I've described some of my relevant life experience in an award-winning memoir, Someone To Talk To: Finding Peace, Purpose, and Joy After Tragedy and Loss, in which I described “A Recipe for Healing.” The book received a 2012 Nautilus Book Award. Although it fits in the category of Grieving/Death and Dying, I think of it as being about human resilience and our ability to heal. It’s not a clinical textbook, but a true story intended for mass readership and as something for counselors and coaches to recommend to clients for inspiration and new directions. “A Recipe for Healing” is the name I gave the strategy I developed for coping and growing, each element of which was an “ingredient” in the overall process.
The Nautilus Book Award is given to books that “promote conscious living, spiritual growth, and positive change, and stimulate the imagination and offer the reader new possibilities for a better life and a better world.” I’m very humbled to be a recipient of this award, which has also been bestowed on Julia Cameron, Andrew Weil, His Holiness the Dali Lama, Carolyn Myss, Deepak Chopra, Christiane Northrup, and other highly distinguished authors.