The Path to a More Inspiring Future

By Marie Knapp EdD

The Path to a More Inspiring Future

When unexpected changes occur can it serve as an opportunity to create a world that is more  inspiring?  Yes. You can take charge of your life while authentically and courageously making  a difference.  As Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. From my experience, you can make a difference by enhancing your self-awareness, and your personal life, uplifting how you relate to your world and having the courage to take meaningful steps for a more inspiring future. I recommend this self-paced reflective journey to action. It is a chance to move from helplessness to hopefulness to taking meaningful steps forward for a better world.

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About Author

Marie Knapp EdD

Marie lives with her husband on 8 acres of land with the Niagara Escarpment a prominent feature through the middle of their property. Their 3 adult children grew up there about 1 KM outside of Owen Sound, Ontario.

Marie studied how people make changes in their lives related to what is meaningful. Her interest in life-meaning was always part of her curious endeavours. She loves nature and has often connected with the forest as she grew personally in marriage, parenting, college leadership roles, teaching nursing, practicing Reiki and several other family and community activities. Her dream is to inspire others who will in turn inspire others, making the world a more inspiring place for all.

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About the Book

From page 15 of The Path To A More Inspiring Future
by Marie Knapp EdD

“I want to inspire you to see that you have the inner power to make a difference.
You can create a vision for your future that you feel strongly connected to – so
strongly connected that you gain a sense of inner strength and hope wells up
within you. This vision will inspire you to take steps.”

From page 32 of The Path To A More Inspiring Future
by Marie Knapp EdD

“You are courageous! Finding your courage for the steps ahead of you may even be easier than you think. Courage is the starting point for almost every new concept we bring into our lives. There is beauty in courage. It is inner beauty others can see when they say someone is beautiful inside and out.”

From page 41 of The Path To A More Inspiring Future
by Marie Knapp EdD

“When you bring your awareness to your heart, you begin to notice a sensation there. Do you feel it? It can grow as you allow it. At first you may feel only a sense of fullness. Then you realize that fullness is love. Just be with it. You will feel it more fully as you nourish it and allow it to expand.”


This is a beautifully written and spiritually uplifting book on living a full and intentional lifestyle.  It teaches us about compassion and caring as well as giving us wise and helpful advice on achieving our best possible ‘selves.’  It fed my soul.

Each and every chapter was filled with beautiful poetry and prose, loving insights, and incredible wisdom.  This is a book I treasure.

Del Nussey,   Storyteller, Speaker and Author of Letters to Ellie

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