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!


Tammy said...

Oh Jamie - this looks like an amazing book and process!! I want to play along, however, the timing is hard for me as I get married on November 1. I'll see - maybe I can play catch up and join in starting a few days late. I think I'll purchase the book anyway so I can if I feel I have the time!

Tara said...

Jaime, I love the idea. I want to join.

Tara said...

Oops, forgot my blog info

Rise of the Innerpreneur

I am looking forward to the read.

Jenn said...

I love this idea Jamie but November is unfortunately not very good timing. That is also the month of NaNoWriMo and I know I won't have time for both. But, I'm definitely going to check back here to see how the bloggers enjoy the book. I'll try to catch the next book.

Pink Heels said...

Love the concept!

Hmmm...I am debating my participation. Will I have time?

-- Susan Kuhn said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm in. I'm going to use a separate blog for this project:


Deborah Weber said...

Jamie -

I recently discovered your blog and smiled when I found you were undertaking this project. I recently posted about this book on my blog, and have been thinking about doing the work again to see how it deepens and shifts for me with another go around. So I'd love to accept your invitation to participate.

Deborah Weber
Temenos of the Blessing Light


miss*R said...

I'm in for sure - I cannot wait! thankyou & thankyou to Suzie for asking me. I have had this book for ages and started working through it by myself.. but that is a difficult thing to do...
I do have a blog but will set a new one up for this I think.. will let you know the blog addrees as soon as it is done - thanks again Jaime..

megg said...

I am in! I am having some trouble getting the book in the UK, but I have just ordered it and it should be there in good time!

Sacred Suzie said...

I'm in Jamie! But you know that already eh? Sacred Suzie

Tammy said...

I'm going to join in as soon after my wedding day as I can! I ordered my book yesterday! :)

Gemma said...

I came over from Suzies.
This looks great especially since natural elements will be part of the process. I've done book blogs before and will post on: www.adesertgarden.blogspot.com
Thanks Jamie and Suzie

Lisa said...

Sacred Suzie put a link to this - I want to play too. I set up a blog just for this -

My book is on the way. Thanks - I'm so excited!

Anonymous said...

I am SO INTO THIS!!!!!
Count me IN!!! It's exactly what I need in my life.
Wild, because another blogger mentioned this book to me recently, so I already have it on order.
Thank you Jamie...you rock!


Bobbi said...

This sounds like something I would be interested in. I have several blogs, but I think I'm going to use My Muse and Me for this process. Thanks!

ELLIE said...

Read about this in Suzie's blog and just jumped right in - I am nervous for some reason but so excited to do this - already ordered the book - lol..I really look forward to learning new and positive things!
I think right now I am going to use this one journal of mine for now - (unless I think of something else)


Thanks and Peace--Ellie~!~

miss*R said...

i now am the proud owner of a new blog just for this journey !

the onion and miss R

I cannot wait - you are brilliant to be doing this Jamie, thankyou xox

chest of drawers said...

I´ve just ordered the book - please count me in! Claudia

Melba said...

What a great idea Jamie.
Count me in!

Be Alive Believe Be You

Anonymous said...

I would love to join in! Please add me to you list.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jamie

I have the book, the cards, and am booked in to attend the course with Denise next year - please count me in.



TheModernGoddess said...

As a certified Soul Coach by Denise Linn, this book is wonderful and the program amazing.

I have a face-to-face group starting on the 1st November and I always do the program with them, so I would love to blog about it at the same time. I'll do this on my personal blog.


Sandra said...

Hi Jamie,
I'll join in. This will be perfect for getting me to ACTUALLY write in my blog. And I love the idea of following a book along with others (and want to learn more about coaching, too). All in all, a good fit. Just hafta find the book now...

Bella said...

Hi - I'm visiting you via Melba's just be Connected. I would LOVE to participate!

My name is Bella ~ my blog is Public Musings of a Mama.


I'll be getting my copy very soon!! Thank you for offering this opportunity.

Romana Mirza said...

