This I Know : Notes On Unraveling The Heart
Part memoir, part creative journal, This I Know chronicles Susannah's journey through bereavement and healing, taking the reader on a ride into the possibilities of unravelling - and healing - her own life too. It's a guidebook of sorts, a collection of thoughts and theories, with creative exercises for you to try, and dreamy light-filled Polaroids dotted throughout the text. It's a cosy blanket for your heart.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 144.78 x 193.04 x 27.94mm | 34g
- 05 Jun 2012
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- Globe Pequot Press
- Old Saybrook, United States
- colour illustrations
This is a book about unraveling the layers of our lives, delving beneath the surface in order to better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our path. Author Susannah Conway uncovered this process following a tragedy--the sudden death of the man she loved. In sharing her journey of self-discovery, she reveals how grief reshaped her life and led her to reconnect with her creativity, make peace with her past, and learn to appreciate herself. You hold in your hands a guidebook of sorts, a collection of thoughts and theories, each chapter culminating in a small creative exercise for you to reflect upon and apply to your own life. With her words and signature dreamy Polaroid images, Conway reminds us that we are not alone, that living mindfully is a process, and that in time you can let yourself be who you were always meant to be.
Back cover copy
An intimate exploration of loss and discovery, illustrated with the author's beautiful Polaroid photographs
"Susannah Conway's new book works magic: it meets us in our darkest moments-of grief, shame, hopelessness-and shows us how to transform them into love, creativity, and confidence. Written with tenderness, filled with gorgeous images and helpful exercises, she reminds us that the beauty we seek is always right in front of our eyes." --Susan Piver, author of The Wisdom of a Broken Heart "You hold in your hand one of those books. You will buy multiple copies of it to press into the hands of friends. You will mark it up with notes, and read passages again and again. You will not lend this out. This book was forged in grief and is lit by love. Feast your creative heart!"--Jennifer Louden, author of The Life Organizer and The Woman's Comfort Book"Reading Susannah's words feels like spending time with a perfect friend-the kind who mixes mojitos as she listens to your dreams, laughs and cries with you, and most of all, persuades you that YOU CAN DO IT! I lost count of the times I was inspired to put it down to take a photograph or to write in my journal. I'm still bowled over by the generosity of this book." ---Sarah Salway, Canterbury Laureate and author of You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book
About Susannah Conway
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 www.susannahconway.com.
Our customer reviews
In this book Susannah opens her heart and shares the journey she embarked upon in the wake of shattering, excruciating grief. She focusses on the transformative power of her grief, rather than the grief itself. She focusses on the many ways in which she had to unravel herself, because, when something tragic and traumatic occurs in your life, all the other hurts and wounds come flowing through that rip in your soul. Healing takes time, and patience. There is no shortcut. The only way is through. With the knowledge that one day ... one day, you'll find yourself far enough from the initial blast that you can really see. The book is punctuated by reflections at the end of each chapter, as well as her trademark dreamy photography. This is a truly brilliant and beautiful book by a brilliant and beautiful woman.show moreby Roxanne