What Readers Are Saying:
“The Healing Compass is like sitting down and having a good chat with a friend who just “gets it”, and has a good sense of humour to boot. This book provides a practical approach to taking a critical look at the imbalances in our lives. It is a guide to help you to make small, manageable changes towards a more fulfilled You, one step at a time. For anyone who feels like they’ve lost their way or aren’t sure which direction to turn, The Healing Compass can help you find your True North.”
~ Erin Corbett
The healing compass landed in my life just as I reached the bottom of a pit. Over the course of 14 months my father had been diagnosed with dementia, I had been unceremoniously and unexpectedly fired from a job I loved, we had lost our home, an important relationship had broken down, a friend’s grandson died suddenly at the age of three and our daughter was almost killed in a car accident. I was very lost, suffering awful anxiety and had no idea how to live anymore. Angie’s story helped me to know that not only was I not alone, I did have the strength to heal if someone would just, with empathy and compassion remind me where to find that strength. And that’s what the Healing Compass does. Angie’s healing compass worksheets kept me focused on daily tasks and activities that were healing to me like yoga, meditation, reading, spending time in nature etc and kept me accountable to myself when all I really felt like doing was hiding in bed swilling Pinot Grigio. I think when we tell our stories, we empower other to tell theirs and this is the greatest gift of The Healing Compass. Thank you Angie xxxx
“This was an easy read but at the same time made me re-asses the little things in life that have been on my mind. Angie gave a road map to follow and a way to get there in a simple way that doesn’t add more to the to-do list. I read it on my phone before bed and each chapter allowed me to decide what items to implement the next week. I would 100% recommend this book.”
“I’m laying here in bed, at 3AM, when I should be sleeping, having just read this in one go. Every “okay i’ll just finish this section and then go to sleep” was met with at least two “how did you get inside my head and why are you making me feel these things while reading” moments. There was no point where I felt like I could put this down to be picked up later on. It doesn’t matter who you are, there will be at least one section of this book that will feel like it’s written about you, personally. And that doesn’t even begin to speak on the number of one-off anecdotes or examples that will be extremely applicable to something going on in your life. I was amazed at just how much of this I related to, or how many of what Angie talks about I was already doing or had tried to do and given up because I “failed” in my attempts. There’s an unparalleled level of openness and candidness in Angie’s writing that makes this feel like you’re sitting across from her having a conversation over a couple pots of coffee. It’s an effortless read and one that I would recommend to anyone, and will recommend to everyone.”
~ Tyler Greenwood
“The Healing Compass is certain to have a positive effect on your life! Angie writes with such honesty and passion it shines through in her writing. The information can be life changing!”
“This is an excellently written and organized – not to mention amazing – account of a trip. A trip that involves hurdles that have been identified and conquered. After all? What is the best way to handle challenges presented to us? They have to first be identified, and then conquered (at least if we are to move on and survive). An excellent account. 2 thumbs up.”
~ R.A. Drickl
I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Healing Compass”. I love the simplicity of the strategies and techniques given to make your life easier. As I read each chapter, I thought to myself, this makes so much sense and actually wouldn’t be hard to do; I could do this. I can’t wait to have the book in my hands so I can reread, look back and highlight as much as I want. I’m looking forward to putting “The Healing Compass” into action.
~ Debbie Parker
“I absolutely love this book! Angie did an amazing job of creating a relevant read with an easy tone and atmosphere that anyone would relate to! I could not be more proud of her…I knew her before and I continue to know her now. My love and admiration is huge. Once I took off my editors hat and just read for the value of reading (nothing wrong with her editor just saying, I tend to read thru the lines!) I was engaged! I couldn’t put it down. My 16 yr old kept asking, “Mom when is supper….?” until I finally said, “Bud you are on your own until I am done reading”!
p 111 was my favorite quote: ” And if I asked you to name all of the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” like wow—-hit me, hit me hard.
I had so many reading moments of OMG and then just smiles at the moments she identifies. I love love all the footnotes: again as an editor, these are not the norm but these are super fun!
I promise YOU CANNOT PUT THIS DOWN–Angie says it all with a willingness to share at the rawest level and be completely open — as a reader I appreciate everything she has to say! A MUST READ!”
~ Lisa Gausman
“The Healing Compass acknowledges health in a holistic manner that encourages positive growth in all areas of life by learning to make realistic changes that we overlook daily.”
“Very practical ideas shared for making simple changes in your life. We can all benefit from the tips and ideas on how to take better care of ourselves. The book is an easy read with real life stories that most of us can relate to in one way or another. There are some tough challenges shared, and through humour and simple examples you are given some ideas on making personal adjustments.”
Angie Schickerowski tells her personal story about her health issues and journey dealing with grief and loss through her beautifully written book, The Healing Compass. Although you see the struggles and frustration through the trials and tribulations of making her way through a medical mystery, what you don’t see is self-pity. Rather, Angie’s incredible spirit and sheer determination is easily displayed as you see her take her health into her own hands, and ‘make lemonade.’ While many people would fall into a life of depression and despair, Angie chose to feel empowered and she did the work it took to have the full life she lives today for her family and most importantly, for herself.
The book is an easy read making you feel connected to Angie as she takes you through her personal experiences. I feel I got to know who she truly is as a person. Angie provides plenty of suggestions to help improve all areas of your life that make you want to immediately start on your own journey, yet you don’t want to put the book down. The book is full of practical applications that you can add to your own life. The Healing Compass is inspiring and makes you want to live your best life. It’s catchy footnotes, humorous quotes and personal anecdotes keep the reader captivated. The Healing Compass is a book that I will reference, recommend and re-read time and time again.