Book Details

Survival – the ability to outwit your emotions. – SJB

Do you ever feel like you’re losing your mind? Have you been so sad you couldn’t cry? Did you have great parents and a stable upbringing? Are you unable to finish what you start? Do you have trustworthy friends? Can you laugh at yourself with ease? Do you ever doubt your belief system? Can you feel love? Are you OK with being alone? Has shame lingered around your conscience? Do you want to scream profanities at the top of your lungs? Have you ever been scared to the point that you lost consciousness? Do you experience spiritual insights with occasional rejoicing? Do you talk to the God of your understanding? Do you feel a sense of satisfaction and warmth that “you broke the mold”??!!!!! If any of these questions pique your interest, take a look inside!


Book Excerpt

"So, the words...they bounce 'to and fro'. Why? Well, the mind which pens the thoughts moves vivaciously. Slow down. Stop. No, not on your life. Relief and freedom are the sought for result. Good and bad. Happy and sad. These words describe the positive drive or conflict within the author. So, it's of a human nature? Why...yes. Not to scare one off. On the contrary...the writer and reader may have something in common." This book is a collection of writings...poetry and essay-type. I share emotions, insights and memories that have and continue to make up my life. Struggling with mania, depression, obsessive-compulsive and acute anxiety disorders...I move forward and am finding peace more and more each day. Of course, some days it's two steps forward, one step back! Oh well...regardless, life continues to get better. Much gratitude.


About the Author

Sara Jo Bowling

Sara Jo Bowling is a native of Beaumont, Texas. She currently lives in Salem, Arkansas. Sara attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville her freshman year of college. In 1986 she graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont with a B.S. in Physical Education and Health Education. She has worked as a recreation trainer at a state school, a lab technician for the USDA and held various jobs at an advertising paper. During her life, Sara has volunteered work for social agencies and settings.

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