In “Loved Just As I Am,” Melissa McDaniel deliberately and painfully examines her past traumas and shares her realization of how she used denial or avoidance as a means of emotional protection well into her thirties.
Belmont, North Carolina – July 6, 2022 – Of the thousands of books published each year, very few have the power to positively impact the reader’s life. It’s usually the result of a topic and content that the reader can instantly relate to. The written word can easily be treated as a fleeting thought, or it can linger in the reader’s psyche for a long time, and that’s what changes the way a person processes their information.
In Loved Just As I Am, Melissa McDaniel shows that she is a master of words. Reviews came quickly and full of praise. Some readers comment that they felt like the author was sitting with them reading his book to them. One thing is certain, it’s hard to put the book down once you start reading.
The author recounts how her idyllic life in the south changed forever when she was sexually assaulted at the age of eleven. She shares her raw journey of not only dealing with her childhood wounds, but also her struggles as a young woman dealing with an abusive ex-boyfriend, racism within her family and community, motherhood, addiction and infidelity.
Using his deep faith, his love of family, and his firm belief that every person is enough, McDaniel skillfully owns his “crapola” while laying bare his feelings and actions, good and bad. Her new perspective and vulnerability creates a healing roadmap for others like her to rise above pain, shame and doubt. The result is a life guided by wisdom, freedom and healing.
In a recent interview, Melissa commented, “I believe we have to choose to see the light and have hope, even when it’s as small as a mustard seed. When people are in deep emotional pain, they will do anything to stop that pain, even if the choices add even more layers of shame. Unresolved trauma allows our emotions to rule our lives.
She goes on to say, “These unconfronted traumas keep us all confined to a smaller version of ourselves. It is only when we are tired of hurting ourselves and others and begin to be proactive in finding the root of our distress that the darkness moves away. Refuse to live in despair. Instead, seek love, understanding, and forgiveness.
About the Author:
Melissa McDaniel is a National Certified Counsellor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Life Coach and Speaker who has spent nearly two decades helping people transform their lives. She began her career as a therapist for victims of sexual assault before moving on to work with people who committed sexual crimes to transform their behavior. Grief, anxiety and depression are constant issues that she deals with in her private practice.
Her love of family led her to work as a counselor with Family Centered Services. After working twelve hour days to keep families together, she realized that her own family was struggling due to her absence and opened her own private practice. For over 17 years, she has counseled and coached thousands of people in her private practice, guiding individuals and families towards their higher purpose.
Melissa has lectured and provided training at numerous mental health facilities, also served as an expert witness and provided court assessments when needed. One strength is his love of learning. She remains constantly curious and up-to-date in her field. People with the most personal growth continue to explore and discover deeper meaning in themselves and others.
For complete information, visit his website at: https://shepherdwaycounseling.org/
For a limited time, her free eBook is available for download on how to find your infinite power. Her new online course, a guide for people learning self-love, will launch in late 2022.
Company Name: Council of the Shepherd’s Way
Contact person: Melissa S. McDaniel, M.Ed, LCMHC, NCC
E-mail: Send an email
State: CN 28012
Country: United States