Author Paula Cunningham’s Newly Released “Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful” is a Woman’s Struggle to Overcome Addiction and her Quest to Inspire Others

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“Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful” from Christian Faith Publishing author Paula Cunningham is the story of where she started in life, how her addiction began, how she got so deep into it, and how she overcame it. Through her experiences, she hopes to save others from the same nightmare and inspire those who are already struggling to overcome their addictions.

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“Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful”: a first-hand account of the struggle to overcome opioid addiction. “Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful” is the creation of published author, Paula Cunningham. Paula was born and raised in Louisiana. She earned her degrees in criminal justice and elementary education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Although she did her internship as a juvenile probation officer, she decided to pursue education. She has been a schoolteacher for twenty-two years. She and her husband, along with their children, continue to call Louisiana home.

“You might wonder how an average girl, living a normal life, could find herself in the pits of addiction. I wondered that very thing. How could I have ever allowed myself to be controlled by a pain pill? So, I decided to trace my steps, and find out exactly where I went so wrong; that’s how this book came into existence. My story was written entirely by me. It’s an honest account of my journey from being broken to becoming a far more beautiful version of myself. When I say beautiful, I’m not referring to physical beauty; I am referring to my soul, my spirit, and the essence of who I am.” --Paula Cunningham

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Paula Cunningham’s new book, “Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful” is a first-hand account of author Paula Cunningham’s struggle to overcome opioid addiction. She gives readers her honest, real-life story while providing insights along the way. She walks readers through her entire journey: where she started, how her addiction began, how she got so deep into it, and how she overcame it. She is living, breathing proof that anyone can come out of addiction and realize the promise of a future. There is much she is ashamed of that she sincerely wishes she could undo. She has, however, realized she cannot change the past. She can only learn from it. She can only make the present and future better than what she thought was possible.

Paula Cunningham chooses to look at her journey as a blessing. It has, after all, made her into the person she is today. She is extremely proud of who she has become. It was not easy. It required a lot of hard work and determination, but it was worth every bit of the pain she endured. Her sincere hope is that her story can serve as an example to others. She wants her nightmare to prevent the nightmares of others. For those in the middle of their own nightmare, she wants them to know she is living, breathing proof that there is a happy ending waiting for everyone. Allow her to share what she never wanted anyone to know, her addiction. Freedom and a bright future await everyone.

View a synopsis of “Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Dragonflies...From Broken to Beautiful”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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