I am very excited to share with you my first book “Courage”!
I had my book launch last night and it was such a wonderful embrace of love and support. About 100 people attended and it was really a special experience for me. Of course writing a book is never about the story but about meeting all the beautiful mentors and guides along the way and learning all there is about publishing and myself.
There were lots of emotions exposed during the journey of writing. It was about letting go and not getting caught up in the small details. It was learning to be patient with myself and those around me who helped produce my book. It was about sitting in the uncomfortable moments of judgement about myself and at times, feeling exposed and vulnerable.
It was taking the time to expand these feelings and allowing myself to accept and love all of them. It was about living one day at a time and remembering why I wanted to write this book. To help anyone struggling in their grief or who is feeling lost and disconnected in their life. It is my story of hope amongst our sadness, pain and loss.
If you do wish to buy a copy then just click on my book above and it will take you straight to my book website. I would love to hear what you thought or you can write a review on Amazon. My story is just one story amongst the many in life, but I do believe we are all connected to each other, and as I grow and heal in my grief, I hope others can too.
Thankyou so much for your ongoing support and love.
83 thoughts on “COURAGE”
Congratulations, Karen! How wonderful for you and for everyone who will be touched by your story. 💕
Thankyou Carrie, I really appreciate your comment and I am very happy to share this with those who need it.
Wow, congratulations Karen. Amazing accomplishment.
Yes a big relief to finally finish and share it. Thankyou Mr K.
Congratulations, Karen. All the best. ❤
Thankyou Carol for your support. When is your next book launched?
Big congrats, Karen! A tremendous accomplishment that I am sure will help many others as well. ❤
I tweeted it! 🙂
Yay thankyou Jennifer. I better tweet it too! I appreciate your support.
Congratulations! It’s quite an accomplishment 🙂
Thanyou Reena. So many beautiful people were apart of finishing this book and I am very grateful for all their hard work.
I wish you every success with the book, Karen. You seem to have got off to a wonderful start with the launch! 🙂
Thankyou Hariod. This last week has been filled with wonderful support and love and I am very grateful.
Thankyou Julie. I am very glad to share this with everyone. Much love. 🙂
Thankyou so much Julie! I hope you get to read it. ❤️❤️
Karen, I applaud your strength and courage for sharing your story and I cannot wait to read it! You inspire every step of the way, and for that I stand in gratitude.
Thankyou so much Heather! You have always been so supportive and I appreciate our friendship in this big blogger world!!. I stand in gratitude for you too.
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! Wow!!! (jumping up and down and hollering wooohooo!!!)
I would whistle too, but I’m not very loud. This is so great. You did it! So much you went through to get to this point!! Losing and grieving and processing and learning and writing and grieving and blogging and counseling others and grieving more and writing more and editing and finishing and publishing!!!!!! Wow! And now the Launch is behind you! I can’t wait to read this book!!!!
Much love and admiration,
Ha thankyou lovely Mary, I am so grateful for your excitement. It is exciting and I am glad it is finally finished. I am very grateful for the love and support I have received so far. Thankyou my dear friend.
Whoop, whoop!!! So excited for you. Can you send a link to your book?
Whoop indeed! I was so nervous at the launch when I saw all those people Noelle, but I took a deep breath and stayed in that moment of gratitude. Just press on the front cover and it should link to my website, let me know if it doesn’t. Thankyou for your support.
Congratulations, Karen. I’m certain many people will gain greater comfort reading your words that offer guidance, support and methods to achieving BALANCE in life. I know you have been through a lot personally which simply adds additional credibility to your messages. Life is difficult and challenging, but, oh so very worthwhile.
Wishing you much success with your first book as well as ALL your undertakings in life.
It is so worthwhile and that is how I feel about his book. A lot of hard work but I know it will make a difference in this world and that is what counts. Thankyou for your support Jonathan.
I am so happy for you! I edit books and know how much work there is and how grueling it can become. Congratulations to you!
Well I love Editors Emilie!!, they helped structure my book and gave me great insight and knowledge about how to write more deeply. Thankyou for the work you do and for you wishes.
Congratulations Karen! It takes so much courage just to open up and share to those near. But then to also share with people far & wide, and also to have the courage to publish a book — kudos to you.
Thankyou MK. I hope this book is given to those who need it.
Congrats, Karen! What a great turn out for your book launch. I wish you much success! ❤ The journey is just beginning. 🙂
It was an amazing turnout Eliza. There was a beautiful energy in the room and I am very grateful for all the support. Thankyou.
Karen!! Much success with your promotions. I will be looking forward to reading your book.
I know the challenge in writing a book that reaches to the depths of one’s heart. I can tell you I was better for it. For it honors those who so most influenced our lives. My effort resulted in the writing of “The Little Red Chair.”
God Bless, Karen.
Thankyou Alan! It is an honor to share our story and I am glad you got to share yours with the “The little Red Chair.”
Launches are just that. New starts… the possibility of a new trajectory. Congratulations, Karen, I know your feeling of accomplishment. Onward!
Thankyou Eric. I am excited to start the journey.
Might you be open to a book swap? 🙂 Mine was just published in December.
Congratulations Eric on your new book too. That’s a good idea, we can send it across the world to each other !! If you contact me at email@example.com We can exchange addresses and send them off. Thankyou.
