I Am the Ocean: A Memoir of Motherhood, Mental Health, and Coming Home to Myself
After her preteen daughter survived a suicide attempt, Greta Kjos was living in the shadow of the deepest, darkest fear a mother could endure. But she also had a deep, dark secret of her own: at age nineteen, she had also attempted suicide. And not a single person knew.
In this inspiring and vulnerable story, Greta shares how she survived amidst crisis and chaos – and took a courageous, intrinsically connected healing journey with her daughter.
Equal part memoir and self help, each chapter includes a “Take a Deep Breath” section with mindfulness prompts, reflection questions, and wellness practices that Greta used in her own healing as well as in her practice as a life coach.
Your authentic self is waiting for you – but it’s never linear. The perfect companion for anyone healing their mental health and spiritual being, I Am the Ocean is a story of beginning to let the light shine through the cracks.
A raw and vulnerable journey from a life in near collapse to one of peace, joy and courage. – Peter J. Reding, author of Positively Brilliant Self-Mastery; Reclaim Your Authentic Life Now
A vulnerable glimpse into the struggles and determination of a mom who loves her daughter fiercely and fights for her life, as well as her own. – Sue Abderholden, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota
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