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Born To Survive: You Can’t Break A Broken Heart, by Kylie-Anne Evans

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Soul Cry by Dana Arcuri

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The author is an advocate for survivors of abuse and she shares her knowledge and experience not only in her book, but within the Twitterverse as well. Survivors that have healed and recovered enough to become advocates and make it their mission to raise awareness is truly inspiring.

Soul Cry discusses topics about various forms of abuse, trauma and content that may be triggering for some readers.

Dana is candid about being bullied.  While it’s common to experience sibling rivalry and have disagreements, the bullying that Dana endured was intentionally malicious, uncalled for, and sadly ignored.

As a child, we look to our parents and caregivers for protection, to learn how to set healthy boundaries,  and to know what is acceptable behavior. When the single parent is emotionally unavailable, the teenage babysitter is cruel and abusive and the older siblings gang up on you and feed into the torture, it’s no wonder that little Dana suffered through chronic pain and CPTSD.

Unfortunately, the effects of CPTSD linger and follow you through the rest of your life in the form of trust issues, insecurity, poor decision making, and you are often targeted for being manipulated. I’m not suggesting that the author feels this way; it’s my observation from talking with other survivors.

Dana does a great job of sharing her story. The reader will gain insight as to how the effects of trauma linger well after the event has passed. I can relate to various aspects of her experience and the frustration of your family not believing you and not stepping in to protect you. Sadly, that happens all too often. For many survivors of trauma, we tend to carry the burden alone, we don’t have the support we need, nor are we removed from the situation.

The author also shares her experience with multiple prescriptions that she was issued and how those taken together caused more unnecessary pain and suffering. The medical professionals don’t always get it right. Don’t be afraid to get a second, third, or fourth opinion.
My only critique: The author repeats herself multiple times which disrupted the flow. That is the reason for the 4-star rating. If I could leave 4.5 I would have.

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Kindle Giveaway Promotion, July 1-5, 2020

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If you’re a reader that enjoys #nonfiction #memoir, Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor offers a unique perspective on how #childhood #trauama and #family #dysfunction follows a child into adulthood.

The history of abuse in my family didn’t start with me; I made sure that it ends with me. No child should ever have to experience such heartbreak and trauma.

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#amwriting, #MeToo, Abuse comes in many forms, Adoption, Amazon Kindle, Best Selling List, Book Promotion, Book Sales, Goodreads, Leave a Review, PTSD/CPTSD, Self Help/Healing, Self-Publishing, Stigma/Taboo, Victims of sexual abuse/sexual assualt

Kindle Giveaway Promotion, July 1-5, 2020

If you’re a reader that enjoys #nonfiction #memoir, Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor offers a unique perspective on how #childhood #trauama and #family #dysfunction follows a child into adulthood.

The history of abuse in my family didn’t start with me; I made sure that it ends with me. No child should ever have to experience such heartbreak and trauma.

 

 

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Author Spotlight: (Not) Born This Way, by Sara Weiss

Have you ever experienced something negative that turned into a limiting belief and has held you back from reaching your true potential, happiness or income? We all have, especially some of the happiest and most successful people on the planet! Have you ever thought to yourself “I know I’m capable of much more! What am I doing wrong?”I thought that for a lot of my life until I was given the recipe and began to follow it. I turned my limitations and disadvantages into my super powers and realized that everything I wanted in life was right in front of me, I just had to learn how to see it! This book will help you see it too and empower you to step into YOUR superpowers! Here is your recipe. Message From The Author-I’ve been abused. I’ve been lied to and cheated on and it’s cost me friends and family. I’ve been fired from jobs I loved, I’ve been on welfare, I’m a single mom and my name is Sara Weiss. I’ve been ridiculed for being different and endured hatred as the label “transgender” has been forced upon me. It was a lonely existence as I was buried deep in victim mentality.I found the strength to rise above, creating a level of self confidence I never imagined I could have. I’ve overcome my challenging experiences to create an enriched life that I’ve always dreamed of. Now I am a leader, a coach and an inspiration for people to live their greatest lives. I have become a source of motivation to help people achieve the highest version of themselves. Looking at all of my accomplishments, it’s clear I was not born this way and taking control of my life made all the difference. Reading this book will not only reveal the path I took, but might be the guiding light you need to empower you to redefine your story!