This book is about a journey. Every one of us is on a journey that leads us into a labyrinth. The roads we travel on are not always straight; they have curves, bumps, and cracks, and travel is not easy. Even so, we continue on that road, trusting that it will lead us to someplace that answers the questions we hold. Once we get there, we understand why the path was not straight. The detours that we took were our greatest learning lessons. My journey is one of self-love. Once I started to appreciate who I was, my life began to change. I stopped pushing against my brick wall, which was, in my case, being born with cerebral palsy and fighting it for as long as I can remember. Accepting that I have cerebral palsy has enabled my life to evolve; I became humble and empowered and began to understand love. What is your journey? Has it been a straight road or a meandering one? Reflect on that for a moment. See your truth as you read through the pages of this book, and find your "aha" moment to lead you to your own empowerment.
 
A Quiet Strong Voice is a raw, honest exploration of a torturous journey through depression, anxiety, and multiple suicide attempts. It also serves as a valuable toolbox of thought-provoking questions, steps, and resources. ""A profoundly helpful, heartfelt and authentic book by a brave and beautiful soul. An opus of overcoming! There are many books written about depression but very few cut to the heart of the matter like this one. Highly recommended!"" Jeff Brown, author of 'Soulshaping'.
Donna Schewenk, Balboa Press turned Hay House author of Cultured Food Life, encourages you to follow your passion. Find out why she decided to begin her publishing journey with Balboa Press and discover how she eventually became a Hay House author.
By publishing with Balboa Press, Gerry Gavin, a first-time author, not only was able to publish his book with Balboa Press, but also gain credibility through our affiliation with the traditional publisher Hay House. During a radio program as he promoted his newly published book, a Hay House employee who buys international rights for the company heard Gavin's story. She then got in touch with Reid Tracy, the president and CEO of Hay House, which eventually led to a contract for Gavin with the traditional publisher.