Traveling Directions is a self-help guide to support women in their coping response to a variety of challenging life-cycle events and issues. The focus is on holistic, self-directed healing and recovery, using experiential exercises; “guideposts” and “roadside tips”; poetry; essays and a rich array of lessons learned. Opening the book begins the journey and engages the reader to stay open to developing the skill of self-awareness about where they are at all times. The book unfolds with a variety of brief, descriptive chapters giving glimpses of where the journey can lead and how to keep one’s bearings. The ultimate goal is to help women secure a durable understanding about the importance of being “awake” in their lives and taking that awareness to the heights of positive personal development.