Book Reviews

Book Launch: “Cultivating Radical Self-Love: A Collaboration of Healers, Artists & Writers”

What is radical self-love? It’s a letting go of the idea that your worth is tied to your future accomplishments. It’s being accountable for your actions. It’s choosing your own path.

Self-love manifests itself in different ways for different people. By cultivating radical self-love, you are choosing to believe in the radical idea that you are whole and valuable as you are. Loving your imperfections is one of the bravest things you can do.

Featuring work by Michelle Minero, Kiyoshi Shelton, Jaz Gray, Corry Lang, Natalie Small, Rae Lawrence, Jason Freeman, Jasmine Farrell, Anaid Garcia, Donovan Cheney, Vidya, Katrina Mendoza and Leah Oviedo. These amazing people are different genders, skin tones, sexual orientations, abilities, spiritual beliefs.  What they all share is knowing that self-love is an important aspect of everyone’s journey.

This is a free e-book. You can choose your preferred format; EPUB for most eReaders, Mobi for Kindle, or PDF at


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Book Reviews

A Radical Collaboration of Artists, Writers and Healers

I’m stoked to share that I’m collaborating with 11 artists to create a new book “Cultivating Radical Self-Love: A Collaboration of Healers, Artists and Writers”.

This collaboration features work by a dozen amazing people. Anaid Garcia, Kiyoshi Shelton, Jasmine Gray, Corry Lang, Jodi Onyx Austin, Natalie Small, Rayne Ibarra-Brown, Jason Freeman, Jasmine Farrell, Donovan Cheney, Michelle Minero and myself, Leah Oviedo.

The book is a collection of art, writing and practices to inspire readers to create a radical self-love journey. Each contributor will be sharing their own heart-work in how they use tools to create more balance in their life.

In the words of Nayyira Waheed, “’I love myself.’ The quietest, simplest, most powerful revolution ever. – from “Salt”.

This book will be a free E-book and .pdf available from collaborators through their various platforms, such as my Patreon page.

> If you’re on Facebook, join the book release event ( on Thursday, December 28th, to grab your copy of the book! <

Learn more about the artists below:

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Michelle Minero –

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Donovan Cheney –

Leah Oviedo –

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Book Reviews

Jody’s Garden: A Book on Grief and Gardening

Jody’s Garden is a book about using the power of nature to heal your grief. A portion of each book sale will be donated to cancer research.

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Book Summary:

“Grief is a changing of seasons in our own garden.”

Gardens are a space for healing. With the cycle of life and death so close at hand, we have an opportunity to learn many lessons. In the garden, we can see the interconnectedness of our own life. We learn how the soil, once seen as nothing but dirt, reveals that it is teeming with life. Plants remind us the importance of self-care as we must give them just enough, but not too much, water and be on the lookout for toxins and insects that might cause harm. The beauty of flowers that only bloom once or twice a year teach us patience. When plants die we can better understand that nothing is permanent and remember to live in the present.

In this book you will find meditations, journal prompts, poetry and coloring pages. I hope you will also find a sense of peace and balance in your grief.

The book is available as a paperback and e-book on the following websites:

Amazon:  -Get the e-book FREE until September 27th!

Paperback available on Barnes & Noble:

E-book available on PayHip:

(Not on Amazon, but you recently lost a loved one? Contact me for a free PDF of this book.)

Giving Back!

This book was inspired by my mother’s battle with cancer. She fought long and hard to heal herself, but ultimately was unable to heal completely. In honor of her, I will donate one dollar ($1) from each book sale to the following cancer research organizations:

Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

Prevent Cancer Foundation:


Find a grief support group in your area:

Learn more about how we can eradicate cancer-causing toxins and pollution with these resources:

Peace and hugs, Leah 🙂