What you Believe is What you Experience

Do you remember a book from about 20 years ago called Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson? It was a widely popular, best-selling book with a key theme of guiding people on how to focus on the opportunity in a changing situation, versus seeing change as the end of something. How you interpret the theme depends on if you are a “why” or a “what” kind of person. If you are more of a “what” person, you might have heard [...]

September 21st, 2017|Authenticity, Change|

Finding Mindfulness through Yoga

I am honored to have a guest post published on MindBody Green, check it out:   "Growing up in a family of five girls, all born within eight years, I learned to act in ways that pleased others, which led to a pattern of storing anger and sadness in my body. It was an unconscious kind of pattern. I found exercise to be a helpful stress relief as I became a young adult. The younger me seemed to be always [...]

August 30th, 2017|Grief, Health|

Parnassus Book Launch Event Photos

We had a standing room only turn out for The Gift of Goodbye book launch at Parnassus Books in Nashville this week. We sold out of books at the event. Good news- more are on order. I continued to be humbled by the positive feedback on the story. We are now in the second print run and have sold over 700 copies so far. Check out more about the event here: http://www.nashvillepost.com/events/media-gallery/20973576/infoworks-execs-memoir-debut

August 25th, 2017|Authenticity|

Reviews of the Gift of Goodbye

I am excited to share the following reviews on The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love.  All of these are unbiased reviews. I am grateful for the feedback. Enjoy! Kirkus Review "Throughout this book, the author skillfully describes the nuances of her visits with her mother as well as the deepening of their relationship…A remembrance that effectively captures the profound love between a mother and daughter." See more at the following link: http://bit.ly/2oHDtZa Booklist “The author’s friendly tone [...]

August 13th, 2017|Cancer, Change, Grief, Uncategorized|

Tips for Surviving Angel Anniversaries

“The soul would have no rainbows if the eyes had no tears” This is the inscription on a coffee cup my mother gave me on Mother’s Day, one year before she took her last breath on May 22, 2006. It is simple yet complex, representing the realities of loss in our human lives. Whether it is loss of a job or a loved one or something else, both tear on the heart strings. My mother had terminal cancer at the [...]

August 7th, 2017|Change, Grief, Loss, Love|

Learn More: Book Launch and Signings

Come meet Rebecca Whitehead Munn and learn more about the writing of The Gift of Goodbye, hear an excerpt from the story, and get an autographed copy! Three launch events to choose from: July 28, 2017 Book People, Austin, TX at 7 pm http://www.bookpeople.com/event/rebecca-whitehead-munn-gift-goodbye July 29, 2017 Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX at 7 pm http://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/rebecca-whitehead-munn-gift-goodbye August 23, 2017 Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN at 6:30 pm http://www.parnassusbooks.net/event/author-event-rebecca-whitehead-munn-author-gift-goodbye

July 23rd, 2017|Authenticity, Cancer, Change, Faith, Grief, Loss|

Inside the Gift of Goodbye: A Podcast

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Charlene on her Soul Sciences show recently. Below is a link to the podcast, where I describe the writing process and the unintended outcome of The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love. I wrote my memoir over more than a ten year period, with starts and stops as I would face a wall of grief. I transitioned to writing on a blog about five years ago, which accelerated the writing [...]

July 17th, 2017|Authenticity, Change, Faith, Grief|

Healing and the Mind and Body Connection

Have you faced the loss of a loved one or survived cancer yourself? Ever wondered what might have contributed to the disease? I recently read an article, The Importance of Emotional Clearing for Health & Healing, which validated much of what I learned from my mother about disease and through her cancer experiences. When I was a junior in college, my mother was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer at age 54. Through surgery, we all learned that the cancer [...]

June 18th, 2017|Cancer, Grief, Health|

Top Books to Read for Summer

Hello Readers, I am honored to share that The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love was chosen as one of the hottest top 15 books to read for the summer.  Here is an excerpt about the list and Working Mother magazine's view of the book: "Summer can offer longed-for pleasures: vacation, warm weather, poolside drinks, time to read. We've got this last one covered for you, with the latest crop of novels and memoirs that can transport you [...]

June 8th, 2017|Authenticity, Love|

Angel Helpers in Disguise

“Most people don’t know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don’t get too comfortable & fall asleep & miss your life. ” ― Brian Andreas The Gift of Goodbye: A Story about Agape Love is a memoir about my journey through some tough years of my life where angels were very busy making sure I did not fall asleep and miss my life. Outwardly, I was feeling comfortable in my life with a 4 year [...]

February 12th, 2017|Divorce|