Glowing BookLife Critic’s Report for “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am” by Our Featured Award-Winning Author, Maureen Scanlon, and More News!


“Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den and Lyon Media Services are Excited to Announce Our Featured Self-Help Author and Popular Life and Happiness Coach, Maureen Scanlon will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble in Tempe, Arizona!”

Barnes and Noble be hosting a book signing event for our award-winning author who is the founder and CEO of  Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. Not only is Maureen a multi-award-winning author, but she is also an expert life coach, a motivational speaker for both business and recovery events and conferences, while she successfully helps many become comfortable with change, learn personal growth, and gain a positive outlook for a better, happier, and more fulfilling life.

One way she accomplishes this is through here unique and fun book release of “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am” which just received an amazing BookLife Prize Entry Critic’s Report! Maureen does this through her speaking events and on her informational blog on her Official Website of Life Coach Maureen…


COME MEET MAUREEN AT BARNES & NOBLE, Tempe Marketplace! March 21st, 2020, 1PM

The book event will be held on:
Saturday, March 21st, 2020. Begins at 1 PM till 3:30 PM
Location: B&N / Tempe Marketplace #2243
2000 East Rio Salado Pkwy. Ste 1032. Tempe, AZ
Books will be available for purchase at this event and signed by the author!
Maureen looks forward to seeing readers in Tempe and even avid readers from ASU!



GLOWING CRITIC’S REPORT By BookLife ~ “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am”

Title: My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am

Author: Maureen Scanlon

Genre: Nonfiction/Self-Help & Relationship

Audience: Adult

Word Count: 29522


Idea/Concept: This charming guide to living joyfully and fully, posits that readers might learn a great deal from closely observing the lives of dogs. In the process of studying the behavior of dogs, Scanlon advises readers to reflect meaningfully on their lives and personal priorities.

Prose: Scanlon writes with warmth, compassion, and enthusiasm, comparing and contrasting the (often flawed) human responses to outside circumstances, with those of canines.

Originality: Adoring books about furry companions are abundant and popular, but few fall into the self-help category. Scanlon takes an uncommon approach to singing the praises of our pets, while offering effective advice for their humans.

Execution: Though the advice Scanlon provides is more Self-help in nature–readers will value her unique approach. Though humorous in nature, readers will also detect a strong undercurrent of sincerity and truth in her arguments. Delightful and informative read.

Score: Out of a 10

  • Plot/Idea: 7
  • Originality: 8
  • Prose: 7
  • Character/Execution: 7
  • Overall: 7.25

Report Submitted: February 28, 2020


Maureen is currently working on and writing book two as I know she has taken ner BookLife report to heart, as she shared with me. Her next book about “relationships,” and yes, some of it through the eyes of her furry pets too. She said it will be packed with more advice than the first as I know avid readers will enjoy it book two when it releases just as much as her current book.

The Cat will let you know when this HAPPENS … Another way Life Coach Maureen helps people wanting to live a happier life is by sharing informative advice through her blog. So here is a little share of some of her most recent posts and I encourage you to visit her Official Website of Life Coach Maureen… for more sound advice? You can set a session with her and see how Maureen can re-charge your personal and career goals!

Like Maureen always say;

“It’s never too late to dream a new dream. Love yourself, show compassion, and become the person you want to meet.”





We Are All Saying the Same Thing!


Changing Poor Habits & Behaviors Now! Guest Author Interview With Life Coach Maureen Scanlon Shares How…


Guest Author Interview By Voyage Phoenix

Voyage Phoenix we’d like to introduce you to Life Coach and Author, Maureen Scanlon.


Maureen, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?

