My 15-year-old granddaughter, Katrina, steals the show at a recent concert. If you like “Phantom of the Opera” you are going to love how she hits the high notes. Enjoy!
The “ghosts” I refer to in my new book, which will be published in May, are metaphors for the toxic residue—dysfunctional behavior patterns—that people acquire during their time in a cult, in my case Jehovah’s Witnesses. These “ghosts” manifest themselves in various forms. True cult believers will see the ghosts as warrior angels, championing God’s truth. But individuals who decide to abandon their high-control religious experience will encounter haunting Ghosts, ghosts with the potential to hinder them from becoming mature individuals able to lead productive lives.
In either case, the ghosts are active agents in the life of both the believers and the former believers, acting as wardens, trying to restrict actions and thoughts. Each ghost is capable of reconstituting itself in many shapes and forms in an effort to bedevil those people who try to leave the cult as well as those who have left it. The six ghosts that you will meet in this book are:
I just read a great book, Eat To Live, by Joel Furman, M.D. He asserts that people know less about nutrition than any other subject. After reading his book two times, I’m a believer. He also makes a great case for how to lose weight. Focus on your health, not your weight, and it will result in long-term weight loss.
I highly recommend reading this book. I have copied key points—things you should know and things you should do to whet your appetite for a good read.