"Oh My God, I hate my thighs! Is that a hair growing out of my chin? No, it’s three hairs growing out of my chin, and it’s friggin gray!!! Was that wrinkle on my forehead there yesterday? My tummy is sooo FAT! God, I feel like I’m going crazy! Maybe I should get a face-lift… I might still feel nuts, but at least I’d be beautiful – I’d be enough. Maybe if I lose weight, get liposuction and laser treatments for the hairs growing out of my chin, someone will want me – because then I’ll be perfect.”
When did women forget how powerful, lovely, smart, intelligent, resourceful and amazing they are?
When did a wrinkle on the road map of our beautiful faces begin to dictate our worthiness?
When did our hormones start making us believe we were crazy instead of intuitive?
Ester Nicholson will be the featured subject of “In Deep Shift,” Jonas Elrod’s new hit program on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The 30 minute program will feature Ester, her daughter Shawtee and other influential people in her life, tracing the extraordinary, transcendent journey from cocaine addiction and domestic violence to self-realization as a therapist, teacher, public speaker and creator of the "Soul Recovery" process and author of the best-seller: Soul Recovery - 12 Keys to Healing Dependence.
Please tune in to the OWN Network RE-BROADCAST on March 15th at 12:30 Noon Eastern/Pacific time, following the Super Soul Sunday program.
Please see www.oprah.com for more details.
I'd like to welcome you to Soul Recovery, a curriculum of twelve practices I used to heal myself of a particularly serious addiction, and that ultimately birthed the writing of the book of the same name. What I've learned, in applying and sharing this material in workshops, training and private sessions over the past 10 years, is that the very same approach I used to heal myself of smoking cocaine—apply to issues far beyond just alcohol or substance dependence.
You see, the reason that we obsess about a drug, a relationship, a job, or anything else, is that we have lost sight of the keys to our happiness. Through our life experience, we have "re-engineered" ourselves to believe that we are unworthy and incapable of being truly happy and truly fulfilled.
And that just isn't true!
We are entitled to feel as whole as we really are, and I've discovered that there is actually something we can do about that.
I thought for years that if I didn’t have the mother I had, I wouldn’t have been so screwed up. If I had boyfriends that were true and honest, I’d have felt loved. If I hadn’t gotten pregnant at sixteen, I’d get to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. These mental chains held me in a self-imposed prison until I decided to set myself free through forgiveness and taking responsibility for the part I played in my own life.
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"In this book, Ester Nicholson captures the power and promise of forgiveness for a community that desperately needs it. She shows how to expand the 12-Step process into a comprehensive spiritual teaching. I strongly recommend this book for anyone seeking their own Soul Recovery."
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"Soul Recovery is an account that shows true and lasting happiness comes from a deeper wellspring of being."