WHY another book... and WHY CONTENTMENT?
Some of you may be aware that I have searched for contentment my whole life. Others seemed to get it so easy, yet I could just never get it. WHAT was it? WHY couldn't I feel it too?
Well, I learned it is available for everyone if you put in a little work. I started writing this book in 2012, but then... While I had started writing in 2012, every vacation I would take for 2 years was to
vacation, but to write. I could not seem to get it done while in my own environment. I went to many places, including Manasota Key where I would write for 2 hours, then go looking for shark teeth as a reward for writing. Our brains work the same as dogs and if we reward ourselves for tasks completed, it makes the task less daunting. And shark teeth hunting is one of my favorite meditative past times. Fast forward to December 21st
of 2014 and I had told everyone my book would be public on May 15th, 2015.
But that wonderful cool December day, my Marketing Director came home from a conference where she learned how to promote an author. She sat in my office and said, “I have good news and bad news!” I had no
idea what would come out of her mouth the next moment! She stated, “the good news is I know how to promote your book, but the bad news is you need to write a book on Emotional Intelligence.” I was in shock and was to
Years have passed since then and writing the EQ book was a great decision professionally and personally but Finding Contentment in a Chaotic World
sat on my Desktop and I occasionally noticed it. I never forgot it because the journey and the message sat in my heart to reveal to the world one day.
In 2020 when covid hit I was busy re-grouping and navigating Zoom calls and keeping up with the changing times. One day I opened my laptop and there it sat waiting on me. I started thinking the time was right. My editor and I got to work quickly, and I was able to revisit my own journey towards “contentment” as we wrote and rewrote parts of the book. Wow! Did it bring back my grateful heart all over again?! It brought forth my gratitude for those important people in my life who contributed towards my growth of contentment as well as the slow journey. My spiritual mentor Cathy who most of the book is dedicated to, my cousin who one chapter in the book is
dedicated to, and many others who have shown me the way towards contentment through their positive and their negative actions. How to find it and live it, and how “NOT” to live in contentment.
The book starts out with walking the reader down a path of fear, learning how to know and accept who they are, and finally developing the practices necessary to finding inner peace. I am hoping if you are still here with me, you will feel curious and jump on reading the book.