CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Remember when everyone said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Authors and artists Jim and Anne Weatherill say that what doesn’t kill you is not what makes you stronger. Even worse, if you push it down inside, it will fester like a nasty boil. Finding meaning in your struggle is what can lead to a path to heal from the inside out.
Jim flew 1,341 hours as a combat helicopter pilot during the unpopular and controversial Vietnam War. Anne was a military wife and college student with a newborn baby in 1968 America. They are the co-authors of two books. Both books strongly focus on coping with life-changing events and trying to reconcile the past with the present.
The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam is a riveting first-hand account of Jim’s tour overseas.
“History has to be told by those who lived it,” Jim says. “Sharing my story about what it was like as a helicopter pilot was to honor the people who served with me, so our experiences will never be erased. Military families also serve their country by waiting for loved ones to come home.”
The second book, When Paths Cross, takes place in 1973. As the war winds down, the troops carry the war home inside. The novel is a fictionalized love story about self-discovery, forging relationships and beginning to heal.
The authors say their books are about finding yourself after a life-changing experience.
Jim adds, “We discovered that sharing our story became our own path to getting stronger. Our readers frequently share how profoundly our books have transformed their lives.”
Jim and Anne also emphasize how Vietnam war veterans, having been disrespected and stereotyped, went back into society and restarted their lives. The authors show that the stereotype as unhinged and violent is wrong, a reason their books are so enlightening and impactful.
“In order to recover from emotional trauma, you need to discover meaning in what has happened in the past,” Anne says. “When Jim and I came to terms with it, then it no longer owned us.”
Jim is a member of numerous helicopter organizations where he shares camaraderie with other vets all proud to have served their country. Jim’s amazing art work, writing, and music exemplifies his creative and compassionate nature. He finds solace in helping others find a path to healing.
“Encouraging people to find their own paths to getting stronger is absolutely why we continue with our endeavors,” Anne says. “We’re amazed and humbled that our writings have helped others come to terms with their past and their ghosts.”
CUTV News Radio will feature Jim and Anne Weatherill in an interview with Jim Masters on January 14th at 2 p.m. EST and with Doug Lewellyn Monday January 21st at 2 p.m. EST
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If you have any questions for our guests, please call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on our guests please visit https://jamesweatherill.godaddysites.com/
Author: Beatrice Maria Centeno
Source: EIN Presswire