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Launching my New Book ‘Rumi- Love & Wisdom

 

Launching my New Book

‘Rumi- Love & Wisdom’

I am proud to be launching this, my 7th book Rumi – Love & Wisdom.

Rumi quotes are known the world over for being wise, thought provoking and emotionally powerful. And so allow these inspirational and motivational quotes to guide you in realizing all the power and beauty that exists inside of you.

It is truly incredible to think that this one man, Rumi, could cover so many topics and in so few words yet still inspire us today after some 800 years. He has indeed left behind a body of work, a legacy, that will continue to inspire many generations to come.

In this book I have included some of my most favourite love and wisdom quotes from poems and other works by Rumi. He in fact wrote about everything from life and love, to death and beyond and much more….

I am certain that these words of wisdom will inspire you to harness the power of positive thinking in your everyday life.

Blessings,
Michael Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

 

 

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Michael Thornley was born in 1960 at Manly NSW Australia and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since 1986 he has resided mostly in Queensland Australia and for a short period also in the USA and Spain.

As an Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Humanitarian, Conservationist, Photographer, Ornithologist and Traveler, he has experienced many an adventure and met with some ‘interesting’ characters and of course, some wonderful people along the way.

( All work published by Michael E Thornley including Novella’s, Short Stories, Guide Books etc are the original work of Michael E Thornley.)

Social Media – a great way to make new friends


Over the years Social Media has been blamed for many things such as feeding peoples addictive behaviour; creating face to face communication breakdown; the breaking up of marriages etc. It is not Social Media that is to blame but the choices you as an individual make. In most cases it is used as an excuse for all these social issues.

However I do acknowledge that most of us including myself check our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts daily. Yet it is a means of keeping in touch with our family and friends and what is happening in the world. We used to spend hours watching TV, reading newspapers, writing letters or talking on the phone. Now we have instant access 24/7 the world over and that is an incredible advancement in communication…. we simply need to be sensible in how we utilise this service.

I personally have found Social media to be a godsend at times in my life when I have experienced periods of loneliness or in times of stress and hardship. In using Facebook as an example, I have found like-minded and empathetic people around the world who have been ‘on-line’ friends for years. And in my opinion they are true friends whether you have had the pleasure to meet them face to face or not.

Social media allows you to share your experiences and adventures and our photographs of family and friends and our interaction with others will tell you allot about that particular person. The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words runs true. In the majority of cases I can judge the calibre’ of the person by the  subject matter of their photographs along with the types of  memes (pictures with messages written on them) and the various posts that they share.

And I have confirmed my ‘intuition’ by meeting many of my Facebook friends from all over the world and as many of you know, I am currently meeting and staying with some of these  ‘Facebook’ friends for the very first time. They have entrusted their own instinct and intuition from having  known me on-line for many years………. And I am most humbled and blessed for their trust in me. And so I have now enhanced many of these friendships with people that I would most likely never have met had it not been for Social media.

Of course to clarify, many ‘friends’ on Social Media are just acquaintances so to speak. However my point is that Social Media can indeed be a positive experience provided you are sensible and practical in it’s application and inclusion in your daily routine.

Michael E Thornley
Author and Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Live and Experience Your Life’s List – The Gypsy Traveller on tour

Live and Experience Your Life’s List – The Gypsy Traveller on tour 


G
reetings from Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

As many of you know I have been ‘Living the Lifestyle‘ that I chose and created for myself. I am a firm believer of ‘just doing it’ and ‘making it happen!

I am currently travelling all over South Eastern Australia with my ‘business based on my laptop’> All that is needed is simply an internet connection and then I can work from anywhere in the world! This is allowing me to live life I want and experience the many new and exciting adventures that the Universe is placing before me 🙂

IT CAN BE DONE! 

For nearly 3 weeks now I have driven over 2,500 klms (1553 mls)  yet I have only seen such a very small part of this vast homeland we affectionately call the Land of Oz… i.e. Australia. And what a magnificent country it is! From the tropical rainforests that abound with life to the vast open plains of tawny coloured grasslands; from pyramid shaped hills and mountains covered in olive green Eucalyptus trees to the ever growing skyward city-scapes from where their suburban sprawls radiate out from.

From bright and often blinding sunshine to high winds and raging tempests……. to the softness of sleet falling upon ones face to the cold waters of the Bass straight awakening the spirit within.

We need to experience the changing of the seasons to renew and revitalize our body-clocks, especially those of us that reside in the sub-tropics or tropics of our north ( Southern Hemisphere).  By having a ‘true’ winter occasionally, it will bring us in tune with Mother Earth and the elements that exist throughout the Universe from which we are made of.

