Sexually assaulted, and abused, Isla Stone turned to drugs & booze & toxic relationships to numb the pain.

After hitting rock bottom, she finally found help. She documents her spiritual awakening and rehabilitation story in ‘The Art of Determination’

In her debut memoir, “The Art of Determination,” Isla Stone discloses personal, profound  journal entries that chronicle her experiences with rehabilitation, empowerment and remarkable spiritual growth.

In her youth, Stone was sexually assaulted by a family member and endured abuse from her stepfather, which created a shaken and battered tone for her life. Trying to escape her internal demons, Stone turned to drugs and alcohol to numb her pain, which also led to toxic relationships with various men, who also struggled with addictions.

Seeking treatment for addiction in a rehabilitation centre marked the beginning of a huge shift in Stone’s life

She began to focus on meditation and other healthier means to allow her to relinquish her fears and find self-acceptance, alignment and connection to a Higher Power.

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“Life is as amazing as it is difficult,” Stone said. “With ‘The Art of Determination,’ I hope to reach people that have reached rock bottom like I did. I have made mistakes and went through heavy thought processes to work through issues that others can learn from.”

As an author and a Reiki healer, Stone continues to put healing at the forefront of her life and hopes to inspire  others to find their own unique spiritual healing. Through her book, Stone teaches readers that it takes time for  things to improve but that they are worthy of a beautiful life and they can control how people affect them.

“The Art of Determination” by Isla Stone is available at the Balboa Press Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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