One of the biggest goals of the book Sunshine After the Storm is to provide encouragement, light, and hope. Hope that one day your life will return to some type of normal. Hope that one day you will smile again. Hope that you may one day heal.

A good friend of mine, and fellow contributor to the book, Tova Gold, has had an immense impact on my healing. Tova developed a concept called “Finding My Muchness” in which you challenge yourself to find the “light” and sources of happiness and “muchness” in your life.  “I Used to be much “muchier” until I lost my “muchness” – a quote from Alice in Wonderland.

I am not a “girly girl” but there is something about bright colors, sequins, shiny bits of light that really perk me up!

So I was super excited to hear that Tova is actually launching an inspirational book – a workbook to help all women, regardless of whether you have suffered a loss or not, to find their inner “muchiness” and discover the things that make you happy in life.

Tova says:

Everyone Has Muchness. Let’s find yours.

In the Movie Alice In Wonderland, the Mad Hatter says to Alice “You used to be much muchier, you’ve lost your Muchness” and Alice embarks on a journey to find her Muchness.

Much like Alice, I too had lost my Muchness and I went on a journey to find mine. Now, I’ve created this book to help you find your inner Muchness!

When I first heard the word Muchness almost four years ago, I could completely relate to it. Years of living below my potential, sidelining my dreams, allowing others to define my level of self-confidence had left me feeling like an empty shell of the woman I was meant to be. But with a young family, a demanding full-time job, never enough time in the day or money in the bank, I just felt trapped in the cycle that I’d created for myself. Then, in September, 2009, I hit my lowest low following the death of my identical twin girls who were stillborn at 24 weeks. Whatever Muchness had been holding on inside me seemed to die with them. It was within the darkness of my grief that I began to look for the light. Grabbing onto the moments of joy, creativity and sparkle helped me light the way back to myself; to who I was always supposed to be. I made the decision to Find My Muchness.

Early on in this journey I had the idea for a Muchness Workbook. It came together beautifully in my mind when I lay in bed at night but when I sat down to write and create it, it never seemed to materialize. My creative thoughts just seemed to crumble to ashes in the light of day. After years of collecting the ideas in a notebook, one day, it finally hit me! I HATE WORKBOOKS! Just the idea of sitting down and giving yourself EXTRA work to do felt so much like a burden to me- it’s no wonder I couldn’t find the inspiration to create it! I wanted my book to be FUN! I wanted it to be relaxing, empowering and joyful! A place to go to give your spirits a lift, to make you laugh or help you engage a different side of your brain and feel accomplished.

So that is what I created. A Finding Your Muchness FUNBOOK! Like, Duh.



The book even includes games! How fun!

Tova has started a Kickstarter Campaign to help launch the book. I hope you’ll go visit this campaign at Finding Your Muchness – Kickstarter and learn about how and when you can get this awesome book.

Blessings, hope, encouragement and peace to you.

xoxo, Alexa