Monday, 1 February 2021

Dying To Belong by Diane Mullins + #Giveaway


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Book Details:

Book Title: Dying to Belong: How I Accidentally Found Myself by Diane Mullins
Category Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 178 pages
Genre Memoir
Publisher Funshine Publishing
Release date March 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 due to a few cuss words

Book Description:

As a very shy, meek, and insecure little girl, Diane Mullins grew up the youngest of seven children in an abusive family. Never shown or taught how to love or be loved, Diane grew up with no self-confidence or self-esteem. Who knew that it would take a near-fatal accident to help her find her way to self-love and spiritual freedom? In Dying to Belong, Diane shares her story that begins at the scene of a body- and spirit-crushing ATV accident. Forced to ride out of the wilderness area herself, she arrived at the hospital to discover broken bones, ruptured organs, and a punctured lung. She was literally on the doorstep of death. During the excruciating process of physical healing, Diane began exploring a spiritual journey that led to loving, accepting, and respecting herself. Diane learned the empowering lesson that by changing her thoughts and feelings, she has been able to live a life of freedom from negativity and pain.

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Dying To Belong is Diane Mullins motivational story of how she managed to completely turn around her life view and mental attitudes in the weeks following an almost fatal accident. When the ATV (all terrain vehicle) Diane was riding on crashed in pretty much the middle of nowhere, Diane and her husband, who was also injured, had to get themselves to miles a hospital which, they later learned, they only just managed to do in time to save Diane's life. Bedridden and incapacitated, this formerly very active businesswoman and sportswoman was forced to not only reassess her future life, but also to come to terms with her grief for the lifestyle she had lost.

What really came through to me from this memoir was Diane's honesty about her struggle and her sheer enthusiasm for the new path she has found. Sometimes I felt she let that enthusiasm run away with her as the book does jump about between subjects, occasionally becoming a little jumbled, but there is never any doubting Diane's joy at having this second chance at life and knowing exactly what she wants to use the rest of her years to do. Dying To Belong is as much about her new-found personal philosophy as about the accident which prompted it. I appreciated the references to thought-provoking books and other resources that are included, and that we also get an epilogue written some years later which shows the longevity of her ideas. Dying To Belong is written in an engaging, chatty style which helps to counter the awfulness of Diane's injuries. I enjoyed this opportunity to share in her journey back to health and to learn about the philosophy underpinning her efforts.

Meet the Author:

Diane Mullins has a master's degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University where she learned how to manage, inspire, and motivate people. She has spent most of her life working in private dental offices as a dental hygienist. Diane is a certified health/life coach, which has allowed her to help others with weight loss, setting goals, and motivation. Now as an author she tells her own story of a tragic accident that taught her things crucial to her own wellbeing and the possibility of helping others in a whole new way.

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Jan 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 14 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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Jan 26 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
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Jan 28 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
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Feb 1 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
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1 comment:

  1. Stephanie, thank you for taking the time to share information about my book. I am very grateful.