Dying to Belong: How I Accidentally Found Myself by Diane Mullins
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 178 pages
Genre: Memoir | Content Rating: PG-13 due to a few cuss words
Publisher: Funshine Publishing | Release date: March 2020
Tour dates: Jan 13 to Feb 2, 2021
As a very shy, meek, and insecure little girl, Diane Mullins grew up the youngest of seven children in an abusive family. Never shown or taught how to love or be loved, Diane grew up with no self-confidence or self-esteem. Who knew that it would take a near-fatal accident to help her find her way to self-love and spiritual freedom?
In Dying to Belong, Diane shares her story that begins at the scene of a body- and spirit-crushing ATV accident. Forced to ride out of the wilderness area herself, she arrived at the hospital to discover broken bones, ruptured organs, and a punctured lung. She was literally on the doorstep of death.
During the excruciating process of physical healing, Diane began exploring a spiritual journey that led to loving, accepting, and respecting herself. Diane learned the empowering lesson that by changing her thoughts and feelings, she has been able to live a life of freedom from negativity and pain.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
Dying to Belong is an excellent book on overcoming obstacles and becoming ones best self.
This author's mind-boggling experience of survival, then following devastating issues, leaving her with various negative emotions, then her determination to seek help, is truly inspiring and awesome. She dove into books, CDs, and other media. There were also a few people who reached out to her, to give assistance. It was all quite remarkable.
Author, Diane Mullins did an excellent job in relaying her experiences and emotions. never rambling, she concisely delved into what took place, what followed, and how she came up with a solution. She outlined and presented her story perfectly.
Hers is an amazing story which many can relate to in many ways.
For those who forlorn with their situations, feeling "stuck" with life's circumstances, this is a book which will surely aid them in gaining further hope and in enhancing their lives.
I offer a Five S=tars rating for this book.
This book was Gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
Why did you write a book?
Bottom line to help others.
After a near fatal ATV accident, I was unable to work for several months. Laying around the house had its negative effects that started to spiral out of control. I was barely able to walk, I needed help to do normal daily functions, and I was not sure if I was ever going to be my normal self again.
The longer I recovered the worst my physical and mental condition got. Day after day I heard all of the things wrong with me, all of the problems I had, all of the things I was unable to do. I started to believe I was never going to be my happy, active, healthy self.
I was unhappy with my family, my husband, and mostly myself. This unhappiness was starting to lead to anger. I knew something had to change and had to change quickly, I did not like this feeling and I certainly did not like myself. I decided to switch my thinking and focus to healing. I read,
I listened to podcasts, I watched YouTube videos and took in all I could about healing inside and out.
Along the journey I decided to make myself happy, be there for myself and love myself the way
I wanted others to love me which led to an AH HA moment. This started a new journey for me. I was determined to learn more about loving myself which in turn, built self-confidence and self-esteem that I had for the first time in my life.
Publishing my story and experience, I want to help others love themselves and have more confidence.
Meet the Author:
Diane Mullins has a master's degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University where she learned how to manage, inspire, and motivate people. She has spent most of her life working in private dental offices as a dental hygienist. Diane is a certified health/life coach, which has allowed her to help others with weight loss, setting goals, and motivation. Now as an author she tells her own story of a tragic accident that taught her things crucial to her own wellbeing and the possibility of helping others in a whole new way.
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