“Living With and Finding Forgiveness for Addicts,” with Guest, Author of “I’ll Meet You In The Music,” Robin Donatelli; and Musical Guest, Singer, Prolific and Award Winning Songwriter, Deedee O’Malley, on The LIFE CHANGES Show #546
Guest: ROBIN DONATELLI; and Musical Guest: DEEDEE O’MALLEY
I am the granddaughter, daughter, former wife, mother, friend, and enemy of addiction.
I am a quiet observer, angry judge, inept healer, panicked mother, hurt daughter, betrayed lover.
Ignorant of its cause, I lived day by day somewhere in the teetering imbalance of blame and forgiveness, paradise and hell, great joy and great distress, until, with much work, desire, and gratitude, I don’t.
“I’ll Meet You in the Music” is the reconstruction of the story I lived, the way I lived it, the way I came through it.
It is my victory dance, my olive branch, my process I have chosen to share with you in the hope that it supports you in your personal journey, no matter who in your life may be addicted and no matter to what.
There is a way of living, surviving and possibly even thriving, you just might not know how yet, or might not see it, but if I can do it, I believe you can too.
In fact, learn how I found forgiveness for all the addicts in my life, and how I am better for it.
I’m a new woman. I am now a happily married wife, Mother and GrandMother of Five. I have been a court reporter for 33 years.
I golf, I garden, I swim, I write, and not that I am sharing my story, I strive to inspire anyone who can dare to dream beyond their current circumstances to a life better than you could imagine in.
Follow Robin Donatelli at: www.facebook.com/robin.donatelli
Find Her Book, “I’ll Meet You in the Music,” at: https://www.amazon.com/I-ll-Meet-You-Music
“I’LL MEET YOU IN THE MUSIC” Book:
An achingly beautiful true coming-of-age story about a girl and her brothers growing up on an island nestled along the Southern California coastline. The story begins in the 1960’s and revolves around a family steeped in the shadow of addiction. The author takes us on an emotional, heartrending and fantastical journey. Staring into the ocean of her own backyard, she wonders, imagines what it would mean to fly over it, away from her troubled home, and into the neutrality of the clear blue sky above. Would she hear herself more clearly? Would it mute the voices of those who abused her? Would it make her stop holding her breath, and finally, just breathe.