aim high, dive deep live an extraordinary life

by Amy Elizabeth Gordon MA

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781982228521
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781982228538

About the Book

Amy’s transformational memoir explores the journey from despair to repair and serves an invitation to us all to understand the distinctions of an extraordinary life through the lens of resilience, compassion, and service. What was it like living in a culture devoid of rites of passage other than binge and puke and spread your legs? Naturally, my heart hurt, my soul ached, and my spirit floated lost. From this place of intensity, I developed incredible resilience. This is what happened: settling into sobriety, grounding into gratitude, and cultivating a compassionate heart, my mind cleared, my heart opened, my spirit reactivated, and my energy expanded. This is what it’s like now: breathing aloha into every moment, recognizing our interdependence, and claiming responsibility as a source for transformation, naturally, my grateful heart has more blessings than I can say grace over. “Equal parts lyrical, confessional, and practical, Amy Elizabeth vulnerably uses her own journey through addiction and trauma to inspire readers to move beyond limiting beliefs and heal from the past” (Alicia Muñoz, author of No More Fighting: 20 Minutes a Week to a Stronger Relationship) “Moonshot is an elegant and visceral memoir that dares one to question one’s own resilience and courage. Indeed, Amy Elizabeth is as transparent as she appears in these pages. Love the interactive curriculum and its usefulness” (Kekuhi Keali’ikanaka’oleohaililani, trainer, Hālau ‘Ōhi’a). “This work is the bridge between despair and repair. It is an invitation for women to tenderize our own hearts and to craft a new heart-centric story, the true story of who we are at our core” (Kristen Noel, editor-in-chief, Best Self Magazine). “Nature did not design us to be alone. Evidence shows that people who enjoy close, fulfilling relationships with others are happier, healthier, and more creative. If this does not prompt you to the wonderful Moonshot, please reconsider. Highly recommended!” (Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters). “What an enchanting, captivating, beautiful, practical book! Based in personal experience and penetrating prose, Moonshot is meant for anyone who needs more love, empathy, and compassion in their life—and who doesn’t? Let Amy be your guide to a richer, deeper commitment—not just to others but to the world” (Barbara Montgomery Dossey, RN, PhD, FAAN, author of Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer and Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice).

About the Author

Cutting through chaos of dominant culture, opening minds riddled with lack, rekindling souls starving for connection, Amy Elizabeth is a master facilitator, social pioneer, and conscious evolutionary leader. A lifelong student, Amy Elizabeth is continually learning both personally and professionally. She has spent several decades advocating for big compassion, healthy relationships, and holistic wellbeing. Her professional training includes M.A. in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor, Certified Imago International Relationship Therapist, and HeartCore Leadership Training. A dedicated woman of integrity, Amy Elizabeth sees her roles as wife, mother, daughter, relational health coach, compassion activist, yogini, paddler, hula dancer, and fellow human being as an ever-expanding opportunity to heal the planet, one relationship at a time. This is her first published book. More information at or email her at In addition, Amy Elizabeth is a resident of Hawai’i and a founding member of Hālau ’Ōhi’a Hawai’i Stewardship Training. Bridging indigenous lifeways and modern technology in a fruitful foundation for the future, Hālau ’Ōhi’a focuses on establishing and deepening familial relationships to the world around us, and aims to enhance the ways we engage with our ’āina (landscape) community and kanaka (human) community.