NEW BOOK RELEASE: Audley Enough: A Portrait of Triumph and Recovery in the Face of Mania and Depression

NEW BOOK RELEASE: Audley Enough: A Portrait of Triumph and Recovery in the Face of Mania and Depression

Montreal, Quebec, January 24, 2022 – For Immediate Release – Tellwell Talent has published the release of the second edition of Audley Enough: A Portrait of Triumph and Recovery in the Face of Mania and Depression, penned by Lesley Whyte Reford (in 2013) and updated in this second edition by Patricia Lavoie (in 2021).

This new edition includes Mr. Audley Coley’s continued success with his battle against his mental health challenges, including his five-year stint as a friend of Bell Media’s Bell Let’s Talk campaign.

Currently aged 63, Coley was diagnosed with manic depressive disorder at the age of 27, in 1983. Since then, he has found ways to combat this condition and has made it his life’s mission to educate others with techniques and strategies that can help them cope with their mental health issues or help guide families who have a loved one that they are concerned about. Coley likes to lead by example and this book, as well as his many speaking engagements, have helped thousands of Montrealers succeed in combatting mental health obstacles.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have this additional opportunity to continue to tell the story of my personal success in managing my mental health challenges and to give examples of how I have been able to help and inspire others,” enthuses Mr. Coley. “I continue to enjoy incredible support from organizations such as Bell Let’s Talk as well as L’Oréal Canada,” he continues.

Co-author of this second edition, Patricia Lavoie, highlights this passage from the new edition as a key moment within Mr. Coley’s new life chapters:

“Contemplating the resilience of the Invictus athletes had been an ‘aha!’ moment for Audley. He was overcome with admiration for athletes who shoot hoops from a wheelchair or strap on prosthetics to compete in a road cycling race or track events among the many other competitive sports. How could he possibly complain? But he realized as well that mental health had to be understood in a new way. Mental issues are an invisible adversity and difficult for people to comprehend. Audley had been trying for years to articulate what went on ‘inside’ someone who is bipolar. There are no amputations or wheelchairs that bear witness to the infirmity. There is just intangible suffering. How to get the message out?… Enter Bell Canada.”

Audley Coley’s book launch was held on November 18, 2021, at The Atwater Club in Montreal. He donated the proceeds from the sales of his book that evening, $3,000.00, to the Douglas Hospital Foundation. “I chose to highlight and support the Douglas Hospital Foundation with this evening due to their leading-edge research and programs dedicated to mental health for those on the Island of Montreal and in the entire province at large. As providers of important in-patient and out-patient programs essential to treating those suffering from related diseases, I really wanted to bring attention to their foundation and would encourage others to follow my lead in supporting them,” offers Coley.

About Audley Coley

Mr. Audley Coley is a motivational speaker, fitness instructor, and certified Toastmaster, having won the 2004 Table Topic and Humour Championship Competition where he represented the Sunlife Group. He later became the subject of the book Audley Enough: You CAN Soar Above Mental Illness by Lesley Whyte Redford. In 2018, Coley was asked to be a Bell Media representative for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign and has been re-invited every year since. In 2019, Coley was honoured with the Community Leadership award from Montreal Cares. Other awards included “Most Promising Dancer” from the Rolland & Romaine School of Dance in Toronto in 1978.

At age 19, Coley migrated north, where started the first dance program in Frobisher Bay (1979), now known as Iqaluit. Afterward, he returned to Montreal to complete his formal training in Jazz and Ballet.  Audley graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Fine Arts, specializing in Dance, in 1984.

Coley has dabbled in the entertainment industry having performed with René Simard in the 1987 CBC TV special, Escale à Memphis, with Normand Braithwaite in 1989 in a CBC Christmas Special, and in 1992 in He Shoots He Scores.

Ultimately Coley decided to pursue his interest in the fitness industry. He completed his Certified Fitness Instructor certificate with IDEA World Fitness in 1985. Coley has worked at The Atwater Club for the last 20 years, which has provided him with the routine he needed to cope with his mental illness. His core group of students, the “Yummy Mummies” (a group of fit women over the age of 50) has been the key to his success.

In 2018, Coley was invited to Iqaluit as a speaker for Suicide Prevention Month. In 2019 he worked with Les Grands Ballet in their dance therapy program. Coley was also a speaker in the Mental Health Program of the Jamaican Association in 2020. Just before COVID impacted our lives, Coley was working regularly with the dance therapy program at the Montreal General Hospital.

During the COVID lockdown, he has given interviews on radio in St. Kitts, with the Jamaican Association, and CBC’s One Full Circle on how to cope with COVID and mental illness. You can also see his interview on CBC’s national TV show, You Can’t Ask That, recorded live on Friday, October 9, 2020. In October 2020, Coley was the first speaker in the L’Oréal Canada Mental Health Program, designed to assist their employees to cope with the challenges of working during the COVID lockdown.

