Light Beams

A Workbook for Being Your Badass Self

An interactive journal that inspires us to choose a path of kindness and love in every moment, from singer-songwriter and poet Valerie June.

How do we wake up and shine like a badass in a world full of heaviness and darkness? How do we find the joy in the compost of the bullsh*t that we face everyday in this world? Building upon the themes of mindfulness and authentic connection with others and the world around us present in her debut poetry collection, Maps for the Modern World, Light Beams uses contracts and agreements, self-healing wishes and spells, and maps and prescriptions in exercises that guide readers deeper on their journey of self-love. Each of the instructive prompts is a recipe for cultivating more harmony, healing, and balance within yourself and the planet. These inspiring words and exercises encourage us to become more attuned with nature and to align our inner shine with the cycles of the sun and the moon. 

About the Author

Valerie June Hockett is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Tennessee. She’s been hailed by The New York Times as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents.” She has recorded three critically acclaimed, best-selling solo albums and has also written songs for legendary artists such as Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama. She is also the author of the children's book, Somebody to Love: The Story of Valerie June's Sweet Little Baby Banjolele, published by Jack White’s Third Man Books. When she’s not touring, she splits her time between Tennessee and New York.

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