[MOBI] è When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything | BY ☆ Heidi Siefkas
Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PMBy Heidi Siefkas

Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all until a tree limb in New York s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped She lost her independence She lost her career She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating liesHeidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all until a tree limb in New York s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped She lost her independence She lost her career She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband s double life.She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.Through down to earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it s possible to look up in spite of pain, deceit, and loss Heidi s memoir rich with hope and humor inspires anyone who s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life altering events.
  • Title: When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything
  • Author: Heidi Siefkas
  • ISBN: 9781627871211
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback

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Meghan Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Heidi had a life she was very happy with she traveled around the world with her job, and was happily married to a man that she was deeply in love with Things were going perfectly, until the day that she found out not everything in her life was as it seemed and, when heading out the door to go for a walk to calm herself and get her mind straight, a branch from a tree fell on top of her The results a severe head injury and a broken neck The next thing she remembers is waking up in a hospital, a co [...]
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Dusti Dasilva Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
This book was refreshing When I first was asked to review it, I admit I was a little hesitant, as this isn t my type of book But once I started reading I couldn t put it down I found so many similarities in this book with my life like my husband is Brazilian, a well known chef here where we live, his mother hates me not because of my religion but because I m American we will get to that later I have many Brazilian friends who say they would never marry a Brazilian man, so when I hit that chapter [...]
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Sage Adderley-Knox Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
It feels a bit twisted to say how much you loved a memoir written by a woman who shares her tragic story of breaking her neck and ending her marriage, but it was truly an inspirational story Heidi Siefkas writes about a gigantic tree limb that fell on her head resulting in a broken neck and facial injuries Prior to the accident she had come across evidence of her husband cheating on her for over a year.This memoir is about Heidi s recovery in all the ways you can imagine physical, mental, and sp [...]
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Majanka Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Book Review originally pusbliehd here iheartreading book touIn short vignettes, Heidi Siefkas tells the story of how she turned from a happily married woman who seemingly had it all to a woman on the edge of despair, in When All Balls Drop After being struck down by a tree limb in the Hudon River Valley, she broke her neck She loses everything her career, her marriage.But she didn t give up She kept on fighting, not just for her physical health, but also her mental health She rebuilded herself f [...]
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Oh My Bookness Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
A inspirational memoir like no otherjust when everything is looking bleak, dark, and their is no coming back out of it there is to saya light at the end of the tunnel Every day someone is facing challenges in the streets, at home, personal and work, or just trying to get out of a tricky situation I find as a society with all are own problems going on we forget to appreciate those before us, with us, with you Heidi had to overcome some physical, mental, and downright personal obstacles For some i [...]
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Amanda Mitchell Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I happily received an autographed copy of When All Balls Drop by Heidi Siefkas after winning a GoodReads Giveaway last week Mostly the book is about her accident, dealing with her husband s infidelity, her recovery, and her experiences in those moments It isn t a philosophical book or a guide on how to recover, but a real story Human frailties are apparent and the book isn t sugar coated.I read it today in one sitting She s a fantastic writer and her story read as if you are sitting beside her T [...]
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Wisconsin Alumni Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Heidi Siefkas 99AuthorFrom On Wisconsin Magazine, Spring 2015 Five years ago, a tree limb weighing nearly one thousand pounds struck Heidi Siefkas 99 and broke her neck During her multi month recovery, she learned that her husband was leading a double life, and her employer forced her to resign The reflection period, dramatic perspective shift, and life changes that followed her loss of independence, marriage, and career produced a mantra called Looking up and a hopeful, humorous memoir called W [...]
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Else Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I found this book to be inspirational without all of the self help rhetoric many books have The witty vignettes had me reading on to see what would happen next, laughing out loud, and being able to relate to some of her situations, as I had back surgery in 2009 The best part of the book is the energy and attitude she conveys, she is upbeat and positive and chose to let these situations change her perspective and has created her own new path to freedom and enjoying life This is a great book and e [...]
