Such Unfortunates

Each year, more Americans die of drug abuse than the total of those who perished during the Vietnam War. This is the true story of an addict who was able to overcome his addiction against all odds. Andrew’s life began in an upper-class town of Moorestown, New Jersey. His family had a million-dollar beach house, he attended college and even had the rare opportunity of driving a Ferrari around South Florida. His life seemed normal on the outside, but the internal turmoil he was experiencing was a horrific ordeal. Behind what seemed like an idyllic life was a nightmare of abuse, mental illness, and torment that no child should ever face. This led Andrew to suffer from pain, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. Searching for relief, he found solace in drugs and became quickly addicted to anything that would change the way he felt. His addiction to drugs took him to such extremes as working for the DEA while being high on drugs, multiple rehabs, jails, becoming homeless, and even to the point of being considered dead. When all hope was lost, people he considers “angels” entered his life. One person, in particular, refused to give up on him even when everyone told her this was the best option. Through her determination, he was able to find the strength to look inside and find the real reasons for his addiction. Once he understood these reasons, he was finally able to figure out how to stay clean and successfully turned his life around. This book will give hope to anyone who is suffering from addiction or knows someone who is facing the adversity of addiction. It will show them why they should never give up and how working together, we can beat this opiate epidemic.

Meet Andrew Mann

Andrew Mann is 42 years old and lives in Bergen County, NJ. He is an Author and part-owner of a Solar Energy business. He is a recovering addict who also suffered from anxiety attacks since age 12 and depression his whole life. After years and multiple failed attempts, he was finally able to beat his addiction and has now devoted his life to helping people who suffer from addictions and issues related to childhood abuse. He has a fiancee, two step-children, two dogs, three cats, and they live in Bergen County, NJ. He enjoys surfing, exercises, alternative energy, boxing, MMA, writing and doing podcasts/radio shows about the book while getting the message out that “If an addict like me can get clean, anyone can!”

Pitty Party

Sometimes the best medicine is a dog who loves you. Maggie Allen hates being a delivery driver, but she can’t leave her small town to find a better job; her father’s too sick to take care of himself, her younger brother Jake can’t stay out of trouble, and her nagging aunt won’t stop meddling in their lives. The last thing she needs is a dog to take care of. Especially one that’s spent most of his life chained up by neglectful owners. But when Dad goes behind her back to adopt a pit bull named Cappuccino, she has to admit that the dog is good for the family — Dad’s tackling physical therapy with new determination, and Jake’s been helping out more. Despite the messes he makes, Maggie’s fond of the eager-to-please dog. Her luck can’t last, though. In his enthusiasm to please, Cap accidentally disconnects Dad’s oxygen, convincing Aunt Josephine that Maggie can’t do anything right. Can Cap keep Maggie sane —and the whole family safe — when Josephine moves in and turns the chaos up to 10? Pitty Party is the fifth book in the Soul Mutts series, heartwarming stories of lost dogs finding new homes with the humans they were born to heal.

Meet Lori R. Taylor

Lori R. Taylor is the founder of TruDog, a lover of all animals, and author of the Soul Mutts series. It’s her mission, vision, and passion to help humans understand the ways in which our canine friends make the world a better place. Lori’s been helping to build businesses all her life, but her work at TruDog made her remember a dream she’d had forever. She had always wanted to be a writer, and TruDog proved what Lori had always known. Not just that dogs made the world a better place, because of course they did, but that humans needed them more than they could ever possibly know. In addition to her work with TruDog, Lori has helped to raise over 5 billion dollars for the Disabled American Veterans. She’s not just an animal lover, Lori has a soft spot for unwanted or “broken” things and is their fiercest defender. Just ask Truman, the three-legged Great Dane that TruDog was named after. As a little girl Lori dreamed of telling stories. She did that for brands for years. Now she’s doing it like she’s always wanted to, for you and with this series. Lori wrote Soul Mutts for you. Books to remind you of what you already know, but can’t wait to feel again.

The Codependency Recovery Blueprint: From People-Pleasing, Low Self-Esteem & Intimacy Issues of a Codependent to Emotional Intelligence, Self-Confidence & Self-Caring of an Independent

Have you lost sight of who you are as an individual?

If you find yourself questioning the healthiness of your relationships and struggle to stand up for what you want, you’re not alone.

Codependent behaviors are some of the most difficult relationship patterns to identify, yet it’s rarely discussed and often considered another form of “clinginess.”

This definition ignores the feelings of guilt and shame that arise from the best of intentions — it does nothing to recognize that even the best intentions can hurt. 

As you put yourself on the line for the people you love, it can be difficult to tell when the boundaries between you and them have blurred to the point of toxicity. 

After all, you’re motivated by wanting the best for others, even if it means you have to put aside your own values and opinions to do so.

However, when you come to rely on outside factors for validation and a sense of identity, these “do good” habits can do more harm than good. 

You may suddenly feel obligated to stay in a constricting relationship that turns you into a victim and limits your capacity for intimacy. It can feel as though you have no one to turn to because everybody relies on you.

That doesn’t mean your life has to stay that way.

Codependency may be running your life, but you are the one in the driver’s seat. In fact, you’ve already taken the first step by realizing you need to change the path you’re on.

Don Barlow knows firsthand the transformational effects of recovering from codependency and has compiled the knowledge he gained over the years so others can experience the same freedom.

In The Codependency Recovery Blueprint, here is just a fraction of what you will discover:

  • What codependency is and isn’t, as well as its historical background 
  • Exercises and practices to help break the pattern of enabling otherswhile learning to assert yourself 
  • How childhood experiences contribute to dysfunctional relationships and determine the behaviors that follow you into adulthood 
  • The 5 patterns of codependent behavior, and how identifying them will help you understand the signs and symptoms manifesting in your life 
  • Techniques and advice on getting over your need for control, learning to accept people for who they are 
  • Identifying the 3 stages of codependency progression: how to begin the recovery process by reclaiming your sense of identity and self-worth
  • Essential self-care practices that promote self-respect and compassion, even in difficult situations

And much more.

It isn’t selfish to put yourself first — it’s time to prioritize your own life and happiness and stop ignoring your personal needs.

Listen to your instincts and take this first step on your journey to finding independence and fulfilment.

If you’re ready to put yourself first and start living life on your own terms, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.


Meet Don Barlow

Don Barlow is the author of several self-help books; he wishes to share his experience and gained knowledge with readers to help those with similar experiences to:
•Know they are not alone,
•Identify their symptoms, and
•Take back control of their lives
•Achieve a sense of freedom and self-worth.

Growing up with a manipulative and abusive parent, he spent many years dealing with mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks and other symptoms associated with abuse.

Recognizing his symptoms were those of gaslighting and PTSD, he began to research these topics and through years of research and conducting case studies, he was able to learn valuable strategies for coping with and healing from his trauma.

bare roots

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bare roots is a collection of poetry written for anyone that has ever buried parts of themselves away from the world. The book is divided into six parts– Pruning the Damage, Battling the Weeds, The Roses [and the Thorns], The Seedling Shall Blossom, Cultivating Wisdom, and Buds of Hope are delicately crafted segments that touch on the subjects of femininity, love and loss, trauma, mental illness, the search for meaning, and ultimately, how to grow from it all.
Some portions of this book contain mature content and may be triggering.

This eBook is not recommended for viewing on older Kindle devices, such as 1st and 2nd generation Kindle Fire. It is optimized for newer devices and tablets.