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'I Don't Know Who I Am': Establishing Your Sense of Self

Those who do not grow up in a healthy environment—perhaps one scarred by emotional or physical abuse, neglect, or over-parenting—may not develop a sense of self in the same way. 267 more words


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Lenore Porter’s life had not gone as she planned. The marriage she put her heart and soul into failed. The man she sacrificed so much for abandoned her. 134 more words

Women's Fiction

What do I want?

It seems like I should write about the fact that I’m helping move my sister into her apartment tomorrow for her senior year of college. Or that I’m going to a narcolepsy conference this weekend (I’m excited for this – I learned such a great deal at the one last year and hope the same will go for this year). 708 more words

All Is Beauty Now

All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber
Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Devastating and beautiful. 457 more words

Book Reviews

A new look doesn't change how loud my keyboard is...

I decided it was time for a change, because I’m not going anywhere for the time being. That means new layout, new post, new tagline that I’ll change when I come up with something better… and taking my (full) name off of what I’m writing because, although I’m aware anyone with enough time could track me down, that will hopefully be too much effort and I can enjoy at least the illusion of anonymity. 876 more words

The Curse

(WARNINGS!contain trigger words)

So I could never forget the stories of a curse that haunted our family. In hindsight as I look back on these stories it all makes sense now. 230 more words

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