Book Launch Party November 15th

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Phoenix, Arizona (October 31, 2018)Have you ever thought you should be able to handle anything life throws at you? Have you wondered why you keep going through the motions of life and never seem to get off the hamster wheel? Do you put on a mask most days pretending you’re just fine and tell everyone you meet that your life is hunky-dory? If so, María Tomás-Keegan has something to say about all that in her new book!

A certified Life & Career Coach, specializing in transition, María is dedicated to helping women reduce overwhelm, regain confidence and experience a renewed spirit so they can thrive through major life events that knock them off their foundation. She offers deep understanding, compassion and life skills to guide women through their own personal and career transitions (the upside-downs of life) with ease and grace. María is also an international best-selling author and spent 30 years in corporate America before founding her own company.

Drawing on her on own experiences, María starts her book, Upside Down to Right Side Up: Turning Transition into Triumph, by sharing her view of seven phases of transition. Regardless of the life event, she noticed that the phases she went through to move from tragedy to triumph were very similar. From abuse to divorce, personal loss to career upheaval, and reinvention to caregiving, María found a way to unpack her treasure chest of tools and strategies so they could help her move beyond coping and surviving—making each new life event less daunting than the last. As she relays stories of other women, we begin to believe that we are indeed, not alone. 

The book concludes with the system she developed, called “5 Petals of Power,” which helps women take off the mask they wear pretending they are fine. She helps them to find their footing again and clear the path of what stands in their way of moving forward. She encourages them to step into their authentic voice and regain their confidence. The final leg of the journey is clear and concise as she guides women to spread their wings and take flight, so they can take passionate action to make their dream happen.

Join us Thursday, November 15th, at 5:30 p.m. on VALLEYLIFE’s main campus, 1142 W. Hatcher, Phoenix, Arizona. María Tomás -Keegan, author of Upside Down to Right Side Up, will delight guests with a short presentation and book signing. Books will be available for the purchase price of $10.00, with $2.00 from each book going directly back to VALLEYLIFE (current online pricing is $14.99). RSVP to Margaret Stephens-Reed, 602.331.2414 or via email at mreed@valleylifeaz.org by November 9th.

VALLEYLIFE provides Residential Services, Day Services, Home and Community Based Services, and Vocational Services to people with disabilities. Founded in 1947, VALLEYLIFE has been serving the greater Phoenix area for over 70 years.

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