With New Eyes
The Power of Perspective
By Heidi Siefkas
Genre: Biography & Autobiography / Self-Help
Publication Date: September 2015
Heidi Siefkas lost her health, her career, and her marriage after she was struck by a one thousand-pound tree branch. While she made great strides in her physical and emotional recovery in the months that followed—an arduous process that she chronicled in When All Balls Drop—Heidi wasn’t content to merely survive her setbacks. The time was right to build a new life. One she could live on her own terms.
But what would a redesigned life look like? In her quest for answers, Heidi returned to her childhood home in Wisconsin, dove into the South Florida dating scene, revisited old flames in New England, sold her first home, jumped out of a plane, and traveled alone to South America. Every leg of her journey provided a healthy dose of perspective.
With New Eyes is full of mishaps and bold decisions, all seasoned with sassy humor. Through her signature down-to-earth vignettes, Heidi inspires you to conquer your fears, head for adventure, and be the captain of your own ship.
MY THOUGHTS: The title should be: For All Those Who Need Inspired. Heidi has done a great job of making lemonade out of her lemons. Although many readers will not have suffered through some of the turmoil our author has, they can certainly learn from her experiences. So much time is utilized by the media to focus on the downers in our world, it helps to have someone proclaim, ‘Look what I’ve been through & I made it!’. This would make a great gift for recent grads who are embarking on new journeys & for those just coming out of their own fires. Well-done.
Heidi Siefkas is an author and adventurer. Originally from small-town Wisconsin, she lives in Kauai and also calls the Midwest and South Florida home. Heidi is currently writing her third book, Cubicle to Cuba, which features a humorous collection of stories about her travels to Cuba, Peru, New Zealand, Italy, and other far-flung places.
Heidi invites you to share photos on social media that show where you are enjoying With New Eyes (#withneweyes). You can connect with Heidi at http://www.heidisiefkas.com, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HeidiNSiefkas), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/HeidiSiefkas).