Something More … a Spiritual Misfit’s Search for Meaning is my new book for adults – more specifically, for adults who might feel disillusioned by organised religion but still believe there’s ‘something more’ to this thing called life and are interested in exploring their spiritual side.
The book took me seven years to live and write; seven years that transformed my life for the better, leaving me happier and stronger and more at peace than I’ve ever been and I’m very excited to be able to share all I’ve learned with you.
This book is for spiritual misfits like me. People who have had enough of the doctrine of separation and fear. People who look around at the world today – at the politics of division and the hashtags of hate and the spiralling mental health crisis – and say, surely there has to be a better way.
Here’s the blurb…
When Siobhan Curham decided to write a book about happiness there was only one small problem, which became a massive problem as soon as she sat down to write – she wasn’t truly happy.
Not wanting to be a fraud, she decided to discover the secret to true and lasting happiness before writing a single word. As a devout atheist, her quest was to take her on an unexpected path deep into the heart of the world’s spiritual traditions.
Something More is the result of her quest and it offers readers a funny and moving account of Siobhan’s journey, as she found religion – and promptly lost it again – then went on to develop her own spiritual ‘pick and mix’ of practises from Buddhist chanting, Irish yoga, Jewish philosophy and Reiki healing, to connecting with her inner goddess and finding her shamanic spirit animal (who, it turns out, was a large, black, talking horse).
Full of brutally honest anecdotes and age-old wisdom, Something More is for anyone who has ever thought about exploring their spiritual side, and those who might feel disillusioned by organised religion but still crave that elusive ‘something more’. After all, who wouldn’t want to find inner peace and everlasting happiness?
“Curham bravely acts upon the instincts that many of us have to dig deeper, but few of us carve out the time to explore. A wise, honest and amusing account of her adventures in soul-searching and religion-hopping. Something More is a spiritual memoir for anyone who has wondered if there is more to life than work and relationships – a more mysterious force that can’t be fully grasped by even the oldest of conventional religions.” Natasha Scripture, author of Man Fast: How one woman’s dating detox turned into a spiritual reckoning across four continents
“Something More is never remotely preachy, but Siobhan offers guidance and suggests exercises for readers wanting to find their own, unique, Something More. I laughed, I cried and did a lot of “yes this!” along with the words. If you ever feel alone in your search for meaning, I think you too will find a friend in this book.” Julia Buckley, fitness trainer and best-selling author
“Something More hit me right where I live. It really does help to inspire a more positive outlook.” Falling Star Stories
“Something More is heartfelt, accessible and so funny too. Reading it made me feel so happy and energised. Brilliant!” Sammie Venn, founder of Soul Warriors
“We can all feel unhappy and out of sorts with the world, and wonder what it’s all for. For those times, this candid and beautifully written book is the perfect friend and guide. I absolutely couldn’t put it down and can’t recommend it highly enough.” Thea Bennett, author
In this video I talk about the story behind Something More and how I came to write it.
And in this video I read from the chapter in Something More on manifesting abundance and false gurus.
Kate Taylor invited me on to her wonderful podcast Practical Magic to talk about what it means to be a ‘spiritual misfit’, the spiritual practises that have helped me the most and why in today’s increasingly fast-paced and disconnected world, we need the grounding of a spiritual practise more than ever.
Listen to the podcast here.
If you would like to feature Something More in your book club or reading group drop me a line via the contact form below and I’ll send you my book club prompts, guaranteed to spark a heartfelt and soul-deep discussion.
And if you’d like me to come along to your book club and answer your questions about Something More, I would love to! Simply fill out the contact form below.
Book Club info…
I’m taking Something More on tour!
If you would like me to come and give a talk or workshop on the book at your event please drop me a line.
Mind Body Spirit Festival Sussex: Saturday 2nd March
Town Hall, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2QS
REST FEST Wellbeing Festival: Sunday 17th March
Field Place Manor House, Worthing, West Sussex
The Koorana Centre Wellbeing Market: Sunday 7th April
Street Lane, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, RH17 6JB
Violet Flame Mind Body Spirit Fayre Hove: Sunday 14th April
Ralli Hall, Denmark Villas, Hove, West Sussex
Wild Woman Book Club, Brighton: Tuesday 23rd April
Alcamp Lounge, Brighton
Wild Woman Book Club, Lewes: Wednesday 24th April
Fuego Lounge, Lewes
The Awakening Festival: Saturday 8th June
Weston Manor House, Totland, Isle of Wight
You can order your copy of Something More here.
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