Coley’s abundance of life experiences, including living in several different cultural environments such as Jamaica, Toronto, Iqaluit, and finally Montreal (where he has made his home), has provided him with a wealth of personal experience and cross-cultural skills which he has utilized to reach out and touch various people and communities. Coley’s life story is all documented in Audley Enough: A Portrait of Triumph and Recovery in the Face of Mania and Depression (2021), available on Amazon now.

For your review copy of the book or to contact Audley Coley:

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Author Dawn James Cheated Death and Now Shares Profound Revelations in her New Book, Unveiled: Autobiography of an Awakened One

Unveiled by Dawn James

Toronto, Ontario, Canada —March 18, 2021— Author Dawn James wrote a spellbinding new autobiography, Unveiled: Autobiography of an Awakened One, set for release on March 20, 2021.  James, who conquered vision and hearing loss, being paralyzed and mute, shares her audacious story of how she cheated death and awoke to life-altering revelations.  This memoir highlights James’s spiritual awakening following traumatic events that could have ended her life.  Instead, she garnered beautiful bombshells about her resilience, unwavering faith, and lasting commitment to high vibration living.  Unveiled also celebrates her devotion to helping others to pursue their spiritual wellness while raising their vibrational frequency.   

A well-respected entrepreneur and owner of Publish and Promote, James is also a conscious living teacher and spiritual mentor.  This heart-centred international teacher published her first book, the best-selling Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life: A Practical Guide for Attaining Better Health Vitality and Inner Peace, in 2010, followed by six successful books.  In 2020, Dawn felt moved to write about her journey in Unveiled.  She hopes that it will offer a road map to millions of people who are waking up to a new world.  James explains, “This is my story of the lifting of veils, of revelations, and waking up to my own life.”

Following her life-changing experiences, James explains how she became a conscious observer of her life.  She expounds, “When I reflected on my past, from infancy, and started writing about my bumps in the road of life, something amazing began to unfold.  I began to see a pattern in my timeline.”  The knowledge that she gained, as a result, will help others awaken to their personal power.  Dawn discovered that her life tests were setting her up for triumphs and an empowering truth that she wants everyone to understand.

Unveiled celebrates James’s highest calling which is to show others that they are more than the skin they live in, and like her, were created to walk boldly in their spirit with an expectation to pursue happiness and health while coexisting in harmony with all living beings.  Unveiled will help readers redefine the current version of themselves to uncover a more generous design of their best self, highlighting Dawn’s message that at any time, anyone can awaken.

Unveiled: Autobiography of an Awakened One releases Saturday, March 20, 2021, on Amazon.com and IngramSparks outlets worldwide.  Register for the virtual book launch party here: Unveiled- Autobiography of an Awakened One | (dawnjames.ca/unveiled).

To learn more about Dawn James, please visit www.dawnjames.ca.

New Book, And Still Champion, Introduces the World to a Group of Undisputed Champions

Bold Men Who Have Found Victory in Telling Their Most Personal Stories

Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ~ Muhammad Ali


Atlanta, Ga. – Dec. 30, 2020  — New anthology And Still Champion: The Reality of What 7 Men Endured features the most revealing, provocative and personal stories of seven Black men committed to pulling back the curtain and exposing the unfiltered truth about manhood. The book promises to share real talk by real men. And Still Champion is set for release on January 17th — what would have been the 78th birthday of the World’s Greatest Boxer and Champion, Muhammad Ali. It is also the day that a virtual book launch will take place to celebrate the book at 6:30 p.m.

And Still Champion tells some of the most private experiences of young African American men who battle everything from drug use and molestation to finding who they truly were and how they all avoided ending up as statistics. And Still Champion is the vision of Minister, Author, Speaker and Men’s Leader, Prince Blair. Prince, who contributed to the book, is also credited and known for taking young men off the streets and snatching them from the grips of gangs and a life of crime. Blair wanted to write the book to show the depth of experience settled in the silence of Black men. Blair said, “If you take time to listen, the silence of a Black man can reveal a real sense of resilience, triumph and understanding. The book was a move to inspire more men to share the things that they have long held in silence and considered disappointments, but instead have made them who they are—champions.”

And Still Champion was co-written by Speaker, Entrepreneur and Educator, Jamal Laurence Burt, Entertainer, Comedian, Minister and Entrepreneur, Willie L. Brown, Corporate Level Recruiter and Retired Marine Master Sergeant, Harold Holden, Minister, Ministry Leader and Certified Mentor, Carlton Hurdle, Advanced Medical Support Assistant, Licensed Minister, Certified Life Coach and Counselor, Mitchell Mormon, and Chaplin, Counselor, Certified Life Coach, Missionary and Healthcare Professional, A.C. Scott.

The goal of the book is to connect men and young men who are in some of the most challenging seasons of their lives and offer stories of triumph in the face of adversity.

And Still Champion: The Reality of What 7 Men Endured is edited by Christine Bode and published by Publish & Promote.

The book is available on Amazon, priced at $20. Learn more at (20+) And Still Champion | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/And-Still-Champion-108990044340511)

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