In 2015, I started Lyrical Editing, a freelance editing and writing business that offers developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, book proposal writing, manuscript evaluation, and creative consultation. I work with both publishers and independent authors.
As lead acquisitions editor at Beyond Words, I was mentored by the late Cynthia Black, editor-in-chief, president, and co-founder. Cynthia was editor of such New York Times bestsellers as The Hidden Messages in Water by Dr. Masaru Emoto and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I also had the honor to work under the guidance of Judith Curr, founder of Atria Books at Simon & Schuster. At Beyond Words, I acquired, developed, and edited titles whose subjects ranged from inspirational memoir, social psychology, relationships, dating, lifestyle, religion/spirituality, health/wellness, personal growth, and self-help. My titles include a New York Times bestseller and titles reviewed by the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Us Weekly, SELF, Glamour, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Booklist, and Publisher's Weekly.
Author Kelly Noonan takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal from illness and injury. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. Our attitudes and environment have a larger effect than we've been led to be... read more
Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis.Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim ... read more
Winner of the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Instructional Through one incredible woman’s journey from a child bride in a small Zimbabwe village to one of the world’s most recognizable voices in women’s empowerment and education, this manifesto inspires women to pursue their sacred dreams through nine essential lessons brought forth from ancient African wisdom.Before Tere... read more
The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness.Madisyn Taylor was plagued by depression and anxiety, suffering from chronic physical problems that left her desperate for solutions. Spending decades searching for... read more
Home is your base. Home is your sanctuary. It s where your best life begins. This friendly guide will give you the tools and knowledge, and empower you to make wherever you live be it rented, owned, or shared a place where you will absolutely love coming home to. No matter how much or how little someone has at a given moment, we often hold the belief that our actual dream home will be a place ... read more
The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or ar... read more
Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world’s leading breathmaster, Dan Brulé.What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of ... read more
Discover how to successfully and efficiently calm an angry person or diffuse a volatile situation in ninety seconds or less with this proven and accessible peacekeeping method by self-described “lawyer turned peacemaker” Douglas E. Noll.We live in an increasingly divided world and most of us have encountered our fair share of aggressive people and difficult confrontations. Fortunately, we now ... read more
ECOrenaissance provides inspiring tips and tricks for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury, and how best to benefit from the current renaissance—a global rebirth of sustainable economics, progressive ethics, and green culture—through the wisdom of eco-entrepreneurs, green fashion designers, organic food purveyors, and innovative leaders of this new mo... read more
Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess.Evolution of Go... read more
From the award-winning author of Writing the Divine comes a spiritual guidebook of attainable lessons and exercises to teach you how to engage in direct connection with the Universe and live a soulful life.How can I live authentically? What is my life’s purpose? How can I tap into my soul’s wisdom? How can I receive Divine guidance? To learn the answers to these questions, gifted intuitive, vi... read more
“This page-turning memoir of decadence and faith will resonate with seekers everywhere." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) In this courageous and inspiring memoir about personal freedom and spiritual empowerment, Jill Dodd “writes earnestly and refreshingly about learning many of life’s more difficult lessons the hard way” (Kirkus Reviews) through her journey from Paris model to Saudi billio... read more
From the author of the acclaimed book Emergence comes a step-by-step guide to design and create abundance in any area of life, including money, time, love, creativity, and more.The Abundance Project is about having more than enough in every area of your life—more than enough money, time, love, creativity, happiness—regardless of the circumstances you’ve been through or are currently facing. Th... read more
“Singing is as human as breathing, and this book tells us why.” —Mark Guarino, contributing music writer, The Guardian Celebrated yogi-musician Girish opens new possibilities for transforming your life through song, combining the ancient art of singing mantra with twenty-first century neuroscience research.For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first e... read more
“Readers seeking more general spiritual advice for life will appreciate these lucid teachings from a compassionate teacher.” —Publishers Weekly Thousands of years of Yogic wisdom distilled into a code of seven daily practices…While most of us think of yoga as a series of poses, the path of a Yogi goes far beyond the mat into a set of daily practices that can reverse aging, grant better health ... read more
Heal your past, discover your true purpose, and become a powerful source of inspiration and leadership with The Four Sacred Gifts, a collection of Aztec and global indigenous wisdom for modern life.Given the ongoing changes in our economic, social, political, and physical environment, we are often left gulping for air as we ride the powerful waves of change. Modern life overloads us with infor... read more
A groundbreaking book with an inside-out view of personal transformation and the path to everyday enlightenment by letting go of the clutter, defense, and fears to instead focus on building the courage to be honest, vulnerable, authentic, and super-clear.Following the bestsellers The Intuitive Way, Frequency, and Leap of Perception, Transparency is the next book in Penney Peirce’s award-winnin... read more
A close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America.Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our “lifespaces”—the way we live and w... read more
Hip-hop’s favorite poet and Grammy Award–winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment.J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who’s bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry through his appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry and his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried with him the pain o... read more
As the category of women’s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha’s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment.What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? The Buddha’s Wife brings this r... read more
Based on years of research and 121 real-life first dates, relationship expert Wendy Newman dishes up practical wisdom for navigating the online dating trenches with grace, efficiency, and a strong dose of humor.Wendy Newman has made every imaginable dating mistake so you don’t have to. Part guidebook, part personal tell-all, 121 First Dates chronicles Wendy’s funny, real-life misadventures and... read more
For Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, a provocative yet compassionate guide using a series of insightful lessons, meditations, and exercises designed to incite a fresh take on our quest for happiness and the good life.Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly ... read more
From a recovering addict, musician, and tattooed indie culturist: a guidebook for today’s generation of spiritual misfits who crave a dogma-free path.Brutally honest and radically unconventional, Chris Grosso’s collection of stories and musings about his meandering journey of self-inquiry, recovery, and acceptance shows what it means to live a truly authentic spiritual life. Set amongst the ba... read more
We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life.If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot d... read more
What is holding you back from your biggest dreams? What steps can you take to overcome your obstacles and reach them? In How High Can You Soar, Jennifer Adams recounts her humble childhood and the challenges she faced as a young girl, and how she overcame them and went on to live the life of her dreams. After experiencing adversity, poverty, and personal tragedy, Jennifer made a decision to tr... read more
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Empathic book development editor. Ten years in-house publishing experience. Developed a Rodale bestseller; excel at working with innovators.
My background in traditional publishing led me to specialize in nonfiction self-help/self-improvement /mind-body-spirit books and proposals.