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Awakening in the Northwest Territories: One Man's Search for Fulfilment #2019

Awakening in the Northwest Territories One Man s Search for Fulfilment Book in the Boomers Adventures trilogy Awakening in the Northwest Territories is an autobiography the core of which is about the unusual life experience of a Boomer who discontented with the pass

  • Title: Awakening in the Northwest Territories: One Man's Search for Fulfilment
  • Author: AlastairHenry
  • ISBN: 9781460221990
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • Awakening in the Northwest Territories: One Man's Search for Fulfilment By AlastairHenry, Book 1 in the Boomers Adventures trilogy Awakening in the Northwest Territories is an autobiography, the core of which is about the unusual life experience of a Boomer, who, discontented with the passivity of an early retirement, went to live and work with a small native band 300 people in a remote location in Canada s far north Cultural differences and a challengingBook 1 in the Boomers Adventures trilogy Awakening in the Northwest Territories is an autobiography, the core of which is about the unusual life experience of a Boomer, who, discontented with the passivity of an early retirement, went to live and work with a small native band 300 people in a remote location in Canada s far north Cultural differences and a challenging environment caused a paradigm shift in his spirituality and life philosophy His awakenings lessons learned are summarized at the end of the book When he left the north, he changed his life s direction and went to less developed countries in Asia and Africa to work as a volunteer with local NGOs.It is an engrossing, thought provoking read, yet light and humorous, full of intrigue and adventure with richly detailed accounts of the dene culture and their traditions, life views and challenges.

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    1. The title says it all Just noting the number of pages in each chapter, the reader will observe that this book is about his adventures in the frozen far north The early chapters about his repressed childhood, move to Canada, marriage, children, divorce, and business career are rapidly summarized as the prelude the real passion of his two years with the Dene He describes all of those adventures, frustrations, and experiences in great detail thus emphasizing their impact upon his life His subsequen [...]

    2. Thanks for writing this excellent and absorbing book, Mr HenryThis is an excellent memoir written in a plain language I wish I could get my hands on books like these This is exactly how memoirs should be written Thankfully there are not too many idle philosophical musings which would have bored me to death Rather this book is realistic and full of action from start to finish.The opening chapters of the book describe a seemingly timid Henry for whom even a mere dream is enough to leave him with [...]

    3. This is an inspiring memoir of one man s search for fulfillment in an unusual and inhospitable place The author, Alaster Henry, suffered from low self esteem as a youngster growing up England in the 50 s and 60 s He followed his pregnant girlfriend to Canada, married her, and climbed the corporate ladder a mid life crisis at age 40 made him feel there was something missing in his life Leaving behind family, creature comforts and corporate success, Al searched for adventure and found it by travel [...]

    4. This is an inspiring memoir of one man s search for fulfillment in an unusual and inhospitable place The author, Alaster Henry, suffered from low self esteem as a youngster growing up England in the 50 s and 60 s Leaving behind family, creature comforts and corporate success, Henry searched for adventure and found it by traveling to the frozen tundra of Canada s Northern Territories where worked and lived among the Dene, an aboriginal people Henry s writing is clear and, at times, eloquent In de [...]

    5. I was pleasantly surprised by this memoir It was a page turner and speaks to all man.In it we follow the fortunes of a man from an underprivileged background and with a repressive mother who has very little confidence, but manages to overcome it Determined to better his family s life and his own , he studies while working at a job, and he then scales the ladder of the commercial world.However, approaching fifty, having gone through a divorce and feeling somewhat disillusioned with his life, he g [...]

    6. A man searches for fulfillment in life by moving to a rugged area of Canada His struggles there and his time with others allowed him to find the depth of meaning in like therefor the title, awakening It is sad to think that he wasted his life before finding fulfillment, but he felt fulfilled throughout his life while he was living it, he was just finding value in the wrong things Better late than never, though, because when he finds what he is looking for, it changes his life It is like the old [...]

    7. I m not part of this book s target audience Boomers so I admit to having some initial reservations was I gonna get anything out of this book or was it going to be a boring read but those were all dispelled within the first few pages Awakening In The Northwest Territories follows one man s life from growing up in a strict English household to his move to Canada to his retirement to his subsequent search for fulfillment It s an engrossing read, you will learn a lot about the Dene culture he takes [...]

    8. Alastair Henry lived the life of an ordinary husband, dad and corporate man for many years After being divorced for about ten years he meets a woman and they purchase a 50 acre property which keeps them busy for a while learning the ropes of farming He buys and loses a business and the author decides to retire early at 57 Retirement brought on introspection and Al had the disquieting thoughts of is this it He decides to move to a remote area in Northern Canada called Lutsel K e, a community of a [...]

    9. I found Alastair Henry s memoirs to be both eloquently described, motivational and inspiring This book is certainly worth a read and comes highly recommended.Alastair was destined to travel and discover new challenges throughout his life This memoir is a tale of a man s struggle to find happiness and spiritual peace This tale begins in Bolton, Lancashire and follows his life s journey to the far northern reaches of the Northwest Territories at Lutsel K e not far from Yellowknife where he became [...]

    10. Awakening in the Northwest Territories one man s search for fulfillment, by Alastair Henry is the story of life None of the things we place the most value on are really that important or satisfying in the end.The author tells the story of a life that reaches from the coast of France to the Arctic circle, and touches not just on the passage of time but also the differences in cultures With so much information it s perhaps understandable that the author was unable to deliver in all aspects Like li [...]

    11. This book was a true awakening for me I enjoyed following Alastair s journey to Lutsel K From the pictures of the town you would expect a boring account That is far from what you get It was delightful reading and has had me thinking ever since Is there to life I have a new set of glasses from which to view the world.

    12. Al lost his stated intention of writing with the hope his grandchildren and their grandchildren would know him better.This seemed to be a how to book about supervisory duties of occupations for people in conflict from past parental upbringing skills.

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