Penticton Art Gallery Book Launch

Excited to be launching my memoir Never Without Love.

Join me for book reading and signing.

Hope you can join me to celebrate!

I am beyond grateful that Penticton talented music couple, Mia Harris and Tavis Weir, will be performing at this event. Mia will be singing my beloved Persian song, Iran Iran, in Farsi.

There will be also live Persian music.

Venue: Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way

Date: June 12, 2019

Time: 7 – 9 PM

Free refreshments.

Cash wine bar.

Admission by donation.

Proceeds go to Penticton Art Gallery.

Click this link to preorder your copy of Never Without Love

You could also purchase your copy of Never Without Love from Coles Bookstore at this event.

 

Never Without Love

Both charming and powerful, this memoir unfolds the story of a young girl born in Iran who eventually triumphs over sexism and abuse to become a successful woman and mother in Canada. The book opens with a dramatic account of a terrible accident that leaves a young child with burn scars all over her chest. This scarring has a profound effect on the girl’s life. Yet, despite this accident, the narrator’s childhood is rich and blessed in many ways. The family circle is extensive and the relationships, especially with the wonderful Baba (her father) and her spirited cousin Fereshteh, are both protective and complex. The narrator travels from Qazvin, an ancient capital of the Persian Empire, to remote mountain villages, to the glittering capital of Tehran with its cafés, dance clubs, fancy boutiques and lush parks, to a villa on the Caspian Sea, as well as to the “tin town” of Halaby Abad in Southern Tehran and to the rice paddies where women do backbreaking work for next to nothing in wages. In doing so, she deftly handles a minefield of politics, from the regime of the Shah to the foreign interests of British and Americans, to street marches and protests, to the installation of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic Republic. A beloved uncle is murdered by the Revolutionary Guards and the narrator’s own marriage to a man of the Bahai faith is illegal. Sexual politics and women’s rights are addressed throughout the memoir from the Persian custom of khastegari, to the stripping of women’s rights under the Islamic Republic to domestic abuse in Canada.

 

About the Author

Mehrnaz Massoudi was born in Iran and immigrated to Canada in 1983 after the Iranian revolution and in the midst of the Iran-Iraq war. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, Ontario, and worked as a molecular biologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She integrates her science background with her knowledge of meditation to guide seekers toward new levels of self-love, courage, and inner tranquility. Her memoir, Never without Love, is a profoundly revealing narrative of her own life as an Iranian woman who escaped her beloved, war-torn homeland to find peace in Canada.

Inanna Vancouver Book Launch

Join us for a celebratory evening featuring Mehrnaz Massoudi, author of Never Without Love, Vivian Meyer, author of Road Warrior, and Linda Quennec, author of Fishing for Birds.

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Place: Massy Books, 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver BC

Free refreshments.

Never Without Love

Both charming and powerful, this memoir unfolds the story of a young girl born in Iran who eventually triumphs over sexism and abuse to become a successful woman and mother in Canada. The book opens with a dramatic account of a terrible accident that leaves a young child with burn scars all over her chest. This scarring has a profound effect on the girl’s life. Yet, despite this accident, the narrator’s childhood is rich and blessed in many ways. The family circle is extensive and the relationships, especially with the wonderful Baba (her father) and her spirited cousin Fereshteh, are both protective and complex. The narrator travels from Qazvin, an ancient capital of the Persian Empire, to remote mountain villages, to the glittering capital of Tehran with its cafés, dance clubs, fancy boutiques and lush parks, to a villa on the Caspian Sea, as well as to the “tin town” of Halaby Abad in Southern Tehran and to the rice paddies where women do backbreaking work for next to nothing in wages. In doing so, she deftly handles a minefield of politics, from the regime of the Shah to the foreign interests of British and Americans, to street marches and protests, to the installation of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic Republic. A beloved uncle is murdered by the Revolutionary Guards and the narrator’s own marriage to a man of the Bahai faith is illegal. Sexual politics and women’s rights are addressed throughout the memoir from the Persian custom of khastegari, to the stripping of women’s rights under the Islamic Republic to domestic abuse in Canada.

 

About the Author

Mehrnaz Massoudi was born in Iran and immigrated to Canada in 1983 after the Iranian revolution and in the midst of the Iran-Iraq war. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, Ontario, and worked as a molecular biologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She integrates her science background with her knowledge of meditation to guide seekers toward new levels of self-love, courage, and inner tranquility. Her memoir, Never without Love, is a profoundly revealing narrative of her own life as an Iranian woman who escaped her beloved, war-torn homeland to find peace in Canada.

