Thursday, April 19, 2012

Interview with Siobhan Couture, Contributor to Pearls of Wisdom

An oyster can’t produce pearls without first suffering with a grain of sand. Each of the authors in Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Lead Your Best Life Now gives guidance to readers on how to turn their own grains of sand into pearls.

Each chapter contains a new voice and a fresh idea for a positive life change. With each chapter as diverse as the cast of authors who have come together to create this unique book, there is certain to be an idea to inspire and uplift you.

Pearls of Wisdom contains the greatest ideas of today’s top self-help authors, combining traditional and new techniques, affirmations, theories, meditations and practices to lead readers from the struggles they deal with in their current situations to a higher, enlightened life; not merely an existence.

For anyone who has asked the question;

“am I really living the best possible life I could be?”

Pearls of Wisdom grants the answers for any of life’s questions, straight from the hearts and minds of the masters of self-help themselves.

The Contributing Authors on the Tour

(left-right) Stacy Goforth • Liz Byrne • Susan Barker • Kelle Sutliff • Renee Baribeau • Sheila Pearl • Asia Voight • Tami Gulland • Kelle Sutliff (bottom row) Lisa Merrai- Labon • Siobhan Coulter • Chantal Herman • Marcelle Charrois • Marcelle Charrois • Glenyce Hughes • Stephanie Bennett Vogt • Michelle Manning-Kogler • Susan McMillin • Craig Meriwether • Leslie Gunterson

Siobhan Coulter (pronounced She-von) is an Australian psychologist, intuitive energy healer, mother of twin boys and has been living in Singapore since 2007. She is passionate about past life regression healing, connecting to her power through her inner bliss and naturally birthing twins. Siobhan is delighted and proud to have her message recognised and published beside today’s most accomplished self-help authors. Additionally, Siobhan is adapting her chapter into a children's picture book, to empower kids to enjoy their Inner Bliss from an early age. Visit her online at   and Facebook

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the small country town of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. My primary school only had about 200 kids, so it was a great place to grow up with lots of rain, a close community of family and friends, and lots of opportunity for family time. Of course, as soon I was grown I couldn’t wait to spread my wings and discover the world!

When did you begin writing?

When I look back at my life I have always written, and always from the heart. I have a ritual I follow where I connect through my heart to the topic or person I want to write about. No one taught me this, it was just something I always did and still do. So as a child whenever I wanted to write on a card or send a letter to someone, that’s what I would do. The recipient would usually end up in tears being overwhelmed by my sentiments and love. I deemed the card a success if I got tears!

So writing from the heart has always been in my blood, but now it is happening in a different way. Now instead of connecting with others I am connecting to my higher self and my guides and I am writing about the wisdom I have learned so far on my life’s journey. Hopefully my chapter in Pearls of Wisdom will connect readers to their inner bliss so they can feel their Soul’s Joy, rather than reducing them to tears.

How did you get into this collection of inspiration with folks like Jack Canfield?

In 2011, all the thoughts and concepts I had been percolating in my head for the last few years, finally came together and formed a short story. As soon as I had written it, I turned to my husband and said "I don't know how or when, but this is going to get published!" I just knew it. So I shared it with a few friends and one sent me a link to Randy Davila, the CEO of Hampton Roads Publishing who was running a tele-class on getting your first book published. After the course, Randy invited the participants to submit a chapter to be considered for Pearls of Wisdom. So I submitted my story and it was accepted as a chapter. It has been an amazingly easy journey and a tale of simply knowing.

What is your chapter about?

In my chapter I express the simple truth that by Being You and doing things you love to do, will activate your power and connect you to your Inner Bliss – your Soul’s joy. When you connect to your inner bliss, you let it glow from every pore of your body; letting your power, your happiness, and your light shine out and illuminate the world. I like to call it “Glowing from the Inside-Out” and it’s what I think life is all about!

What kind of wisdom do you have to offer the reader?

