Knowing Acts by Heidi Love, art by Linden O’Ryan

A calming practice workbook for emotional balance.

This inspiring book is a touchstone, a safe harbor to return to again and again as we navigate the courageous journey toward healing.” Anne Hallward MD, Executive Director Safe Space Radio. Harvard Medical School (former faculty), Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Tufts University Medical School.

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Knowing Acts—Engage in Healing

Knowing Acts—Engage in Healing is a calming practice workbook for emotional balance. Filled with beautiful healing illustrations, it offers engaging ways to defuse sadness, grief, anger, and feelings of panic, numbness, or loss. It includes thirty, pleasant-to-use exercises with music, art, mindfulness, haiku, and more. There are also selections of brave books, websites, personal anecdotes, and free resources.

Thoroughly reviewed and endorsed by trauma experts, it is hailed as a lifesaving resource. If you or someone you know is suffering from overwhelming feelings, Knowing Acts presents a positive new approach for personal healing journeys.  

NOW AVAILABLE  at IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or order at your local bookstore. And if you like it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Free downloads of sample acts are now available on my new website.  There are also free sample playlists, haiku, and more.

I would love to hear from you. Do you have ways that bring you calm or brave books and resources to share. Please join the conversation below. 

Singular acts of compassion can have profound impacts on generations. You never know whom you might inspire or where it might lead.

PS I wrote this book during my five-year, 12,000 nautical-mile sail to the Bay of Virgins in French Polynesia—my lifelong dream. When I started the sail I had PTSD at sea when I was really afraid. By developing this calming practice I was able to short-circuit my PTSD. I found it lifesaving. I am now sharing it with survivors. If you would like to give a give a free book to a survivor who calls a helpline please check out this program. Heartfelt Thanks!


  1. Excited to hear about your new book, Heidi! Congratulations. I ordered your book and look forward to receiving it. Your five-year sailing adventure is amazing, too!

    • Thanks so much Cindy! Every purchase helps survivors. And, I was excited to read you may have moved a bit closer—is that true?! Would love to meet one day. Please let me know if you visit Maine or speak in greater Boston. with love, Heidi

  2. Congrats on this great accomplishment! It’s quite admirable of you to help others after suffering such trauma yourself.

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