I am one who…

by | May 24, 2022 | The Walking Book Club

“I am one who ______… I am one who ____… I am one who ____…”

There were many wonderful aspects of my doctoral experiment over the last ten months.

One of which was self-exploration during orientation.

We were asked to verbalize the above sentence repeatedly until we couldn’t think of any more descriptions that filled the blank. I was caught off guard by some of the sentiments I vocalized. What frequently arose for me was how important advocating for women and children was expressed. As a middle-aged (ok, maybe middle age plus) woman, it’s not often you get to reflect on who you are while juggling life’s colorful, chaotic balls being thrown your way.

The on-the-spot prompt and my responses clarified what makes my heart swell and what provides meaning and purpose to me. With that being realized, I hope to re-energize the Heart and Soul Book Chats, which pair authors and audiobooks with charitable causes.


I would love to hear from YOU.

What would you like to see as part of our Heart and Soul Book Chats?


The Walking Book Club Heart and Soul Book Chats

The Walking Book Club Update

Join us this May and June for The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson, narrated by Katie Schorr, with a Heart and Soul Book Chat on June 20th with Kim and Katie. Grab a copy of the book extras and save your seat here.

Please join us for a virtual hike of the Appalachia Trail to celebrate the Book Woman Series set in the beautiful smokey mountains.

Every Sunday, I invite you to share your previous week’s miles or steps for a collective walk in our Discussion Group, on Instagram, or directly with me.

Let’s see if we can finish the 2100-mile trail together!



The Walking Book Club Donate to receive complimentary behind-the-scenes book extras for The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Book Woman’s Daughter

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