Want to Participate in The Next Chapter?

Our Soul Coaching journey is now complete. If you're travelling through the book on your own, please feel free to visit the posts below for inspiration and encouragement

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I'm looking forward to sharing more adventures with you.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Welcome to the first ever The Next Chapter blog group. You are invited to join this journey through the wonderful Denise Linn's Soul Coaching, 28 Days to Discover Your Authentic Self. We will be starting November 1, 2008.

About The Next Chapter

The concept behind a book-blogging group is that a community of bloggers work their way through a book, sharing their experiences by posting on their own blog and by reading what other participants are sharing. You can choose to share as much or as little as you like.

We're starting out with Soul Coaching and my hope is that we will such a magnificent time full of connection and growth that The Next Chapter will become a regular place to blog through books on various creative and self-development topics.

About Our First Book: Soul Coaching by Denise Linn

From the dust jacket:

"Soul Coaching is a 4-week program dedicated to an in-depth clearing and
cleansing of the differents aspect of your life: mental, emotional, physical and
spiritual. By following the practical, carefully crafted steps presented here,
you'll find that you're able to uncover your authentic self.

This book is for you if you want to know:

  • who you are
  • why you're here
  • what your mission is"
For more about Denise Linn, click here.

To Join In:

  • Leave a comment on this post with your name, your blog's name and your blog address, and I will add you to the blogroll of participants. (If I've already put you on the blogroll and you'd rather be called by your first name or by your blog name just let me know and I'll change it)
  • You will need a copy of the book. You may get it from your library or you can purchase it here in Canada and here in the US .
  • You will need a blog. If you don't have one yet, you can set one up quickly and for free on Blogger.
  • You might also want a journal, to have somewhere private to record your thoughts and feelings.
Soul Coaching is a 28-day process. You can start reading from the beginning to chapter 1 (up to page 18) as soon as you get the book. There are some preparations Denise recommends, so go ahead and do anything that appeals to you. We'll use November 1 to write about our experience of the introduction and preparations. And we'll use November 30 to wrap up and write about the final chapter, Quest. This means Soul Coaching will in fact be a 30-day adventure in November.
We're running at the same time as NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. So, if you want to participate in that, this group will provide you with something to write about every day! If that commitment seems too intense, don't worry. Soul Coaching is a gentle process with options for more or less participation. You are always at the helm of deciding how much or how little you want to do.

A Note about Time: I see some people are wondering whether they will have time to participate. Every day there are suggestions for 3 levels of participation. Level 1 is as little as 15 minutes. It's really about bringing what you can and being gentle with yourself. If you miss a day, that's okay. If something doesn't appeal to you, that's okay too. You can continue where you are or go back to something you missed. Whatever doesn't serve you, let it go.

This Blog

This blog will host the blog roll of participants. It will be our homebase and I will post a little something every day to keep the energy going. I will be sharing my own personal explorations through the book on my blog, Starshyne Productions.

Your Photos

Soul Coaching takes us through a week of air, fire, water and earth. I would love to post a photo each day as inspiration. If you'd like to share a photo on one of the elements, please send it to thenextchapter at openthedoor dot ca. Please include your name, your blog address and the element. (Note: only participants' photos will be posted)


Put a badge on your blog to share that you're participating and to encourage others to join in. Thank you Suzie for creating these beauties. (If you need help with coding, send me an email and I'll send you the code)


I'm looking forward to blogging through Soul Coaching with you!