Choosing Inner Peace – The Duality of Love & Loss Within Adoption - by Ann James
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Ann James
Trim size: 210 x 150 mm
Choosing Inner Peace begins : “Your own problems are the most important ones for you to resolve, for if you better your own life, you will have helped to resolve the enigma of existence for others.” (Yogananda)
The author buried her grief and loss deep within herself when her father died when she was four, and again when she later found out that she was unable to give birth to her own children. She movingly describes how she adopted a baby son, and later on a baby girl. When her son was twenty six he decided to search for his birth family, and that was when her primal emotional pain about her infertility resurfaced.
This book is an inspiring account of personal growth. The emotional, psychological, and Spiritual insights, about the universality of love and loss, will resonate with many people and their own life story, including those who are not actually involved with adoption.
The relationship of her adoptive family and her son’s birth family has continued in harmony since they first met – many observers have likened the reunion to a fairytale.
Some readers’ feedback : “very well written” … thank you for sharing your personal journey and touching my heart” … “I especially loved the chapter about fathers” … “I couldn’t put it down” …
Authors of Free To Be Me, Barbara and Terry Tebo: “After reading this book you will have a deeper understanding of what love is all about, and insight into how to transform pain into peace.”
Ann James is an experienced teacher and counsellor, has run a variety of workshops on personal development for the general community and adoption agencies, and has made presentations at Australian Adoption Conferences.