New book release by Theresa Anthony
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, can affect us our entire lives … and in ways we may not even be aware of. I hope my story will spark fresh insights as you reflect on your own life, and also inspire you should you be going through a difficult chapter.
When a child is faced with strife, the natural impulse is to seek a footing or anchor that provides a sense of safety and comfort. For me personally, that anchor was my grandfather, a self-made and charismatic man who played an influential role in my life.
Over the course of my life, I have endured a number of tragic losses that absolutely could have crippled me emotionally.Thankfully, my naturally positive outlook coupled with a strong faith has helped me overcome these tragedies and continue my life's journey - never ceasing to seek joy along the way.
In Search of Gopher Hollow depicts the subconscious quest I have been on to find the same sense of security and support that I'd once experienced as an eight-year-old child when finding refuge at my grandparents’ home called Gopher Hollow. At that impressionable age, I soaked up the sensory delights I discovered there—the scents of gardenia and eucalyptus, the song of the mourning dove—while also forging a close bond with my larger than life grandfather. What resulted was a blueprint for joy, deeply engrained in my psyche and my soul, that has propelled me over the years.
In my third book, I'll take you on an emotional journey as I reflect on the pivotal events, losses, and poignant moments that have shaped my life. Thankfully, I was gifted with an abundance of grit and resilience, traits that helped me confront hardships and loss as I continued my lifelong pursuit of the peace I had once known as a child at Gopher Hollow.
More Books by Theresa Anthony
HOPE SPRINGS FROM A MOTHER'S BROKEN HEART:
11 Mothers Share How They Survived
the Loss of a Child
READ EXCERPT HERE
MY 13TH STATION:
A Mother Shares Her Son's Tragic Battle with Depression, Alcoholism, and Demons
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Journey with me as I share my personal life experiences in hopes of inspiring others who may be facing a difficult chapter or two. I am very pleased to announce my newest memoir In Search of Gopher Hollow. In it, I walk the reader through my whole life story, which is quite the roller coaster ride. But with the help of a loving God and a powerful mentor in my late grandfather, I was able to hang on and forge ahead through some very tumultuous times.
My last book, Hope Springs from a Mother's Broken Heart: 11 Mothers Share How They Survived the Loss of a Child, delves deeply into the unique grief journey that a mother must endure. I have learned a lot, so I decided to help newly grieving mothers by creating a guidebook. Ten other grieving mothers joined me in sharing their own courageous stories, offering the reader an important resource for tips and wisdom. Mostly, the reader will be inspired by the strength of these ladies, and the amazing ways they have chosen to honor their child's memory.
My first memoir, My 13th Station: A Mother Shares Her Son's Tragic Battle with Depression, Alcoholism, and Demons, is a transparent accounting of my son's harrowing journey during the last six years of his short life. In this book, I provide firsthand information that can truly help other parents of struggling teens or young adults.
My hope is, through writing and blogging about the a variety of real life issues, that I offer my readers constructive advice based on my personal experiences - and that I inspire them to never give up.
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