Au­thor re­leases third book

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Sit­ting in her of­fice one sunny af­ter­noon, au­thor Betty Healey was struck with the mem­ory of an old child’s prayer: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, If I should die be­fore I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. It was the third line of this prayer that most af­fected her, “ If I should die be­fore I wake.”

“ What were they think­ing?” was her next thought, and “ why would you say this to a child?” And then the “ aha!” mo­ment: per­haps it was meant to be phrased as “ If I should wake be­fore I die.” This re­al­iza­tion led to the birth of her most re­cent book .

Me First – If I Should Wake Be­fore I Die in­tro­duces the reader to a new con­cept which the au­thor calls “ self­ness.”

“ Me First is not a selfish act; it is a process of learn­ing to be of ser­vice to self so that you can con­tinue to be of ser­vice to oth­ers,” says Healey. “ It is time for all of us to get our­selves on our own pri­or­ity list!”

Writ­ten in Healey’s usual con­ver­sa­tional style, the book leads the reader on a jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery and trans­for­ma­tion through the Seven Di­rec­tions of Awak­en­ing. The Seven Di­rec­tions are Clar­ity, Self­ness, In­tro­spec­tion, Wis­dom, Legacy, Source and Au­then­tic­ity. The reader can ex­pect more than the­ory; Me First is part road map and guide and part work­book, invit­ing the reader to par­tic­i­pate fully.

Me First – If I Should Wake Be­fore I Die also in­tro­duces the reader to an im­por­tant process called Step­ping-UPP. In true coach­ing tra­di­tion, Healey chal­lenges read­ers to ap­ply their learn­ings to their life now. The ul­ti­mate goal is for read­ers to be­come clear on the life they want to at­tract and then take the nec­es­sary steps to man­i­fest­ing this life.

Me First – If I Should Wake Be­fore I Die is an im­por­tant book for th­ese times. Faced with the mul­ti­ple de­mands of an in­creas­ingly busy sched­ule, Me First ad­dresses the im­por­tance of tak­ing the time to step away from the fre­netic pace of life so as to step into the life we re­ally want.

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Betty Healey’s book, Me First – If I Should Wake Be­fore I Die, in­tro­duces the reader to a new con­cept which the au­thor calls “ self­ness.”

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