Chard & Stripes is a brother to sister labor of love decades in the making. “Striding Giant: A Former Over-Thinking Scientist Finds Her Footing in a Wobbly World” is a book in process that tells the backstory.
STRIDING GIANT IS ABOUT TELLING NEW STORIES
TO START A NEW LIFE and WORLD.
Samuel T. Harmon III was a pastoral counselor and founder of Church of the Entrepreneur. Serving at the intersection of spirituality, social responsibility and entrepreneurship, Sam formed the church as a “counter punch” to community economic hardship.
Sam’s sister, Mary-Elizabeth, told herself that one day, somehow, she’d bring back her late brother’s church as a layperson. And the more she repeated that story, the more she could see how. Chard & Stripes is what formed in her mind, a “church” that grew directly from her personal story, from her life growing up an expat in Kenya, to her struggles transforming from a scientist into a storyteller.
ABOUT STRIDING GIANT:
After quitting her job as a federal analyst, thanks to a health crisis triggered by dread for career, Mary-Elizabeth Harmon tapped her retirement savings to figure out a better way to live—by the time her money ran out, she was just as confused about what to do next as when she started. With no income and her condominium on the auction block, Mary-Elizabeth needed somewhere to land to get back on her feet.
In the same conversational style as Awakening Giant, Striding Giant tells a tale just as charming and insightful about Mary-Elizabeth’s adventure to find herself, fitting work and a place to call home, the winding route it took, and her trip ups along the way before finally hitting her stride.
Join Mary-Elizabeth on the continuation of her journey. It might help you see things differently and form a vision of the future that calls you forward, the way it did for her.
By joining the Chard & Stripes community, you’ll get sneak peeks of excerpts from Striding Giant.
AWAKENING GIANT IS ON EXTENDED VACATION.
But here are some kind words folks said about it.
ORDERED MORE COPIES
I highly recommend it to people who are searching for a way to find meaningful work that feeds the soul. [Mary-Elizabeth] speaks from experience and uses honesty and humor to drive her point home… . I was so inspired by her story that I ordered two more copies for friends!
HAD GOOD DREAMS
I couldn’t put it down, but by 11 PM my eyes were saying ENUF! I slept well and had good thought-provoking dreams about life…instead of my usual horrible nightmares about work!
KEPT ME READING
The author combines a great blend of intelligence and humor keeping me interested and asking, what happens next. From her life in Africa to returning to the states, this book was full of surprises…