Emotional fallout…

I knew full well there would be emotional fallout when I published this book.  The things I have written about, I have worked through in different therapies over twenty-five years.  Some people never do therapy.  In that case, this book might be harder to read for those who are part of the story. I have examined my shadow side thoroughly and I have learned to forgive the parts of me that are less than favorable, of which there are many.  I would never have wanted my story told by another.  In this book, I tell my story from my perspective.  If you are in it (actually) and you see yourself, forgive me if I can only see it from my point of view.  I worked very hard to be as honest as I could, coaching myself to let go of how I looked to others.  Any time I did not want to tell the whole truth about msyelf, in those moments, I realized if I veered off the path, I would then be writing ficiton.  That was not an option.  I have been afraid for a long time, and now I need to let go of that fear and let the chips fall where they may.  This quote from Clarissa Pinkola Estes guided my writing:  “A woman’s main source of power is speaking candidly on her own behalf.”

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