Thank you for picking up this little book from the book shelf. Congratulations, you've made a wise choice. This book may not be the biggest or the thickest book on the shelf, but don't underestimate what it will do for you. If you're holding it in your hands, then be sure it has chosen you to work with, and not the other way around. Everything happens for a reason, even if not apparent at the time. As you will learn as we travel on your journey through this book, you will at some point have drawn this little book towards you, and that is why without doubt you're reading these words now....
In this gem of a spiritual book, Lisa Whitehead invites her readers to take very practical daily steps in order to transform their daily lives from a stressful blur into a truly joyful and fulfilling adventure. Lisa manages to convey profound spiritual wisdom in a delightfully warm and accessible way. I was totally charmed by her wit and wisdom. This little book is packed full of practical spirituality. It is a true gem from a master of living joyfully. This book is a refreshingly down to earth and very practical spiritual guide to living a truly miraculous life. I just loved the practical spiritual wisdom contained in this gem of a book.
--Jason Chan | Author of The Radiant Warrior (Hay House 2009). Voted Most Inspirational Individual in 2008 by readers of Kindred Spirit Magazine
I think that Lisa has written a charming book that offers a fun and easy guide to 'Awakening'. I love the way she keeps it simple, interactive and inspirational. No one can force you to turn on to life, it has to be your choice. I reckon that choosing to read this book is a great start.
--Melvyn Carlile | CEO Mind Body Spirit Ltd ~
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Love your book Lisa. It might be small but absolutely full of fizz. I would recommend it to anyone.
-Jill Poet I Healthy Life Essex
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful & inspiring, 8 Feb 2013
Get a Life! - the guide book (Paperback)
This wee book came along at precisely the right moment in my life - it is easy to dip in & out of at will. The content is uplifting & often makes me smile, giving me an answer when I hadn't even asked the question! It travels with me now, just in case I need a Lisa inspired injection of positivity.
I have recommended this book to friends, who are travelling with me on their journey in life & I will continue to do so. Thank you Lisa for your inspiration & positive view on life.
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the life YOU choose!, 10 Jan 2013
Fabulous book! I started with the intention of reading one chapter a day, but found myself reading the whole book in the first day! There are exercises at the end of each chapter and I am now going to go back and read one chapter a day and do the corresponding exercise - and I'm looking forward to it! This little book didn't preach new ideas at me, but I found it taught me a new way of looking at things and a way of noticing things that happen every day and observing them and their 'lesson' in a much more positive way. It puts you firmly in control of your
thoughts and gives you tools to go about create the life you choose to
experience - loved it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing, 7 Jan 2013
Get a Life! - the guide book (Paperback) A great book
very easy to follow the writer deals with everyday issues it is as if she knows you personally. The exercises are practical. A life changing book would recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, 6 Jan 2013
Get a Life! - the guide book (Paperback) This is the
sort of book that once you pick it up, it won't let you put it down. You will agree with every single point and wonder why you have let your life become so difficult. Let this book guide you back to having the life you want, not the one you think you want!.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the soul, 19 April 2013
This is probably going to sound derogatory but it is quite the opposite: I love reading this little book in the loo! Rather than reading it cover to cover, I have been dipping into it to see what message the book will give me each time. It's quite remarkable how the sections have spoken to me at exactly the moment when the message I have arbitrarily chosen was one I needed to read. The author has a lovely, chatty style and her suggestions and thoughts as to how to live each day to the full are inspiring and thought-provoking. This would make a great gift too - a stocking-filler type gift for folks in your life who consider - or who need to be encouraged to consider - that the universe has abundant gifts and that we must recognise and build on the blessings we have. The book has a beautifully uplifting tone - good for the soul.
Get a Life., 21 Jun 2013
I love this little book. It gives practical ways to keep positive and opens you up to alternative thinking. I also like the way Lisa writes. I found it very easy to read and also that it explained a lot of things in ways that would be appealing to people. There are a lot of Mind Body Soul books saying similar sort of things but I found the way Lisa put things across was very individual and upbeat! Well done Lisa, I would definitely recommend it. I think the book is good for all ages which is another bonus.
