This book was written to help others and to show there is a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. There was little information when I desperately needed help. I decided to tell my story, so victims and their loved ones need to know they are not alone. It is imperative they get help soon. If this is not possible, it can be beneficial just being encouraged to talk to someone in a safe environment. Child sexual abuse affects the lives of the victims. It also breaks families up. Lies and deceit can manipulate the system. On reflection, it was better to turn a negative into a positive, this was not always achievable when that person was in a bad place. Family, friends etc., find it hard to believe and the stigma of mental health is always there.
My life has evolved around looking after my two children. My world was turned upside down the day our two adult daughters disclosed child sexual abuse. Fortunately, I was able to support them when the trauma was buried deep in their subconscious and their behavior presented itself in an irrational manner ie: self-harm, suicidal thoughts and I endlessly witnessed horrific, psychotic flashbacks.
Parents/guardians need to read 'Justified Anger' to understand how the closest person could also be the perpetrator. A child's feelings and emotions need to be heard, allow them to feel safe to divulge their deepest secret.
I tried many times to complete my career. Thoroughly enjoyed being a nursing assistant, it was such a rewarding job, especially on the mental health wards.
Years later, I am happy with my dogs and my two ponies and a rescued donkey. I am close to a wonderful livery yard and have made many friends. Eating out at a different cuisine is one of my pleasures.
In the 1960s, Bruce Kidd was one of Canada's most celebrated athletes. As a teenager, Kidd won races all over the globe, participated in the Olympics, and started a revolution in distance running and a revival in Canadian track and field. He quickly became a symbol of Canadian youth and the subject of endless media coverage.
Although most athletes of his generation were cautioned to keep their opinions to themselves, Kidd took it upon himself to speak out on the problems and possibilities of Canadian sport. Encouraged by his parents and teammates, Kidd criticized the racism and sexism of amateur sport in Canada, the treatment of players in the National Hockey League, American control of the Canadian Football League, and the uneven coverage of sports by the media - and he continues to fight for equity to this day. After retiring from his career as an athlete, Kidd became a well-known advocate for gender and racial justice and an academic leader at the University of Toronto.
Depicting a Canadian sport legend's journey of joy, discovery, and activism, this memoir bears witness to the remarkable changes Bruce Kidd has lived through in more than seventy years of participation in Canadian and international sports.
"Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning."
-Giotto di Bondone, Renaissance Painter
Walk the streets of the eternal city with a modern traveler through ancient ruins. Each verse of Chasing Apollo is a step through, under and around the paths of Rome. Like photographs or paintings, sculpted with words to share the experience of a week-long holiday.
As well as the main journalistic poem of thoughts, emotions and experiences, you'll find a number of stray daydreams and passing fancies inspired by the same visit to Rome during warm February days. A unique kind of travel writing, this book is a project of the heart from one traveler to those who want to walk the paths of memory with company, until it can be walked again in reality.
It can be easy to give up when we cannot find our purpose. Some of us may search and search, yet we struggle to find our God-given purpose due to the many roadblocks along the way. And for Matthew Lemke, declining health and a harrowing brain disorder would make his search all the more difficult. But little did he know that God had a huge plan for his life.
In Faith over Fear, author Matthew Lemke shares his journey to find that purpose and to pursue God's own heart. Diagnosed with a brain disorder called Arnold-Chiari malformation and a spinal cyst called syringomyelia that would leave him paralyzed, Matthew would face the biggest storm of his life as he endured brain surgery and fought to keep his condition from getting worse. Yet he would come out completely changed. And with God's help, he would pick himself up from rock bottom and learn to walk again.
We should never give up, no matter the odds. The odds were stacked against this man of faith, and he was faced with choosing faith over fear. But when we choose faith and become dependent on God's love and strength, he will prove himself in our times of need and show us our purpose.
When Claire's husband died in 2015, she began writing about her life as a widow.
Her everyday experiences of life after loss jotted down in notebooks, on the computer, some making it onto the pages of her blog 'The Pink Widow'.
This book is a collection of some of that writing.
Raw, and at times brutal.
Honest, and at times funny.
This book will make you laugh, cry and cry some more.
It is not a memoir; it is not a self-help manual. It's the rants, ramblings, thoughts and feelings of an ordinary woman grieving her way and sharing it with you, with love and solidarity.
Autobiography of songwriter Bobby Whiteside: How does a guy from New Jersey go from playing trumpet in a smokey beach bar at age 17 to writing thousands of commercials, composing songs for Barbara Streisand, and arranging and producing recording sessions from Chicago to London? It's a long journey dotted with many humorous land mines, success, failures and the inevitable heartaches, leading to the Golden Years. If you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of parts of the every day music business, read on!
