Author(s): Patti Clark
Women spend so much of life nurturing and giving to others that when they find themselves alone because of an empty nest, the end of a marriage, or the death of a partner they often struggle with feeling purposeless. "This Way Up: Seven Tools for Unleashing Your Creative Self and Transforming Your Life" provides a step-by-step way out of this sense of loss and into a life filled with enthusiasm, creativity, and joy. This story of healing centers on the essential wisdom of introspection and on the importance of following one s dreams. Join the protagonist, Katya, a widow whose two sons have recently left home, as she learns seven tools for uncovering her best self: visualization, heart-centered goal setting, positive focus, meditation on love; meditation on forgiveness, gratitude, and taking action on inspiration. Katya s experience highlights these insights in an easily digestible, highly relatable format that readers can systematically apply to their own circumstances as they work through "This Way Up s" twelve weeks worth of day-by-day journaling exercises, thought-provoking questions, and reader support. For any woman who yearns to lead a fuller life but doesn t know how to begin, this book is an ideal starting point."
"This Way Up" is a bold new path to personal growth and one that will help any woman who caretakes everyone but herself, whether at work or at home. Patti Clark's approach is wholly unique and the meditations, visualizations, questions, and journal prompts will gently lead you back to yourself. Brenda Knight, author of "Be a Good in the World" Clark has written an extraordinary story of reclaiming creative wisdom. Part compelling tale, part twelve-week course, "This Way Up" is a signpost for anyone looking to point the rest of her life in the direction of inspiration. Toni Piccinini, author of "The Goodbye Year" ""This Way Up" is a healing guide to a more fulfilling life. Chock-full of practical tools, practices and reflection questions, it s a helpful and relatable book for readers wanting to deepen self-insight, release the obstacles and doubts that hold them back, and find the courage to claim the life they yearn for and deserve. Donna Stoneham, author of "The Thriver s Edge" Anyone over 50 will identify with Kat's feeling of invisibility and vulnerability; Clark provides realistic tools to empower the reader seeking a better path and life. This book stands out in its unique format as a self-help workbook starting with Kat's tale. The activities presented are applicable to any age group of women and provides the way for a new creative, more joyful life. Kathy Nester, Penny for my Thoughts blog"