An excerpt from the Introduction of my book, Reclaiming JOY, talks more about why I had to write:
"My story is about how I spent the first chapter of my life living by the principle of driving myself really hard. I was driving to do and to accomplish. I was driving to control. Ultimately, I was driving to be someone I was not. This was exhausting and not sustainable.
I believe our bodies don’t lie. While we may push ourselves into driving hard, at some point the body says STOP. Often, the body actually does stop, or at least gets our attention. For me, this moment came the day I felt in my
own chest what I knew my father had experienced as a heart attack three years earlier.
He didn’t survive. I was determined to."
Reclaiming JOY is available to purchase here on Amazon.