Award-winning Author Rochelle Soetan vividly shares her most compelling work yet in new memoir Bridges: A Season of Surrender, a narrative of one woman’s journey of redemption, inspiration, and a return to self-love.
The memoir openly examines fear, trauma, identity and womanhood from a different perspective and place in time in Rochelle's life. She shares her journey of motherhood, marriage, intercultural relations, suicidal ideation, PTSD and the awareness and inspiration that saved her life. The author candidly invites the reader in for a front row seat of a journey where she describes a life occurrence of fear, courage, and transformation.
Her passion through literature, speaking, teaching, mentoring and activism aligns with the timeliness of this release. It comes at a pivotal point in American history that explores the awareness of mental health and draws attention to the increase in suicidal ideation over the past five years.
She quotes, "Over seven years combined of prescription drugs, personal anxieties, mistakes, self-awareness and self-forgiveness, my life echoed the stories of other survivors and courageous women everywhere. These warriors, like me, had fallen, crashed, cried, burned, crawled, bruised, surrendered and rose again. They were the reflection in my mirror. Our journeys differed but our pressures were the same, compressed like crackled bones between the head and heart, scattered after the war. We were strangers and friends alike, swimming, saving and supporting one another."
Bridges will provide readers a bridge to connect to their inner resilience while being blanketed with beautiful words of insight, encouragement and inner strength. Rochelle's commitment to honor what life’s possibilities are made of further inspire her belief that awareness is the bridge to facilitate the shift from obliviousness to mindfulness.
AVAILABLE February 27, 2018. Books will be available wherever books are sold or at these booksellers: Amazon, Hulu, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound