Where To?

How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free

Non-Fiction - Memoir
234 Pages
Reviewed on 05/07/2019
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Author Biography

Jennifer B. Monahan is a business strategy consultant, shaman and coach who helps people all over the world live courageous lives. Her first book, This Trip Will Change Your Life: A Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution (She Writes Press, 2016), has won six literary awards, including two Body, Mind, Spirit Book Awards and a 2017 National Indie Excellence Award. Her second book, Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free, was published in April 2019, and describes her personal journey through Guatemala, Japan, Cambodia and Thailand as she faces down some of the greatest losses in her life.

She is a regular contributor to Medium.com, Sivana East, and has had articles published on MindBodyGreen.com and Inc.com. Her podcast, Living A Courageously Authentic Life, can be found on BlogTalkRadio.com, and focuses on a variety of topics to help others be true to themselves.

She currently splits her time between the United States and Guatemala when not traveling and is in the process of writing her third book, a handbook for people looking to define, create and live their courageously authentic life. You can find her online at www.SpiritEvolution.co.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Some memoirs tell us stories and open up worlds we never knew, but some open up places in our own hearts and souls that we have wanted to explore and have never given ourselves the chance to do so. Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free by Jennifer B. Monahan belongs to the second category of memoirs. Jennifer Monahan leaves a well-established career as a business strategist in a consulting firm, gives up her apartment in San Francisco, and decides to take a walk around the world in search of who she really is. It seems a curious decision that is badly welcomed by family and friends, but she is determined to take some time off to explore the world and discover different cultures. It’s an adventure that soon takes her into the jungles of Guatemala, to Japan, Cambodia, and Thailand. Follow her as she learns to live differently, seeking only what is most essential and keeping her eyes steadily on the gentle revolution taking place within her soul.

In this book, the author shares the six steps she used to heal her life and discover her ultimate purpose. While it reads like the memoir of a woman who takes the courage to explore the world, this memoir has powerful spiritual hints. In fact, it is the story of a soul in search of itself. In the introduction, the author points out that “Living authentically isn’t easy. It should be, but there are so many things that hold us back. For me to get to this place, and truly know who I am, I had to do quite a bit of work over a period of several years.” In this book, she shares her inner work and provides powerful tools for readers to look into themselves and take responsibility for the achievement of their inner freedom. Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free is a spiritual testament, a book that describes a journey towards inner freedom and authenticity. Many readers will feel the resonance of Jennifer’s story in their own lives.