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.
As an award-winning author, Not a Blueprint: It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter is a @bookexcellence Award Finalist! Check it out here: www.bookexcellenceawards.com
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."
I’ve learned so many lessons along my new journey. Once having experienced an unhealthy lifestyle, I’ve changed those old ways of living. You know, one can change for the betterment of life. Being toxic doesn’t mean one has to remain inside that toxic space. Through those experiences endured, I was introduced to toxicity way back! I’ve discovered toxicity exist in many disguises not only people but drugs, illnesses, environments, battlefields, emotions, feelings, etc. But . . .
Seemingly, toxicity has become a NEW wave of life. It is the effects of those interactions that have crippled today’s environment. Many innocent lives are taken senselessly by the hands and actions of those toxic people.
The tragedy of it all they took a gift (i.e., our children, our husbands, our wives, our mothers, even our fathers, etc.) which was given by our Heavenly Father. Having robbed us, their thievery has left only memories of our loved ones’ presence.
“Toxic people,” we curse you and all you stand for. May you find yourself begging our Heavenly Father to spare your life, while experiencing the painful hurt you’ve put us through . . . having taken a life that wasn’t yours to take! A life worth living.
Your actions have tainted our world.
available in audio format
Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints That Matter
The Insight Treasure the lost loved one: cherish the memories and embrace his or her presence. These are some coping mechanisms: • Write or journal about the journey. • Establish a memorial in honor of your loved one. • Make a donation in honor of your loved one. • Volunteer for a cause. • Create a fundraiser for the cause. • Donate books to libraries in honor of your loved one