Archive for September, 2010

Upcoming Events

1. Author Reading and Signing
Self Connection Bookstore, 4611 Bowness Road NW, Calgary
Saturday, October 16, 2:00 p.m.
I will join other authors for Independents Day at Self Connections.  Readings from my book will be enhanced with the power-point version. Learn about your invisible bodies that house your feelings, thoughts and soul.  For children and adults. Questions welcomed.  A free and stimulating afternoon is promised!

2. Workshop: Understanding Ourselves as Energy Fields: a primer to Healing Touch
Knox United Church, 506 4th Street SW, Calgary
Saturday, October 23, 9:30 – 4:30
Experience activities and discussion about invisible bodies which house our feelings, thoughts and soul.  This workshop is designed for those who work with children and youth, and anyone curious about energy healing.  The CD version of Your Invisible Bodies is included in the registration cost of $50. To register contact me at
shmontgo@telus.net or403-246-2508
Cheques are payable to Knox United Church, and can be mailed to me at 2622 26 Street SW, Calgary, T3E 2A9

3. Calgary Children’s Book Fair and Conference
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre, 13 St & 5 Ave. NW, Calgary
Saturday, November 27,  10:00 – 4:00
I will be selling my book Your Invisible Bodies at this conference. I start the day with a 30 minute presentation about human energy fields.  Attend this family friendly event to discover a wide variety of children’s books.  It was great fun last year.  You will be able to talk with  many interesting and enthusiastic authors!


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 I have been listening to Caroline Myss’ Chakra Meditation Music while doing my Tai Chi Chih set in the morning.  My morning routine consists of waking, petting the cat, bathroom necessities, and an ounce of YJuice.   That tasty tonic wakes me up the rest of the way, so I press play on the CD and start my Tai Chi warm-ups.  The CD contains both morning and evening meditations.  I haven’t listened to the evening one yet, but I was delighted to discover that the length of the meditation (30 minutes) fits my Tai Chi Chih set precisely.  Through listening to this music by Stevin McNamara, the long tones and notes pervade my being from the outside, as my movements rouse all parts of my body.  I am more in tune now with both earth and universal energy.  The music has enhanced my sensitivity to energy so that I am aware of pulses, throbs, and tingling.  My whole body is awake, alive and full.  This energy increases even more when I pay attention to my intake and out breaths.  I end the set balanced, calm and energized.  I press the Stop button on the CD player, and know that I’m ready for whatever the day brings.  It’s all good.

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Up Close and Spiritual

Five of the authors in calgaryauthors.com read their books at Nan Boothby Library in Cochrane on Tuesday evening, Sept. 7.  Although the number of attendees was barely over the number of readers, the event was considered a success.  It’s not about quantity, it’s quality.  Our event was arranged by Brenda Mason, workshop leader and author of Transformation and The Weed at the Back of My Garden.   The invitation read : Calgary Authors is an engaging group of self-published authors who write about health, wellness and/or spirituality.  They offer a fascinating alternative perspective on the emotional, mental and spiritual growth of individuals and love sharing that perspective with others.  Join us for an inspiring night of readings and discussion. 

Reading our books were Beth Castle, Helena Kalivoda, Roger Joyeux, Jeane Watier and myself, Sharon Montgomery.  I always appreciate hearing these authors describe how they came to write their books, and how they have grown through the process.  We answered questions, heard stories and perspectives from the audience, and left inspired once again.  We grow richly through sharing ourselves in this way.  Our intention is also that those who attend will be heartened and strengthened in telling their own stories.   

We are very grateful to Terrance Haxton, the director of Nan Boothby Public Library, who advertised, attended, and supported us.  The Fireplace lounge at the library is a wonderful relaxing setting.  I used my Sacred Chakra Chimes to let readers know when their fifteen minutes were up.  Those lovely tones are much better than a buzzer!

CalgaryAuthors.com will resume meetings this Monday, September 13, at Calgary Co-op community meeting room, 506 16 Avenue NE in Calgary.  New members are joining us.  I look forward to hearing our stories as we check in after the summer’s absence.  I hope we will also plan more readings under the title Up Close and Spiritual.  We must do this again soon!

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