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ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-7361506-0-3
Unafraid to ‘rock the boat,’ this sailor-turned-author drops her truth bombs—like an anchor. Here’s your chance to live vicariously through one woman's journey of finding her voice, taking control of her health, and discovering her passions, strength and capacity for love and forgiveness.
Join Carole as she moves onto a boat, adapts to a new lifestyle, learns hard ‘beginner’ lessons, sails the breathtaking ocean, survives gale storms, and navigates life for 20 years in a meager 41 feet of living space with an unconventional husband and, of course, a dog.
S.A.I.L. Above the Clouds weaves big emotions, humorous impasses, and motivating results through topics such as overcoming major health concerns and chronic disease, tackling mental health, surviving the doldrums of a 30-year marriage, discovering life’s purpose, and learning when you’re the crab’s dinner, or receiving a naked spank from Mother Nature.
How to SIMPLIFY Your Life is the first of a four-book series where each book represents a unique aspect from the author’s signature program S.A.I.L: Simplify, Align, Integrate, Let Go. Readers will benefit from tips and insights on how to simplify all aspects of their life while exploring different healing modalities, writing prompts, and exercises following each chapter.
It is packed with stories that will make readers laugh, cry, or cringe—all weaved into an interactive set of tools that invites you to dive deep into a journey of self-discovery and come out of it energized, enlightened, and inspired!
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Raise your sails and set course on an exciting and purpose-driven adventure!
"Your words are profound, beautifully written, and so pertinent to the current state of the society we call life. I am amazed and impressed with your writing. You have worked so hard to gain your knowledge, insight, and expertise…such that your thoughts and words are worthy of being read…by everyone. Bravo, Namaste." -Rene R., Ft Lauderdale
The goal is to get people unstuck, inspired, energized, connected with their bodies, pro-active towards healing their lives, engaged in reaching their goals, and realizing that they always have a choice.
This is a four-book series where each book represents a unique aspect (and letter) from the author’s signature program S.A.I.L: Simplify, Align, Integrate, Let Go.
Book 1: Simplify—stories and tips on simplifying home, diet, finances, career, goals, etc.
Book 2: Align—proves the importance of having all aspects of life align with the ultimate goal and vision.
Book 3: Integrate—shows how to use day to day life tools to support and manage success.
Book 4: Let Go—helps readers identify what hinders their success, to then allow the release of old habits, thoughts, and actions that no longer serve a positive purpose.
The books share a comprehensive list of subjects and explore different methods of healing modalities. Readers will benefit from insights, tips, writing prompts, and exercises that follow each chapter.
S.A.I.L. Above the Clouds is more than just stories; it is an invitation to journey into your heart and discover what inspires YOUR SOUL!
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5.0 out of 5 stars - Introspective Thought at Your Own Pace
"S.A.I.L Above the Clouds sails way beyond the literary category of “sailing” or “self-help”. The author opens your mind to YOUR life challenges and possibilities as she takes you on her journey in pursuing the same. The content and coaching direction of this book is not over generalized or “prescriptive”. An entertaining, authentic, relatable ride that provokes introspective thought at your own pace. Highly recommend. Quick read." -Jody. St. Andre
5.0 out of 5 stars - Great story, great book, a must read.
"I read this book in two days, couldn’t put it down. It is so well written and a great story. You will probably recognize yourself in some of the stories. It is a must read for every woman and probably most men. Written by a strong woman who takes life’s negatives turns them around and uses them to help others. Quite the life so far, Bravo."
- Danielle Boulay
5.0 out of 5 stars - Feeling isolated and frustrated due to Covid-19? This book can help!
"Carole molds her sailing adventures into life lessons with steps at the end of each chapter to help improve your life and mental health. Her sailing stories are timely in this Covid-19 world of self-isolation as there are many correlations between the isolation of sailing with a partner and being isolated in ones home. Read, learn, heal, enjoy!" - Chris Belloise
5.0 out of 5 stars - Every part of this book resonates!
