This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart

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This is a book about unraveling the layers of our lives, delving beneath the surface in order to better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our path. Author Susannah Conway uncovered this process following a tragedy—the sudden death of the man she loved. In sharing her journey of self-discovery, she reveals how grief reshaped her life and led her to reconnect with her creativity, make peace with her past, and learn to appreciate herself.

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Overview

This is a book about unraveling the layers of our lives, delving beneath the surface in order to better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our path. Author Susannah Conway uncovered this process following a tragedy—the sudden death of the man she loved. In sharing her journey of self-discovery, she reveals how grief reshaped her life and led her to reconnect with her creativity, make peace with her past, and learn to appreciate herself.

You hold in your hands a guidebook of sorts, a collection of thoughts and theories, each chapter culminating in a small creative exercise for you to reflect upon and apply to your own life. With her words and signature dreamy Polaroid images, Conway reminds us that we are not alone, that living mindfully is a process, and that in time you can let yourself be who you were always meant to be.

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“Susannah Conway’s new book works magic: it meets us in our darkest moments—of grief, shame, hopelessness—and shows us how to transform them into love, creativity, and confidence. Written with tenderness, filled with gorgeous images and helpful exercises, she reminds us that the beauty we seek is always right in front of our eyes.” —Susan Piver, author of The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

 “You hold in your hand one of those books. You will buy multiple copies of it to press into the hands of friends. You will mark it up with notes, and read passages again and again. You will not lend this out. This book was forged in grief and is lit by love. Feast your creative heart!”—Jennifer Louden, author of The Life Organizer and The Woman's Comfort Book

“Reading Susannah’s words feels like spending time with a perfect friend—the kind who mixes mojitos as she listens to your dreams, laughs and cries with you, and most of all, persuades you that YOU CAN DO IT! I lost count of the times I was inspired to put it down to take a photograph or to write in my journal. I’m still bowled over by the generosity of this book.”  —-Sarah Salway, Canterbury Laureate and author of You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762770083
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 542,300
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Susannah Conway is a photographer, writer and the creator of the Unravelling e-courses. A Polaroid addict and a very proud aunt, she spent many years in London working as a fashion editor and freelance journalist. She shares her heart with people around the world via her blog at   www.susannahconway.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 An ending, a beginning 1

2 The tides 27

3 Redrafting the blueprint 51

4 Writing with my eyes 71

5 I have a body 93

6 Look me in the eye and tell me you don't love me 119

7 A tribe of one 145

8 The art of belonging 169

9 Unraveled 193

Epilogue 220

Book Friends 226

Love & Gratitude 231

About the Author 233

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    Any woman who has experienced grief and loss (that is, every wom

    Any woman who has experienced grief and loss (that is, every woman alive) should read this book. For some of us this is the loss of a loved one, for others the loss of self, or for others still it might be the loss of both. This book is a map of one woman's personal journey through bereavement and rediscovery of self, but it is also offered as a guidebook for those making their way along the same path, traveling through that same territory of loss. And yet, as Susannah says, this "is not a story about grief, although it informs everything I've learned about life. This is a book about unraveling the layers of our lives and exploring what we find in order to better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our path."

    This book embodies, through both word and image, the tender heart of that sadness, not shying away from the reality of it, the truth that life can kick your ass but that we can also lean into joy and be softened by beauty, can and will encounter grace, and know love. We may have tears streaming down our face or feel bad about our thighs, but with our eyes and heart open wide to both the brutality and beauty of life, we can heal, we can live a wholehearted life.

    This book might first be about one woman's individual journey towards wholeness, but in the end, it is an offering to the reader, an invitation to unravel our own hearts. Sometimes, simply knowing that others have walked a similar path is all the medicine and advice you need, but Susannah Conway takes it one step beyond, offering a reflection at the end of each chapter, small creative exercises that invite the reader to explore, to unravel. In this way, it is a book that one could come back to again and again.

    In the end, this book is like a long, intimate conversation with the best girlfriend ever, one who has been where you are, can authentically sit in that dark place with you, but who also has a map that shows the way out, an invitation to the rest of your beautiful life.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    It's a beautiful little book.

    I don't necessarily know how to write a review,
    but I'll give it a shot for Susannah Conway since
    I find this "tribe of one" wise woman to be so
    incredibly INSPIRING!

    The book! I read 'This i Know' in two thoroughly
    enjoyable sittings. Enough said?

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