“True feminine courage isn’t loud, or brash. It doesn’t scream from the rooftops. Instead, it wraps us in loving arms during our darkest times, and whispers, Be brave, for you can do this. You are meant for this, and so much more.”
From the publisher behind the international best-selling Midlife Transformation: Redefining Life, Love, Health & Success, and the Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul trilogy, comes a new collection of heart-centered, intimate stories by women, about women, and for women.
At some point, we are all called to make choices-about our careers, our relationships, our health, and how we show up in the world. These choices determine how we show up in our lives, and how we create our personal realities. However, it is often not until we are at our most vulnerable, our most fragile, that we can hear the soft but inevitable calling of our hearts. What we choose in those moments has the power to ignite our authentic selves and open the way to a life beyond what we ever imagined-or keep us stuck in a life that no longer fits who we are.
In Courageous Hearts, publisher Linda Joy asks thirty vibrant feminine leaders to revisit the moments in which they made the most courageous choices of their lives-the moments in which they chose to live from their own truth and walk their own paths, no matter how frightening or uncertain the way ahead appeared.
In the face of overwhelming fear, vulnerability, and opposition, these brave women chose to act from their deepest soul convictions, honor the calling of their courageous hearts, and step into a more authentic and empowered reality in their own lives.
Contributing authors for Courageous Hearts include: Marianne MacKenzie, Jami Hearn, Ann Sanfelippo, Jennifer Flynn, Lara Jaye, Cortney Chaite, Stacey Martino, Lisa Marie Rosati, Shelley Riutta, MSE, LPC, Dr. Debra L. Reble, Sheila Callaham, Felicia Baucom, Kailean Welsh, MS, LPC, Kimberly Tobin, Nicole Wettemann, Lizete Morais, Erin Esser, Charisse Sisou, Amanda Hinman, Michelle Mercier, Robin Reid, Cindy Hively, Felicia D’Haiti, Mal Duane, Tarah Abram, Katt Tozier, Monica Dubay, Katrina Burton, Kris Groth, and Hedy MacDonald.
Advance Praise for Courageous Hearts:
“With Courageous Hearts, Linda Joy has curated a powerful collection of inspiring life stories of truth-telling and change that we can all find ourselves inside of. Treat yourself and allow this book to be the catalyst that ignites the spark of boldness within you!” – Nancy Levin, bestselling author of Worthy
“Publisher Linda Joy has done it again with this compelling and inspiring book! Every moving story offers wisdom, inspiration, and deep support for following your own courageous heart-your own inner guidance. You will not be able to put this book down!” – Margaret Paul, PhD, best-selling author, facilitator and cocreator of Inner Bonding
“Courageous Hearts is a collection of empowering stories eloquently shared by women on a mission to inspire us all. Their personal stories illustrate courage is really about bridging the gap of fear and uncertainty by turning inward and trusting the soft whisper of our inner guide-we all have that power. – Emily Madill, author and professional coach
“Courageous Hearts is a must-read for modern times. Full to the brim with women who had the courage to tell their stories in service to others so that we can learn from their experiences. These stories tell of love lost and found, deep grief and intense joy. They are a rollercoaster of movement through the profound moments of these women’s lives. If you love a great story or need to borrow some courage for a tough moment in your life, read this book. Every thing you need is here. – Minette Riordan, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker