EVERYONE HAS A BATTLE.
You get the one you need...
Choose BRAVE. Choose to be... YOU.
While the chemo dripped, Teresa shivered as she replayed the words, “you have cancer.” A wife, mother, and school principal, her life would irrevocably change in ways more damaging than the chemical toxins pumping into her veins. From a prison cell of vulnerability and with humor and poise, Teresa shares her roller coaster ride from hopeless imprisonment through cancer, loss and depression, self-sabotage, and suicide to courageous freedom from her unlived life.
Broken to Brave challenges you to consider
- your perception of time;
- who surrounds you during change and struggle;
- extending graceâ€¦to yourself;
- your power to choose.
If you or a loved one are chained in a prison of an unlived life, Teresa helps you
- recognize self-destruction warning signs;
- embrace reality and accept your purpose;
- acknowledge your strengths with permission to grow;
- find your keys to start living in the moment without the weight of the past and future.
|Publisher:||Alesch Solutions LLC|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
In her book, Broken to Brave: Finding Freedom from the Unlived Life, Teresa walks readers through her private journey and reveals the greatest key to surviving was finding her faith, understanding God's love, and accepting His blessing. Teresa teaches you to find your own keys to free yourself to appreciate the past, focus the future, and be mindful and purposeful in the present.
A former 6-12 school principal, Teresa currently serves as a special education regional administrator. Her passion for student and adult learners drives her work with schools and communities. She partners with organizations to promote a growth mindset and improve education and mental/emotional health models for students.
Teresa is a John Maxwell Team coach, speaker, and trainer, a tribe member of Igniting Souls, a founding member of Courageously Free Women, a women's ministry to inspire and encourage women in their journey of Christ-centered living, and With Eyes Wide Open, a group of Christian authors who have united to passionately take on worldly views with truth and light
Teresa and her husband Cody, a college wrestling coach, educate and challenge young and wise minds to be better today than yesterday. They are blessed with two competitive, spunky, and brave children who-spitting images of their parents-keep them on their toes...and laughing.
Embrace time, learn more, and meet Teresa at teresaalesch.com.
KARY OBERBRUNNER is Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy.
Kary struggled finding his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others experience unhackability in work and life.
He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the nonprofit community. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with three amazing children and live outside Columbus, Ohio.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Kary Oberbrunner
INTRODUCTION: Framing the Prisoner to THE END
Part 1: Broken Yet Calm
FRAMED—Leading to Diagnosis
Chapter 1: That Dreaded Phone Call—Am I Going to Prison?
Chapter 2: Death—The Perfect Frame-Up
Just a MUSE to Paint a Picture
Chapter 3: Life Before Prison—From Chemo to Who am I?
From 2011 to 1979 and Back
Chapter 4: Cancer Robbed Me—Yet I Was the One with the Sentence
Pre-cancer to March 2011
Chapter 5: The Lineup and Fingerprinting—How in the HELL Did I Get HERE?!?!
October 2010 to March 2011
Chapter 6: Preparing for Court, for Battle—an Army of Supporters at My Flank
Part 2: Between Blind and Confident
PROBATION—Phase 1 Treatment—CHEMOTHERAPY
Chapter 7: Forced Into Two Interrogation Rooms—Teresa’s Dad Had a Stroke
Chapter 8: We May As Well Go for a Ride—May I Bring My Own Straitjacket?
Chapter 9: Uncle! Uncle! Stop the Ride Already! Please Just Give Me Back My Life!
Chapter 10: Cancer 4 vs. Me 0—Cancer is Free, I am Bound
Chapter 11: Life is a Ride—Fear is a Cell
From May 2011 to 2002 and Back
Chapter 12: It Takes a Village to Fight Cancer—We Prepare for War
Chapter 13: From Chemotherapy Completion to Freedom—DENIED
June to August 2011
Chapter 14: Imagining Prison Life—Dancing in the Rain with Damaged Goods
Part 3: Bound with Conviction
SENTENCED—Phase 2 Treatment—SURGERY
Chapter 15: Patient Admitted for Surgery—Prisoner Booked
Chapter 16: The Prison Cell is Locked with Pain and Heartbreak
Chapter 17: Accepting Prison—Experiencing the Pain to Better Appreciate the Destination?
WOUNDED—Phase 3 Treatment—RADIATION
Chapter 18: Prison Hardening My Heart
TORTURED—Phase 4 Treatment—SURGERY
Chapter 19: Once Cell from Solitary
Chapter 20: Life after Cancer—Anything but Free
Chapter 21: New Evidence—Report to Cell Zero
Part 4: Beaten and Broken but Constant
BROKEN—Phase 5 Numbing—DARKNESS
Chapter 22: Prison News: From Principal, to Baby News, to Hell on Earth
Chapter 23: Death Found Us—Throw Away the Key
Chapter 24: Every 15 Minutes…a Heart is Broken
Chapter 25: Letter of Truth from Cell Zero
The Lost Chapters
July, August, September 2012
Chapter 28: Crazy, Functional Hermit in Cell Zero
The Lost Chapters
December 2012/January, February, March, April, May, June, July 2013
Chapter 33: Retreating into the Dark Corner of a Cell
The Lost Chapters
September-November 2013/January 2014
Chapter 36: School Principal to Suffering Prisoner
Chapter 37: The END (continued)
Part 5: To Be Brave and Courageous
LIVING—Phase 6 Awaken, Struggle, Practice, Implement, Repeat—RAYS OF REALITY
Chapter 38: One of God’s Angels
Chapter 39: All I Had to Do Was Ask—Keys
Chapter 40: Courageously, Fearlessly Fighting—Keys
October 2015 to Present
AFTERWORD: Prevention, Progression, Purpose, Action