For some of us it’s situational and for others it’s a chemical imbalance. For some it’s triggered by screaming people in our faces, reminding us of childhood abuse and for others it’s the long hot shower turned cold because we can’t fathom how we’re going to finish the day. For some, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Mania ….. showing up to work hoping you can make it until noon so you can drive around the block and sit at the corner and cry it out or hell, not even making it out of bed on a Tuesday. Tuesday’s are hard.
Truth. Depression you DO NOT OWN ME. I will refuse to allow you to take me down. I will get help. I will see my therapist. I will take my medication. I will eat right. I will exercise. I will tell the people I love the most when I am hurting instead of isolating. I will REFUSE, do you hear me now, I will REFUSE TO TAKE THIS LYING DOWN.
I will write a book about you. How you tried to kill me. And I will save others because if I am here for good …. SO ARE THEY.
Believe. Hard. For whatever reason. Depression ? @*(# ….. WE ARE HERE TO STAY!
Redemption. Coming Soon to Amazon. Follow me at @courtneyfrey on Facebook for details on Friday’s launch!
During my radio interview last night with Vicki Drane Speaks on Artist First Vicki asks me how difficult it was to put so much of my own self out into the world through Restitution. I responded with,
“The day Restitution went live on amazon I literally felt like I’d taken off all my clothes and walked naked into the streets for all to see. It was a moment of feeling so extremely vulnerable that I simply fell to my knees and cried out to God, “Let this not be in vain.” To tell our stories, to be so authentic with our truth – it’s never easy. We’re trained, as a society, to keep the ugly hidden. We put on airs that all is well and we secretly fight demons in our sleep, and for a lot of us, in our awake. We pretend that we’re fine. We pretend that our experiences didn’t shape us or change us. We lie. We keep quiet. So, yes, putting Restitution out into the world was deathly frightening. But I didn’t worry as much about what people would think …. what I worried about more was being able to be there for every single person that read it and thought, “Me too. How do I survive?” Restitution, for me, isn’t just a novel you can download for $2.99 on Kindle. It’s a movement. It’s a voice. It requires that I walk in humility, truth, and exposure. But, I’m willing to go there. I’m willing to be the voice long enough until others harness the courage to speak for themselves.”
Try Restitution. Just give it a chance, and maybe you’ll discover that the secrets and the story within you has been begging to come out too. You have purpose. Your voice counts!
Restitution continues to rank in its category as it receives another 5 star review this morning!
5 STAR REVIEW
Restitution, available on http://www.amazon.com in both kindle and soft cover book formats is beginning to gain forward movement. The message is clear – the desire to reclaim your value, worth, and identity is within you and you are not alone! Join other Restitution readers via our facebook page or the author website at http://www.courtneyfrey.org
Courtney Frey Press Release Short
Restitution, within several weeks of release, has hit the top 10 charts in Women’s personal growth and is a healing resource for all who seek to understand and overcome adversity. A superb tool for groups, organizations, and independent therapists and counselors. Please contact the author or the publisher today for more information on group book sales and speaking engagements.
I told my story. The day my publisher sent me the author copies it was as if I took off all my clothes and walked into the streets naked for all to see. Was I really doing this? What would people think? How was my story any different, better, or more interesting than any other stories? Truth is … it’s not. It’s just a voice. A Singular story that denies pain it’s opportunity to destroy. I tell because I know you need to. WE all do. But, it’s not just to tell. It’s to change. To empower. To inspire. To literally unite the stories of deep, painful wounds from broken hearts and instigate a purposeful, passionate change within and around us.
You are connected. Please, don’t isolate.
I told my story for you.
Today, $2.99 is the investment you will make to begin telling yourself ….. NOTHING IS EVER IN VAIN.
I’d love to hear from you.
Rebecca and Courtney build a bridge in a ditch that is symbolic of their plight to bridge the gap between the little girls that were hurt and the grown women they’ve had to become to survive. It is their story, but it is your story. What sacrifices did you have to make as you survived the hands that hurt you? What part of yourself do you hide away and shelter from the word for fear of hurt? The walls you’ve built, they will come down. It will be okay. You’re not alone.
For all the women who’ve had to go back and get the little girl they’d left behind. Bridges. My song. Your song. The road to healing.
Your best friend confided in you. Your sister wants to change. Your relationship with your mom is broken. Your husband struggles with your depression. Whether for you or for someone in your life, Restitution is a message of hope that speaks loudly, “YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM ANY LONGER!” It is a novel-like approach, based on a true story, that embodies the triumph over pain we all seek and hope for. Give the gift of healing to someone you love today.