It does not matter who you are, where you are, or what life has brought to you in this present moment of your journey. Forgiveness and a loving willingness to move on to a happier, healthier world for yourself is a decision only you can make. Finding your way to positive change with a knowing and a trust you are being led to new truths and increased awareness, is the result of your decision to have the courage to look within and do your necessary work.
L.I.S.T.E.N. is an honest, creatively inspiring account of personal experiences that will encourage you to chart your own positive blueprint to live each day more joyfully. It can motivate you to l.i.s.t.e.n. (let your inner self teach you enlightenment and newness), and discover for yourself your own life lessons. Suggesting continued study, positive action, and trust in God, L.I.S.T.E.N. also includes abstract drawings and strengthening poetry to move you forward with more acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness
About the Author
Ellie Van Arsdale received a B.A. in English-Speech from American University in Washington, DC and an M.A. in education from Hunter College in New York, New York. She has taught high school English in Virginia and in Puerto Rico and all levels of ESL to college students in New York and Maine. She has served as a deacon and an elder in her church. At age twenty-nine, she became a single parent to two sons. She now has three granddaughters and will welcome her first great-granddaughter this coming July. Ellie lives in Southern California, where she continues to study and stay active writing, drawing, and painting.