Greetings from the
New Look for my Homepage
Some of you “old-timers” who have been a part of my network for several years may not know my webmaster, Vidya, created a new look for my homepage recently. Take a look if you have not seen it, www.InnerworksPublishing.com. You will notice that I have a photo of myself with my grandson, Dylan, at the beach. At this stage in my life, I am happy for this photo to introduce me publicly. Notice there are many articles from the past to read. Some of you may want to listen to my voice reading, Affirmations for Inner Healing, found on the homepage to the left. Click here to read or print a copy of these affirmations.
By Vicky Jeter
Overview: This around-the-year daily reader is a gem full of tools designed to support and promote healthy self-esteem, goal-setting and achievement.
When I first met Suzanne Harrill, M. Ed, author of Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself: Cultivating the Garden of Your Mind, I was in her “Acorn to Oak Tree” Workshop on self-esteem. Through the workshop she was planting the potent seeds that would become this timely and transformative book. I was just starting out in my adult life, looking for a guidepost by which to weigh and measure my pressing desires against my seemingly limited choices. I knew I needed something, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on just what I needed. Then Suzanne gave us one of the premises on which this writing is based. In effect she said: If most of the people in the world can find their way to naturally healthier, higher self-esteem almost all of the challenges life presents us with would become opportunities. This rang true to me clearly. I knew right then one piece of what I needed was higher self-esteem.
Readers will find the “Acorn Analogy” in the opening pages of the book. Immediately following it is the insightful forward on by John Randolph Price, on maximizing the value of what “seed thoughts” have to offer us. Then, there is a basic explanation of self-esteem and how personal self-esteem forms part of the foundation for the quality of our lives, including the “Self-Esteem Awareness Inventory.” The inventory will help readers experience how this applies for them, personally. Following the inventory, just before the daily readings there is a version of the 12 Steps of AA adapted by Suzanne especially to build self-esteem. This phenomenally versatile healing tool supports breaking the cycles of habit, addiction and co-dependence, while simultaneously building self awareness, understanding and compassion. There is a daily reading to address 365 different aspects of life and living, from “Adventure” to “Wise Use of Power,” each with a companion affirmation at the bottom of the page. And, Suzanne artfully left the year undesignated, so that both our detail oriented and our feeling selves may take it up again, year after year.
This is among the most important pocket-sized books I have ever read. I recommend it to everyone who would enjoy experiencing richer, more complete happiness.
By Jean Maguire
As I was sitting in the long, lonely hallway, visuals of empty chairs, sterile clean floors and blank faces enhanced my auditory senses. The sounds were inaudible, yet had the feeling of urgency. Maybe that was the pounding of my heart, the racing of my mind and a quick review of life as I had known it a few months prior. As I waited for the doctor to render his diagnosis, it was difficult not to wonder if this was in anyway similar to judgment day. When I think of the word judgment, the words that come to mind are punitive. Why would I, my 17 year old daughter or my family be punished?
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By Suzanne E. Harrill
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Affirmations to support self-esteem and spiritual growth
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