Friday, September 11, 2015

Book Review: With New Eyes by Heidi Siefkas

With New Eyes
The Power of Perspective
By Heidi Siefkas
Genre: Biography & Autobiography / Self-Help
Publication Date: September 2015

Heidi Siefkas lost her health, her career, and her marriage after she was struck by a one thousand-pound tree branch. While she made great strides in her physical and emotional recovery in the months that followed—an arduous process that she chronicled in When All Balls Drop—Heidi wasn’t content to merely survive her setbacks. The time was right to build a new life. One she could live on her own terms.

But what would a redesigned life look like? In her quest for answers, Heidi returned to her childhood home in Wisconsin, dove into the South Florida dating scene, revisited old flames in New England, sold her first home, jumped out of a plane, and traveled alone to South America. Every leg of her journey provided a healthy dose of perspective.

With New Eyes is full of mishaps and bold decisions, all seasoned with sassy humor. Through her signature down-to-earth vignettes, Heidi inspires you to conquer your fears, head for adventure, and be the captain of your own ship.

My Review

Heidi Siefkas wrote a memoir called When All Balls Drop and it was about a tree accident that broke her neck and the crummy things that followed. In this memoir, With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective, Heidi guides us through her new adventures and her decision to get back to dating. I really like that while this memoir is inspirational, Heidi shares the bad stuff, too. This is crucial because it shows the large part that perspective plays in our life.

I give it to Heidi, the adventure bug has bitten and she has made a habit to travel and experience the world around her. She takes chances and has went out with a variety of men from different walks of life. She goes back to her roots and connects with her tribe. Heidi is determined to keep looking up.

Author Bio 

Heidi Siefkas is an author and adventurer. Originally from small-town Wisconsin, she lives in Kauai and also calls the Midwest and South Florida home. Heidi is currently writing her third book, Cubicle to Cuba, which features a humorous collection of stories about her travels to Cuba, Peru, New Zealand, Italy, and other far-flung places.

Heidi invites you to share photos on social media that show where you are enjoying With New Eyes (#withneweyes). You can connect with Heidi at, Facebook (, and Twitter (

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