Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Last Ten Pounds by Lina Sage













  
The Last Ten Pounds: One Woman's Journey to Love (by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred...and Everything In-Between)
by Lina Sage
GENRE: Memoir




Shortly after I was born, my family left Vietnam’s strict Communist regime by escaping on a tiny fishing boat in the middle of the night.

Luckily, Canada accepted us as refugees and we were excited for a new beginning. However, any hopes of a brighter future vanished before an abusive alcoholic father who’s repeated physical violence against my mom left me screaming for any stability. Sexual, physical and emotional abuse clouded my childhood years leaving me so damaged that it changed who I was meant to grow up to be.

In my early twenties, I bought a house and converted it into a full blown marijuana grow op.

Soon after, I entered into the world of elite call girls and became one of the most sought after girls in my agency. By my late twenties, I was on top of the world and the proud owner of a multi-million-dollar luxury day spa.

Just when I thought I had it all, I made the ultimate mistake that ended in me losing everything and hitting rock bottom.

I was spiritually broken and in desperate need of healing. I had no choice but to reconcile with my past. This decision brought me down a miraculous journey that opened me up to consciousness and enabled me to exist in the space I do today; that of uninhibited peace.

The Last 10 Pounds: One Woman’s Journey to Love (by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred…and Everything In-Between) is my personal journey and a testament that it is possible to heal and transform. To be the person you were born to be.

EXCERPT


Flashing red lights and turbulent commotion outside made me abruptly wake up to a scene of a dozen men who were heavily armed, dressed in full on black armor and gas masks, jumping out of what looked like black SWAT vans. I was anesthetized in my own trepidation; unable to run or hide. All I could do was stand by my window. As if in slow motion—taken straight from the movies—I watched these men approach my house. You couldn’t engage in an illegal grow op for long without getting busted and I had enough marijuana plants in my house to face a strong conviction. In that moment, my usually rapidly thinking brain, experienced the unusual phenomena of an outer body experience where time stood completely still and I felt like I was listlessly floating amongst the clouds. Harps played in the background replacing the loud bangs of the SWAT team trying to break down the door. And just as if I was protected by a sea of angels, I slowly came back to my body and realized that the loud bangs were that of my neighbor’s door and not mine. The SWAT team had veered off to my neighbor’s house without me even realizing.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lina Sage is a writer, speaker, producer and entrepreneur. She is the creator and founder of Chic Spirituality; a movement whose philosophy is to live your life with heightened awareness by surrounding yourself with things you deem beautiful. Lina believes balance of mind, body and soul, is the key to unlocking all things beautiful. Therefore, she enjoys physical activity to maintain a strong body and meditation to calm the mind. But she especially cherishes time spent with her beloved husband and dog because they are what brings her soul the greatest joy. Lina also likes to surround herself with great food and exotic travels around the world.

Social Media Links:

website: www.linasage.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/chicsage

amazon author bio link:amazon.com/author/linasage




This is a mature read. My opinion is that Lina needed to write this book for herself, not actually to share her story with others. She needed to get her story out where she could see it in a new light.
Early in the book she writes "I believe there's a moment in everyone's life when a situation occurs that can change the course of your destiny."

I believe Lina had a series of these events, circumstances and situations.
I've been told that until a lesson is learned we get additional opportunities to figure it out.  Even with her  abuse as a child and life difficulties as she made one bad decision after another, Lina ended up with more advantages than many other people. She just didn't see them when she was living them.

She has had therapy at various times over her life, not really of her own volition.
She was not ready to accept a different way of life. She was interested in fast success, quick money in the moment. When growing weed didn't work out she turned to another "fast cash" idea - become an escort.  The difference between escorts and prostitutes is what they are paid for. Eventually she parlayed her client connections into a different business.

We get a different view of her situation, she talks mainly about her best clients and the benefits she received from her lifestyle choices.  And we watch as those continued bad choices make her world self destruct. It is her fortuitous connection with Ade that makes her see things somewhat differently.

An interesting read about experiences that I would never see first hand.





43 comments:

  1. The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!

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    1. Hi Nikolina. Thank you for reading. The book is available for pre-order now on Amazon. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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  3. Where do you find the inspiration for your stories?

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    1. Hi Mai. The inspiration behind my memoir was initially to help me through my healing process. When I was finished writing, I felt like my story could help survivor's of sex abuse and give them hope that we can all transform our lives.

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