Marguerite Bélanger has suffered from body image issues, black sadness and discomfort around men for most of her life. At age 42, Bélanger turned to therapy in order to uncover the past and move on to a bright future. The cause, she discovered, was two rapes at an early age, which her mind had been suppressing for 35 years. Bélanger tells about this simultaneously upsetting and freeing discovery in her new book, "Voyage vers la lumière sur ma route 7-52/My Journey to the Light on Route 7-52."
"This book was created from a personal experience that brought a lot of sadness and pain to my life," Bélanger says. "I realized that my story of coming to the light could help others who are in similar pain."
In the book, which is written in French and English, Bélanger tells of her 52-year journey to self-discovery, which started after the first assault at age 7. She also tells how this eye-opening revelation allowed her to finally move on with her life and achieve the ultimate gift of peace.
"My hope is that the book inspires others to tell their stories of abuse and ask for help," Bélanger says. "Once I uncovered the meaning of my unhappiness, I was finally able to open myself and move forward into a happier, fulfilled life."
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"Voyage vers la lumière sur ma route 7-52/My Journey to the Light on Route 7-52"
By: Marguerite Bélanger
Available in softcover, hardcover and e-book formats
As a massage therapist, Marguerite Bélanger studied energy restorative techniques. She is a Reiki master and has been interested in spirituality for more than 40 years. When she isn't writing, Marguerite enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her 4 children and 11 grandchildren. She also enjoys yoga, movies, theatre and music.
Massothérapeute, Marguerite Bélanger a étudié l'approche d'un retour vers la vie. Elle est maître Reiki et s'est intéressée à la spiritualité depuis plus de quarante ans. Dans Voyage vers la lumière sur ma route 7-52 - My Journey to the Light on Route 7-52, l'auteur partage un épisode de sa vie qu'elle a mis à la lumière pour retrouver en elle le bonheur et la paix qui l'attendaient. Son partage a pour but de nous aider à comprendre et apprécier la vie comme une grande amie, dans toute sa simplicité.