About this project
We live, parent, work, and love in an increasingly busy, harsh, and disconnected culture. But now imagine you as a mom, or the mom in your life, being able to slow down, to connect with compassion to your own heart and dear ones, and to live your everyday life according to what is most sacred to you.
Hi, I'm Lisa McCrohan, writer, somatic psychotherapist, and compassion coach. For years now I have worked to inspire people to follow what delights their hearts, to heal the hurry, and to let our light shine. My readers and clients have often asked me when I would write a book.
The truth is this book, "Gems of Delight: Seasonal Inspiration for moms to heal the hurry and embrace what is sacred" has been writing itself on my heart since I first became a mother ten years ago. Now it is ready to come into the world!
Following the rhythm of the seasons, "Gems of Delight" offers short, prayerful inspirations that are perfect to pick up at any time of year. Through my poetry, conversations with God, and soulful reflections readers will feel nourished and inspired. The final book will be a 6x9 inch paperback with about 200 pages.
I have completed the writing of the book, but I need your help to get it into print. Your support will fund the final edits, layout, cover design, and publication expenses. Really though, through your support you will become part of seeing a dream realized, hearts healed, a more compassionate world born, and perhaps when you have read your own copy of the book, of having your own life changed.
Thank you for your support and be sure to check out all the reward levels!
UPDATE: Stretch goal totally met! 150 backers and counting!
STRETCH GOAL: Get to 150 backers – everyone gets my lovingkindness meditation!
I am so amazed by the love from you all! To have fully funded the book in the first day of the campaign is incredible. Since we raised the money necessary to get the book into print, now this campaign is about spreading the inspirations of delight and compassion found in this book!
Instead of setting a dollar amount for a stretch goal, let’s stretch for the number of PEOPLE Gems of Delight will touch.
We just hit 100 backers! Let’s stretch this to 150 backers!
And…if we get 50 new backers I want to give ALL of you my Lovingkindness audio meditation.
Lovingkindness meditation is about abiding and resting in loving presence…and extending it to others. It calms our nervous system, connects us (to our own hearts, our dear ones, strangers, those we have difficulty with, and all living beings), it dispels anger and resentment, and it opens, softens and strengthens the heart.
This 26 minute audio meditation guides you through the lovingkindness practice and will be available for download to all my campaign backers at the close of the project if we reach our stretch goal (a description of the meditation, can be found on my website here).
If each of one of us were to share this campaign on social media and personally with three other people we think would appreciate the inspiration found in the Gems of Delight, we will be able to encourage 50 more people to join us! Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
I do not anticipate any obstacles to completing the project in a timely manner since the manuscript is complete and I have an excellent editor and printer lined up for the project. I will keep backers up to date after the completion of the campaign on progress toward the book's publication. I am so excited about holding this book in my own hands - and getting it into yours - that nothing will get in the way of its completion.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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