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Be Editing a Book 

Have you done something that you find unbelievable? 

I live in ‘unbelievable’ right now on a daily basis.  

I have spent the last few months pouring my thoughts onto paper through mind maps, on the computer in paragraphs and through old journeys from when I was younger.  

And now I am editing these words. Pouring over them with my heart and mind.  I am ensuring that every words represents my message and would make my boys (and my mom) proud.  

I am very grateful for Sexy Neck who edits for me nightly, my plethora of friends who are waiting to walk with me as editors and those brave souls, Karen and Rick, who edited my introduction and conclusion already.  

I am not sure what form this book is going to take, but I do know that I love living in the ‘unbelievable’ realm.  

Living. 

Dreaming.  

Wondering.  

Pouring out.  

Getting poured into. 

Editing a book.  

 

Be Looking for Some Feedback on my Table (of Contents)!

My dear, sweet and intelligent readers, could you give me some feedback on the table of contents for the book that I am writing?

I have given you a basic outline and I am wondering if you could provide feedback through the comments below and via my email at jj_cann@yahoo.com.   If you give me your email, I will add you to a list of the first people to hear about when the book hits amazon.  I plan to do a ‘quiet’ release on amazon some time before Christmas.

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Title: You “Cann” Be Enough: A How-To Guide

By Joanna Cann

Introduction: Who am I and why am I writing this book.

Chapter 1: Be Looking at Your Caveman Family – Learning from your family of origin.

Chapter 2: Be Having Good Grief – daily we are asked to let go of relationships, words, experiences and there are some tips to help you have good grief.

Chapter 3: Be Loosening Up – taking off whatever is holding you back and finding your flow.

Chapter 4: Be Caring for Your Soul – This ain’t just about getting a pedicure.

Chapter 5: Be Wearing a Speedo – find freedom to do what YOU want.

Chapter 6: Be Creating Freedom from your stuff

Chapter 7: Be Free with Your Peeps

Chapter 8: Be Free with Random People

Chapter 9: Be Free with Your Choices

Chapter 10: Be Enough

Be Pizza-ing, Moving Playgrounds & Puttering in the Yard

I am happy to admit that I asked for help. Yup, this do-it-yourselfer and type Aer is official reformed. Our socks have been blessed off this weekend. My heart is full.

We ask a few of Sexy Neck’s friends/work colleagues as well as a friend of mine/neighbour to come over and help move our huge play structure across the yard.

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We had a dump truck load of top soil arriving shortly after so we asked if the three families wanted to stay for pizza. They did and it turned into an awesome night. I wish I had gotten a picture of the ten kids around our kitchen table as well as the parent standing around them.

20140427-134306.jpgThe help we got was awesome. The people amazing.

Asking.

Helping.

Life giving.

Community building.

The gift of time and self.

Full of gratitude.

The next day we asked our friends from Vtown, Princess P and Papa B if they would share their landscaping and gardening gifts with us and help us with a few projects. They stayed the whole day helping us AND allowing our boys to help them. They were the most caring teachers showing ALL OF US how to do things. These two have the joy of angels and patience of Saints. We got to play with all of Papa B’s landscape tools. It was a beautiful day! Once the turf is in you are going to have to checkout our yard.

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20140427-134715.jpgWe shared dinner together. PB and PP brought gelato and talked about their upcoming trip to Italy.

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A day outside.

With friends.

Dirty hands.

Faces.

Feet.

Full hearts.

Big smiles.

Roots being drawn deeper.

Watered with friends love.

In this place God had brought us to.

Sun on our face.

Playground.

Pizza.

Puttering.

Grateful for help.