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Hope is a Verb

Six steps to radical optimism when the world seems broken

Emily Ehlers



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Murdoch Books
04 May 2021
For readers of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, a gift book for an era of global anxiety When the world feels uncertain, we need hope, humour and meaningful action.

Hope Is a Verb is the ideal handbook for anyone freaked out about the state of the planet. Illustrator and activist Emily Ehlers offers a cheerful six-step process that reframes the current global mood as an invitation to a better future. Be inspired to examine the stories you tell yourself, live in alignment with your values, realise your true agency and take both individual and collective action. For those of us feeling adrift, Hope Is a Verb points to a world of opportunity and promise.

The future is calling. Let's answer!
By:   Emily Ehlers
Imprint:   Murdoch Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 160mm, 
Weight:   642g
ISBN:   9781922351340
ISBN 10:   1922351342
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   04 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Introduction: Choosing Hope Step 1: Stop Freaking Out Step 2: Change the Story Step 3: Set Your Inner Compass Step 4: Own Your Power Step 5: Just Start Step 6: Find Your People Final Thoughts: We've Got This!

Emily Ehlers is a writer, illustrator, speaker and nature lover whose upbeat Instagram feed @ecowithem focuses on arty activism ('artivism'). Her work has been featured in Forbes, Buzzfeed and the website 1 Million Women, and she has collaborated with National Geographic. She is currently completing a degree in Sustainable Development and International Aid. When she is not sketching she is chasing her two children and husband around her backyard.

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