Sharelynne stated more than once throughout her autobiography that, “This is a learning from my mistakes book”!
There is much concern throughout the adult/parent population regarding their feeling powerless in protecting their children, or children in general from sexual predators, bullying, and the fear of many such similar scenarios. For Sharelynne, knowledge is power; by speaking from her own experience, she hopes to empower others about these concerns and other such very dysfunctional personality-types.
Growing up in a “normally dysfunctional alcoholic home”, Sharelynne comes from a place of truly knowing what this encompasses. What this means is she understands how making bad choices in life, specifically in partners, has affected her and her children.
Sharelynne starts the book by saying, “It is my hope you will learn from my experiences and lessons and understand how easy it is for someone with such great potential, ambition and promise could end up making such bad choices. Perhaps with better support and examples or role models, things could have been different”.
Best Selling Author and Public Speaker Alan Cohen gives Sharelynne permission, "with his blessings", to dedicate an entire chapter to the many "u-huh moments" she had while reading his best seller “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” “It is the perfect ending to my book”, Sharelynne says.
An excerpt taken from this chapter, on page 223 states, “Words may point the way to Truth, but actions demonstrate it. Live in accordance with the highest awareness of the Truth that you know. There is no greater purpose in life than this one.” For Sharelynne this means talk is cheap. She focuses on the premise of “Show me don’t tell me”. Live knowing you are not a gossip and have not made up stories. This type of behaviour is not rewarded. It only comes back at you, and not in a positive way.
Since leaving the pedophile in October of 2003, Sharelynne has worked very hard to undo the damage caused by the need she felt to make the many dysfunctional choices that previously plagued her life. She is proud to say she is new and improved and “walks her talk” with pride and honour.
“Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoy the entire book,” says Sharelynne Phillips
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