Patti Clark is an accomplished speaker and workshop leader dedicated to helping people through various life transitions on their journey to an extraordinary life. For more than thirty years, and over several continents, Patti has been sharing her knowledge and wisdom with others. Her new book, This Way Up, is her latest endeavor. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has a B.A. in Social Sciences from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.A. in Education. She has taught English at several universities around the U.S., most recently at U.W. Madison. Patti now travels around the globe facilitating workshops, and is about to launch a new series of interactive workshops online. Patti spends part of her time in the United States, and part of her time in New Zealand. She and her husband and their two sons live near the beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.
International Excellence Body, Mind, Spirit Book Awards Winner: Self-help 2017 IPPY Silver Medal Winner in Self-Help "This Way Up is a bold new path to personal growth and one that will help any woman who caretakes everyone but herself, whether at work or at home. Patti Clark's approach is wholly unique and the meditations, visualizations, questions, and journal prompts will gently lead you back to yourself."
--Brenda Knight, author of Be a Good in the World
"Clark has written an extraordinary story of reclaiming creative wisdom. Part compelling tale, part twelve-week course, This Way Up is a signpost for anyone looking to point the rest of her life in the direction of inspiration."
--Toni Piccinini, author of The Goodbye Year
"This Way Up is a healing guide to a more fulfilling life. Chock-full of practical tools, practices and reflection questions, it's a helpful and relatable book for readers wanting to deepen self-insight, release the obstacles and doubts that hold them back, and find the courage to claim the life they yearn for and deserve."
--Donna Stoneham, author of The Thriver's Edge
"Anyone over 50 will identify with Kat's feeling of invisibility and vulnerability; Clark provides realistic tools to empower the reader seeking a better path and life. This book stands out in its unique format as a self-help workbook starting with Kat's tale. The activities presented are applicable to any age group of women and provides the way for a new creative, more joyful life."
--Kathy Nester, Penny for my Thoughts blog
"I totally loved This Way Up, but more than that, I realized that I really needed it. I found myself taking notes and drawing pictures . . . thank you so much for delivering this very timely and wonderfully user-friendly help into my hands. Very nicely hewn characters and such easy-to-identify-with people and patterns, which makes readers think that they could easily do this stuff too. I love the fact that this is written as a self-help book for people who don't want a self-help book! It's a good tool for the type of help I need - self reflective, confidence-building, spiritual guidance. It's led me to being more creative as well."
--Suze Podger, "The Artisan" Book Reviews
""If you enjoy the work of Julia Cameron or use Daily Pages as part of your creative morning rituals, then you will love Patti Clark 's book, This Way Up . "
--James Taylor, Entrepreneur
"This Way Up is the perfect accompaniment for any recovery work being done. It will add depth and enrich your recovery."
--Sally M., Addictions Counselor
"Author Patti Clark is a cross between Elizabeth Gilbert and Julia Cameron." --Joanne McCall, Trainer/Author/Speaker