Saved with Honu is now available for purchase.
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Saved with Honu is my story, written with honest emotion, and with a goal of helping someone out there. At the age of eleven the ball of my right femur broke off at the growth plate, and three surgeries later I have a fused hip. This experience triggered a change in me; I became disabled, which led to drinking, and eventually turned into a seven year depression. Once out of the depression I would live at half potential for another eleven years. My story is about positivity, and the required process to get from being buried in depression to being vibrantly alive. What makes this book unique is that I survived the turmoil of my emotion through poetic expression, and the back pages contain more than seventy poems written throughout my depression and recovery. I tell the story now because, it can do far more good for others, than it can do harm to me. Written with humor and insight, it’s a story about how I helped myself, and what I learned by doing it the hard way.
Concerning my decision to self-publish, I did so to keep the story pure. I fear that a traditional publisher would strip the emotion and leave the pages lifeless.
Chapter 1 Miniature Cowboy
Chapter 2 Nothing for granted
Chapter 3 Dad 3.0, the real deal
Chapter 4 My Injury
Chapter 5 Recovery
Chapter 6 Introduction to the Dark Years
Chapter 7 Points of light through the Dark Years
Chapter 8 Losing religion
Chapter 9 Natural Helpers – Empathy and the Re-introduction of Memory
Chapter 10 Getting a chance
Chapter 11 College, gotta start somewhere!
Chapter 12 Love, my path to change
Chapter 13 Leap of faith
Chapter 14 Medicate, Educate, Love
Chapter 15 Finding my spirit
Chapter 16 Health and Spiritual wellness
Chapter 17 Training – keep it tough
Chapter 18 The SwamThat.com Dream
Chapter 19 Achieving Goals
Chapter 20 Spirituality
Chapter 21 Insights
Chapter 22 Poetry through the ages
- You are not alone poetry
- Counting my blessings poetry
Saved with Honu, is a self published work by Arlo Lorenz - Copyright 2016