Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother's Path to Self-Discovery
Publisher : Moonlight Muse Press
Description

Tina has  always had a fascination with the moon. After studying the phases of the moon in astronomy classes and the astrological impact it can have on personal transformation, she began to explore the spiritual connections that the moon has brought to many cultures over thousands of years. No matter where we are in the world, we can see the moon. It’s something that we all have in common.

 

The moon has brought great comfort to her life, particularly during a time when she felt a loss of personal identity. This was during her first two years of becoming a mother – a time of joy, but a time of anxiety, depression and confusion. She  was a mother, but who was she really? She took many walks during that time, gazing at the moon and trying to make sense of who she was and what purpose her life served.

 

Taking the knowledge she had of the moon and its place in spiritual transformation, she combined it with her training as a life purpose coach and a journaling workshop facilitator. Together, this combination created a path of self-discovery for her – a path that she want to share with the many mothers who feel a loss of personal identity.

 

In the book, Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery, the author shares her personal story of transformation and how it led her on a path of self-exploration. 

 

The book gives stories from other moms who embarked on similar journeys. Designed as a workbook with a journaling format, the book allows for personal reflection with many opportunities to answer the question, “I’m a mother, but who am I really?”

 

Working with the phases of the moon as a source of personal transformation, mothers who are challenged by the loss of personal identity are gently guided on their own paths of self-exploration - leading to a life of purpose, passion and creative expression. The accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards (divided into nine phases of the moon, including the blue moon) support the self-discovery process outlined in the book.

 

Mothers will explore the cultural and astrological meanings of the moon, while being guided through a process that is beautifully aligned with each phase of the moon:

 

  • Chapter One - By the Light of the Moon
  • Chapter Two – Starting our Journey with the Moon: Dedicating your Journal to your Spiritual Awakening
  • Chapter Three – Dancing on Moonbeams - The Power of Journal Writing
  • Chapter Four – Cultural and Religious Awareness and the Symbolism of the Moon
  • Chapter Five – The Power of the Moon: Astrological Influences in Spiritual Transformation
  • Chapter Six – The New Moon: The Beginning of a Quest for Self-Discovery
  • Chapter Seven – The Waxing Crescent: Who Are You, Really?
  • Chapter Eight – The First Quarter: Dealing With Mother’s Guilt and Resentment
  • Chapter Nine – The Waxing Gibbous: The Strength of a Support System
  • Chapter Ten – The Full Moon: Identifying Your True Self
  • Chapter Eleven – The Waning Gibbous: Creating the Bigger Picture
  • Chapter Twelve – The Last Quarter: Taking Baby Steps
  • Chapter Thirteen – The Waning Crescent: Managing the Ebb and Flow
  • Chapter Fourteen – The Blue Moon: Celebrating Your Uniqueness
  • Chapter Fifteen – Looking in the Mirror and Dancing by Moonlight
  • Chapter Sixteen –  Resources for the Journaling Mom


The Story Behind This Book
Tina has always had a fascination with the moon. After studying the phases of the moon in astronomy classes and the astrological impact it can have on personal transformation, she began to explore the spiritual connections that the moon has brought to many cultures over thousands of years. No matter where we are in the world, we can see the moon. It’s something that we all have in common. The moon has brought great comfort to her life, particularly during a time when she felt a loss of personal identity. This was during her first two years of becoming a mother – a time of joy, but a time of anxiety, depression and confusion. She was a mother, but who was she really? She took many walks during that time, gazing at the moon and trying to make sense of who she was and what purpose her life served. Taking the knowledge she had of the moon and its place in spiritual transformation, she combined it with her training as a life purpose coach and a journaling workshop facilitator. Together, this combination created a path of self-discovery for her – a path that she want to share with the many mothers who feel a loss of personal identity. In the book, Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery, the author shares her personal story of transformation and how it led her on a path of self-exploration. The book gives stories from other moms who embarked on similar journeys. Designed as a workbook with a journaling format, the book allows for personal reflection with many opportunities to answer the question, “I’m a mother, but who am I really?” Working with the phases of the moon as a source of personal transformation, mothers who are challenged by the loss of personal identity are gently guided on their own paths of self-exploration - leading to a life of purpose, passion and creative expression. The accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards (divided into nine phases of the moon, including the blue moon) support the self-discovery process outlined in the book.


Praise and Reviews
“A ‘must read’ for every mother, Journaling by the Moonlight is a wonderful resource to empower women to tap into authentic self and live their life to the fullest, casting aside all ‘rules’ about who a mother should or shouldn’t be. The journaling exercises provide for a wonderful path of self-discovery to enable us to become better mothers, wives, daughters, grandmothers, but above all else women who are not defined by our roles, but instead by who we truly are. As Tina so profoundly says, ‘Motherhood may only be part of our purpose - and that is okay.’ When we follow our heart and discover our own personal path, we find true happiness, set a great example for our children, and become a shining light in the world.”
~ ~ Debbie LaChusa, founder of the National Association of Home-Based Business Moms, and the author of The Career-At-Home Mom


“Tina brings to light the conflicts of motherhood which most of us mothers feel - yet may not feel comfortable divulging and/or exploring. With compassion and by telling her own story, she takes you by the hand and walks you through a process of moonlit journaling - a process which every mother would benefit.”
~ ~ Ruth Folit, director of the International Association for Journal Writing, and the creator of LifeJournal software

“Tina has done something extraordinary with this book! She is a moonbeam of light that brings support, compassion and strength. She illuminates the path for any mother to gain access and redefine her authentic inner self.”
~ ~ Beverly Down, Creative Life Coach, Star Creativity Coaching



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Tina is  a certified creativity and life purpose coach, working with mothers who are challenged by issues related to the loss of personal identity and who desire a more authentic  More...