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.
There is nothing beautiful about toxicity. When engaging in toxic relationships, take off the blinders. And see it in full color!
So from one of the chapters, here is a bit of insight...
In a toxic marital relationship, see it for what it’s worth:
• Don’t become codependent. Be willing to leave a toxic
• Don’t be blinded by feelings. Recognize they cripple a pure
• Avoid unsafe environments. Self-esteem is decreased and
energy becomes drained.
Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints That Matter
“I dare you to close one eye!” I screamed. “If you want to see tomorrow, it wouldn’t be wise.” I paced from the living room to the bedroom with a knife in each hand, waiting for his mistress to appear at our door. All through the night, I stared at the door, hoping she’d come. Each time I crept into the bedroom, Craig sprung up like a spring. He yelled, “I ain’t asleep!” No doubt Craig thought he was about to draw his last breath. That whole event was completely mind-boggling. A rush of electrifying combat adrenaline had taken over. It felt like one of those out-of-body experiences. To have had discovered this level of anger inside me was beyond frightening. Having the capacity to kill in the spur of the moment scared me out of my wits. Recognizing this toxic, killer emotion in me and knowing that someone had pushed me to that degree was a rude awakening. That awareness made me realize the full volatility of our toxic relationship. Remorseful, embarrassed, and ashamed of my actions, my self-esteem had been diminished. It made me feel sick to stoop so low as to want to kill a human being.