Say Yes to Life – Author Interview

Cover_Say Yes to LifeSay Yes to Life provides you with seven keys to unconditional, abundant living. Each key opens a doorway to experiencing life as a gift.

This book will guide you to the depths of your heart where you long to celebrate life with a wholehearted “Yes!”

You will be led to a place of greater authenticity.
You will be encouraged to take joy in who you are.
Only willingness is needed to embrace yourself with gladness.
With your true Self in the driver’s seat and the ego in the back seat, life takes on a new vibrancy.

Now you are present to yourself, to your companions, and the cosmos. The mountaintop appears and beckons you into the fullness that has always been awaiting you.




 Dear one, as you set forth on the new adventure offered by this book, give yourself permission to discover new facets of your multi-dimensionality. Allow yourself to vibrate on higher levels, closer to the  mountaintop of joy without condition. Allow yourself to hear God say, “You are glorious!” Give yourself permission to say “Yes” whenever Source says “This is who you are.”

Never before has humanity lived in an age so ripe for transformation, happiness, harmony and cooperation.

Never before has the need for transformation been so apparent. Not that the need for transformation has never been so great; rather, the need has never been so visible. The darkness and impurities within the systems in our world are more visible and palpable today because we have entered an era of greater light.

Never before has the world been so prepared for a new arrangement of systems informed by integrity and compassion. Never before have so many people been poised for self-realization and the joy of living from integrity and authenticity.

This book is for those who long for the day when corruption will be replaced by the blossoming of goodness. It is written for those who want to see the flourishing of kindness throughout the world, through systems of commerce, governance, and medicine

Author Interview with Elliott Robertson


What is your favorite book that you have written (Published or Unpublished), and why?

My favorite book is always my most recent. And my most recent book is a volume of poetry. Yep, I’m also a poet. The Laughter of Hafiz: 121 Poems for the Journey Home was published earlier this year.

I don’t think it’s easy for any poet to select just a fraction of the many poems written over the years for a book—at least, it wasn’t easy for me. But it was fun to unearth poems from my notebooks, many that I had forgotten over the years, and cobble a book together.

What prompted you to write about your topic?

Nearly everything I write, be it poetry, blogs, or books, is spiritual. I’ve always been passionate about spirituality. Say Yes to Life is about remembering who you are in truth and falling in love with yourself. Or maybe it’s not about that, but rather a book that invites people to do so, a book that shines a light on this glorious possibility. It’s so easy to get lost in the weeds when we go about our lives from one day to the next. It’s good to have a reminder of the magnificence and joie de vivre that’s available, waiting for us to open ourselves up to a new experience of life.

Who influenced you to write a book (or books)?

Were it not for Hafiz’s poems, I would not write poetry. Falling in love with his poems—both the traditional translations from a number of decades ago and the more recent translations—inspired me to write my own.

As far as non-fiction books go, I’m not sure if there was anyone who influenced me to write. Writing is simply something I’ve always loved to do. And sharing spiritual messages for one and all to read and enjoy. It’s all very natural for me.

Do you have a favorite author? Or someone who inspired you to write a book (Or books)?

Oh, I have so many favorite authors, it would be impossible to narrow it down to just one. Right this minute, I’ll go with Anne Lamott. Her transparency is just yummy. I always feel like she’s sitting with me at my kitchen table. Let’s make it a tie: Anne Lamott and Julian of Norwich, the mystic from the 14th century whose wisdom is deep, beyond words.

What are your hobbies other than writing?

I love spending time in nature, in the woodlands with trees. And near bodies of water. Although I’ve always enjoyed nature and big parks with walking paths, it wasn’t until I met one of my best friends, Rahman, that I started spending time with the trees. She’s always saying, “Let’s go to the park.”

What is one thing in your life that you would say has had the greatest impact on your writing? Or in your life in general?

I’ll always be grateful to my mother for taking me with her to church when I was a teenager. She had discovered metaphysics and New Thought. And Unity Church had landed on her radar, a church that emphasizes the benevolence of Spirit and the innocence of humankind. Being introduced to the unity minister Eric Butterworth and to Unity’s devotional, Daily Word, and to Ralph Waldo Emerson and other thinkers like him when I was reaching adulthood has made a tremendous difference in my view of the world and my view of myself and my relationship to the Cosmos.

What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

I really can’t provide a general answer to this question because my journeys through writing different books have presented different challenges. It really depends upon the book.

How do you research for your book(s)?

It seems many writers research and then write. I don’t. I start by writing and then, when I feel the need to research, I do so as I’m going along.

Which one do you prefer, Coffee or Tea? What type of Coffee or Tea is your favorite? Or do you prefer another type of drink?

At home, I’m usually a tea drinker. But when I’m in a café, I drink coffee. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who is like this. I think I’m the only one.

Lastly, what was your favorite book growing up?

When I was a kid, my favorite book was The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit before the wrote his famous trilogy. It’s the prequel.


About Elliott Robertson

author image (1) (1)Elliott Robertson is a Happiness Coach. He holds an MA in Psychology and has been certified as a Happy for No Reason workshop facilitator. His articles have appeared in several magazines, including Science of Mind and Miracles Magazine.

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  1. The book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the great author interview! It’s fascinating to get a peek inside an author’s mind.


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