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The year my children taught me how to see the world… and myself.

For Christie Havey Smith, her role as a mother is her greatest gift. But one significant day, tensions bring her to the floor, and the go-getter girl sees how she has misplaced pieces of herself in the midst of motherhood. Suddenly all she wants is to explore the possibility of being instead of trying to be everything. This is Christie’s charismatic story of following her toddlers in a humbling yearlong lesson on how to see the world. It is the heart song of a mother making life-changing discoveries with a view from three feet off the ground.  She sets out wanting to remember what it means to be amazed, be free, be attentive, be present and love without limits. What she experiences is the spiritual discovery of herself.

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“Smith’s story offers insights that can benefit everyone. From Three Feet Off the Ground is fun, inspiring, and brilliant.”
– San Francisco Book Review

“Moms looking for a meditative companion to help them through the ups and downs of parenthood will take much from Smith’s story.”
– Publishers Weekly

“With boundless curiosity, courage, and a wide-open heart, Christie Havey Smith takes us on the adventure of motherhood. From Three Feet Off the Ground is a story rich with insights and luminous moments of wonder.”
– Lisa Fugard, Author of Skinner’s Drift

“Havey Smith gives an engaging account of how motherhood can truly be a spiritual path. With keen sensitivity, she shows how a mother can come to a realization of the richness and significance of her life.”
– Wilkie Au, Ph.D., Author of The Endearing Heart: Spirituality for the long haul

“This book enlightens us to the power of a child’s perspective, teaches us more about ourselves, and helps us form a deeper connection to our own higher purpose!”
– Sehnita Joshua Mattison, Talk Show Host for Every Way Woman