Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Stephanee Killen is a poet, entrepreneur, and the author of Buddha Breaking Up: A Guide to Healing from Heartache and Liberating Your Awesomeness. She has edited work for numerous authors, including books appearing on The New York Times Best Sellers list, and published articles in elephant journal and Huffington Post. In 2014, she was a juried poet for the Columbus Arts Festival and is a regularly performing poet based in Columbus, Ohio. In her spare time, she paints pictures, sips Ginger tea, and enjoys cosmic jokes.
This is the official introduction part. The unofficial is that our next guest’s answers are really cool. I am sure Stephanee will visit Land of Books some other time for her next release.
– Stephanee, what is your book Buddha Breaking Up about?
– Buddha Breaking Up is a modern-day spiritual guide for how to embrace dramatic, life-altering change and use it as a means of rediscovering the Self. I worked with a lot of Zen principles to provide practical techniques for dealing with a broken heart, battling the wounded ego, managing anger, creating better relationships, and finally, loving and valuing yourself so you can reach a place of acceptance and grace in your new life.
At its core, it’s really a book about dealing with heartache. While the primary focus is on healing from a breakup, it can truly be used as a guide to deal with loss in general—even the loss of our illusions about life. Plus, people tell me it’s actually pretty funny. Getting people to laugh at themselves and the absurdities of life is also definitely part of the point!
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