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Health, Beauty & Fitness Local Teacher Summons Oprah Via Law of Attraction reading The Secret, which talks about that nagging thing that you have always wanted to do but never get around to doing.” Bookamer hired Kate Corbin, a LOA life coach, to be her mentor and teach her how to coach others. Corbin asked Bookamer to decide on one thing that she wanted to accomplish in order to illustrate the success of the coaching process. “I told her that I wanted to be on Oprah,” said Bookamer. And so it began – randomly. Someone who had information that the Oprah show was looking for people with LOA success stories, and contacted a friend of Corbin’s. That friend emailed Corbin to see if she had any clients of interest. Corbin instantly put her friend in touch with Bookamer. “After a series of emails about producers looking for LOA success stories, the Oprah show called me,” said Bookamer. “The Universe delivered. Four days after that I was sitting in the studio talking to Oprah. It was pretty amazing, I was booked on the Oprah show via the Law of Attraction.” “The studio was great,” she said. “It was smaller than I imagined, but there were about 350 people in the audience. Oprah was very friendly. It was very surreal being in her presence. My husband and I sat about ten feet away from her.” Bookamer now works as an LOA life coach when she is not teaching or taking care of her two-year-old son Charlie. “I am very interested in helping others Photo by Lauren Isenberg

A teacher at Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School, Kelly Bookamer of Quogue, recently put the Law of Attraction into her life and found that it worked: Two weeks ago, Bookamer appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. The Law of Attraction (LOA) is the concept stating that, what a person thinks about, he or she attracts. According to LOA, as popularized by the book, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, dominant thoughts will eventually manifest into reality. This idea is not new. The concept, a popular one in Hinduism, can also be found in a book called As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, which was published in 1902. Bookamer read about the Law of Attraction in The Secret, and began a journey that helped her to discover true happiness in her life and took her to Chicago for an appearance on Oprah. “I have read about 15 books on the Law of Attraction. Now I have completely adopted it as my own law,” said Bookamer. Writing has always been an outlet for Bookamer. She spent much of her life feeling depressed as a result of being the child of an alcoholic father. When he died, a little over a year ago, Bookamer’s problems began to surface and she decided to take control of her life. “The Secret was just a launching pad for my healing process,” said Bookamer, who has recently self-published a book called, Dear Dad: Life Through the Eyes of an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. “Living with an alcoholic was very difficult for me. It is a secret, hidden disease that no one really talks about,” said Bookamer. “The actual writing of my book took place over years of being depressed. It starts in high school (tenth grade) and ends after my dad died (I was 29). But the publication of my book was an idea that came from

do what I have done,” said Bookamer. “I have started a LOA life coaching business at I plan to help people become empowered any way I can. This is too good to keep to myself.” As a first step for those who feel victimized by others or who are battling depression, Bookamer recommends talk therapy. “If it’s too difficult to talk about, write about it,” she said. “Get those feelings out some way because negative emotion that is buried inside will only fester.” Bookamer hopes that her self-published book will also help others. “There are about 11 million children in the U.S. with a parent addicted to alcohol,” she said. “Teens living with an alcoholic are confused about why things appear normal on the outside, but inside they are angry, depressed and miserable. The LOA states that, when we continue to focus on being victims, we perpetuate the situation. When we continue to place blame, we find we have more things/people to be blaming.” To change that cycle, Bookamer heartily recommends studying and applying the LOA. “It states that like attracts like,” said Bookamer. “So it’s better to focus on what you have, appreciate and want.” Before her journey began, Bookamer said that she probably would have been satisfied with her life, but now, thanks to the LOA, she says, “I am truly full of joy – the happiest I have ever been.” – Lauren Isenberg


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