What The Book Is About
The Magic Of Viral Energy (M.O.V.E.): Your Guide To Supernatural Happiness is about contagious energy, moods and emotions picked up from the environment and people around you, and how to make this phenomenon work in your favor! M.O.V.E. takes you on a journey to understanding and really feeling the magic of viral energy. Part self-help wisdom, and part true stories well told, M.O.V.E. leaves you inspired, transformed, and empowered with new and intrepid tools to create the life of your dreams!
For better or worse, all energy is contagious. Good vibes, chronic sadness, and lasting joy are all contagious through the energy around you and the people that you spend time with. Here’s how. You pick up energy because you have a permeable energy field. You are holy! And because your energy field is holy, you can synchronize with the energy of your environment and the people and things around you.
The ‘temperature’ of energy can move from one being to another! You can pick up a bad mood—or fear or loneliness or many other vibes and emotions—from a family member; a stranger on the far side of a restaurant; the tension in the air when stuck in a traffic jam, or just by watching others argue on your favorite reality TV show.
And in exactly the same way, and just as easily, you can become at total peace after spending time in a forest; playing with a child; meditating; petting a dog or cat or watching birds visit a feeder.
Why This Book Is Needed
The No. 1 wish that people have today is, “I just want to be happy.” This is why we have a robust appetite in our culture today for self-help and self-discovery literature. It’s why networks like Oprah’s OWN thrives on programming for this same audience. We want to be happy. It’s our top priority by far and it’s what drives our choices in relationships, jobs, purchases, and pastimes. And yet, we don’t know how, we’re still searching for more.
Do you ever think about the energy quality that you’re emitting and how others are subconsciously responding to you? How is your energy quality (otherwise known as your presence) is affecting your companionability, your happiness and that of your loved ones, your success at your job, your earning potential, your relationships and your health?
M.O.V.E. is the next frontier on your journey to authentic joy. When you put to work the knowledge of viral energy, and incorporate it for your good and the good of others, you will change your life and claim your birthright. You were created to be abundant and to know supernatural happiness.
What Prompted Me To Write It
I made a promise to God—or the Universe or the Creator or Life itself—that if I made it out of the misery of lack and loneliness that I would use my life to share with others how I did it.
I became a runaway at age 15, yet occasionally I would come back home like a stray cat. So I suppose I was a runaway and a runback: an in-and-outer. Either way, I was a lost soul. I was in a ‘functional depression’ and I went to school, and later to work, nearly everyday, and hid my pain well. That is, until I got to the moment when I really lost everything.
In 2001, I checked myself into the psych ward of the hospital for three weeks. I had just ended a passionate yet violent and tumultuous relationship and was hopeless about life and love, both broke and broken in every way possible, my bills were stacked up in a shoebox, my car had just been repossessed, and I was chronically unfulfilled.
Surprisingly, that wasn’t the worst of it. I hit a different kind of rock bottom—an empty and passive low—on New Year’s Eve 2006 and wrote my own suicide note. I was beyond wailing out loud; silent tears rolled down my cheeks. “Please help me. I’m so alone,” I whispered to myself, or perhaps to God, or whoever or whatever could stop my grief. My heart ached. It actually ached with fear. Fear I would never be happy. Fear I would always be uncompanionable and alone. Fear I would lose my job and not be able to get by. Fear I’d be stuck in my comatose job another day. Fear I would not make it through the night alone.
Yet, I did make it through that night and somehow I fought to pull myself up and then wrote in my journal, “I am going to drill through the rock of this tomb and tell you all how I did it.”
That same year I took a quantum leap and soon changed everything, starting with the very meaning and purpose of my life. I have learned so much, the hard and long way. I have discovered a hidden code to life—it’s the magic of viral energy (M.O.V.E.)—and by understanding and utilizing it my spirit has moved from emptiness and loss, to true and lasting joy.
Now, I’m sharing the magic and everything I’ve learned with you in this guide to supernatural happiness.
A Fresh Approach To Self-Discovery
Viral energy gives you something new and different to what you’ve read in other self-help books. There has been something missing in the law of attraction principle, and M.O.V.E. is the key. Are you ready for it? We don’t just attract positive or negative energy by being in-tune or in-vibe with like-energy; (drumroll, please!) we can pick up energy through osmosis, through the energy fields of our surroundings, because we have a permeable energy field! M.O.V.E. holds the key that’s missing from the law of attraction theory. It’s the magic beyond magnetism. And it will—at last—give you the power to fulfill your dreams.
