Inspirational Nonfiction

Close Encounters of a Disordered Kind: Surviving and Thriving Amidst the Challenges of Alcoholism and Personality Disorders

November 29, 2016 3:13 pm By Leave your thoughts

This book presents the author’s upbringing with a narcissistic mother, and her lifetime of subsequent struggles and triumphs in chaotic interpersonal relationships, which were significantly influenced by alcoholism and challenging personality issues. The narrative takes a well-referenced dive into specific Cluster B personality disorders and their varying manifestations from a layperson’s point of view. The damaging effects of alcohol abuse on the author’s family are detailed, including possible fetal alcohol syndrome/effect, her oldest son’s sociopathy, her youngest son’s death, her daughter’s struggles with bipolar disorder—and her journey to understanding her disproportionate attraction to men who lacked conscience and empathy.

Miracle Girl: Finding the missing piece

July 25, 2016 9:06 am By Leave your thoughts

Synopsis A life changed forever by rape: pregnant refuses abortion horrific car crash Roxy enrolls in college. Fellow classmate Jason--cute, athletic, the college mascot--who did backflips when they scored--becomes her boyfriend. He wants sex. Roxanne said no. “I almost tore his penis off.” Deans ignore her plea for help. Points Jason out at the fitness center: “Better watch out. He’ll try to rape you.” College president calls. Rox is threatened with expulsion. Roxanne remains a passionate, high-energy woman. She lives live to the fullest. Throughout, she embodies Hemingway’s credo--grace under pressure.

The ARTISTRY of SELF: A Guide to Developing the Skills to Cultivate Your Best Self.

May 2, 2016 4:49 pm By Leave your thoughts

The ARTISTRY of SELF represents an invigorating and fresh new approach to self-discovery and self-development. People are dynamic and changeable but most do not know how to change, develop and create themselves the way they want to be. Self-actualization can be achieved through comprehension and cultivation of capabilities and operational states. The ARTISTRY of SELF presents an approach to viewing the overall nature of self, self-development, and self-actualization. It provides a framework for understanding, as well as, offering the methods to master the skills that will enable you to develop and self-actualize as your best self.