PHOENIX RISING FROM THE ASHES
About the Book
It isn’t what happens to us that causes distress; it is how we react to distress that affects us. Beyond Coping -Phoenix rising from the Ashes is an unforgettable memoir of one woman’s incredible journey of hope, devastation, and recovery. It is an inspiration for those who are confronted with tragedy in their lives. This story takes the reader to the dream of Paradise, only to have it go up in flames a few months later. The author relies on her own inner strength, the strength of her friend who survived the fire with her, the emotional support of her fiancé, and various spiritual books to take her beyond coping and to being completely transformed. Her mother, living in Canada, was her strongest ally, constantly encouraging her to believe in herself.
About the Author
TK Banner, is originally from British Columbia, Canada. She has dedicated her adult life as an educator, teaching all grades, from first grade to college. She earned her degrees later in life, going back to college when she was forty. She graduated valedictorian from Cal State San Bernardino when she was granted her Masters in Educational Counseling. She has a passion for helping re-entry students earn their degrees and procuring employment. Being retired hasn’t slowed her down: after surviving the fire in Paradise, she is gainfully employed as a substitute teacher and continues to inspire other women to find their passion in their later years.