From Suicide Attempt Survivor to Oscar Winner!

Sunday night at the 87th Academy Awards, first time Oscar award winner for Adapted Screenplay, Graham Moore gave the most dramatic speech. He publicly announced that he had tried to kill himself at the age of 16 and urged everyone to stay weird and different.

Graham said,”When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird, and I felt different, and I felt like I did not belong. And, now I’m standing here. So, I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird, or she’s different, or she feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different. And, then when it’s your turn, and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along.”

When I was growing up I was called weird, was told I had weird friends and was picked on, but I had a saying, “Weird friends are the fun of life!” 

I’m touched to see more people coming forward, sharing their struggles and taking the stigma away from talking about suicide. I’m more thrilled to hear stories like Grahams’. Tales of people who choose life and just rock it out.

I am glad we are all still here. For this to be in the news as my book Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide is released feels like such powerful synchronicity to me.

By the way, Graham Moore won the Oscar for, The Imitation Game, which is a great movie and well worth seeing if you haven’t. I’ve watched it twice myself. Graham even wrote a line of dialogue in the movie the was very much of the same spirit as his speech, “it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” Indeed.

Fear of Knowing

Time for another round of Sharing with Andy!

What are you most afraid of others knowing about you? In this video I show you how to solve such fears.

Action cures fear. Are you ready to speak or share your fear?

Courage is knowing what not to fear. -Plato

 

Still Here: eBook Launch

Still Here ebookI am excited to announce that my latest and most personal book is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide includes the hard-learned lessons, practices, and techniques that helped me change from being someone who dreads life to someone who truly loves life.

Each year more people die by suicide than by war and homicide combined. If you’ve lost someone to suicide, have thought about it yourself, or have made an attempt, this book can help you. If you have friends or loved ones dealing with depression and suicidal thinking, this book can help you. Still Here is full of tools and exercises to assist anyone in creating more happiness in their life.

Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide is being officially released on Wednesday February 18, 2015. If you pre-order the book, it will be automatically downloaded to your Kindle on that date. I’m looking to get some early readers, reviews and feedback before I release the physical version of the book in a few weeks.

I know this material works, because I am still here. You can be in control of your thoughts and emotions instead of at their mercy. This is not a memoir. It is not about anyone’s past, it is about your future.

To celebrate, I’m having a contest

Two lucky purchasers of Still Here will win a one hour Akashic Records Reading from me. That is a $150 value!
To Enter:
1. Buy a copy of the ebook Still Here (pre-order until February 18) by Sunday February 22, 2015 (I can’t make leaving a review part of the contest, but any honest reviews are certainly appreciated!)
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TMQZGH0
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TMQZGH0
Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00TMQZGH0
Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00TMQZGH0
India https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00TMQZGH0
Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands, Italy and Japan

2. Forward a copy of your receipt from Amazon to StillHereBook@gmail.com
3. On Monday February 23, 2015 I will randomly select two people from the emails I’ve received to win the Akashic Records readings. I’ll contact the winners via email.

You do NOT need have been suicidal in your life to benefit from this book. Still Here is for anyone who wants to create more happiness in their life.

Still Here Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Chapter One: Suicide
Chapter Two: For Crying Out Loud
Chapter Three: Six Keys to Loving Your Life
Chapter Four: Choice
Chapter Five: Awareness
Chapter Six: Feel Fully
Chapter Seven: Get Physical
Chapter Eight: Creativity
Chapter Nine: Explore Alternatives
Chapter Ten: Trying
Chapter Eleven: Living This Way
Chapter Twelve: Not Living This Way
About The Author
Resources