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Bethany Higgins Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Talk about an amazing story that inspires others to reflect The author lost everything in a traumatic accident and fought back piece by piece This is what Eat,Pray,Love was for relationships, but When All Balls Drop deals with three big life factors all simultaneously health problems, failed marriage, and loss of career The author s writing style is very modern, similar to blog posts, making the read easy and hard to put down After reading, I bought another copy for a girlfriend Bravo
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Lori Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I met the author, Heidi on a trip to Italy that I ventured on this past year When she mentioned her book, When All Balls Drop The Upside of Losing Everything , I knew I had to read it Without any hesitation, I read the whole book, cover to cover on my trip back to NY from Rome This is an amazing true story about how she overcame trials and tribulations that fell upon her Heidi s determination, perseverance and sense of humor are demonstrated throughout this beautiful story If you are looking for [...]
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Pamela Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I saw this book listed in my university s alumni magazine however, I don t think I ve ever read a memoir by a less likable person The book, while purportedly about the importance of looking up and being present in one s life, seemed of an opportunity to spew venom about her cheating ex husband, inattentive doctors, and the bureaucracy of the health care system Seemingly incapable of escaping her narcissism, I ended up feeling most sorry for the author s parents.
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Sara Roehl Rausch Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
A great book about a successful woman who in the blink of an eye lost everything yet somehow kept a positive attitude through it all and is sharing her story It certainly puts the day to day issues into perspective and how one should enjoy and appreciate life Highly recommended
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Noel Smith Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I sat down and read it in one sitting With short segments, you get addicted to know what happens next The quirky humor and candor immediately endear you to the author You pull for her through her traumatic accident and marriage.When All Balls Drop is refreshing and inspiring.
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Heidi Marleau Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
A quick read I usually like a memoir of people overcoming adversity and this was interesting with the Wisconsin connection.
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Kayo Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Powerful story Enjoyed it.
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Lynda Dickson Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Imagine taking the garbage one day and getting struck by a falling tree limb That s exactly what happens to Heidi Siefkas The result she ends up in hospital, unconscious for five days, and with the possibility of being paralyzed or severely handicapped However, luck is on her side, and she is discharged after nine days, with a broken neck and a full body brace What follows is an account of the harrowing physical and mental therapy Heidi undergoes on her road to recovery, with the support of her [...]
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Juliet Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I honestly don t understand all of the glowing reviews for this book I listened to a podcast with the author Heidi Siefkas as the guest and the conversation intrigued me As a result, I looked up Heidi and was looking forward to reading this book, hoping it would be inspiring and offer some words of wisdom Unfortunately, this book fell short of all of my expectations and could have been wittled down to a magazine article The short chapters kept me reading in the hopes that the following chapter w [...]
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Rabid Readers Reviews Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I was given a copy of this memoir in exchange for my review.Memoirs are often a difficult animal to review Things that seem implausible can, in fact happen The adage, truth is stranger than fiction was coined with purpose Heidi s run of bad luck defies logic to the point that there s no doubt it indeed happened Her struggle reads as unenviable and real and is told without resentment and self pity that would have been understandable and well earned in light of the tale related Readers will wonder [...]
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Chrissy Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
A bit repetitive, but I liked the message, looking up.
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Casey Vance Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Interesting that it was a local person from GET
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Leslie Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
I thought this book was awesome.Thank you Heidi for changing my outlook on life Look up , it makes perfect sense
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Fred Fredricks Sep 25, 2020 - 18:08 PM
Inspirational story of the character of human nature A young woman beset by major hurdles finds the strength to recover.
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When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything By Heidi Siefkas Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all until a tree limb in New York s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped She lost her independence She lost her career She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating liesHeidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all until a tree limb in New York s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped She lost her independence She lost her career She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband s double life.She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.Through down to earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it s possible to look up in spite of pain, deceit, and loss Heidi s memoir rich with hope and humor inspires anyone who s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life altering events.

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