After a long hiatus (3 years, to be exact) it's time for me to get back out there, into the public eye again. Plans are coming together, venues are being booked and I am looking forward to meeting all of you and telling you a little bit about my story.
The Secret Butterfly Trail is a nonfiction book, however the names and places have been changed to protect those who wish to remain anonymous. Come along as I take you on my journey through losing my house to foreclosure, moving to Michigan, the suicide of my ex-husband and how my life transformed in spite of the aftermath. My ordinary life is nothing less than a beautiful disaster, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Stay tuned to my Buzz Page and check out the calendar for up-coming Book Signings this summer.
The Secret Butterfly Trail is available on amazon.com paperback, Kindle and Audible ; barnesandnoble.com Nook; iBooks digital and Audible; Kobo and Blio digital.
Why on earth would I want to pose nude for a group of photographers?
I'm not a psychologist or an authority on body image. I'm a 50-year-old woman who has suffered with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder since I was 7 years old.
I've tried therapy and support groups over the past 15 years. Although they have helped tremendously and brought awareness about this disease, I seem to slip back into self-body-hatred periodically. Sometimes it lasts for a few days, sometimes a few months. The time period doesn't matter. What does matter is, even at my age I still struggle with my body. How many women do the same thing? Does it ever end?
For a lot of us, the disease begins in early childhood. For some, it happens in pre-pubescence when our young bodies are in a metamorphose stage from child to adult. The psychological damage done to girls is appalling, both as the result of media hype and the unrealistic expectations that society places on women, and through untreated childhood abuse - verbal, physical, emotional and sexual, to which I am no stranger on all counts.
This is where I've called home for the past 6 years. Not only is Sedona one of the 7 vortex locations on the planet, it is where I spend my days hiking, walking through oak creek, above it all in a glider plane and being a part of this metaphysical community.
Can a place change your life? I think so. It is impossible to stay the same once you are surrounded by the majestic red rocks and healing energy of this place called Sedona. Today I celebrate my 6th anniversary of living here - my home.
Check out this short video clip which was posted on visitsedona.com's Facebook page here: Sedona
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