What My Book Is About

I have enjoyed savoring the fact I finished my first book this year.

My book  is a 9 Word Rethink To Get On With Life. I invite readers in to take a closer look at some of my own experiences walking through the world. You can find it on Barnes & Noble, as well. It’s available in hard cover, soft cover, and ebook form.

I’m sharing the Table of Contents, to offer a sense of the subject matter. I’ve had great feedback already. I’m not sure what I’ll do with this process of having a book out there, but I’m staying present in this experience and appreciating it for what it is now.

CONTENTS

WORDS ……………………………………………………………………….1

Words Matter……………………………………………………………1

Spread The Word ………………………………………………………3

Living Beyond Definitions ………………………………………….5

Words As Art ……………………………………………………………6

Peaceful, Content & Happy ………………………………………..8

Words Of Wisdom…………………………………………………..10

ANGER ………………………………………………………………………13

Anger Scares Us ………………………………………………………13

Anger Is A Protectant ……………………………………………….14

Degrees Of Anger ……………………………………………………16

Consumed With Anger …………………………………………….20

BEAUTY …………………………………………………………………….25

Puberty Is No Party …………………………………………………25

Women Own Themselves …………………………………………27

It’s How I’m Made …………………………………………………..28

My Beauty My Terms……………………………………………….30

Running From Heritage ……………………………………………32

Theatrics Of Appearance…………………………………………..34

Pageantry Of Beauty ………………………………………………..37

Brave Beautiful Women ……………………………………………40

Believing In Your Beautiful Body……………………………….43

BETRAYAL…………………………………………………………………47

When You Go Under ……………………………………………….47

Nobody Strives For An Unfulfilling Life……………………..49

Self-Betrayal Vs. Self-Blame……………………………………….51

Confusing Self-Betrayal & Self-Blame…………………………54

A Slice Of My Life …………………………………………………..56

Truth Only Hurts Once……………………………………………59

Trust Tender Truths…………………………………………………61

One Day At A Time As Long As It Takes…………………… 64

Betrayal’s Beautiful Bonus…………………………………………66

FORGIVENESS…………………………………………………………..69

Forgiving The Universe …………………………………………….69

Holiday In The Hospital …………………………………………..71

Little Ones Never Need Forgiveness ……………………………76

The Time It Takes……………………………………………………79

NORMAL…………………………………………………………………..85

The Narrative Of Normal …………………………………………85

Vanilla On A Plain Cone…………………………………………..90

Living Next To Normal…………………………………………….92

POWER ……………………………………………………………………..97

The Pow In Power……………………………………………………97

Voice Can Be Justice Enough …………………………………..104

REGRET………………………………………………………………….. 111

Be Your Own Cheering Section ………………………………. 111

Cheer For Conscious Decisions ……………………………….. 114

TRUST …………………………………………………………………….. 119

Teenage Teacher ……………………………………………………. 119

New Day New Challenges ………………………………………121

Trust Yourself First…………………………………………………124

WORTH …………………………………………………………………..127

All Night In The Dark ……………………………………………127

Rape Ravages Self-Esteem ……………………………………….134

A Thinking Woman & Rape Aftermath ……………………136

I’m Worth More Than Rape ……………………………………139

Stay Tuned For Rape After This……………………………….143

Why Is Rape Called A Sex Crime? ……………………………146

Who We Choose To Be…………………………………………..149

TAKE MY WORD FOR IT………………………………………… 153