An understanding of how to set your brain up for optimal productivity and presence
Meggie was a weird teenager.
We’re talkin’ so weird that her parents worried about her being too religious. After a divine nudge to preach at the age of thirteen, she answered the call to full-time ministry as a sixteen-year-old. She became a paid church staff member a year later, and from 18-32, served in the same church.
While creating sacred space for others, Meggie forgot to nurture her own. In the rush of ministerial leadership, she allowed many limiting beliefs to hold her back. She searched for validation from others but failed to look within and find that she was already enough. These pages tell her satirical, yet “holy,” tale of discovering that because the Divine dwells within, she already possesses enough grace for every wound and enough grit for every goal.
She now offers this gift to you, to encourage you toward the same end. You, yes, all of you, are your own sanctuary. Part memoir, part self-help book, and part spiritual devotional, Meggie will make you laugh, disrupt your thought-patterns, and above all else, empower you to become that which you were meant to be—a sanctuarium tuum. (If you want to know what that means, ya gotta read the book!)
From the Introduction
"Hi, I’m Meg and I’m a recovering holy-roller. (Hi Meg.)... I used not to be aware of my own power, my own worth. Over the past 7 years, that’s all changed. In the following pages of this book, I vulnerably share how I’ve overcome being a burnt out, overworked holy-roller and now have confidence, peace and certainty in who I was made to be and the work that I was made to do."
I Am My Own Sanctuary is a witty and vulnerable book that explores:
Helpful tips to discern your vocational calling
Ideas for self-care that honor the mind, body, spirit, and soul connection
Practical steps to get rid of limiting beliefs around your ambition and goals
A strategy to build boundaries with those toxic personalities in your life
And a chance to laugh while reflecting over questions of self-worth and faith
“If you want to read a book about taking good care of yourself that is approachable, honest, wise, and funny, then read this one. It’s an enticing, educating, encouraging, and entertaining read.”David Hayward (AKA the NakedPastor), Author, Cartoonist, and Life Coach
“This book is a must-read for anyone looking to find their calling and path in this life or the church. I believe this book serves as the unspoken, highly desired bridge to living out everyday life in a powerful way as a modern day Christian.””Aj Amyx, Life and Business Coach, ajAmyx.com
“An honest take on how a young woman finds herself through the rigidity of religion and somehow through it all discovering her own sanctuary, finding inner happiness and a true sense of self.”Maria Henderson, Author of The Boss Mom Mentality
“As you turn the pages, you’ll find that Meggie is a gifted teacher—a ready mentor—and someone who’s suggested reading list will quickly fill up your bookshelf. If you’re at a point in your faith where you’re asking yourself for another perspective, you’ve found the book that’ll help you refine your own.”Miranda Priddy, Co-host of the Listening Chair Podcast
“Meggie’s book is a courageous memoir of her journey out of a rigid form of evangelical Christianity and back home to her true sanctuary of self. This book will have you laughing hysterically, and moments later, releasing your own tears of empathy and sadness. Let me encourage you to read her book and discover that you too are your own truest sanctuary.””Jamal Jivanjee, Bestselling Author, Podcaster, and Life Coach
“Meggie has a special way with storytelling that not only promotes deep conversations that we need to have with ourselves and others, but does so while we’re wiping tears of laughter from our eyes! My heart needed this book, and my list of people to share it with grew with each page!””Ashley Boyd, Author and Life Coach at AnointedWithPurpose.com
“Each page brings out a new story that will make you laugh and give you some questions to ponder. She encourages you to find your inner holiness and to make yourself your own sanctuary. If you are looking for a book to make you laugh but also help you work through hard questions of faith, this is the book for you.”Carly Redding, Token 18-Year-Old