Monday, February 28, 2011

Virtual Book Tour to Teach Highly-sensitive People How to Avoid Being Detrimentally Affected by Energy Overload

Yvonne Perry's virtual tour for her book, WHOSE STUFF IS THIS? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You, launches today.

Anywhere there is a crowd of people, there is abundant energy, both positive and negative. Those who assist with victim protection, do police or detective work, have served in war zones, operate as healers, clergy members, or psychics, have careers at hospitals, clinics, or hospice centers deal with an overload of emotional energy. Many of them feel depleted, overwhelmed, nervous, depressed, or angry; they may feel as though someone is watching or following them; they may hear voices, see shadows, or have a difficult time finding mental or emotional peace. Many of these individuals know that something is not quite “normal” since not everyone is adversely affected by going into public and not everyone picks up on the thoughts, feelings, or pain of those around them to such a degree. They may not know they are carrying or attaching to someone else’s energy, but would love to stop the emotional, physical, and mental turmoil they encounter on a regular basis.

For those who experience this type of intuitive or empathic fatigue, Yvonne Perry’s book, WHOSE STUFF IS THIS?, provides spiritual exercises and information to help sensitive people distinguish their personal energy from that of another person; clear their energy field; raise their vibration; shield themselves from detrimental energy; and find relief from emotional storms and empathic fatigue.

“Being a well-developed empathic or intuitive person does not mean you have to stop showing compassion. Quite the contrary,” writes Nashville author Yvonne Perry in her new book. “But an empath must begin to care for their own needs before they can learn to use their intuitive ability as a tool for guidance without paying a personal price.”

With a foreword and a chapter contributed by psychotherapist, Dr. Caron B. Goode, ED.D., NCC, DAPA, this book provides a fresh perspective on the psychological aspect of empathy and intuition.

“Some of the characteristics that empaths display can also be diagnosed as ADD, agoraphobia, bipolar disorder, or clinical depression,” says Dr. Goode. “Most doctors and counselors are not aware that empathy fatigue exists, much less how to treat it, but this intuitive overload is a very real problem to energy-sensitive people.” Caron is the author of The Art & Science of Coaching Parents, Raising Intuitive Children, and Kids Who See Ghosts - Guide Them Through Their Fears.

Every sensitive person, regardless of how they come to interact with negative energy, could benefit from your book and learning how to detach and screen out the emotions and pain of others while remaining compassionate and effective as a healer or friend, mother, or coworker.” says Denise Demaras, an artist and holistic spiritual health counselor, who endorses the book. “So many people don't understand how or even notice the effect that others have on their moods or health. Suddenly they are mean and cranky, sad or sick, every time they are in the company of a certain person.”

From February 28 through March 28, Yvonne plans to be a guest on more than twenty blogs where she will post helpful material. From how and why she wrote and published the book, to informative articles on empathy, intuition, spiritual/psychic gifts, and exercises to help energy-sensitive people clear and protect their auric fields, all visitors will read something new each day as they follow the tour from blog to blog. Audio clips, YouTube videos, written interviews, radio interviews, book excerpts, and media releases are also planned in the lineup. Yvonne will be available at each blog for readers to ask questions. See the tour schedule at

Yvonne is a graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics. For forty years she was enmeshed with the dogma of religion that her family and church leaders passed down to her. Before she had a label for her empathetic ability, she called herself a prayer warrior. While praying for others she took on their suffering until it severely challenged her emotional and physical well-being. Embracing a different path and belief system, she now openly uses the gift of empathy to help others heal their lives. See her full bio at .

PURCHASE paperback book, Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings,and Energy of Those Around You at The e-book version is also available for Kindle, iPhone, iPad, and other digital reading devices.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tour Schedule for Empathetic People

I am on tour for my new book, Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You. It's not a typical book tour that drives all over town from one bookstore to another signing copies of the book. Instead, it is an online blog tour and you are cordially invited to come along with me as I drop by more than twenty blogs.

At each stop, I will leave audio clips, video clips, written interviews, links to radio interviews, book excerpts, media releases, and content-rich articles. Visitors get to read something new each day as they follow the book tour from blog to blog.