5.0 out of 5 stars **** Inspirational read ****, 31 May 2014 - This review is from: Get a Life! - the guide book (Paperback) The first thing I did once I finished reading this book was to de-clutter my bedroom! In a book that is not only readable and enjoyable but also inspirational and thought-provoking, Lisa Whitehead managed to get me to do something I've been meaning to do for months.
In concise, yet unpretentious, language the author takes us through simple steps to help us feel better, live better and interact better. A highly recommended read for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life but prefers to start with small, uncomplicated steps - a book that can be read in one or two sittings, and revisited every time we need a reminder about how simple it can be to improve our lives.
Daniela I. Norris "Reader, Writer, Wonderer, ... (Geneva, Switzerland and Toronto, Canada)
5.0 out of 5 stars Be Your Own Life Coach!, 17 May 2014
This review is from: Get a Life! - the guide book (Paperback) This book can assist anyone in becoming his/her own life coach! There are small readings, with powerful messages, followed by thought-provoking questions. When the reader/participant takes the time to reflect on the readings and write how these can have a meaningful impact in one's own life, important lessons can be learned. If you are interested in growing emotionally and spiritually, through contemplative journaling, I highly recommend his book.
Deborah Lloyd (Asheville, NC)
I like to think I’ve got a pretty cool-ass life, so
when I heard that the awesome Lisa Whitehead, therapist, inspir-o-speaker and
coach had written a book telling me to Get a Life, my first thought was, ‘this
isn’t for me, I rock at life’ turns out I was wrong. I mean I’m good at life,
but I’m not so good that I’m not open to a li’l helping hand to make it rock
harder, and this book will most deffo do that.
Lisa, who used to be a super-swank business woman for the likes of Sears,
Boots and Barclays, took a huge-ass leap o’ faith to follow her heart and start
her own buisness – Get a Life – this book
is her guide to helping us find our soul purpose and do what makes our heart
sing and our spirt soar – there is nothing not to love about a book that does
Describe yourself in a tweet…
corporateclone turned tree hugging nut! Opening hearts and changing lives
You’re book is called Get a Life – I’m guessing the clue is in the
title – but what’s the book about?
The book is collection of my
day-to-day observations on life, just as they came to me as I meandered along my
journey. I’ve focused on how you can look at what you may think of as mundane
and ordinary- differently, turning every moment into something extraordinary,
juicy and magical.
The book talks about discovering our soul purpose, what is that, and
how do we know it when we find it?
For me, I believe we all have a
‘Purpose’ or a reason our Soul showed up on Earth this time around. We all have
a special gift to bring to the World, we know when we’re “Being on Purpose” by
the way life flows, doors just open where there weren’t doors before. We just
have an inner knowing, a feeling , everything just falls into place and we feel
fulfilled, worthwhile, meaningful.
You’ve got a lot of strings to your bow, Miss L – what made you
decide to add author to the list?
I have had a love of writing for
years, even as a child I loved creative writing, storytelling and reading, ( I’m
a complete bookworm too, which some people may find surprising) When I was
little,I even used to ask the teacher if I could tell the story to the younger
children in the quiet corner at infant school, so I guess all along I had a need
to tell a story and share it with the World.
As a teenager I wrote a daily journal, even into my 30′s I would capture
daily musings. Infact the first book I started was “from corporate clone to tree
hugging nut” around 8 years ago, its still a work in progress and is far more
autobiographical than “Get a Life!-the guide book” I feel its time will come,
but I guess I’ve got more of my journey yet to unfold before the full story can
Get a Life! the guide book, came about from the
great response I received to my blog and really captures that style of
observational writing. I feel its important to get the message out there that
this life can be full of magical,juicy and abundant possibility, all it takes is
positive belief. Even the most difficult situations in our life have a gift for
us, its just the wise woman or man that takes the time to spot it.
I’ve always felt that books capture a magical energy , the thoughts and
feeling of the author, spilled out over the page, a gift for the reader and for
the future,I guess its a legacy in a way.
