Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Journey from busyness to pausing, harshness to compassion, and disconnection to sacred connection with the book "Gems of Delight."
Journey from busyness to pausing, harshness to compassion, and disconnection to sacred connection with the book "Gems of Delight."
Journey from busyness to pausing, harshness to compassion, and disconnection to sacred connection with the book "Gems of Delight."
186 backers pledged $7,828 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Gems of Delight project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$7,828

186

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!

Blessings,

 

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

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    I want the book!

    Get a print copy of "Gems of Delight"

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    45 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Make mine special!

    Get a signed print copy of "Gems of Delight" with a message just for you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    58 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Make ours special!

    Get 2 signed print copies of "Gems of Delight" with a message for you and one for a dear one.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    32 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Book and a mini course

    Get a signed print copy of "Gems of Delight" with a message just for you.

    Get my "Your Word for the Year: A soulful experience" 8 day mini-course direct to your email inbox! (Value $20) Details can be found at https://www.lisamccrohan.com/product-category/courses/

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Book and a dozen audio meditations!

    Get a signed print copy of "Gems of Delight" with a message just for you.

    Get my ALL 12 of my audio meditations! These are wonderful extensions to the reflections you will find in the book. ($36 value) Details can be found here... https://www.lisamccrohan.com/product-category/guided-meditations/

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    Book and "Regarding Our Girls" course

    Get a signed print copy of "Gems of Delight" with a message just for you.

    Get my "Regarding Our Girls" 21 day course direct to your email inbox. ($75 value) Details can be found here... https://www.lisamccrohan.com/product-category/courses/

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    My name in print!

    With your kind of support a "thank you" just isn't enough! Your name will appear at the start of every print copy of the book in the "Special thanks to" section.

    And you will of course get a signed print copy of "Gems of Delight" with a message just for you.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Book and a coaching session

    With a one-on-one compassion coaching session I will create the sacred space for you to learn skillful ways to listen, heal, and go about your day with a renewed sense of aliveness, connected to what is most sacred to you. ($145 value) Details about compassion coaching can be found at https://www.lisamccrohan.com/services/compassion-coaching/

    And you will of course get a signed print copy of "Gems of Delight" with a message just for you.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (21 days)