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."
When you’re in that toxic space, you don’t realize just how toxic you are. You even have an ability to readily recognize the toxic side of others. When you’re full of it, there’s a strangeness in appearance, the walk, and the talk. Life lessons have a way of educating you. Don’t you know? I’m preaching from experience; and not from what someone told me.
Perhaps, that's what helped the story to win its awards.
One thing for certain, there’s a lot of toxic fumes spilling over on Capital Hill. It’s hard to let go of that toxic joint when you’ve been carrying it around for decades.
Gee, Mr. President just how long will you hold onto it? The time to let go, has arrived! I've let go; will you?
Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints That Matter
My mind had been damaged, so I went stark raving mad. Through the years, others told me, “. . . Girl, I know you wanted to do some real harm to her.”And they were darn tootin’! How’s wringing her skimpy neck while ripping the rest of her body apart. I even imagined burning her at the stake. How about slowly chopping her to shreds while cutting her heart from its socket? When thought out, there was an abundance of ways to return the pain. But no torture could repair what had already been inflicted on me. I became one traumatized, sickened, damaged, whacked-out, crazed, screwed-up, and messed-up individual.