Pulling Away From The Noise
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Following Your North Star gives readers practical guidance for their mind, body, and spirit to help them achieve their dreams. Why was this an important book for you to write?
Following Your North Star was an important book for me to write because when I was going through a very dark time in my life there was nothing like it available to me. I remember hearing that award-winning novelist Toni Morrison once said, ‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” During a time when I was very unhappy, I heard people tell me that I should want what was not giving me joy when I knew deep inside that my soul craved something more. All of the books that I read were either too religious or too woo-woo and I was left feeling more confused than ever. My intent when writing Following Your North Star was to give practical, everyday wisdom that was grounded in faith.
What advice would you give to someone who is struggling to make a positive change in their life?
I think the best advice I could give to someone struggling to make a positive change in their life is to get still and clear about what it is that they want and to pay close attention to what is not giving them pleasure. Often we keep repeating the same things that we don’t like because they’re familiar, we don’t want to move beyond our comfort zones, and we put zero thought into what we actually do want. I believe by pulling away from the noise and turning within—meditation, walks in nature, journaling—we can get clear about what’s working and what’s not working in order to move forward.
What were some key ideas that were important for you to share in this book?
The key idea that was important for me to share in this book is that we can’t hear that still, small voice if we are so busy running from this task to the next (something that I’ve been guilty of) or if our bodies are overtaxed and stressed. When we find equilibrium—balance—we’re able to get the guidance we need to move towards the best version of ourselves.
What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?
I hope readers walk away knowing that it’s okay to listen to that still, small voice within them that’s directing them to their truest, most authentic self!
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