First Day of Fall and New Opportunities to Start Fresh

First Day of Fall and New Opportunities to Start Fresh

FALL is Here!

 

  Fall’s blazing glory!

 

It’s the first day of FALL, my favorite season! I never grow tired of the beautiful fall foliage display. The much cooler air is also a welcome respite from the humidity of summer.

New seasons frequently inspire people to consider making changes–break bad habits, establish new good habits, re-evaluate choices, reflect on the good and the bad, and learn from all of those things in an effort to turn our lives around from any negative influences and move forward into healthier, happier lifestyles that include pursuing our dreams we may have put off for any number of reasons.

 

 

Since this new season of fall is upon us, I thought I would share a resource I have found especially helpful. Considering the arrival of fall and the changes going on all around us, it seemed appropriate to me to discuss a resource that focuses on change and turning our lives around.

 

In fact, the name of this book is Turn Your Life Around, written by Dr. Tim Clinton, who is a Christian professor, counselor, and President of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). It was actually this book (or God using the anointed message in this book) that helped me work through the pain, anger, and confusion over losing my Dad back in 2002, and the sense of loss and loneliness that lingered for years.

 

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Available on Amazon!

 

 

Dr. Clinton’s main focus is on overcoming pain, loneliness, and negative consequences of the past. The themes in the book include the following:

*Losing heart: the Descent into Pain

*Ambushed and assaulted

*Anger, Anxiety, Aloneness, Alienation, Arrogance

*Adulteries of the Heart and Addiction

*Alive Again!

*Accountability, Action, Attachments, Awareness, Assessment,

*Affection of God

*Recovery of the Heart: Coming Out of Pain

Here is an excerpt from chapter 2, “Anger: The Fiery Furnace of the Soul” —

“There is great hope for you–even when you feel helpless. Just as your life journey may lead you into disheartening circumstances, so the Lord God can lead you out.

Do you know someone who is filled with anger because life isn’t the way it is supposed to be?

How about you? Are you fuming over something that has happened? Why? How long have you been frustrated inside? Can you see the path of anger in your own life?

What’s sad is that when we don’t make a course correction in our anger, life gets more complicated.

For some, the downward spiral stops here, where they confront life’s challenges and bring anger under control.

For others–many others–the next dark step of descent is into deeper, more destructive anger.

Yet never forget that there is a way to come out of your pain and recover your heart!

Action Point: If you are deeply angry, face it. Acknowledge the source and seek to remedy whatever ignited this often-destructive emotion. Do you know someone who handles anger well? Ask him or her to give you some guidelines. And don’t forget to ask God to help you make a course correction today, so you’ll keep from traveling further down the spiral.”

In this new season, and as we approach the holidays, I hope you are not going through any significant struggles in your life. But if you or any of your loved ones are, I hope you will consider purchasing this book.  It is available at Amazon in ebook and bargain book prices — and no, this is not an affiliate link– I get nothing out of referring this book other than the reward of knowing someone’s life may turn around from reading the book! 😉

 

 My Reflections

 

As I mentioned, reading the message in this book really DID help me to turn my life around! I was able to evaluate and assess my feelings, and allow God to heal the hurt and start fresh in what was a “new normal” in life without my Dad.  It’s a truly inspirational book!

 

So What Are YOUR Thoughts?

 

Have you ever heard of this book?

 

Do you have any related good resources or suggestions to share?

 

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. I have never heard of this book before but now I’m intrigued to put it on my reading list!!

  2. I’d love to read this book. There was a dark time in my life that this would’ve been a beacon of hope. I could’ve used it then.

  3. Love love love fall and all the changes it brings! And the approaching holidays, this time of year is so exciting! However, as I heard the peepers outside last night I got really sad at how much I will miss them until next summer 🙁

  4. I am getting the book. I like motivational/self help books. I think this “Turn Your Life Around” by Dr. Tim Clinton will turn out to be my favorite go-to read when I am feeling anxious. Thank you for the honest review.

  5. Looks like a very good book! I am interested to read about the part about Anger, Anxiety, Aloneness, Alienation, Arrogance, and how to address these issues. Thanks for your book review. I am going to get a copy for myself. I’d probably get another one and give it to my best-friend/cousin.

  6. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, I have excuse for the layers of clothing. I need to check this book out, it may help me with my High Anxiety.
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  7. I do love fall too! Especially the beautiful fall colours and everything pumpkin flavoured. Thanks for the book recommendation.
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