feeling encouraged to love the parts of yourself that have been labeled "hard to love."
We always have a choice.
We can resist the darkness, cowering and suffering, avoiding and reviling. Or we can embrace it. Because, my friends, many exceptional and meaningful things happen in the dark. There are unfathomable experiences in this life that attempt to take us out; that torment us with our too-much-ness and our not-enough-ness. These raw words are guidance for spiritual mavericks who are done with fitting in, and are ready to live authentically. Even if you've always played the game, or you haven't and you've been punished, corrected, and sanitized by others for being real, you can find joy in the mess, and live free from the social gauntlet.
Good Things Happen in the Dark is a witty and vulnerable book will leave you:
with increased confidence in and appreciation for who you were made to be.
with a sense of solidarity that you are not alone in your story.
more able to hold space for yourself and your people in times of joy and loss.
with tips for navigating the process of growing in self-awareness and wholeness.
better prepared to resist social pressure and embrace what it means to be fully human.
“Thought-provoking, profoundly smart, and consistently entertaining. If you are looking for insight in your life, be sure to devour Ellen Compton’s new book.”JAMES MULLINGER, Award-Winning Comedian, Writer, Editor-in-Chief of Maritime Edit magazine
“Ellen’s collection is as beautifully crafted as a rosary, each essay a gem to carry in one’s pocket, to rub between thumb and index as a mudra, a symbolic gesture invoking the holy inside each ordinary moment.”DR. SIMONA CHITESCU WEIK, Poet, Teacher, Spiritual Companion, and Embodiment Practitioner
”Ellen is truly a linguistic Goddess whose indomitable frequency will turn the spirituality/self-care industry on its head.”MEGGIE LEE CALVIN, Bestselling Author of I Am My Own Sanctuary: How A Recovering Holy-Roller Found Healing and Power
“[Ellen] has always impressed me as a courageously independent and free person … What is so marvelous is that her courage, independence, and freedom get to blend in this book with her desire to inspire you.”DAVID HAYWARD, aka ‘nakedpastor’
“Ellen knows how to wrangle the stream of consciousness into a series of metaphors and analogies that connects life experiences with Divine intervention.”ANNA RHEA, Owner of Joppa Editing
Ellen Compton is a family-prioritizing, coffee-drinking, truth-telling, authenticity-pursuing, list-making, God-seeking, world-loving, ambiverted, wine-imbibing, question-asking, former closet writer. The message written on Ellen’s heart is one of identity; she is passionate about living authentically as the person she was created to be and helping others to do likewise. Ellen lives on the east coast of Canada with her family.Visit her Website