Breaking Free

My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Author: Herschel Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416579755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8932

The NFL legend and Heisman Trophy winner shares the inspiring story of his life and diagnosis with dissociative identity disorder. Herschel Walker is widely regarded as one of football's greatest running backs. He led the University of Georgia to victory in the Sugar Bowl on the way to an NCAA Championship and he capped a sensational college career by earning the 1982 Heisman Trophy. Herschel spent twelve years in the NFL, where he rushed for more than eight thousand yards and scored sixty-one rushing touchdowns. But despite the acclaim he won as a football legend, track star, Olympic competitor, and later a successful businessman, Herschel realized that his life, at times, was simply out of control. He often felt angry, self-destructive, and unable to connect meaningfully with friends and family. Drawing on his deep faith, Herschel turned to professionals for help and was ultimately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder. While some might have taken this diagnosis as a setback, Herschel approached his mental health with the same indomitable spirit he brought to the playing field. It also gave him, for the first time, insight into his life's unexplained passages, stretches of time that seemed forever lost. Herschel came to understand that during those times, his "alters," or alternate personalities, were in control. Born into a poor, but loving family in the South, Herschel was an overweight child with a stutter who suffered terrible bullying at school. He now understands that he created "alters" who could withstand abuse. But beyond simply enduring, other "alters" came forward to help Herschel overcome numerous obstacles and, by the time he graduated high school, become an athlete recognized on a national level. In Breaking Free, Herschel tells his story -- from the joys and hardships of childhood to his explosive impact on college football to his remarkable professional career. And he gives voice and hope to those suffering from DID. Herschel shows how this disorder played an integral role in his accomplishments and how he has learned to live with it today. His compelling account testifies to the strength of the human spirit and its ability to overcome any challenge.

Breaking Free

How Forgiveness and A Course in Miracles Can Set You Free

Author: Lorri Coburn

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452533063

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9529

Breaking Free is a user-friendly guide to A Course in Miracles, illustrating principles with fascinating stories from Lorri Coburn's psychotherapy practice. It is the quintessential introduction that bridges the gap between traditional religious beliefs and A Course in Miracles. This is a must-read, first companion to A Course in Miracles. “Lorri Coburn is a woman who demonstrates in this book that she doesn't just ask the tough questions, she has also found the answers. I've never seen a more satisfying explanation and resolution of the mysteries of life. I enthusiastically recommend this wonderful book.” -- Gary Renard, best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe.

Breaking Free

How to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business

Author: Chris Lauer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313355347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 4522

Offers insights into the decisions, ideas, and tips required to make self-employment a reality.

Breaking Free

How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want

Author: Sheldon Kardener,Monika Olofsson Kardener

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448208X

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 3400

These are some of the issues addressed by the Kardeners in Breaking Free: How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want. Why do our best intentions so often go awry? What prompts people to engage in behaviors that have the opposite outcome from what they wished to have happened? What attracts us to our mates and then alienates us from them—only to find similar difficulties in subsequent relationships? How and why do we get in our own way of success? What contributes to distress within a person, between people, communities and nations?

Breaking Free, Starting Over

Parenting in the Aftermath of Family Violence

Author: Christina Dalpiaz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981679

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 1924

Aids parents raising children in families that have suffered through abuse, providing an understanding of the impact of the violence and how to address the damage by rebuilding trust.

Melina Breaking Free

A true story

Author: Dimitra Mantheakis

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742756532

Category: Fiction

Page: 515

View: 1935

1950’s. In a small isolated Greek provincial town in post-Civil War Greece a closely-knit group of young friends - Melina, Sarantos, Iakovos, Sofia, Mary, Urania and Paulina - will discover that behind the curtain of strict morality and social righteousness their fellow villagers’ passions are boiling over and there are hidden secrets. As they grow older the young protagonists will pass from innocence to an awakening of the flesh with these sexual experiences indelibly marking their lives. They come to realise that sex is not only pleasure but hides numerous disappointments and pitfalls when games of sensuality also involve the heart. Shattered dreams, abandonment, exploitation and callousness lie ahead for the newly-initiated youths and girls as they are called on to handle each new situation according to their character and beliefs. Will they be able to overcome unforeseen obstacles in their struggle or will they be swept away by what appears to be written for each of them by Fate?

