Symbolizing a Journey ─ Learning Lessons ─ Letting Go ─ and Gaining Insight . . . tools that lead to relationships.
Relationships are formed with people, alcohol, animals, battlefields, diseases, drugs, environments, and even our emotions. Whether toxic or nontoxic they’re an integral part of daily living.
Follow Author Nina Norstrom through the journey as she peels off those toxic relationships. The story takes you through the experiences of grief, pain, trauma, and forgiveness. The story weaves lies with love, betrayal with deception and drama with murder.
As the shoe prints are molded in and out of a variety of unhealthy relationships, they’ll leave behind a blazing trail of lessons. Teaching an ultimate lesson for the meaning of relationships, that builds honesty and compassion.
The story in its raw image projects a remarkable voice to the heroic fight and bravery gained when striking back to wipe out the toxicity of deadly relationships. Through its reading, you will discover the importance that life brings many challenges, and that each challenge provides lessons to be learned.
Inside the Excerpts, are sneak previews of what's bubbling:
Preorders are available for April 5, 2016
DETAILS ABOUT THE JOURNEY
Why is the topic so important?
What we do in our everyday experiences brings about important life lessons. We’re living inside the topic each day we inhale anew breathe. In These days and times, toxicity has settled in the environment. Just think about it: every day we wake up we’re on the battlefield fighting a war. And just feeling where there’s: good against evil; sons against fathers; daughters against mothers; nations against nations; drugs against diseases; and the list goes on and on.
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Over three decades, Norstrom has unmasked the levels of relationships:
pain; abuse; emotions, diseases; work environments; trauma;
and its poison of unforgiveness. In the artistic world, it is those literary creations that demonstrate a measure of personal growth that magnifies those hurdles conquered - from darkness to survival, even her release from incarceration.
While growing and blossoming, she has maintained a healthier lifestyle . . . staying free of unhealthy relationships. Through her experiences, Norstrom has encountered a complete metamorphosis ─ releasing one identity for another. Living inside this transitional lifestyle she states, “I see myself as that long-blooming, rich flower waiting to attract those butterflies. It is there, I’ve come full circle having realized the dangerous effects of toxicity."
It’s been stated that we’ve inherited a life of sin from our ancestors. There are many who have done more evil (in this lifetime) than good. And they keep repeating those ungodly sins. Has Satan blinded the minds of the unbelievers that they cannot see and recognize the precious gift Our Father has given us?
Our Heavenly Father gave His only begotten son (Jesus Christ) so that we can have (eternal) everlasting life. He sent His son to pay the price for our sins; by dying on the cross. It was that blessing that we’ll live to see tomorrow. And through His giving there was a #resurrection. That alone proved to be a powerful miracle. The blood of Jesus Christ brought us so many blessings in this life. Through the journey, I’ve gain insight to those blessings. Sure, there were many, many #lessons learned along the way . . . among them was forgiveness (the most unforgettable and mentionable).
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Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints That Matter
. . . I may never forget how he treated our daughter, but I’ve learned to forgive,” she says. “It’s that forgiveness phase that has allowed me to be in a better place within my healing process. And I’ve come to realize Craig alone must answer for his actions.
"While going through the suffering, I told God how angry I was with Him for putting me through that miserable hurting period. As if that wasn’t enough, I told Him I’d never forgive him. But I came full circle. I felt the pain our Holy Father endured seeing His son crucified: the pain, the suffering, and all that hurt. It was then I realized it’s what we must bear to find our way through life. I’ve learned to never say what you won’t ever do."