“Greetings to you! I read the book cover to cover in two sittings. I wanted to reach out and let you know how much I enjoyed it. Both hearing your full story and learning about the healing journey were extremely useful to me. Thank you so much for this generous book….. I hope there will be another book with the continuation tale! I didn’t want it to end. The past months have been all about recovery for me as well, so the book really resonated. In May I had to have a hysterectomy and in June a bi-lateral mastectomy. There was a pre-cancerous condition brewing and the treatment was pretty intense. No chemo or radiation and I have to do NO follow up !! Thank goodness. But the recent months have been crazy. My daughter will have to face the same treatment at some point in the coming years, but not right away, luckily. So we have our hands full, but I am getting back to regular life and even working part time again. You have been on my mind a lot and I applaud you. Big thanks for writing this book. You rock!
“I got your book two days ago and have been reading parts of it when I have time. I just want to say it is refreshing to read someone who looks for guidance in the same or very similar way that I do. Somehow I feel reassured even in this “coincidence” (of reading someone who follows life in the way I live it and is on the road to recovery) that I’m on the right path and that I’m being watched over. Thanks for taking the time to write it. Just wanted to let you know that your work is having an impact.” Peace, Brent
“Just wanted you to know that I LOVE your book (about 1/2 way thru it). Very affirming of and gives voice to the emotional spiritual process that chronic illness takes us through and I identify with a lot of it. Really liked it!!!!! Very validating for all of us with deep intuition who struggle with speaking about it. And all of us looking for meaning in our journey thru difficult life situations.” Jennifer
This is my own true story of an epic journey I embarked upon to heal fully of Lyme disease. It took my heart to break in order to do it. With my security and survival looming towards a drastic fate, I had no choice but to surrender to the journey. My own internal compass, something greater than my own mind could comprehend, became my guide.
The requests of my heart were simple. I needed to listen, speak, and love myself fully with my heart opened in order to heal. The path led me all over the planet, starting with a leap of faith to Hawaii. In the course of six months, I had to face the ghosts of my past that clung to my heart and surrender fully into the unknown.
Each day a sign would come that pointed the direction to the next layer to heal within my heart and soul. Every aspect of my identity was threatened. My sense of security was shattered, my body betrayed me with Lyme disease, and the illusions of abandonment were likened to pouring salt all over my wounded heart. Still, something carried me the entire way to a symbolic death. Heart Broke Open is my rebirth.
I have written this book for you. To help you find your own internal guidance system and see life from a different point of view. Healing does not necessarily mean that you have a physical ailment, it simply means finding the capacity within yourself to thrive and be happy regardless of the circumstances. And most important of all, love yourself through it all.