Topics include the following:
  • Authors Must Learn to Sell What They Write
  • Clearing Your Energy Field
  • Detaching Politely Before You Reach Your Limit
  • Empathic Babies, Children, and Teens
  • How I Published My Book on Empathy Fatigue
  • Identifying Your Own Energy
  • Setting Boundaries with People
  • Stories from an Empath
  • Why I Wrote a Book for Empaths
  • 5 Steps for Developing Your Intuition
  • Characteristics of an Untrained Empath
  • Difference Between Empathy and Intuition, The
  • Excerpts from the book
  • Gift of Intuition Reveals a Sister’s Secret, The
  • Influence Ghosts Have Upon Human Emotions, The
  • Make the Voices Stop!
  • Psychology of Empathy, The
  • Q&A Interview with the Author
  • Temper Tantrums ~ An Opportunity to Teach Your Child How to Process Emotions
  • There’s a Ghost in Our House. Can We Keep Him?
  • Understanding Empathy
  • What Is an Empath?
  • When Fear Turns into an Anxiety Problem
  • Why I Chose to Self-publish My Book About Empathic Overload

Here is the tour schedule:

Join the pre-tour warm-up on Wednesday, February 23 as Dr. Caron Goode and Yvonne Perry chat with @LynnSerafinn on Garden of the Soul Radio at 6 p.m. UK Time, 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

Another running start for the tour is on Saturday, February 26 Joyce Shafer will share an article in her State of Appreciation Newsletter: Follow @JoyceShafer.

Monday, February 28 - The Shift Guru Barbara Joye will host an article by Yvonne titled "5 Steps for Developing your Intuition" Follow @TheShiftGuru.

Tuesday, March 1 - Joanne Sprott (@muselady11) will host Yvonne on Beyond Words Radio Show at Believe in the Moment radio

Wednesday, March 2 - Carol Denbow (@author101) will share an article titled “Why Yvonne wrote the book” on her blog, A Book Inside

Thursday, March 3- @positivepresent Dani will post an article: "Psychology of Empathy" on her blog, Positively Present

Friday, March 4 - Irene Conlan @ieconlan has an article: "Setting Boundaries with People" to share on The Self Improvement Blog.

Saturday, March 5 - Shelagh Jones @SpiritusShelagh will be hosting an audio interview with Yvonne for her Spiritus blog.

Sunday, March 6 - Penny Ehrenkranz @pennyehrenkranz Article: "How Yvonne Published the Book" on One Writer's Journey

Monday, March 7 - Doreen Pendgracs @wizardofwords will be sharing an article from Yvonne titled: "Why I Chose to Self-publish My Book About Empathic Overload." See

Tuesday, March 8 - Nickolove Lovemore @nickolove Skyline Coaching Blog has a video clip, an excerpt from the book, an article “Clearing Your Energy Field,” and a book review.

Wednesday, March 9 - Callie Carling @moonpoppy shares a video, book review, and article on her blog, Empowered Healer

Thursday, March 10 - Irene Conlan (@ieconlan) hosts Yvonne on The Self Improvement Radio Show.

Friday, March 11 - Dr. Caron Goode @parent_coach shares an interview with Yvonne & a video on the Academy for Coaching Parents International

Saturday, March 12 - Dr. Caron Goode will be joining Shelagh Jones @SpiritusShelagh for an audio interview about the psychology of empathy. See Spiritus blog.

Monday, March 14 - Soulmate Coach Crystal @soulmatecoachc shares an article about detaching politely

Tuesday, March 15 - Lisa Jackson @lisajjackson shares her question & answer interview on Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews

Wednesday, March 16 - Pat Bertram @PatBertram has an article, “ Stories from an Empath,” on Dragon My Feet:

Thursday, March 17 has two stops: Elizabeth Bennett @PeerAbuse will post an article: “Empathy in Children and Teens” on AND Barbara Techel @joyfulpaws shares a YouTube video on Joyful Paws

Friday, March 18 - Barbara Joye (@TheShiftGuru) will share her interview with Yvonne on her Creative Cafe Radio Show:

Monday, March 21 - Reno Lovison Marketing Communications Services presents an article “Authors Must Learn to Sell What They Write” on his Business Card to Business Blog: Follow @renoweb

Tuesday, March 22 - Anne Lyken-Garner @esther96 has a media release on

Wednesday, March 23 - Dr. Caron Goode @parent_coach presents a book excerpt and press release on her blog, Kids Who See Ghosts

