When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention

When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention

by Cylvia Hayes

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Overview

“Filled with forgiveness and love, and a story of rebirth and transformation that recognizes our deepest fears and hurt, and offers a path to healing.”

--John de Graaf, co-author of AFFLUENZA and co-founder of the Happiness Alliance



In When Life Blows Up, Cylvia takes the reader on an intimate, vulnerable journey through a devastating public shaming that destroyed her business, countless relationships and even her personal sense of identity. Through the long annihilation of who she believed herself to be she discovered the True Self she hadn’t yet met and opened to new opportunities she hadn’t known existed. This book offers insights and practical tools for anyone experiencing loss, grief, and unexpected life upheaval, and who may be struggling with personal identity and purpose. It offers proven strategies for:

• MANAGING FEAR EVEN IN CRISIS

• FINDING POWER IN SURRENDER

• HARNESSING FORGIVENESS

• RELEASING SHAME AND GUILT

• REENTERING CAREER, COMMUNITY AND LIFE WITH INTENTION AND POWER

This book is an inspiring guide for moving from surviving to thriving, from breaking down to breaking open. It is for all those phoenixes on the rise committed to harnessing hardship to grow into more peaceful, powerful beings.



“This book can serve as an inspiration for anyone who feels that they can’t possibly get up after life has knocked them down.”

-- John Kitzhaber, former Oregon Governor



“When Life Blows Up” is a living testimony to the power of forgiveness and the healing available when we allow Wholly Spirit to guide our lives. … I think many readers will be in turn relating, wondering, and hopeful.”

-- Rev. Jane Hiatt, Senior Minister, Unity Community of Central Oregon



CYLVIA HAYES is an award winning public speaker, empowerment coach, new economy strategist, professional environmentalist and former First Lady of Oregon. She is founder and CEO of 3EStrategies and Cylvia Hayes Enterprises. She is also a minister-in-training with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Cylvia lives in Bend, Oregon with a home and backyard like a wildlife sanctuary. Her greatest loves are her life partner, John, her son, Jonathan, dogs, horses, hiking and camping and all things Nature.

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Book Review 1:

"This wasn't the book I expected...it was better! As a journalist who followed with disgust the unfair character assassination that so completely altered the lives of two of the best people and finest public servants I know, I was looking for Cylvia Hayes to hit back hard at her media detractors for their distortions and cruelty. Instead, I found a book filled with forgiveness and love, and a story of rebirth and transformation that recognizes our deepest fears and hurt, and offers a path to healing. Instead of being consumed by rage, Cylvia Hayes was transformed by her "dark night of the soul" into a voice for reconciliation and renewal. I always respected her mind and courage; now I understand that her heart is even bigger. A fine read in our polarized times." -- John de Graaf,co-author of AFFLUENZA and co-founder of the Happiness Alliance

Book Review 2:

“When Life Blows Up” is a living testimony to the power of forgiveness and the healing available when we allow Wholly Spirit to guide our lives. The book begins with the unasked for demolition of the life Cylvia Hayes knew and all the emotions that accompanied that. This beautiful book takes the reader on an intimate, vulnerable journey through her metamorphosis. All along the way, Hayes keeps the reader in mind, offering practical exercises to help someone who is going through their own disintegration and reinvention process. We witness forgiveness, and her spiritual practice, creating incremental shifts in her awareness and leading her to possibilities she never could have imagined. As she finds a new place in the world, we are given the hope that our place exists too. I loved the way Hayes wove her newly understood Christian upbringing and Course in Miracles consciousness into her story. The acknowledgement of the role ego played in her demise and her explanation of ego juxtaposed with True Self is honest and helpful. As she described disappearing through the steam from the hot tub into a world of presence and stillness, she transmits a sense of the light that is there for all of us. I think many readers will be in turn relating, wondering, and hopeful. If you have ever been, or are currently, in a crucible as intense as what Cylvia Hayes has experienced, I think you will find this a..-- Rev. Jane Hiatt Senior Minister Unity Community of Central Oregon

Book Review 3:

"When Life Blows Up" is at once a cautionary tale and a courageous self-examination from a woman who endured an insidious and devastating public shaming. Cylvia Hayes emerged from years of torment with a universal and eternal message for us all: as hard as it is, you must find a way to forgive those who trespassed against you. She has risen triumphantly and compassionately from childhood trauma, self-inflicted wounds,.and a political scandal.that wasn't. The "sweeping investigation" of Ms. Hayes and former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber trumpeted by Portland media turned up no criminal wrongdoing, leading hundreds of thousands of Oregonians to wonder, "In a free society, whose job is it to watch the watchdogs?" -- Michael Davis, former executive editor of the Salem (OR ) Statesman Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642379082
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication date: 01/11/2020
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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