Featured Authors from the
HEARTMIND WISDOM Collection
Meet BROCK TULLY - Speaker From the Heart
Contributing Author in HEARTMIND WISDOM #1
“Bouncing Back from Brock-Bottom”
At age twenty-three, Brock Tully hit what he refers to as "Brock-bottom." In his mission to help himself and encourage others to be kind, he cycled ten thousand miles throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico—an enlightening, yet grueling feat, he has since repeated twice. His chapter, “Bouncing Back from Brock-Bottom,” is a heartfelt collection of his experiences, reflections and poetry.
Brock is available to speak to groups on the inherent magic and miracles of self and other kindness. His most popular talks include: “Goodbye Bullying; Hello Self!—Preventing School and Cyberspace Bullying.” “Workmates Are People Too!—Boosting Workplace Morale Through Self-Love and Community.” “Head-Heart Alignment—Love YOU, regardless!” “Reflections—A Journey Toward Wholeness and Oneness”
Brock is the founder of the annual World Kindness Concert. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the love of his life, Wilma. His career includes time as a college football and basketball coach, a drug rehabilitation counselor, a recreation therapist, and as an inspirational speaker. Brock can be contacted via www.brocktully.com
Meet TASLIM JAFFER
Contributing Author in HEARTMIND WISDOM #2
“Authenticity: My Angels' Prescription for a Radiant Life”
Already struggling as a new mother, when her own mother passed away, Taslim Jaffer fell apart at the seams. Unable to find the root cause of her anger and tears and tired of being treated like a hypochondriac, Taslim embarked on a self-discovery that propelled her along a path to her true and higher self. By asking questions like, “Who am I missing?” she eventually reconnected with her abandoned wants, needs and gifts.
Taslim, her husband and three children live in Surrey, British Columbia. An ambassador for social change, she devotes her spare time to fundraising and marketing for non-profit organizations. In addition to being a coauthor in this anthology and in Tending Your Inner Garden, Taslim is the author of Tuesdays Tasks: 52 Activities Designed for an Entire Year of Creativity, and numerous magazine articles. She is also the voice behind her award-winning blog, "Let ME Out!!" (www.letmeoutcreative.com)
Contributing Author in HEARTMIND WISDOM #3
"Scorpion in My Bed"
Having walked the beaches of Vancouver, British Columbia with Eckhart Tolle and studied side-by-side with Mooji, MAYTAWEE was spiritually drawn to visit the ancient city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Heeding her impulse to rip up her tourist agenda and toss it away, she wandered among the pathways bordering “the land of smiles” and entered a sacred temple. A young monk’s invitation to tea marks the beginning of many surreal happenings and awakenings for Maytawee.
Her monkey mind well-conditioned, she was vitally aware of her physical being’s need for safety and shelter. Yet, she could not ignore the callings of her heartmind, her soul’s need to fully embrace each moment in peace and with absolute trust and love. Still, deep in the jungle at a Buddhist temple, the sole Westerner among non-English-speaking monks and monk-nuns, initially she struggled to relish these moments without running water, electricity or cell phone connection. Especially, months of moments later, when she knelt on the dirt floor and found a scorpion in her bed of bamboo and cotton.
Formerly known as Maggie Calder-Wilkins, Maytawee is a Buddhist monk-nun, a minister of divinity and sought-after keynote speaker and writer. With a focus on The Buddha Within, her workshops include: Fast Track Energy Release, Ajna Light Brainwave Healing and Mandala Sacred Dance Movement. To connect with Maytawee, visit her website: http://www.maytawee.ca/.