Finding Awesome

I believe we all have the capacity to be awesome. One day early this year, I was feeling down, and I gave myself a pep talk. I liked what I was telling myself so much that I scribbled it down – and that’s how my latest book, Finding Awesome (Rescued Hearts, Book 4), began.

This subject fascinates me, and it has for years. At one point in my book, the heroine, Bronte, says, ““I can’t fix everyone. Not if they have a mental illness, a chemical imbalance, or a clinical depression. Or even a trauma.”

Bronte believes that, for the rest of us, if we change the way we think, we can change the way we feel about ourselves and others and about life. You can read what Dr. Andrew Weil says on the subject. Or you can read my book. Or do both!

Here’s the cover and the blurb:

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He was desperate…

Neurosurgeon and widower Paul Thorpe’s thirteen-year-old daughter needs help. A genius in the operating room, he’s clueless as a father. Then he catches a segment on TV about a woman who conducted a successful eight-week boot camp to help teenage girls find their awesome…

He makes her an offer she can’t refuse…

Psychologist and life coach Bronte McPhee is too busy building her Finding Your Awesome empire to take time for romance. But she can’t turn down the money Paul offers. She and her Cavalier King Charles spaniel travel to the chillier climes of Wisconsin. After all, she’ll be back in Georgia soon.

But she’d forgotten that in eight weeks, anything could happen….

I know many women who are going through stuff that would make other people bitter and angry, and they’re still upbeat and positive. I also know others who are healthy and everything seems to be going well in their lives, and they’re angry and miserable. What do you think? Can our thoughts change our attitude and our feelings?

And I see that Finding Awesome is on Amazon now. It should be up everywhere soon!

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10 Responses to Finding Awesome

  1. Congratulations on Finding Awesome, Edie! It truly sounds awesome. I love the title, the premise, the thought behind it, everything! Yes, I think if you can change your attitude, you can change a lot. I read somewhere that happiness is a choice. That it comes from within, not circumstances. I believe that, it’s just that sometimes (even oftentimes) it’s hard to see past what’s happening around you, you know?

    Best, best wishes! I’m clicking over to Amazon now…
    Robin Bielman`s last blog was …One month until Veiled Target + Giveaways!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Robin, you always seem so upbeat and positive, though I think everyone has moments where the darkness creeps in. Moments when, as you said, “it’s hard to see past what’s happening around you…”

      Luckily, as authors, we can use that to make our characters miserable. lol Much better than making our family miserable!

      Thanks for your support!

  2. Misty Evans says:

    Edie, great topic! And awesome ;-) new book!

    I completely agree that you can choose happiness or at least work your way into it. Getting rid of negative people and toxic emotions is a big step, and changing the voice in your head so it feeds you positive messages is important too. I’m a big fan of Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer.

    Good luck on the new book. Now I’ve got that song from the Lego Movie in my head… “everything is awesome”!!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Misty, I’m a huge fan of both men, too, and Marianne Williamson, though I don’t listen to their messages as much now. I don’t know that Lego song. I’ll have to listen to it. Thanks for the song choice and the good luck!

  3. Mary Hughes says:

    Edie, congratulations on Finding Awesome!

    I agree that serenity must be found, not in things, but inside. Clinical depression is very real, but one of my favorite sayings is my husband’s for difficult times, “I won’t let this be a bad thing.”

    I’ll have to check out Chopra and Dyer and Williamson. Misty Evans, thanks for the earworm. Lol.

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Mary, I love your husband’s saying! He’s so upbeat, and so are you. I think everyone in our Mo’s groups is like that, and it’s one of the reasons I enjoy our monthly lunches. :)

      And thanks!

  4. Amy R says:

    Congrats on the new release, Edie! I missed this earlier, so sorry I am chiming in late! I think the book sounds great and wish you the best of luck with it. I do think our thoughts change our attitude and feelings. The better we get at bashing out the negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thoughts, the less often we have those negative thoughts. But like anything, it takes work and practice to change our attitude. Great blog post!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Amy, we need to carry an internal fly swatter to bat away those thoughts. (I was going to say baseball bat, but that would be a bit extreme.) And, yes, it does take work and practice. We fall back on old habits, and we need that practice to remind ourselves. And thanks!

  5. Edie, I also think that changing the way we think can help change our outlook. I think the problem is for people to acknowledge their attitude isn’t helping them. That’s probably more than half the battle.

    And good luck with Finding Awesome!!!!
    Michelle Diener`s last blog was …Mistress of the Wind nominated for an IRC Best Book 2014 Award (with giveaway!)

  6. Edie Ramer says:

    Michelle, I agree. I think it’s easier for people to blame other people than themselves. It’s too bad.

    And thanks!

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