JUST DO IT!

I am also meeting some beautiful people along the way and for the very first time :)…… many of whom have been my friends on Social media for many years. This enhances the friendships that have been created (well in most instances….in fact some of them may be glad to see me drive off!! hahaha).

However in all seriousness, it is a time for self growth thus learning more about oneself along the way.

I have dreams and certain goals but I am always flexible to make the changes that are necessary. Some of the goals and dreams were pathways to a greater experience, thus I opened myself up to the direction that was placed before me.

These goals and dreams are on what I prefer to call a ‘Life List’ as a ‘Bucket List’ is defined as something to do once and ‘tick it off’ once it is completed. I may well want to do all or some of what I have experienced already over and over again!

Restrictions, (other than legal or moral laws of course) are not in my vocabulary. My body might tell me you are not as fit as you used to be sometimes but that is ok… I do as much as I can and simply give it a go. I would rather have tried than had ‘regrets’…another of those words I try never to use. Perhaps ‘misgivings’ for want of a better word…. for not of at least trying!!

LIVE AND EXPERIENCE YOUR LIFE’S LIST

So let me ask you this!….. Are you living your life? If not why not? And once you have come up with all the usual excuses, sit back and think about your dreams and goals and see that the reasons you are NOT living your life is because you are making excuses when you should be making choices!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE’S DIRECTION. IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU!

Life has not been easy for me either at times, especially over the last 9 years or so. I have made certain choices and experienced massive learning curves. But you know what? I have LIVED! I have NO regrets just lessons learnt. I have found ways and made changes to be where I am now. And no, it is not always easy but life is a continual process, not one to stuck inside a small box and vegetate.  LIVE IT!

So no more ‘I can’t afford it or I don’t have the time.’ YOU can and you do if you choose too….

Come see the world with me.

Michael E Thornley
Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur & World Traveller.

A photo I took at Weribee Open range Zoo, Melbourne, Vic

Newsletter May 2015

Welcome to our Newsletter of 13 May 2016.

We have had a big month with the website michaelthornly.org ranking a further 200,000 positions forward in the World Wide Website ‘site’ analysis. This means that we are producing content that people want to see and are interacting with it! 🙂

In fact we have actually refined our content by way of offering those key products and services that you have all been asking for.

Therefore our main focus is now on
Blogging ( Posts by Michael Thornley and from Guest Bloggers around the 4 Pillars of a Good Life)
Business Products & Services
(Extensive range of business products and courses via MOBE. Additionally we are offering Web Hosting via SiteGround.
Ebooks
(Short Stories and informational Guides written by Michael Thornley and available on Amazon.com)
Travel
( Exclusive deals year round with rate Shrinker benefits to name a few with World Ventures)

As Michael will soon be on the Gypsy Traveller Tour covering SE Australia we thought we would share with you in this months Newsletter some great Travel options for you through WorldVentures DreamTrips.

DreamTrips

Take advantage of DreamTrips deals year round on some of the best vacations in the world. Stay at prestigious resorts, hotels and historic destinations in 60 countries, with more to come. No blackout dates. And trips to fit any budget.

DreamTrips

Take advantage of DreamTrips deals year round on some of the best vacations in the world. Stay at prestigious resorts, hotels and historic destinations in 60 countries, with more to come. No blackout dates. And trips to fit any budget.

RateShrinker

When you book your airfare or a hotel on Dreamtrips.com, RateShrinker automatically goes to work as soon as you hit the Pay Now button. Our system locates and selects the lowest prices available on your room type at the hotel and on your flight.

 

So what is this Blue sign all about?? VISIT HERE and watch the 3 short videos …………

Michael Thornley
Author and Lifestyle Entrepreneur

My Books Await your Eyes! with Michael Thornley

My Books Await your Eyes! with Michael Thornley

Greetings,

I trust that this blog post finds you well. I know that many of you have brought at least one of my books as i have had some great feedback and I thank you. Please leave appropriate comments on Amazon dot com for the book you have purchased and read 🙂

BOOKS

There are currently five books that have been published
–  ‘Twists of Fate
–  ‘A Day in the Life’
–  ‘Dating on a Budget’
– ‘Who is in Your Family Tree’
–  ‘Being a Gentleman’

I am currently writing a guide to Self Publishing via Kindle to be sold through Amazon. I hope to have this published within the next week. So WATCH THIS SPACE!

If you would like to see all the titles then please visit my Michael E Thornley Authors page by clicking HERE.

They are all in E-book-  Kindle (Electronic book form) But Amazon has a FREE reader for either online viewing or it can be downloaded to your computer ie. PC, Laptop Ipad or even your Iphone and Android. There you can view any book at anytime and take your library with you! That is the beauty of Ebooks!

