Change Maker: How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life
She Writes Press
270 pages Trade Paper $16.95
Change Maker is Rebecca Austill Clausen’s story of her discovery that she could communicate with her brother after he died. Following this realization, a world she never imagined opened up to her—even as she doubted her sanity and feared she would lose the respect of her colleagues, as well as the love and support of her family. Austill Clausen struggled with how her spiritual awakening and eventual spiritual transformation could mesh with the practical everyday world—the one where she had a rapidly growing rehabilitation business to run, and where she was known as a knowledgeable, science-based expert in the field of occupational therapy.
Each chapter of Change Maker explores spiritual beliefs and understanding, includes an original black-and-white illustration by Micki McAllister, and ends with an “Illumination”—guidance, suggestions, encouragement, and inspiration for readers who wish to pursue their own spiritual journey. The end result is a book that blends the best of memoir, self-help, new-age philosophy, and inspiration.
Rebecca Austill-Clausen is a Reiki Master Teacher and Occupational Therapist. She is an inspirational speaker on after-death communication and spirituality. Rebecca grew up in New England, north of Boston and now lives in Downingtown, PA amongst the rolling hills of Chester County. She graduated summa cum laude with an advanced master’s degree in occupational therapy from Boston University and received her bachelor’s of science degree in OT from Utica Collage of Syracuse University. She has serviced over 100,000 clients. Rebecca is honored to be a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Change Maker is her first book; winner of 3 national book awards.