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Dare to be Raw: Growing in resilience and hope while journeying through the battlefields of life.

Melanie Willard

Melanie bravely shares her wisdom from lessons learned so that we can break the silence and stigma attached to PTSD, addictions, domestic violence and mental illness. This book serves as a tool and as a conversation starter for all helping professionals, parents, teachers, teens, 1st Responders etc... Not only will you be filled with hope, but you will:

-Explore the cost and ripple effects that poor coping mechanisms can produce.
-Learn what to do and what not to do when facing adversity.
-Look at the crippling consequences of shame, isolation, and perfectionism.
-Discover how owning your story will build your self-esteem and help you grow in resilience.
-Learn to rise above your mess and be tenacious for your freedom!

So many of us struggle being our true authentic selves. We walk around wearing masks and we silence our urge to scream that "Everything is NOT OK!" As a result we communicate through silent coping mechanisms. Melanie shares the vital role self-expression and vulnerability played not only in attaining but maintaining her freedom and peace. She is a firm believer that if we would "dare" be more real and honest in our relationships as individuals, families and society, that we would experience a decline in anxiety, depression, medication, divorce, addictions, and other mental and physical health issues.

The cost of silence and isolation almost cost Melanie her life and that is why she is so passionate about being a voice for those who have no voice. She encourages us all to never give up hope and to be tenacious for our freedom! Her testimony reveals the depths of the fragility and resilience of the human spirit.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Author Academy Elite
  • Publish Date: Nov 22nd, 2016
  • Pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.39in - 0.48lb
  • EAN: 9781943526994
  • Categories: Motivational & InspirationalPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcohol

About the Author

Willard, Melanie: - Melanie Willard is a speaker, and author. Her passion is to help individuals and organizations grow in resilience and hope in the face of adversity while inspiring them to make a difference in their own life and in the lives of those around them! She has spoken to thousands of individuals over the last 15 years and provided one on one emotional and spiritual care to countless individuals going through crisis. An adventurous and passionate fighter who is no stranger to pain, Melanie has overcome many life-threatening battles such as cancer, loss, eating disorders, domestic abuse, and addictions. Melanie savours every moment she spends with her husband, Chris, and stepson, Tyler, in their Canadian country home. Connect at:
Oberbrunner, Kary: - Author, coach and speaker who helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they're here, and where they're going so they can become a Soul on Fire, experience unhackability and share their message with the world. Founder and writer coach for Author Academy Elite. KARY OBERBRUNNER is Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy. Kary struggled finding his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others experience unhackability in work and life. He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the nonprofit community.
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