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WILMINGTON, NC, April 16, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In the New York Times Best Seller, "The Book of Secrets," Deepak Chopra speaks at the end of Chapter 6, "Freedom Tames the Mind," about how real growth happens in many dimensions. "What happens to you, can affect how you think, feel, relate to others, behave in a given situation, fit into your surroundings, perceive the future or perceive yourself. All these dimensions must evolve in order for you to evolve."
Harriet Hunter, award-winning author of "Miracles of Recovery: Daily Meditations of Hope, Courage and Faith" believes that having a change in perspective as a person in recovery, is vital to the long-term success in recovery.
"As with everything in life that we do, regardless of how small, efforts to change our perspective require a focused inner determination, a trust in the process of seeing our life and the people in it differently. To change anything demands a continued practice that speaks to our inner-self of being where we're supposed to be. Even when what we 'see' cannot be relied upon, we come to believe that nothing is as it seems, but with consistency, it will feel the way it is supposed to be.
"Changing our perspective is an act of humility. It exclaims, 'I never looked at it that way!' It is a conscious willingness to set aside our own ideas and thoughts of what we think we know, to trust and embrace new ways of assessing and looking at some fact of our life, or person, or place, or thing through the eyes of awareness and transparency.
"To change our perspective is to cultivate a Universal Truth; that is, we think we have all the answers (to some situation, some place or thing,) but we do not. And we never will. Why is that? Because to have the answers is to believe we have need for nothing bigger than ourselves. In our minds, we have become the Almighty, believing erroneously we have answers for others and, of course, we do not. Answers concerning anyone other than ourselves belong to our Higher Power, and are none of our business.
"To change our perspective about ourself is to concede that somewhere, maybe not so deep down in the grey. In between black and white thinking lies enough of the answer we need to accept that nothing is ever as originally thought.
"When we change our perspective, we acknowledge and surrender to the fact that we don't know what is right and just for us. The mere acknowledgment of this fact speaks to a departure, a shift in what we thought we knew about ourselves, to new visions of the person we want to be.
To a person so determined, this "reflection," or shift in our perspective, discovers the beginning of an unmistakable change in direction in our present knowing. With this shift, comes the confidence in ourself, that assures a sustained positive energy, sufficient to overcome and not be deterred in the face of adversity. This change confirms our intuitive knowing and a rationalize steeped in emotional maturity and fortitude. Enmeshed within our highest-self, our vision and energized conviction is our ability to overcome anything. And with this strong mindset, we do."
More information and a large number of related resources are available at no charge at her website at http://www.harriethunter.org.
While there are many treatment approaches and programs, what is common to all successful individuals within a substance abuse program is the shared pain and the loneliness, oftentimes with an ongoing support system for the person battling the disease. That support system is what Harriet Hunter offers in "Miracles of Recovery: Daily Meditations of Hope, Courage and Faith."
Featuring 365-daily inspirations. Miracles of Recovery was written not just for those addicted, but for the parents, the spouses - anyone touched by the disease because addiction is absolutely a family affair. With the foundation of 12-Steps, Miracles of Recovery embraces holistic suggestions as a practical approach for those who must face life on life's terms, clean and sober. Encouraging and thought-provoking, Miracles of Recovery inspires with Universal Truths, "because," Harriet says, "Once we know better, we do better." Miracles of Recovery is written to show through personal examples how to achieve long-term sobriety, regardless of what happens in one's life and offers a personal, sometimes raw reflection of the truth about addiction seldom seen elsewhere.
The new book encourages readers to embrace healthy, positive thoughts by taking actions necessary to reinforce a new way of thinking. Tools necessary to maintain sobriety and change one's life through changing one's perspective are also proposed. It suggests that readers "Do life differently," through exercises, solutions, and methods to improve self-esteem, confidence, and embrace a profound sense of hope needed to succeed. The author spurs the reader to embrace the belief that, regardless of challenges life presents, "NOTHING can change the course of recovery when you keep yourself, your sobriety, and your Higher Power first in your lives." In short, Miracles of Recovery offers hope where there is none through a simple program of actions for complicated people.
Hunter has received rave reviews for her work from readers and reviewers alike. Vernita Taylor of Readers Favorite stated, "Miracles of Recovery: Daily Meditations of Hope, Courage, and Faith by Harriet Hunter is a great choice if you're struggling with addiction because it offers a full year of inspiration and affirmations which I enjoyed. I see this book as a mentor or sponsor that is walking by your side and helping to lead you to a better, more improved you while teaching you how to deal with your stressors. The best teacher is someone who has been there and done that and this book doesn't disappoint. The author knows first-hand what it takes and how it feels to be addicted, and the journey to recovery. If you need help along your journey, pick up a copy of this book; it's highly recommended."
Anthony Capozzolli of Dismantled Life Podcast said, "Miracles of Recovery has been a feast for my recovering soul. Every page is filled with love and helpful insights that lead to discovery. I read each page by date and randomly turn to other pages for an additional spiritual hug when I need one. It's almost as if Harriet wrote her wonderful book for me. Page after page hits so close to home I often tear up from positive awareness and clarity of emotion."
Miracles of Recovery received the first place President's Award in nonfiction from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.
Since her walk into recovery in 1999, Harriet has had one primary purpose: to show others how they can achieve their miracles while staying sober with a vision and determination to never go backwards, one day at a time.
Using her experience strength and hope, Harriet strives to be a conduit of encouragement to others in their disease of alcoholism and drugs of choice, by showing them what continues to work. With practical tools, principles and promises as found in Alcoholics Anonymous and other literature, she mirrors examples of how anyone can be free from the bondage of self, regardless of their situation.
With a purchase of a signed copy of Miracles of Recovery from her website, Hunter provides a no-charge copy of "Your Daily Reprieve; How To Maintain Long-Term Sobriety Serenely Just For Today" in PDF format.
Harriet Hunter has developed a six-module course for individuals who thrive on personal insight and emotional growth as they seek to connect the dots of their lives. Journaling with a Purpose! is a thought-provoking, sometimes intensive exercise for self-seekers who want more from lives. Its focus is both emotionally therapeutic and entertaining, as participants look inside themselves for resilient, positive changes to solutions and characteristics they expect more from. Harriet is never far away. She hosts two web-based meetings, while delivering videos, offers no-charge gifts, handouts and many prompts that encourages and explains what the writer can expect with each module.
Additionally, a new Miracles of Recovery ZOOM meeting is held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Read about it on her website at https://harriethunter.org/aa-and-new-zoom-meeting-miracles-of-recovery/.
Harriet Hunter is available for media interviews and speaking engagements and can be contacted using the information below or by email at [email protected]. More information, including the journaling course, no-charge audios, ebooks, handouts and other gifts can be found by visiting https://www.harriethunter.org.
About Harriet Hunter:
With over 21 years of sobriety, Harriet has worked with hundreds of women who suffer with alcoholism and drug addiction to help them find peace in active sobriety. She facilitates AA meetings for women incarcerated, and sponsors women both face-to-face and on line. Readers can find her in the global recovery site, www.InTheRooms.com, where she's been given her own room and brings Miracles to life for others each Sunday at 2;00 P.M.
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