In the highlands of Boquete, Panama, Elizabeth Worley lives a quiet life growing coffee, medicinal plants and chickens.
It wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time in another life, in another place, she was another woman. What happened?
Mid-life crisis run amok? Empty nest syndrome? Or something deeper? The pursuit of happiness can take us on the strangest journeys…
Risking Everything is the story of a southern woman who has it all—husband, children, career, friends, and a BMW convertible. She is miserable–and feels guilty as hell about it.
On her 50th birthday, she hops a jet for Europe. Alone.
Her flight takes her through Italy, Spain, England, Romania and Wales, but ends in the rain forest jungle of Boquete, Panama where she loses everything … only to find everything.
Find out why, today, her motto is: “Life is too short to drink bad coffee.”
Follow the ongoing journey through Worley’s blog, Ramblings from the Mountain
“Bravo! July 17, 2011. I knew I’d find this book interesting because I, too, am an expat living in Panama. But it was more than that…it was fantastic! I have never met Elizabeth Worley, but I feel as though I know her very well. Her words are so real, they bound off the page into your heart and soul. Bravo!” Susan Garcia
What an amazingly honest and riveting story Elizabeth Worley has to tell. She spares little to arrive at a place in her life which feels right and uncompromised. Not an easy or risk-free endeavor, but your admiration goes out to her for her courage, creativity, and perseverance. This is beautifully written and an inspiration to all women to follow their hearts.
Response: Thank you, Barbara. It was a pleasure to meet you and Ed at Finca Luz. Following one\'s heart is the challenge we all face...learning what it is we are meant to follow--and facing that--is the struggle that precedes the start of the journey.
Inspiring, Funny, Surprising & Fascinating
I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir of a woman who lives her life with passion and honesty. She looks both backward to her experiences and forward to her dreams to make decisions that support her and her choices today.
Response: Thanks to you, a fellow North Carolinian and now a fellow Panama expat! Small world...
Once I picked up this book it was hard to put it down. I felt like I was in the highlands of Boquete, Panama and could understand the feelings and emotions that Elizabeth must had been going through. Excellent-- highly recommended!
Response: Really appreciate your review and we hope that you visit our organic farm Finca Luz in Boquete Panama.