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Horizons Club Lunch
Friday, November 21, 2014, 11:00am - 01:00pm

Learning Lunch: Too Much Gold to Flush
Presented by: Pat Grissom
November 21, 2014
11:30am
Butler Longhorn Museum

1220 Coryell St, League City, TX 77573

Pat Grissom will speak on the events that inspired her to write her book, Too Much Gold to Flush. She will have books available for purchase, and she will donate half of the purchase price to the women’s shelter that the purchaser designates.

Besides speaking to various groups like the Horizon Club, Grissom is currently teaching classes at women’s shelters, and conducting workshops for shelters and for the public on Affirming a New Vision. During these workshops, she guides participants through the steps of realizing their priorities, identifying the core issues that have served as roadblocks, considering options, setting goals, creating a vision board, and finally releasing the sabotaging gremlins that we all seem to carry around with us.

Many women find themselves in a less-than-ideal marriage, despite the warnings of their friends and family. Author Pat Grissom found herself in a nightmare marriage; it ended while she was still a newlywed. Her world was turned upside down. In her book, Too Much Gold to Flush, she tells her story and the lessons that she learned along the way, offering insight to others who find themselves in a similar situation.

Grissom doesn’t hold anything back; “This book tells my story – every embarrassing detail as well as each triumph I discovered along the way.” Although, initially, she wanted to expose her husband—who has done prison time since they divorced—as a “sex addict and a pedophile”, while painting herself as “the wronged heroine”, she comes to the powerful realization that her marital misery arose as a result of her own decisions.

While this can be a tough and humbling pill for many to swallow, Grissom’s perspective helps women to see this all-too-painful realization in a new, positive light; “With that realization, I discovered an incredible gift—this situation offered an opportunity to grow that I would never get any other way.” Through self-examination, Grissom was able to evolve out of the victim mentality and create a life for herself that is “full of meaning and purpose.”

It is Grissom’s hopes that other women will learn from her mistakes and use their own painful situations as an opportunity to advance on a constructive path. Using her as a model, women can turn what they believe to be their darkest moment into a positive experience, arming themselves with the strength and emotional fortitude that they need to progress beyond the situation and the men like her ex-husband, readying them for a new, healthy relationship, and, more importantly, a new, healthy version of themselves. For anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation—or knows a loved one who is in such a situation — Too Much Gold to Flush is an empowering read.

For more information, please visit www.patgrissom.com

Lunch: $5 per person
Reservations Required

Contact: Becky Day - bday@jscfcu.org or 281.226.1674

Please note that our lunches will be held on the 2nd floor of the museum. Should you need assistance, an elevator to the second floor is available. For those members that require handicap access, please be sure to park and enter from the Coryell street side of the museum.

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Horizons Club Lunch

Learning Lunch: Too Much Gold to Flush
Presented by: Pat Grissom
November 21, 2014
11:30am
Butler Longhorn Museum

1220 Coryell St, League City, TX 77573

Pat Grissom will speak on the events that inspired her to write her book, Too Much Gold to Flush. She will have books available for purchase, and she will donate half of the purchase price to the women’s shelter that the purchaser designates.

Besides speaking to various groups like the Horizon Club, Grissom is currently teaching classes at women’s shelters, and conducting workshops for shelters and for the public on Affirming a New Vision. During these workshops, she guides participants through the steps of realizing their priorities, identifying the core issues that have served as roadblocks, considering options, setting goals, creating a vision board, and finally releasing the sabotaging gremlins that we all seem to carry around with us.

Many women find themselves in a less-than-ideal marriage, despite the warnings of their friends and family. Author Pat Grissom found herself in a nightmare marriage; it ended while she was still a newlywed. Her world was turned upside down. In her book, Too Much Gold to Flush, she tells her story and the lessons that she learned along the way, offering insight to others who find themselves in a similar situation.

Grissom doesn’t hold anything back; “This book tells my story – every embarrassing detail as well as each triumph I discovered along the way.” Although, initially, she wanted to expose her husband—who has done prison time since they divorced—as a “sex addict and a pedophile”, while painting herself as “the wronged heroine”, she comes to the powerful realization that her marital misery arose as a result of her own decisions.

While this can be a tough and humbling pill for many to swallow, Grissom’s perspective helps women to see this all-too-painful realization in a new, positive light; “With that realization, I discovered an incredible gift—this situation offered an opportunity to grow that I would never get any other way.” Through self-examination, Grissom was able to evolve out of the victim mentality and create a life for herself that is “full of meaning and purpose.”

It is Grissom’s hopes that other women will learn from her mistakes and use their own painful situations as an opportunity to advance on a constructive path. Using her as a model, women can turn what they believe to be their darkest moment into a positive experience, arming themselves with the strength and emotional fortitude that they need to progress beyond the situation and the men like her ex-husband, readying them for a new, healthy relationship, and, more importantly, a new, healthy version of themselves. For anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation—or knows a loved one who is in such a situation — Too Much Gold to Flush is an empowering read.

For more information, please visit www.patgrissom.com

Lunch: $5 per person
Reservations Required

Contact: Becky Day - bday@jscfcu.org or 281.226.1674

Please note that our lunches will be held on the 2nd floor of the museum. Should you need assistance, an elevator to the second floor is available. For those members that require handicap access, please be sure to park and enter from the Coryell street side of the museum.

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