This book means a lot to me because through the personal experiences in this book and the process of writing the book, it’s like I peeled another layer of the onion of my deep training and habit of people-pleasing, wanting everyone to be happy (with me), never wanting to disappoint anyone, and in the end, going against my own truth and happiness for the sake of keeping everyone else happy.
I believe that my book, What If You Could Skip the Cancer?, explores a similar topic, except that it was my journey from my mind to trusting inner guidance, having faith, and seeing a much bigger world. This helped me to not look to others for how I was supposed to be living – which was a very big deal. But apparently, there was more to learn.
Now, 20 years later, I have been listening within happily and my life has changed in so many ways. But there was still more to learn to truly become happy and whole.
It started in my journey on a tropical island where I felt obligated to eat great big fish eyeballs. I tried… and failed… kicking my people-pleasing-self into full failure-mode. Then there were even more stories from my time there that were definitely taking me into dark places – perhaps for a later personal breakthrough. 🙂
I share stories from Malta, Greece, Italy, etc of personal realizations I had about how we lose ourselves, what it’s like to live without love, isolation, etc.
And then, I had my real breakthrough in Sicily. This “dark night of the soul” finally brought me to a level of self-love that was new and shifted me in incredible ways.
So, I am really happy to get to share this book with you because I know I am not alone in this habit of wanting to please others – to our own detriment. 🙂