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STRIDING GIANT IS A TRUE TALE OF A SCIENTIST TURNED STORYTELLER
After quitting her job as a federal analyst, thanks to a health crisis triggered by dread for her career, Mary-Elizabeth Harmon tapped her retirement savings to figure out a better way to live. By the time her money ran out, she was just as confused about what to do next as when she started. With no income and her condominium on the auction block, Mary-Elizabeth needed somewhere to land to get back on her feet.
In the same conversational style as Awakening Giant, Striding Giant tells a tale just as charming and insightful about Mary-Elizabeth’s adventure to find herself, fitting work and a place to call home, the winding route it took, and her trip ups along the way before finally hitting her stride.
Join Mary-Elizabeth on the continuation of her journey…it just might help you see things differently and form a vision of the future that calls you forward, the way it did for her.
I highly recommend it to people who are searching for a way to find meaningful work that feeds the soul. Mimi speaks from experience and uses honesty and humor to drive her point home…. I was so inspired by her story that I ordered two more copies for friends!
I couldn’t put it down, but by 11 PM my eyes were saying ENUF! I slept well and had good thought-provoking dreams about life…instead of my usual horrible nightmares about work!
The author combines a great blend of intelligence and humor keeping me interested and asking, what happens next. From her life in Africa to returning to the states, this book was full of surprises…
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Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Harmon, aka Miss Biz, is a scientist turned storyteller on a mission to help people live great-feeling lives.
A graduate of MIT and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Mary-Elizabeth embraced her childhood love of telling tales (truthful ones) to overcome a health crisis triggered by a stifling career. Her first book, “AWAKENING GIANT: An Over-Thinker Finds a Better-Feeling Life,” is a story about trusting intuition for creating wellbeing in one’s worklife and life at large. Her upcoming book, "STRIDING GIANT: A Former Over-Thinking Scientist Finds Her Footing in a Wobbly World," expands on that theme and the power of imagination.
After leaving the laboratory as an HIV researcher, Mary-Elizabeth did a stint as a staff scientist at Greenpeace before joining the federal ranks as a fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later as an analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. In the latter role, she evaluated programs and wrote data-driven stories (i.e., reports) for Congress, including a compelling account of healthcare fraud that prompted regulatory changes and several indictments.
With Capitol Hill in her peripheral vision, Mary-Elizabeth is now combining her love of storytelling with wisdom she gained from her past experiences—including those she thought wasted her time and talents—to build a family of small business marketing and public service advertising companies, intended to promote prosperity for all by promoting social change entrepreneurs and organizations, particularly in food, fashion, and health and wealth creation.
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