With Thanksgiving upon us, I wanted to take this time to thank all of you with whom I had the pleasure of meeting and working during this past year. And to thank those of you who follow my work, read my blog posts, and listen to the messages I share on finding health not dis-ease.
Some of you may already know that I wrote my first book, Finding My Way, Facing My Journey With Courage, a few years ago. After publishing my story, so many people sent me beautiful messages thanking me for writing about all of the many challenges I faced during my life, and how I worked through those challenges. My story allowed them to open their own doors to their past, and share their experiences with me. It validated that we all can find the courage to step out of our story, to check out the landscape in front of us, and move in a direction that takes us to where we want to go, not stay stuck in past circumstances, and how we can grow through our challenges.
I am finishing my second book, which focuses on finding health not dis-ease as we age, and this book’s message is to make a clear argument to reject the notion that aging equals a decline in health. I'm passionate about this subject as I'm 57 years old and I'm experiencing first-hand the fear-based approach we hear around aging. I'm here to tell you that it's time to flip that switch off permanently. There are so many things we can do to age gracefully and feel healthy and strong.
I am grateful that my manuscript is coming along, and that I have a group of committed women who have selflessly offered their time to participate as my beta reader team. This team read the first version of my manuscript to give me their perspective on the message of the book, and offer constructive feedback, based on what the reader sees, not the author. This process is so powerful and can make a difference between a good book and a great one. I experienced this first hand from my first book. Those beta readers gave me valuable insight and constructive feedback enhancing the message of my book.
I would like to say thank you to my beta reader team and know that I am truly honored and grateful that you are taking this journey with me. Thank you, Fran, Robin, Mary, Diane, Marianne, Anne, Lisa, Kelly, Sue, Alice, Gretel, and Tina.
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!
With love and gratitude,