What motivated me to write a book – the birthing of Coming Home to You
It is often said that there is a book in all of us and I am sure that I am no more unique than you in this case. Coming Home to You: A Handbook for Personal Transformation is not my first book, but it is the first one that will get published, under my own company: The Joyful Press.
There are many reasons why people write a book, but for me it was my desire to share my own healing journey with others, so that they may feel encouraged along their own.
The book deals with major life themes such as:
Dealing with Change – and learning to appreciate that change is all around us.
Taming the Inner Critic – realizing that the constant negative voice in your head is not you and how to tame it.
The power of intent – and how to use this to achieve your goals
The nature of consciousness – that we can access and use to connect to our own happiness
Finding meaningful work – and learning how to put your best foot forward and deal with conflict constructively.
The writing of it was extremely cathartic, as the telling of each theme came with an insight into my own life and my struggles. It was only when I could see beyond my struggles and realize that there was a deeper more important truth to all of life, that I could access the energy to turn my life turned around.
Healing and harmony are as much about state of mind as they are about our lifestyle choices. Through my own healing journey, from a meltdown of my immune system in 2008, to the vibrant healthy person I am now, I had to learn how to connect with my inner life and with the energy which is the life force inside of me. Experiencing this first hand convinced me that many people would want to be able to do the same, and so the motivation for my book was born.
I have made sure that it is practical, as I am a pragmatic person and if I cannot put something into action, how can I expect anyone else to? So I have included practical exercises at the end of each chapter.
I’ll be adding meditations, quizzes and short video insights to this website www.findyourjoyfullife.com in the coming weeks, to share with you. I’m also collaborating with my good friend Vikki Roberts to bring you some wonderful mindful poems that will help you achieve a calm and wistful state.
I will be sharing details of the book launch parties very soon so watch this space! Next blog: The main themes for your transformation journey