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Memoir, PTSD, passive aggression, Racism, mental health, holistic health, Spiritual

Life Happens To Us
A True Story by Ashta-deb

In this heartbreaking, extremely personal memoir of a life touched by profound tragedy, author Ashta-deb invites readers into her world in the hopes that they might benefit from the discovered remedies that at last elevated her above it. Here is a soul who had suffered abuse at the hands of both parents, abandonment by her mother, and the tragic death of her thirteen-year-old sister by the time she was just nine years old. As she struggles to emerge from this devastation over the next long stretch of her life, her past is relentless in its haunting. It takes many years before doctors diagnose her with PTSD, and many more for her to find the right combination of Western medicine and Eastern wisdom to heal her. Her medication with cannabis, experimentation with Ayahuasca in Peru and finally a breakthrough healing with psilocybin offers a diverse look at mental healing. In the background of it all is her dedicated cultivation of yogic and psychic abilities. At last, Life Happens to Us endorses the importance of embracing unresolved childhood experiences. It is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand their true potential as a human being.

"An emotional, well-written, but often disturbing narrative . . . A poignant memoir that chronicles a harrowing personal journey and explores the more mystical aspects of yoga." – Kirkus Reviews

"Memoir enthusiasts would be particularly interested in this excellent example of this genre." – Laura Pratt, Evaluating Editor

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Ashta-deb retired from the Bookkeeping profession after realizing it was one of the contributing factors to her depression. Now, after her incredible experiences, her intuitive wisdom directs her to build a sacred healing center. Her unique ability to apply the centuries old teachings of Vedanta to modern day life is truly amazing. Her psychic abilities allow her to see deeply into another’s soul which at times can prove unsettling. Ashta-deb engages daily in meditation and pranayama, reading books on Vedanta and experimenting with ancient yoga techniques as described in the scriptures. She enjoys her family time with her husband, Sam and four children in Ontario, Canada.

Ashta Ashram – The Vision

The vision for Ashta Ashram is for a warm inviting place that cultivates love and spirituality within all hearts. A place that embraces, teaches and promotes clarity of mind, purity of heart, and connection to one’s Soul. It will be a place for many to call home. Life Happens To Us is the foundation and will be the completion of this dream. Partial proceeds of this book will contribute to bringing this vision to fruition.



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