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Campfire for the Heart

Stories of Resilience

Published by Big Sky Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Do you ever wonder….
how other people cope with trauma, grief and tragedy?
how other people rise from their lows?
how other people find peace after pain?

Campfire for the Heart answers these questions through powerful and compelling, true stories of human resilience.
By learning how other people have converted their darkest times to personal growth and success, you may discover how you too can learn and grow from your hardships, how you can be the hero of your journey, or help others in theirs.
The stories cover a vast range of life experiences from the death of children, violence, Taliban terror and wrongful imprisonment, to droughts, bushfires, cyclones, diseases, injuries, disabilities and trauma from military, police and humanitarian work.
The storytellers are mostly unknown heroes of their personal journeys, while others are well-known champions of resilience – Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, celebrity chef Matt Golinski, Steve Parish OAM and Gayle Shann – while cave-diving legend and Co-Australian of the Year 2019, Dr Craig Challen, opens the book with a foreword.
The ‘campfire’ stories are beyond inspiring. They stretch your perception of resilience, restore your love of humanity and illuminate pathways to happiness for us all.

About The Author

Natalie believes that hardships are an inevitable and essential part of life experience that shape our character and enrich our lives. How we handle our hardships is a choice.  Although educated in Melbourne, Natalie has lived mostly in rural, remote and coastal areas of Australia, accumulating a life rich of challenges and experience. From teaching, ‘governessing’ and owning sheep and cattle stations in outback Queensland with her husband and three daughters, to eco-tourism with whales and dolphins, and international work as a Humane Educator, promoting kindness to all life on earth. In 2009, Natalie’s world fell apart- losing her marriage, family, home and business. Eighteen months later, she contracted cancer. After surviving cancer, Natalie eventually woke up to the importance of resilience for our mind and body. She resigned from her job as CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia, dived into the study of Mind Body Medicine and Stress Management therapies and wrote Campfire for the Heart onboard her yacht in Queensland.  
On a mission to make happier, resilient people, Natalie is an international Resilience Coach for individuals, organisations and communities. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (November 3, 2022)
  • Length: 276 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922765604

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