- Author Bio
Meditation instructor, Deepak Chopra protégé, director of Meditation Wanderlust Hollywood, and Lululemon ambassador Megan Monahan presents a no-nonsense guide to meditation for everyday soul-searchers.
This modern guide to meditation from instructor Megan Monahan takes readers beyond empty Instagram truisms to the simple yet effective ways to “meditate their way through the bad shit and into the good shit.” With a fresh voice and perspective, Monahan presents a set of tools grounded in a meditation technique that is impossible to screw up. With her help, you’ll unpack the five spiritual mindsets (Presence, Acceptance, Intention, Nonjudgment, and Trust, aka PAINT) that are key to moving out of constriction and fear and into a more expansive space within yourself and your life. Ultimately, you will quickly notice, at any triggering moment, where you’re getting stuck and how to more consciously move through it. The good news? This process is applicable to everything in your life, from missing a flight to seeing your ex’s engagement photo on social media to losing your job. Wouldn’t it be nice to not be completely leveled by any of those occurrences? Plot twist: After reading this book, taking the quizzes, and doing the themed meditations…you won’t be!
YOUTHFUL VOICE AND NEXT-GENERATION PLATFORM: Monahan is uniquely positioned in the meditation space because she is a millennial who has been practicing and teaching for ten years with the likes of Deepak Chopra; whereas most practitioners with that level of experience are older and more traditional. Her voice really gets the ethos of a younger group who is coming to meditation along with other lifestyle trends like yoga and pop-up inspirational events like The Shine (which she helps produce alongside Light Watkins).
EVENT SALES OPPORTUNITIES: Megan does a lot of speaking and large-group meditation teaching for brands like Lululemon and Wanderlust (over the past five years she has taught/led over 1,800 meditations) and is eager to sell books at these events.
BULLISH CATEGORY: The best-selling books in the Mindfulness & Meditation BISAC category are intro guides.
UNIQUE, FUN CONTENT: Includes quizzes and themed meditations, and sections such as “Mantra Meditation, Your New Ride or Die,” “Spice Girls Wisdom,” and “Spiritual Duraflames.”
Marketing: Giveaways on major meditation and mindfulness blogs/social channels
Promotion on author’s social media platforms
Buzz mailing to VIP wellness influencers and celebrities
Outreach to key lifestyle brands for potential collaboration
Publicity: National publicity
National and regional television appearances
National review and feature attention in lifestyle, health, & wellness publications
National and regional radio and NPR campaign
Author events and interviews out of Los Angeles
“If you are in need of an easy and practical guide to conscious living, this is the book for you!”—Deepak Chopra, MD