When diagnosed with a serious illness, Jacqui Martin considers it a temporary derailment. She tricks herself into believing she can put her life back on track by traveling back in time and stopping at every crossroad to look around and when she identified her erroneous path, she would correct it and move seamlessly on through her life. It would be neat and tidy. She revisits the joyous memories as well as the daunting and traumatic events of her past, only to realize they are holding her back. With a compassionate and heartfelt goal to help others, Traveling Sunwise tells the story of how the author crossed the barriers that prevented her from achieving a happier and more peaceful and fulfilling life. A personal account of suffering and redemption, the book is about healing and becoming whole. It's a revelation of how Martin found an abundance of support in the form of life lessons while traveling the globe, by embracing eastern traditions to understand deeper healing, and through spiritual opening, which softened her pain and eased her suffering. We discover that she accepted the beauty of nature as her teacher, learned about sacred ceremony and tradition in other faiths, and that she symbolically died in order to come back to life. Traveling Sunwise is about diving for the pearls in our lives, and when we find them, we are told to try and make sense of how they made us who we are.