Sunday, May 11, 2014

My process and the inspiration for this book

The ideas within the pages of this book have been in my heart and mind for decades as I've watched health trends come and go. From almost 20 years of working with people in a therapeutic setting, and my basic love of being an avid "observer" - this book was born. 

It was so cathartic to write! It helped me get clearer about who I am and what my passions are.  Writing this book helped me see that one of my greatest passions in life is to see people restore and regain strength, health, and life purpose. Mostly because it was so important in my own life. Does that make me an evangelist?!! 

I hope people find the ideas inspiring and thought provoking and I look forward to many conversations about the concepts of RESTORING OURSELVES.  The modern world is moving ever faster, and there is only so fast the human body, mind and spirit really want to go. I stepped off and slowed down a few years ago and began to really inquire into what it would take to feel okay about that. I was tired - totally worn out.  Even though I love my work, I was spread too thin. I wanted more meaning, I wanted to slow down and be able to really be present and feel deeper meaning from life. I wanted more play time, to learn a musical instrument, and to spend a lot more time outside. I am living those dreams right now thanks to the consistent, steady steps I've taken over the past several years.

Let's see what we can do for you! 

What do you want more of (or less of) in your life?

It seems to me human beings have a few similar basic desires:

*We desire health - no one wants to be unhealthy and ill

*We desire happiness - we will do most anything to feel happy &           okay

*We desire to be loved and accepted - no one wants to feel left out, disliked, or lonely

*We desire life purpose -  we want our lives to have meaning some how

So this book is a collection of well tried ideas. Each chapter has a concept to consider, questions to ask yourself, and action steps to help you get there.


  1. Great stuff, Mare! Thanks for sharing :). Looking forward to the book. xoxo, Barbara

    1. Thanks Barb! I will bring one by "the hood" for you and Jeff when it comes out!!