Broken Open

A Guided Journal for Self-Exploration and Reflection

by Perlie M. Davis

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/09/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9798765243909
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9798765243916

About the Book

Taking time to reflect on your life experiences is key to personal growth and deep learning. This is especially true when those experiences are the most challenging or when they leave you feeling like things are falling apart all around you. Journaling is a powerful tool of self-exploration and reflection, and this book offers poetry and guiding prompts for deep, introspective writing. Get ready for a journey that explores what it means to “break” with the intention of “breaking open”. When we break open, we find purpose in the madness and chaos that sometimes manifests in our lives. Navigating those waters takes courage, self-compassion, and faith such that when you emerge on the other side, something beautiful is created. Be inspired, be moved, be curious. Look into your heart for your most authentic self-expression and allow your words to break open on the journal pages within this book.

About the Author

Perlie Davis wrote her first words of poetry as a young child and started journaling as a teenager. These writings began as a form of self-expression for the rather shy girl who found it easier to voice her feelings through written words. Although she has shared her poetry with friends and family over the years, and even had a few published in literary magazines, this is her first published body of work. As a child, Perlie was often the kid who other kids confided in and looked to for advice. Even at a young age, she had a natural way of making others feel safe. Perlie found her way to transformational work in the 90s and took a liking to coaching and facilitating. Although her formal schooling was in computer science, her passion was around serving others through powerful and authentic listening. Her listening skills were honed through various transformational programs, groups, and trainings spanning 3 decades. After 28 years working in tech-related jobs, Perlie turned her passion into a profession and launched her own private coaching practice, Simply Pearl Health & Wellness, LLC ( As a certified health and life coach, Perlie serves her clients by compassionately guiding them through visioning and goal setting. Her knack for structure and organization gives her the ability to guide her clients from idea to action to results. Perlie currently lives in Tallahassee, FL, but still has strong ties to Raleigh, NC where she previously spent 20 years. She still writes poetry and journals frequently. She also enjoys yoga, meditation, trying new recipes, and watching science fiction (especially all things Star Trek).