My latest book is a compilation of blog posts written on my blog SMART Living 365.com around the topic of sustainability, simple living and minimalism. Why buy a book if you can read it for free? So many people said they enjoy the freedom of a print book (or an ebook on kindle) that this is a great way to read about one particular subject that I write about on a regular basis.
Ever wonder if your life would be happier if things were simpler? The answer to that is probably yes. In fact, research now shows that when a person steps back from a busy and complicated life they frequently learn that a simple, more minimal approach offers everything they need to live a joyful and meaningful life.
The true value of a simple life is not one of sacrifice or denial. It is never about giving up or giving in. Instead a more focused, minimal life offers a growing awareness of what is truly most valuable and life enhancing. Sharing tips, how-tos, research and personal perspectives, Simple * SMART * Happy offers readers a new way to start experiencing the world and life. Join Kathy as she explores how each of us can create a more simple and SMART Life 365.
My one and only novel to date is:
Finding Grace–A Transformational Journey.
Finding Grace is available as both an ebook AND in print. You can order either on Amazon.
What’s it about? Here is a short synopsis:
Ever wonder what it takes to be uniquely and passionately yourself in a world determined to make you like everyone else?
Grace Martin intends to find out as she stumbles from one humbling life lesson to another. With a peculiar, but supportive guide and mentor named Mrs. Pettermint, Grace slowly breaks free of traditional family and religion and courageously explores life, relationships, and various spiritual traditions seeking solutions that make her soul shine. Finally, just when the peak of her journey seems within reach, her beloved mentor dies leaving her nearly $50 Million Dollars—but the only way to claim that inheritance and find the peace Grace craves is to face the fierce criticism of her past, the betrayals of the present, and the thousands she serves as a New Thought Minster.
Finding Grace reveals that in order to find grace, a woman must surrender her fears, doubts and attachments and learn to walk the transformational journey into her own soul.
My next book is a book that draws upon my background and experience as a real estate broker for nearly 30 years and a writer of escrow newsletters and promotional materials for nearly 25 years. The title of this book is
The Complete Guide To Selling Your Own Home In California
Published by Zyrus Press; 1st edition (April 8, 2008)
This book is available only in print and can be bought through Amazon.com. (click on book cover to access)
What’s it about?
Is it possible to sell your home yourself and save a large amount of money? Absolutely! Is it easy and simple? Not always. Fortunately, with the comprehensive information, including all the forms, explanations and disclosures in The Complete Guide to Selling Your Own Home in California, you now have everything you need to successfully accomplish the goal of selling your home yourself.
Accompanying this book is a CD containing all the necessary legal forms and worksheets required in an editable and printable format to sell residential property in the state of California.
This book is organized into three parts. Part One addresses the choices you face and reveal some of the mysteries of the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) experience. Part Two is filled with the elements every seller needs to know before, during and after the successful completion of a sale. Part Three is for trouble-shooting or to use as a reference when a task is at hand or if you find yourself facing a roadblock. This final part also includes some simple marketing techniques that all sellers should at least be aware of before beginning the sales process.
In addition, the accompanying CD contains all the legal forms a homeseller needs for any phase of a transaction. Until now, finding forms to legally transfer real estate in California has been one of the greatest challenges facing those in the FSBO market. Feel free at any time to jump around in the book or to browse the CD to find anything that directly tackles your current concerns or questions.
My third book, and the first published is titled:
The Findhorn Book of Practical Spirituality: A Down-to-Earth Guide to a Miraculous Life
Published by Findhorn Press, April 1, 2003
This book is no longer offered by the publisher but you can access sites that offer copies through Amazon.com.
What is it about?
Why should we be spiritual? As a co-leader of an independent spiritual organization for seven years, Kathy Gottberg was uniquely challenged to discover and use the spiritual ideas that work in everyday life, not just those that sound good. Clearly, only the most practical of those concepts have true life-transforming power. So, what does practical spirituality look like? This book identifies ten characteristics of a person who practices spirituality in a down-to-earth way, and helps us to define it and to recognize it in others and ourselves. Whenever possible, stories and personal examples are used to illustrate and clarify.
Praise for Practical Spirituality:
“Practical Spirituality” is, for modern life, where the rubber meets the road in our relationships with each other, the planet, the cosmos. Authenticity, with integrity, honesty and clarity of thought directing our actions, is the true path of a spiritual person. With poignant stories and examples, Kathy Gottberg points the way for those wanting to take control of their own spiritual direction.”
~Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D. Founder of Institute of Noetic Sciences
“Kathy Gottberg writes like an angel—clear and right to the point.”
~Walter Starke, author of “It’s All God,” “The Golden Thread, ” “Homesick For Heaven, and others.