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Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


Are you stuck in the aftermath of life’s storm? Climb out of pain to find peace.

Everyone experiences pain and loss—and it hits you like a storm. This book is a collection of practical strategies artfully woven together with the storytelling of the pain of the journey and the humor of life. Told as a metaphor to climbing Mt. Everest, Summit will meet you in your current situation and set you up to reach your personal destination of peace and happiness. You will be guided to:

Prepare. From where you are to where you want to be—you will map your destination and gather what you need.

Climb. Learn practical tips and strategies to tackle your mountain and her from others on their trek. You are not alone.

Summit. The journey is hard, but not impossible.

Peace is yours.

If you are someone who has experienced a loss and would like to move forward in your recovery, this book is for you. Readers will feel the empathy of their own pain mirrored in the metaphor of the mountain climb but see the transformation of that pain into realistic milestones on the journey to peace. You can reach your summit. Begin the journey today.

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Author Bio

Cindy Paige, CSA, MBA, is a Senior Living Specialist, Elder Loss Advisor and Survivor of Loss. Cindy is passionate about senior living, dementia support, and advocating for seniors. She is a Certified Senior Advisor, holds an MBA from Webster University, and is an author, speaker and advisor.

After years of walking with seniors through loss and her own life’s challenging changes, she felt called to write about surviving the journey. Summit is her work about finding your own route to peace. That project inspired The New Middle Ages, a blog Cindy writes about a not-so-dark look at managing life with aging parents while still raising children.

She also is a Community Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association and is active in her church and with the local chamber of commerce. When not working or writing, Cindy and her husband Curtis can be found traveling the states with their goldendoodles Flynn and Riley.


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