“Thompson-Nicola Regional Library and the Kamloops Society for the Written Arts welcome Mehrnaz Massoudi, the author of Never without Love (2019). The book is about a journey of a girl born in Iran who left war-torn motherland and eventually become a successful woman in Canada.”
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM
YouTube Link to my reading and Q & A
A Day Retreat with Mehrnaz and Sanaz
Saturday, February 15th
10:30am – 3:00pm
Have you ever wondered how you would feel and what you would be doing if you created your own destiny?
Doesn’t matter where you are in your life now, but the moment you align with your essence you will be weaving your own destiny.
If it is more fulfillment, more passion or more happiness that you are craving, join us at Date With Your Essence to experience the freedom and the ecstasy when you push away all the barriers between you and your essence.
A heart opening yoga, gentle flow with Sanaz
Finding your own path to Your Essence with Mehrnaz
Lunch (not provided)
Journaling (a sacred conversation between you and your true essence) with Sanaz
Creating your own destiny with Mehrnaz
Rejuvenating restorative yoga and pampering with hot essential oil infused towelettes with Sanaz
Mehrnaz Massoudi, B.Sc., Author, and Emotional Healing Coach and Sanaz Busink, RYT
$85 ($75 early bird pricing before February 10th)
Love is not a choice.
Love is Urgent.
Find a path that leads to Love NOW.
When you need to get direction from A to B; you type the exact address of A and B in a Google Map. In life, A is your Life-Today and B is your Dreams.
If the direction from your Life-Today is not pointing you towards your Dreams then you may feel discontent, uninspired, and lost.
And the only reason you’re not on the right path heading towards your Dreams is that your Life-Today is not aligned with your essence.
Ego mind separates us from our essence!
Love is opposite of Ego!!
★ I have learnt that we do NOT need to sit on meditation cushion every day for 30 minutes or more to tame our ego mind.
★ I have learnt that we do NOT need to read every self-help books about what is our Ego mind.
But what I have learnt is that I constantly must adjust the address of my A, Life-Today, to NOW! Because when I don’t, I find myself anywhere but in the NOW.
Join me at Love NOW workshop to learn practical tools and techniques to allow Universal Energy to guide your essence to your Dreams.
Location: Starlit Yoga Studio
102, 100 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton, BC
$25 Early Bird Discount ends on November 14
$40 When you register for 2 people-this discount ends on November 14
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.
I will be reading and signing at Banyen Books, on July 10th at 6:30 to 8:00pm.
For full details visit Banyen Books website
Photo credit Banyen
Address: Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.
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
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.