Center of Gravity: One woman's experiment to reinvent her entire life through creativity, spirituality, and a leap of faith.

Center of Gravity: One woman's experiment to reinvent her entire life through creativity, spirituality, and a leap of faith.

by Geva Salerno


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"I have become inspired and motivated after reading this book...You can bet I will be digging deeper into my passions and open myself up to new and better things." Debbie Owen, Photographer

After finding herself overworked, divorced and obsessed with achieving society's vision of the perfect life, unhappy Southwest Florida businesswoman Geva Salerno takes a leap of faith and conducts an experiment. For one year, she challenges herself to step outside her preconceived ideas about life in order to reclaim her true self.

This means no dating for 12 months... no more thinking about men, period! Step by step, she dives into the difficult process of dismantling her false life and slowly building a more authentic, creative and fulfilling one. Can she survive in this unique and unfamiliar world unfolding around her? Will Geva give up on the experiment and return to her old life? And how will her discoveries affect the lives of millions of women around the world?

In this book you will learn:

• How and why Geva gave up dating for a year
• How she changed her relationship to work
• How she overcame temptation
• How she reconnected with her creativity
• How she found her personal power

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991099412
Publisher: Levity Press
Publication date: 01/29/2014
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Geva Salerno is an author, artist, musician and speaker. She started her spiritual journey at the age of 15 is both a creative and technical writer. Passionate about understanding the world, she seeks to inspire others through her writing. Ms. Salerno possesses both a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in international policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association of Lee County Florida, the National Association of Professional Women and the Female Entrepreneur Association. Ms. Salerno has lived in both India and Mexico.

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FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Perhaps when we begin to recognize and pinpoint the exact issues we are struggling with, it’s then we can begin to move forward. Geva Salerno was struggling with addiction, one whose tentacles began to eat into everything around her, including her relationship with her family. Everywhere she looked her addiction was staring her in the face, beckoning her to feast at the table. Geva need only spot a handsome man and her mind would begin to churn, thinking of a future with him, a possible marriage. Rationally her behavior was ridiculous, unconscionable, yet the addictive thoughts continued. Geva made up her mind to put a halt to this ever-churning nonsense, but asked herself “Would I really be able to break this addiction?” We’ve all had periods in our lives when we’ve had to step back and examine our behaviors and addictions, things that impact everything around us. It wasn’t particularly far into this book that I began to notice something. That something was that this book was written from the heart. Geva mentioned the fact that she’d explored the possibility of hiring a ghostwriter, but that would, in my estimation, have destroyed the journey. The book lacked the polish it might have had, but instead became quite poignant. It was as if Geva, through her journal entries and conversational style of writing, asked me to examine my own life. The more I read, the more I could relate. The beauty of this work was not to be found in the polish, but rather the shine. The issue of one’s “center of gravity” and what that meant didn’t come up until the latter part of the book. This isn’t a book that I wanted to race through in a day or two, but rather one I chose to read slowly and think about. Geva mentioned that she’d get “these mad crushes, which last for a day or so and then disappear.” Trying to rid herself of this addiction was obviously not going to be easy. At times the reading seemed slow, but forced me to reflect upon what was going on in her life and how one journeys through the addictive process. There was and is a lot of pain trying to elude the grasp of addiction, but the honesty of Geva’s journey made the book all the more meaningful. Quill says: If you too are struggling with addiction of any sort or want to change your life, perhaps taking a walk with Geva will help you move on.