Do you feel like you’ve lost your sense of self and wonder what else life has to offer?
No matter how many mistakes you’ve made, a new day awaits you. In Muck Off, Carol L Lopez shares her personal story of overcoming dysfunction, self-doubt, and fear to live a life of wholeness, freedom, and purpose. From the opening story when her father threatens to kill her, through her own battles with alcohol, and dealing with her loved ones’ drug additions, Carol reveals how changing her perspective and getting straight about her values and dreams allowed her to rise out of the muck into a new life filled with sanity and happiness.
And you can start today! In Muck Off, you will learn how to:
• Discover and live your values and life purpose
• Resolve internal conflict and self-sabotage
• Be confident in being you
• Learn self-discipline and self-control
• Transform your relationships
• Free yourself from emotional bondage
• Gain freedom and be at choice
No matter where you’re at in life, you always have a choice. You can begin today with the simple choice to read this book. Carol will walk you through making the simple choices to improve your life day by day. Soon, you’ll notice things getting better until you have clarity about where you want to go and how to persevere. You’ll discover the mind set you adopt and the actions you choose transform your life. Get excited. It’s time for your happily ever after to begin.
In “Muck Off,” Carol L Lopez shares her experience of how abandonment affected her self-esteem which resulted in decisions and behaviors that lead to a painful life. Never feeling like she was good enough or valued, she spent her life on a journey of recovery. She decided it was time to change the way she felt, harvest her potential, and pursue her lost dreams. She is passionate about helping people get free from the muck and mire of dysfunction in order to live with true purpose and meaning. She believes you can be happier and live a fulfilled life by freeing yourself from emotional pain and pursuing your dreams.
|Publisher:||Coach Carol, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Section One: Reflect
Rebelling Against Abandonment
Making a Life-Impacting Decision
Divorcing Domestic Violence
Playing the Player
Section Two: Recover
Persevering While in Process
Releasing Guilt with Forgiveness
Waiting on God
Section Three: Redirect
Knowing Your Values
Developing Emotional Intelligence
Becoming Your Ideal Self
Section Four: Rejoice
Owning Your Power
Making a Profound Difference
Celebrating a Life You Love
A Final Note: Dreaming in Motion
About the Author
Book Carol Lopez to Speak
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Muck Off: The Starting Point to Your Happily Ever After is a very insightful book. The author Carol Lopez shares her personal struggle of dealing with the "muck" life sometimes throws at us. Emotionally abandoned as a child Carol grew up looking to fill the void missing in her life. This led to unhealthy relationships, unsatisfying jobs at times, and a prepotency to numb her pain with alcohol. Carol Lopez shows us though this does not need to be the type of stories that play out in our lives, though. Muck Off provides exceptional tools to assist a person in discovering/aligning their life with their values, ways to let go of past guilt/regret, and weapons to battle those gremlins in our head that tells us we are not good enough plus so much more. This book is sure to guide a person towards their best life and on the path to their own happily ever after!
In Muck Off, Carol Lopez shares her life story of how she fell into the muck and how she got out of it. “Muck” is a metaphor for all the bad things that happen to us in life, all the dysfunction that enters our lives, and the consequences of the bad decisions we make. Carol explains it as: “Muck! Muck! MUUUUCKK! You know what it is! It’s all the crap that tears you apart, breaks your heart, and spits you out, leaving you feeling empty, exhausted, burnt, and bewildered. You’ve tried to remain intact, but somewhere along the way, you’ve lost—you.” Right from the start, Carol warns us: “Warning: This book is Rated R—due to the nature of it being Raw, Real, and Rousing.” R is a favorite letter of hers since she divides the book into four sections: Reflect, Recover, Redirect, and Rejoice. Muck Off is one woman’s true story about her recovery from the muck in her life, but it’s also a book filled with powerful advice and solutions for those wanting to find their own happily ever afters. Trust me, Carol knows how to get there—to a state of peace and calm even when chaos surrounds her, and she has learned it the hard way. She opens the book with a story of how her father threatened to kill her with a gun. Her family was not happy because she was a white girl dating a black boy on the other side of the tracks. But it wasn’t just that her family members were prejudiced; they had a history of dysfunction, of not communicating well with each other, of walking on eggshells around her dad. Carol doesn’t share all these stories just to entertain the reader with her drama but to show how generational dysfunction played out in her family. She wants readers to learn from her experiences so they can overcome the dysfunction in their own lives. Carol made some bad choices along the way as a result of growing up in a dysfunctional home. She got pregnant. Then she decided to have an abortion, which she always regretted. She got married and experienced domestic violence, but she stayed in the marriage, thinking she was doing what God wanted until a friend told her God did not want her to be a doormat. She also struggled with lust and with alcohol until she was finally able to give both over to God. She tells us: “I decided to surrender to God and told Him, ‘Lord, I am done. I’m done being the party girl.’ Oddly enough, my next statement was, ‘If I have to go to church drunk, I will.’ In other words, I was going to be in His house no matter what. I was committed to doing things a different way, and that meant changing my behaviors. See, I had to show up and God would work on the rest.” Through prayer, faith, and determination, Carol quit drinking. And then she found the right man—they’ve been happily married now for fourteen years. Anyone who has lived a dysfunctional life—and to some extent we all have, just as we are all codependent to some extent—will want to read and embrace Carol’s stories and apply the principles and advice she offers. Despite her strong faith in God, she is never preachy. She is just simply honest, and she stays true to her R rating of being Real, Raw, and Rousing. Each chapter ends with a series of questions for readers to reflect upon to help them move forward. Sometimes you can’t always see or remove your muck without a little help. Through her poignant questions and rousing stories, Carol offers that needed extra perspective so you can “muck off” too.