If I only had 500 words to share the wisdom I have learned in my life, I would use it to share The Five Steps of Faith, which have helped me live life as an awakened, powerful woman.
For 25 years I suffered from low self-esteem, addiction to alcohol and failed relationships. I was so tied to painful and embarrassing moments that suffering became part of my identity. Every day I woke up consumed with fear, guilt and anxiety over how I would face the future. I had no idea that there was a choice available to me about how I could feel. I was living in a dark hole and I did not know how to get out.
On December 30th, 1989 the wrecking ball of vodka and Courvoisier stingers made its final pass over my life. I knew that I could not pick up another drink or I would probably die in the near future. After a few months of sobriety, I started regularly praying or meditating. Before long, I was writing. After each period of silence and prayer, the most amazing messages came to me! The first one I received told me that I would be fine and have an amazing life. I had lessons to learn and when I mastered my lessons, I would need to go and teach others what I had learned….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Mal is a recovery coach, a speaker and the author of Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power.
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