Breathing While Drowning: One Woman’s Quest for Wholeness by Veronica Strachan

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She suffered an unimaginable loss. Her journey back from darkness would make her whole again.

Isolated in a small country town, Veronica is already struggling with motherhood, trapped under the yoke of an ordinary life. After her second daughter Jacqueline is born with severe disabilities, every moment of every day becomes crowded with people and interventions to keep her alive and well. Despite all the intense love and care, just before her fifth birthday, Jacqueline dies, and Veronica falls into an ocean of grief.

Wishing to never feel the pain of loss again, her grief builds a wall that keeps her emotions safely locked away, until a brave confession offers the first chink of light in that impenetrable barrier. Gradually, aided by friends, mentors, books, and her own cathartic writing, Veronica feels the cold, hard lump of her heart respond. She begins to heal.

Inside this poignant memoir, you’ll travel the ten stages of the Heroine’s Journey and learn how to acquire healing along the way. You’ll discover how to find feeling and connection to the person you want, and need to be. Raw journals, tools, and powerful lessons will guide and inspire you to follow your own quest for wholeness—in your own way, at your own pace.

Breathing While Drowning: One Woman’s Quest for Wholeness is a message of courage and hope. If you’re searching for practical advice and you’re ready to be guided through your own ‘ocean of grief’, then you’ll love Veronica Strachan’s sensitively written and uplifting book.

Breathing While Drowning is about hope, courage and finding your way home.

And you can now purchase the book to read for yourself, and use it to help you find the signposts on your own journey to a conscious, joyful life.

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She suffered an unimaginable loss. Her journey back from darkness would make her whole again.

Isolated in a small country town, Veronica is already struggling with motherhood, trapped under the yoke of an ordinary life. After her second daughter Jacqueline is born with severe disabilities, every moment of every day becomes crowded with people and interventions to keep her alive and well. Despite all the intense love and care, just before her fifth birthday, Jacqueline dies, and Veronica falls into an ocean of grief.

Wishing to never feel the pain of loss again, her grief builds a wall that keeps her emotions safely locked away, until a brave confession offers the first chink of light in that impenetrable barrier. Gradually, aided by friends, mentors, books, and her own cathartic writing, Veronica feels the cold, hard lump of her heart respond. She begins to heal.

Inside this poignant memoir, you’ll travel the ten stages of the Heroine’s Journey and learn how to acquire healing along the way. You’ll discover how to find feeling and connection to the person you want, and need to be. Raw journals, tools, and powerful lessons will guide and inspire you to follow your own quest for wholeness—in your own way, at your own pace.

Breathing While Drowning: One Woman’s Quest for Wholeness is a message of courage and hope. If you’re searching for practical advice and you’re ready to be guided through your own ‘ocean of grief’, then you’ll love Veronica Strachan’s sensitively written and uplifting book.

Breathing While Drowning is about hope, courage and finding your way home.

And you can now purchase the book to read for yourself, and use it to help you find the signposts on your own journey to a conscious, joyful life.

Now you can also buy The Wholeness Quest Workbook & Journal and be guided through the ten signposts of the Heroine’s Journey on your own self-discovery quest. You’ll complete thought-provoking exercises and follow inspiring, engaging journal prompts to write yourself a new story and learn to listen to your inner voice – the one telling you to dream more, to do more, and to be more.

About Veronica Strachan

Veronica Strachan was born to working class parents in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The birth of her second daughter who had a severe brain injury changed the direction of Veronica’s life forever. The lessons she learnt from Jacqueline Bree’s life and death are now her touchstone for living a whole, vibrant and remarkable life.

From her early career as a nurse and midwife, through evolutions as a project and change manager, CEO and consultant, Veronica now divides her time between writing and coaching remarkable women leaders who want to make a powerful and compassionate impact on the world.

“Breathing While Drowning: One Woman’s Quest for Wholeness” was her first book. Now Veronica and her daughter Cassi have teamed up for a new series “The Adventures of Chickabella”. Book 1 is “Chickabella and the Rainbow Magic”, which is dedicated to the memory of Veronica’s sister, Mary who told the best stories. Book 2 is “Chickabella Counts to Ten”, and Book 3 is “Chickabella Shapes Up”.

Under the pen name V. E. Patton, Veronica is currently completing “Soul Staff: The Opal Dreaming Chronicles Book 2”, which is also due for release in late 2021. “Ochre Dragon: The Opal Dreaming Chronicles Book 1” was released in January 2019.

Veronica lives in central Victoria, Australia with her ever-patient husband and a menagerie of animals.

She is the co-founder of Australian Book Lovers and a co-presenter of their popular podcast of the same name.

You can find out more about her writing or get in touch via her website www.veronicastrachan.com or follow her on social media: Twitter @truedialogue,

Facebook veronicastrachan8, and Instagram @writer_ron.

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