Breaking Free

Learning to Work Through the Negative Events of Yesterday in Order to Live Your Life with Personal Freedom

Author: Richard Flint

Publisher: Richard Flint Seminars

ISBN: 9780937851258

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 165

View: 9014

Breaking Free is filled with insights designed to move our life beyond the confusion and frustrations that challenge the desire for personal success. It deals with the #1 issue that makes a person a prisoner in their own life - the negative emotional tapes you have made about the events your life has been handed. These emotional tapes have two tracks - positive and negative. What you know and feel about these events is determined by which aspect of the tape you choose to play. Richard Flint knows, because this book is his life story.

Breaking Free from Depression

Pathways to Wellness

Author: Jesse H. Wright,Laura W. McCray

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462502598

Category: Psychology

Page: 372

View: 1056

When it comes to treating depression, one size definitely doesn't fit all. How do you find the science-based treatment that will work for you? What can you do to restore the fighting spirit and motivation that are so essential for overcoming this illness? Leading psychiatrist-researcher Jesse Wright and his daughter, Laura McCray, a family physician, have helped many thousands of depressed patients discover effective pathways to wellness. Here they describe powerful treatment tools and present a flexible menu of self-help strategies you can try today or turn to in the future. Dozens of easy-to-use worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed from the companion Web page. Learn proven ways to break the cycle of negative thinking, restore energy and a sense of well-being, strengthen your relationships, and make informed decisions about medications. You can beat depression and keep your life headed in a positive direction. This book shows how.

Breaking Free

Author: William Shore

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426963416

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 8845

Jody, a teenager with literary talent, moves to the American Southwest. In the face of family turmoil, she resolves to develop her craft no matter what. Befriending a couple of free-spirited boys, Jody learns about who she is, and what it means to be true to herself. By joining forces, the unlikely triumvirate of Jody, Miguel and Tony, demonstrate that racial differences can be the glue that binds people together. Encouraged by others, she learns to give vent to feelings previously repressed, and that this can lead to healing. Due to her strong sense of social justice, Jody writes about controversial subjects that draw national attention to a website for young writers. When Jody decides to attempt legal emancipation, she enlists the services of a Navajo Indian and attorney. Despite being at the twilight of his career, Mr. Red Cliff takes on her case. He must find a way to win Jody's freedom, without exposing her family to humiliation. Will Jody be given a fair hearing? Will Red Cliff's consultant, Jaime, be able to unearth evidence that Jody's mother has an illness she refuses to disclose? This coming of age novel will appeal to adults and adolescents looking for a fast-moving story. A story of an exceptional girl with an insatiable curiosity, along with a steadfast determination to escape an intolerable family situation.

Breaking Free

Understanding Sexual Addiction & the Healing Power of Jesus

Author: Russell Willingham

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830868131

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7877

Our world is awash in sex. We are bombarded with it everywhere we turn--TV, newspapers and magazines, music, movies and the Internet. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. They may detest their own habits, but they can't seem to break free. Is there any hope? Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled. His answer? "Yes! There is hope. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action. The essentials are spelled out in practical steps that can help people begin to break free. Willingham deals with such issues as what all addicts have in common the hunt of the malnourished heart where to find the courage to face the dark side wrestling with shame and grace the healing effect of radical honesty This realistic yet hopeful book offers a new way to see the world for every person who wants to understand and break free from sexual addiction.

Breaking Free from Hepatitis C

A Personal Journey

Author: Gregory David

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440152039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 4606

In the United States it is estimated that 3.2 million people are infected with the Hepatitis C virus, which is a contagious liver disease that can range in severity from a mild illness to a serious, lifelong condition. Infections worldwide are estimated at 150 to 200 million people, many of whom are not aware they are affected. Gregory David finds out the hard way that he is one of the infected through a letter, which reads, We regret that at this time our company cannot offer you a life insurance policy. We based our decision on your recent alcohol use during the past six years, and the presence of the Hepatitis C virus. At first, Gregory is in disbelief, and he insists on having his doctor perform an independent test. But when the results come back, he learns that his earlier years of occasional drug use and constant partying may have finally caught up with him. The coming weeks and months pose huge obstacles as Gregory learns about the disease, breaks the news to family and friends, and struggles to cope with an infection he at first knows little about. Join Gregory as he confronts the disease, and find inspiration in Breaking Free from Hepatitis C.

