Muck Off: The Starting Point to Your Happily Ever After

Muck Off: The Starting Point to Your Happily Ever After

by Carol L Lopez


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640852785
Publisher: Coach Carol, LLC
Publication date: 10/22/2018
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 823,668
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Originally from Markham, Illinois, Carol joined the U.S. Navy when she was nineteen and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves. Carol worked primarily in the field of Human Resources in both the public and private sectors. She has a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Her undergraduate degree from Columbia College includes a concentration in psychology and minor in criminal justice. Carol completed transformational coach training and started her own coaching business

Table of Contents


Section One: Reflect

Rebelling Against Abandonment

Making a Life-Impacting Decision

Divorcing Domestic Violence

Playing the Player

Section Two: Recover

Seeking Recovery

Persevering While in Process

Releasing Guilt with Forgiveness

Loving Yourself

Waiting on God

Section Three: Redirect

Sleeping Beauty

Changing Thoughts

Knowing Your Values

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Redirecting Behavior

Becoming Your Ideal Self

Section Four: Rejoice

Owning Your Power

Embracing Leadership

Making a Profound Difference

Celebrating a Life You Love

A Final Note: Dreaming in Motion

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Muck Off: The Starting Point to Your Happily Ever After 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
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!
Tyler_TichelaarTT 10 months ago
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.