Understanding that much of our suffering comes from within us, the power to heal also comes from within. We have the ability to no longer be held hostage by our thoughts and emotions, and we can cultivate this ability to create awareness, promote healing, and build resilience through the integration of somatic experience (movement), mindful meditation, and the movement of energy via the breath. By becoming active participants in our healing process, we feel more in control of our emotions and our lives.
Suzanne’s new memoir: An Imperfect Pilgrim: Trauma and Healing on This Side of the Rainbow (Balboa Press, 2017). Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and www.balboapress.com, as well as directly from the author. Commentaries by Richard Miller, PhD, founder of Integrative Restoration Institute, and Robin Carnes, co-founder of Warriors at Ease:
“Why is it that some of us can live and flourish through seemingly insurmountable challenges while others struggle with even the smallest of life difficulties? This is a core theme that Suzanne speaks elegantly to in her challenging, yet heartwarming descriptions of the personal trials she has faced throughout her lifetime. Her story is a testament to our ability as human beings to not just survive, but thrive through difficult times. Suzanne offers us ways we can discover and nourish resources within ourselves that enable us to feel in control, even when life is out of control. Here, she shows us that we don’t have to be defined by our circumstances. We truly can be the master of our own destiny.” – Richard Miller, PhD
“Suzanne Ludlum’s book is an act of courage, as is her life. She eloquently writes of how we human beings grope our way from shame, despair and betrayal to healing, connection, and joy. Anyone who reads this book will benefit from the wise truths of Sue’s story.” – Robin Carnes
“This book documents an amazing journey of dealing with one heartbreak after another. The author is honest with her struggles and offers viable solutions for overcoming unthinkable obstacles. A must read for anyone struggling with a history of depression or heartbreak. I promise you will feel completely inspired by the end.”
“A gripping tale of turmoil and triumph. She gains hope after many gripping situations she finds herself in and manages to find they key to rising above. A memoir worth the read!!”
“Poignant, compelling, in short a page turner. Ms Ludlum masterfully tells her story which takes the reader from the depths of despair to the heights of hopefullness. This book is very relatable as it illustrates the complexity of the human struggle and what is possible if we persevere. I am looking forward to her next masterpiece.”
“I cried, I laughed, I wept, I smiled, I followed this amazing woman on this incomprehensible tortuous journey through her life. What a story! She opens doors of endurance and pathways to hope. Fall down nine times, get up ten.”
“An inherently riveting, deeply personal, and exceptionally well written, and impressively candid memoir…Very highly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections.” – Midwest Book Review
The following book review is reprinted by permission from Yoga Therapy Today, a publication of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (www.iayt.org):
For more information and to purchase a copy, go to www.animperfectpilgrim.com.