Chicago's quirky patron saint
This thrilling story of a daughter of America's foremost industrialist, John D. Rockefeller, is complete with sex, money, mental illness, and opera divas--and a woman who strove for the independence to make her own choices. Rejecting the limited gender role carved out for her by her father and society, Edith Rockefeller McCormick forged her own path, despite pushback from her family and ultimate financial ruin.
Young Edith and her siblings had access to the best educators in the world, but the girls were not taught how to handle the family money; that responsibility was reserved for their younger brother. A parsimonious upbringing did little to prepare Edith for life after marriage to Harold McCormick, son of the Reaper King Cyrus McCormick. The rich young couple spent lavishly. They purchased treasures like the jewels of Catherine the Great, entertained in grand style in a Chicago mansion, and contributed to the city's cultural uplift, founding the Chicago Grand Opera. They supported free health care for the poor, founding and supporting the John R. McCormick Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseases. Later, Edith donated land for what would become Brookfield Zoo.
Though she lived a seemingly enviable life, Edith's disposition was ill-suited for the mores of the time. Societal and personal issues--not least of which were the deaths of two of her five children--caused Edith to experience phobias and panic attacks. Dissatisfied with rest cures, she ignored her father's expectations, moved her family to Zurich, and embarked on a journey of education and self-examination. Edith pursued analysis with then-unknown Carl Jung. Her generosity of spirit led Edith to become Jung's leading patron. She also supported up-and-coming musicians, artists, and writers, including James Joyce as he wrote Ulysses.
While Edith became a Jungian analyst, her husband, Harold, pursued an affair with an opera star. After returning to Chicago and divorcing Harold, Edith continued to deplete her fortune. She hoped to create something of lasting value, such as a utopian community and affordable homes for the middle class. Edith's goals caused further difficulties in her relationship with her father and are why he and her brother cut her off from the family funds even after the 1929 stock market crash ruined her. Edith's death from breast cancer three years later was mourned by thousands of Chicagoans.
Respectful and truthful, Andrea Friederici Ross presents the full arc of this amazing woman's life and expertly helps readers understand Edith's generosity, intelligence, and fierce determination to change the world
The book focuses on contemporary staff-centred mystery novels set in the academic domain, written by scholars who enrich the generic convention of the detective novel with their academic expertise. The author delineates the academic mystery genre conventions and their connection with the characteristics of both the classical detective novel and the academic (university) novel. The analysis shows that the academic mystery novel not only fills in the classical detective formula with academic discourse, university settings, and the characters and conflicts of academics from different echelons of the university hierarchy but also, and more importantly, refers to and comments upon the current situation of tertiary education.
Like many of us, Greg Johnson grew up wanting to hit the buzzer-beater shot, throw the final touchdown, and sink the winning putt. Also like many of us, Johnson didn't have the extraordinary physical gifts to make those dreams come true at the professional level.
But he did have a plan and determination. So he became an athletic trainer, paying his dues and eventually working with the Atlanta Braves, the USFL, and both the PGA and LPGA.
From the Dugout and the 19th Hole takes the reader behind the scenes to see what life really is like in the locker rooms, at home, and on the road. Johnson met Mickey Mantle and worked on Tom Glavine. In the book, Sam Snead and Martina Navritalova show up for treatments, Hank Aaron and Ted Turner talk baseball, and gold greats Payne Stewart and Jack Nicklaus dispense sage advice.
Among the great stories (Such as seeing Cy Young-winner Steve Bedrosian out-running an angry bull), Johnson reminds us that sports are more than fame and spectacle. Sports has lessons to teach, and Johnson was an adept pupil who looks back over his career and shares what he's learned-including why being late to a meeting might mean you're horse shit.
My best job ever was as an athletic trainer on the PGA Tour. I loved the game even before I got a job in it, and I grew up idolizing Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. Then I not only got to meet them, but I got the chance to get to know them as friends. Yep. Best job ever.
Hurricane seasons have become overactive since 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit. The only longitudinal study on a single group of women disaster survivors in America, The Overlooked Voices of Hurricane Katrina brings overlooked voices to the forefront as these women share their stories and strategies of survival and recovery before, during, and after Katrina. Using narrative theory and author Alice Walker's "womanist" orientation, these empowered women provide, in their own words, lessons learned and strategies for how to rebuild one's life after disasters.
An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 75 childrens authors and artists. The series covers more than 15, 000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings, adaptations, additional sources, photographs, and illustrations.
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