Embracing The Stranger In Me: A Journey To Open Heartedness by Kathy JourdainEmbracing The Stranger In Me: A Journey To Open Heartedness by Kathy Jourdain

Embracing The Stranger In Me: A Journey To Open Heartedness

byKathy Jourdain

Paperback | July 3, 2013

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This is an empowering, though at times heartbreaking, work that seeks to encourage others to embrace their inner selves in the face of adversity. It illuminates how we make meaning of our experiences by the stories we tell and how stories of human tragedy can be transformed through the perspective of soul journey with the potential to shift the shape of your life.
Kathy Jourdain is a powerful practitioner of the Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter, a self-organizing, emergent global network living the principles and practices of shared responsibility and shared leadership. It demands that practitioners become increasingly self-aware and present and that they collaborate with others in tackl...
Title:Embracing The Stranger In Me: A Journey To Open HeartednessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:July 3, 2013Publisher:Balboa PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:145257572X

ISBN - 13:9781452575728


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvellous Kathy Jourdain’s marvelous book is a page-turner. Sharing the complexities of her life story, she engages the reader in her authenticity and candor. A memoir such as this has so much to offer all of us who value the journey of life and all its learning. I highly recommend this book as both an entertaining and inspiring read.
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An invitation, a warm embrace, and a beautiful journey for all who read As soon as I could I got myself a copy of the book, I sent Kathy a message with a picture of it letting her know that it had arrived and was surprised to see that I was the first purchaser of the book. The story unfolded as if I was sitting in an intimate conversation with a close friend, recalling the stories that weave our life path. From the start to the finish this was a book I had a hard time putting down, but I also wanted to savor every moment of it- really absorb the stories and reflections that are shared, honoring the intimate pieces of Kathy’s life. “What courage rises up in you to meet yourself in your own meaning making?” was a question that stuck with me throughout the book, finding deep personal and intimate connections and making meaning of the stories that she so eloquently and intimately shares throughout the book. This book is an invitation to begin your own journey to openheartedness, its in the telling of stories like these that something begins to break your heart open to the realization that life isn’t always what it seems. When we embrace our stranger within the shadow our hearts open, our story unfolds, and Kathy has paved a way for people around the world to explore their own story through the sharing of hers. Walking with one foot in the spiritual world, and one foot in the physical world we are awakening to a new level of awareness and wholeness- this book is an invitation for you to step fully into your open-heartedness. Kathy’s stories and life experiences are not only an intimate conversation with a close friend, but there are gems of wisdom shared throughout her book that help to guide and support the reader, providing lessons in the wisdom she’s gained throughout her life experiences. It’s not a self-help manual by any means, you have to glean the wisdom from the stories and through these you’ll see that there is something much bigger going on in our world - Kathy provides the reader with new perspectives, a window of opportunity for our world to continue to wake up to the beautiful journey to openheartedness that we are all on. The stories within this book give us permission to go deeper within ourselves, finding the hidden stranger within, and nurturing the shadow side of ourselves to come out into the light - its through stories like these that we shine a little brighter, step a little lighter, and love with wholesome openheartedness. I had a physical reaction when I finished the book - goosebumps, the yummy kind, the ones where you know the universe is rejoicing in knowing that one more person has been sparked, stepping more fully into their openheartedness. The book is a warm embrace from the start to the finish and I encourage readers to savor every moment.
Date published: 2013-09-26