What others are saying about Agapanthus Rising and Roxana Bowgen

“What a life journey Roxana Bowgen has had! She has lived on or visited four continents, organized charitable missions, traded stocks, explored Eastern philosophies, and lived both her dreams and philosophy. Like the Agapanthus, she's full of contradictions, but she embraces them, and now she teaches her readers how to find the same strength and creative possibilities in theirs. Agapanthus Rising is truly a book to inspire everyone! - Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., and Award-Winning Author of Arthur's Legacy

"From her arrival in the United States as a young Peruvian immigrant, the author has made her mark as a gifted entrepreneur and humanitarian. This book puts the reader on a path to self-discovery." - Donna Moffly, Founding Editor, Moffly Media

"You are your thoughts. What do you think about? This is Ms. Bowgen’s message.” - Celine Horan, Author, Speaker, Coach, Copywriter


"A brilliantly written and artfully detailed accomplishment that combines narrative and spirituality. This book is destined to be a classic on how to live to one’s highest potential.” — Nicole Gabriel, Author of Finding Your Inner Truth


"This is a profound, timeless, and transforming work— an invaluable source for people everywhere who want to know their purpose and fulfill their destiny.” — Patrick Snow, International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny and The Affluent Entrepreneur


"Ms. Bowgen’s book takes the mystery out of mysticism. Spirituality begins with rolling up our sleeves and going to work.This is what she has done. I thank her for sharing her life story. It will benefit anyone who reads it.”— Sheila Z. Stirling, Ph.D., Author of Anatomy of Healing and Wellness and the award-winning Love and Illusion


"Are you ready to live a life filled with passion,peace, and purpose? This inspirational story by author Roxana Bowgen will help you see that no matter what your circumstances, each of us has the power to build a richer and more meaningful life.” — Nancy Collamer, Author of Second-Act Careers


"This book is a powerful reminder that the passion and resilience contained within one woman’s dramatic journey can feed the mind, body, and soul of the masses at a time when humanity as a whole is searching for big picture meaning to guide us through our own life challenges.” — Nora Yolles-Young, C.Ht., Author of Healing Effortlessly


"Ms. Bowgen’s life story reminds me of Og Mandino’s mantra: ‘I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins.’ Beautifully writ- ten and timely.” — Michelle A. Bates, Author, Speaker, and Coach


"The message of Agapanthus Rising? You can change any situation. Just listen to the voice within.”— Dana Arias, Author of Dear Parents: From Your Child’s Loving Teacher


"This life story stretches one’s sense of possibilities. It is filled with examples of how to be successful in business without compromising the calling of your soul.” — Charmaine Lee, Author of Giving Silence a Voice, Speaker, Coach of Coaches


"In her book Agapanthus Rising, Roxana Bowgen shows how— by applying the power of your body, heart, mind, and spirit you can rise above your circumstances and become what you are intended to be.”— HC Joe Raymond, Counselor, Coach, Speaker, and Author of Embracing Change from the Inside Out


"A beautiful example of how one can turn humble beginnings into success!” — Oscar Destruge, Senior Pastor at El Camino Methodist Church


"Who could have imagined that a spring break trip to Thailand would ultimately lead to the experience of a lifetime? After returning from a short vacation there, my best friend and I were filled with a passion to go back to Koh Phi Phi, an island that had been all but destroyed by the 2004 tsunami. Roxana Bow- gen and Volunteers On Call turned these dreams into a reality by adopting our program and actually making it happen. Five weeks later, we had raised enough money to return to teach the local children there for the next eight months. This life-changing journey certainly never would have been possible without the insight, support, and ‘can do’ attitude of such a devoted woman and organization!” — Tracy Cone, Teacher at Eagle Hill School and VOC Volunteer


"Roxana’s leadership skills are the kind we should all aspire to! She has an uncanny ability to bring out the best in others, tapping into our desire to rise to a challenge and giving us the confidence to achieve results, all the while gently guiding and encouraging our personal growth. Our collective contributions can be so much more powerful when we work together to make a difference in other people’s lives under the caring leadership of someone like Ms. Bowgen.” — Frances Long, VOC Volunteer


"Full of examples to follow that will open up infinite possibilities. This ‘must read’ book is a gem to help you change your entire outlook on life and shine brighter.” — Susan Friedmann, CSP, International Best-Selling Author of Riches in Niches: How to Make it BIG in a Small Market


"In a world where so many cannot find their way and are lost on strange roads, Roxana Bowgen helps answer the questions of the soul. Join her as she shares her inspiring story. You will be moved.” — Jim R. Jacobs, LCSW, Author of Driving Lessons For Life: Thoughts on Navigating Your Road to Personal Growth


"The message in Agapanthus Rising? Define your vision. Set goals. Create a plan. Achieve results. So simple; no need to overcomplicate one’s life.” — James K. Lehman, Author of Maneuvering Your Career—20 Strategies to Prepare You for Voluntary (or Involuntary) Career Transition


"Ms. Bowgen’s book takes you on a journey that combines touching moments, thrilling experiences, and joyful rewards. She reinforces the importance of taking care of your mind, body, and spirit so you can lead a fulfilling life personally and professionally.” — Debra A. Jason, Author of Millionaire Marketing on a Shoestring Budget