The Path to Light… And a Lighter Way of Being
By Stacey Morris
About The Untended Soul:
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 26, 2018)
On the surface, this book appears to be a bell-ringing weight-loss success story. That’s only a fraction of the story. “The Untended Soul” is a collection of essays Stacey Morris wrote for newspapers, magazines, and her own blog that reflect the past decade of her life as it relates to the the inner, and eventually outer transformation that occurred. Her road of life was one packed with lessons. Growing up in the 70’s, everyone from family to strangers took an interest in Stacey’s weight the way the residents of Salem took an interest in the 1692 witch trials. It’s fair to say she was treated like a heretic for not looking more like Marcia Brady. So, she spent far too many years trying to ‘fix’ what was wrong with her, “using solutions about as effective as polishing the brass railings on the Titanic as it sank. “It was my soul, not my appearance that needed attention,” she recalls. Now in her 50’s and with the myths from her formative years thoroughly debunked, Stacey has learned a thing or two about soul-tending: how to ease into it when it feels strange, how to get good at it, and how to sustain the relationship for life. But it all began decades ago when the author finally admitted she was worn out by the process of losing and regaining weight. Aching with discouragement, and vowing to never diet again, Stacey was ready to begin her quest for the real solution to the problem.