Former Welfare Mom Now Best-Selling Inspirational Book Publisher Releases Second Book Dedicated to Authentic Storytelling to Inspire and Empower Women

Publisher Linda Joy knows first-hand the power believing in one’s self and one’s dreams and is dedicated to inspiring other women to believe in the possibilities of life. In her 20 plus year journey from single welfare mom to best-selling publisher, conscious business catalyst and sought-after speaker she has become a passionate advocate for bringing women the tips, tools and resources to live their best life.

Lakeville, MA, September 28, 2011 --( Embracing Your Authentic Self: Women’s Intimate Stories of Self-Discovery and Transformation chronicles an unforgettable compilation of intimate and inspirational stories from 26 extraordinary women from around the world. Here, for the first time, these amazing women who fought their way out of the trenches to discover richer, more fulfilling lives bravely share their intimate stories of renewal, transformation and the lessons learned in their journey to reclaim their authentic selves.

Best-selling Inspirational Publisher, Speaker and Conscious Business Catalyst Linda Joy's transformational twenty year journey from single welfare mom to one of the premiere voices in women's inspirational publishing has inspired women around the globe to believe in the power of possibility. Ms. Joy is a passionate advocate for leading, encouraging and inspiring women to rediscover and reconnect with their inner wisdom and empower them to live deeper, more authentic and inspired lives in both their personal and business lives. Whether through her two publishing brands, audio projects, telesummit series or as a media guest, women around the world have come to expect one things- authenticity and inspiration at its best.

Embracing Your Authentic Self is the second book released by Inspired Living Publishing, following last year’s A Juicy, Joyful Life which achieved multiple bestseller status, claiming the #1 Hot New Releases spot in both the Self-Esteem and Spirituality/Occult categories. The book also ranked as the #2 Amazon Bestseller in both the Happiness and Self-Esteem Categories, surpassing the current Chicken Soup for the Soul book on that date; and #4 in the Spirituality/Occult category, coming in just behind the international sensation, The Secret.

Inspired Living’s releases break the traditional anthology mold – each book brings the reader beyond the passive reading experience and deeper into their own self-discovery. Each inspirational story is followed by a journaling prompt page entitled Tune into Your Authentic Self, featuring three thought-provoking questions to help the reader delve deeper into the insights and lessons contained in the chapter narrative.

Spiritual Psychologist Nicola Phoenix shares in the foreword “As we shed the illusions of who we thought we were, the roles we thought we had to play, and our beliefs about our own self-worth, we discover that the greatest connection and most rewarding relationship possible is emerging: our relationship is with ourselves. Stepping into a more conscious way of being provides a platform for immense growth, for a life with peace in our hearts and fulfillment in our every expression is our birthright.”

Embracing Your Authentic Self is now available at and for a limited time includes over 120 complimentary gifts with purchase. It can also be ordered directly from major online retailers.

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About Linda Joy

As the Publisher and founder of Aspire – the premiere inspirational magazine for women - Ms Joy has brought Aspire to the forefront in women's self-empowerment and inspiration. In 2010 Ms. Joy founded Inspired Living Publishing, LLC, publisher of Embracing Your Authentic Self (2011) and A Juicy, Joyful Life (Amazon #1 Hot New Release in 2010). ILP is dedicated to publishing projects (both traditional and nontraditional) that have the power to inspire, empower and uplift the lives of women and at the same time provide women authors with a venue to bring their wisdom to life.

Linda passionately believes that when a woman discovers her true passion, believes in herself, and takes inspired action to move forward, that only success can follow. Her hope for every woman who reads any of her publishing projects is that they will accept and embrace the magnificent truth of who they are.

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