New Novel by Michelle Zarrin Teaches Readers about Power of Meditation

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‘From My Heart to Yours’ is based on true events, but dramatizes them for added effect.

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“In the end, the character realizes we are all here to learn lessons, and the art of life is how we deal with our struggles. She learns how to tap into the love and light within and lives her life from that space, hence the title.”

Michelle Zarrin’s new novel “From My Heart to Yours: Based on a True Story” (published by Balboa Press) draws on real experiences to craft an engaging story of living with an addict, divorce, death, pure life lessons learned from preschool children, and ending with the depth and beauty of meditation.

“My book is about love, loss, life and death,” says Zarrin. “In the end, the character realizes we are all here to learn lessons, and the art of life is how we deal with our struggles. She learns how to tap into the love and light within and lives her life from that space, hence the title.”

An excerpt from “From My Heart to Yours”:

“Her father had left this world, lying on a bed which was not his own, in a room that he had not occupied for longer than half of a day, in a building that he did not pay the mortgage or rent to inhabit. He left solely with the spirit that he had shaped during the time that he lived as a citizen of this world. In the end, Sofia discerned, it is not all of our material possessions, our worries, our memories, our struggles, our triumphs, our joys or our miseries that we take with us, or that even matter. What matters is how we cultivated our spirit through all of the wonderful or awful experiences we had to endure during this life.”

Readers will discover allusions to their own lives as they experience Sofia, the protagonist, going through the events of her life. The plethora of lessons that Sofia learns will resonate with them. “The book is about the struggles of life,” Zarrin points out, “not portrayed in a dark way, but learning to deal and cope with the lessons, with dignity and grace.”

“From My Heart to Yours”
By Michelle Zarrin
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781452565613
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781452565590
E-Book | 236 pages | ISBN 9781452565606
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Michelle Zarrin lives and writes in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.michellezarrin.com.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.
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