Looking @ Life

Product DetailsTHE BOOK: Looking @ Life


THE AUTHOR: PollyEsther

THE EDITOR: Michelle Kulp.


SUMMARY:  PollyEsther takes the reader on a journey through her life in short autobiographic stories about events that give evidence that her thoughts transposed into reality and affected her health and quality of life.

She takes the reader on a journey, first to Australia and the first piece of evidence that made the biggest impact to start writing, working back to her childhood, growing up in the Netherlands, her dreams and ambitions, lucky “coincidences”, her insecurities, health issues and stress. The journey covers all trials and tribulations of life, how moving to Australia made healing and learning a necessity and the numerous victories that helped her grow.

PollyEstherIn the last chapter, she concludes how looking at past events in life with hindsight can create more understanding now. She explains how to access the power that transforms current life events with small shifts in thinking. She throws in a list of powerful books that gave her inspiration and insights for anyone interested in further reading.

THE BACK STORY: When PollyEsther realised how her thoughts had created her life’s experiences, it gave her enormous peace of mind. Feeling empowered to have a say in her future by focusing on solutions rather than problems, which she had habitually done most of her life. She discovered a direct link between stress and disease, which helped her heal personal issues.

If more people would see these connections in their lives, there could be so much more progress towards a peaceful world and eradication of conflict, stress and disease! This gave her a commitment to share her experiences with as many people as possible.

She started writing her life stories, as she remembered them, in 2011, which took her exactly 4 years towards publishing. You will see her current perspective and she encourages the readers, without pressure, to consciously look at their lives and see the evidence.

She chose this format, because there are many self help and spiritual books, but until she saw it for herself rather than reading about it, she couldn’t quite wrap her head around it. The other reason was to reach a broader audience, because this transcends any ‘box’ people like to be part of and applies to everyone, regardless of what they believe or where they are at. Everybody likes a story.

WHY THIS TITLE?: The title has a bit of a double message, where on the one hand the book is directly looking at the life of the author in great detail and on the other the reader is encouraged to look at their own life too.

WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO READ IT?  Stress and disease are increasingly out of control and it seems that doctors are more and more dealing with ailments that are too complex to treat with just conventional methods. People are feeling lost and disconnected in environments where science is the only truth and what cannot be ‘seen’ or ‘proven’ is not taken serious. It is not enough to solely rely on experts when it comes to your own body and mind. PollyEsther’s been there herself, done that and did not like the results.

By packaging it in entertaining stories to show an example of what worked for her, she is hoping to inspire readers to find what they can do themselves benefiting their health, and so much more, in a positive way, where official, scientifically double backed answers are just not enough. She would like for everyone to feel empowered and inspired through finding their own proof and answers in a relaxed and entertaining manner.


5.0 out of 5 stars This woman rocks !!!!

By Amazon Customer on November 18, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase (US)

Love it so far. This woman is amazing, I know her well enough to know that whatever she writes will always be endearing, salt of the earth and entertaining. You’d be mad, foolish and simply a moron, to not take the time to find the joy that I found, in this fine piece of reading. Enjoy! S.C

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it! 100%

By Aaren Truxa;; on November 18, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase (US)

Just a couple chapters into this easy relaxed read and already in love with the light hearted format and amazing Photos. Can not wait to finish and look for the Next Work released by PollyEsther!

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

By Amazon Customer on March 31, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase (US)

Honest and inspiring. Polly speaks from her experience rather than theory.

5.0 out of 5 stars Read it over and over!

By W. Scott-Alexander on 18 Jan. 2016

Format Kindle Edition Verified Purchase (UK)

Wonderful insight into life. Hung onto every word and can not wait till I can read more by this author. PollyEsther by name but Gold by content. Well done!!!

AUTHOR PROFILE:  At the lowest point of her depression Esther (aka PollyEsther) fell ill to a mysterious virus that left her unable to breathe and confined to the lodge during a ski holiday, when a book drew her attention. It was almost as if the book ‘found’ her and ‘fell’ off the shelf in that lodge. Unable to read all, she resolved to buy it upon returning home, only to find that it was out of print and unavailable. There were, however, many other books about similar subjects she had never noticed before…

Esther was born in 1966 in the Netherlands. After immigrating to Australia in 1995, she went through financial, emotional and health challenges, that set her on the path of self discovery to find health and happiness.

She read, and read some more, from psychology, philosophy, religion/spirituality, natural health/healing to self help, to understand life better and find answers that would help answer her questions and solve her problems. This obsessive thirst for knowledge and understanding lasted for twenty years during which she was able to find cures for her health problems, eliminate all medications and find true happiness!

She learned more about nature and changed her diet. She empowered herself by learning to surf, fly fish, karate, reiki, tai chi, dao yin, meditation and yoga, changing the borders of her comfort zone, upon which a career change had to happen.

Not only that, she also discovered an inner power, a subtle, but immensely powerful force that she was never taught about in school or by her parents. Once understood to a certain degree, she realized that this power is extremely important, not only for our own personal benefit, but that it has the potential of changing the fate of the world, if only everyone knew about this…!

After 20 years of passionate study and gaining understanding she felt ready to share her entertaining autobiographic stories showing others how she got happy and on top of the world, uplifting people that are still looking for answers.

She started a blog in May 2014 under her pseudo of PollyEsther, which was inspired by the story of Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter, to highlight the importance of gratitude in generating happier life experiences.

Her first book “Looking @ Life” quickly climbed up 16 best sellers lists within days of publishing. You can enjoy her stories and find all relevant links to her book and social media on her blog: http://happypollyesther.com

AUTHOR COMMENTS: “It would have been so good if I had access to this book when I was going through my desperate and depression times. I did read about amazing people, and even though it taught me some great things, it did not give me the empowerment that lies in the stories of everyday people like you and me. It is too easy putting them on a pedestal and yourself down, which is often one of the problems. Everyone can be amazing in their own unique way! I wish to be a beacon of light for those who are currently suffering or add value to the lives of those that are not.”

SAMPLE CHAPTER: https://www.amazon.com/Looking-Life-Journey-Re-

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PRICE: $ 3.09 US/ $3.99 AU



*PollyEsther’s e-book “Looking @ Life”

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0184CLSOW?keywords=looking %20%40%20life&qid=1448511588&ref_=sr_1_2&s=digital-text&sr=1-2

*Follow PollyEsther’s Blog: https://happypollyesther.com

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*Email: happypollyesther@gmail.com

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Recently retired after 35 years with the News & Advance newspaper in Lynchburg, VA, now re-inventing myself as a novelist/nonfiction writer and writing coach in Lake George, NY.

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