Wow! Silver and Gold!
In May, we found out that The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You (Sounds True, June 2010) won two national book awards:
2010 Gold Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (in Self Help)
The Independent Publisher Book Awards recognizes the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles produced each year, and rewards those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. In 2010, 3,907 entries from nine countries competed; 346 medals were awarded.
2010 Silver Medal from the Nautilus Book Awards (in Personal Growth/Self-Help/Psychology)
The Nautilus Awards recognizes distinguished literary titles that promote conscious living, high-level wellness, spiritual growth, green values, responsible leadership, and positive social change. Award-winning titles stimulate the imagination and offer the reader new possibilities for a better life and a better world.
But what we didn’t know is that there would be jewelry involved!
“The Language of Emotions is the first book to explain all of the emotions in functional, everyday contexts. Each emotion gets its own chapter that explores what it’s for, why it arises (and in what forms), how it’s connected to your other emotions, and how to work with it in yourself and others,” says Karla McLaren.
Emotions—especially the dark and dishonored ones—hold a tremendous amount of energy. We’ve all seen what happens when we repress or carelessly express them. In The Language of Emotions, Karla McLaren shows you how to meet your emotions and receive their life-saving wisdom to safely move toward resolution and equilibrium. Through experiential exercises covering a full spectrum of feelings from anger, fear, and shame to jealousy, grief, joy, and more, you’ll discover how to work with your own and others’ emotions with fluency and expertise. This book is a much-needed resource filled with revolutionary teachings and breakthrough skills for cultivating a new and empowering relationship with your feeling states through The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You.
Thanks to the Independent Publishers Book Awards for the honor and the gold medal, and thank you for supporting my work in the world!