I'm Fine Just the Way I Am – Healing Emotional Pain through the Wisdom of Animals and Oracles
I’m Fine Just the Way I Am takes you on a deep, intimate and powerful journey as Barbara Techel explores the significance of a painful, recurring vision that plagued her for over two decades. To do so, she must call upon every ounce of courage, faith and commitment, or be swallowed by the depression and anxiety that has consumed her.
Like a metaphysical detective, Barbara employs a myriad of tools, each of which serves as a building block to self-knowledge and healing. She learns to tap into her intuition and the insight from oracle cards on a level she has never done before; she also examines her dreams and embraces the power of ceremony and life-enhancing breath work. Most importantly, perhaps, she learns to accept help from others and trust in the process, understanding that the turmoil in her life is truly happening for her, not to her.
As in her previous two memoirs, Barbara also draws on the profound teachings she received from animals—from a special needs dachshund who served as a reflection of the darkness and what needed to be healed, to a snake who helped her shed what she no longer needed, a wolf who encouraged her to keep her heart open, and a horse who empowered her to stand in her strengths.
All were integral to help Barbara transform her pain and accept it as both a gift and the path she was meant to walk in order to finally understand that she is worthy just as she is.
About Barbara Techel (Sheboygan, Wisconsin Author)
I’m passionate about gently guiding women to their own inner awareness to help shift their perspective when they feel stuck so they can move forward in a more authentic way and live a life with more meaning and joy. I find joy in encouraging women to pause often, listen deeply, and capture what matters most.
Since 2004 I’ve been walking my own transformational and spiritual path doing the deep personal work of living a conscious and self-examined life. So many teachings and wisdom I've been blessed to receive from the dogs I've shared my life with.
My books include: "Wisdom Found in the Pause – Joie’s Gift" and "Through Frankie’s Eyes – One woman’s journey to her authentic self, and the dog on wheels who led the way," and children's book series, "Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog."