When did you begin writing and what sparked your writing journey?
I’ve always connected to writing as a way to process my experiences whether it was through journal writing from a young age or creating stories. Writing was a safe way for me to express what I couldn’t always understand. After returning to the US after years of living in Israel, I felt incredibly vulnerable by the newness of life back in the US. As I describe in my chapter, “The Best Time to Get in my Way,” for the book,
*Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time* is a collection of stories of how people from all over the world including myself, transformed their biggest challenges, struggles and heartbreaks in the most momentous way so that they were able to make a difference in the world beginning with one story at a time. there are chapters also by NYT bestsellers such as Sonia Choquette, Marci Shimoff, Robert Allen and Arielle Ford and of course, one from Christine Kloser, my mentor and coach who compiled the book and helped us birth the book over an 8 month journey.
Why do you feel this book is relevant in today’s world?*
As one who has experienced a great deal of suffering trying to reconnected to life back in the States, I’ve felt at times, voiceless as a silently suffering not knowing if and when there would be a way out. Similarly, I see people all around trapped in their own worlds working in toxic environments, clogging the airwaves with their negative stories and ultimately, they are unable to really get in touch with who they really are and what kind of work they are meant to be doing in the world. Each chapter really gets to the heart and soul of struggle by embracing transformation and how you can transform the pain suffering in order to make a heartfelt impact on yourself, your family and ultimately, your community and the world.
What other things do you have on your calendar for the rest of 2012?
Oh my. Well, I just finished a groundbreaking homestudy program entitled, Giving Voice to the Voiceless: A 5 Step Program to Transforming Your Life and Business in Story and I am currently working on designing a group coaching program that will help others feel comfortable when sharing their personal Stories. I’m also working on a memoir of my experiences living in Israel and readjusting to life back in the States along with a “how to” accompaniment part to the book of helping people rediscover the Voice of their Stories.
How can people contact you?
I can be reached at www.GivingVoicetoVoicelessBook.com.
of free resources that will allow you to see what is possible for you and your Story. You’ll be able to download a free MP3 on stepping up and out into the authentic Voice of your Story. I look forward to connecting and reaching out to you.