January is a time of new beginnings, but it is also a time for reflecting on our past. We wouldn’t be where we are today…nor accomplished what we have without the help and support of our mentors. In honor of National Mentoring Month, I’d like to dedicate this blog post to one of my mentors…someone who has contributed so much to helping me not only cope, but grow through some pretty significant events in my life
Thank you, Sarah Ban Breathnach!
I first met Sarah through her words and I was smitten. From the moment I encountered Simple Abundance, a daybook of comfort and joy (the pink book), I felt a kinship with the author as I had never felt before. It was as if she was speaking only to me.
Oprah Winfrey named it her “favorite book of 1996” and called it “life changing” and I totally agree!
I discovered Sarah and Simple Abundance while retreat in Marin and grieving from my second major move. It was a milestone for me because it was the first time since moving to California that I’d driven over the Golden Gate bridge by myself. More life-altering experiences were on the horizon for me than just navigating the streets of San Francisco…being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and then again in 2004.
Concentrating on the simple shifts we can make in our daily lives helped me tremendously in my journey back to wholeness. By tapping into my creativity as my healing path and eventually became the cornerstone of my own book, The Secret Artist, give yourself permission to let your creativity shine.
This outward journey leads us on an internal quest to discover – or re-discover – the most important woman in your world – your Authentic Self…YOU!
I have been fortunate enough to work with Sarah starting with the on-line magazine, and then certification as a Simple Abundance and Peace and Plenty Facilitated Workshop Leader. I am absolutely thrilled that she has written the foreword for my upcoming book which is also a Simple Abundance Press publication.
I admire her as someone who is not only a gifted and talented writer, but also a generous and compassionate human being.