I’m a big fan of Shakespeare, imagine if he’d never bothered to put quill and
ink to parchment? we would have been denied of his genius and we would have
never been able to glimpse the world though his eyes.
Having a book published is also a tick off of my bucket list!
How long did it take you from idea in your head/heart, to published
The writing part itself took around 4 months I guess, I was
lucky to be offered a contract very soon after, but hung around a few months,
re-writing and editing, before finally going ahead! I guess all in all its taken
about 12 -18 months.
Did you have an agent or did you go it alone when looking for a
I did consider having an agent, but when I asked around,
and did my own research, I decided the best way for me was to get out there and
do it myself, it seems to have worked for me.
Can you describe your writing process please? Do you have any
particular rituals? good luck charms or talisman?
I do have preferred
areas of the house to write in, I often ask the universe what to write about
next, and what would be of most use to the reader. Signs and symbols come in all
shapes and sizes, as you’ll no doubt pick up if you read the book… One chapter
even came about from the writing on the inside of my sparkly gold shoes ( cant
beat a bit of sparkle!)
To get me into a creative head and heart space for writing, I like to light
candles, burn incense or esstential oil, I’m generally surrounded by crystals
and buddha’s ( but that’s pretty much describes every rooom in Holly House!) I
also use angel cards to stimulate writing topics, If I get stuck I walk out in
nature, I’m truly blessed to live in rural Lincolnshire, so I’m surrounded by
the beautiful countryside……ultimately the universe has a way of pointing stuff
out and getting it onto keyboard or paper!
Tell us about the moment you first saw your book in
Ha ha! well I wasn’t the first to see it! I was down at Earls
Court at Cam Expo working, when my gorgeous man rang me to say a box had arrived
for me, I hadn’t ordered anything so was a little surprised… Then I realised it
must be my book! The gorgeous man opened it and sent me a BBM with a piccy of
it! I had to wait until the Sunday evening at 11pm when I arrived home and held
it in my hands for the first time ( I make it sound like my baby, my baby is
about to turn 20 so its hardly the same) but all I can say is I felt a huge well
of emotion rise up and my eyes had some sort of leakage type affair going on!
Now, I cant tell you if that was lack of sleep in a very noisy, hotel in London
and three long days at Earls Court, or if it was a moment of sheer joy at the
magical and abundant manifestation of a long held dream…
What’s your life mantra?
Love is the answer… now what was
Do what makes your heart sing and spirit soar!
Quick fire round: what’s your
Book? Oooh so hard as there are so many…
erm… Life is a gift by the late Gill
Author? Too many to mention, but I’m sure the list
would include: Shakespeare, DH Lawrence, Charles Dickens, Wayne Dyer and Dan
Millman ( I know quite a mixed bunch)
book to movie? Harry
Potter,Lord of the rings, Tess of the Dubervilles, Way of the peacful
Place to write? In the lounge at Holly House, with a
roaring fire, my buddhas and crystals around and Nag champa or moldavite incense
Writing equipment? Net book generally, sometimes
pencil and notebook.
Writing ensemble? whatever takes my
fancy at the time.
What’s next in the world o’ Miss L?
mmm… Very good
question… More workshops, maybe some more writing… And im told by many a mystic
friend lots and lots of travel, including America ( I allow the opportunity to
flow forth )
I’m a tattoo-splashed, burlesque-lovin’, belly-dancin’,
1940s stylin’ rockabilly princess who writes make-life-better words for love AND
money. I drink a lot of green tea. Oh, and pink champagne although not together,
that would be all kinds of wrong. I kiss my hot viking beau. I believe in love
and pretty, pretty shoes. I’m rarely seen without hot pink lipstick, I have an
amazing ability to accessorise and I’m crazy-passionate about cheerleading
lady-kind to become badass, embrace their awesomeness and become mistress of
their destiny, and their wardrobe too, obv.
“Only as high as I reach can I grow
Only as far as I seek can I go
Only as deep as I look can I see
Only as much as I dream can I be”
― Karen Ravn