Whether you are a world-weary worker juggling the demands of a hectic life or a seeker of soul-satisfying experiences, this deceptively simple book is your key to refresh, renew, rethink and recharge.
From an unexpectedly arduous backpacking trip, Eileen McDargh discovers truths from the experience. Deep in grime, grit, and grace-filled mornings, she finds insights for business, for relationships, for family, for life, and for the soul.
Whether musing on wild onions or mosquitoes, river crossings or thunderbolts, Eileen shares lessons for understanding the mundane and the magnificent, the difficult and the delightful, the ordinary and the extraordinary. Mountains become a lyrical metaphor for coping with life’s complexities.
You’ll be reminded of what you may already know but have likely forgotten in the tension of time constraints, work worries, and family frustrations. McDargh will jar your memory, evoke new awareness, and spur you to action.
Illustrated with stunning watercolor paintings, Gifts from the Mountain helps you to pay attention to the process of life and take joy in the journey.
“Eileen McDargh is the oracle we seek on every mountaintop. If we are open to the adventure, she shows us every pebble, every sunrise, every hardship, and every breathless moment of joy we will encounter on our journey. You have in your hands a map to the rest of your life. What an amazing gift!”
—Bill Jensen, author of Simplicity and What Is Your Life’s Work?
“You’ll take a deep breath, appreciate the beauty of this journey called life, and find wisdom for business and home. What a joy this book is!”
—Joe Calloway, author of Becoming a Category of One, Indispensable, and Work Like You’re Showing Off
“Simple and inspiring with lessons that ring true and often go unnoticed. It makes you pay attention to the process of life and take joy in the journey.”
— Dr. Eunice Parisi-Carew, coauthor of The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams