A straight-talking, raw, no-holds-barred account of a tough life and the learnings it has brought. Guaranteed to push your buttons, touch your heart and awaken your soul.
Reluctant at first to tell her story, Helen Daniel finally agreed to do so when it became clear to her that she might assist others to feel a new sense of possibility through its' telling. Live Until You Die is the result. It showcases not only Helen's passion for life in all its gutsy glory but also her outrageously wicked sense of humor. From her violent childhood through the aftermath of her sisters murder, the trauma of a head injury, the wisdom received from her mentors, her journey to love, and her role as a mother, a grandmother and a foster nan to a teenage Aboriginal boy, Helen's raw and honest sharing of her life opens a door for each of us to walk through. Studies in psychology and 25 years spent as a counselor have seen Helen working with the desperate, with those in the last hours of life, and with the victims of modern day addictions such as depression, control and apathy - addictions which are so often the forerunners to alcoholism, disease and drug dependency. All of this, together with Helen's work in welfare, in the prison system and as a marriage counselor drives her to rattle cages, and to shout from the tallest of rooftops "GET REAL before it's too late!"