Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life

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Undone is author Michele Cushatt’s quest to make peace with a complicated life. It is an honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be.

With enough humor to ease the rawness of the story, Undone takes the reader on a roller coaster two-year journey through the unexpectedness of life. A look back makes Michele long for a do-over, the chance to make fewer mistakes and leave less of a mess to clean up. A look forward makes Michele wonder if all her attempts to control life have robbed her of the vibrancy of it. And, in the middle of this internal chaos, she finds her once-pristine house filled with the sights and sounds of three small, uncontainable children who just want to be loved.

In the end, Undone turns complication into a beautiful canvas, angst into joy, and the unknown into an adventure, revealing that sometimes life’s most colorful and courageous stories are written right in the middle of the mess.

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If your life is everything you dreamed it to be, this book isn't for you. Just move along; you won't hurt my feelings.
 
However, if you've ever known what it's like to have a dream unravel, a hope or desire remain unfulfilled, regardless of how long and hard you've wished and prayed otherwise, then Undone isn't just my story.
 
It's your story.
 
Life seldom turns out like we imagine. Oh, we try to make it everything we've dreamed it to be. We work oh-so-hard on our marriages. We exercise, eat right and care for our health. We parent with feverish desperation. We read books, go to conferences, take notes and then try a bit harder. But regardless of our efforts, sometimes the unthinkable happens.
 
A marriage disintegrates. A child run aways from home. A doctor calls with bad news. A church splits right down the middle. In the span of seconds, ordinary life turns upside down. And everything you thought you knew and loved about your life is gone, evaporated in front of your eyes.
 
What you're left with resembles nothing of the life you dreamed. It's messy, uncomfortable, and just plain hard. Painful, even. And no matter what you do, no matter how many times you pick yourself back up again and try to fix it, the life you dream about remains out of reach.
 
So if you're at the end of your hope, if you wake up and wonder how in the world you can go on with this unexpected life you've been given, if you're tired of fear and desperate for a drowning of peace, pull up a chair, my friend. You're not alone.
 
And, believe it or not, undone is beautiful.

About the Author:

A storyteller at heart, Michele Cushatt inspires audiences with the warmth of her transparency and presence. Her unique style makes you feel like you just spent an afternoon with a good friend, sparking tears one moment and laughter the next. Having experienced both the best and worst of life, she's unafraid to disclose her imperfect spaces, so that you know you're not alone in yours.

As an experienced keynote speaker and emcee, Michele's speaking experience covers the United States and includes Compassion International, Women of FaithFocus on the FamilyProverbs 31 She SpeaksHearts-at-Home, women's and writer's conferences, business and church events as well as various radio, video and audio recording projects. In 2014, she joined Michael Hyatt as the cohost on his popular This is Your Life podcast. In addition, she and Michael produced Get Published, a 21-session audio program for aspiring writers. In 2013, Michele joined the Compassion International team as one of their spotlighted speakers and advocates for child sponsorship.

Since 2007, Michele has been on staff with Dynamic Communicators International, led by Ken Davis. She fills multiple roles at these events including emcee, presenter and coach. With a solid understanding of what makes for excellent communication, Michele has coached multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.

When she isn't working on her books, Michele writes feature articles, blog posts, stories and devotional meditations for numerous publications including MOPS InternationalToday's Christian WomanFullfill MagazineHearts-at-HomeUpper Room, David C. Cook's Quiet Hour, Standard Publishing'sDevotions, and multiple compilation books including five titles in the Chicken Soup
 series.

Michele and the love of her life, Troy, live in Colorado with their six children, ages 7 to 22. She enjoys a good novel, a long run, sleeping in the sun, and a kitchen table filled with people.

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