SO GET YOUR COPY TODAY!!! They only cost from US$2-99 to US$4-99… the price of a coffee! Please support my endeavours, i would be most grateful!

Kindest regards,
Michael E Thornley
Author, Entrepreneur & Traveller

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Become a DreamTrips member and begin your adventure!

It’s the ultimate travel club community–travel anytime, anywhere. You’ll experience customized travel opportunities and valuable deals at fine restaurants, energized clubs and exquisite hotels.

Traveling Leads to more……. with Michael Thornley and Dream Trips!

           Travelling Leads to More Sex, Weight Loss, and Feeling Younger, Study Says

Today’s guest post is by . Great topic with me recently joining
Dream Trips with World Ventures.

Please enjoy the article and then watch the short video afterwards.

YOU SHOULD BE HERE… will make sense after watching the video!

Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur 

Traveling Leads to More Sex, Weight Loss, and Feeling Younger, Study Says

Sometimes studies try to tell people what they don’t want to hear for example, oversleeping may kill you, or your excessive reality TV diet is making you more of a narcissist. This is not one of those studies. According to the following UK study traveling benefits people by helping them lose weight, have more sex, and feel younger.

Everyone can agree traveling is a good thing. Next to a feel-good Live Laugh Love craft painting you may have at least once seen this shaming cliche quote: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Forget that quote because traveling isn’t always possible, but if you can travel here’s some of the benefits to look forward to.

According to Uproxx, Expedia surveyed 31 million travelers who’ve been on vacation in the past year. 81 percent of travelers reported feeling better after taking a vacation. Some of the reasons why? People reported traveling helped them lose weight, gain confidence, and have more sex, maybe even in that order.

Vacation means relaxation time, which helps alter your mood. Psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, who Uproxx reports helped with the study, explains, “You’re free to do as much or as little as you like, which in turn makes you feel more relaxed. This can help reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol…As stress and anxiety decreases, mood increases—bringing many, often unexpected, positive benefits in how we perceive ourselves, motivation and productivity, and our general outlook on life.”

Over one million travelers reported losing weight while traveling. Going out on adventures will do that to a person, especially if it requires more physical activity than a person is accustomed to in their daily lives. Take my friend who just went to California and almost died when she found she had to hike up to the famous Hollywood sign.

“Exposure to a healthy amount of sunshine is also believed to increase the brain’s release of the hormone serotonin,” said Dr. Papadopoulos. “Which is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.”

Speaking of physical activity, one million of the study’s participants said traveling helped their sex drive.

Happy traveling!
BY

Dream Trips – Travel The World With Us! 

Dream Trips. You need a vacation NOW!

Greetings and blessings for Easter.

I wanted to share with you one way that I am achieving the Laptop Lifestyle and how I will be continuing to travel the world!

This is all part of the Achieve Your Dream Plan and a way to save money and get that holiday much sooner! So I thought I would share it with you all but it is entirely up to YOU!

Perhaps you have heard of the Award winning Dream Trips with World Ventures.

So I would like to personally Invite you to have a look at our trips! A host of wonderful Vacation ideas! I l love them! Staying at 4-5 star resorts for 2-3 star prices! AND discounted fares for those of you just seeking to travel to family and friends.

Become a DreamTrips member and begin your adventure!

It’s the ultimate travel club community–travel anytime, anywhere. You’ll experience customized travel opportunities and valuable deals at fine restaurants, energized clubs and exquisite hotels.

Michael E Thornley

Yours truly at Niagara falls on the border of the USA and Canada!

Overview

WorldVentures™ is a lifestyle company that markets travel-related products. Combining the power of the Internet with the time-tested strength of word-of-mouth marketing, WorldVentures is a leader in the leisure travel industry. WorldVentures Marketing LLC is a privately held company based in Plano, Texas, with active Representatives and members in all 50 states in the United States as well as internationally and has affiliated companies in Canada (WorldVentures Canada Inc.) and Hong Kong (WorldVentures Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited). Contact details for all WorldVentures companies are found in the Compensation Plan Overview below.

The inspiration for WorldVentures came from company founders Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue. Together, they envisioned a company that combined the power of the Internet with direct selling to do something truly innovative.

Wayne and Mike assembled a team of experienced and dedicated professionals, and on December 10, 2005, WorldVentures was launched in the US. Since then, the company has enjoyed incredible success and rapid growth. And in 2009, WorldVentures started to expand into global markets. WorldVentures offers something that is one-of-a-kind in the direct-selling and travel industries. Essentially, WorldVentures is a lifestyle company.