The journey to true healing requires that we take the most challenging path there is: the path within. It is tempting to hope that someone will do the hard work of our lives for us, but no matter how far and wide we look, no one else can. Our spiritual journey is a supremely personal one, and it requires determination and a sense of curiosity.
Inside: A Guide to the Resources Within to Stay Vibrant and Alive Through All Life’s Challenges introduces the simple yet life-changing concept of self-care. The book’s plainspoken, practical, and accessible counsel will meet you wherever you are on your wellness journey. It can serve as an entryway to any healing path, and it can enhance whatever protocols, belief systems, or ways of living you already ascribe to. I have witnessed firsthand how difficult it is to change behaviors and habits without an understanding of self-care and whole life healing. Healing becomes most effective when we bring the focus inward and take care of ourselves first.
It’s easy to want to look for the newest quick fix or next big miracle, but ninety-nine percent of the time, hard work and consistency are the miracle. It starts with deciding not to live in suffering anymore, and from there patience, grace, openness, and love usher in a new way of being in the world. Inside will guide you every step of the way.
Inside will be published in the summer of 2018.
“Sarah has created a manual for healing body, mind, heart and spirit that is guaranteed to inspire and change any reader’s life for the better. Wise, accessible, heartfelt, useful, and humble…this is a book and guide I will return to often.”
—From the foreword by Terry Walters, author of Clean Food
“In this invaluable addition to the library of spiritual guides, Sarah Brassard offers one of the most important lessons in life: the practice of self-care. Whether it’s deep childhood trauma or free-floating anxiety that accounts for our struggle, in these pages Brassard gives us the tools to recognize life for what it is meant to be — whole, peaceful and, above all, brimming with happiness.”
—Katie Hafner, author of Mother Daughter Me and New York Times contributor
“With trauma as her first teacher and a lifetime’s worth of seeking and learning under her belt, Sarah Brassard is the best kind of guide and healer: one who has transformed her own profound suffering into a gift for all who are lost, in pain, and yearning for change. This wise, generous book is both friend and manual, a tried and true roadmap to health and well-being. Sarah doesn’t just encourage readers to walk the path, she holds out her hand and welcomes each fellow traveler to join her on the transformative journey from fear to love, from darkness to light.”
—Katrina Kenison, author of Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment and Moments of Seeing: Reflections from an Ordinary Life
“In Inside, Sarah Brassard gently guides readers toward creating greater balance and self-awareness in their lives. Filled with easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises designed to help anyone at any level build a lasting self-care practice, Inside reminds us of the counterintuitive fact that to achieve and live the lives we dream of, it’s essential we begin with ourselves.”
—Peter Smith, former contributing editor, O the Oprah Magazine