Thursday, March 24 - Faith Ranoli interviews Yvonne on @positiveradio Heart and Home Radio Show

Friday, March 25 - Vonnie Faroqui @inkslngrswhmz has an article on Ink Slinger's Whimsey blog

Monday, March 28 - Dr. Caron Goode @parent_coach shares a book excerpt on Raising Intuitive Children blog

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Five Simple Steps for Developing Intuition

I believe everyone is intuitive regardless of background. I’m not saying that everyone has the makings of being a psychic medium, but we are all born with a varying degree of intuitiveness. I’m sure you can think of a time when you have experienced an inner knowing, voice, vision, or feeling that instructed you not to go in a certain direction, or to make a particular decision, or perhaps you knew when someone was lying to you.
While we are born with intuition, we can choose to either shut it out and ignore it or listen to this guidance and allow it to become clearer. By choosing to develop your intuition, you can gain insight into daily situations and make more informed decisions throughout your life.

Some ways to tap into your intuition include the following:

Grounding. Electricity always needs to be grounded in order not to overload. We have an electric field around us that houses our personal energy. It can be grounded to the Earth through walks in nature, working in the garden, or visualizing a cord of light extending from root chakra (an energy vortex near the tail bone) or your feet into the Earth.
Meditation. To find your intuitive self, you have to be alone in order to get to know who you are, but many times we are too busy to tune into the inner voice of guidance. Meditation or silence allows us to hear our intuition. A lot of people think meditation is a state of not having any thoughts but the idea is to let the thoughts come and go without being attached to them. You will know when you have tapped into higher wisdom. The goal in meditation is to let go and just be.

Conscious breathing is very balancing, calming, and beneficial. It refreshes every cell in our body as we take in oxygen. Five minutes of deep breathing while counting your inhalations and exhalations can help restore a sense of calmness and regulate the heartbeat. Controlling and counting the breaths develops the concentration and focus needed to manage mental noise. Do this while sitting in a comfortable position with your spine straight.
Writing or journaling allows us to clear our minds of distracting thoughts and get down to what is really bothering us. This is when we can begin to see the solutions that come from within. Before beginning your writing session, light a candle and ask for guidance. Then, write whatever comes into your head. You may be surprised at what you read later.

Yoga is one of the best modalities because it incorporates grounding, centering, breathing, and exercise while connecting with the Divine. Even if only for a few minutes, this will help open the chakras and refresh your mind and body.

If you want to learn how to manage your intuitive gift and clear your energy field, begin to nurture your body, mind, and spirit. Your time and attention to the spiritual aspect of who you are will bring forth the knowledge of your inner self.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Intuitive Counselor Discusses Spiritual Gifts in Children

The psychic aspect of the mind is a normal, natural function and resource that can be developed and employed to enhance one's daily living. My guest today tells how intuition can be developed over time and with practice until it flows effortlessly.

Donna Seebo lives in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, in Washington State. Her quiet South Sound retreat is a welcome and refreshing contrast to her busy professional schedule. As an author, publisher, lecturer, and renown mental practitioner and counselor, Donna travels extensively each year. Her speaking engagements, radio/television appearances and counseling to businesses and private individuals takes her all over the United States. Donna's extraordinary mind skills have placed her into a lifestyle that reflects the wonderful opportunities that await anyone who is willing to believe in a positive self image.

In part one of our interview, she answers the following questions:
  • What is intuition and why is it so important?
  • How are psychic abilities like the spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible?
  • Why do some people not trust this form of guidance?
  • How did you develop your intuition?
Click the arrow in the player below to hear part one:

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In part two, Donna shares her children's book, God's Kiss, and her CD program, Mind Magic, designed to teach individuals to develop their own mind powers to enhance their daily lives and personal relationships. These CDs may be ordered by calling 800-872-8852. Donna likes to "Light Up Your Life with a Little Bit of Insight" on The Donna Seebo Show, which is heard live on, Station 1, from 3-4 pm, Monday through Friday, Pacific Time. Listeners are welcome to call the toll free number (888) 815-9756 to get an intuitive reading on air.

Click the arrow in the player below to hear part two:

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Soul Groups and Heaven

Is heaven a literal place or a metaphorical term that represents an idea of utopia? Maybe neither; maybe both. My nine-year-old grandson, Sidney, recently gave me a profound description of what heaven is like.

