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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.
Even if the memories of abuse are hidden from the survivor’s awareness, blocked trauma / unresolved trauma creates very noticeable and obvious symptoms that can be easily seen in their every day lives.
Children hurting others is often a cry for help; as well as guidance relating to what you won’t let them do, it’s also generally a call for increased connection, warmth, affection, fun, laughter or perhaps they have some big cries locked inside their body that need an outlet.
I received an email this week from an adoptive mom who struggled in silence for years. She had just read the first chapter of my book, A Place I Didn’t Belong: Hope for Adoptive Moms someone had left in the break room at work. This was the first time she felt understood and not alone. Her email began a dialogue between us that included the following from her. I share it, with her permission, knowing it will resonate with many of you.