Friday, January 24, 2014

Cool Things My Friends Do: Courtney Clark Releases Her New Book "The Giving Prescription"

Each Friday on this blog I enjoy highlighting some of the cool things my friends do in their personal and professional lives.

My friend, Courtney Clark, has released her first book: "The Giving Prescription: A Personal Plan for Healing Through Helping". I am excited to see her book become a reality.  She completed her master’s degree in philanthropy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and transformed her graduate research into the basis for this book. Courtney is a volunteer, inspriational speaker, and author, and currently, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and son.  

The book is a guide to healing from trauma through the power of giving back. Those dealing with intense, draining emotions often wonder if they can ever fully rebound. Courtney Clark has been there, and in The Giving Prescription she shares a fresh approach to the healing journey: one focused on the fact that helping behaviors—like volunteering, donating, and advocating—can help survivors find their footing after a major loss. Starting with an acknowledgment that everyone’s healing journey is different, Clark shares eight questions designed to help you reflect on what type of giving works best for you, and when you’ll be ready to try it. And as she draws from her own experiences with cancer and brain surgery as well as other real-life stories, she shows how understanding the power of helping others can transform your journey of recovery.

We have come to know Courtney and her husband, Jamie, over the last few months.  They are delightful people with an amazing attitude about life, love and giving back.  I am excited to see the success of her book and her speaking career.... and am happy that she is this week's "Cool Things My Friends Do" blog post.

Have A Great Day

thom singer

1 comment:

Stephen Lahey said...

Sounds inspirational! I just added her book to my list of books to read in 2014. Thanks for sharing this.