Emotions turned into poetry.
Mountain Air is a rush of words and emotions turned into poetry! The author, Holli Kenley, weaves her web of words to take the reader on an exploration through Nature and the pangs of relapse from a childhood trauma only she can envision. I honor Kenley’s use of words to display an array of pictorials in the mind, such as: “Denial does not like to rest; its lies are ready and willing to sabotage truth at every turn.” The book echoes a healing element through its unfolding adventure from present to past and back to present once again. Thank you, Holli for sharing your journey with us.
Find the positive possibilities available to us all.
I’ve read a lot of self-help driven books but I’ve never read one quite like Mountain Air. The author has cleverly mixed the lessons she has for the reader around some beautifully crafted descriptions of her mountain home. If you’re looking for a book that has managed to find the positive possibilities available to us all, even in the darkest pits of relapse, then this book is a must for you.
Discover ways to triumph over behaviors impeding health and wholeness.
In Mountain Air, Holli Kenley displays both a poetic soul and the diagnostic mind of a therapist. Repairing the wounded self after relapse is the subject of this inspiring book recounting Holli’s journey from despair to hope. She invites her readers to grasp their courage in both hands and embark on their own passages to the inner truth of the deep self. As Holli writes, “Each of us knows what our truths are. It is forgivable to lose them; it is unforgivable not to reclaim them.” In each chapter are exercises for self-examination so readers can discover ways to triumph over behaviors impeding health and wholeness.
Holli Kenley presents us with a short, well-crafted book that illustrates the recovery process through skillfully integrated descriptions of Nature and of personal process. Kenley intertwines personal, interpersonal and transpersonal themes in an accessible manner and I am pleased to recommend this book to colleagues and clients. Mountain Air is not a quick read by any means and at just under 80 pages, the slim size belies this heavy-hitter. It is billed as a self-help book in the area of substance abuse and addictions, and I can certainly see myself offering it as a resource for clients in recovery. In addition, I would certainly recommend this book to everyone as a good resource for rediscovering life, embracing healing lessons from the past and inviting daily renewal into our lives.
….Should become a standard for all therapists.
Holli Kenley, psychotherapist and abuse-survivor herself, has created a work that is unique in the recovery literature. Her particular focus is on the inevitable relapses along the way to healing…This poetic and nature-infused account should become a standard for all therapists and all in the process of recovery.