Title: My Life Interpreted
Author Wanda Octave:
Date Published: July 8th 2013
Publisher: Wonderlife Books
Genre: Inspiration/Self Help
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
Synopsis:If you've ever pondered how you've ended up where you are in life, why things happen the way they do and what your life's purpose is, then you'll love My Life Interpreted. It is an uplifting book of ninety-nine inspiring reflections that seeks to demystify the questions of everyday life. Through real-life examples, Wanda Octave demonstrates how you can use your own life to decipher spiritual principles begging for attention. The answers to life's burning questions are often right in front of you and this book reveals insights that lead to a life of meaning, joyful relationships, and abundant living. What started out for Octave as snippets of her own life sent weekly to her list of newsletter subscribers has now been collected into one volume of inspiration. Meant to be read one day at a time, My Life Interpreted is a delightful daily companion or the perfect gift book for anyone seeking encouragement. The keys to a more fulfilling life are found inside us all. Octave shows in a smart and down to earth manner how to access those answers and live more fully.
~Try an Excerpt!~
This past year I have been suffering from PMS. During that time of the month, I am extremely moody, irritated, and hypersensitive. I began noticing that I was complaining a lot, I was super sensitive to all that was wrong in my life, and I did not seem to have it together at all. It seemed like PMS was actually giving voice to my inner self. So instead of dismissing it, I decided to listen to it and learn from it.
When I was younger, I used to think that PMS was something that women in their thirties used as an excuse to be mean. Now that I’m there, I understand. PMS just exposes a woman’s true self. You see, in the twenty-two-odd days outside of PMS, women are guarded. We put on the ‘wife suit,’ the ‘mom suit,’ or the ‘professional suit,’ and we have no time to feel, so our real feelings get pushed aside and controlled, until the twenty-eighth day, when those feelings bust all barriers and let loose!
PMS helps women discover who they really are. Their defenses are down and they become most expressive at that time. It’s like a truth serum. Some people say that they cry for no reason, but they are really crying for every reason—for all the times in the past month when they felt that they couldn’t. They cry because they are overwhelmed. And they snap at their partner, kids, or anyone else unlucky enough to be within earshot because—let’s face it—that’s what we really want to do the other twenty-two days but are too worried about being a bad parent, losing our jobs, or offending our partners. PMS finally gives us an outlet.
So I have learned not to dismiss my feelings during PMS, and instead I allow myself to feel. It’s me. Unplugged. Bare. Free and out of control, bringing out the real issues. Unfortunately, once they are out, I have to face them. So I do. I talk them out, resolve them and then move on. Thank you PMS!
Life is short…let it out!
Wanda Octave lives with constant fascination and intrigue for life. Her amazing ability to extract spiritual messages out of everyday experiences, has kept readers captivated for years and is finally revealed in her new book My Life Interpreted. A former Marketing professional, Octave worked in the fields of banking, real estate and tourism before becoming a writer. Hailing from the small Caribbean Island which produced two Nobel Laureates - Honorable Derek Walcott and Sir Arthur Lewis, Octave has set her sights on becoming an international best-selling author, hoping to again position Saint Lucia as a force of to be reckoned with.
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