Find a heart that will love you at your worst and arms that will hold you at your weakest. — Unknown
What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the rehabs. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic.
Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.
I’ve come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer but myself. – Unknown
Problems are made to be solved, the author reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, she provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.
Give, but don’t allow yourself to be used. Love, but don’t allow your heart to be abused. Trust, but don’t be naive. Listen to others, but don’t lose your own voice. — Unknown
Top Amazon BESTSELLING self-help books:
1. The Gifts of Imperfections by Dr. Brene Brown
2. In The Garden of Thoughts by Dodinsky
3. Feeling Good by David Burns
4. Life Code by Dr. Phil McGraw
5. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser
I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people’s lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life. — Melody Beattie
Recommended Bestselling Book:
Is someone else’s problem your problem? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be codependent–and you may find yourself in this book. Over 5 million copies sold!
Remember, anyone can love you when the sun is shining. In the storms is where you learn who truly cares for you. — Unknown
Building on her signature message of using the mind to master difficult emotions, Joyce Meyer focuses on the most destructive, insidious one of all: anger. It is responsible for broken relationships, sleepless nights, high blood pressure and ulcers. It destroys friendships, marriages and families, not to mention peace of mind. Anger is especially hard to handle for many Christians who have learned from childhood that “good Christians don’t get angry.” Meyer argues that properly handled, anger is an alert system that something is wrong and needs to be resolved.