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August 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014
The Magical Journey
Have you ever stood in the middle of your own life and wondered, “Now what?” 

With the candor and warmth that have endeared her to readers across the globe, author Katrina Kenison explores the ways change, loss, and uncertainty can also offer us opportunities for growth and transformation, as old roles and responsibilities fall away and unanticipated opportunities appear on the horizon – if we are open enough to see them and courageous enough to seize them.


Katrina Kenison has traced the arc of a woman's life in three best-selling books:  Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir, and Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment.  A favorite author in book groups nationwide and a popular speaker, she is known for her honesty and intimate portrayal of the rewards and challenges of motherhood, change, and midlife transformation.   Her YouTube video for The Gift of an Ordinary Day  has well over two million views.
Katrina is also the author, with her first yoga teacher, Rolf Gates, of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. With Kathleen Hirsch she co-edited an anthology of short stories about motherhood, Mothers: Twenty Stories of Contemporary Motherhood. Her reminiscence of her friend and author Olive Ann Burns is included in Leaving Cold Sassy, the unfinished sequel to the best-selling Cold Sassy Tree.
Her writing has appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, Real Simple, Country Living, Family Circle, Redbook, and other publications.
A Reiki practitioner, gardener, writing and yoga teacher, Katrina lives with her family in rural New Hampshire.  She writes a popular weekly blog at