What if the path to inner peace leads to outright disaster?
Donna has it all - a generous husband, two healthy kids, a Jersey shore home - but believes something is missing. When she signs up for yoga teacher training, her carefully cultivated life begins to crumble. Her husband is having an affair. Dangerous childhood secrets resurface. Her mother dies suddenly. And she doesn't even like yoga . . . yet.
As Donna reels and heals, she discovers love, rescues dogs, and confronts yet another crisis of faith when her new fiancé falls ill.
A devastating but funny, life-affirming love story, We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This is for anyone who has ever dared to fight for what matters - and believes it's never too late to find love or enlightenment.
But not necessarily in that order.
PRAISE FOR We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This
"Donna Ferris put her heart onto the pages of "We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This." A vulnerable telling of three transformative years of her life told with openness. It's easy to see oneself at any stage of Donna's journey and to appreciate the strength it takes to survive loss in all its forms but most of all, to learn to love again." - Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
"We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This is a balm for any person navigating grief, growth, and unanswerable questions. Donna Ferris guides readers on a compelling journey of love, loss, and discovery. The themes of spirituality, abuse, and human relationships weave strength into this page-turner as her story reminds us to seek deeper truth in every moment. This humorous, touching work brings inspiration and guidance to those facing the unexpected shadows life may cast. Magical."
~Erin Byron, author Yoga for the Creative Soul
"We've Got To Stopping Meeting Like This" is a memoir about meeting truth, grief, and the deepest opportunity to love. This book inspires women to be unstoppable in the face of loss and trust a healing path for true connection and home. We all want to believe we can overcome loss or betrayal and Donna Ferris shows us her way. She did it!" - Jennifer Schelter, MFA YTT 500
"In clear, heartfelt language Donna articulates what is true for so many of us: the concussion of losses we are asked to endure, the longing toward understanding and growth, and the eventual recognition of one's clarity and strength as we shift toward a sense of wholeness. In her kind, thoughtful entries, we come to understand that resilience and happiness truly do rest on the small, daily choices we make to heal, even as we stand on unsteady ground, and on our willingness to open to the new, and to what might be possible." Maria Sirois, author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss.