This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart

This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart

by Susannah Conway

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762770083
Publisher: Skirt!
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 777,535
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.98(d)

About 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

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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This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JillSalahub More than 1 year ago
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.
FiveAtHeart More than 1 year ago
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?