Life's Not Yoga: A Memoir is the story of one woman's journey as she travels through America to make sense of her multiple traumas.
She was born into a perfect family, but by age 16 Jacqui Burnett wants to kill her father.
Decades later Jacqui believes she's left her turbulent childhood past and the trauma of multiple near-death experiences behind her.
On the surface, she has everything she's ever dreamed of - a solid education, success, and a wonderful husband.
What Jacqui doesn't know is that she's about to lose everything.
She was about to step into a board meeting but instead she slid from her office chair and cowered under her desk, sobbing. As managing director, she was meant to announce a year of outstanding results; instead, she was paralysed.'
In a desperate search for answers, Jacqui travels to America. Alone in the Rocky Mountains, her life starts unravelling and the truth of her chaotic childhood begins to emerge.
Amidst confused attempts to find love and meaning, Jacqui has to face death one more time, along with an avalanche of unexpected obstacles, before rising from the ashes to heal.
This memoir is for anyone who has battled with emotional abuse, financial loss, depression, heartbreak, divorce, burnout, PTSD, anxiety, or fibromyalgia, looking for understanding on how to heal themselves.
Just too much dialogue
The beginning of this book gripped me but then it became very repetitive. I felt many chapters overlapped themselves. The relationship with Dan became monotonous. The dialogue and quotations could have been more interesting if interspersed with the writer’s thoughts or surroundings. But the message is a good one.