MOMENTS – MAGIC, MIRACLES, AND MARTINIS
How To Move Forward In Times Of Uncertainty
While talking with my personal coach on the phone one day, I was struck with this deep desire to write a book. As a child, I was religious about writing in my journal and capturing the stories of my youth. At the time, I thought my concerns were so complex, even at the ripe old age of ten. I wrote about who I sat with at lunch and the friendship dynamics that ensued. I wrote about crushes I had on boys and what they might think of me. Finally, I wrote about my desire to be “perfect.” It was this striving for perfection that began to take over my life at a very young age, and it took me nearly 45 years to realize that striving for perfection was riddled with contradiction and fears of not being “good enough.”
When I was faced with three traumatic events in mid-life (divorce, IBS and my father’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsons), I was nearly paralyzed with fear and uncertainty. I had no compass or roadmap to help catapult me forward. Somehow, through a twist of fate and a chance meeting, I was directed to a ted.com talk on vulnerability by Brené Brown. The content of her discussion was a big wake up call to me and since that time, I have never been the same. Through my reading of countless books on self-discovery, I was able to chart my own path to happiness and restart my life through a new, more positive lens. My journey became so magical that I was compelled to share it with others through my own stories and life lessons.
So, when I said to my coach, “I think I would like to write a book.” His answer was, “great, what’s stopping you?” My answer, “Me. I guess I am writing a book.” From there, I was inspired to reflect on my own experiences and to share them with others in a meaningful, relatable way. My goal was quite simple: I wanted to inspire at least one person so that they could experience the same magic and miracles as I had over the last few years. One thing about uncertainty is that it is certain. When readers finish reading Moments, they will be one step closer to living a life filled with happiness and know that they are not alone on their journey.
A few reviews for MOMENTS – MAGIC, MIRACLES, AND MARTINIS
“Moments is a must read for anyone looking to overcome obstacles!” – Douglas Wick, Academy Award Winning Producer
“In Amy Van Atta Slater’s new book titled, Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis, Amy openly and authentically chronicles her life in bite sized pieces making it easy for any reader to digest. Insightful and empowering, Moments inspires you to push forward and beyond, to look for the affirmative in life and eradicate the negative. I highly recommend Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis, it packs a positive punch.” – Karen Finocchio, One Tough Muther
“Honest, sincere and beautifully written, Amy Slater’s stories touch the heart and inspire the spirit. A storyteller myself, I was charmed by Amy’s anecdotes; they make living an authentic and spiritual life a present reality for inquiring readers on the path of self-discovery and personal growth. As the title suggests, there’s a bit of magic in this book called Moments.” – Maura Sweeney, Author, International Speaker, Ambassador of Happiness
“Amy Slater is a model of positivity, authenticity, and personal transformation. Her stories will inspire you to move beyond your own fears and uncertainty. Each page of Moments will touch your heart and soul. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.” – Chris Dorris, Mental Toughness Trainer and Personal Transformation Coach