Keep Your Fork: Something Sweet Is Coming is an inspiring and motivating guide for anyone experiencing a challenge, whether it’s addiction, cancer, sexuality, depression, long-term readjustments from the global pandemic, or trauma. Chapter by chapter, Bill Kavanagh offers concrete help using his personal experiences and professional training to lead readers in examining their past, present, and future through exercises, writing prompts, and meditations.There is always light, always hope, and always love. If you are currently struggling with a challenge in your life, keep your fork. Something in this book will lead you to a sweet dessert.
The reviews are in…
"Words like special, distinguished, and extraordinary are powerful, but even those words don't reflect the impact that Bill Kavanagh has had on this world. He has shown through his own life obstacles what perseverance, heart, and, most importantly, attitude can achieve. But the most remarkable aspect of Bill is his ability to reach and care for others. He is truly one of a kind: a mythical human that can inspire, connect, and challenge people. Getting to work with him has truly been a wonderful experience, but being able to take his words in a book with me is a true gift. Bill's words hold power, and his clinical skills are applicable to all people trying to navigate this world. I will be first in line to buy this book and more importantly would love to share it with others. This is where he makes his biggest impact."
-Dr. Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, Director, Outpatient Services, Betty Ford Center
"You would be lucky to know Bill, but if you don't, read his book! He is extraordinary, with a persona that exudes rare authenticity, kindness, and joie de vivre derived from a remarkable, almost unbelievable life journey. Bridging myriad subcultures ranging from the rural Midwest to the South to the West Coast, from the warm embrace of a large, close-knit extended family to the chilly outlands of addiction and chronic disease, from the paternalistic ways of the past to the more inclusive milieu of today, he unites impactful life experiences into a profoundly singular life story revealing unmined dimensions of our shared humanity. His is a story that grips us, releases us with empathy and humor, and ultimately changes our outlook on others."
-Eileen Monnin-Kirby, Senior Resource Management Consultant, The World Bank
"As a colleague of Bill's for many years, I know that he is a kind, compassionate, and forthright clinician. He also possesses the kind of wit that redirects stale perspective, which is always the sign of a great teacher. A conversation with Bill is an adventure, and I have been lucky to have had many of them. Now, through this book, everyone will get to sit down with Bill and learn from a man who has been through life-threatening challenges and has gleaned from them not only wisdom but joy. How lucky are we to be able to benefit from his experience!"
-Julia Forth, Author, Speaker, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Support Community
Bill Kavanagh is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Southern California. Prior to becoming a mental health professional, Bill spent his career writing scripts for major events, including several awards shows, Olympic Ceremonies, and the Walt Disney Company. He received his master's in clinical psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles after battling stage IV cancer. As a writer for Psychology Today, he addresses ideas that can transform trauma into happiness.
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