Take your time with this one. This is a companion-guidebook to the eleven days memoir. Consider this guidebook an extensive and ongoing workshop covering the bases in self-care and spiritual maintenance for both the beginner and seasoned seeker. Artistically designed, 180 pages (8.5″ x 11″) of vibrant colors, comprehensive and helpful information, along with being uplifting makes this guidebook a real gem.” C.H.
JC COCHRANE is not the first author to share the obvious–we often don’t spend enough time on ourselves. As our lives unfold they do seem to pick up pace and when exploring careers, having families, getting married, divorced, becoming sick or well, setting goals, losing loved ones, finding new friends, fighting, loving, getting hurt, planning comebacks…we can lose track of our sacred selves in both the good times and bad.
It’s the sacred that calms us down; heals our disEASE in body, mind, and emotions. We know that eating right, resting, staying calm, meditation, working out, doing yoga, sleeping well, setting intentions and goals, getting educated or seeking advice from this who have the information to help us along are all good ideas, yet the busyness in our lives halt the unfolding of our sacred selves, again and again.
Here, JC COCHRANE gives us a simple version of how to temporarily close for self-care and spiritual maintenance.
In her memoir, eleven DAYS, (also available on Amazon) she tells the story of her own spiritual maintenance. In her 30’s, Cochrane had by most standards realized the American Dream. In 2000, her husband Bill’s start-up company sold for 90 million. Their college romance and tireless work ethic built a bright future for their family, as well as a portfolio of 35 million. But just as the stars aligned for the 90 million sale of their company, they also fell apart; from living in a gated home perched on a mountaintop in Tucson, Arizona to life in a beat-up rental, without job security and on food stamps.
With pressure at every turn: 3 young kids, a failing economy, health concerns, a troubled marriage, and the loss of everything the family had built, time alone and getting grounded seemed impossible. With what little faith she could muster, she sought for a miracle. It came in the form of an 11-day housesitting opportunity in Santa Barbara, California. During Cochrane’s quest, her spiritual guides and new friends included: a surfer-musician, a dying writing professor, an Episcopal minister, a gifted intuitive healer, a pair of tattoo artists, a septuagenarian yoga practitioner, a homeless preacher, a foul-mouthed auto mechanic, two dogs and a cat, and the Pacific Ocean.
Thanks to her awesome readers and their Amazon reviews/comments, and fantastic questions via email & social media, she was inspired to create this (companion/and stand-alone) guidebook–TEMPORARILY CLOSED, where she shows you how she got grounded.
AUDIOBOOK of the eleven days memoir is also available.
SAMPLE AUDIO of eleven days by jc cochrane.
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