 

Love Beyond Fear workshop

Valentine’s Tapping & Meditation Workshop

Is your self-worth, fear of rejection, or any other limiting beliefs holding you back from starting a romance?

Is fear, judgment, and expectation creating a barrier to Love & Passion in your relationship?

This workshop is for you if:

– You are single

– You are in a relationship

– You are craving more Love and less Fear, Judgment, & Expectation in your relationships with your loved ones.

Expect to learn in this workshop self-help tools to Mindfully remove barriers to Love Fiercely!

You don’t know what to get for your partner, or friend for this Valentine? Don’t look any further get her/him a ticket to this workshop.

Mehrnaz Massoudi, B.Sc. & certified EFT Practitioner

Our ancient yearnings for deep love and peace are best satisfied by ancient practices of the hands and heart. Using Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, Meditation, and Matrix Reimprinting EFT Mehrnaz gently guides seekers towards new levels of inner tranquility, love & the light within.

Click here to learn more about Mehrnaz’s offerings

 

February 16

3 – 5:00 PM

Location: Starlit Yoga Studio

102, 100 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton, BC

There will be a couple chairs for those who can’t sit on the floor.

$35  Early Bird Discount ends on February 12

$50  When you register for 2 people-this discount ends on February 12

$45  Regular

Purchase Ticket Eventbrite


This workshop is scent free.

No refund is available. However, if you are not able to attend the workshop due to illness or family emergency, then you will get a credit for an upcoming workshop with Mehrnaz Massoudi.

Let Silence be your Heart GPS in 2019

Are you ready to manifest your dreams in 2019?

This is not a New Year’s Resolutions workshop!!

Why New Year’s Resolutions don’t work?

But first I ask a couple of questions before I answer:

1- What is your operating system?

2- What are your limiting beliefs?

Your operating system is your Subconscious Mind.

95% of what you do and what you attract is being controlled by your subconscious mind.

If this 95% of your operating system is programmed with the negative events of your life and your limiting beliefs then, do you think your New Year’s Resolutions would work?

Just because you write your New Year’s resolutions on your vision board, or you put it on your fridge so you can see it every day; it doesn’t mean that it would work.

First you need to reprogram your operating system-Your Subconscious Mind, then you will be able to manifest your heart-felt-desires and dreams. It is only in Silence that you can reprogram your subconscious mind!!

Join Mehrnaz at Let Silence be your Heart GPS in 2019 workshop to Let Go of your negative thoughts and limiting beliefs to manifest your Heart-Felt-Desires…Your Dream.

Mehrnaz Massoudi, B.Sc. & certified EFT Practitioner

Our ancient yearnings for deep love and peace are best satisfied by ancient practices of the hands and heart. Using Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, Meditation, and Matrix Reimprinting EFT Mehrnaz gently guides seekers towards new levels of inner tranquility, & the light within.

Click here to learn more about Work with Mehrnaz 

January 12

3 – 4:30 PM

Starlit Yoga Studio

102, 100 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton, BC

There will be a few chairs for those who can’t sit on the floor.

$35  Early Bird Discount ends on January 10

$50  When you register for 2 people-this discount ends on January 10

$45  Regular

Buy Ticket Here  Eventbrite

This workshop is scent free.

No refund is available. However, if you are not able to attend the workshop due to illness or family emergency, then you will get a credit for an upcoming workshop with Mehrnaz Massoudi.

Let Silence Lead You To A More Fulfilling Life

This workshop is for you if you feel:

            – Stressed

            – Overwhelmed

            – Uninspired

It is estimated that the average person has 70,000 thoughts per day. Studies have shown that on average 80% of these thoughts are negative; that equals to 56,000 negative thoughts every day!!

The negative thoughts have been downloaded in your subconscious mind by unpleasant and traumatic life events.

It is known that meditation and living mindfully in the NOW are the most powerful tools to reprogram your subconscious mind so it stops playing the negative thoughts repeatedly, but not many people succeed to meditate daily, even though most people have tried it. 

The easiest part of the meditation is setting up an altar and buying a Buddha statue. LOL

“Discover inner space by creating gaps in the stream of thinking. Without those gaps, your thinking becomes repetitive, uninspired, devoid of any creative spark, which is how it still is for most people on the planet.” — A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Join Mehrnaz at Let Silence Lead You To A More Fulfilling Life on October 16 to learn how to create silence in the stream of your thoughts, and how to let the silence guide you to your dreams and destiny. 