Breaking Free

A Fascinating Escape Story in Verse Inspired by Doris Pilkington's Famous Account "Rabbit-proof Fence"

Author: George Szendi-Horvath

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434960196

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 1975

Breaking Free

Glimpses of a Buddhist Life

Author: Srimala

Publisher: Windhorse Publications


Category: Buddhists

Page: 160

View: 2938

In 1975 Srimala (formerly Jane Goody) was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order by Sangharakshita whilst pregnant with her second child, and in this book she recounts the challenges of combining motherhood with the spiritual path. Presenting her experiences as a series of snapshots, she also describes her struggle to transform her sexual relationships - to break with the romantic myth and her dependency on men, and to move towards chastity and contentment.

Breaking Free

Author: Christopher Power

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846941717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 4261

'Breaking Free' is the remarkable true story of one man's journey from the depths of misery and misfortune, through crime, violence and addiction, to the realization of a dream and a happy ending.

Breaking Free

Discover the Victory of Total Surrender

Author: Beth Moore

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805445528

Category: Religion

Page: 289

View: 9873

Now available in paperback and one of Beth Moore's most popular writings to date, Breaking Free is the breakthrough book on how to overcome the strongholds of sin and discover a better life.

Breaking Free

Excerpts from the Narratives of Young African Women

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: African fiction (English)

Page: 108

View: 3369

Breaking Free from Depression

Author: Linda Mintle

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 0884198936

Category: Psychology

Page: 98

View: 7327

LORD, HELP ME GIVE YOU CONTROL OF MY LIFE! No one is exempt from occasional gloomy feelings. But when depression hits, you can identify the roots and change your negative thinking. God does not want you depressed. He wants you experiencing great joy! Everyone needs help now and then. Whether you are a teen, adult or senior, this message brings new hope. Recognize triggers that lead to depression. Discover tools to escape dression. Stand on God's Word and find strength for every situation. SEEK WISE COUNSEL, AND ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LEAD YOU OUT OF YOUR DEPRESSION AND INTO THE JOY OF LIVING!

Breaking Free

Women of Spirit at Midlife and Beyond

Author: Marilyn Sewell

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807028254

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 215

View: 8913

An inspiring collection of writing about women's spirituality in the second half of life includes contributions from Vivian Gornick, Audre Lorde, Erica Jong, Grace Paley, Terry Tempest Williams, Isabel Allende, Barbara Hurd, Sandy Boucher, and Maya Angelou, among others. Original.

Breaking Free of the Co-Dependency Trap

Author: Janae B. Weinhold, PhD,Barry K. Weinhold, PhD

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318382

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3007

This bestselling book, now in a revised edition, radically challenges the prevailing medical definition of co-dependency as a permanent, progressive, and incurable addiction. Rather, the authors identify it as the result of developmental traumas that interfered with the infant-parent bonding relationship during the first year of life. Drawing on decades of clinical experience, Barry and Janae Weinhold correlate the developmental causes of co-dependency with relationship problems later in life, such as establishing and maintaining boundaries, clinging and dependent behaviors, people pleasing, and difficulty achieving success in the world. Then they focus on healing co-dependency, providing compelling case histories and practical activities to help readers heal early trauma and transform themselves and their primary relationships.

Breaking Free of Nehru

Let's Unleash India!

Author: Sanjeev Sabhlok

Publisher: Breaking Free of Nehru

ISBN: 8190583581

Category: Government accountability

Page: 267

View: 2786

The book discusses the impact of Nehruvian socialism on freedom in India. It reflects on India s post-independence experience and finds that India needs to move well beyond socialist paradigms towards freedom and innovation if it wishes to retrieve its status as a great nation. It then traces the causes of India`s political and bureaucratic corruption, its poverty, and its large, illiterate population. The book then proposes numerous ways to transform India`s governance thorough competitive, freedom-based, solutions. Solutions recommended range from a re-write of the Indian Constitution in order to make it simpler and clearly focused on freedom, to the radical restructure of the Indian public services based on modern public sector reforms across the world. It advocates state funding of elections, raising the salaries of politicians significantly, freeing the labour market, imposing carbon taxes on pollution, seeking compensatory payments from developed countries for their prior carbon emissions, and complete privatisation of school and university education. It argues that India can, and should, aspire to be the world s best in everything it does. I believe that no Indian should settle for anything less than that.