Recovering Me, Discovering Joy: Uplifting Wisdom for Everyday Greatness
Someone once said, “We are born naked, wet and hungry, get slapped on our backside…and then we crawl through hostile territory…”
Author of Recovering Me, Discovering Joy / Uplifting Wisdom for Everyday Greatness, Vivian Eisenecher has been an inspirational speaker, mentor and writer since 1996. Using her experience, strength and hope, she is committed to helping educate and enlighten the general public about the puzzling aspects of the addiction/recovery process and the strong correlation between anxiety, depression and alcoholism. Vivian holds a marketing degree in Business Administration (magna cum laude). Her other published works include articles for The Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Woman’s World, Viewpoint, and JUST FINE: Unmasking Depression and Anxiety Disorders (due out in 2009). She is featured on the 2009 Faces of Recovery Calendar and is a Board of Director for A New Path (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing). You can visit Vivian Eisenecher’s website at: www.recoveringme.com.
Recovering Me, Discovering Joy reveals how to recover (from any ailment or condition) not to normal but to a better normal. After numerous attempts at sobriety, stints in more than three rehabs, followed by repeated relapses, Vivian shares the “secret” that finally brought her lasting recovery and profoundly changed her life. In an effort to improve the success rate of recovery and quite possibly save lives, one of the book’s main goals is to raise awareness about the profound correlation between depression, social anxiety, and alcoholism. Vivian has struggled with these disorders and is in recovery from all three.
In addition, Recovering Me, Discovering Joy is a remarkably honest book of creative non-fiction about the positive nature of life’s problems. It is about the journey to know oneself. With a sense of humor and an uplifting spirit of gratitude, Vivian suggests ways to live a more meaningful life. She offers a fresh look at enduring truths which we all tend to forget in our day-to-day fast-paced lives. By using stories from people in recovery, famous quotes and personal reflections, she re-establishes the importance of faith in the healing process. Her experience, strength and hope provide the reader with keys to living a richer, easier and happier life.
Table of Contents:
1. Naked, Wet and Hungry
2. Recovery as a Unique Advantage
3. Dysthymia – A Neglected Disorder
4. FEAR – Face Everything and Recover
5. The Anxiety-laden World of Social Phobia
6. How am I Doing as a Human Being?
7. Authentic Success
8. Happiness, the Great Paradox of Human Nature
9. Our Bonus Age
10. Twelve-step Program Gifts
11. The Most Powerful Force in the Universe
12. Wise Men Still Follow Him
13. Living in the Sweet Spot
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