by Alison Qualter Berna
I am honored to be a Freedom Seeker! This week I am celebrating the launch of my friend Beth Kempton’s inspiring new book by Hay House, Freedom Seeker: Live more. Worry less. Do what you love. Freedom Seeker is the story of a woman who went from high-spirited, risk-taking adventurer to grown-up, settled-down, stressed-out mother, wife and business owner, before realizing the life she had built was actually suffocating her. She discovered she was far from alone, finding women everywhere feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, exhausted, disconnected and sad. Individually it was heartbreaking. Collectively it was a huge waste of potential. So she set out to change it.
The book is full of personal stories and I am deeply honored to be one of them. I share my story on turning 40, realizing I needed something for myself outside of work and family. I explain the struggles inherent in raising children and working full time and my quest to re-discover my inner athlete and revive my deeply adventurous spirit. This led me to a series of adventures including guiding my friend blind athlete Dan Berlin across the Grand Canyon and back in one day, along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 13 hours and mostly recently to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in two days, in the dark. See Team See Possibilities for more.
Freedom Seeker includes transformational tools and serves as a manual for living more and worrying less, enabling Freedom Seekers everywhere to choose the life they want, be happy and feel free.
Beth and I worked together at UNICEF in 2004... in fact I hired her over the phone, impressed by her savvy and wit. Our friendship has deepened over the years and I have been in awe as Beth’s entrepreneurial endeavors have impacted thousands of lives. You can get a copy of the book here. Send me a note, I’d love to know what you think about it!