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The Upside of Losing Everything
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Travel blogger and adventurer Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all—until a tree limb in New York’s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband’s double life.

She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor. She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself. Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.

Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, her book When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to “look up” in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir–rich with hope and humor–inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.
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Don't Box Me In: Inspirational Author Heidi Siefkas
A thousand pound tree limb broke Heidi's neck and left her unconscious for days. During her long recovery, she lost her marriage and job. But Heidi 2.0 was born, and she managed to find the upside to losing everything. She calls it Look Up, which stems from the power of perspective
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Heidi Siefkas
Originally from small-town Wisconsin, Heidi Siefkas currently calls both South Florida and Kauai home. Heidi’s debut memoir, When All Balls Drop, was released in September 2014, which is currently transitioning to movie. Her second book, With New Eyes, is due out this September. With an insatiable wanderlust, Heidi has made a hybrid career of writing and travel; thus, she could be anywhere. However, you can connect with Heidi virtually on Facebook or Twitter

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