At birth, we begin life as truthful, open, curious, and creative beings. As we grow older, our wings may be clipped by dysfunctional family and social systems. Building layer upon layer of self-protection in order to negotiate such social systems. Building layer upon layer of self-protection in order to negotiate such social systems, we learn to cut ourselves off from that original expansiveness. In essence, many of us go through a sort of reverse metamorphosis: we start out as beautiful butterflies, and turn into caterpillars. It is the goal of this book to help you become a butterfly again. Working with the uplifting metaphor of a caterpillar's metamorphosis, Wings explores three stages of personal transformation in this user-friendly book: Reaching In, Reaching Out, and Reaching High. Through these stages, readers learn to listen to themselves, accept themselves, set personal boundaries, and formulate goals, and each chapter offers exercises that explain exactly how to do this. Once emerged from our former cocoon, we are ready to approach the world anew, armed with the self-esteem necessary to soar.
Kristen gives an overview of the book:
In addition to her dozen or so blogs, Kristen (Baumgardner) Caven has co-authored three books on parenting, published two memoirs about cartooning, and is working on one musical about living a fairytale life. She is a PTA president and a member of the California Writers Club...