Broken & Beloved: A Journey of Self Discovery

I was honored to help bring Feli Sebastian’s story to life in her debut novel, “Broken & Beloved: A Journey of Discovery” now available on Amazon in both paperback and e-book formats.

Touchstone Storytelling teamed up with Feli to write, edit and design the interior book pages as well as assisted with book marketing via traditional and social media. Paul McNamara with Make Good Creative designed and illustrated the cover.

A book of self-discovery and transformation, Feli takes you through the rutted roads of the Philippines, along the coast of the Bay of Bengal in South India, and across the American heartland on her quest to find inner peace and help formerly incarcerated women create a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.  

At age 12, she began her career pedaling patis in the streets of Manila to help feed her family of nine, which later grew to 13. She spent many years teaching primary students in the Philippines before immigrating to the United States in 1981. Navigating through her personal labyrinth, she explored the Catholic Sisterhood, lived in an ashram in India, and earned her Ph.D. in counseling.

Feli’s path was unfamiliar and unstable, but she listened to God’s calling and felt Him by her side. That is, until she felt abandoned. She remained steadfast, however, in her drive to help others, creating Labyrinth Outreach Services in 2005 to help formerly incarcerated women find their path to freedom – freedom from their past, their addictions and freedom to find their inner peace.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit YWCA Labyrinth Outreach Services.  


Feli Sebastian is a retired licensed clinical psychologist and founder of Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive aid to formerly incarcerated women when they return to their community. The organization merged with the YWCA McLean County (Illinois) on July 1, 2016. Follow her Amazon Author Page!

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