Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific

Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific

by Roz Savage


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In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean—alone. Despite having successfully rowed across the Atlantic the previous year, the Pacific presented the former office worker with unprecedented challenges and overpowering currents—both in the ocean water and within herself. Crossing Earth’s largest ocean alone might seem a long way removed from everyday life, yet the lessons Roz learned about the inner journey, the ocean, and the world are relevant to all of us. She shares tales of the ups and downs of her voyage across the waves, while offering insights on how to find happiness through a meaningful and rewarding life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401942625
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Roz Savage is a British ocean rower, environmental campaigner, author, and speaker. She holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. She has rowed more than 15,000 miles, taken around five million oar strokes, and spent cumulatively more than 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat. Her first book, Rowing The Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, was published in 2009. She is a United Nations Climate Hero, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a fellow of the Explorers Club of New York, and has been listed among the Top 20 Great British Adventurers by The Telegraph. She was named a 2011 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic; and in 2012, she became a Yale World Fellow.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Dream Big, Change Your Life 1

Chapter 1 Facing and Embracing Failure 11

Chapter 2 The Kindness of Strangers 35

Chapter 3 Ultimate Flexibility 47

Chapter 4 The Universe Will Provide 65

Chapter 5 We Create Our Future 103

Chapter 6 I Am Not My Thoughts 113

Chapter 7 One World 133

Chapter 8 Do Not Look Outside Yourself for the Leader 153

Chapter 9 Achievement 177

Epilogue 195

Acknowledgments 197

About the Author 201

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