One Less. One More.

by Candace Vorhaus on September 1, 2014

small3DI have exciting news! After seven years in the making, my hubby Robbie Vorhaus’ new book, One Less. One More. – Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly. (Storytelling, Inc.) has launched on Amazon. Although I’m not very objective, you will love One Less. One More. (OLOM) as both motivation and inspiration for raising your ch’i, and following your heart.

Robbie, a renowned leadership advisor and crisis expert, outlines an ageless formula that, when applied slowly, steadily and continuously, results in significant, life-long happiness and success.

Drawing on decades of advising the rich, famous and powerful, from world leaders, entrepreneurs, rock stars, sports legends, and others, Robbie discovered a fascinating common thread, a remarkable connection, an extraordinary link among his truly happy and succesful clients, family and friends. They all, at one point in their lives, boldly and consciously chose to change their lives and follow their hearts.

In One Less. One More. like a modern day handbook, Robbie outlines seven easy and doable steps for enduring personal and professional change: 1.) Start now. 2.) Come present. 3.) Consciously choose to follow your heart, be happy and change slowly. 4.) Today, choose one less negative, resistant, or bad feeling, thought or action, and let it go – One Less. 5.) Today, choose one more positive or good feeling, thought or action, and embrace it – One More. 6.) Celebrate your progress. 7.) Repeat tomorrow.

Using real life examples, Robbie addresses questions like, “What is my purpose?” “What if I fail?” or “What if I can’t hear my heart’s calling?” One Less, One More’s chapters include: Believe, Prepare, Commit, Transition, Crisis-The Ultimate Challenge, Choice and Mastery.

I encourage you to follow Robbie on his facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and sign-up for his newsletters, updates, and announcements, with the added benefit of receiving a complimentary sample chapter from One Less. One More. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, go to:

We’re hearing that readers can’t put OLOM down, and I know you’ll feel the same. Please let us know your thoughts.


Sweet Magnolia

by Candace Vorhaus on July 18, 2014


Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir is Frances Mayes newest book. Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, recreates the intensity of her childhood as many wonder why she left the sweet south for sunny California and the beautiful hills of Tuscany.

I was exited to read this book. My mother grew up in the south and as a child, we would take the train from New York City to Shreveport, Louisiana where my grandfather would meet us. I have so many fond memories of the sweet smell of the magnolia trees in the yard, spanish moss hanging from the trees, and laying on cool white sheets staring at a ceiling fan during “nap” time.

Under Magnolia goes beneath the surface of all that’s romantic about the south and lets you peek at Mayes troubled childhood. Hers is not an idyllic southern upbringing. Having overcome growing up with a depressed, alcoholic father and a difficult mother, Mayes fled the south for California and Tuscany.

Although Under Magnolia has many sweet and sentimental descriptives, Under the Tuscan Sun still remains my favorite Mayes book.





I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.