Book Title: Waking Up in Paris : Overcoming Darkness in the City of Light
Author: Sonia Choquette
Format: Paperback | 240 pages
Publication Date: 02 Apr 2019
'As if waking up from a nightmare, I thought: if I am going to be traumatized, I might as well be traumatized in Paris, right?'
Devastated by the unexpected end of her decades-long marriage, renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette undertook an equally unexpected move and relocated to Paris, the scene of many happy memories from her life as a student and young mother. Arriving in a Paris still reeling from the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Sonia began a journey of healing that involved deep soul-searching and acceptance of a new, sometimes uncomfortable reality.
In this follow-up to Walking Home, Sonia shares her intimate thoughts and fears, as well as the unique challenges of setting up a new life in a foreign land. From moving into a freezing, malodorous apartment, to a more pleasant - yet haunted - flat across the Seine, to her current light-filled home, Sonia shares how these changes parallel her inner transformation.
Along the way, Sonia regales readers with vivid stories of her unfortunate encounters with French hairdressers and beauticians, her adventures in French fashion and her search for the perfect neighbourhood cafe. Her companion throughout is the city of Paris - a character unto itself - which never ceases to fill her with wonder, surprise and delight, and provides her with the spiritual strength to succeed in establishing her new life.