In addition to including many inspiring, relatable, and sometimes funny, true stories—M.O.V.E. offers fascinating original insight from some of the world’s top experts and doctors, such as:
- Fred Alan Wolf, Quantum Physicist, author of Taking the Quantum Leap—recipient of the prestigious National Book Award for Science, cast from The Secret film (talks about energy and quantum physics, plus gives an original commentary on happiness and the pursuit of purpose)
- Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley/Vice-Chair of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco/Editor, Psychological Bulletin, author of The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures (a leading authority on pressures in society and expectations of perfectionism)
- David D. Burns, M.D., Adjunct Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of the bestselling books Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and The Feeling Good Handbook (on alternative concepts)
- Miles Adcox, CEO, Onsite Workshops & Recovery Center, frequent guest on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, 20/20 and Good Morning America (powerful personal insight)
- Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology/Editor, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (specialty psychopathology research: examining peer relationships)
- Gerald J. Haeffel, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame (researching potential contagious properties of emotion)
- Bradley Nelson, Renowned Holistic Physician and Lecturer, bestselling author of The Emotion Code (on Energy Medicine and Energy Healing)
I am a writer, on-camera television contributor, public speaker and analyst on pressures in our society including from media, peers and popular culture. I have appeared as an expert on numerous news, entertainment and talk programs, including the Dr. Phil Show and a number of ABC News programs, sharing stories and tips for living in purpose and joy. As a journalist, my written works have been published in national news and entertainment magazines, and travel/leisure and business industry publications. Additionally, I am a Contributor for the Huffington Post. My professional background is as a top publicist to celebrities in television, film, sports and beyond. I am listed on Ranker as #4 in the world for ‘Most Prominent PR Specialists’, alive or deceased, and #24 on the worldwide list of ‘Famous Penelope’s’. Across my social media platforms, I have in access of 30,000 followers of my advice articles and the M.O.V.E. message.
Since 2002, I have researched the topic of contagious emotion and catchy energy. Yet, it didn’t start as just fun for me; I was stuck in unhappiness and figuring out why became a matter of life and death. I read everything I could about the secrets of happiness, the meaning of life, how to find and keep love, and the pursuit of purpose. Then I began talking to people, hearing the stories of others, and testing the phenomenon that was emerging. I would write about it, sketch out theories, and share the philosophy of what I starting referring to as Viral Energy. Then I bounced my ideas off of the best doctors of psychology and psychiatry and quantum physics—formally interviewing them and confirming what I knew to be true because I felt it for myself.
In this process, I found my purpose and a system of creation energy at work in life; deploying this knowledge has brought me happiness beyond my dreams. Now I am sharing the magic of viral energy with you.
The Magic Of Viral Energy (M.O.V.E.): Your Guide To Supernatural Happiness is a narrative non-fiction book, and leans to the Self-Help and Spiritual genres. M.O.V.E. is for seekers—those intrepids who want to squeeze the lemon and discovery their full potential. It’s for people of any age and gender who feel as though they are wandering aimlessly and want to be deeply inspired. More specifically, the prevalent reader demographic for this book are: single women, anyone searching for their soul mate, people dissatisfied in their job, those who need help making decisions, teenagers lacking direction, anyone who feels disempowered in their life, people suffering from chronic unhappiness, people searching for inspiration and meaning or self-discovery.
In addition to the reader audience, this book is an excellent tool to be utilized by groups and industries such as: professionals in health and total wellness, counselors and educators, psychologists, life coaches, personal mentors, motivational speakers, business leaders, parent groups, aptitude coaches, and best-life centers.
Why Read And Talk About This Book?
Thousands of enthusiasts of my advice blog are already reading, sharing and talking about the magic of viral energy. A woman wrote me this, “I’ve been going through the worst time of my life. A close friend forwarded me your M.O.V.E. blog and insisted that I start following it. So I did. I’ve now read every word on your site and the encouragement and hope that I get from your articles are the only thing keeping me going right now. I can’t wait for the book to come out. Many people need to hear this stuff, and now.”
To understand the type of book that M.O.V.E. is similar to, here are a few bestselling books, why M.O.V.E. is alike to them, and why it is uniquely different:
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne: M.O.V.E. is similar in that it’s focus is on the power of energy at a quantum level and our ability to affect our experiences. It’s also similar in the use of short true stories sprinkled in between spiritual philosophy and expert input. M.O.V.E. is different in that it does not linger on the law of attraction principle as does The Secret; rather M.O.V.E. introduces the concept that we have a permeable energy field, in fact everything does, and that in addition to ‘attracting’ like-energy, we also ‘marinate’ in various levels or ‘temperatures’ of energy through our environment and the people and stimuli around us—this in turn sets our energetic presence.
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle: M.O.V.E. is similar in that both authors experienced a time of depression before setting out on a learning stage that ultimately resulted in intuiting the concepts of the books. It’s also similar in the use of new thought-provoking spiritual ideas that challenge the reader to be open minded. However, M.O.V.E. is written in a colloquial voice, like speaking with a friend, while Tolle’s voice is more formal.
The Seat Of The Soul by Gary Zukav: M.O.V.E. shares a similar audience of those searching for meaning in life and spirituality, yet not into traditional religious answers. They are also similar in the use of teachable stories and an overall uplifting look and feel. M.O.V.E. differs from Zukav’s work, also in the writing voice. While The Seat Of The Soul has a tone of a highly enlightened author; M.O.V.E. speaks on level with regular people who are looking for love and joy and fulfillment.
The manuscript is about 65,000 words, however an Author’s Note and Introduction adds to the word count. The book is organized into four parts, each containing four chapters, making 16 chapters in the book.
For easy reading, chapters are further simplified into articles with catchy headlines. There are 64 articles in all.
- Book — 65,000 words
- 4 Parts — 16,250 words each
- 16 Chapters — 4,065 words each
- 64 Articles —1,015 words each
Photographs And Illustrations
There are a number of images and illustrations in the book. Most of the book’s 64 articles include short true stories; few articles include a coordinating photo or diagram used when especially helpful to the reader in imagining a story or concept.
Target To Finished Manuscript
February 23, 2018.