“Sheryl’s work was indispensable in helping me soothe and address my fears and anxieties around my engagement and approaching wedding day. Without her guidance, wisdom, and assurances, my overwhelm may have clouded what turned out to be one of the calmest and most incredible days of my life”
– Alanis Morissette
“The Conscious Bride is an important guide through one of life’s most vulnerable and exciting times. Sheryl casts new light on an old subject, making clear that the natural wisdom in a woman’s own heart is the best bridal consultant she could possibly have.”
– Marianne Williamson, best-selling author of A Woman’s Worth and A Return to Love
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-Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“Sheryl Paul has written a splendid workbook that leads brides, step by step, through a sane, healthy preparation, not just for the wedding, but for everyday thereafter. The exercises and explanations are clear, practical, fun, and powerful. Anyone who ever wanted a wise aunt, or even fairy godmother, should grab this book.”
-Terence Real, author of How Can I Get Through To You?
It was supposed to be one of the happiest — if not the happiest — day of her life, and yet, as her wedding day approached, the bride-to-be was anxious.
Not about the color of the orchids, the string quartet or other trivial details. Ann (not her real name), a 27-year-old magazine editor from San Francisco, was confused, scared and oddly enough, almost angry about the idea of getting married.
After years of constant neglect in favor of its more useful counterpart, my left hand has come into its own. Sure, the right does the writing and dials the phone, but lately, as it performs these mundane tasks, my left hand has been basking in my admiring gaze. The left hand is wearing THE RING. You know, the one every girl dreams about — or at least I did. My boyfriend of three years, the man whom I love, proposed on New Year’s Day. And I said yes. I was elated, excited, and as the gravity of the situation began to sink in, more than a little confused. I had wanted this — I knew it was right — why did I feel so weird?
That is how I found myself bawling in a Borders parking lot on a Thursday night, the evening after my engagement began.