Wednesday, May 5, 2021

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - Smile More Stress Less: A Playful Method to End Anxiety, Be Calm, & Achieve Happiness with Awareness by Geoffrey Saign

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM book tour for Smile More Stress Less: A Playful Method to End Anxiety, Be Calm, & Achieve Happiness with Awareness by Geoffrey Saign. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Smile More Stress Less: A Playful Method to End Anxiety, Be Calm, & Achieve Happiness
Author: Geoffrey Saign
Publication Date: November 10th 2020
Print Length: 201 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
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Want one easy method to end anxiety, stress, sadness, loneliness, fear, & anger? While maximizing happiness, inner peace, and self-awareness?

One quick way to cut through all negative emotions? And have fun doing it?

~Savvy & easy workbook exercises ensure success!~

In just minutes a day this playful yet smart approach can:

*End inner and outer conflicts
*End anxiety, worry, fear, anger, boredom, and self-doubt
*Increase healthy relationships with everyone in your life
*End illusions in your life and maximize clarity
*Rewire your brain to live with deep intelligence
*Become your own AAA+ rated super-counselor
*Help you discover the Power of HERE
*Allow your natural joy to blossom

This hands-on, A+B = C approach will supercharge your brain function, improve your emotional intelligence, and change your life!

~ Finalist Forward INDIES Self-Help Book of the Year 2020~ (Winner TBA 6/17/2021)

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EXCERPT:
You Can End Daily Stress With Playfulness & Humor

One way to change rote, stressful thought patterns is to use playful exaggeration. It is a simple, repetitive method that will produce immediate and significant results, and we will use it often in this book in different ways and situations.

Let’s try it with dirty dishes. You see dirty dishes in the sink. Thoughts enter your mind about how irresponsible the person was in leaving them there. You feel annoyed and irritated. You notice this Self-Created Stress reaction inside yourself, and you interrupt it. You say out loud or think:

Oh no! My hands will never recover from this!
This is going to ruin my whole life!
It’s the end of the world as I know it!

Smile as you do this. Smiling brings about a strong positive emotion, and strong emotion helps change the brain by wiring a new neural pattern that’s even stronger.

Every time we change our thought pattern or interrupt old thought responses, we are changing our brain—teaching it—and allowing a new neural pattern to develop. We are telling the brain, This old pattern of thought is no longer useful or acceptable. The brain always listens. EVERY SINGLE EFFORT IS WORTHWHILE. This cannot be overstated.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Geoffrey Saign began reducing stress by practicing mindfulness at the age of fifteen. For fifty years he studied many modalities for mind-body calming and awareness, including Qigong, tai chi, kung fu, meditation, biofeedback, positive psychology, and many others. He co-designed and taught a cutting-edge, research-based self-awareness class to young adults for ten years. In 2020 the author experienced a major breakthrough in mind-brain-body awareness, which led to him Living with intelligence HERE, and the resulting book, Smile More Stress Less.

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GUEST POST:
- Who or what was your inspiration behind writing this book?

50 years of research, methods, practices, and perseverance inspired this book. I’m a big believer in results. Facts. So if I try a method, practice, or action to reduce stress, and I still have a lot of the same thought patterns creating stress, I keep looking. The deeper you look, the more you realize the problem is the thought process itself. Of course, many people point at this. But to change your patterns is another matter altogether. I’m practical. I can’t take general statements by Eckhart Tolle or some other philosopher, guru, psychiatrist, or Buddhist monk and do much with it. I need something hands-on, that works. That ends stress and doesn’t just modify it, or shift it, or bury it. When I found that path, it excited me to no end, because I knew I had something that would end the creation of stress, worry, anxiety, fear, anger, disappointment, and all other negative emotions. It would get to the root cause, and give me a way to change those brain patterns. Then I wanted to share it with the world.
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GIVEAWAY:
Geoffrey Saign will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
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65 comments:

  1. I truly need to buy this book.. thank you....

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    1. If you read it, I hope it help! Let me know!

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  2. Let me know how it works for you, Michele! I'm happy to be on All the Ups and Downs, but you really don't need them in your life. Stability is very possible--spoken by someone who didn't have it for a long time in his life. :)

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  3. This sounds like a very good book.

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    1. Give it a try! I'd love to hear if it helps you.

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  4. Sounds like a good book. I like reading self help books.

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    1. I hope it helps you! It changed my life...

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  5. This sounds like an interesting book and the cover has nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. congrats on the release, this sounds very interesting

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  7. Oh wow. I didn't realize Geoffrey as a multifaceted author.

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  8. This sounds like an interesting and helpful book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. I appreciate all the nice comments! Thank all of you for your interest. Keep on smiling. :)

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  10. How long was the writing process?

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    1. I worked on it for 4-6 months, but I worked on the material for many years before writing it. I used 3 different editors because I wanted the book as easy to understand as possible. Organizing this book was the major challenge.

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  11. I really need to read this book!

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  12. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I think we could all use a little less stress!

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  14. I have bipolar depression with a lot of anxiety. This sounds like a read for me

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  15. i really love this because we all need less stress these days.

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  16. This sounds like a wonderful book. I think its one we all need to read.

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  17. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  18. Sounds like an interesting book. Love the artwork on the cover.

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  19. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  20. This is a book that could be very useful for me right now. Looking forward to reading it!

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  21. What's your all time favorite book?

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  22. Author What makes you smile more :)

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  23. I love to read and this book is one I'm sure I would enjoy. I like the cover too.

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  24. I really hope I can end my anxiety and smile more. I'm looking forward to reading your book and applying to concepts to my life.

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  25. Love the cover and the excerpt sounds amazing.

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  26. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  27. I really like this cover very eye catching

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  28. Do you ever use your own experiences to write a book?

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  29. How many years have you been writing books?

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  30. Do you set an alarm so you don't write for too long at a stretch?

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  31. Do you ever get writer's block?
    If so how do you get through it?

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  32. Do you usually stick with one genre when writing?

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  33. Where is your favorite place to write?

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  34. David HollingsworthAugust 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM

    Which author inspired you to become a writer?

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  35. Is it difficult for you to think of a title and cover for your books?

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  36. How long did it take you to finish this book?

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  37. David HollingsworthAugust 10, 2021 at 5:42 PM

    How do you deal with stress?

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  38. I like that smiling or other methods of interrupting negative thoughts can have positive consequences.

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  39. David HollingsworthAugust 14, 2021 at 4:56 PM

    Ever write a book that didn't do well?

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  40. David HollingsworthAugust 16, 2021 at 2:29 PM

    Has someone ever given you negative feedback on a book you've written?

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  41. Do you ever not been able to finish a book?

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  42. Do you write more or read more?

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  43. David HollingsworthAugust 17, 2021 at 12:23 PM

    How many times you have come up with ideas that didn't work out in the end?

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  44. I would think it would be a challenge to find the right title and cover for your books.

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  45. Where is your favorite place to escape to?

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  46. At what age did you start writing?

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  47. David HollingsworthAugust 21, 2021 at 4:02 PM

    What is the best book you think you've ever written?

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  48. What author do you most like to read?

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  49. When do you start your next book?

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  50. I need to read ---this stress a lot. ugh

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  51. How many pages do you try to write each day?

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  52. Did you always want to be a writer?
    Or did you consider other occupations?

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  53. David HollingsworthAugust 30, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    Is there any book you're written that you now regret?

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  54. sounds like a fun one

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