"There is an abundance of self-help books available on the market written by Americans, and among these you will find the good, the bad and the patronising. I’m glad I found this one, however, because it’s the best I have ever read. This stunning debut by Sharon Fitzmaurice is beautifully written, clear and often moving. From the outset I could feel Sharon’s warmth and bravery as she described the loneliness and desperation she endured as a result of childhood sexual abuse, followed later by an unwanted pregnancy and a failed marriage. Her experiences are recalled in a way that is devoid of blame or the need for retribution.
Irish people are naturally good humoured and enjoy having the craic with each other. But what is also prevalent in the Irish DNA is depression, resulting in high suicide figures which are considerably higher than other European countries. Behind the smiles there is much festering of unhealed wounds that people carry around with them. Many are stuck in life or feel hopeless and helpless, others are ridden with guilt or shame or perceived failure. This book offers a different way of looking at themselves and their problems, with Sharon showing how to overcome adversity and recover from depression and suicidal ideation.
The book is realistic and, perhaps unlike many American self-help books, it does not advocate instant relief. Nor does it encourage daydreaming about something (or someone) entering your life to solve your problems and transform your life while you sit on the sofa and do nothing. Comprising of compassion and authenticity that is both uplifting and healing in tone, this refreshing book offers hope and encouragement to those who feel the light at the end of the tunnel is out of reach or may never come. By encouraging readers to take small, practical and achievable steps, they are shown how to begin to repair their broken lives. During her darkest moments, Sharon realised that if she was going to sit around and wait for somebody to help her, she would be waiting a long time. So instead, she set about masterminding her own recovery and recreating a new life for herself. This was to be a life she wanted and one worth living. And it is this life which she now enjoys; filled with happiness, joy and satisfaction.
I know a good author always leaves the reader wanting more but I wish this book was much longer. When I arrived at the last chapter, I felt a little sad knowing the end was approaching. 'Someone Please Help me.......so I did' imparts positive vibes from start to finish. Maybe the reason for this is that Sharon’s story has a spiritual essence which gives it special meaning. It shows that all the life experiences we face are brought to help us learn and grow. Some people overcome adversity better than others but everyone has the ability to choose change at any point during their life. I hope Sharon continues to write more books. Based on this one alone, I feel she has countless more stories and experiences to share which will prove beneficial to many people. " Declan G. Henry - Author
One To One Session With Sharon
Distant Healing Session
My distance healing with Sharon was so beautiful and healing. I had been attending Sharon’s meditation group in Galway for a couple of years and she has helped my grow in so many ways! Her positivity and joy is contagious! Having moved abroad last year, I was missing out on Sharon’s beautiful energy. The distance healing was therefore perfect for me, but I would recommend it to anyone with a busy schedule also. To prepare, I laid down with some meditation music and opened up to the healing. I really felt all the love and healing, and was so relaxed and unburdened after it. I could have slept! Sharon’s email feedback was amazing - so comforting. This was such a lovely way to look after myself and share in Sharon’s fabulous energy.
Lots of love Sharon!!! xxx
Reiki Session with Sharon
Sharon's book - Someone please hep me, so I did
"This book is a must read. Everyone can relate in some way and can truly benefit from reading Sharon's book.
Sharon is a beautiful lady inside and out, an inspiration to us all with a loving and kind heart. Once I started reading Sharons book I couldnt put it down. It is a brave and straight from the heart book. Sharon is like all of us in so many ways. Life can be difficult and there are times we want to give up. Sharon got to a point in her life where she felt she had enough, but she came back fighting from a very dark place and over the years has turned her life around completely, the help she was looking for she learned was within herself. What she does now, she loves doing but most importantly she has learned to love herself. Through this book she is letting us all know that there is hope and we can do and achieve anything we put our minds to, that we all have the power to do what we want to do in life and that power is within ourselves, we just have to listen and take action. No one can create our happiness, only we can do that. She can help guide you through the process is many ways through all her incredible courses and workshops but she will always say that only you can make the difference within yourself, which is the truth. However you can learn important skills from Sharon to do so. It's not always easy, and we will still hit bumps in the road through life's journey, but how we deal with it, is what matters. That's what makes a difference. Its okay to have a down day, that is only natural. But we should acknowledge and deal with the emotion and core issue and resolve it instead of allowing it to control us negatively from within ourselves and impacting on our lives and our loved ones around us.
This is a beautifully written book, one I now have beside my bed so I can go back and dip in and out of it when I need reminding that anything is possible. That we can overcome any challenge if we set our mind to do so. The first meditate class I attended of Sharon's was a blessing. She truly lights up the room with her personality, beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She is warm and welcoming and I have always enjoyed her classes. I signed up to Sharon's mindfulness classes in Summer last year and I looked forward to and enjoyed each and every class and all the fabulous people that were part of it. You always leave Sharon's classes feeling better in yourself, more motiatived and positive and like you are not alone in how you are feeling or thinking.
I look forward to attending many more classes in the future and hope I will get to do the Camino trip in the not too distant future too.
Sharon is starting the process of writing her next book and I for one can't wait to read it.
If you haven't bought her current book, then do! I promise you won't be disappointed. A lovely gift for a loved one too.
Wishing you every success in the World Sharon. You truly deserve it.
Thank you for having such a positive impact on my life to date. Forever grateful ♡
"Hi Sharon, I have just finished your book and I found it so inspiring! Some of the things that happened in your life and you still come out with such a positive attitude is amazing! I'm looking forward to meeting and attending some of your workshops this year. Congratulations on such an uplifting and inspiring book . Noreen Conroy"
"What a book! Couldn't leave it down. I just wanted to keep going and going, I resonated with alot of it as I'm sure many have. It is a real "good feel" book. It's like a personal bible that can remind you every day of how to achieve your own happiness and a reassurance of those that stand with us and are there to help us. Now I want to know more about how to connect and more about the energy that surrounds us. I am intrigued as to how our mind works. I hope to be reading another, one day soon. Lots of Love, Leanne Mongan"
"First of all it took me quite a few attempts to find Sharons book as it was sold out..Testament in itself. A beautifully written account of Sharons own emotional challenging journey & how she overcame it. I would imagine myself & so many others can relate to so much of it. It will be a book I will.keep.on my bedside table & refer to again . Thank you so much Sharon for sharing & helping us realise anything is possible if we let in what blocks us. Julie Lee"
"Hi Sharon. I finished your book a few days after the book launch but am only writing my review now; late as usual! What an incredibly well written book about some overwhelming challenges that you marvelled with such compelling strength. I cried my way through most of it. Despite these hurdles you showed immense compassion towards complete strangers to help them along their journey, which is a testament to your inner strength and resilience. You are an incredible lady and a pleasure to know. Thank you Sharon for sharing your story.
Love Marie. X