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Former radio host navigates love and loss in her first book

Last Updated Jan 31, 2020 at 11:23 am PDT

NEWS 1130's John Ackermann speaks with Mare McHale, author of Finding Your Cape: How to Course Correct and Achieve Greatness When Things Don't Go As Planned. (John Ackermann, NEWS 1130 Photo)
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This week on #1130Bookshelf, John Ackermann speaks with Mare McHale, author of Finding Your Cape

McHale says she was inspired to write her book by her 'Mareathoners'

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Full disclosure: I have known Mare McHale for more than a decade and a half.

We were classmates in BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program in the early-to-mid 2000s. But I feel like I have a new appreciation for her journey after reading Finding Your Cape, a book that is equal parts memoir and self-help manual.

The full title is Finding Your Cape:  How to Course Correct and Achieve Greatness When Things Don’t Go As Planned.

When it comes to things not going as planned, McHale definitely knows whereof she speaks, from losing her dad at 19 to becoming a widow at 33.

The Penticton native is also a single mom, raising a young son with special needs.

LISTEN: Finding Your Cape

The former radio host turned video blogger says she was inspired to write the book by her Mareathoners, an online community she started connecting what she calls like-minded people committed to a positive, thriving life.

“I get messages every week from people who are struggling,” she admits.

“I wanted to create a book with real, actionable advice for people to know, a. that they’re not alone and b. that you can change your life.”

So what does it mean to find your cape?

“[It] is a symbol for self-worth, for self-love, and it protects you from negative forces from the outside,” she explains.

McHale says, ultimately, the message of the book is a simple one.

“No matter what you’ve been dealt, you can push through with the right tools and the right guidebook and that’s what I believe I’ve created with Finding Your Cape.”

Look for Finding Your Cape from Red Head Mare Media.

Finding Your Cape: How to Course Correct and Achieve Greatness When Things Don’t Go As Planned by Mare McHale. (John Ackermann, NEWS 1130 Photo)