Thursday, January 08, 2009

Welcome Louise Lewis - An Inspirational, Spiritual, Philosophical Author



Louise Lewis

Bio: Louise Lewis is the author of a new book, No Experts Needed: The Meaning Of Life According To You! She has two decades of experience in marketing and advertising, having held senior-level positions on the client, advertising agency, and ad sales sides of the business. Louise considers herself a self-growth junkie, continuing to seek light, love, and wisdom in her daily life. With an innate passion for spiritual growth, she has a strong desire to give back to the world. Along with the inspiration and direction received from Spirit, Louise continues to touch the lives of all she meets. She volunteers at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Louise earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications at California State University in Fullerton. Born and raised in Louisiana, she resides in Southern California.

About the book: Losing a job always delivers a hard blow, but it was especially hard for forty-something author Louise Lewis, one of many victims of the technology industry's dotcom implosion. No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! tells the story of how she pulled herself together and discovered a new life of meaning. Just minutes after being "set free", Lewis, a single woman with a mortgage to pay, sits in the San Jose, California, airport panicking over her future.

While toying with the option of giving into depression, she receives a powerful message from God that instantly releases the weight of her worries. "This is just a new chapter in your life. You hold the pen, I'll guide your hand, and together we'll write one hell of a chapter." Through Spirit's continued involvement, Lewis is inspired to ask normal, everyday people to answer Spirit's question: what is the meaning of life? No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! weaves through a vast collection of spontaneous, thought-provoking answers and inspirational stories that demonstrate how the simple act of listening to Spirit can add meaning to every moment of your life.

Excerpt: I have always believed that everyone has a book in them. They merely have to take a look at their lives, past or present, to realize that life is indeed stranger than fiction. More likely than not, everyone’s lives would make for quite an entertaining story, to say the least.

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595429718

Now Here's What Louise Has to Say Today:

Things happen for a reason…

If you hang around my world for more than two minutes, you will hear me say, “There are no “accidents” in life. Things happen for a reason.”

I’ll ‘fess up…I know that some folks find my repetitive chants annoying. Of course to that I’d say: It’s no accident that I’m annoying you, and I’m doing it for a reason.

As trite as my belief may sound to some, I’ll go one Polly Anna step further and share with you the fact that I believe I can learn from the life events of others. So I listen and watch others very carefully.

In the past few weeks, three events happened in and around my life that have given me a wake up call. All events have to do with health issues. Since I turned a half-century a few months ago, the job of maintaining my health now blinks brighter than ever on my radar screen.

The first event happened this past December. Beverly -- a 50-year old friend of a friend --was found by her co-workers unconscious on the floor of her office. When Beverly woke up, she was in the hospital. Head shaved. And learned that she had already undergone brain surgery. Long story short, the fluid around her brain was not draining and the doctors had to go in and place two drainage shunts.

Weeks later, we – a roomful of other 50-year old gals -- lovingly drilled her about her ordeal. How? What? Why? What caused this? What could you have done to prevent this? Of course, we were really asking: What can I do to stop this from happening to me?

The second event happened earlier this week. It first started by watching Oprah’s confessional show. You may have heard that Oprah has owned up to why she fell off the (weight) wagon. The interview she gave explained the how/why/what about the life events that ultimately led to her regaining the extra weight. Her honesty was inspiring.

Then the next day’s show (beginning her “Best Life” series) had an appearance by Dr. Oz. During the show, he spoke directly to me: “Louise, now that you’re 50, you must get an EKG and a stress test and a colonoscopy!” I replied: “Okay. You have my attention. I’ll book all the appointments right now.”

Did I book the doctor appointments? Hardly. I did anything and everything else under the sun. Why was I avoiding making these calls?

The third event happened two days later…today to be exact.

I received a call from my friend Lindsey, a 53 year-old male. Lindsey began the call by dropping an unexpected bomb. He blurted out, “I had a heart attack the other day.”

