Monday, September 14, 2015

Here is a Review of Deliver Us From Evil:

Hi Deborah,

I read your manuscript. Here is the review you can use and that I will put on Amazon when the time comes. Let me know if there are any changes you would like me to make, or anything specific you would like for me to add, and if it feels right, I would be glad to make changes.

Review on Deliver Us From Evil:

This is Deborah’s honest account of horror, confusion, shame—and recovery.

For those who have been through life-shattering child abuse, Deborah is someone who understands the difficulty in sustaining healthy relationships thereafter and the arduous journey it takes to return to wholeness.

For those who fortunately escaped such experiences, she gives insight into a world of pain for those living in victimization—not only by the perpetrator(s), but also by those who act in disbelief and who wish to silence them rather than offer support. The inability to find safe confidantes, keeps them isolated, imprisoned in silence.

This material, though tragically intimate, is dealt with delicately and ultimately with hope and possibilities for a healthy future. She shares her successes and her failures with equal candor, as well as the tools she used to move out of the darkness.

Deborah gives a list of resources as support for others, as well as evidence that there can be life after trauma and deliverance from (even during) evil.
You were courageous to write this, and I know people who would benefit from reading it. I have a friend whose father was one of those brilliant scientist that the government recruited out of college during the cold war to design bunkers for the president and his men. They were shown horrific films about the end of the world and subliminal material to encourage them to rape their wives and daughters to repopulate the earth. She didn't recover memories for quite some time and of course her mother didn't want to deal with it. In fact, shortly after it was brought up, the mom began encapsulating into dementia.
I suspected, because of some of the things that would pop out of her mouth and the curious expression she would have after she said them, not knowing where that came from. I could keep going on...

There is so much abuse, and the self-esteem movement in the public school just exacerbated it. Now, they are saying there is an up and coming generation of narcissists (and I don't mean the sloppy way people throw that term around as "selfishness"). We are going to need more people willing to expose reality and provide safe places. I appreciate your contribution to that end.

Blessings to you!



40 Things Your Soul Wants You To Know

This morning I was picking up a few grocery items at a local convenience store when an elderly man with a guide dog came in, went to the aisle with the greetings cards, picked up a card, held it up extremely close to his face, and struggled to read it.  Just as I was about to walk over to help him, a big, burly truck driver asked him if he needed assistance reading, and then proceeded to read him almost every single greeting card out loud until the elderly man smiled and said, “That’s perfect!  My wife will love that one!”

As the elderly man checked out at the register, I walked up to the truck driver and said, “I admire your kindness.”

“Thank you, sir,” he replied with a smile.  “Lately, I’ve just been letting my soul guide me.  It would have been much easier to let that man struggle, or let someone else help him, but my soul knows the easy things in life aren’t always the right things.”

“That’s honestly beautiful,” I said.

“Well, all of our souls are equally beautiful,” he quickly added.  “We just need to listen to what our souls want us to know more often.”

Don’t you just love that sentiment?

I’m sharing this story with you today because I think this man’s message is one we all need to be reminded of.

When it comes to living our lives, we spend too much of our time living as an egocentric avatar – overly attached to our perceived identity and societal opinions.  We have an ego, a personality, a history, cultural viewpoints and experiences that overpower the intuitive messages our soul is telling us.

But our soul is timeless, eternal and infinitely wise, and it needs to be listened to.  Our “intuition” is really just our soul whispering prudent insight into our ears, especially in busy, stressful or confusing times.

Here are 40 encouraging things your soul wants you to know:
  1. Some people talk with you in their free time, and some free their time to talk with you.  Today, and every day, you can be the latter to the people you love.
  2. The smallest act of kindness is always worth more than the grandest intention.
  3. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Monday, September 7, 2015

25 Quotes that Will Quiet the Negative Voice in Your Head

25 Quotes that Will Quiet the Negative Voice in Your Head


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Best Quotes For Anxious, Highly Sensitive & Creative People