The wisdom I share in my chapter comes the lessons I have learnt along my spiritual journey of nearly 20 years. It has been a journey of connecting to my power and becoming empowered to be the person I truly am – not the one I thought I should be. So the journey is really only just beginning, so stay tuned I am sure I will have more to share in the near future.

Most people know about Jack Canfield from the Chicken Soup books and Marci Shimoff from her Happy book … How would you like your readers to think of you? What is your “signature niche”?

Glowing from the Inside-Out – it’s what life is all about! By just Being You and doing things that you love to do, you connect to your inner bliss - your soul's joy. When you start letting your soul's joy shine out from you, you begin to Glow from the Inside-Out. You feel complete, joyous and free.

The publisher promises that the authors such as yourself are “up and coming” leaders in self-help. How does the publisher know this and what is your expertise in “self-help”?

After nearly 20 years of following my intuition and higher guidance, I am stepping into my power and am ready to share my message with the world. My skills, talents and experience are broad and varied. I am a registered psychologist in Australia and am also an intuitive energy healer. Before I had my twins and we moved to Singapore, I was in private practice specialising in past life regression and supporting others to connect to their empowerment. Also as a mother of twin boys, I am very passionate about naturally birthing twins.

What is your most central and compelling “pearl of wisdom”? 

It is time to start consciously connecting to your soul's joy and start to live as your soul on the earth plane. Your soul is so joyous, so let it shine out from every pore of your body. Not only will you feel amazing and illuminate the world around you, but you will also inspire others to do the same. So live a life of love and joy today.

What do you think makes this book unique and who would want to read it?

Pearls of Wisdom is unique for two reasons. Firstly, each chapter contains a truly inspirational idea to change your life. The ideas are diverse, as are the authors who come from all areas of the globe. Secondly, Pearls of Wisdom is not an ordinary book. It contains the energy and love of great change. It is no coincidence that the book is being published now and people are being drawn to it. Pearls of Wisdom is part of the great shift of 2012. It is exciting, it's inspirational and it's time to live your best life now!

We often hear that the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – how does that proverb apply to the 30 authors in this book?

I am just one author and I know that I have put my best inspirational ideas into my chapter plus all my positive and joyous energy. But Pearls of Wisdom has 29 other authors too and I know all of them have focused their loving energies into their chapters as well. So just imagine how amazing the energy of the book is, now that all these energies are combining and beginning to reach out to others. As a whole, Pearls of Wisdom will touch the lives of many and will inspire change like never before.

Where can readers purchase a copy?

Pearls of Wisdom can be purchased from my website soon as the shop is currently under construction. However books can be purchased directly from me, so just email me through my website and I will send you a signed, advanced copy with a special bookmark designed just for my chapter. The books are also available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble in the USA and Canada.

What is up next for you?

I am currently working on two books, firstly I am adapting my chapter into a children’s picture book, to empower kids to enjoy their Inner Bliss from an early age, and secondly I am writing my pregnancy and birth story of my identical twin boys called Naturally Birthing Twins. 2012 will also see me running workshops in Singapore, on Connecting to Inner Bliss and Glowing from the Inside-Out, as well as setting up a private practice with a wonderful friends and powerful Reiki healer. We are currently offering joint or separate healing sessions so we can give clients a super-charged energy and healing session. We are also planning weekend Healing Retreats to Bali.

Is there anything you would like to add?

I hope that people enjoy reading Pearls of Wisdom and my chapter. I hope it connects with something deep inside each of them which enables them to live their best life now. We are all on the same path albeit at different location on that path, and if the wisdom I have shared assists another to move forward on their path, then I am living my life well. I look forward to connecting with the readers as they connect to their Inner Bliss and begin to Glow from the Inside Out and illuminate the world. Let the light show begin!

1 comment:

Donna McDine said...

Inspiring interview and book. Glad I stopped by to visit and learning about this fascinating book!

All the best,