packed with information, motivational, and often life-altering.
The speakers for this event were Reid Tracy – the CEO of Hay House, Nancy Levin – the Event Director at Hay House, and Doreen Virtue – the world-renowned inspirational and metaphysical teacher and Hay House’s most successful and prolific author. I’d have to label this particular group of speakers as the “Terrific Trio!”
This workshop was packed full of information and tips for writing, publishing, and how to go about building a platform to help market your book. All of the speakers went out of their way to make sure to answer every single question that was asked. They taught with humor and a down to earth style that made me feel like I was a welcome guest invited over to their house for a fun-filled event. The audience was filled with gifted authors, writers, healers, and Lightworkers, and I made several new friends.
Reid Tracy and Nancy Levin were superb, and the extra special highlight of this event for me was Doreen Virtue. I have attended many, many events, classes, and workshops that Doreen has been a part of, and she is a talented speaker, a gifted teacher, and selfless person, who has dedicated her life to teaching others how to connect with the Angelic realm and create their grandest vision in life. She is my favorite metaphysical teacher and mentor, and over the years has become a friend.
I started attending Doreen’s workshops in 2005. From the moment I met her, she has been wonderfully kind and supportive of me. At a difficult and transitional moment in my life, Doreen’s kind words and compassion rekindled my desire to continue my healing journey from a horrible chronic illness called MCTD. This was followed by encouragement to write and publish my story of overcoming this horrible illness holistically, even though Western medicine told me there was no hope.
It took five years to write, but resulted in my recently published memoir, “Rising from the Abyss: My Journey into and out of Chronic Illness.” I self-published my book through Balboa Press, which is the self-publishing arm of Hay House. They did an excellent job at all phases of my publishing experience. I wrote my memoir with the intention of inspiring others who are ill and may have lost hope to feel empowered and embark on their own healing journey. I am one of many; we all have the innate power to heal ourselves. I have dedicated my life to helping others with chronic illness to become well.
I was honored at the Writer’s Workshop, when Doreen saw me in the crowd and asked me to come up to the front and share a bit of my story with the other workshop attendees. A brand new friend, named Vanessa, who was seated next to me, was kind enough to snap a few photos when I got up to talk a bit about my story. The audience was strongly supportive and I was touched to be able to share. Every time I attend a Doreen Virtue workshop, she has reached out and enabled me to share and connect with people who needed my help. I feel blessed.
I came away from the workshop feeling empowered and energized to continue on my healer’s journey. I learned new tools to assist me in reaching more people and teaching holistic methods of healing from chronic illness. I recognized how important it is to help each other with our individual life missions.
We are all connected and connectors, assisting and enabling those who touch our lives to move to their next step. We all win by paying it forward!
With Love, Holly