From Suicide Attempt Survivor to Oscar Winner!

Sunday night at the 87th Academy Awards, first time Oscar award winner for Adapted Screenplay, Graham Moore gave the most dramatic speech. He publicly announced that he had tried to kill himself at the age of 16 and urged everyone to stay weird and different.

Graham said,”When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird, and I felt different, and I felt like I did not belong. And, now I’m standing here. So, I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird, or she’s different, or she feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different. And, then when it’s your turn, and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along.”

When I was growing up I was called weird, was told I had weird friends and was picked on, but I had a saying, “Weird friends are the fun of life!” 

I’m touched to see more people coming forward, sharing their struggles and taking the stigma away from talking about suicide. I’m more thrilled to hear stories like Grahams’. Tales of people who choose life and just rock it out.

I am glad we are all still here. For this to be in the news as my book Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide is released feels like such powerful synchronicity to me.

By the way, Graham Moore won the Oscar for, The Imitation Game, which is a great movie and well worth seeing if you haven’t. I’ve watched it twice myself. Graham even wrote a line of dialogue in the movie the was very much of the same spirit as his speech, “it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” Indeed.

Still Here: eBook Launch

Still Here ebookI am excited to announce that my latest and most personal book is now available for pre-order on Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide includes the hard-learned lessons, practices, and techniques that helped me change from being someone who dreads life to someone who truly loves life.

Each year more people die by suicide than by war and homicide combined. If you’ve lost someone to suicide, have thought about it yourself, or have made an attempt, this book can help you. If you have friends or loved ones dealing with depression and suicidal thinking, this book can help you. Still Here is full of tools and exercises to assist anyone in creating more happiness in their life.

Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide is being officially released on Wednesday February 18, 2015. If you pre-order the book, it will be automatically downloaded to your Kindle on that date. I’m looking to get some early readers, reviews and feedback before I release the physical version of the book in a few weeks.

I know this material works, because I am still here. You can be in control of your thoughts and emotions instead of at their mercy. This is not a memoir. It is not about anyone’s past, it is about your future.

To celebrate, I’m having a contest

Two lucky purchasers of Still Here will win a one hour Akashic Records Reading from me. That is a $150 value!
To Enter:
1. Buy a copy of the ebook Still Here (pre-order until February 18) by Sunday February 22, 2015 (I can’t make leaving a review part of the contest, but any honest reviews are certainly appreciated!)
Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands, Italy and Japan

2. Forward a copy of your receipt from Amazon to
3. On Monday February 23, 2015 I will randomly select two people from the emails I’ve received to win the Akashic Records readings. I’ll contact the winners via email.

You do NOT need have been suicidal in your life to benefit from this book. Still Here is for anyone who wants to create more happiness in their life.

Still Here Table of Contents
Chapter One: Suicide
Chapter Two: For Crying Out Loud
Chapter Three: Six Keys to Loving Your Life
Chapter Four: Choice
Chapter Five: Awareness
Chapter Six: Feel Fully
Chapter Seven: Get Physical
Chapter Eight: Creativity
Chapter Nine: Explore Alternatives
Chapter Ten: Trying
Chapter Eleven: Living This Way
Chapter Twelve: Not Living This Way
About The Author


eBook Publishing for Busy Entrepreneurs

Everyone has a message that others are desperately waiting to hear… don’t make them wait forever.

On October 7th I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ande Lyons on her Possibility Partners show. We had a wonderful time talking eBooks, entrepreneurship, gratitude and much more. Enjoy the show and get inspired to take action!

You can still take advantage of discounted access to my Intro to eBook Publishing course too!

200 Powerful Positive Affirmations Volume II

200 Powerful Positive Affirmations Volume II200 Powerful Positive Affirmations Volume II and 6 Super Chargers to Put Them to Work

I got such a big response to my first book on affirmations, 200 Powerful Positive Affirmations and 6 Simple Tips to Put Them to Work, that I wrote, 200 Powerful Positive Affirmations and 6 Super Chargers to Put Them to Work. In Volume II (published February 26, 2014) I share an additional 200 (actually many more) uplifting affirmations to replace the automatic negative thoughts most people’s days are full of.

More valuable than the affirmations are the explorations into why affirmations work for some but not others.

You will dig deep into resistance, and learn six new super chargers to get the most out of your work with positive affirmations and to create your own.

Also included is a link to free audios and videos to make the book serve you even more.

The affirmations are broken down into three categories:

  • Willing/Allowing & Openness Affirmations
  • Self-Love & Worthiness Affirmations
  • Prosperity & Abundance Affirmations

This book shares six simple Super Chargers, plus dozens of other tips, that I used in my personal turnaround, including; affirmation stems, EFT, values, visualizations, gratitude and mandalas. It also addresses the questions and issues raised by readers of the first book.

Do not underestimate the power of your thoughts. You can implant new positive thinking into your brain on any subject you desire. 200 Powerful Positive Affirmations Volume II and 6 Super Charger to Put Them To Work, shows how to make your affirmation work fun and powerful.


Homer and His Lessons Live On

Homer's Guide to HappinessExactly one year and one month ago, my favorite dog in the world, Homer, was struck and killed by a car in front of our house. The next morning I wrote a blog post about the life lessons Homer taught me. In March, that post grew into an ebook, Homer the Hound Dog’s Guide to Happiness, which has gotten rave reviews from readers all over the world.

That blog post was also shared with author and publisher Louise Hay, when a friend pointed me to her Facebook post asking for stories of pet loss for a book she was writing.

Today, that book, You Can Heal Your Heart, is released. It is all about grief and healing a broken heart from a variety of situations. When co-author, David Kessler, called me a few months ago to let me know my story was going to be in the chapter on pet loss, he warned me that our names would probably be changed. He said Homer became Buddy in the final manuscript. I told him it would mean a great deal to me if Homer was Homer. He agreed to check with the book editor.

Just last week I spoke with David again, he informed me that “Homer is Homer and Andy is Andy”. I was thrilled! “Lessons From Homer” is the subhead in the pet loss chapter. I’m anxiously waiting to hold the book in my hands. This blows me away for many reasons.

Louise Hay with Andy Grant

First, Louise Hay is an icon of personal triumph and growth. Her book, You Can Heal Your Life, was a life-saver for me. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it. A couple years ago I had the chance to meet and chat with her, and her presence was such pure love, I never wanted to step away.

More surprisingly, and what moves me to tears every time I think of it, is that in a mere 13 months Homer went from being a lifeless body I cradled in my arms, to having his love and wisdom span the globe, impacting thousands, even hundreds of thousands of people. I somehow feel more connected to Homer now than ever. I can’t wait to see what he does next.

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