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Abundantly Encouraged: A Book Review of Derek Rydall’s “The Abundance Project”

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels INTRODUCTION Have you been to a book club? In my experience, this is what they’re like.   There’s a selected chapter weekly or a book monthly. Then you meet to either analyze it or answer designated questions.   Sound normal to you?   The last one I attended (virtually because of COVID, of course) was for The Abundance Project: 40 Days to More Wealth, Health, Love, and Happiness , by Derek Rydall. I will admit that calling it a book club doesn't do it justice because we did more than just read, analyze, and answer questions.   Turns out, it was a book transformational study.   My friend Sandy Munroe made sure we took Rydall’s challenges to heart with her group. Then we described our experiences, providing support for one another and piggybacking off each other’s observations. In addition, we concluded with a meditation to bring that chapter’s lessons to a close.   It was heartening to watch the growth with my group members by the end, including myse

"Suicide Prevention": A Spoken Word #WorthyVideo Post

Hey there #worthyreaders! As you should know by now, I have been doing my Spoken Word #WorthyVideo series where I've been sharing one poem from each section of my poetry collection in the hopes of spreading some inspiration and hope during these difficult times. It's called Rise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook (Revised Edition) and you can find it on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Scribd. The book itself is about celebrating different kinds of love, which I thought would be good right now since I think love is what's really going to help us get through this. There are five sections: You - "Pride" Them - I haven't shared anything from that yet. We'll be doing that today! Life - "Fish, Cheese, and Forty-Two" God - "Senses" Me - "Self-Care" Today I'll be reading "Suicide Prevention." I thought this one would be a good one because with everything going on - the coronavirus, COVID, staying at home, quarantine, and