Sunday, 30 June 2013

Awesome times

It has been a while since I published Awful to Awesome
In this time I have been able to help quite a few people with my story. This is inspiring me more than ever. I also got a few reviews and I'm putting them on a separate page on the Blog.

You can still get the book right here on the blog -  in the right-hand column.
The link for the Amazon Kindle store is also  to the right.
All the other links are in the links page or below in my previous post.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

New Update on E-book

Awful to Awesome  NEWS 

Via Paypal 

To buy the e-book(PDF)

$9.00 on the  BUY NOW BUTTON (paypal) >>>>>>

For South Africa: (in RAND)

R 80.00 via the Payfast button ------->>>>>

 Via payfast, 
*credit cards(visa & mastercard)*
* EFT*
* Mobile phone ( mimoney)*
*Ucash (vouchers available from retailers worldwide)*

E-book stores where   
Awful to Awesome e-book is available :








SONY - Ebook  Reader Store

On Smashwords you can download the book for the following devices:

Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser)
Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps)
Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others)
PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing)
RTF (readable on most word processors)
LRF (Use only for older model Sony Readers that don't support .epub)
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)
Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)
Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

No excuse not to get Awful to Awesome! Pay any way you like

Awful to Awesome  - A lot of different ways to pay for your copy!

You are going to cry when you read it and you are going to cry if you don't read it. So its better to read it and cry  (and then be happy) than to cry for no reason.

Paypal or payfast, credit cards, EFT, Mobile phone ( mimoney), Ucash (vouchers available from retailers worldwide)

You can purchase the e-book via paypal,
 and now also via payfast with  credit cards (visa & mastercard)

To buy the e-book ( PDF only)

$9.50 on the  BUY NOW BUTTON (paypal)  --->>>>>>

to pay in South African Rand:

R 80.00 via the Payfast button ------->>>>>

With the payfast button,  you can choose to pay via :

Credit cards (visa & mastercard)

Internet banking ( EFT), 


Mimoney is a virtual currency, which allows users to make cashless and cardless internet purchases. It is a great way for those who don't have bank accounts or credit cards to shop online. It is a currency that resides on mobile phones, enabling individuals to buy from merchants or transfer to other individuals, without the need for a bank account.
mimoney is a secure mobile payment method supported by Standard Bank.
Read more here if you are uncertain.


Ukash is a voucher based payment system with which buyers can make online payments without the need for a bank account or a credit card.
Vouchers can be purchased at thousands of retail outlets around the world.
Read more about Ucash on payfast here:

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Awful to Awesome - Special Introductory offer

Hallo everybody!

This is self publishing at its BEST!

This offer will only be valid for a few days for all you special people out there!

Awful to Awesome
@ $ 9.50

This is what my wonderful amazing friend "C" had to say about "Awful to Awesome:

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. You ARE awesome!! Beyond any doubt!!
This book is sure to strike a familiar chord with anyone who has suffered with bipolar disorder. Your journey is an inspiration to all who are facing into the darkness, in despair of ever finding a way out. Thank you for shining the light of hope to help guide us out of the pit!
Love and love!
This part makes me so sad: “Especially when the minister of our church told me the sad news, that it WAS ENTIRELY MY OWN FAULT. I believed him; he said it was completely my fault that my husband and kids do not want me anymore.” Why do people do that? And good for you for realizing that “when I thought about it afterwards, the man of religion did more bad than good”
I absolutely love this:
Another very good way to describe the four stages is:
1: Use and Live
2: Live to Use
3: Use to Live
4: Use to Die
Again, I am crying for you: “People said I acted like a crazy attention-seeking woman who drinks too much, swallow pills like candy and do nothing else but sleep all day long.”
And here I am cheering so hard for you: “What I did know was that I would have to fight for my home family to take me back. Even if it meant I would have to fight inside myself with myself.” And for this, too: “I decided to try to feel good every day.”
This is fantastic: “How can you get back hope? How can you regain what you have lost?
- We were feeling DESPAIR and were going to have to replace that with REPAIR.
-Where we were DESPONDENT (hopeless, nowhere to go from here), we were going to be RESPONDENT - (where you were not communicating, you must now start communicating.)
-We were DESTITUTE but we must have RESTITUTION. Restitution is a swing around, a turn around to have a goal in your life again.
(I think everybody in that group needed to have a goal in life again and the most important goal was to get healthy and accepted again.)
A good acronym for HOPE:
H- Hang
O- Onto
P- Positive
E- Energy
This is so sweet: “My luggage consisted of two bananas and a raincoat in a small school suitcase”
This is a great book title: “You never know in the madhouse.”
Another great phrase: “the outburst of the monster.”


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Dream with open eyes

Some days I'm still in awe about my  life. No, I do not want to brag or anything, but with all the bad stuff behind me I try to make the most of each day.
My husband worked for three years on his dream plane. He built it from a kit that he imported from the US. There is even some of my work in the plane - I helped with the riveting - Yes we stood by each other and we helped where we could. He did this project in the evenings and weekends. And when he finished in September of 2012 it was Awesome.
 Although I do not go with flying as often as I would have liked to, I still get my turn and it is GREAT- that is why I made the video's - I have more of these but I think this one is fine for now. Oh and the reason I do not go with as much - is because my son is getting first option to go with whenever Niel goes flying. He says it because he will be leaving home the end of this year as he is finishing high school.

Ps. My book is with reviewers and I will soon be able to tell when it will be available!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

How to Deal with Stress and improve your mood

 The cover of my book soon to be released

© 2013, Hanli Terblanche

In the book I discuss some important ways that I've used to heal and feel better and GOOD about myself:

Stress is experiences by everybody. I can be productive or destructive

When you experience stress, breathe easily and visualize calm. 

Be assertive instead of aggressive. 

 Voice your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive. 

Smile a lot. When You are happy you smile, but just by smiling, it can make you feel relaxed and happy too

Dealing with Stress

 An  acronym 


-Tackle the problem
-Take control
-Time management


-Stay Focused

-Treasure yourself


-Live your dreams


-Face your Fears
-Freedom (Free yourself from the hold your problem)

- Enjoy
- End (End things that are not good for you)

© 2013, Hanli Terblanche

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hallo. I'm Awesome

AND you are AWESOME TOO if you found my blog

This is  my newest blog. I am in an Awesome mood, the reason being that I finished my book last week. However finished means that it is only the story that is done, now it is time for editing, proofing and designing a cover. I want to do the cover myself. I had experience designing ads for newspapers and I think my experience  as an artist and as the person that  wrote the book  makes me the right person for the job!

I love my rock garden

I spent the last three months getting so much inspirations from a lot of people online especially the TC-group.  I want to have somewhere to share my great ideas and also brain inspiration. Maybe this will end up being my WRITERS BLOG

I also just did a 21-day meditation challenge ( the Oprah & Deepak Meditation) and that was AWESOME. I will try and tell a little more about how I started to meditate and how it helped me heal

The bipolar disorder is always somewhere nearby and I have to keep fighting the monster because sometimes it starts grinding at me again. For the past three years. I've kept the worst away by focusing on good things and keeping busy. I've educated myself and I will share some of my insights on that too

I started walking , with my pets every day and I'll be sharing a few of those video's -

What is is that made me Awesome- The moment I eventually got it into my head, that I create my own life by my thoughts. Think you are awesome and you will be.More on the book to follow soon