My jaw stayed on the ground for a long time. You see, Lindsey has always eaten right. Always active with exercise. Did what you’re supposed to do. That’s what made his news even harder and scarier to comprehend.

As “they” say, things happen in 3s. For me, Beverly, Oprah and Lindsey have been my wake up call to motivate my fingers to grab the phone. As the procrastinator that I am, I needed to hear these stories in order to receive the V8 slap upside the head. I am placing the calls today.

Am I worried…scared…anxious over what all of these future test results may show? You bet. But for me, the fear of the unknown is like being afraid of the dark. It all goes away when I allow in the Light.

Here’s to a happier and healthier year!


“No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!” – Louise Lewis
FREE Read at: http://www.noexpertsneeded.com/



Please welcome Louise with a comment below.

19 comments:

  1. WOW! What an an awesome book. I'm so glad Louise Lewis was able to step up and start a new chapter--literally. I'm a huge fan of "everything happens for a reason" and annoy people with it too-but in the end, they always come back and hole onto the truth--saying, "Everything happens for a reason, right Jenni? You weren't playing with me, right?" LOL! I think as long as you embrace that and realize it, the whole world becomes a happier place! thanks morgan for posting!

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  2. Welcome to my blogspot, Louise. I admire your positive outlook.
    Great post.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
    http://www.morganmandel.com
    Twitter - http://twitter.com/morganmandel

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  3. I always found that the idea of everything hapepning for a reason a bit of a comfort...it says that even in the worst case, God is looking out for you and it'll work out.

    Good luck on those tests!

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  4. Yes ditto on that from me; hope your test results are all good news. I'm 57 and have been to the doctor in 2008 for the first time since 1970. I believe also that everything happens for a reason. I've always wondered about the "whys" of that.
    bill

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  5. Definitely go get the tests done. There are some that are uncomfortable, but it only lasts a short time and the results (even negative ones) are worth that.

    Hope you have a happier and healthier year, as well.

    http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com

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  6. I have long been a believer in the notion that "everything happens for a reason." We may not understand that reason at the time... heck, it may even been years before some things start to make sense, but it never ceases to amaze me the fantastic stories about people who take the reigns of their own destiny in hand after a tragedy like losing their job or coming down with an illness. Dr. Wayne Dyer has been saying for years that the most important thing we could do for ourselves was to follow our calling. Yet so many of us fear doing so because of limitations like finances. "If I write my novel instead of working 60 hours a week, I might be poor..." but in the long run, many of us risk far more in not following our muses.

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  7. I admire your willingness to share your story in order to help motivate other people. I hope many, many people benefit from the wisdom in your book.

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  8. Wow! I want to read more from Louise. Following Spirit's lead is an awesome way to live. When we lost our son, that took on whole new meaning for us. You can see what I mean from our book. But I'll be back for more of Louise. In fact, I'm going to go and bookmark her site right now. Thanks for sharing, Morgan.

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  9. She sounds like a great lady! Thanks for posting this interview. I look forward to hearing more interviews.

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  10. Louise, Thanks for visiting today and sharing your stories. Your books sounds great.

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  11. You are so inspiring Lousie! I believe also that there are no accidents. And when I don't pay attention and something comes at me three times in a row I know then it is time FOR SURE to take action.
    I love it when someone is handed soemthing that is difficult like what happened to you and instead of wallowing, you looked for the blessing. Way to go!
    And God says, "Hell?" HA!
    Barbara Techel
    Author of Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog
    http://www.joyfulpaws.com
    http://www.joyfulpaws.typepad.com
    http://www.frankiethewalknrolldog.blogspot.com

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  12. Good blog--we may look at things a tad differently, but believing in God certainly makes a difference.

    Marilyn
    http://fictionforyou.com

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  13. It's good that you're taking those recent events as a sign and taking the initiative with your health. You really can't go wrong there. Good luck with everything!

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  14. I have believed for many years that everything happens for a reason. We might not figure it out right away, but there is a reason for it. Many times I find myself praying that the Lord will open my eyes and ears to see and hear what it is I'm supposed to learn from something that happens in my life of the lives of those around me.

