Dolly’s is pleased to welcome Carol A. Wilson with her recently released book, Stillness on Shaking Ground: A Woman’s Himalayan Journey for a signing and meet the author event on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 6-8pm here at the store!
A woman’s riveting Himalayan adventure through Tibet and earthquake-ridden Nepal–rift with danger, love, loss, & letting go.
There was a 30 day Maoist-gorilla cease fire when Olivia first explored Nepal during a time of protracted Civil War. She trekked through the top of the world in Tibet while under the scrutiny and surveillance of Communist China, hung prayer flags at Mt. Everest Base Camp in high-speed winds as a storm approached, survived Mt. Everest freezing temperatures in a wrongly pitched summer tent, disembarked from a plane moments before it crashed near Lambidanda Airport, killing all passengers on board; traveled on narrow, precarious mountain roads in blinding smog during the blackness of night, and sat on a bungee jump platform in Nepal with a 525 foot plunge. She survived the 7.8 magnitude Gorkha earthquake on April 25 and for 40 days afterwards, which included the 7.3 magnitude Dolaka earthquake on May 12 and over 300 aftershocks, scurried past and dodged in and out of damaged buildings on the verge of collapse; participated in recovery missions for the dead lying beneath rubble, traveled to rural, mountainous villages on a tractor to deliver relief aid to earthquake victims on treacherous roads, replete with grave-producing active landslides, and lived to tell how she survived a thriller action-packed hijacking—not en-route from New York to Houston—but with 20 drunk Nepali men in a remote village in the middle of the night. And through all of this, by virtue of her birth into a world of sickness, old age, and inevitable mortality, Olivia was confronted with her own sense of meaning. As she experienced and perceived the dynamics of our world, she went toe-to-toe with the suffering, challenges, and decisions that all beings face, which included the capacity to love and let go.
Carol A. Wilson received a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Utah and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, awarded to her …by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Prior to that she complemented a rich journalism background by teaching English at the secondary high school level. At the university level she taught more than 30 different health and psychology classes at the University of Utah, University of Virginia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and Utah State University and was nationally and internationally recognized for her published research on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in mothers and their first-born adolescent daughters. She published her first book, Healing Power Beyond Medicine (O-Books) in 2011. Dr. Wilson is known for her enthusiasm and credibility in the field of health, healing, and spirituality. She bridged Eastern and Western approaches to healing as Founder of Carol Wilson Organization where she facilitated workshops and taught hundreds of students in complementary and alternative approaches to medicine. She is a Vajrayana practitioner in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition and has traveled extensively to Bhutan, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, and India. When she is not residing in Salt Lake City, Utah, and enjoying her three children, Chelsey (husband, Brian), Lindsey (husband, Peter Colby), and Colby (wife, Sarah) and nine grandchildren, Cicily, Braxton, twins Autumn and Emmett; Nyah, Taytum, twins Agnes and Oliver; and Grayson, she is in Nepal or teaching Academic English Writing at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in New Delhi, India.
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