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Design Your Next Chapter

How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life
Written by: Debbie Travis
Narrated by: Debbie Travis
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

If you feel stuck with no idea what you should do next, lifestyle celebrity and TV pioneer Debbie Travis's new book is for you. Drawing on the tough (sometimes hilarious) lessons Debbie learned in her own leap into a new way of living, and a multitude of stories, tips and ideas to jumpstart your dreams, she's created an inspiring roadmap for change.

A few years ago, Debbie Travis realized that she was no longer challenged by her wildly successful TV career, and she was so busy she was missing out on the people and things that made her happy. She dared to dream about a whole new direction in life - a plan to turn a 13th-century farmhouse in Tuscany into a unique hotel and retreat for people who need a change as much as she did. And now, after a crazy amount of work, she is not only living that dream but sharing it with others. 

Her new book draws directly on her own experiences (when she started, Debbie could barely make a bed, let alone run a hotel in a foreign county) and the uplifting stories of personal u-turns shared by women who have come to her retreats. Debbie's "commandments" will inspire women (and men) who have lost track of who they are or what they want to be; who are going through the motions of a career that doesn't satisfy them anymore; who are wondering what to do with themselves now that their kids are gone or their marriage is over. Debbie shares the tools that helped her transform her life, and her example, her wit, and her common sense advice will help motivate anyone who finds themselves standing at a crossroads wondering "What's next for me?"

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Debbie Travis (P)2018 Random House Canada

What the critics say

“Reflecting on her own experiences of personal U-turns, triumphs, and challenges, as well as the stories of women who have come to her retreats, Travis’ ‘commandments’ will inspire women of all ages who have lost track of who they are or what they want to be.” (The Suburban, Montreal)

“One of the most difficult things humans face in their lifetimes, and sometimes more than once, goes something like this: What do I do now? How do I find my new purpose? What really makes me happy? Debbie Travis’s new book, Design Your Next Chapter, is the perfect literary companion to help you take the first step to actualizing your passions. Right from the opening paragraphs, you get a real sense that Debbie’s experiences, both good and bad, will shine a light on taking chances and understanding that you, too, can take a leap toward new adventures in your own life. This book is not only inspiring but very funny, whimsical, and infectious, and I know it will light a fire and motivate you to embrace the best things in life!” (Jann Arden, singer-songwriter and author of Feeding My Mother and Falling Backwards)

“In Design Your Next Chapter, Debbie shares her courage, strength, beauty, confidence, experience, and heart. I want nothing else in my own life than to surround myself with positive and inspiring people like this incredible woman. How wonderful that in her book she’s offering us real ways to create a future for ourselves that is exactly as we dreamed it could be.” (Lynn Crawford, chef and cookbook author)

“Debbie Travis combines her business, design, and life experience in the most enjoyable, practical, and stylish self-help book you’ll read this year.” (Trish Halpin, editor-in-chief, Marie Claire)

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Amazing read!!

This one of the most inspirational books I have read. Everyone wanting to make a change or thinking of making a change needs to read this book.

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I love this book

This book is enlightening and logically sensible in life’s approach. Debbie Travis makes you feel like there is more to like than the everyday mundane of life.
Thank you Debbie Travis for an awe inspiring book!