It’s always darkest before dawn.

~Origin Unknown



An Excerpt from: Release Your Obsession with Guilt: Heal from the Inside Out; coming out in the spring of 2024!!


Overcoming regret and shame are arduous tasks but paramount as you turn the corner and liberate your soul once and for all from the grips of guilt.

In Charlie Mackesy’s book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, there’s a poignant exploration of our shared humanity.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse come together on a journey, each unique in their own way. They discuss life, love, fear, and hope as they navigate through life’s ups and downs.

Among the wisdom they share, the Horse imparts a simple truth: “The truth is everyone is winging it.”

Are you winging it?

And if so, how’s that working for you?

In these wise and heartwarming words, we discover that, deep down, our experiences of regret and shame are part of the human condition. While our individual stories may differ, the emotions that accompany our mistakes and missteps connect us all. It’s through this connection that we find solace and the strength to face our regrets and overcome our shame.

Just as the Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse find support and understanding in their unique friendship, we too can find solace in the shared experience of being human.

In my upcoming book on Release Your Obsession with Guilt: Heal from the inside out I explore how the insights from Mackesy’s book, along with the wisdom gained throughout this journey, healing from guilt, can guide us toward embracing and ultimately overcoming the regrets and shame that have held us back.

“It’s always darkest before dawn” is a timeless adage that signifies that even in our most challenging and trying moments, when things appear at their bleakest and most hopeless, a new beginning, light, and hope is right around the corner.

This saying beautifully encapsulates the idea that moments of profound difficulty and despair are often a prelude to positive change and transformation.

It serves as a reminder that even when life feels impossibly dark and full of regrets, there’s always the potential for a brighter future ahead.

It’s always darkest before dawn

In Release Your Obsession with Guilt: Heal from the Inside Out, you can use this phrase, It’s always darkest before dawn, to inspire you when doubt tries to sneak in convincing you that you are a bad person or that you don’t deserve to be released from your guilt, because you do.

You have the right as you turn the corner in your recovery from guilt to embrace your best you.

The darkness of guilt that may have clouded your life is the precursor to a new dawn of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and more fulfilling relationships.

Just as the characters in Charlie Mackesy’s book learn to live courageously, show kindness to themselves and others, and seek help when needed, you, my dear reader, too, are on a brave and transformative journey.

You’ve ventured into the depths of your own emotions and experiences, and you’re now poised to emerge with a newfound understanding of yourself and your relationships.

Even amid your struggles with guilt and shame, brighter days filled with hope and a sense of renewal are within reach. I encourage you to continue your journey with courage and compassion, knowing that the healing process is leading you toward a brighter, more positive future.

Stop Negative Thinking!

Your presence here on earth is important. You have purpose and intention to share with others. We are all blessed to have you in our lives. As you read this, what are your thoughts? If you are thinking, Oh no missy, you don’t know me and what I’ve done. I’m not important and I don’t have a purpose or anything to offer anyone. I say, STOP THAT!!

This is an old message you were to discard many chapters ago. You are not what you think, that’s old yesterday thoughts. So, let’s once and for all get rid of those negative intrusive thoughts and look at how courageous you’ve been so far reading this book.

This is NOT an easy book to read. Guilt is not fun and it can be haunting. But no more. You don’t have to live in guilt. You’ve repented. You’ve made amends. You’ve been gracious to others. It’s time to be gracious to yourself.

No one is perfect, not me and not you. We are just winging it. We are doing our best where we are in the now, not tomorrow and not yesterday. Live in the moment. Tomorrow is promised to no one, so let’s embrace the moment and seize the opportunity to be your best self. Whatever your regrets are, you have a new opportunity to move forward.

Do you struggle with guilt? What about negative, intrusive thoughts? How do they impede your quality of life? Have you made amends?

Please share your thoughts—you are in good company.

     Self-Care Goes A Long Way!

Simply scroll to the comments box below. I’d love to hear from you, what you have to say is important.

Thank you for being a part of the reading blog forum and spending time with me and my thoughts throughout these years. I hope my words lit your excitement to become your best self for you.

Wishing you a healthy and fulfilling life ahead!

I look forward to sharing my newest book with you on how to release your obsession with your Phone.

God bless you… and your journey through this life and all that awaits beyond…

To learn more about recovery from food addiction, eating disorders, weight issues, dieting, aging,  money, and your phone, please check out my Release Your Obsession Series.

Keep your eyes open for my new release in 2024: Release Your Obsession with Guilt: Heal from the inside Out.

Stay tuned for more information on body, mind (emotional), and spiritual recovery as we take steps toward a brighter and healthier future.

Hugs to you, I care!
Dr. Lisa

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