I'm going to jump in! 15 minutes a day sounds like I'll be able to handle that. www.romanamirza.blogspot.com

Adventures in Small Business said...

Hi! I'd love to join in.

My blog is:



Anonymous said...

i think i will join in as well, tho i've never done anything like this...


Nydia said...

I'm so happy that I'll be able to join Soul Coaching's group! I found the book here in Rio, and already ordered it, it must be in my hands on Friday.

Can't wait!

Kisses from Nydia.

Sage Moonstone said...

I would love to join, if there's still room! Here's my info:

your name: sage moonstone
your blog's name: hocus pocus
your blog address: http://whimsicalwitch.blogspot.com

I can't wait to order the book and get started, seems like the perfect way to spend my November!

Bright Blessings ~

zusje said...

I want to join in.

zusje said...

Oops .. I forgot my blogadress:


Jessie said...

hello jamie! :)

i've decided to join in. i finally found a copy of the book and was able to check it out. it looks fabulous and interesting! i look forward to getting started in november. :)

Anonymous said...

Original Bliss

QueenAlpo said...

I'd love to join.

I blog at living la vida alpo:


Pink Heels said...

I officially bought the book from Amazon and will determine if I can keep up with the expectations set forth by this group. If so, I will join.

Just thought that I would give you an update! : )

MJ said...

This looks wonderful--count me in!



Sarah Hough said...

Hi I found you by way of Pink-Heels and would love to join in! Count me in! My blog is callitlovely.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for my copy to arrive..I can't wait. This is such a great idea you've launched!

My blog is The Drawing Board,


And I would like to go under my name, Danette, on the blogroll. :)

Looking forward to this discovery, and sharing the process with so many people.

This Guy said...

Awesome! :)
Count me in!

This Guy's Journey

Thanks! =)

vivian said...

Jamie, hello!

i would love to join! will be ordering the book today!



Caroline said...

I want to join...this sounds like a really incredible journey! Thank you!

I am at:


Tori said...

Hello! Sacred Suzie has been mentioning this for a while now, and I finally decided to check it out! I just placed my order for the book. It sounds like a fun idea.

My name is Tori, and my blog is called Tori's Path. The address is http://torispath.blogspot.com/

Judi said...

Sounds like just what I need
Count me in

CelticBuffy said...

I think this is something that I need to help me find my direction. Count me in! :)


Pink Swirl said...
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Pink Swirl said...

Even though I am planning to be out of the country the first week of November I would love to be a part of this.

Allison said...

Ooooh - me too, please.

My name is Allison & my blog is at: http://www.nimoy.ca

DAWN said...

My name is Dawn and my blog is WildYarn (www.wildyarn.wordpress.com). I have my book, have read the first 18 pages and am ready to go! looking forward to the experience and the changes.

Kate I said...

Hi Jamie, I would love to join in...I've listened to Denise on Hay House Radio and heard about the book, so this is a such a great opportunity to read and share it with others.

My blog is Thru my lens lightly
and my address is:

jen* said...

I would love to join!
My blog is My Heart is Full.
The address is www.completejoy.blogspot.com

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I found you from Creative Everyday. I'd love to join!

Kim said...

Whoops, forgot to list my blog.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Hi! ~Waving Hello from South America~.

It´s spring here and the elements feel fresh and alive. I´d love to participate in this project as a preparation for the best summer ever. :D

In Blogland everybody knows me as "Paula - Buenos Aires" and my blog is Happysnappy (because I take a ton of photographs,lol):


Kelly said...

I would love to be a part of this!

Kelly Valentine
The Creative Leap

Thanks for making this happen, I'm really excited to have a focused reason to use my blog regularly and to connect with other people too!

Warm Wishes,

Melba said...

Hi Jamie,
I am really looking forward to Soul Coaching. I have been reading the book everyday in October, but plan on re-reading and doing the exercises in November. This is working well for me because it has given me a chance to see patterns and also not get overwhelmed when some of the days ask for us to do alot. Reading it before hand has helped me see the big picture better.

