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Blind, Disabled Child Prodigy Co-Authored Book with Bestselling Authors, Including Jack Canfield and John Gray

Shirley Cheng, a blind and physically disabled poet and the author of three books by age twenty, shares with the world her precocious wisdom and profound insight in a new self-improvement book, 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, volume 2, which she has co-authored with some of the world's leading experts and #1 internationally bestselling authors, including Jack Canfield, John Gray, Bob Proctor, Alan Cohen, and Richard Carlson.

We can all reach our dreams. We can all soar. It's just that sometimes we need help getting off the ground. In Volume 2 of the 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life series, our experts disclose success secrets on achieving your ideal life, maintaining mind-body balance, dealing with difficult people, and countless other important topics. Self-improvement is a journey that never ends. This book will make that journey a bit easier for you.

Shirley's chapter, Dance with Your Heart: How to Befriend Your Heart and the World Around You, gently teaches the reader how to achieve spiritual affinity with oneself, then with others around them.

"I've made it one of my life's missions to touch as many people as I possibly can to bring humor, hope, and healing," says Shirley, whose personal motto is "A dancing heart teaches true."

ISBN: 0974567272
416 pages, Trade paperback
Available from http://www.shirleycheng.com (with Shirley's personalized autograph). Soon to be released in September of 2006, and coming soon to Amazon.com.

"101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life: Vol. 2 is a treasure trove of creative ideas and practical techniques and strategies you can use to almost instantaneously reshape your thinking, increase your passion and motivation, develop your skills and confidence, and add significant meaning, purpose, and satisfaction to your life. This book is must-have!" remarked Signe A. Dayhoff, The Social Effectiveness Guru, Effectiveness-Plus LLC

"With 101 mentors to guide your path, this superb book offers many practical strategies, indispensable life lessons, and relevant ideas. Each chapter gives you solid methodology for personal and business success," wrote Michael G. Rayel, CEO of Oikos Global and author of A 31-Day Series

"What do you want out of life? More accomplishment? A better self image? Improved balance? Love? Self-confidence? Satisfaction? Peace? Opportunities? Healing? Inspiration? Success? Friends? Passion? More happiness for children? Wealth? Not sure?

"Relax. Whether you know what you want or not, Volume 2 of 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life has valuable insights, action plans and examples to help you find your path and follow it successfully and joyfully. Volume 2 exceeds Volume 1 in diversity of subjects, helpfulness of advice, interesting stories and wonderful writing.

"Get this book today, read it and apply what inspires you!" said Donald W. Mitchell, co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution, The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

"As a success coach, I have volumes of self-help books on my shelf. But 101 Great Ways is a new favorite! It covers nearly EVERY topic in easy-to-read-and-apply articles by some of the most motivating success experts around. Reading just one article a day guarantees 101 fantastic days!" remarked Shawn Driscoll, Career Success Coach/Succeed Coaching & Development

"I'm inspired! The wealth of knowledge contained in this book confirms that everyone is an inherent teacher, whose unique experiences and wisdom needs to be shared for the greater good of everyone! I hope many more volumes are on the horizon!" wrote Jo-Anne Cutler, owner of JC Connections and author of "Breaking the Cycle" programs

"I always find it helpful to take the time to read stories that inspire me when I feel myself out of balance. When the energy is not flowing in my life, an exercise can change my perception or release an unhealthy emotion like anger, fear or self-doubt. Moving through a process of taking responsibility can move me into truth, giving me freedom. 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life: Volume 2 can be the emotional support I need every day of my life. I celebrate with and respect each author who has shared their gifts in this book." commented Colleen Hoffman Smith, Facilitator and Developer of The Inner Workout™

"As somebody who helps hundreds of individuals improve their lives from the ground up, what I like best about 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. II is the gamut of tips, strategies and wisdom contained in one book! 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life: Volume 2 is a great RESOURCE to have around when you're trying to figure out how to navigate your way through life's obstacles and opportunities," said Cari Vollmer, founder of LifeOnTrack.com. "This book is a great addition to my personal growth library and one I recommend it to all of my online subscribers."

Shirley Cheng (b. 1983), a blind and physically disabled author and poet of three books by age twenty, was diagnosed with severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at only eleven months old. Owing to years of hospitalization, she received no schooling until age eleven. Having mastered grade level in all areas after only about 180 days of special education in elementary school, she was transferred to a regular sixth grade class in middle school. Unfortunately, Shirley lost her eyesight at the age of seventeen. After a successful eye surgery, she hopes to earn multiple science doctorates from Harvard University.

"Although I'm blind, I can see far and wide; even though I'm disabled, I can climb high mountains," says Shirley. "Let the ropes of hope haul you high!"

Shirley Cheng is the author of Daring Quests of Mystics (ISBN: 1-4116-5664-4), a soothing read to relax the mind, body, and spirit. Her empowering 700-page autobiography, The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine: A Young Woman's Autobiography of a 20-Year Tale of Trials and Tribulations (ISBN: 1-4116-1860-2), was self-published at age twenty-one, as well as Dance with Your Heart: Tales and Poems That the Heart Tells (ISBN: 1-4116-1858-0), an anthology of inspirational and fantasy short stories (fairy tales, fables, and myths) and poems for the heart from the heart.

She had been published twice before her writing career. One of her short stories, Mary Miller, the Elusive Lady, was published by the Poughkeepsie Journal in 1997, and a poem, The Colors of the Rainbow, was published in Celebrate! New York Young Poets Speak Out in 1999.

At the start of the New Year 2006, Shirley tied for 1st place in the national writing contest for Be the Star You Are! founded by New York Times bestselling co-author, TV/radio personality Cynthia Brian. Shirley's winning entry, titled The Jewel from Heavenly Father, is dedicated to her beloved mother Juliet Cheng, the cornerstone and light of her life, and it can be read on Shirley's site: http://www.shirleycheng.com

Shirley is also an advocate of parental rights in children's medical care, and aide/caregiver monitoring and screening for students with special needs and disabled people. As a parental rights advocate, she wants to help today's loving parents protect and keep custody of their children. "When doctors ask yes or no, parents should have the right to say no," says Shirley, who is the survivor of the 1990 five-month internationally broadcast news of mother's custody case against a doctor. Juliet was on CBS This Morning with Paula Zahn.

Shirley promotes aide advocacy for the disabled because she was mistreated and abused by one-to-one aides when she attended school. "The trouble with the uncaring aides actually lies in the authorities," she says. "If they listened to my complaints and kept a close watch on the aides, I wouldn't have gone through all the sufferingg."

Shirley is available for interviews, book signings, and inspirational events. She has been on over a dozen radio shows, including Be the Star You Are! with host Cynthia Brian for three times, The Donna Seebo Show, and Stu Taylor on Business.

Visit her website at http://www.shirleycheng.com

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