I loved this book. In this, her very personal debut memoir, Paulette Bodeman carries the reader on a roller-coaster life-altering journey unveiling her own vulnerabilities, her engaging sense of humor and her profound love of life. Through the sharing of this story, its imperfections right alongside its triumphs, Bodeman embodies the most important qualities of a great teacher giving her students the truest gift a guru can give... the ability and the knowledge to tackle and best our own demons. ~Karen Keilt, Author of The Parrot's Perch
Paulette Bodeman is a certified integrative life coach and an Anusara® certified yoga teacher and trainer. When Paulette's students asked her if she'd always "had it all together", The BreakAway Girl - Secrets of aTantric Yogi, was born. Through self-reflection, a sacred yogic practice, Paulette realized that she'd had many significant "breakaway moments" - moments when she made conscious decisions to change her life. Throughout her 20+ years of study, Paulette moved through many phases overcoming numerous personal challenges.
The BreakAway Girl is divided into sections that she named for the Hindu Goddesses - Kali, Saraswati and Lakshmi. Only through introspection was Paulette able to understand the meaning the goddesses brought to her life, and how their energetic archetypes supported her personal growth and transformation. In keeping with a relatively new breed of contemporary writing, part memoir - part self-help, Ms. Bodeman reveals with raw honesty and humor the secrets that held her hostage and the secrets that helped to set her spirit free. While she writes with fearless determination from the trenches of personal experience the author's ultimate message is not only universal but life-affirming.