“Silencing Echoes” Coming Soon


 

“Silencing Echoes”, which was the original name of my personal healing memoir, takes a look at the various ways we attempt to silence our painful echoes from the past, frequent with damaging effects on our health and spirituality as well as those around us. This non-fiction book is based on the parts of my life that not only hurt me the most, but thankfully taught me the most. The primary focus is not on the horror of each abuse, but the healing and choices I somehow made to not be a victim in spite of my history. “My echoes” of abuse were very difficult to silence. But I did exterminate it. Sadly, my story is probably not even close to the worst stories of abuse that exist in our world.

During the actual writing of this book, I have discovered the details of each abusive event no longer needs to be shared in detail – I simply needed to share the healing. This book is going to touch everyone’s heart – whether they be a victim, a perpetrator, a relative or simply a human being.

When will this book arrive? 2017 – early 2018.  Maybe sooner.

Check back for updates.

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Discovering Truth


“Abuse was part of my life and keeping that “secret” separated me from others. My safe zone was nature, so as much as possible I kept my face toward the sky with the wind blowing through my hair, my mind and my heart. Love was only given to animals because they comforted me unconditionally.

What I discovered with the passing of time was revealing the abuse to others wasn’t the main contributing factor of my healing. The most powerful fuel was understanding a complicated yet simple, often forgotten “truth”.”

I was and am stronger than the abuse“.

Excerpt from “My Radiant Hell – Healing Tidbits from a Wounded Soul.”  Coming Soon

Kicking Ash


 

40977210_sIt has been said that “firewood is not the fire”.

Let’s think that through for a moment. Assuming this example is correct, firewood is the “fuel” to fire’s needs. Firewood would still be firewood without the fire and remains so until fire uses it. When fire uses the firewood to fuel itself, it morphs the firewood into ash. The fire actually changes the shape, look and feel of the firewood by destroying its previous existence as simple firewood. Interesting.

Let’s apply that to a second example, “anger is not violence”.  Anger is the fuel violence needs. Anger would still be anger without violence, it remains the same until violence uses it. When violence seeks out and uses anger to fuel its violence, as with fire and firewood, violence changes the shape and look of anger by intensifying it to the level of abusive and harmful proportions unlike its previous existence as simple anger. Anger has now become buddies with violence. Violent anger spreads like wildfire – leaving only ashes. Interesting.

And true.  As I was recovering from the abuse of my past, I was left with the metaphor of “ashes”.  What do I do with these ashes?  Study them, move them around, try to make sense of the patterns within the ash?

Eventually I decided to just kick the ash out of my life.

 

A Little Girl


She spent her life dancing to her favorite songs,

She was a little girl who was all alone.

Eyes wide open, always hoping for the sun,

She was a little girl who was all alone.

Fragile as leaf in autumn just falling to the ground,

Without a sound.

She had a crooked little smile on her blue-eyed face,

as she tells her silent tale of grace.

She was a little girl who still stood all alone.

Preface “Sneak Peek”


 

A taste of my new book about silencing the echoes from the past.  I welcome all comments. Debbie

“The above story is a preamble to the words contained within the chapters that follow.  A storytelling of sorts, that shows that even a helpless nine-month old child has intense feelings and memories of things adults assume they could never remember. Some memories may not be conscious at such a young age, but each memory nonetheless remains buried in the subconscious mind.  I spent a good part of my life running away from my childhood memories and for the last 12 years I’ve taken those memories out, re-lived most of them, learned from them, and ultimately released each one of them as hundreds of colorful balloons that slowly meandered and undulated higher and higher into the sky to slowly disappear.  My personal story is honest, yet raw in parts, and sadly it is shared by millions of people on this planet.

I share my story in an effort to educate all who read this book that healing is possible for those who honestly look for it.  It takes courage, patience, perseverance and numerous boxes of tissues to move through the maze of memories and claim the prize of releasing our personal stories to become whole and balanced.

Thankfully, nothing is insurmountable – not even ourselves.”

Kicking Ash


 

It has been said that “firewood is not the fire”.