"Oh boy! What a book for our times! Everything in it resonates with me. I have been on a path of self-discovery and self-growth for the last 6 years. What a time of learning and healing! And this book works right into that: I was so eager to do (and did) all the exercises because I have already learned what a boon this work on self-awareness can be. Also, my dream (that I'm working on with all my heart) is to become a cruiser - to travel, explore, and adventure by sailboat. Carole's book encompasses everything important to me. Thank you, and I can't wait for the next one! <3 " - Susan Crowe
5.0 out of 5 stars - A work of inspiration and knowledge
"This book was a joy to read. A series of short stories that convey the author's struggles and triumphs and leaves you with the realization that anything in life is possible if you listen to your heart and use your wits. Also included at the end of each chapter are words of wisdom and advice with tools to guide you to reach a better place of contentment. I especially liked the chapter on getting rid of material things, a personal ongoing struggle. Highly recommend. MAB" -Wizard
5.0 out of 5 stars - Discover yourself while reading this inspiring story!
"I own this incredible book and it is a game changer!!! If you want to simplify your life and do not know where to begin, get your hands on this book!!!! Carole has a beautiful way with words and it is helping me realize and appreciate what is important to me. I highly recommend this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Crystal Bilodeau
5.0 out of 5 stars - Light-Hearted Seriousness
"Using stories and humor, Carole shares with us her journey of growth. And because so we can relate to so many of her experiences (yup - been there done that, or something similar) she helps us sail through our own journey. The self-inquiry questions and suggested exercises at the end of each chapter encourage us to simplify areas of our own lives. The book REALLY needs to be read twice. Once for the sheer joy, entertainment and a second time to apply all the nuggets of wisdom. Can't wait to see what the second book, 'Align', has in store for us. - Jan T.
“If you had one year left in your life, how would your decisions be different … and why aren’t you making these decisions now?!?
Jump in this excellent conversation with Sail Junky Magazine where we dive deep into what is NOT in the book!
“A goal is a temporary destination and if it doesn’t suit your need anymore, you’re allowed to tack and go somewhere else. It’s OK. We have to let go of our attachment to reaching or accomplishing a goal when it loses its attraction or fulfillment.”
What does the acronym S.A.I.L. from my book title "S.A.I.L. Above the Clouds" mean?
Find out how it can help you live a happier life in this excellent Podcast with fabulous host Shauna Hoffman!
So grateful to have been invited on A Journey to Awareness to talk about how I started writing, and share some useful tips I learned along the way. It's an excellent Podcast if I do say so myself!
5.0 out of 5 stars - Great read for anyone who’s looking to be inspired!
"A great book, amazing content and fun to read! I love Carole’s inner light and enjoyed the personal stories. The lesson sessions have become a healing tool for me. I really appreciate her wisdom and insights as well as her guidance on positive actions, the tools and practical advice to improve and pursue the kind of change I’ve been working at to create a more enlightened life. I truly believe this book has a message for everyone. Neusa Melo
5.0 out of 5 stars - You will love this book :-)
“Keeping it simple: this book is easy and fun to read. That does not mean that the book is elemental, by any means. It simply means that you want to turn the page. You want to know what happens next - in the story, in the growth of the author, in the lessons offered. And if you make it so - in your own growth.
Some of you may want to buy this book because you are a sailor, even a liveaboard sailor, others because of the great information on candida and gut health, and still others for the life lessons, the spiritual growth it offers. No matter what draws you to the book, you will enjoy it - each page. And isn't that why we read.
Confession: I have not completed, or even read, the lessons section at the end of each chapter. And that's Ok. I am still gleaning loads of entertainment, inspiration and thought-provoking questions, from this author's amazing storytelling (true stories) and insight into her own growth.
I will go back and read each chapter again (yes, it's that good :-)) and complete the lessons, questions and actions. In fact, I gifted this book to a friend and we are going to do this together ... read a chapter, complete the activities offered on our own, and then come together to share and discuss.
This book has a place on my nightstand now. As the years go by, no doubt, the pages will become tattered, as I jump into this page, or that, rereading some of those lines and passages that resonate with me. There will be writing on the blank pages provided at the end, and writing throughout, in the margins. You know, one of those, well-loved books.
