This site’s author has produced an honest and deeply personal memoir, “The Everything Kid,” which traces his journey from a traumatic and unpredictable childhood filled with insecure attachments, confusion, fear and people pleasing roles, to a life lived with secure attachments, clarity, confidence and inner strength. Along the way, the author overcame addictions to alcohol, drugs, relationships and religion.
The reader will learn about the author’s association with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group that impacted him in various ways throughout his life. This book doesn’t focus on the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses or any other religions. It’s about learning how not to be everything to everyone, and how to be complete and whole outside of the context of an unhealthy relationship with people, religion or substances.
The author believes acceptance of the impermanence of life is one of the keys to obtaining happiness and contentment. It is possible to deal with struggles and difficult times when we accept where we are at any given moment, and move forward without fear of failure. While we may not always be able to control our environment, we can control our response to it.
My intention is to help as many people as possible through both the sharing of my experiences and what I’ve discovered that has helped me overcome my childhood and troubled early adulthood. I’m providing a free download of the book as a PDF here. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments-or even just to tell me what you think.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau