You know when you sometimes you read a book and it grabs you by the throat and says ‘this is important,’ well Tracey’s book, ‘The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward’. did that to me and I knew that I had to talk to her about it.
The Next Happy is a really inspirational book which includes some great tools and techniques to help readers work through their loss and find their next happy. I love the way Tracey uses humour in her writing and also films as prescriptions.
This is a book for anyone who’s ever had a dream that hasn’t worked out (so that’s pretty much everyone then). So if you’re in the process of coming to terms with your life after childlessness you should definitely read it.
In this video we talk about why grief is essential, what weather has to do with making progress and how exploring the reasons behind your dream will help you identify your next happy.
So take a look and learn how accepting and owning her story helped Tracey to be able to say that ‘if I’d had children, I would never have known the happiness I’m enjoying so fully today & I wouldn’t trade that for anything, not even children.’
And I must say she’s proof that her techniques work, she smiled the whole way through our conversation!
Tracey kindly wrote her Inspirational Story for me a while ago and it was so fantastic for me to finally ‘meet ‘ her, albeit on Skype. I think we could have chatted for ages, and you’ll be pleased to know that we limited the video to less than 20 minutes.
You can read more about Tracey on her website.
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