The Memoir Series
It's Simply Serendipity
In 2011, Cali experienced the most transformational year of her life
when she lost everything, including a child and her home.
She shares her powerful story of transformation in the first book
of her Memoir Series, It's Simply Serendipity
which was released in September, 2013.
The story chronicles her life between the Autumn of 2010 through early Spring, 2012.
“Cali Gilbert’s book, It’s Simply Serendipity is an inspired, fun, profound read. Through her journey, readers have a clear path which enables them to live The Passion Test’s ‘secret to living a passionate life’…Whenever faced with a choice, a decision, or an opportunity, choose in favor of your passion!”
─ JANET BRAY ATTWOOD, New York Times Bestselling author of The Passion Test
“Ever since Cali was a teenager, one of her strongest attributes was perseverance. I’m not at all surprised at how much she has accomplished despite the many obstacles and challenges she has faced. She’s not one to give up.”
─ CAL RIPKEN JR., Hall of Famer, Major League Baseball Chairman & Founder, Ripken Baseball, Inc.
"In It's Simply Serendipity, Cali Gilbert shares her remarkable story of transformation. She not only details how she created the life of her dreams using four simple steps, but she also lays out clearly how you can apply those same steps in your life."
─ MARCI SHIMOFF, Professional Speaker, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul.
“Cali Gilbert shares her inspiring story of transformation and the steps she took to create the life of her dreams so you can do the same.”
─ MARCIA WIEDER, CEO/Founder, Dream University
“Cali is the perfect example of someone who has created her ideal life by combining her passions of writing and photography with commerce. She not only published four books on her own in 12 months, but established herself as an award winning photographer and transformational author in our community of change-makers. All of her work has a connection to a charitable organization and she serves her community by serving others. She is truly an inspiration to others and I can't wait to see what she accomplishes next."
─ RICH GERMAN, Author of Monetize Your Passion
"What Cali shares in her moving book touches all of our journeys. She rises from fear and excruciating loss to the life-changing recognition that a profound peace and joy is forever hers within. The reader can not help but be inspired to their own inner celebration."
─ DAVID ELLZEY, Author, The Ocean of Now
The sequel to It's Simply Serendipity is entitled PEARL and
picks up Cali's story of transformation in the Spring of 2012
and continues through the Autumn of 2013 where a series
of events, including eight more months of homelessness,
leads her to pick up and start over yet again in the
least likely place, a place she swore she would never live.
This book was released in November, 2015.
"Cali's beautiful story of transformation in PEARL is a perfect example of what happens when you shift between setting an intention in life, to living an inspired life filled with purpose."
─ DR. JOE VITALE, bestselling author, star of The Secret
“PEARL is a beautiful story of transformation, one that inspires us all to live a life of joy, love and happiness.”
─ STEVEN E. SCHMITT, founder of Law OF Positivity
"I'm not even done with it yet, and I have to say that I am enthralled with Cali's story of personal and professional triumph! She pulls you in with her conversational style writing and endearing thoughts. What an important story for everyone! This book is powerful and thought-provoking!"
During a year of uncertainty due to a global pandemic, Cali Gilbert created the best year of her life using simple tools that she incorporated into her daily routine.
In this book, the third book and final in her Memoir Series (Book One - It's Simply Serendipity, Book Two - Pearl),
Cali shares her journey and provides a toolkit for others to follow along should they choose.
"However you wish to say it 'follow your bliss', 'listen to your intuition', or 'let go let God' - it all makes sense. Perception offers countless examples of how life provides all the answers if you open your heart and just listen. Cali offers us both encouragement and a practical toolkit for sharing our creative gifts with the world."
─JORDAN BRADY, Founder, Commercial Directing Film School
"Truly inspirational! No matter where we start off in life or what life throws at us, we have the power to create the life of our dreams. It starts with a shift in PERCEPTION. Cali shows us that setting our intentions and taking inspired action places us in the juicy flow which creates magic. Be prepared to be amazed!"
─TERESA FINO, Vibrational Alchemist
“Perception is real life stories that will inspire you to believe in yourself, regardless of what challenges you may have had in your life. By taking 100% responsibility and only making the choices that make you feel good is tapping into your intuition and guidance.”
─LINDA BENN, Founder of the BENN Method
“Cali Gilbert’s “Perception” shares her uplifting journey and serves as a guide that we can all use especially after this unprecedented year! As a single mother who lost everything and rebuilt my life with my sons, this book resonated with me and is a must read for anyone looking to shift their perception of the world.”
─TISHA JANIGIAN, Founder & President of SHE IS HOPE LA and
Owner & Broker of SHE IS HOPE Realty
“Cali takes us on a raw and honest journey in her book, PERCEPTION. She shows us how thoughts and attitude can dramatically transform any adversity into an experience that holds new insights and the ability to thrive!”
─ RUTH KLEIN, Brand Strategist & Book Marketing
7-time best-selling author, most recently Generation Why Not? 7
Principles to a Purposeful Business & Life, Driven By Attitude, Not Age.
“Through her own powerful stories, Cali gives us the ability to lean into our own thoughts, let our intuition speak, and guide our actions. Perception is not just a book, but it's a special book on LIFE itself.”
─ BRYAN WISH, CEO, BW Missions
“I have the pleasure of writing an endorsement for Cali Gilbert for her new book PERCEPTION – How Changing Your View Can Change Your Life – as she clearly explains EVERYONE has a story but few are able to leverage the lessons learnt from their life apprenticeship and pay forward their experience. It takes great courage to be vulnerable and Cali has this in spades. As you will see by her writings, she has ‘done the work’, she has indeed navigated the ‘Hero’s Journey’, followed her ‘calling’ to be an inspiration to others for what is possible. Regardless of where you are at in your life, take time to read from her wisdom for it will surely motivate you to live and lead a life of your dreams. Nothing but respect for this woman, an exemplary example of what’s possible through the power of ‘choice’.”
─ SALLY ANDERSON, CEO Coach – Specialist in ‘sustainable’
human and organisational transformation
“Cali Gilbert's latest book is a refreshing look at how even during the most challenging of times, one can reach success by looking within and leading with intention.”
─ JESSICA BETH CORR, WIBassador - College of Architecture and
Environmental Design, Entrepreneur