A Stolen Childhood: The Story of a Girl Who Had Her Childhood Stolen by the Addiction in Her Family Theresa Hastings is no stranger to the beast of addiction. She was raised by an alcoholic dad and mom who had to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. At age 12, her life takes a turn when her dad abandons the family and she goes to stay with her mom's cousin Sylvia for the summer. During her stay, she gets caught in the depravity of her two cousins' drug addictions. The trauma sends Theresa on a quest to find her life's purpose as a child of addiction.
Still My Best Friend?: A Story Explaining the Disease of Addiction to Young Children Annalisa is your quintessential five year-old girl. The person she loves most in the world is her older brother Tyler. One of her favorite activities is spending time with him. But when he becomes stricken with the disease of addiction, their relationship drastically changes as well as their whole family dynamic. This story explains the disease of addiction and meaning of recovery to young children through Annalisa’s journey through her older brother’s addiction and eventual recovery.
Inexplicable Miracles: A Story of Friendship, Love, and Family Elizabeth Davis is a fiercely independent 25 year-old woman. She is single, childless, and successful in her career. However, she feels that there is a missing piece in her life, and she does not know how to fill it. Her best friend Stella intervenes, which leads to Elizabeth taking an inexplicable path of life. When traveling that inexplicable route, she falls in love, learns to forgive, develops a new appreciation for her best friend and family, and learns the truth about the best that life has to offer.
Words of Experience, Strength, and Hope: Poetry and Quotes for Inspiration and Recovery The Twelve-Step Programs stress the importance of sharing "experience, strength, and hope" because they reveal universal solutions to the universal problems presented by family addiction or other dysfunction and living in a broken world. In "Words of Experience, Strength, and Hope," Bria Riley shares details of her spiritual journey as an adult child of an alcoholic and recovering codependent through a collection of original poetry, quotes. and personal reflections. Through her creative words, she reveals that the most broken situations let the light shine through and radiate your life and the rest of the universe
Let Go, Love Life: Strengthening Your Soul in this Earth School "We are not human beings have a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience" and true spirituality is "having an awakening to your own personal spirit/soul/self" are the greatest lessons that author Bria Rose Riley learned in her codependency and adult children of alcoholics recovery. Through a series of vignettes, she shares the Universal Lessons that she has learned and applied from her personal experiences, observations, and reflections and the people she has encountered on her journey, various recovery programs, New Thought-Science of Mind spiritual teaching institution, and writings of great spiritual teachers of the past and present. She shares these Universal Truths with you to strengthen your soul on your journey in this earth school, allowing you to shine like the amethyst that you already are.