Finding Balance: A Mother's Journey to Inner Peace

Finding Balance: A Mother's Journey to Inner Peace

by Kelly Swierski-Loiodice

Paperback

$16.95
View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details

Overview

WHEN THE FROSTY MUGS OF HAPPY HOUR disappeared and her children arrived, Kelly’s carefree life ended and her sense of inner balance fell apart. Dirty dishes, juice boxes, and play dates filled her home and calendar as she weaved her children into every facet of her life. With the lines of career, motherhood, marriage, and spirituality blurring, she found herself searching for direction on every front.

A failing marriage and a deep yearning for spiritual wisdom catapulted her on a journey that took her from the sands of the Jersey Shore to the doors of psychics, yogis, and a guru in the heart of India; ultimately, into places within her that she never knew existed. Kelly’s typical life as a mother and wife would never be the same once she embarked on the path of self discovery.

"Whether your children are five, twenty-five, or fifty-five, you will relate to the times when their lives consume you and you need a moment to recharge. This humorous and insightful story made me laugh out loud and shed tears, as I easily slipped into Kelly's shoes on every page. A must-read for all moms."

Kathleen S. McPhllips, Mother & Author

"An irresistible story of motherhood and spiritual growth - lovingly shared through the eyes of a mom. It inspired me to grab a cup of chai and reflect on my own inner journey."

Genevieve Cerasoli, Mother & Artist

"Kelly's writing transported me to her cushy chair in her living room and across the ocean to the bustling streets of India. As I read each captivating word, I felt as if I was journeying alongside her, and I didn't want the story to end. THE book you will want to share with friends."

Maggie Evans, Mother in Heart & Chief Executive Officer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734216301
Publisher: Gentle Yoga, Inc.
Publication date: 12/12/2019
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 1,233,374
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Kelly Swierski-Loiodice was born in Middletown, New York in 1970. Her hometown is just north of New York City and offered her all of the charm of upstate New York: sprawling hills and farms, apple orchards, a strong sense of community, the best Italian bread, and a close proximity to the Shawanagunk Mountains. Her childhood was spent riding bikes, playing tag, and savoring homemade Italian food. She studied political science as an undergraduate and went on to complete a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany.
She married her high school sweetheart, Jim, in 1993. They lived in Albany, New York for a short time and then returned to Middletown. She spent years working for local government on behalf of youth and families, while she wrote fictional stories in her bedroom as a hobby. After giving birth to her two daughters, Kailee Faithe and Paige Alyssa, she became a full-time stay-at-home mom. Her children changed her life in a monumental way and sparked a spiritual journey that she continues to this day. Her young adult family life and search for self discovery was the basis of her memoir, Finding Balance: A Mother's Journey to Inner Peace. This is her first published work.
A trip to India offered her the opportunity to become certified to teach hatha yoga. She completed additional training at the Shanti Mandir Ashram in Walden, New York, and she continues to teach yoga classes today. She also offers workshops on meditation and healthy living. She spends her time writing, reflecting, taking walks, and laughing with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Customer Reviews