Finding Magic In Your Struggle

By W.T. Eckert
Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Jenny A. Morrill and Paula M. Youmell have written a book about letting go of stress, illness and poor eating habits. Specifically, they take a look at the benefits of practicing mindfulness.


When Colton-Pierrepont Central School teacher Jenny A. Morrill wanted to write a book that would create a tapestry of healing energy, real food, mindfulness and yoga poses, her co-author, Paula M. Youmell, shot her down.

“I have written two other books and I have literally 10 more in the works,” Ms. Youmell said, laughing. “It is knowing what you have to go through, the publishing process, the marketing process, the editing of the book to get it out in the publishing process. All of that was a nightmare to me and I was like, ‘No. Absolutely not. Thanks for the offer.”

Then Mrs. Morrill started to talk to her longtime friend and collaborator about the project.

“And I’m not kidding you, like 30 seconds later I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I get it. Yup. I can do that,'” Ms. Youmell said with enthusiasm.

“And then we started off on our adventure,” Mrs. Morrill said.

“Weaving Healing Wisdom,” “a labor of love” that was published in March by Lexington Publishing, LLC, Potsdam, is a book that acts more like a tool, the two women said.

A book launch party is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Five Elements Living, 46 Route 68, Colton, where both women conduct workshops and seminars.

“It is a book that teaches readers to plant seeds inside of themselves to grow into themselves and into their own self-healing,” Ms. Youmell said.

A registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in health education and a master’s degree in wellness physical education, Ms. Youmell, Hannawa Falls, is a natural health educator trained in several natural healing modalities and functional medicine, including yoga and natural medicine.

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