This is a guidebook that transcends the written page and follows you into your own living experience. I read it several years ago during a transitional period. . .it has remained close to me in a special sort of way. I picked it up again this morning and re-read a few pages. Hurriedly, I had to leave for work in a retail store at a shopping mall. In a very public place, full of Christmas shoppers,I met a young mother with her beautiful infant daughter. Asking the child's name, came the words. . .Carmen Sophia. . .Immediately there was a significant connection with the young mother, as though wisdom itself spoke to both of us in a silent recognition. I told her to read this book and share it with her daughter. I KNOW she will. Holyroses. . . .