Pushing Upward with Andrea Adler
October 4, 2012
Hosted by Dr. Susan Allison
“Pushing upward is not a bra. It’s a state of mind.” This humorous quote from author Andrea Adler makes us want to know more about her new breakout novel, Pushing Upward. The term “Pushing Upward” actually comes from the I Ching, a method of divination that helps the main character navigate her life. Called a work of spiritual fiction, Pushing Upward draws on the author’s own experiences and reflects some of her most important life lessons. On today’s show, Adler will talk about her writing process, the parallels to her own life, the transformational messages in the novel, the importance of the I Ching, and how the book speaks to readers of all ages. Set in L.A. in 1974, 21-year-old Sandra Billings is trying to become an actress, and while facing past demons and trying to find meaning and truth, she meets a stranger who will change her life. Let Andrea Adler remind you of your own journey and life-lessons, and inspire you with her poignant and insightful story.
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Dr. Susan Allison
Dr. Susan Allison has a doctorate in transpersonal psychology and maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California. She is also an ordained and licensed interfaith minister, a clinical hypnotherapist, a shamanic practitioner, a healer and healing coach, and practices energy medicine using Reiki and The Reconnection. She is the author of three books: Conscious Divorce, Ending a Marriage with Integrity, published by Three Rivers Press; Breathing Room, by Park Place Publishers; and recently, Empowered Healer, Gain the Confidence, Power and Ability to Heal Yourself, through Balboa Press/Hay House. She has been published dozens of times for her poetry and creative non-fiction, has been honored as a Woman of the Year in California for her counseling work, and currently sees herself as an empowering healing coach. Her mission is to help the planet heal, by helping its people become more empowered, transformed and fulfilled.