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:
Kristen Caven is a prolific multidisciplinary, or "liberal” artist and author living in Oakland, CA. She has published a memoir, a graphic novel collection, and an award-winning cartoon collection. She co-writes psychology books with author Louise Hart, and is collaborating...