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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

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A Journey To Discovering Your Inner Greatness

I am not a celebrity, I do not have a PhD in anything, I don’t teach for a living and am not a CEO who has made millions building a company. I am just like you, a regular person who has been living life by the rules of society. Putting in hard work and being a good person and hoping that it will all work out and that I will be worthy of love and success in this fast-paced world. However, like most people as they grow and age, I started to feel trapped. Started to contemplate that there must be another way, you can’t work tirelessly all your life trying to be the perfect citizen in order to “have it all”. Can you? How can there ever be balance in that? How can I have the family life I want, the friendships I want, the love of my life, the vacations of my dreams and the money to make it all happen? There never seems to be enough time in the day, there never seems to be enough answers. I knew there had to be a better, easier, happier way to get everything I ever set out for and I was determined to find it. I refused to settle for the “that’s just life”. You must pick one, money and success and no time or relationships or all the money in the world with nobody to share it with. I refused to believe that I had to choose a rewarding career over my family. That spending time with my children was a “luxury”. I had experienced more burnouts then I care to remember and regardless of how much love and support I had in my life I felt “STUCK” No way out, no glimmer of hope and an endless loop of the same crap day in and day out. My gut couldn’t take it anymore and I spent the last 5 years researching, learning and growing. I needed to find the answers and the secret to having everything you want and for it to feel effortless. I am proud to say that I am writing this book because I finally did it, I found happiness and pure joy and it was the last place I looked!

Now friends I want to share these lessons with you in hopes that it sparks something within that allows you the same joy I am feeling. You are worthy and deserving of living the best life that you can imagine.

Book Reviews

Word on the Street

Reading through this book had me nodding along in agreement.  Each lesson was shared in such a simple down to earth manner, easy to understand and process.  It's exactly what we need in this post COVID world.  Ways to raise our vibration but in manageable bites.  Thanks for bringing this first book into the world Tonya.  I can't wait to see what else comes out of you!


Tonya Ann’s book, A Journey to Discovering My Inner Greatness, is told in an easy to understand conversational tone that makes you feel like you are listening to a friend. She breaks down lessons she’s learned into bite-size, easy to digest pieces and draws on personal experiences that we can all relate to. Tonya Ann is real, accessible and down-to-earth and takes you on an eye-opening journey on how adopting a positive mind-set is really the key to inner happiness. She shares achievable steps that anyone can apply to their own life in a journey towards greatness and happiness.


A Journey to Discovering your Inner Greatness is an honest collection of life lessons that anyone can relate to and apply. Tonya's lessons help guide the reader along the road of life's experience in an effort to avoid the potholes that we find along the way. Sprinkled with personal experiences, Tonya shows you that you are not alone on your journey and like many others before you, you can navigate your way to inner Greatness.


A Journey to Discovering Your Inner Greatness is full of honest life lessons we didn’t know we needed to hear. Using her own life as the background for this book, Tonya shares lessons she learned over the years that have helped her to grow emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially. Written with honesty, in a down-to-earth way, this book a great read for those who are willing to look inward at their own lives. It makes you want to do the inner work to start the shift in your own life for more happiness and fulfilment. I also found I didn’t feel so alone anymore, as she brings topics not always talked about out into the open. Great book!


A Journey to Discovering Your Inner Greatness is an insightful, relaxing read of a spiritual journey of a woman that simply wanted better for herself and her family. It highlights how we can drive for excellence and forgiveness of self in our day to day life but not perfection because non of us are perfect. Tonya speaks to her life on a personal level on how she has managed to change her cycle of negative impact she was experiencing that is relatable.  The narrative has funny twists, humour, sadness and pain thus providing a platform to help grounds us all as we look inward at our own life. Thank you Tonya for putting yourself out there to support all off us, it is nice to know we are not alone in the reality of life’s struggles.




Tonya Ann is the mother of two adorable boys Liam age 10, and Edison age 8. She is a very proud Canadian and local city supporter. She co-founded a Parent Resource website in 2016 called It Takes a Village Hamilton to help parents enjoy events and local places. She loves cooking and baking and is envious of every US television show and movie that has those cute Chinese food take out boxes. She is a huge Disney fan and is a Disney Vacation Club member and visits every year with her family. She also works as a freelance interior design consultant working on many franchise restaurants, retailers and office designs. She is so thankful to you for visiting the site and hopes that you enjoy her first book as there are many more to come!



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