A Life Changing Metaphor

Some of you may know that I’m a therapist.  I specialize in the issues of women, especially those who were abused as children.  Ironically, much of my small practice is with men.  Apparently they like the fact that I’m not easily shocked, that sexual words and descriptions don’t faze me and that I am very direct. People don’t come to therapy because their lives are peachy.  Rather they show up because...

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Week One: EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Emotional abuse is the most pervasive of all abuse committed against children.  It almost always accompanies the other kinds of abuse while also occurring on its own.  What is it? The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (London, UK) defines  Emotional abuse as the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It undermines and...

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What’s happening on the Net? January 13

This has been an amazing week.  For writers and publishers, the landscape is changing daily, even hourly. Amazon released the first month’s statistics on the Kindle Select Program.  Amazing results were enjoyed by all the authors in the program.  Amber Scott and Carolyn McCray both had books in the top ten revenues in the lending program.  According to Amazon “Carolyn McCray, a writer of paranormal romance novels, historical thrillers...

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BOOK REVIEW: Persuasion by Arlene Dickinson

I try to read something to build my business on a regular basis.  Might be a writing book.  Or a business book like this one.  Persuasion: A New Approach to Changing Minds is a welcome addition to my library. It was a fascinating read and full of interesting and applicable information in this time of social media and building online relationships through Twitter and Facebook, although that was not it’s focus. Arlene Dickinson is a star on...

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What Are We Doing About the Children?

This blog begins a new series.  A difficult one.  A series that will likely be hard to read.  But I believe that safety comes from being armed by facts.  And if we know what to look for and how to recognize these situations, we can put an end to it. So take a deep breath and read on.  Feel free to take a break and come back to this later, because it’s heavy stuff.  Know that it might raise feelings that are uncomfortable, scary or...

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