Creating YOUR Calling book

The transformative and inspiring book coming in 2018!


Brand new chapters and interviews with international body-mind-spirit experts and groundbreaking positive psychology research into: Cultivating Creativity, Body-Mind-Heart-Spirit Fitness, Edgewalking: Dealing with Difficulty…Even Death, Social Media as a Tool for Empowered Interconnectedness, Social Entrepreneurs, Using Your Intuition and Being a World Citizen.


Advance Praise for Creating Your Calling: 

Creating Your Calling is a life-altering book!  Lani Kwon, MA’s decades of coaching, writing, research and public speaking experience are what you need to transform your life.”
Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D., Hawai‘i State Representative and Author of Leaving the Gilded Cage,


“I’ve known Lani over ten years, and she never fails to surprise and inspire me.  Her work is uplifting yet practical.  Creating Your Calling will change your life.”
Lori Chaffin, Publisher, The Hawaii Wellness Directory, Magazine and Network,
Author and Editor of the series: Messages Straight From the Heart,


“Free yourself of past mistakes and false beliefs.  Creating Your Calling rewires old patterns, creates new pathways and allows you to create your own future.  Lani Kwon, MA, knows her stuff.”
Patrick Snow, International Bestselling Author of Boy Entrepreneur, The Affluent Entrepreneur and Creating Your Own Destiny,


Original Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook published @BalboaPress, a Division @HayHouse in 2013 and available online at Amazon, B&N, Balboa Press websites in hardcover, softcover and EBook versions and all major bookstores and independent bookstores in Hawaii, the continental U.S. and Canada.




The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook:

Embracing the Power of Positive Psychology, Healing Stories and
Explorations to Create the Life You Want ©2013

The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook: Embracing the Power of Positive Psychology, Healing Stories and Explorations to Create the Life You Want ©2013 encourages readers to explore choices, visualize outcomes and set priorities.  This workbook is informal and informative, never preachy.  It provides readers with the shared true-life stories of past Creating CoPOWERment® clients and body-mind-spirit practitioners, balanced with the scientific results of positive psychology studies conducted over the past 30+ years in the areas of optimism, self-compassion, goal-setting, meaningful work and success.  Thought-provoking hands-on explorations at the end of each chapter support readers in discovering their motivations and ideals in planning step-by-step how to change their own lives for the better.

In this book you will discover:

  • What motivates you and how to use your strengths to create the life you want.
  • How your unexamined thoughts and beliefs are holding you back from achieving  your goals.
  • How to transform obstacles into lessons and markers of success.
  • How to find and align with like-minded-hearted-souled allies, organizations and  communities.
  • What your life purpose really is and step-by-step how to get there.

Creating CoPOWERment® is a phrase the author coined to describe the empowering interactions that take place when people going through life transitions come together in groups or partnered one-on-one in professional coaching relationships.  People who have participated in Creating CoPOWERment® have reported that they are able to identify better life options when they have an opportunity to share their experiences, beliefs and resources with others.

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and in fine independent bookstores in the U.S. and Canada.



Selected Photos from the International Book Tour 2013-2015

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Photos: (top row) Hay House I Can Do It! Washington, D.C. 9/28-29/13 and Hay House I Can Do It! Vancouver, B.C. 5/17-18/14; (2nd row); In Other Words Feminist Community Center 5/24/14 and New Renaissance Bookshop Portland, OR 5/25/14; (2nd row from bottom) Hay House I Can Do It! Denver, CO 3/29/14 and Hay House I Can Do It! San Jose, CA 2/1-2/14; (bottom row) Hay House I Can Do It! New York 10/26-27/13 and Hay House I Can Do It! Pasadena, CA 11/8-10/14


Lani was on book tour in the continental U.S. and Canada in 2013-2016.
To view all past book tour events and photo galleries click here.




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Excerpt from The Creating CoPOWERment®

It was not until I was 43 that I finally came to understand that I couldn’t expect to find the “right” someone, the ideal job or even lose that last ten pounds so that everything else in my life will then be “perfect.” Instead I knew that I had to find the rightness, ideal and perfection in myself right in every moment and discover that it was there all along. I had to embrace, not push away, all of who I was, including my dark, sad and scary parts. I also knew that I was capable of making choices that were healthy, wise and fun.

When seeking self-acceptance and love, remember it is already within us, though it may take practice to discover, uncover and recover. Based on my own experiences with rediscovering love and compassion for myself, I recommend the following:

1) Ask yourself what you would say or do for your best friend in the same circumstances, then say or do that for yourself.

2) Hang out only with people who uplift and inspire you and avoid critical, insensitive types.

3) Treat yourself to one special thing a day. This could be time to rest or a piece of chocolate or another small treat or doing something you love to do, because you deserve it.

4) Wear clothes and shoes that you like and which fit you properly and make you feel good about yourself.

5) Participate in activities and groups that accentuate your talents and strengths.

6) Keep only the gifts, objects and keepsakes that hold meaning and good memories for you.

7) Connect with others who have integrity, and be honest with yourself about what motivates your interest in others.

8) Say “No” to things, people and events out of alignment with who you are. When you say “Yes!” only to things, people and events that resonate as true for you, then you say “Yes!” to your highest Self, to those in alignment with you and to Spirit.

And, finally

9) Ask and reach out for support from trusted friends, colleagues and mentors whom you admire.

by Lani Kwon, MA in The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook ©2013

Lani has also had multiple non-fiction, poetry and fiction publications, including:

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"'One of the most interesting disconnects in we humans is the degree to which we admire wisdom and yet lack methodologies and practices to learn wisdom.  In effect our strategy is to hope wisdom finds us.  Lani’s workbook fills this gap practically and simply.  The question isn’t do I have wisdom? but rather do I have wisdom available?  I see the work offered in Lani’s workbook to be a practical course in developing our access to our own wisdom.  Do you have the wisdom to take up wisdom as a practice?"

— Dan Newby Senior Course Leader, Newfield Network

"'We are often brainwashed by society and the media into thinking that we have to be successful and have no problems, else we are failures.  In Lani’s wonderful Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook, she reminds us of the downside of holding it all in and pretending it doesn’t exist, as well as the upside of examining our issues and coming to terms with them.  When you read this book and do the exercises, you will move closer to showing up in the world as your Authentic Self, and accept the flawed, imperfect, and glorious human being that is you!  That, in my opinion, is the most direct path to real and lasting Happiness."

— Jim Smith, PCC Author of Happiness at the Speed of Life

"'I resonate with Lani Kwon’s Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook which is ‘living,’ creating meaning, more self-love and joy.  The stories she shares of her own and others’ experiences of transition allow the reader to discover why this process is important and how change and growth are possible.  I LOVE that she starts the book with awareness, as this is where all life begins.  The exercises are simple and powerful."

— Mary Anne Flanagan
Toning the OM

"'You’re not alone.  Only you can do it.’  Lani’s Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook hinges on balancing personal responsibility with an awareness of interdependence.  Nobody can build the life of your dreams for you, and, at the same time, your dream life needs to be constructed in harmony with others.  Lani has done the hard work of filtering out what works.  Follow your own inner knowing with this skillful guide."

— Clayton Gibson Founder of and Author of
Shirt of Flame: The Secret Gay Art of War

"'The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook is quite simply a calling: an invitation to your authentic self, to live your life with more meaning and joy.  Lani writes elegantly as she shares many personal stories designed to give you insights and light your way.  She acts as your guide as you journey deep within the tapestry of your life to find what makes you truly come alive.  This is your life, and Lani’s work will help you to build a life that really resonates."

— Jayne Warrilow, Author of The Secret Language of Resonance