And to think there are three more in the series? I better get a bigger nightstand :-)." - Verified Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars - Humor, truth, and lessons, oh my!
"Relatable and inspirational—this book made me want to keep reading! I already want to reread it and take more time to do the exercises at the end of each chapter. What a life of adventure, trials and tribulations these folks went through. I especially appreciate her ability to find a positive lesson in it all. Oh, and the humor, honesty, and transparency were so refreshing. I found myself smiling a lot while reading...I loved it!" -Kris P.
5.0 out of 5 stars - Inspirational and uplifting!
"I couldn't put this down! I found it inspirational, and when I sat down and did the writing prompts, my mood shifted. I've been simplifying my life, and this book is part of that journey. Very positive and uplifting. Would make a great gift." - - Sheryl Miter
5.0 out of 5 stars - An absolutely great read, you will not want to stop reading it.
"I love this book it is funny at times heartwarming. It’s about life and how to make it better. I cannot wait for the next book to come out and read it, you will absolutely love reading this book." -Diane Simone
5.0 out of 5 stars - Messages of simplicity and inner growth.
"This book seemed to come into my life at just the right time. The messages of simplicity and self-help exercises at the end of each delightfully addicting chapter, was just what I needed. As I venture into a new and unknown part of myself at 54. Thank you Carole for your honesty and openness into your private life. I laughed and cried openly. Looking forward to your next novella." -Kym P.
On this Podcast, Carole shares part of her 20-YEAR journey living on a sailboat, and helpful tips on how to pivot quickly from change, develop your intuition, and lead a purposeful life.
"This show was so fun to do - Carole Fontaine was such a joy and full of wisdom! Here is just a quick sneak "listen" to what's in store on Episode 12 of Season 2 of the Uncharted Entrepreneurs. Grab your favorite beverage and pull up a seat - you'll want to take the time to hear this entire conversation with Carole - author of “SAIL Above the Clouds—How to Simplify your Life". I also highly recommend you grab the book off of Amazon today!!
Hear the entire conversation with Carole using the link below or find the Uncharted Entrepreneurs Podcast wherever you listen to your favorite shows!" - Sheri Miter
“Carole Fontaine is a genuine, loving and honest human being, passionate about helping others reach their full potential. I have taken some of her personal growth workshops and would encourage others to experience her life enriching classes... Carole inspires people to take their lives to the next level… A gifted transformational coach! She has the potential to change lives!” – Eve Gordon
"This was an incredible experience. Gather your friends and invite Carole to facilitate her workshop. You will all love it. I promise! Phenomenal experience." – Marianne A.
"Thank you Carole for such an inspiring meditative writing class last night! Going to start journaling again every day! I was pleased the first thing I wanted to do upon awaking was write and the Joy I distinguished last night about hearing myself as I write is so cool. It feels like I am in a movie of my life as I write and I love it. New things have sprouted and I am very pleased with the process. I already see the impact - finally just wrote the text a flyer at work that I was postponing for weeks. It flowed. Very excited!" -Bonni
"Carole, your message came at such a beautiful time. Thank you. I saw a lot of myself in you, in the strong, and in the ugly. You allowed me to open up to see the parts of me I had shut down, and to fall in love with myself again. When you stood up in front of us, and spoke about your voice and your husband, I thought about my mom, and my comfort in victimhood. I felt your strength. I was so impressed. That day, I remembered how I knew I was born to do something big, and my legacy was going to be larger than life. You are my reminder of power." –Patty S.
“Thank you for a wonderful workshop! You taught a powerful technique. Had interesting dreams that night after the workshop. Fears I've been pushing aside came to the surface, and I've been sitting with them and facing their message this week. I've been blogging for several years… The feelings that came up in the workshop last week were directly related to my frustration about not having as much time to write.” -Marian W.
"Dear Carole, Your words today are profound, beautifully written, and so pertinent to the current state of the society we call life. I am amazed and impressed with your writing. You have worked so hard to gain your knowledge, insight, and expertise…such that your thoughts and words are worthy of being read…by everyone. Bravo, my dear old friend. I am so happy to know you. Namaste." - Renee
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