A true story, Beyond the Tears begins with the suicide attempt of an abused and addicted twenty-five-year-old woman. In the aftermath, she commits to counseling to recover from anxiety and depression associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. The author engages the reader in therapy... read more
Author Lynn C. Tolson appeals to the reader from the first paragraph of her powerful memoir Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story. Tolson uses creative non-fiction to tell her story, fascinating the reader with metaphor, prose, and poetry. Tolson tells her riveting story in first-person... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Author Lynn C. Tolson appeals to the reader from the first paragraph of her powerful memoir Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story. Tolson uses creative non-fiction to tell her story, fascinating the reader with metaphor, prose, and poetry. Tolson tells her riveting story in first-person narrative, enabling the reader to instantly bond with her authentic voice. Readers can readily visualize the settings, plot, and characters due to the author's well-developed descriptions and dialogue. This is not an average auto-biography: the book combines story-telling with self-help, affirmations, meditations, and therapeutic concepts. Each chapter begins with a quote appropriate to the content, which gives the reader even more to contemplate. The topics challenge the reader to explore social problems within the context of family relationships. However, Tolson uses her clever wit to offer the reader occasional comic relief. Readers say that they simultaneously laughed and cried on the same page. Some readers say that reading the book literally changed their lives. Readers also say they view themselves and their families with a fresh perspective.
“"It saddens me beyond my tears that love is lost within the fears."”Lynn
“"I was a survivor. I had overcome adversity and endured dysfunction. I lived through ordeals, faced demons and death, and reconstructed myself."”Lynn
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. (Eleanor Roosevelt)Highlighted by 32 Kindle customers
Be aware of the behavior needing change, examine the reasons for developing the behavior in the first place, have compassion for the choices made under the circumstances, find new ways to meet the needs, and get support. Set goals in small timeframes, one day, one week, one month, and break down the larger goals into smaller ones. Get rewards along the way.Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. (Joan Didion)Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed. When you have to work real hard to re-create the pain, and you can’t quite get there, that’s when you’re better. (Jane Fonda)Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything. (Bernadette Devlin)Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
“Forgive yourself by not condemning who you were and by celebrating who you are becoming.”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
We are free up to the point of choice, then the choice controls the chooser. (Mary Crowley)Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. (Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. (La Rochefoucault)Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. (William Jennings Bryan)Highlighted by 15 Kindle customers
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