Raw. Honest. Truly captivating. Seemingly ordinary people, share an extraordinary journey in Cochrane’s seek and rescue mission where she finds a clearer understanding of self, others and circumstance. She shares this story with transparency while wrapped in humor and insightful intensity with her honest discoveries of who she is, and in some ways who we all are. (Karen Callan, Author of Just In Time)
In her 30s, Judy Cochrane had by most standards realized the American Dream. In 2000, her husband Bill’s start-up company sold for 90 million. Their college romance and tireless work ethic built a bright future for their family, as well as a portfolio of 35 million. But just as the stars aligned for the 90 million sale of their company, they also fell apart. They went from living in a gated home perched on a mountaintop in Tucson, Arizona, to life in a beat-up rental, without job security and on food stamps.
With pressure at every turn: three young kids, a failing economy, health concerns, a troubled marriage, and the loss of everything the family had built, time alone and getting grounded seemed impossible. With what little faith she could muster, she sought for a miracle. It came in the form of an 11-day house-sitting opportunity in Santa Barbara, California. During Cochrane’s quest, her spiritual guides and new friends included a surfer-musician, a dying writing professor, an Episcopal minister, a gifted intuitive healer, a pair of tattoo artists, a septuagenarian yoga practitioner, a homeless preacher, a foul-mouthed auto mechanic, two dogs and a cat, and the Pacific Ocean.
Since starting Eleven Days, she’s passionately and gratefully inspired to create more work. These are coming soon. Included are excerpts of J.C. Cochrane’s next books:
Carry On: The secret language, lessons, and heart-wrenching love a family experiences when a child endures addiction (copyright 2015)
You Crack Me Up: From broken bones to broken homes and monsters, bullies, and stuff. One of 11 books in the children’s series, Oakie Doakie (copyright 2015)
Judy Cochrane lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Bill, and off and on, with her three college-aged children. She often drops everything to get to the beach.