No Blanks, No Pauses: A Path to Loving Self and Others

No Blanks, No Pauses: A Path to Loving Self and Others

by Shelly McNamara
No Blanks, No Pauses: A Path to Loving Self and Others

No Blanks, No Pauses: A Path to Loving Self and Others

by Shelly McNamara


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Born the youngest of fifteen siblings in Lakewood, Ohio, Shelly McNamara began writing as a child to explore her inner self and make sense of the world around her. From the grief of losing close friends and family, the pain of estrangement and rejection, and a deep desire to make the world a more respectful, loving, and inclusive place, Shelly wrote poetry and stories of hope and strength. Writing helped her embrace her own identity while she waited for the world to recognize her lifelong commitment to the woman she loves and the family they built together. As the Chief Equality & Inclusion Officer at Procter & Gamble, one of the world's most admired companies, Shelly has used her powerful insights and compassion to elevate the consciousness and connection of people from around the globe. Now, for the first time, Shelly is bringing her poetry and powerful stories to us all.

No Blanks, No Pauses is an exploration of one woman's journey to live a full and authentic life that holds lessons for each of us. Shelly has written her way through adversity and heartbreak to discover that dreams are worth pursuing, injustice is worth challenging, and peace and fairness are what matter most. This book's mixture of memoir, poetry, and insightful questions draws us in and gives us confidence that we, too, can heal, connect, and love more expansively than we ever thought possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643074863
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Shelly is a natural storyteller, humanist, and respected leader. As the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Procter & Gamble (P&G), she works with her colleagues on the P&G leadership team and with P&G people around the world to make P&G one of the most innovative, diverse, and inclusive companies in the world. Well-known for her speeches that are compassionate, courageous, and authentic to the core, this book is her first foray into publishing for a wider audience. Shelly is committed to help lift, challenge, and inspire from her home base in Ohio, which she shares with her wife, Cindy, and their three daughters, Ali, Kate, and Nicole. 

Table of Contents

Foreword: Finding Your Path Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble 1

1 Who I Am 5

2 Compelled to Write, Driven to Speak 23

3 Regret & Redemption 35

4 Love More. Judge Less. 51

5 The Day Will Come 63

6 Level Set 71

7 The Power of Choice 93

8 Privileges Granted-or Not 105

9 Connected by Love 117

10 Reflections 127

Acknowledgments 137

Original Poems 143

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