Welcome to the official site for author Sheila A. Stephens
Flowers of the Spirit LLC presents:
Teacher of Writing; Healing from Grief; and The New American Tea Ceremony
artist, speaker, workshop presenter
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Adventures in Writing 101
Fun & Inspiring Ways to Master the Craft of Creative Writing
by Sheila Stephens
Under this popular master teacher’s guidance, your writing will take off and shine! Step by step, Sheila Stephens helps you dive in, break the often confusing writing code and quickly write with surety, purpose and passion. From tips for getting started in your jaunty Writer’s Tree House, to learning the Jazzy Art of Brainstorming, to finding the Story’s Circle, to creating Metaphors as powerful as Meteors, and even Endings as memorable as a Good Night Kiss - and much more - Stephens teaches you how to put the Zing, Compassion and the Power of stellar Insights into stories, books, articles, speeches, newsletters and blogs that you’ll be proud to call your own.
Considered “The Story Whisperer,” Stephens speaks to us of writing and of life: “Imagine what it would be like to actually place a star in the sky. A star that would shine brightly, would guide travelers in their journeys, and would take its place in the firmament to inspire yourself and others. In my three decades of teaching beginning and advanced writers alike, I’ve seen many stars brighten the night sky, so I love sitting at that campfire. With these easy how-to concepts and fun examples and exercises, you’ll soon be sharing the unique ideas that whisper to you and don’t let you go.”
Contact Sheila Stephens for information on speaking engagements and workshops.
The Mystery School of Grief;
Healing Messages of Love & Light
by Sheila Stephens
A beautiful and wise transformational journey of the heart’s healing from grief after loss. As writing and meditation teacher, Sheila Stephens, faced the sudden death of her husband, she turned toward the new learnings, and stunning synchronicities that began to surprisingly unfold, even on the wings of Red-Tailed Hawks and iridescent Dragonflies.
In what seemed like a caring school for her spirit, Stephens found some of life’s biggest mysteries and most light-filled insights informing her - and quietly uplifting her life. The 40 TIPS & SECRETS revealed to her chart a process of the gentle but profound healing anyone can experience as connections with our Loved Ones on the Other Side dynamically expand our hearts.
With unforgettable messages, dreams, and stories drawn from real experience, this book has powerful Wings that support us and teach us about the on-going, life-giving spaciousness of Love.
New American Tea Ceremony
The Art of Prayer & Tea & Thee; A New Way to Find a Moment to Pray in the Midst of Our Busy Days
by meditation teacher, Sheila Stephens
Sumptuous and fun, this must-have book is fun to share. Stephens’ original New American Tea Ceremony is easy to read and quickly put into practice. In a delightful way, Stephens teaches even the busiest of us how to take an instant break and refresh our spirit with a simple cup of tea! After you choose your favorite teacup or mug, and ‘put your feet up and your worries down,’ you’ll naturally find yourself in a quiet, meditational place. It’s all up from there!
Every step has a jewel of how-to wisdom which comes through in the eloquent stillness she creates. All you have to do is lift your cup, step-by-step, and receive the new inspirations that relax you - and refine you. Stephens creates a vessel of Love that changes you as you sip a yummy cup of tea!
A Story for Children & Parents to Share
The Toymaker’s Apprentice; An Owl Wisdom Story for Children & Parents to Share
by James Robert Knoll
Set in Olden Times, this enchanting story-poem inspires each of us to think about the powerful spirit of Gifts, Families, and Love. What are gifts all about? How do we build stronger families as we give and receive? And how do we attain the craftsmanship and wisdom of the Master Toymaker, so we might do honor to some of our most heartfelt exchanges? “The Toymaker’s Apprentice” is a great read and a true bonding experience for children and parents - any time of the year!
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After Sheila Stephens' beloved husband, Allen Stephens, died one day in an auto accident at the age of 57, Sheila spent the next year editing his fictional work that captured their love relationship, and serendipitously brought light into the process of how the hero (Jake) died and went to the Other Side and then came back. Editing this valuable, tender and adventurous book helped her heal, and she still smiles that Allen used her poem, “Always Here” as the ending of his book. The last chapter was read at Allen’s Celebration of Life. Years later, to Sheila, Allen is always here.
Almost sold out! Contact us to order one of the last remaining copies.
Gone to Glory (Western fiction/adventure)
The New Western Series
by Allen Stephens
edited by Sheila Stephens
Cover design by Sheila Stephens
Every man wants to make his mark on the world, but in what way? “Gone to Glory” goes to the heart of the West. What does a man believe in? And does he have the courage to let it affect his life?
It was obvious to everyone that Jake was a changed man. He’d grown into his boots, as the saying goes, and his boots were destined to be tall ones. In the past, Jake had been respected - and feared - for the strength of force he’d used to protect the precious gold others had discovered. Now he was respected for possessing the ability to find it himself, and so something good with it. His new riches gave Jake the opportunity to help his old friend, Harry Harmon, with a claim that promised to be a whopper.