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.
So who is Nina Norstrom, the writer, the author, and the volunteer?
Norstrom a native of Illinois, grew up in a suburban town outside of Chicago. She was a Daddy’s girl and her family was bonded by Christian values.
She has an extensive work history in the public sector. As an added element to her career journey, she taught in the school system. She has been writing for over twenty-five years. Having experienced a mass of tainted relationships, writing therapy helped her find solace. The story, Not Blueprint: It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter, A Journey Through Toxic Relationships, is a representation of her growth and signifies a milestone in her recovery from toxic relationships, to the transition of non-toxicity.
Norstrom says, “Medically, the whole program of journaling was a healing process. It has helped to shape and transform a toxic journey into a prescription for healthy emotional wellness.”
Since going through the journey, she says, “We all go through stuff in life (the good, bad, and ugly). When you think there’s no way out, don’t give up.
The hurt the pain . . . the raw emotions . . .
Journaling is an art with a facet of terms . . . journal writing, journaling, expressive writing, therapy writing, and dairy keepsake.
Often times, we are not aware there’s beauty in #journaling? But when we take on that process we’re reaching into an emotional and physical pipeline to wellness. From another approach, we can look at journaling as a vehicle used to express emotions and step into the past, present, and future.
While going through my journey, there was so much #raw emotions buried inside . . . even the medical drugs couldn’t break the barriers to relieve the pain. Through it all, I’ve discovered a wonderful and beautified prescription . . . and that’s Journaling. The healing that I gained (from it all) was most rewarding . . .
Truly, I can say I’ve reached emotional wellness. Henceforth, it’s all about nurturing my thoughts, feelings, and behavior - to become aware of my own emotions. And these emotional feelings are healthy ones. So healthy that I’m able to embrace satisfying relationships while achieving positive self-esteem and enjoying life despite its many outright challenges.
Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints That Matter
Inside, I hurt so badly not having Craig around. It was as if my heart had been ripped out. I had given myself to him, and even though he knew about my pregnancy, he wanted no part. That’s what hurt even more. And to think, I loved him unconditionally. Words could not describe the depth of my emotion. I cried until my teardrops dried up. Being pregnant and alone was a hard and painful journey. I started journaling to lighten my pain.