"Believe, and what was impossible becomes possible; what was at first hidden becomes visible."
"Believe, and what was impossible becomes possible; what was at first hidden becomes visible."

Tahir Shah

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It started with smoke.

It only took a moment for the Driscoll family’s quiet life to catch fire. Disappearances into churches, murmurs of mental illness, and secrets long buried threaten to destroy their once-happy home.

Feathers from the Fire is the soul-stirring tale of one family’s daring attempt to transcend the trappings of fear, stigma, and generational pain by following the signs, leaning on allies, digging for the truth, and holding onto the hope that there is more than meets the eye.

Dr. Karlyn Pleasants has alchemized the wisdom of her twenty- five years of developing therapeutic community programs for individuals with complex mental illnesses and her love of legend and synchronicity into an unforgettable journey that demonstrates the power of curiosity, truth-telling, and love.

What is possible when we look for the stories behind the story?

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I also wrote the foreword for…

You Can't Make This St*ry Up

After many years of engaging, clarifying, and helping others develop powerful messages as a Student, a Teacher, and a Master Writing Coach, Amanda uncovered her own. The decision to share it with the world launched her on a journey of transformation that quickly made her limited life unrecognizable. Two years later, when she launched True To Intention to support aspiring authors through the process of writing their books, she quickly discovered that her mission was less about keeping the messages on track and more about helping the messengers reveal and heal their own sacredly-coded stories.

As she marveled at the individual journeys, she began to notice something very strange. The messages and their messengers were coming into her life at the perfect moments to support and propel her own personal healing and professional development.

You Can’t Make This St*ry Up is Amanda and her rabble of clients- turned-friends’ collaborative effort to share their individual and collective stories to help other messengers, creatives, and coaches like you:

  • Consider alternative reasons for “writer’s block” and find the real force driving that inspiration

  • Recognize the opportunity for healing that comes with each phase of creation and/or client

  • Discover and savor all of those past, present, and future YCMTSU moments

If you are feeling stuck and unable to move your project or your coaching business forward, prepare to laugh and cry your way to your biggest breakthrough yet.

What if your message is the answer?

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