Sticking to it helps me stay motivated and inspired.
Love in the Gardens of Macantar: A Spiritual Journey of Healing from codependency and relationship addiction
~Lisa Acor Laurel
This book is a memoir which explores the entire year before the beginning of freedom for Ms. Laurel. Freedom in the sense of no more addiction to relationships with men, drugs, and alcohol. And it portrays her emotional struggle to keep the sanity from destroying her and keep it away from her son. It is Christian faith-based as there are many quotes from Corinthians that has guided her out of her personal hell.
Ms. Laurel's story tells a bit about my story. She punctuates much of my own life with her experiences and had me rooting for her saying, "I hear ya sista'!" I don't label this book as a 'self-help'. Women need validation for their courage to persue their own inner journey. This book does just that. And this is what I label it, "women-helping-women". Pick it up. It's a quick read and you will want to read it over and over again as you persue your own journey of regaining your passions and true happiness.
Lisa Acor Laurel is a native Long Islander and works in the gardening industry, promotes and practices organic methods, is an avid labyrinth, meditation garden creator, and church participant, and a well-versed writer, this being the first of several books to come. She holds CASAC certification and studied acupuncture at NYI of Chinese Medicine. You may visit her online at www.spirit-renewal.com.
Lisa is a very good friend of mine and we work together. Her and I inspire each other constantly. She calls me when the boss or others have pushed her to her limit and I do not hesitate to call on her when I'm ready to walk out the door. We have similar stories. Would love to hear from those who read the book and can relate. Does it inspire you?
Peace and passion