Halfway There : Lessons at Midlife
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From an early age, Elizabeth C. Haynes faced hardships: abuse and trauma, tumultuous relationships, frustrating career shifts, and--when she reached her mid-thirties--chronic illness. As she approached middle age, she began to question her life's many ups and downs and how they had influenced and shaped her. How could she begin to heal from the pain of her past and, more importantly, how would she respond to the adversity yet to come?
Seeking answers, Elizabeth turned to her lifelong passion: writing. What resulted were words of positivity, growth, and perseverance. As her stories unfolded, she discovered that while circumstances are individual, the emotions they carry and the lessons they offer are collective. Her crises and struggles were all a universal experience, and the deeper meaning she had always sought lay in sharing those lessons with others.
Written with poignance, care, and a dash of humor, Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife reminds readers to learn from life's obstacles and accept them as they come.
"We all have a reason for existing. Embrace every day."
- Paperback | 260 pages
- 127 x 203 x 15mm | 286g
- 18 Aug 2020
- Warren Publishing, Inc
-L. Jones-Readers' Favorite
...Elizabeth C. Haynes's tone throughout is warm and conversational. Her empathy for people in varying difficult circumstances is evident. The book is encouraging and inspires strength through life's struggles. I loved that the work is not only conscious of life's trials but also views them as stages in life that can be overcome and that carry lessons with them. It also recognizes the beauty in everyday life experiences and discusses the need to appreciate these moments. Other lessons included are equally impactful and they relate to body positivity, self-kindness, maturity, treating other people with understanding and kindness, among others. Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife by Elizabeth C. Haynes is a thoughtful, engaging memoir that contains uplifting lessons that will resonate with any reader seeking insight and encouragement.
-E. Wairimu-Readers' Favorite
...A glimpse of meaning for her own existence precipitates a self-conscious awareness of our own capacity to mold our lives the way we want it to and that everything is all right with the world, even if it doesn't always turn out in our favor. A memoir of positivity that is bound to encourage anyone to live life one day at a time, it's a better alternative to self-help books that give false hope.
-V. Dublado, Readers' Favorite
"...Her long road to rediscovering joy in life will delight readers who look for blends of life experience, uplifting new takes on positivity, and clues on how to recapture that burst of energy and excitement that drives the days with meaning. Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife is more than one woman's struggle to reconcile her life. It's a blueprint for how to revamp and revise perspective and objective for maximum results, and should be on the reading list of any self-help reader facing middle age."
-D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review