Mehrnaz Massoudi, B.Sc. & certified EFT Practitioner

Our ancient yearnings for deep love and peace are best satisfied by ancient practices of the hands and heart. Using Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, Meditation, and Matrix Reimprinting EFT Mehrnaz gently guides seekers towards new levels of inner tranquility, & the light within.

To read more about Mehrnaz click here

 

October 16

7 – 8:30 PM

Starlit Yoga Studio

102, 100 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton, BC

There will be a few chairs for those who can’t sit on the floor.

Please bring your yoga mat and a cushion to sit on.

$35  Early Bird Discount ends on October 11

$50  When you register for 2 people-this discount ends on October 11

$45  Regular

Purchase Ticket Evntbrite

 

This workshop is scent free.

No refund is available. However, if you are not able to attend the workshop due to illness or family emergency, then you will get a credit for an upcoming workshop with Mehrnaz Massoudi.

 

Let Go of Your Thoughts to Manifest

Let 2018 be the year that you create your own life-masterpiece.

No ‘New Year’s Resolution’…

No ‘Setting Up Goals’…

When you Let Go of your thoughts and stories, your True Essence will be guiding you to manifest your deep heartfelt desires. You no longer need to set up goals and push yourself to achieve them. Your dreams will pull you!

“The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.” Gary Zukav

You can expect to learn in this workshop how to align your mind, body, and core essence.

Join me on January 14th at ‘Let Go of Your Thoughts to Manifest’ workshop.

Testimonials:

“Thanks Mehrnaz for helping me to unlock the treasure chest that is me and reconnect with the jewels I already had, so precious!”   ~ Wildflower

“I am so grateful to have gone through this program (Manifest Package) with Mehrnaz. Not only did I work my way through some pretty heavy stuff, I now have an amazing tool I can use daily to rid myself of energy that does not serve me. 
Thank you my friend, Mehrnaz.”  ~ Connie Oickle

Mehrnaz Massoudi, B.Sc. & certified EFT Practitioner

Our ancient yearnings for deep love and peace are best satisfied by ancient practices of the hands and heart. Using Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, Meditation, and Matrix Reimprinting EFT Mehrnaz gently guides seekers towards new levels of inner tranquility, & the light within.

January 14

2 – 4 PM

Early Bird per person, $45

Register for two people, $75 (This offer is only valid until January 10th)

Regular price per person, after January 10, $55

Payment options:

Buy Ticket Eventbrite

Kimberley Health Centre

410C Upper Bench Rd N, Penticton

This workshop is scent free.

No refund is available. However, if you are not able to attend the workshop due to illness or family emergency, then you will get a credit for an upcoming workshop with Mehrnaz Massoudi.

Catalyst

Catalyst

Do not despair.

When you are in the midst of suffering,

Become an alchemist.

Every day add a pinch of a catalyst to your suffering

And let it simmer.

Love is my catalyst.

What is yours?

May my life be as authentic as a tree…

When a tree is growing from the seed, its only purpose is to grow and thrive.

Once it becomes a big tree then it will serve the neighbouring environment by spreading its seeds, providing shade and shelter, and becoming part of all beings.

When autumn comes this tree loses its leaves and humbly accepts the nature of letting go of its leaves.

This tree is not worried about where to spread its seeds. It just trusts the wind.

This tree is not concerned about why and where the leaves are falling. It trusts the cycle of universe, and the gravity.

This tree is not worried about to whom it’s providing shade and shelter. Just trusts those who need the shade and shelter will come to it.

The main purpose of this tree is to grow and thrive by being truly nourished, leaning towards the sun to get more light, and growing deeper roots for balance and stability.

How do you:

– Truly nourish yourself?

– Bring in more light?

– Grow deeper roots for creating balance in your life?

– Let go of your story?

– Surrender to NOW?

Eat it NOW before it starts melting

What do you do when you have an ice cream cone in your hand?

You eat it and you make sure it does not melt because if it does then it’s messy.

 

What do you do with your precious life, today…NOW?

 

 

Are you waiting for:

 

– Meeting the right partner so you can go camping, hiking, and travelling with him/her?

 

– Paying down your mortgage before you go on that trip that you dream of?

 

– Losing 20 pounds before you go to Hawaii, because you are worried how you look in a bathing suit?

 

– Going to a yoga class when your life slows down?

 

– Meditating when your house is less busy, or you moving to a bigger house so you can have a room for meditation?

 

Don’t wait for the perfect time to do what you desire.

Eat life like it’s ice cream. Eat it now before it starts melting.

 

 

Mehrnaz Massoudi