Magic in the Muck: Finding Grace in Chaos

Introducing Moments of Grace

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, 

to who you are, here and now and when you get there, 

you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, 

even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong. 

― Masaru Emoto, Secret Life of Water

About "Magic in the Muck"

This motivating and thought-provoking book takes you on a journey of what it means to show up for your life and live it with purpose.  From her spouse’s journey through cancer, the adventures and misadventures of parenting, and lessons learned from tragedy, you will be taken through your own process of reflection and action steps to make new decisions for your life. Connect more deeply with yourself and others, and open yourself up to the bigger picture of your place in this world.  Inspirational and poignant, this book is for anyone who wants to remove and let go of obstacles that are getting in the way of fully living.


"The way the author applies her own story to teach us that change and growth is possible and then helps us work on our own issues is marvellous and powerful. The writing is deceptively simple in language but not in its psychological message that we can all live a happier, healthier and successful life by applying some very practical insights the author provides."

Dr. John Banmen

Registered Psychologist

Co-author, The Satir Model: family therapy and beyond

"Jennifer Nagel has hit the mark with her inspirational book Magic in the Muck.The author's wealth of experience as a therapist is skillfully presented along with breakthrough questions that are going to make you think. With compelling stories from her personal life and clinical practice, the power of her insights and the exercises offered demonstrate Jennifer Nagel's compassion and caring that shine right through the pages. A great read for anyone wanting greater peace of mind and connection." 

Sandy Dow  

Coach, Author of the best selling book Thriving in Chaos

"I am a big reader of juicy books and I just fell in love with Jennifer Nagel’s heartfelt messages about Chaos and Grace.  She offers simple and yet deep, experiential ponderings and ‘how to’s’ for embracing presence and grace in the midst of chaos.   Do you want to become more responsible for this beautiful life of yours?  Read Jennifer’s book.  You can glean nuggets of wisdom and activate your own wisdom to experience your Self at the Soul level."

Linda Lucas, Licenced Clinical Professional Counsellor

"Jennifer Nagel brings her courage, wisdom and vulnerability to the page. Nagel, with two decades of experience as an international trainer and counsellor, walks the reader through the process of cultivating the conditions we need within us and around us in order to fully show up in the chaos of Life.  We are invited to come into a greater sense of connection to our Self and those we love, to find the Magic in our own Muck."

Dr. Carolyn Nesbitt, PhD 

Registered Psychologist