Just like everyone else, I’ve made some bad choices and decisions that I now know were learning lessons to allow me to be who I am today. I was married at 18, a mother at 19 and found myself in another country away from friends and family. I had chosen a difficult path as I was then alone with a husband in the military and in a domestic violence marriage with an alcoholic. I figured I had “no choice” but to stick it out. I was raised by parents who believe, “You made your bed, now lie in it.” Through the difficult times, I always knew I was worth more, but I didn’t believe it based on my day to day circumstances.
One day, I finally got the courage to divorce my husband and raise three children on my own. Two of my children had struggles, one with ADHD and one with Bipolar Disorder. I had financial struggles, emotional stress, and health issues as I tried to parent alone. I continued to be in relationships that served someone else’s needs and allowed the abuse to continue. I had two bouts of cancer (Cervical and Skin), and I was walking with a cane at one point! Through it all, I would always talk to people about their problems. I loved helping people in spite of my own strife. My children used to call me the “counselor” and send all of their friends to me if they needed some encouragement or help.

As my children were finally growing into adults, I decided to take my life back! I realized I needed healing from childhood, marriage, and all of the negative experiences I had incurred. It took two years to figure out my worth and realize I had dreams! I met my twin flame, now husband, Dennis and realized what unconditional love looked like for the first time in my life. While on our honeymoon, I noticed people would always come up and talk to me. I love talking to people, sharing their stories and finding similarities in our lives. This is where I had my epiphany… I would become a Life Coach and help people learn to love themselves as I finally discovered I could!


Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

We all have programming from our childhoods and past hurts. The human brain is wired to protect us from pain. The hardest part of beginning this dream was getting out of the comfort zone I had created. I had to fight the fear of the unknown and all of the past beliefs that I’d developed throughout my life. Believing in ourselves is the most challenging thing to do! Am I good enough? Will people want to come to me? Am I too old to start a business? Every day is a new endeavor and I have learned to take baby steps and give myself the mercy and compassion I have for others.
I learn from those I coach and teach from the experiences I have had. Sometimes, all they need to hear is “You are amazing, and you are enough!” Life coaching is a new concept, so this is how I explain it when asked what I do. Life coaching is a new approach to figuring out who we are and why we act and react the way we do. I don’t dwell on a client’s past, we touch on it, then move forward with positivity, tools, techniques, and goals to help you achieve happiness and peace.



Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?

As I started growing my coaching business, Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching, I took photos for the website. One day, I showed my best friend and she said, “I see this picture on the cover of a book.” I have never aspired to be an author, in fact, I always felt my verbal was much better. But… in following where I was being led in my new journey, I simply said, “I guess I’m writing a book than!”
And I did… in eight weeks to be exact and I had published within four months. “My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am” came to life as I watched my dogs daily and realized what a beautiful and uncomplicated way they live. They love, have fun, and show compassion in amounts far greater than humans. The book is an inspirational and fun guide to teaching us to live from the example of the unconditional furry friends we share the planet with.
The most rewarding part of my business is the feedback and responses I receive. I also create retreats, group coaching, and women’s events. From these events and personal coaching, hearing clients say that I’ve changed their life, they are living their dreams, finding their worth, and breaking lifetime habits is such an incredible feeling!
My mission and purpose in this lifetime are the moral behind the Starfish Story. A little boy is walking along the beach throwing starfish into the ocean that had washed ashore. An old man tells the child, there are thousands of them, you’re not going to make much of a difference. To which the little boy tosses another starfish and says to the man, “It mattered to that one.”


Tell us about your childhood, what were you like growing up?
I always felt like I was different from everyone else. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I remember swinging on the swings at 6yrs old and pondering about what my life would be like. I felt I didn’t belong in my family, and that no one really “got me.” I always felt like I was a lot of trouble, and honestly, I sometimes was… I was very aware of how everyone felt and would say or do something funny to make everyone laugh.

“I always felt life should be fun.”



