Award winning author Chariss Walker has said that each step she has taken in life has led to this very moment. She encourages others to understand that each experience, whether considered a blessing or a mistake, was the right choice to make at that time. She says that "it is in the reconciliation and acceptance of the choices we have made that turn those experiences from fear to love." Chariss has many life lessons to share with others through public speaking, working with others in groups or one-on-one, and through writing.
Her first book, Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World, published April 30, 2008, and now sold worldwide, was named "Most Inspirational/Motivational Book of the Year" in the 2009 Mom's Choice Awards (MCA). MCA is known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services and the prestigious award carries a gold seal stamp of approval.
Chariss has also written Make a Joyful Noise Study Guide and Chakra Basics: Fundamentals of Spiritual Growth, published in 2011 in both ebook format at www.chariss.com, and softcover at online retailers such as amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com.
Chariss has studied religion and metaphysics extensively for many years through seminars, ecourses, home-study courses, self-help books, and earning educational degrees. She has been known to read two and three books at one time in a quest to understand and share with others what she has learned. Although she has certainly earned her degrees, her true qualifications are what matters more: life experiences, true insight, and helping others.
Chariss is a Magnetic Therapist and Mental Block Therapist. She teaches these modalities to others in groups and works with individuals to restore well-being.
Chariss is the mother of two grown-and-gone children, Genevieve and Kriston, and three grandchildren, James, Jonathan, and Vivien. Chariss and Vivien currently live in Asheville, NC.