Let’s think that through for a moment. Assuming this example is correct, firewood is the “fuel” to fire’s needs.  Firewood would still be firewood without the fire and remains so until fire uses it.  When fire uses the firewood to fuel itself, it morphs the firewood into ash. The fire actually changes the shape, look and feel of the firewood by destroying its previous existence as simple firewood.  Interesting.

Let’s apply that to a second example, “anger is not violence”.  Anger is the fuel violence needs.  Anger would still be anger without violence, it remains the same until violence uses it.  When violence seeks out and uses anger to fuel its violence, as with fire and firewood, violence changes the shape and look of anger by intensifying it to the level of abusive and harmful proportions unlike its previous existence as simple anger.  Anger has now become buddies with violence. Violent anger spreads like wildfire – leaving only ashes. Interesting.

And true.

As I was recovering from the abuse of my past, I was left with the metaphor of “ashes”.  What do I do with these ashes?  Study them, move them around, try to make sense of the patterns within the ash?

Eventually I decided to just kick the ash out of my life.

NOTE: The above is part of my “monkey bar musing” as I’m getting closer to finishing my book, “Silencing Echoes”.  The lines above may make the cut.

 

Excerpt . . .New Book In Process


“It hadn’t been safe to be authentic, to express thoughts and feelings openly. In a violent, alcoholic home, is wasn’t even safe for the adults to do so. You learn to blend in, to accommodate, to be vigilant for cues of anger that often led to violence.  You hide so well you can’t even find you.”

 

Excerpt . . .


“It hadn’t been safe to be authentic, to express thoughts and feelings openly. In a violent, alcoholic home, is wasn’t even safe for the adults to do so. You learn to blend in, to accommodate, to be vigilant for cues of anger that often led to violence.  You hide so well you can’t even find you.”

From “Forgiveness:  The Art of Silencing Echoes”

Live Podcast Interview MONDAY!!




Awaken-and-Thrive-Sq-300x300Dr. Andrea Pennington Announces

An Interview with Dr. Debbie Engelmann

“Natural Healing for Trauma & Abuse”

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Listen LIVE at 10am EST – 3pm Paris Time – 2pm Iceland/London/Ghana Time

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Dr. Andrea brings you an inspiring interview with Dr. Debbie Engelmann, a Doctor of Natural Health and Traditional Naturopathy, as well as an Herbal Practitioner, reminds us of our divine ability to heal naturally and recover from trauma and abuse with grace.

Dr. Deb’s story, Falling into the Garden of Healing, appears alongside Dr. Andrea’s story with 40+ other amazing authors in the new book Heart to Heart: The Path to Wellness“.

Having experienced abuse and devastating loss in many forms, Debbie never lost hope, nor her innocence. Her love of Nature and all things natural allowed her to uncover her healing gifts and share them with her patients and now the world!

In the book, Debbie talks about the death of her two sisters, Vicki and Sandy, who died months apart. Her journey through the darkest hours of her life eventually led to healing of mind, body and spirit. She shares how she pulled herself out of the depression and devastation and found her true self.  Listen in as Deb discusses how abuse in her childhood and the tragic loss of both of her sisters revealed how her hidden emotions led to her sickness, yet ultimately awakened her ability to heal – – naturally.  Deb’s story will speak to your heart and inspire you to go beyond your pain to find your own Garden of Healing through alternative remedies and therapies.

Prepare to be inspired and discover how YOU can use natural healing methods to heal yourself from past trauma and drama!

ABOUT THE SHOW


This podcast, hosted by online life coach, motivational speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Andrea Pennington, offers insight, inspiration and practical guidance on how to return to our rightful place of vitality, power and purpose!  


In Dr. Andrea’s recent
TEDx talk  and her chapter in the Path to Wellness book she shares how she personally overcame depression and anxiety to live more confidently as her ‘authentic self’ with alternative healing remedies, positive psychology techniques,  meditation and qigong. Now she brings natural healing and longevity wisdom from around the world in this interview series.

http://www.andreapennington.com/natural-healing-for-trauma-abuse-loss-audio-interview-with-dr-debbie-engelmann/