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.
Part Two of Three
Coming from 2017 to 2018 . . .
We lose the ones we love. Sure, they may be gone forever, but their #memories are embraceable!
This past year, many have sat back and watched the #angels take their love ones home. Some many have been taken through the hands of toxicity and others of natural causes.
As parents, it was our duty to nurture and protect. When things go awry and out of our control, we become helpless. Truly, that pain (at times) can be too much to bear. My prayers are with each and every family that has experienced this lost. Taking the journey into 2018 (without your love one), may your days be filled with peace. Yes, it is can be very hard to say goodbye!
Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints That Matter
There we sat listening to Linc as he sang and played his guitar to that well-known funeral melody, “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” This beautiful piece was originally recorded by G. C. Cameron. Now with Linc singing it, his vocals rocked the church. The lyrics alone are so electrifying and meaningful. Linc started out the song by guitar-picking for just a bit. His approach at the beginning of the song was very gentle. And he sang in a genuine and contagious manner, being on key with every note. I felt an emotional and powerful connection. I couldn’t help but wrap my heart around its lyrics, even when he held onto a note. With my eyes softly closed, tears rolling down my checks, and my body rocking right to left then left to right, the music drew me in. Sitting there listening to every word, every single line, and every vocal note, I was being taken on an emotional high ride. As the melody flowed, I sank deeper into the words of the song. The tone of his vocals was nothing less than breathtaking. I didn’t ever want him to stop singing. It was truly an elegant and appropriate song. And I knew I had found solace through its lyrics.