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The Power Of A Pivot

Imagine if someone could give you a way to have more joy in your life each and every day despite your age, income and circumstances? Today’s scientific research is saying we can actually choose to look for and have the joy we want!

In our book, The Power Of A Pivot: How changing your mindset can bring you more joy in every aspect of your life, we give readers tips and tools for a better understanding of the path to true happiness. This lively book is couched in humor and self-reflection and reads like a comfortable conversation with two good friends.

If you’re not waking up each morning searching for and finding complete joy, what you need is a pivot, a change in direction, because life is a terminal condition and complaints and complacency don’t care about the time clock that is ticking for all of us.

The Power Of A Pause

Turning inward is a powerful and productive tool you can use every day to create the life you want. Research shows you have the ability to control your own sense 
of peace, happiness, and joy, and it starts with a pause. This intentional, or unintentional, break is essential to understanding who you are, why you are here, and how you can create a positive mindset that focuses on joy, instead of negativity.

We choose to pause through mindfulness, meditation, and self-reflection. And sometimes in life, we are forced to stop and slow down because of a death, illness, set-back, or global pandemic. This break from the normal, whether it’s intentional or unintentional, can be a gift from which you can emerge with a more vibrant inner world that fills in and provides the missing peace that you’ve been looking for.

In The Power Of A Pause, co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, Kim Howie, MSPP and health coach, and Nancy Werteen, MCA, a television news journalist and writer, deconstruct the evidence and show you how to put this powerful tool to work in your life through personal stories and scientific evidence.


"Nancy and Kim combine ancient wisdom, modern science, and their unique and beautiful life experiences to remind us that we are always where we need to be when we are there—and—a pivot is always possible. A wise, warm and useful book for anyone who craves upping their game!"

-Louis J. Alloro, M.Ed., MAPP
Change-Agent, www.LouisAlloro.com

“Every stage of life is full of change. To be successful and happy, we also need to change with this flow. Thank you Nancy and Kim for sharing your life lessons and optimism to show us a path forward with knowledge, confidence and joy!”

-Heather Rodale
VP Community Outreach Rodale, Inc.
Founder, Healing Through The Arts

“As the saying goes, ‘Change your thoughts, and you’ll change your life.’ In The Power of a Pivot, Kim Howie and Nancy Werteen show how to break the roadblocks and beat back the excuses preventing each of us from living our most joy filled lives. As Nancy Werteen writes in her beautifully penned introduction, “life is a terminal condition.” Nobody here is getting out alive. So while we’re here, we need and deserve to go through our days happy. And if we’re not, we need to stop and pivot, and pick up this book.

-Susan McCorkindale
Author, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide, More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. Editor, SHE! Magazine.

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