Travels With A Daughter’s Ashes
Now Available as an Audiobook
Becky Livingston is a writer, teacher and author of the memoir The Suitcase & The Jar: Travels With a Daughter’s Ashes, completed after travelling across the globe for more than two years.
As a single mom of three teenagers who works full time, I was starting to feel the physical and emotional toll of putting myself last on a long to-do list. When I connected with Becky for coaching, I was looking for a way to prioritize my own well-being as I worried that continuing along my current path would cause further harm to my health. Becky was able to understand my current state of being through active listening and insightful questions. I appreciated her great empathy and felt comfortable opening up. I was able to relate to our coaching topic through fitting metaphors written by Becky, which illustrated my current and preferred states of being: Who am I now and who do I want to be? Becky’s approach was creative, personable, and very beneficial to me. I realized a great deal about myself and my ideas of what I need to do to take care of ‘me’. I had never consulted with a coach before now, though I’d been to counselling several times. I connected with Becky because I was interested in a more action-based approach in addition to exploring my thoughts and feelings. I benefitted greatly from the practices Becky provided every couple of weeks, as they helped me establish new ways of being. It’s one thing to know I need more ‘me’ time, and another to practice it! I would recommend Becky to anyone feeling stuck in their life. Having someone wise and caring to mentor me made a big difference. I feel more aware of my own needs and know ways to start making them a priority.
Kirsten Stolee, Digital Communications Coordinator, Selkirk College
an illumination into the complexities of love…a fine intelligence moves through these pages.
Eve Josephauthor of In the Slender Margin
a writing style that is rich, warm and honest left me not wanting her travels to end.
Katy Hutchisonauthor of Walking After Midnight.
As a man moving out of a rewarding career and a great job into another phase of life I was very uneasy about what the future might hold. I had the good fortune to be introduced to Becky and to work with her as my coach. Becky was wonderful to engage with – insightful, intelligent, respectful, and committed to the process. In some of the later meetings she would remind me of something I had said when we started working together which connected numerous dots and really demonstrated the level of attention she paid to working with me. With Becky’s coaching I am moving forward with a much higher level of confidence in, and excitement about, what lies ahead for me.
Kelvin Saldern, Manager Community Relationships, West Columbia Basin Trust
a book not only about surviving profound loss, but about relearning how to embrace life fully.
Nancy Horanauthor of Under the Wide and Starry Sky and New York Times bestseller, Loving Frank
You are a beautiful writer and speaker and we all appreciated you sharing your experiences with us.
Janic Gorayeb, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
You know that brilliant advice you give to all your friends and loved ones…the voice that seems to have wisdom and experience all under the belt? I was, like many others, unable to hear it for myself. Through coaching with Becky, I learned to locate that voice and now, it is louder and clearer than ever before and I am finally listening to myself. The difference this has made in my life is massive to say the least. Becky came to every session prepared, dedicated and with an open ear. Becky listened with such intent and understanding, remembered all the details from our sessions (large or small), and created an open and safe space throughout every second of the experience. I am very thankful for Becky’s time and commitment to this journey.
I’m still gushing about the night
Stella Harvey, founder and artistic director of Whistler Writing Society
What a night! What a reading! It was wonderful. In all ways. Festivals love good books but they need great presenters, of which you are one.
Cathie Borrie, Author of The Long Hello, Simon & Schuster
Honest, heartbreaking and brave.
Shannon Leone Fowlerauthor of Traveling With Ghosts
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