HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU
My life hasn’t been easy, but I keep it simple. In my head, I can write a book, organize and complete a project, create designs, and so on. But, when it comes to the logistics, it requires assistive hands and feet—other people.
As I considered what to write about, I thought of others like myself who have found their lives turned upside down and inside out by a traumatic life interruption. Whether by divorce, disease, disability or natural disaster, it wasn’t on our mental radar. These things happen suddenly. There is no preparation for such, and we’re stranded without a compass to navigate the unfamiliar territory.
Then again, for most people the word change carries an ominous meaning. Moving away from familiar routines, locations, and people is threatening. Regardless of the emotional, financial, and health-related hardships, and in spite of the false sense of security it brings, we choose to remain within harmful and unproductive circumstances. We just don’t like change, so we choose not to change. Worse yet, what to change seems overwhelming. Where do we begin?
My intention for writing, How To Be The Best You, is to offer you a compass to find your way. Although it isn’t an easy path, I have given you an outline for simplifying needful changes. There are 4 directional parts.
The first direction is for finding your true north, your purpose and passion. If trauma hasn’t derailed you in your life pursuits, hypnotic daily routines can lull you into a Rumpelstiltskin slumber, forgetting the dreams of your youth. I begin with suggestions, clues, and leads guiding you to rediscover your heart, along with hitherto undivulged anecdotes of my own soul search.
The second part exposes the subtle sabotage of the secret mind—your thoughts. You will learn to be the wrangler of your thoughts because they affect ALL areas of your life—emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.
Though we all have specific strengths and weaknesses indicative of our temperaments and personalities, in the third section I spotlight 6 accepted roadblocks or states of mind that can detour you from participating in your own excellent adventure. In reality, there are innumerable roadblocks. These most common habits will open your eyes to question and explore what others lurk in the darkness of your acceptance.
In the fourth part and on a lighter note, before you set out on your own personal journey to be the best you, I have scattered bread crumbs of food and fun to keep your Mensa mind and mighty muscles up to snuff in your search and on the path of your soul’s purpose and passion.
Each person’s path is unique, yet we all experience inconveniences in the circumstances of our lives. Every inconvenience has the capacity to alter our pilgrimage’s timetable; and self-positioned roadblocks can prevent us from reaching our destinations. Only YOU can recognize which exits to take and which detours to avoid in finding satisfaction and fulfillment at your journey’s end.
Views From My Chariot: A Wheelchair Oddity
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REVIEWS for Views from My Chariot:
“I enjoyed it so much…funny and self deprecating…also, inspiring and insightful! I have a feeling it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Cynthia is the epitome of a steel magnolia!”
–Bev Perea (reader)
“I’ve known Cynthia White for nearly 3 decades. Her external and internal beauty have always been appealing to the eye and soothing for the soul. Her writing reveals willingness to be candid about life’s harshness without losing humor. Her confessions of having to cultivate the fruit of forbearance with loved ones, herself, and with the Lord…is a refreshing departure from Christianese religiosity. Reading anything written by Cynthia is a rewarding investment of time.”
-Jim Croft, author of Invisible Enemies
“If you have a porch swing…please read this book there….This is more like a conversation with a friend than any self-help book I’ve ever read. Cynthia is a wonderful story teller. She gets (so) caught up in telling her story it’s entirely possible to forget you’re reading. There are self-help tips, but they’re not just limited to the disabled…I hope this is the first of many.”
“…it is very well-written, heartwarming, witty, informative, and gives the reader a glimpse into what a precious child of God Cynthia is! I admire her adventurous spirit, tenacity, wisdom, and desire to continually forge ahead and grow.”
-Cheryl Snow (reader)