Finding Internal Happiness
Welcome to learn about what you can do to balance your inner and outer happiness. This is a philosophical book that is not like something else you will stumble upon. Many “self-help books” talk about goal-setting and making habits with the target of wanting something outside of oneself. Often external validation or a career we want or something like that. This book is not that, this book explores our inner worlds and how we can feel more content with what we already have but still search for a fulfilling life and make our internal and external goals go hand-in-hand. This is not a book about external and material goals like guiding you for societal success though. It will teach you how to find your inner happiness instead. It has a spiritual approach as well as a psychological approach, but there’s no specific religion attached to this book. It just explores these internal journeys in a way that I feel is worth discussing, as a generally spiritual person and a person who has studied evidence-based psychology as well. This is, however, a highly philosophical read and it also contains my own philosophical thoughts I have developed over the years. So be prepared to read about things you have not heard of before.
Stories of a Caged Girl
She was different, and not in the way anyone in the little village could understand. She was the sunshine everyone tried to cover up, the gemstone who was too rough to be loved. The girl nobody wanted near. Except him. The first person to take her in, the first person to abuse and use her, and one of the hundred people guilty of making her condition worse.
This is the story of one autistic child who became an autistic teenager, and then finally an autistic adult. It’s a dark story as well as a story of hope. A story of anger and grief as well as love and compassion. This is her story and she won’t let anyone tell her she can’t express herself anymore. This is the story of one forgotten child who refuses to be silenced anymore.
In this book, I share thirteen memoirs and thirteen poems, all related to dealing with trauma. Here I also want to put a content warning: this book includes themes of ableism, child abuse, domestic violence, rape, suicidal ideation, and other similar, dark topics. I suggest you read with caution and although these are important things to talk about, I know this warning needs to be here.
Book projects in progress – nonfiction
- Being Your Own Hero: How To Lifecoach Yourself
- Fullness in Faith: Inclusive spirituality
Book projects in progress – fiction
- The Remarkable Ones – part of a fantasy book series
Ongoing stories on online writing communities
Series I write on Commaful:
- Gloomy Love – read more about it on this link
- Poems by a Caged Girl – read more about it on this link
Series I write on Penana:
Novels I write on Fictionate.me:
- The Remarkable Ones
- GoodReads: goodreads.com/trixjoyce