This Sunday March 8 immediately following ‘Super Soul Sunday’ An All-New “In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod” Features Motivational Speaker Ester Nicholson Who Lifted Herself Up From Addiction with Guidance From Agape’s Michael Bernard Beckwith
Ester Nicholson, author of “Soul Recovery: 12 Keys to Healing Addiction,” lifted herself out of an abusive situation and a crippling drug addiction. As a child, she grew up being resented and abused by her mother, who she says labeled her a “mistake.” Drugs provided an escape from the battlefield of her home and, as she grew into her teens, her addictions developed into hard narcotics, food and abusive relationships. When she became a teen mother herself, she was terrified this devastating cycle would continue with her own daughter. Her wakeup call came when a complete stranger, a cab driver she flagged down to take her to buy drugs in a bad neighborhood, saw the road she was headed down and stopped the car to turn around, convincing her not to ruin her life. Still, she had to conquer those horrible feelings of neglect and work on addressing internal issues on her own. Filmmaker Jonas Elrod follows her deep shift, which began with learning to love herself enough to lead a totally new life now, 25 years sober and a motivational speaker.