Congratulations again, my beautiful friend. Your website looks brilliant. It is wonderful to hold your book and know the love, courage and wisdom that has gone into it. X Melissa
Thankyou so much Melissa. I am surrounded by very supportive special friends. I appreciate your comment.
Congratulations, Karen! As a writer, I know how much energy and effort such an undertaking entails. What an accomplishment! So very happy for you. Cannot wait to check out the book. Sending big hugs over the miles to you. A big, big day…
Thankyou Lori. It has been a learning journey that’s for sure. I have been surounded by such beautiful mentors and that really helped. Thankyou for your hugs and support. I appreciate it.
i’m glad you had
to do it, Karen!
i shall get
a copy to read 🙂
Thankyou David, I would love to know what your thoughts are about the book. Thankyou for all your support here.
Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your wisdom in book form.
Thankyou Joanne, it is so good to finally finish and share my work.
Congratulations on your book. How is it available to purchase?
Thankyou Elizabeth. If you click on my book in this post it will take you to my website and you can purchase a copy from Amazon. If you have any problems, please let me know.
Thankyou I am very excited to share my journey.
Congratulations on your book, Karen. 🙂
Thankyou so much Glaiza.
Congratulations, Karen! I am sure your work will touch and help many people, and already has. This feels from afar like a celebration of your journey– a moment to look at what has been and see the unexpected beauty of it all, and to carry that light forward into the new…
It’s interesting you say that it feels like a celebration Michael, as my Editor described my book launch as a “Hero’s Welcome Home” And I guess in a way it was. I have been on this journey for 15yrs and it was time to share what I have learned and the wisdom I have received through the experience of death. Your comment is just beautiful and I am grateful for everyone’s love and support. Thankyou.
Karen, I am reading your book and it is touching such a cord with me and for me. While my loss is of course different than yours in many ways, the very emotions and feelings you describe at the beginning are so relatable to me. I am so sorry for the precious loss of your sweet young son, who is just a year younger than my own son. If I could hug you in person I would, nothing to say, just hold you. I applaud your bravery for sharing your story and your courage.
I am so glad you felt connected to my story Heather. I believe my book is based on universal grief that we all share and that we all need to heal. Thankyou for your hug and kind thoughts they are well received. Did you just read the “Look Inside” or did you buy a Kindle?
I purchased the Kindle.
You are spot on as to the universal feelings, many of which are similar. I have never given much thought to the fact that even different losses could invoke similar feelings. Your story is validating in so many ways, and that is what makes it such a place to breathe, a place to be able to sit with it all. I am not finished, and yet I wanted to say thank you for sharing with all of us the love, loss and hope that grief can be as we make our way into our new life.
I feel so honored by your thoughts about my book, I am receiving the same comments back here in Australia everyday and I am grateful for the healing spirit that is moving through Nathan’s story. It is a gift to us all.
Oh Thankyou! You may be the first for a Kindle 🙂
I haven’t been keeping up with blogs lately due to other commitments but yours is always so inspiring. I also love Rumi! Life is a great mystery, I’ve had a few tragedies but still, what a privilege to be here.
Thankyou for your lovely comment. I appreciate you being here.
This is so awesome Karen Lang!! Congratulations on so many levels to get to this place. Now you can really inspire and support so many others on tending journey.
Love it! And you for brining it to life ❤️
Thankyou my lovely friend! I appreciate all my support and connections here in the blogger world. Your comment means a lot to me Val. 🙂
Congratulations! This is wonderful. Your wise words out there in the world . . .
Thankyou Kristine! I am very excited to share my story.
Congratulations Karen on this achievement! While I know it was not easy to write this book, I am sure it will help many people struggling with grief. I got it and look forward to reading it soon ❤
Great. I would love your feedback after you finish. Thankyou for your support!
Congratulations Karen. I am looking forward to reading your book. Thanks for being courageous and vulnerable. Your book might be just the healing balm for so many. Much love to you.
Thankyou Shobhna. I hope it is a healing balm for many. I appreciate your comment.
I am hoping that too Karen. Have a wonderful day.
Congratulations, Karen! My teeth just about fell out of my head when I saw your title. My last post is called “Couage”. I truly wish you every succes. May you help many others who are walking your shoes. Bless you! ❤
Yes I saw that AmyRose! Thankyou for your kind thoughts.
Just went and read as much as I could on Amazon…..my heart aches for your family, but your story will be so helpful to others who have lost a child…..thank you for sharing your courage with us….kat
Thankyou Kat. The rest of my book reveals how I healed this immense grief and my hope is that this story can be shared with anyone who feels alone or lost in their grief. 🙂
I am looking forward to reading it….I can’t imagine the pain you and your family went through…
Thankyou Kat, there is a way through every experience.
Congratulations Karen I am late to the party. You will help so many with your words. Your son would be very proud of you. Big hugs, hope to buy it soon. Can I order it from my local book store Karen??
Thankyou Kath!! I have my book in Dymmocks, Mary Ryan which I was no.1 in the top ten and now I am no.2! So happy. It is also at Angus & Robertston bookstore so I am sure if you go into any of those bookstores and ask for a copy to be ordered in your town, it would be possible. Let me know if you have any trouble. I really want you to read it!! Thankyou for your support. 🙂
I will try my local book store Karen they order everything in for me. Although I have to wait it will be worth it. So excited for you.
If they can’t let me know as my friend in Melb couldn’t get it at her Dymocks and I called them and they are going to stock my book now. Thanks Kath ❤️❤️❤️