According to Sidney heaven has many different places in which souls may choose to live upon leaving their human body. There is a place for those who follow Jesus and a place for those who pray to Mother Mary, and yet other places for those who adhere to different belief systems. The main thing is each soul is able to find comfort and explore new opportunities by visiting any part of heaven it wants.

This theory about heaven seems to confirm that whatever belief system or mindset we have in place when we leave the body is carried over into the afterlife. I spoke about this in my book, More Than Meets the Eye ~ True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife. It also gives credence to my thoughts that heaven (and/or hell) is whatever we create in our minds. Just like our experience on earth, our experience in the afterlife can be anything we want it to be.

Sidney’s insight is also in line with a verse in the Bible (John 14:1-3) where Jesus said, "In my father's house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for thee. And where I am, there you may be also.” John 17:24 records Jesus as saying, "Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am."

Whom you have given me? Is it possible that some soul groups belong to Jesus and others “belong” to different ascended masters? Maybe we are students assigned to classrooms and these masters are our teachers this semester of life. Definitely food for thought.

We have the ability to make choices while in the body. From what I’ve read about people who have died and come back (near-death experience), free will and consciousness continue after a soul leaves the body. It’s more than a theory that disembodied souls are able to visit humans. I share that experience with many others who report seeing, hearing, sensing, and interacting with ghosts.

Whether heaven is a literal place or not, it is still comforting to know that we can be with the ones we love in the afterlife.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Intuition Brings Situational Awareness

Have you ever thought about how important a role your children’s intuition plays in keeping them safe? Intuition is a clear flow of information aligned with our highest path and purpose. Because intuition brings situational awareness, children who listen to and follow the divine guidance have a lesser chance of falling victim to predatory acts. Why? Because they know when something doesn’t feel right about a place or situation, or when someone is not safe to be around.

We are energy-sensitive beings and I believe intuition is an instinct given to us for protection. All animals, including humans, have the ability to sense danger. Our ancestors used their intuition to know where to find food, when to hide or flee, and to predict a change in weather. All these sensory abilities were crucial to their survival. Unfortunately, many people today do not trust their intuition. Animals also use their intuition to determine whether or not someone is to be trusted. I’ve seen dogs display aggression toward a particular animal or human and then demonstrate friendly behavior to a complete stranger.

Babies are born with a basic intuition that will develop if encouraged rather than squelched. You may have noticed that a young infant may reach his arms out to a family member he has never met and then cry if another family member tries to pick him up. Watch for these cues. Many times adults teach children to devalue this protective gift by telling them that what they sense, see, or feel is not to be trusted. Forcing a child to go with someone he seems hesitant about causes him to mistrust the intuitive sense that could very well save his life later on.

The best way to teach your child to trust his intuition is by setting an example. There may have been times when you have been in a public setting and sensed something creepy about a person in line next to you. Perhaps the man was eyeing you or your child, or just standing too close for comfort. Did you take action in this situation? Did you mention it to your child? If not, a lesson could have been missed. You don’t want to frighten your child, but when you get to your car you could say something like, “Did you notice how that man was looking at us in the store? That made me feel uncomfortable and I would not want to talk to him. I feel safe when I pay attention to my feelings.”

We can instill self-confidence in our children and teach them how to be aware of their surroundings, avoid dangerous places, and not put themselves into situations where they may be harmed. That includes the Internet where pedophiles can easily access innocent children. Most child crimes are committed when children are allowed unsupervised access to the Internet. Be aware that many interactive video games are connected to the Internet. Teach your children what to watch for and remind them to never give their name, address, email address, phone number, or other identifying information on to anyone online unless they first ask you for permission. Make sure they are not visiting chat rooms or exchanging emails with someone they or you don’t personally know and trust.

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” You can learn to trust your intuition and use common sense to protect yourself and your children. This inner guidance that tells them who or what is and is not safe is accessible and with them all their lives even when you cannot be. Teach them to honor this ability and stay safe.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Teaching Children to Read

A child learns to love reading by learning to enjoy books when he is very young. Most babies like to spend time sitting in an adult's lap even if their attention span is too short to finish reading an entire book. As you can see in the picture of my grandsons (19 months and 15 months), they enjoy reading the pictures without an adult!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Second Chance to Go into the Light

by Caron Goode

We all tend to by fascinated by what the afterlife holds. Do they cross over into the light? Do souls go to a place called heaven or hell? Do they stay earthbound?

