I was recently given the opportunity to review a book by Rebekah Lyons called "Freefall to Fly."
Rebekah shares with us her journey through depression, anxiety and eventually fulfillment and joy.
I can relate to Rebekah because I have had episodes of both depression and anxiety in my life. I find it interesting that she mentions that the cause of depression in our age group might be attributed to the fact that we haven't fulfilled our purpose in life. And we might in fact, not even know what our purpose is.
Rebekah is candid about her journey. She was living a "perfect" life in the south, surrounded by friends when she and her husband decided to take a leap of faith and move to New York City. And as far as I can tell, she was as excited about the move as her husband was. It sounds as if she didn't realize what could really happen once the move took place.
As a person who has suffered depression, and usually because of moving, I can understand what Rebekah went through. Even though moving was her choice and my choice, the actuality of it all can be too much at times. I can relate and sympathize with what Rebekah had been through.
Since so many people who go through these kinds of issues keep them hidden, it is refreshing to see someone who is willing to talk about them and bring them to light. As women, I think that sometimes we suffer in silence, never letting anyone in to know our pain. So, we think that we are alone and that we are the only ones going through these kinds of things. Rebekah proves that we're not.
From Rebekah we learn that there can be hope after we hit our lowest point. When there is nothing left to do but surrender to Him, we can find our true meaning. Or at least that's how it worked for her.
I find it fascinating that she suggests that our true meaning might be found when face our biggest fear. I have some ideas what my biggest fear might be. I just need to learn how to work it into helping others.
In the postlude Rebekah offers suggestions on how you can find your true calling. Whenever I can find the time to actually sit down, maybe my friends and I can come up with our own lists of our talents, fears, burdens, dreams and goals.
You can find out more at her website:
You can find Rebekah on Twitter and Facebook at @rebekahlyons
Disclosure: I received a copy of Freefall to Fly for free to facilitate my review. All opinion are 100% mine.
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