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Nancy G. Shapiro

Using real-life stories, scientific concepts and awareness tools,The Book of Calm challenges the constraints of inevitable change and turbulent events with a dynamic stance of clarity, compassion, and choice.

Transitions expert Nancy G. Shapiro moves gracefully and deliberately through subjects as diverse as welcoming paradox, fierce self-care, power and conversation, and the difficult task of connecting with others when faced with our thousand-fold differences ― providing convincing evidence that people stuck in fear or indecision can experience profound insights, break harmful habits, and move into their own wisdom by letting go of old beliefs.


Inspiring and compelling, The Book of Calm supports readers in transforming habitual patterns within thoughts, language, and behaviors, and to reimagine and renew their lives and their place in the world ― one person, one family, one community at a time.

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Here is a book as necessary for today as breath. Shapiro is a great storyteller, and she guides us out

of the dark woods of fear, self-doubt, and powerlessness and into the calm within chaos —

huge subjects that she masters in a personal way so the reader can definitely say, ‘I can do it.’


Perie Longo, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate and author of Baggage Claim


In "The Book of Calm", Nancy G. Shapiro elegantly interweaves her own lived experience

with the hard-won wisdom of growth and transformation. Within these pages, readers will find

abundant offerings of depth and grace, shared in a tapestry of meaningful stories, insights, and images.

I am grateful for the generosity of this book, and its quiet yet unmistakable call to nurture my own soul. 

— Elizabeth Rosner, author of SURVIVOR CAFÉ: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. 


"The Book of Calm" is like sitting with your dearest friend, tea in hand, feeling heard, held, and lifted.

With practical tools, inspirational wisdom, and evocative storytelling, Nancy deftly guides you through

the unpredictable thickets of turbulent living and into the clear, refreshing wellspring of calm.

Stephanie Bennett Vogt, founder of SpaceClear and author of Your Spacious Self and A Year to Clear


"The Book of Calm" delivers exactly what it promises. Keep this book by your bedside –

it’s a comforting, calming meditation just to read it!  


– Susan Page, Director, San Miguel Writer’s Conference & Literary Festival


Nancy pours her heart onto the page with creativity and power.

You will be amazed how the energy and potency of her words move you. 


– Dr. Vivian A. Feintech, MFT, DMin


This personal narrative is anchored by stories and practices that lay a path from turbulence and anxiety,

to an enduring state of calm. Having known Nancy for decades and witnessed her prodigious evolution, the effectiveness of her poetic call to step into a more tranquil, centered self is clear.

Martin Keogh, educator, author, and editor of Hope Beneath Our Feet



Nancy G. Shapiro advocates calm as a Professional Certified Coach, author, blogger, and workshop leader.


Her expertise is supporting people through the inevitable shifts of personal and professional transitions, while celebrating their resiliency, spirit, and wisdom.


Nancy lives with her husband in Tucson, Arizona.

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