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Getting to Center (William Morrow)
"Marlee's work shifts and stretches. This new collection is a necessary resource for those of us looking to re-center, lean in, and get curious about ourselves, about our heart's work. Getting to Center is a blessing in book form." —Alexandra Elle, author of After the Rain
From the beloved creator, workshop facilitator, and author of How to Not Always Be Working comes an approachable and practical guide to leaning into the unknown even when it feels as though everything around—and inside—us is in flux.
Picking up where How to Not Always Be Working left off, Getting to Center is an empathetic offering to those who are looking for a roadmap for finding their way back to equilibrium. This book meditates on endings, grief and joy, ease, hope, addiction, and beginnings, pairing Marlee's own experiences and wisdom with practical exercises and tools for creating balance and understanding within the natural changes of life.
In her own constant shifting, improviser and entrepreneur marlee grace has found ways to pivot within her career, while still maintaining constant threads throughout. She has developed practices that have supported her through opening and closing multiple businesses, a divorce, several cross-country moves, choosing sobriety, and more.
Essential for anyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about these unpredictable times, this gorgeous, thoughtful book is a hand to hold to feel less alone, and a guide to cultivating resources we can replenish and depend on in ourselves.
marlee grace is a dancer and writer whose work focuses on the self, devotion, ritual, creativity, and art making. Her practice is rooted in improvisation as a compositional form that takes shape in movement videos, books, quilting, online courses, and hosting artists. Marlee's Instagram dance project Personal Practice has been featured in the New York Times, Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, and more. You can find her zines, things she makes, artists she hosts, and more at marleegrace.space/home.
Erica Chidi is the Co-founder and CEO of LOOM, a wellbeing platform empowering women through sexual and reproductive health education.
She is a Black lesbian woman, passionate about helping people cultivate body literacy and giving them the tools to advocate for their health and wellbeing. At LOOM she’s pioneering a new form of online education that weaves together inclusivity, empathy and science to help women thrive in their bodies at every stage of their lives. LOOM builds on her work as the author of the best-selling book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood. In her work as both a doula and health educator, she has helped thousands of women cultivate and deepen their self-care.
Erica began her practice in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates. She took her passion for women’s health and went on to build a successful perinatal coaching practice in Los Angeles, while continuing to work with Reproductive Justice organizations that center and serve BIPOC's and the LGBTQIA+ community. She has been featured in Women’s Health, Vogue, Goop, The Cut and Marie Claire.