No one knows for sure what happens to people after they die, but some of the best answers to these questions comes from mediums who interact with ghosts. I have had some direct experiences that have given me first-hand information, and I have tapped into the other side many times in my intuitive work with clients over the years. Some are children, who give information that sheds light on this topic.

When we first leave the body, we retain the persona of that lifetime but eventually we cross over and get into our higher soul awareness that incorporates all the persona's we've had from all lifetimes.

From what I’ve read in When Ghosts Speak by Mary Ann Winkowski, the tunnel of light is opened at the moment of death and this window of opportunity remains open for a short while in which a soul can make a choice to go into the light or stay in the earth plane. Some people cross over almost immediately upon transitioning, probably because they were more spirituality evolved and had all their loose ends tied up. Others take too much time deciding and miss their chance and thus become earth bound.

Mary Ann is the consultant for the creators of the CBS show, The Ghost Whisperer, in which Jennifer Love Hewitt stars. Mary Ann has seen and communicated with earthbound souls since she was four years old and is known for being able to create the light and give earthbound souls a second chance to cross over. In her book, she gives several reason why souls do not cross over immediately:

• They are attached to things such as jewelry, cars, houses, furniture, or places where they lived, found comfort, or died

• They fear judgment or punishment on the other side

• They are seeking revenge or pursuing justice

• They want to protect the living

• They are busybodies who don’t want to leave

We have free will while in body on Earth, and we still have free will in the afterlife. So it’s really up to us to choose whether to cross over or stay earthbound. For souls who missed their first window of opportunity, Mary Ann says they can find a second chance at a funeral home, graveside service, or morgue where lies a body that has recently died. The passage of light that is there for that soul can be shared by other souls. This is good information to have if you are one who is visited by ghosts seeking help with crossing over.

For more information, you might enjoy reading More Than Meets the Eye True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife. Purchase on
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Reading for a Good Cause

My grandson, Sidney, is the inspiration behind the book I wrote titled The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. This past weekend, I got to visit with him in his home where I noticed a certificate attached to their refrigerator. Sid made the A Honor Roll this semester. He was the only student in his class and one out of seven in the entire fourth grade at his school to earn the status. Here is a photo of him holding the certificate.

He is also participating in a read-a-thon to raise money for his librarian, Sue Hasse, who is trying her best to survive brain and lung cancer. Some friends set up a Caring Bridge page for her ( In support of everything that Mrs. Hasse has done for children and helping them learn to love reading, the community is holding a Beat Cancer Read-a-thon. They hope to raise money by reading 2,500 books between January 17 and February 17, 2011. Sponsors can donate money for each book read or by a flat donation. I’m giving $5 per book that Sidney reads. He says he can read five chapter books in one month—pretty ambitious for a 10-year-old boy, but he does come from a family of writers and readers. He is already on his fourth book!

If you would like to sponsor Sidney and help his librarian beat cancer, you can send Mary Kelley a check made out to CaringBridge. Email Mary for her mailing address: Even if you can’t sponsor financially, you can still help Sue by sending her positive energy for healing.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Awards in Scouts

Scouting is a positive experience for most kids. I was a girl scout and loved earning badges and going camping, hiking, and doing things with the group.
My mom was the den master for my brother's Cub Scout troop.Back then, girls couldn't participate in the public events such as the Pinewood Derby, but things have changed. They have a girl's division for competition! 

McKevlin’s Cub Scout troop participated in the Pinewood Derby this weekend. With their dad’s help, he and sister made cars. Keilie's is pink and McKevlin's is the gray shark (see photo). McKevlin’s car won in every round in his division. I guess it helps to have a dad who is an auto mechanic!

Tonight, the troop had an awards ceremony and McKevlin brought home three trophies for his shark car. One for 1st place in his division (all the Tigers and Wolves), another for boys’ 3rd place, and another for the best design. He also earned a baseball belt loop and his bobcat badge (see photo).

The Tiger boys brought in the flags for the opening and closing of the pack meeting. In the video, you will see McKevlin carrying a flag (or trying to!) into the opening.

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