Alicia Jean Demetropolis

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Drowning In Now:
A Search for God and Humanity at the Top of the World

by Alicia Jean Demetropolis

From Nepal’s dark secrets to the heights of faith: Alicia unveils the transformative power of compassion and spiritual quest in her riveting memoir – a journey through culture clash, personal redemption, and the pursuit of divine enlightenment.

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About the Book

In 2017, Alicia Jean Demetropolis traveled to Nepal to spend three months volunteering at an elder care facility. While there, she experienced the clash of cultures and the horrors of certain practices: animal sacrifice, children putting elderly parents out into the street, and the scorn and neglect heaped upon the vulnerable and homeless.

Fighting to make things better, she found herself also fighting her own personal demons, as she came to question her life and her spiritual beliefs.

In this recounting of her odyssey, Alicia navigates bigotry and bullying, faces election violence, encounters the kindness of strangers, and discovers the love and grace of new-found family. With Nepal as its backdrop, the author explores the intersection of faith and humanity as she searches for God at the top of the world.

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About Alicia

President and Founder of The Global Humanity Initiative

Alicia Jean Demetropolis’s short stories and photographs have been published in Tidepools, The Whales of Arcadia, Pulse, and other publications. She is a Certified Nurse’s Aide and a Nurse Delegate, with more than twelve years’ experience in elder care and end-of-life care.

Her three months in Nepal inspired the birth of a global non-profit, The Global Humanity Initiative, which helps homeless and impoverished elders in Nepal and Guatemala.

Alicia lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband, Doc. Their life is filled with rescuing older, special-needs dogs, and giving them their best life for the remainder of their years.

What Critics Are Saying

“This marvelous tapestry of individuals, incidents and ideas is bound to enthrall readers who want to know Nepal – and those who think they already do.”
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Sanjay Upadhya
author of “Empowered and Imperiled: Nepal's Peace Puzzle in Bits and Pieces"
"This vivid, eloquent description of Nepalese daily life transported me beyond my wildest imaginings. It is a stunning narrative of the inestimable value of authentic kindness, trust, and compassion in an unkind world. This book magnetized me. Read it."
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Mary Mitchell
former syndicated columnist and author of nine etiquette books, corporate trainer, and staunch advocate for kindness and gratitude.

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15% of the profit will go to The Global Humanity Initiative to rescue homeless and abandoned elders from around the world.

We give them a new family, a safe place to live, and unconditional love for the remainder of their lives.

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