April 15, 2014
Who is Katherine Woodward Thomas?
I bet you don’t know, and if you do, you didn’t until a couple of weeks ago when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (but really, mostly Gwyneth) almost broke the Internet with their breakup. I mean, I had my hardcore reggae and hip hop loving, wouldn’t know Gwyneth if she were twerking in the living room wearing a t-shirt that said “Hi, I’m Gwyneth Paltrow” crew asking me what I thought about her split breakup divorce Conscious Uncoupling from that “Coldplay guy”.
Frankly I didn’t and don’t care but lots of people did and do. And that’s kind of wear Katherine Woodward Thomas comes in. See, Ms. Thomas is, among other things a psychotherapist, co-creator of the Feminine Power transformative courses for women and a leading proponent of The Art of Consciously Uncoupling a concept that made Gwyneth the object of much scorn and derision but is actually a seminar that helps those suffering from breakup pain “truly heal those wounds, move forward with…life and, believe it or not find love again.” She’s also the bestselling author of Calling In The One: 7 Weeks To Attract Your Soulmate, a book and course that promises to help you find true love by teaching “how to clear away the internal obstacles to love, and how to use the Law of Attraction to “call in” the relationship of your dreams”.
Now, I’m not a soulmate kind of dude, nor am I looking to clear way any internal obstacles but I know lots of people are so I decided to review this book in my own special way; I enlisted the help of my friend Suzie, a cute and bubbly ball of energy who believes in love the way I believe in the restorative powers sex with a friend or a well executed one-night stand. Suzie bought the book. Intended to read it. And graciously agreed to let me interview her and report on her progress.
So once a week, for seven weeks, we’ll follow Suzie on her path towards finding the relationship of her dreams. For week one, a brief introductory interview:
What is your current status, dating & relationship wise?
Very, very single.
What prompted you to order this book?
Because I don’t want to become bitter and I want to live a life openly. And maybe be a little more vulnerably.
How did you hear about this book?
I found it because I was intrigued by the conscious uncoupling Gwyneth Paltrow was talking about, and because I agree with it. I know a lot of people make fun of it but I think it’s a pretty cool concept…about breaking up without anger and bitterness and hatred. And I thought it was responsible so I looked up who came up with that idea and this woman wrote this book.
Ultimately what is it you’d like to achieve?
To meet someone, and actually I think I had this book on a book list years and years ago and I never bought it. When I started reading it I was like “this is really familiar” and I realized that I’d listened to a podcast years ago with this woman and I didn’t buy it because I thought it sounded cheesy; the title of the book sounded really cheesy but now…I don’t care.