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From Three Feet Off the Ground

ISBN: 9780989686600
Binding: Paperback
Author: Christie Havey Smith
Pages: 162
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 1/28/2014

For Christie Havey Smith her role as a mother is her greatest gift. But one significant day tensions bring her to the floor and the go-getter girl sees how she has misplaced pieces of herself in the midst of motherhood. Suddenly all she wants is to explore the possibility of being instead of trying to be everything. This is Christie's charismatic story of following her toddlers in a humbling yearlong lesson on how to see the world. It is the heart song of a mother making life-changing discoveries with a view from three feet off the ground. She sets out wanting to remember what it means to be amazed be free be attentive be present and love without limits. What she experiences is the spiritual discovery of herself.

"With boundless curiosity courage and a wide-open heart Christie Havey Smith takes us on the adventure of motherhood. From Three Feet Off the Ground is a story rich with insights and luminous moments of wonder." -Lisa Fugard Author of Skinner's Drift


Christie Havey Smith is a Los Angeles-based author who specializes in narrative nonfiction literature. She teaches a variety of writing workshops throughout the LA area empowering both adults and children to find their true voices overcome their inner critics and write themselves further into their own lives. Since Christie was a child she has been fascinated with books and films that inspire change and celebrate life. Christie studied television and film writing at Ohio University and her first manuscripts were screenplays. But her interest in character struggle did not stay tied to the screen. Christie brought her passion for the human condition back to academia where she studied spirituality and earned a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Loyola Marymount University. Christie is a writer a teacher and a storyteller with a passion for the health and happiness of the human spirit. But above all she is a mom. It is within this role that she has truly found herself.

"Havey Smith gives an engaging account of how motherhood can truly be a spiritual path. With keen sensitivity she shows how a mother can come to a felt-realization of the richness and significance of her life." -Wilkie Au Ph.D. Author of The Endearing Heart: Spirituality for the Long Haul

"This book enlightens us to the power of a child's perspective teaches us more about ourselves and helps us form a deeper connection to our own higher purpose!" -Sehnita Joshua Mattison Talk Show Host for Every Way Woman