It’s funny how meaningful people show up in your life sometimes. I was reading the Huffington Post and noticed a blog post about menopause, written by executive, career and life coach Debbie Robins. Her humor and wit caught my attention as I made my way through a story that seemed like a mirror of my own experience dealing with midlife crises and the perils and joys of menopause. As soon as I read the last word, I posted a comment asking to meet her. Within five minutes I got a response from Debbie and we set a date to meet each other in New York City. Before meeting Debbie, I researched her and found that before she became a coach, she worked as a Hollywood film and television producer. As soon as we met I knew that this woman had gone through enough transformations to become a grounded, clear-sighted person who would help direct me as well as others to achieve balance, peace and happiness during the tough times. In SHOVEL IT! KICK-ASS ADVICE TO TURN LIFE’S CRAP INTO THE PEACE AND HAPPINESS YOU DESERVE, Debbie and celebrity friends who include Deepak Chopra, Sandra Bernhard, Julia Ormond, and Rosanna Arquette share their important life strategies on how to retrieve one’s balance and happiness when the bad stuff hits the fan. Her theme is a compelling one – that our attention to our “inner ecology” is as critical as our commitment to our outer ecology. Give your self a gift and pick up a copy of SHOVEL IT!