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.
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."
Whatever happened to those #vows? I thought it would be everlasting, no one could’ve told me it wouldn’t!
Engaging in any commitment takes plenty of #energy and work. And when you lack that effort, you get out what you put in. There are so many lessons we learn through life. And this was one of them.
Can you recall your many lessons?
Even so, we all may encounter broken vows and promises.
Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints That Matter
Once Mike and I stood at the altar, hand in hand, my palms began dripping with sweat. I felt a bunch of different emotions - excitement, nervousness, and happiness—all at once. The slight squeeze I’d gotten from Mike’s hand assured me it was going to be okay. After the minister gave his traditional marriage spiel, we recited our vows. Mike’s endearing message touched my heart: “I knew you were the woman for me the moment I saw you. I love you and yours very much. I want to share my life with you both. On this day, I promise to shower you with love. I promise to give you an abundance of joy. I promise to bring you happiness. I promise to grow with you in mind, body, and spirit. I promise to be your protector and keep our family safe. I promise to love you for eternity.”