I started a new blog and will be writing about my soul coaching journey there.
It is called
an eager soul's journal
and the url is

Also I was wondering if you used two journals when you went through soul coaching. I kind of like keeping everything in one place and already write in a journal pretty much everyday.

Thanks for leading this group. It is sure to be a great experience!

Sherrie St. Cyr said...

Hi! I want to play, too! Timing is perfect for me because November 30 is my birthday.

My blog "My Kaleidoscope Life" at www.sherriestcyr.com.

Looking forward to it!

pen* said...

sounds wonderful.
please include me!
my blog can be found at: http://the-penny-has-dropped.blogspot.com/

freelittlebird said...

I picked up the book today!

Name: free little bird
Blog: freelittlebird.blogspot.com

Aurora said...

I have the book ordered--I am looking forward to this because I am in a HUGE life transition right now...



please add me!

Ella said...

I will be joining.



the new is the true


Snap said...


This is a great idea. I picked up Denise's book today and I have a notebook all ready. Thanks for the great idea.


Snap said...


This is a great idea. I picked up Denise's book today and I have a notebook all ready. Thanks for the great idea.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jaime! I found you through several links that I think started with Krysta's 5x5 project. Anyway...I'd love to join this group. I am turning 40 on Nov. 5 and I can't think of a better way to start my 40th year than cleaning my cobwebs!

Thanks! Jenn

Leila Anasazi said...

Purchasing the book this afternoon. See all y'all soon!

Ordinary Beauty

Katie said...

I'm in !!! I write a blog about what its like getring sober in my twenties. thanks!


Anonymous said...

I just read about this on Caroline's blog (thezeninyou.blogspot.com) and I am really interested in doing this. I have been soul searching for a while now and having just found out that I am expecting again, I really need to find myself before I embark on this path. Thank you for creating this outlet for all of us. My name is breedale and my blog is http://perpetualmusings-breedale.blogspot.com/
Thanks and I can't wait to begin.

Serena said...

I hope I'm not too late but I would love the opportunity to participate. I only found out about 'Soul Coaching' yesterday via other blogs which led me here. I felt drawn immediately.
Thanks ~ :)

Blog name - Serena P. Lewis
Blog addy - http://artbyserena.blogspot.com

Fatma said...

I have done the Soul Coaching process before and have loved it.
I would love to join you! :)


Jane said...

yes! I want to do this and I look forward to the month of November!

Jane said...

Sorry, I forget to add my link:

Turtleheart said...

I got the book today! Can I still join? I'd love to be part of the group.



Amber said...

Me, too. I have the book. May I join? my blog is

Mandy said...

Hi, I had problems signing in with my LiveJournal account, so I'll try it in a different fashion...

I've already begun the programme last weekend and want to take part in this blog as well!

my URL is

~ Mandy

Genie Sea said...

Hi Jamie!

This is a process I must participate in. I know it might be a little bit late, but better late than never, right?

I have the book and will be posting asap!

Here is my link

Thank you so much for doing this!

creativehealinggoddess said...

I am a little late too but can i participate too!!! I am a coach and this would be the support I need. Today is a new day.


creativehealinggoddess said...

oh I have created a blog for my soulcoaching. This is hidden from my main page.



whenigrowupcoach said...

I am super late to come to the club, but am looking forward to reading about Soul Coaching & getting involved with December's book!

frustrated artist said...

I'm sad..I think I'm too late to join in. What book will you be doing in December?

Kel said...

Hi Jamie,
I know I'm joining in super late, but just in time for water week. I'll do air after we've finished, or maybe hold a little air retreat for myself this weekend and stick to the level 1s for water. I'll see how it goes. If it isn't too late for the blog roll, mine is Kel's Space at http://kelspace.typepad.com Thanks for this, your timing is blissful!

frustrated artist said...

Hey Jaime...just got the book and will join in...my blog is http://lillianp-sketches.blogspot.com

Thanks for doing this...what a great idea.