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How Do You Measure A Year?

by DJ on December 31st, 2015 at 8:59pm

December 31st: the time when we take stock of the year that’s expired (or, more accurately, flown by), and remember the moments, good and bad, that stuck with us. Whether we fell in love, saw a loved one pass on, got a new job (or lost one), experienced frustrating stagnation, or were overwhelmed by circumstances either positive or negative β€” there is often much emotion twisted and tangled up amidst all this scrutiny.

Perhaps even more emotive, however, are the thoughts which accompany us as we imagine what the next year may bring. I’ve found it’s far more helpful to focus on what we want to have happen rather than what we don’t want. Our lives tend to be filled with more of whatever we focus upon.

And so, as you watch this video and listen to the music, focus on love. Whatever you have in your life β€” or whatever you want more of in your life β€” savor those feelings. Imagine yourself bathed in them every day of the upcoming year. Whether it be the blood bond of a sister or brother, the love of a parent or child, or that all-too evanescent feeling that you share with another human being on a completely different level (the one which makes every song more beautiful, every color brighter, and all the food taste better), measure your life in love. πŸ™‚

Here’s to a healthy, prosperous, joyful, and love-filled 2016 from yours truly!

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Great review of my audiobook, Deceitful Moon, by Rick Murcer

by DJ on October 16th, 2015 at 2:28pm

From a new review of my audiobook: “You will be laughing out loud one minute and be on the edge of your seat the next… The narration provided by DJ Holte for Deceitful Moon was fantastic.”
Get your copy now at!

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Free Audiobooks (just for the asking)!

by DJ on April 22nd, 2015 at 5:13pm

Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time commuting or traveling! And right now, I’m giving away free copies of several of the audiobooks that I’ve narrated.

If you’re connected with me on Twitter, just send me a DM, and we’ll go from there. Otherwise, you can go here to my contact page (make sure the email address you put in the form is the one you want me to respond to) and I’ll reply to you via email with the details:

Redeeming your free copy is a fairly straightforward process. Plus, there’s nothing you need to subscribe to or join, and no other strings attached to this offer. The only thing I ask is for β€” and this is not mandatory, merely a humble request β€” is that you post an honest review (or even just a star rating) on Amazon and/or Audible, once you’ve listened to the audiobook.

Thank you!

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