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A Book of Emotional Healing

Updated on May 28, 2014

A book that offers hope and healing for a brighter future

I read many books this year but the one I would have to choose as favorite is the one I wrote, published, and read numerous times. I believe this book brings to light the blight on society as a whole that needs to be addressed, healed, and eradicated. Understanding this problem could lead to a brighter, more peaceful future for us all.

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A Wounded Daughter's Survival

A story of hope and healing

A Wounded Daughter's Survival is about triumph over adversity. It contrasts dysfunctional family life to functional family life. There are elements of romance, joy, and concrete ways that make a family work and grow in lifelong bonded relationships. It is an emotional journey of tragedy, victory, tears, thrills, heart-warming moments, and even a death to life experience. It also includes, through personal permission from the singer/song- writer, lyrics of a popular song. A song which fits perfectly to describe a miracle experienced, after surviving a deathly tragedy.

The Problem and The Solution ...

The purpose for which I wrote A Wounded Daughter's Survival is to bring awareness of childhood emotional abuse. And to share the pain and damage it can cause for a lifetime if proper healing is not welcomed and allowed. When not healed, this damage goes from generation to generation causing harm and dysfunction, becoming a perpetual cycle of emotional wounds on the innocent. Living in denial is usually a comfort zone for those who have suffered emotional abuse, making multitudes of people victims of a disease they do not even know they suffer from. And as long as denial is the coping device, facing the reality of the true circumstance becomes unlikely. It is common for the person suffering from damage inflicted by childhood emotional abuse to continue on through life living a compensating existence, unlikely to ever reach their full potential. To become healthy and whole, a victim of emotional wounds needs proper healing. Emotional healing, from emotional damage, is just as necessary as physical healing is from bodily injury.

For emotional healing to be possible, one must first recognize their need. I share my story of childhood emotional abuse, how I found healing, how I overcame the past and went on to live a life of meaning and purpose, and I offer hope to anyone struggling with similar circumstances. Hope, awareness, and truth for a productive, meaningful life are found throughout the pages of A Wounded Daughter's Survival.

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What are signs of Emotional Abuse?

Emotional damage manifests in many different forms.

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The Monumental Worth of a Child

Children are people too with feelings and rights and should not be treated badly just because they are small and not yet adults. Children need to be respected, loved, and valued.

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What are readers saying about A Wounded Daughter's Survival?

A list of comments from others who have read A Wounded Daughter's Survival-

"I ruined two pairs of contacts reading your book because I cried so much!"

"There is a definite need for this book; many will benefit."

"It brought understanding to a situation I had not previously grasped."

"It is an awesome book!"

"It inspired me to make my family better."

"After reading your book, I want to share my story, to bring help and hope."

"This book proves how important it is to end denial and face the truth."

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      @TanoCalvenoa: True observation. Knowing God and building a relationship with Him through faith is where a normal reference point is found and healing begins.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      The description of this book caused me to think of how some people who grow up in a dysfunctional situation don't know what "normal" is like. They have no reference point, no way of knowing how wrong things are/were in their life, and likely little faith that things can be different.

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Thanks for this great book review!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Thank you for publishing this thought provoking article.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your favorite book, this was an interesting lens to read!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Thanks for sharing... and for visiting my Kansas Flint Hills lens... ;-)

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Thanks for this great book review!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia


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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      I was just saying to hubby that the book I wrote is the best book I've ever read, too. So I totally understand when you say your own book is your favorite. Wishing you all the success in the world in sharing your book.

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      Ericastanciu 6 years ago

      This sounds like a good read. I'll have to check it out :)

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I imagine you experienced a great deal while writing this book. May the sharing of your journey have a powerful impact on everyone who needs to embrace healing. Congrats on publishing this book. What a tremendous achievement.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      May "A Wounded Daughter's Survival" touch many lives and assist with the learning and healing process.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing this lens. i could tell you more and more about this friend of ours. it's guaranteed that he is not reading my lenses neither your lenses.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i will check it when i come back from holiday but i will like it now.