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Peace Dreamer Book Title: 

Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good


Cheryl Melody Baskin

Publishing Information: 

Cheryl Melody Baskin, LLC, 2021

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Award-winning author, peace visionary, musician, and motivational life coach, Cheryl Melody Baskin, knows the pain of prejudice, bullying, and bias first-hand but it never stops her from believing in the core goodness of people and the healing power of unconditional love, peace, and hope. As you read this award-winning book, immerse yourself in the author’s transformational life coaching, heart-centered wisdom, look within journal writing prompts, self-discovery opportunities, and personal growth self-healing and reflection processes that light the way towards optimism, inner peace, love, and hope.

Peace Dreamer will make you pause, take deep breaths, meditate, feel, and heal. Even better, it will help you to help others do the same. What a breathtakingly special book!” – Nonfiction Authors Association Book Reviewer

Cheryl Melody Baskin is one of the most evolved sols in our world and her loving way of relating to the reader will bathe you in endless possibilities and nourish your soul.” – Barbara Gaughen-Muller, President, United Nations Association, Santa Barbara, California

Peace Dreamer touched me to the core. At a time when peace is badly needed, this book shows a path that leads humanity to that place where hope drives their actions, where the desire for peace becomes the pulse of every heart, and where love is a quality by which we are identified.” – Jose Cornelio, Amazon reviewer

Author Bio: 

Cheryl Melody Baskin is an award-winning author, creative visionary, musician, and motivational life coach. Melody, as she prefers to be called, is an unstoppable dreamer who is passionate about guiding people toward their innermost truth and the dreams that live in their heart. Her inspirational books light the way toward living life with more moments of love, self-belief, inner peace, soaring dreams, and unwavering hope. She is also an award-winning recording and performing artist, (under the stage name, Cheryl Melody), creativity specialist, sound healer, motivational speaker, and the founder and intuitive life coach of an interactive Facebook community, “Shift of Heart.” She enjoys a balance of quiet contemplation, meaningful social interaction, and breathing in the healing power of nature. She is also a strong believer in listening to her highest intuition and inner voice, trusting in the magical mystery of the unknown, ignoring her inner critic and the voices of naysayers in her head, healing from inside-out, and walking the path of love no matter how messy life becomes. As a peace visionary, she received the Life Achievement Award from The Visioneers International Network, and her song, “One Planet,” is consistently chosen as the theme song for live and virtual peace events throughout the world. Cheryl Melody Baskin can be reached through her website,, or through the “Shift of Heart” Facebook community.

Book Excerpt: 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for inviting Peace Dreamer into your home and heart. My book of hope was written from the part of my soul that believes in the goodness of people and our ability to change, heal, and grow. I have faith that we have the power to find common ground amid adversity, shift from fear to love, and embody the core values of kindness, compassion, empathy, and respect. I will always envision the possibility of living in a world of peace, diversity celebration and love, no matter what.

It wasn’t easy to write a book like this in the middle of a pandemic. It also wasn’t easy to write a book like this during an intense period of social, racial, and political polarization. There were days when I experienced brain fog, anxiety, fear, and exhaustion.

Typically, I am an intense keep-my-nose-to-the-grindstone-until-my-project-is-done kind of person. This time, I couldn’t even try to “push the river,” which rarely works anyway. As much as I wanted to publish my heartfelt thoughts as quickly as possible, I needed to take my time, let go, and surrender to the timetable of the universe.

Before I could share my heart with you from a place of truth and clarity, I needed to center myself first. I turned to my favorite self-care tools, listened to my inner rhythms, and respected the whispers of my highest intuition. I would ask myself, “Is today a good day to write my book and share my heart, wisdom, personal experiences, experiential activities, and out-of-the-box thinking?”

You see, I wanted every word on every page to come from an authentic place deep within my soul, and I wanted to give you hope amid all the chaos. Above all, I wanted to stand by your side as a new friend and urge you to never give up, no matter how messy life becomes.

As I wrote Peace Dreamer, I had you in my mind and heart. I wondered, “How are you feeling? What are your many life stories? How have they influenced your thoughts on peace, love, and hope? Who is this beautiful person?”

We may not have met, but I know that I am not alone with my dreams and doubts, weaknesses and strengths, fears and resilience, courage, and exhaustion. I also know that I’m not alone in believing that we have power to be the soul of peace even during the darkest times.

When we use peace as a verb, its meaning is simple. Kindness, compassion, forgiveness, an open heart, an open mind, self-reflection, empathy, helping each other in times of need, a warm smile, manners, and an intention of the heart and to the heart to reach beyond all borders and differences.

We all have dreams for a better world. Some of us express our desires by quietly meditating, writing, praying, singing, visualizing, and living the essence of peace and love. Others belong to a community of like-minded people who believe in the same values. Many changemakers enjoy both forms of support and expression.

Whichever path you choose, never give up, my friend. Peace is possible. Love is possible. Justice is possible. Unity is possible. Compassion is possible. Kindness is possible. Empathy is possible. Respect is possible. Forgiveness is possible. Healing is possible. Hope is possible.

Peace Dreamer is here to inspire you to keep your eyes up on the horizon, use love and peace as your compass, and continually feed your spirit with grand dreams, endless possibilities, child-like wonder, an open heart, idealism, optimism, open-minded curiosity, positive action, and hope.

One last thing. This is also a book that lends itself to looking within, self-discovery and personal transformation. It asks you, “What are your core values? What do you believe? Is there a way to offer even more of your innate gifts, energy, and love to others? What kind of world do you hope to leave behind?”

Most of all, thank you. Thank you for opening your mind and heart to Peace Dreamer. Thank you for joining me in my desire to create one global community of love.


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