Founder: Heidi Love

Heidi Love—Emerging from the trauma of childhood rape, attempted murder, and a mother’s madness, I embarked on a lifelong dream: to sail 12,000 miles from Maine to French Polynesia on a small boat. Raging storms and PTSD flashbacks at sea uncovered repressed memories and threatened my life. Courageous female mentors, including a therapist who climbed to 24,000′ on Mt. Everest, and a sailboat captain who completed two world circumnavigations with all-female crew, offered personal insight and inspiration for my journey. I am currently writing a memoir Laughing at the Sky in the hopes of inspiring women on journeys of self-discovery. Please support this journey by visiting often and sharing your thoughts. Thanks so much!

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43 Comments

  1. Heidi: I can’t wait to read more about your expressive life!
    Your writing is brave and alluring.

    • admin_laughingatthesky April 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks so much Carol! I hope you’ll continue to visit the site and share your own writing and favorite bits of inspiration.

  2. Heidi – There is no doubt that Laughing at the Sky will be an intriguing read! You’ve been living a life of exploration, and have inspired me to embark upon my own journey. Many thanks.

    • admin_laughingatthesky April 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Smiling big time Laurie Leigh. You were one of my original Muses. “And there’s that one particular harbor…”

  3. Heidi
    All my love and support to you my friend. You have been a valuable source of information and support as well as an inspiration, to me on our Pacific ocean quest.

  4. Heidi, very excited for you! Completion of another journey in finishing your book. Kudos, great good luck, may it heal you beyond measure. Love Susan

  5. Looking forward to reading more of your journey. Congrats on the inspiring blog!

    • admin_laughingatthesky April 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks so much Linda. I hope you will continue stop by the blog and add your own breaths of inspiration.

  6. Congratulations Heidi, on confronting your demons, living in the light and sharing it all!

    Looking forward to following your journey as we know “life is not a dress rehearsal so live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.

    Love ya

    Deb

    • admin_laughingatthesky April 24, 2017 at 12:25 am

      Love you too Deb!! Grateful you have been part of the journey and look forward to more adventures with you. And, how about being one the the Gutsy Goddesses. Everyone wants to hear about Ayahuaska. Pleeeeaaaasssseee.

  7. So glad to see how far you’ve made it – keep going and growing, girl!

  8. Good luck with this project. Congratulations on meeting this challenge and finding your way!

  9. CONGRATULATIONS HEIDI!!

    I CANNOT wait to read your Book!!!

    In the meantime, I will keep abreast of your head, hands and heart on this site! Sweetness!

    Peace and Love, Anne

  10. Lynn Macfarlane May 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I’m always drawn to stories about inspirational women, adventure, and self discovery. I can’t wait to read your book!

    • admin_laughingatthesky July 12, 2017 at 12:11 am

      Thanks Lynn. You and your Mom have had major adventures too. And, heartfelt thanks for meeting me along the way.

  11. LOVE stories about inspirational women & adventure. Can’t wait to read your book.

  12. Heidi – You are a survivor and an inspiration!
    I am excited to read your book and learn more about you and your journey.

  13. Allen Anderson May 7, 2017 at 2:26 am

    You have led and are leading a remarkable life, Heidi. Can’t wait to read the book and learn more about your internal and external voyages of discovery.

    • admin_laughingatthesky July 12, 2017 at 12:21 am

      Thanks Allen. It’s been great to share pieces of this adventure with you. And, it’s always been amazing when you’ve pulled out your guitar and sang us into the sunset!

  14. Denise D'Amboise May 12, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Heidi-
    What an inspiration you are for choosing to live your life as a survivor and to share your story and personal journey in an effort to help others. I am SO looking forward to reading the book! You rock!

    • admin_laughingatthesky October 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Denise, thanks so much for your guidance and networking through this whole process. I hope to have your story here one of these days too.

  15. Rick and Penni Bennett June 3, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    We enjoyed chatting and getting to know you a bit at breakfast this morning. Best of luck with your blog and book.

  16. Thank you, Heidi, for having the courage to share your story. I am eagerly awaiting your book!

    • admin_laughingatthesky July 12, 2017 at 12:14 am

      So happy to have you as a subscriber! Please share your own “Words of Wisdom,” “Brave Books,” and “Gutsy Goddesses.”

  17. So looking forward to your book Heidi! You are a courageous soul.

  18. This is so awesome! Rory just informed me of your FB page and book! I have a book coming out soon: Remember His Name, conquering sorrow, accepting joy! Women’s voices speaking truth from a depth so sacred! Congrats on sharing your journey!

  19. admin_laughingatthesky August 10, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    So great to have you visit, Judith! I’m excited to learn that you have a book coming our, and especially that it highlights “women’s voices speaking truth.” Might you consider filling out my questionnaire as a gutsy goddess? I’m very interested in putting out inspiring stories of courageous acts. If this works for you here’s the link: https://laughingatthesky.blog/gutsy-goddess-questionnaire Either way—thanks for joining the tribe. And, maybe you’d like to add a haiku on courage or transcending fear??

  20. That’s amazing Heidi! You are an inspiration all by yourself. Thanks for hosting the Gutsy Goddesses page, and congrats on your book!I look forward to reading. 🙂

    • admin_laughingatthesky October 13, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Thank you Linda. You too are an inspiration and I’m so glad you decided to become one of our Gutsy Goddesses. Best of luck with your book launch!

  21. I am very glad to reconnect after over forty years and to learn of your blog and the book you are writing! You are amazing, Heidi!

    • admin_laughingatthesky October 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

      So great to reconnect! You too are inspirational moving from your life as a lawyer to an accomplished artist. I can’t wait to see in in person. I hope you will continue to visit this site and join the conversations as you have much insight to share.

  22. Heidi, when I met you a few years back, I never would have guessed you had such a troubled youth! You are truely one of the warmest and friendliest people I have ever met and your enthousiasm and courage are inspiring. Best of luck with the book!

    • admin_laughingatthesky November 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Thanks so much. I believe many if not most of the people we meet have stories and challenges that they may or may not share. I remember a short video clip of this man and his two kids on a train. The kids were a bit wild and the man wasn’t paying attention. Another train rider criticized him he apologized sincerely and then a minute later mentioned that their mother had died the day before. It was powerful for me anyway. I’ve been mostly silent since 11 but it’s now time to come out with the story as I hope it can inspire or at least make some women feel less alone. And you Hermien are a wise sister traveler! So glad you journeyed into my life! I hope you will return.

  23. Hello fellow author. It’s so nice to get to know you better through your blog, although it saddens me that you have gone through such hell. I can imagine sailing around the world, can cleanse the past and help heal. I will be happy to follow your blog, and if you ever have the time, would be delighted to see you visit mine as well. Waving to you from Bavaria, Germany.

    • admin_laughingatthesky November 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Hello hello traveling sister. I am so glad you found my blog and I yours. I was writing about transcendence this morning, rising above that which so many struggle through or have achieved. Anyway, I sense a kindred spirit. Please let me know if you’re driving through Provence. Waving back with a smile from Lourmarin.

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