My book of poetry, "Stripping- My fight to find Me" is a story of the triumph of the human spirit. It is a story of our deep need for connection and the infinite power of love to heal.

It’s Sunita here.

I am a poet, an author, a wife, a mother, a sleep doctor, and a childhood trauma survivor. I healed when I understood that I was broken, not a victim. I learnt that everything I needed was within me. And that my mental health and my inner life was the essence and driving force of my existence.

I now want to challenge and inspire you to move beyond your old stories so you can embrace possibility and fulfill your potential. So, if that is where you are in your life, I invite you to come visit with me when I write. The conversation is honest, the topics are varied, the perspectives are from many angles, but the bottom line is always Self Love Self Care First®.

Where did SLSCF® come from? I realized that I needed to find meaning in my suffering. I kept thinking, “What did I come out of this journey with? How can I convey what I now know other than what is in my poetry? What is the simplest, most fundamental, basic understanding of human nature that I discovered? And that is where Self Love Self Care First® comes from. I discovered that If we do not love ourselves, we do not care for ourselves. The pain of our lives and the messages we receive go deep to cause us at times to not pay attention to ourselves, and at times even hate ourselves. It is a difficult journey. And these feelings and beliefs come from the deepest parts of our unconscious. Self Love Self Care First® is a journey of learning we are all on. This is The Journey. To find compassion for ourselves. To find acceptance for ourselves. To find love for ourselves.

Find your light. Because we are not moving towards any light. There is no light out there. It is inside. We must move inwards- not outward to look for the light. The light is inside you.

And when you find yours, you light up the world!
I hope you will join me in a journey of discovery, wonder, growth, and a celebration of our truth.

And love…

Because what else is there to talk about?

Be well, Do well, Live well,

Friday, October 19, 2018

About the Author

Dr. Sunita Merriman is a graduate of New York University, College of Dentistry and the founder of the New Jersey Dental Sleep Medicine Center in Westfield, New Jersey. For close to 25 years, she has been dedicated to treating her patients with the belief that the mind, body and soul are connected.

Having embarked on a deeply personal journey to unmask, understand and defeat the darkness that was the legacy of trauma from childhood adverse experiences and trans-generational wounds, she discovered that Self Love and Self Care First is the only way for us to live a life of joy, fulfill our potential, realize our destiny and most importantly, to selflessly serve others.

Stripping- My fight to find Me is her first book to be published. She is currently working on her second book Permission- To Live as Me which is a compilation of inspiring stories of individuals that overcame seemingly impossible obstacles to find their true selves and live a life of their design.

Sunita is dedicated to bringing attention to the importance of mind health as the fundamental pillar of our existence and to sharing and promoting her belief in the infinite potential of the human spirit.

Sunita lives in Edison, New Jersey with her husband and their two daughters.


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