Maureen’s Coach Pricing:

  • Life Coaching Sessions – $120 per session with package deals for 5 or more
  • My Book- My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Outskirts Press
  • Motivational Speaking and Group Coaching also available


Contact Info:


Maureen will be featured in all Anytime Fitness Centers throughout Arizona!
As you work on the outside for a healthy lifestyle, now work on the inside with Life Coach Maureen for a happier well-balanced LIFE! Even if you don’t live in Arizona, she helps clients nationwide …

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New Book Blog Review Courtesy of Aimee ~ The Redheaded Book Lover
For Author, Maureen Scanlon and “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am


My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Maureen Scanlon

Memoir & BiographyNonFictionParenting & RelationshipsSelf-Help & Motivational


Follow the ways of our furry friends and learn to focus on positive thoughts and change habits!

Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and relationship expert with training in cognitive behavioral therapy and NLP techniques. In her book, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon offers tips on how to take inspiration from animals to make the most of your life and nurture your relationships. Take time for yourself and find peace. Understand others’ beliefs and perspectives to learn compassion. Find the joy and happiness we all seek. All with the help of the animals in your life.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a remarkable book that stands out in the genre of self-help, thanks to the exceptional author, Maureen Scanlon and her unique premise. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an interesting book which is full of incredible wisdom that will help many readers be more positive and reach ultimate happiness. If you are a reader who is struggling to find happiness, then the flawless My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is the perfect read for you. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am will not only help you be happy, but it will also change your thought patterns so that you will always prevail and achieve what you want to in life and be happier and so this incredible guide should not be missed!

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is written by the talented author, Maureen Scanlon, an incredible woman who will get you results with her outstanding book. Maureen is an exceptional woman, and I admire her for sharing her coaching with us readers in her book to help us. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am; Maureen Scanlon will take her readers on a journey on how to achieve happiness and in her book, she will provide you with all that you need to achieve this.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an exceptional book that will help you to be happier, more positive, and form great habits all by using the behaviors of animals. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon tells us, readers, that we should be more like animals, especially dogs and that we can use their traits in our own lives. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am Scanlon will teach you how to understand one another, find joy and happiness, find time for yourself and so much more! And, this book lovers. is the premise of the incredible My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am!

The wisdom courtesy of Maureen Scanlon laced throughout My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is sensational and actually awe-worthy. As I read Scanlon’s book, I was engrossed and wanting to know more, whenever a question would pop up in my mind while reading this book it was eventually answered by Scanlon, and so it truly is a beautiful and helpful reading experience!

The information and knowledge laced throughout My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am is impeccable, and I am impressed by just how much knowledge there is. Although My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is full of a wealth of information, all the information is useful as well as relevant to the topics explored so do not worry readers that you will be bombarded with information as this does not happen in this book!

As My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a book laced with incredible wisdom, it is also laced with phenomenal literature courtesy of the wonderful Maureen Scanlon; Scanlon’s words are incredible, and they will flow flawlessly from beginning to end.

Life Coach Maureen has written a perfect, inspirational, and helpful self-help/happiness guide, I have no choice but to award this brilliant book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!


Thank you so much for reading book lovers!

I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye, for now, book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse.

Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!



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MORE ABOUT Life Coach Maureen Scanlon:

“I’m a confidence and relationship coach with a passion for helping YOU help yourself. No, I’m not here to focus on your problems and life struggles. I want to help relieve you of any negativity and concentrate on what’s right. If you find yourself wanting more out of life and have an appetite for moving forward and improving yourself, chances are, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Now let’s begin your path to spirituality, healthy relationships, self-awareness, and clarity! Call Today for an Appointment” ~ Phone(480) 258-9765

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. She is an author, relationship expert, motivational speaker, positive change integrator, and spiritual coach and certified who has successfully helped many people, from experienced professionals to young adults, make positive changes to overcome past experiences and negative thinking.

When Maureen is not working to change the world, you can find her at home relaxing in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, Dennis, and her furry babies, Jade and Brodie. Maureen enjoys painting, scrapbooking and travel. She is also the mother of three beautiful adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she adores.


“It’s never too late to dream a new dream. Love yourself, show compassion, and become the person you want to meet.”  ~Maureen Scanlon


August 7, 2019 – Format: Paperback