NEVER NOT A LOVELY MOON
By Caroline McHugh
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"Who are you?" said the Caterpillar.
"I, I hardly know, sir, just at present. At least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed
several times since then."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland—Lewis Carroll
How many times has someone offered you that wonderfully insightful piece of advice to 'just be yourself'? Like it hadn't crossed your mind already?
Here is a wee book with a big idea—that you should be nobody but yourself—offering inspiration and direction for everybody who wants to be more specifically somebody.
At a time when we're looking for a more honest approach to everything from food to music to politics, Never Not a Lovely Moon offers not a path to being yourself, but being yourself as the path.
In her two decades of being a student and teacher of IDOLOGY, Caroline has worked all over the world with thousands of individuals, from celebrated artists to Fortune 500 CEOs to schoolchildren in India, using her unique perspective to shine a light on theirs.
This just might be the operating manual you should have been born with.
"Caroline has had a transformational impact on my soul. It's not just that she made me get in touch with myself. It's that she changed me fundamentally. She has a gift, and we are all fortunate she is sharing it in this book."
—Anu Jayanti, Managing Director, Citigroup
"Caroline taught me that only when you forget yourself can you see and truly listen to others. She's the one person I trust to bring my team and myself to new dimensions at a record speed."
—Hakan Yuksel, CEO, SAP Switzerland
"Caroline has that rarest of qualities—the ability to draw you into a better and richer understanding: of yourself, of the world, and of your relationships with it. And with that understanding comes wisdom, and confidence, and the capacity to make a difference. She is, in short, inspirational. And that's something that comes through in the pages of this book, as it does when you meet her in life."
—Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman, Environment Agency
"I couldn't ask for a more compassionate, passionate, kind, generous pathfinder than Caroline. Being introduced to her and her journey is one of the best things that has happened to me, and I am thankful and blessed to know she is in the world and ready with a generous ear and heart when we meet. I aspire to her spirit."
—Susan Graham, Mezzo Soprano
"Caroline's boundless exuberance, candour and avant garde thinking reflect the essence of feminine wisdom. She's an artist of the mind."
—Christa de Carouge, Designer
"Caroline is literally quite shocking. Working with her is highly uncomfortable, intoxicating, addictive, and puts you on edge in all the right ways. She has been an incredible asset to the development of our talent and the most differentiated thought leader in her profession with whom I have had the pleasure to work."
—Beth Ann Day, Head of Talent, Sanford Bernstein
"Caroline is an espresso for the soul. She drags the best of you out from behind a downsized ego. And there's nothing quite like being taught by a teacher who loves teaching."
—Joe Ferry, Head of Design, Virgin Atlantic Airways
"Caroline is an exceptionally inspirational woman who I've been learning from for 18 years. Since I met her she's been on a personal crusade to unleash the world's confidence one person at a time. I'm delighted she's been persuaded to pass on some of her genius in this book. No surprise to me she might just do it yet—and if you get the chance to hear her speak, run do not walk."
—Rachel Bell, Founder, Shine Communications
"Like a spring-cleaner of humanity, she sweeps in, clears away the rubbish and reveals the essence of you. Richard Bach wrote 'To fly as fast as thought to anywhere there is, you must begin by knowing you have already arrived'. Caroline has helped thousands of people find this out for themselves and reach their potential."
—Matt Peacock, Chief Executive, Streetwise Opera
"I have worked with Caroline for nearly a decade, and her message remains as fresh, resonant and soulful as it was the first time we spoke. She's blessed with a powerful ability to quickly get to the essence of your individuality, and help you find and unleash your better self. The effect that she's had on our team goes beyond performance enhancing—it's life-affirming."
—Denise Denson, Senior Vice President, MTV Networks
"A powerball of inspiration and direction, insightful verging on prophetic and just plain crazy intelligent. Without fault, anyone that I have introduced to Caroline ends up saying 'Wow'. She is an immediate inspiration and —Wow—might just be the best way to describe her impact on people."
—Tracey Neuls, Shoe Artist tn29.com
"Mysterious, profound, and very very beautiful."
—Vicki Mackenzie, author of Cave in the Snow
—Frank Dick, OBE, Elite Athletics Coach
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