A work of radical generosity, Jennifer Browdy’s Purposeful Memoir as Quest for a Thriving Future is a balm for us all in these troubled times. This visionary guide to writing and being is food for the spirit, demonstrating how through channeling the creative mind we can be our best selves and act now to heal our ailing planet. An impassioned, eloquent work of heart, soul and graceful erudition by a writer of genius.
--Carol Bruneau, author of Brighten the Corner Where You Are: A novel inspired
by the life of Maud Lewis
Jennifer Browdy offers us an overflowing cornucopia of prompts, images and questions, designed to take you into your great storehouse of memories. Pick one and follow its thread into the deep spaces of your inner landscape. It will lead you to your very heart center, and there you will discover your life purpose, your essential values, and the abiding energy you will need to bring it all into your world. It is the path of healing, gloriously reflected in her stunning photographs—healing yourself, your community and the world.
--Penny Gill, author of What in the World is Going On? Wisdom Teachings for Our Time
Exciting and inviting, this deceptively small book will provide lifetimes of revelation for anyone who follows the writing prompts in depth....Jennifer Browdy has a great talent for making sure we don’t wallow in past troubles, but instead use those learning experiences as springboards: seeing them in a new light will help us make a useful contribution to a world much in need of our encouragement.
Also a superb photographer, Jennifer has included stunning images that capture each Quest theme beautifully. And the stories of many inspiring poets and activists (as she has titled them, Worldwrights) offer us powerful examples to follow in seeking to make our own lights shine.
--Janet Maybee, author of Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot