Travels With Myself is my journey of transition and discovery following the death of my life-long wife and partner to cancer, and then recovering from a broken heart when my next love decided it would be better for her if she were not part of my life. Follow me to The Philippines where, hair on fire, I was determined to live my life differently, find lasting love, and a new identity – author. I learned a lot about grief and love and mental health, and this book includes many references to what others have said about life's biggest challenge: life after loss.
Executive Coach by day; author/writer by night, though these days it's mostly writer day and night with the occasional consulting gig.
I have [self-]published eight books so far: the latest a novel about a boy growing up in a small village in 1960s Ontario. In 2020 we released 'Travels With Myself' about my transition through grief to a renewed sense of purpose following a novel in 2019 about the loss of love [Amitié, A Novel]; three on career and management effectiveness [The Dynamics of Management]; and two memoirs about the family dogs [The Maxim Chronicles and its sequel, The Hallelujah Chorus]. My blog, Travels With Myself II continues with reflections on life, purpose, self-discovery, and writing. I hope to get back to The Philippines soon to continue my research for my next opus, The Girl from Santa Rita. A couple of romances are lurking somewhere too.
I am the Principal in my own firm, AFS Consulting, in Ottawa. Canada. I spent the first twenty years of my career in industry in Human Resources Management, and the next twenty in consulting in organization and management effectiveness. In addition to my books and blogs as Doug Jordan, author, I have also written dozens of articles on management, and life. You can investigate these at http://www.afsconsulting.ca/blog/ I have a B.A. in Politics and Economics and an MBA from Queen’s University, Kingston.
In all these endeavours I hope to entertain, possibly to educate.
A heartwrenching tale of love and loss.....perhaps more loss than love. Doug Jordan writes in an eloquent way that has you flying through the chapters while you alternate reaching for the tissues and a stiff drink. My favorite quote is, "So this is what grief is really all about. It's about a broken heart. It's about loneliness, and hopelessness. It's about endings, and ending it all. But it's also about recovery, and renewal." I look forward to reading whatever comes next!