You have the power to set the world on fire. All you need is a spark…
Women on Fire is back, with its much-anticipated sequel — Women on Fire: 21 More Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!), Volume 2.
Today’s woman strives to fulfill an ever-growing list of roles, including mother, wife, sister, daughter, caregiver, colleague, and friend.
But when life presents its most daunting challenges affecting family, health, career, and dreams, it can be hard to know where to turn. You may long to hear a calming voice of wisdom that says, “I’ve been through this too, and everything will be all right.”
Women on Fire, Volume 2 provides 21 such voices, each belonging to a courageous woman who has chosen to share her story of heartache, loss, and discovery in the hopes of saving you years of struggle. In these pages you’ll meet someone just like you who battled her way through obstacles to find a life of freedom, compassion, and joy. With the loving guidance of these women, you’ll find that you can:
- Get a college degree later in life.
- Go from being a stay-at-home mom to building a blockbuster business.
- Conquer an eating disorder and take charge of your life.
- Reach out to a child you gave up for adoption.
- Survive the grief after a loved one has committed suicide.
- Happily co-parent a blended family after divorce.
- Take the road to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.
- Find the best approaches to help your ADHD child succeed in school.
- Learn to love again after losing a spouse to cancer.
- Rise above the shame of family mental illness.
Praise for Women on Fire, Volume 2
Women on Fire is the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support to manifest your own inner light.~ Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher, author, speaker, political activist
Looking for inspiration? Look no further than Debbie Phillips and these stories from Women on Fire. Wow!~ Judy Blume, New York Times best-selling author
There is nothing more courageous than surviving and thriving on the other side of struggle. These uplifting stories exemplify how overcoming heartbreak and failure is the key to a rich, full life.~ RoseMarie Terenzio, New York Times best-selling author of Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss
Women on Fire is powered by storytelling—stories that spark transformations, heal our hearts, ignite our imaginations, steel our wills, and drive us to action. This book is a wonderful collection of such stories. Inspiring!~ Noelle Celeste, publisher of Edible Cleveland and owner of Branching Out, a consulting practice for innovative businesses and nonprofits
With her rare ability to observe sensitive and enriching moments in people’s lives and treat their stories with care and love, Debbie Phillips has created a special way for women from all walks of life to write about their unique and universal experiences. See for yourself and enjoy this book. It’s a keeper.~ Ann Graham, business journalist
Praise for Women on Fire, Volume 1, winner of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Award
Margaret Mead once said, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world … it is the only thing that ever has.’ And I would add, ‘especially a group of women.’ Women are a powerful lot. We are the creators of change. And when we get to work, we make great things happen. Thank you, Debbie, for creating a venue where women can gather to make great things happen, not only in their own lives, but in the lives of others.~ Jennifer M. Granholm, former governor of Michigan and host of The War Room on Current TV
Where was this book 30 years ago when I was starting out? A welcome reminder that you gain more from adversity and failure than [from] success!~ Erin Moriarty, CBS News correspondent
This book is an inspiring, motivating treasure of women’s triumphs over their challenges. It is destined to be placed on every woman’s bookshelf right between Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul and Eat, Pray, Love.~ Dr. Ranjana Pathak, corporate vice president
Debbie Phillips’ inner flame burns so brightly that all who surround her are caught up in the conflagration. In Women on Fire she has assembled a luminous group to tell their inspiring stories, ones that move us and challenge us to reach farther than we thought possible. Women on Fire is testimony that, if we continue to nurture the inner spark, cannot help but ignite powerful transformation. Debbie is a nurturer of sparks. She should be forced to wear a sign that says ‘DANGER: HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE HERE.’~ Edward L. Beck, CNN News contributor and author of Soul Provider: Spiritual Steps to Limitless Love
This book answers the need of women everywhere who seek the empowerment and support Debbie Phillips so graciously creates as she tends the embers of the heart with such love and skill at her Women on Fire gatherings. Every woman, whether leader, entrepreneur, social activist, partner, or mother, will join this ever-expanding circle and be immediately enriched in making her own dreams come true.~ Ellen Wingard, executive coach, chairwoman of World Pulse, and co-author of Enlightened Power: How Women Are Transforming the Practice of Leadership
You deserve to be a Woman on Fire in your life. You deserve to read this delicious gem of a book, in which real women share how they left behind ordinary lives for lives of courage, fun, magic, and true success. You’ll find a dynamic support group in these pages!~Tama J. Kieves, best-selling author of Inspired and Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work
I have written that women are given poor advice when they are told to join an all-women network. And there’s research to show women are more backstabbing to other women than to men. So it’s great to see that Debbie Phillips is tackling the problem head on by creating Women on Fire and environments where women can connect in positive, productive, and useful ways. It’s about time.~ Penelope Trunk, entrepreneur, columnist, and author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success
This rich volume of stories is everything Women on Fire stands for. It is a heart-opening work that will be your personal, day-to-day connection to our rich community, a Woman on Fire companion in print. Whatever desire or challenge you seek to open your heart to next, we are here at Women on Fire to support you. Let’s do it together. Let me light your fire … while you ignite mine. We’ve got each other’s hearts.~ Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love