Figure It Out Friday: Elizabeth Gilbert

On Memorial Day, I spent the day with Elizabeth Gilbert and Rob Bell.  As a contributor to Eat, Pray, Love Made Me Do It, I was invited, along with another guest, to their workshop on creativity.  Angelina was unable to go since we were originally invited to her Carlsbad event which was changed at the last minute.

It was a day of journalling, discussion and creativity.

What I Figured Out

Elizabeth Gilbert is truly and authentic person.

Pictures from the event…enjoy!!


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Last Chance To Enter and Win an Autographed Copy of Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It!!

Hi everyone!! Spiritual Bahana is giving away a free autographed copy of Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It signed by yours truly, Eduardo Martinez.

For those of you who don’t know, last summer I entered an essay writing contest by the acclaimed author Elizabeth Gilbert. Liz Gilbert is a New York Times best selling author who’s inspired millions of women and men to look at their lives and change them for the better. Since its release in 2006, over 10 million copies have been sold and it established her as a world famous writer. Eat Pray Love sold over 10 million copies ever since its first release in 2006. Her story of self discovery was also made into a movie directed by Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story and most recently The People Vs. Oj Simpson.

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It is a collection of essays written by fans from around the world who were inspired to go on their own spiritual quest after reading the book. Although I didn’t travel around the world to find myself, I believe you’ll find my simple story of hard work and determination just as inspiring.

As of last week, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It has become number 5 on the New York Times Best Sellers Travel List.

The book and author were also featured on Good Morning America:

You have mutliple chances to win! You can enter by:

  1. Leaving a blog comment lettings us know what you thought of Eat Pray Love.
  2. Following Spiritual Bahana on WordPress (click “follow” on the sidebar—>).
  3. Follow @spiritualbahana on Instagram.

You can chose one or all options for multiple entries. The contest begins today and will run through midnight on Sunday, 5/15. The winner will be announced on Monday, 5/16.

Please click on the link below to log your entries. Best of luck!

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Figured It Out Friday: Syncrinicity

When things are meant to happen, they just do.

Thursday night, I met three other contributors to the book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It at a book store in Pasadena California. It was my first opportunity to read my essay in front of a crowd. Here are some pictures from the event.


The audience and reading space was small and intimate:




…and my spiritual sisters (fellow contributors) were great!

Lisa Becker, Eduardo Martinez and Amy B Schur

Lisa Becker, Eduardo Martinez and Amy B Schur

Here are some other pictures from the night’s event.

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Our contest for a free autographed copy of Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It is still running, click the link to enter!!