    Joy Delgado
    http://www.laughing-zebra-children-books.com
    http://goingbeyondreading.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi Louise, and welcome! Does everything happen for a reason? I wish I could share your certitude. Anyway, I admire your work and your upbeat attitude.

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  16. I hate doctors and that's my problem. I believe in self-healing and have been doing it for a few years now but it's the things you can't heal yourself that scares the bejeebies right outta me. Great guest post and an eye-opener.

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  17. Morgan,

    Thank you so much for allowing me to share my story with your blog friends. All I can say after reading these comments is that your blog indeed attracts some wonderful people! They may not be related to you, but I'm sure they don't fall far from 'your' tree.

    Since I was so moved by the response, please indulge me while I send a comment to each. (And please forgive the typos as my fingers feel 100 years old this a.m.!)

    GiddyMomof6-
    We are so on the same page. Read the chapter about meeting Del in Australia. Now a convert, he and all of his neighbors chant: Happening for a reason, huh? .... And WOW to you...6 kids????????

    Cindy -
    Yes, comfort indeed. In times of need, the who/what/why questions are dropped by even this analytical brain. I just Trust, and that helps me Breathe into the next moment.
    Thank you!

    Ok, I'll 'fess up...Coming from the South, I've always wanted to be Scarlett O'Hara. The closest I've come is to use her words as a guide: Tomorrow is another day!
    Thank you!

    Elliott610 -
    You've been lucky/blessed not to have been called to the doctor's office for so long. Of course, for us chicks, our yearly check ups are almost like family reunions :-)
    Thank you!

    Helen Ginger -
    Thank you for the support. I actually did make one of the appts. yesterday. And waiting for referrals for the rest. I'm a tough broad and can handle what they dish out...(that's my story and will try to stick to it!)
    Thank you!

    Jenny Beans -
    What can I say...You said it best. Ditto!
    Thank you!

    Phyllis Zimbler Miller -
    Thank you. I believe when we strip away our armor. Take off our mask. And share our story with others, we then get closer to being One.
    Thank you!

    Sharon - inspiring stories -
    You're very sweet. And I'm so sorry for your loss; I'll look up your book. You might need tissues when you read the chapter: "How Would Daddy Answer?" (They are always with us.)
    Thank you!

    Katie Hines -
    No, not great. Just had the "stones" to overcome Ego. I'll work up to being 'great' one day :-)
    Thank you!

    Debra St. John -
    Truly, it's been my pleasure.
    Thank you!

    Barbara Techel -
    Thank you! The best thing (so far) about being a half-century old is living in the land of FOR SURE. Love it!

    F.M. Meredith -
    Viva la difference! Let's teach the young folk how to agree to disagree.
    Thank you!

    Joy -
    You and I were separated at birth...My prayer is exactly the same: Help me keep my ears, eyes, heart open to Your Word. (Great minds thinking alike!)
    Thank you!

    Bob Sanchez -
    I love your question: Does everything happen for a reason? I can tell you this much..I can listen to most anyone's 'troubles' and with their participation, begin to "peel the onion" of their situation.

    At about layer 3 or 4, they begin to realize that their own actions, their reactions, their responses have always been 'a choice' they made.

    I think it's Dr. Phil who poses a question like: How did you contribute to that (bad) thing that happened? For me, it's about first accepting responsibility for my actions. (It's truly helped that I live by the pointing finger theory.)
    Thank you!

    Boomer Chick -
    Yes, I agree on the self-healing (holistic) way to health. The 'unknown' is what gets my bejeebies dancing!
    Thank you!


    You are all so wonderful. Let's all have a kickass '09!

    take care,
    Louise Lewis, author
    "No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!"

    FREE Read at: www.noexpertsneeded.com

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  18. Thank you, Louise, for being open to listen then for sharing it with the world.

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  19. Thank you, Louise, for being open to listen then for sharing it with the world.

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