Deborah C. McNamara is a writer, sustainability educator and activist, and mother of three young boys in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author ofThe Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting, which was a finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world's largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.
She studied Philosophy, Political Science and Environmental Policy at Boston University, and Environmental Leadership at Naropa University, where she also served as an adjunct faculty member. Over the past twenty years, Deborah has devoted her career to working with organizations and initiatives dedicated to catalyzing positive personal and societal transformation. She is also a certified yoga teacher, having taught workshops and classes on and off since 2004. Her writing has appeared in Art*full Mother Magazine and Abroad View Magazine.
The Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting is an award-winning book of honest, poignant reflections following the journey of growth and transformation of one mother as she navigates the early years of parenting her three young sons. What she finds is that the daily responsibilities and challenges of motherhood can also be a profound spiritual journey and that there are lessons to be learned and invitations to grow at every turn.
A testimony to how motherhood can spark deep insight, this book points to the ways that our children, and the process of mothering them, can teach us some of the greatest lessons of life: how to love more deeply, how to be more present, and how to find compassion in the rough spaces.