Hello, everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been busy working on several projects, the latest of which I am very excited about. I am producer and host of an upcoming public access TV show (still working on a title), which will focus on issues of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and… Continue reading Upcoming TV Show
Meet the Author: Reading and Book Signing – Friday, May 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
Great Night at the Enfield Public Library Reading/Book Signing!
I had a great time at my new book’s reading/book signing at the Enfield Public Library! Great turnout by friends and the general public – many who are survivors or know people who are survivors. It was a wonderful group of supportive and inquisitive people who were interested in me telling my story and learning… Continue reading Great Night at the Enfield Public Library Reading/Book Signing!
Book Release: My New Book is Now Available on amazon.com
See home page for details about the book. Note to my blog followers: My book contains many blog posts from this past year - most have been revised and expanded upon, some remain as originally posted. My book also contains detailed stories of my personal trauma experience as well as poems - some of these… Continue reading Book Release: My New Book is Now Available on amazon.com
I Can Tell-I Can Heal
Acceptance of symptoms from the traumas in childhood that remain have to be re-accepted over and over again; a body on hyper-vigilance which includes an exaggerated startle response, sleep disturbances, habitual negative thinking causing low level depression, disordered eating patterns stemming from age 8 as a survival mechanism, dissociation from the body- another survival tool, panic in small windowless places which includes elevators and airplanes, fear of people- knowing too well what they are capable of, and on it goes.
Patience and acceptance are not inherent qualities, they take effort and persistence. Persistence is part of my make-up. But no amount of it will take away the daily challenges. The work is ongoing. .
Out of the trauma grew a women whose voice is heard only if you listen carefully. A voice silenced in childhood, hushed by a mother embarrassed, and a family embarrassed, the voice goes mute. It is…
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Thank You for the Interview, Mental Health Book Club Podcast
This is a great interview.
New Book Release: An Artist’s Travel Log by Martina Franklin Poole!
APRIL 6, 2018 BY MARTINA Available on Amazon! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018 https://martinafranklinpoole.com
Podcast by Trauma Survivor and Author Alexis Rose
Give a listen to this wonderfully inspiring and uplifting podcast as Alexis Rose discusses how she has learned to live with trauma and PTSD. https://www.survivingmypast.net/tools-and-insight-on-living-with-ptsd-with-author-and-survivor-alexis-rose/
A Reader’s Memoir: Shattered by Patricia J Grace
I found this memoir to be very moving, both in its intensity and in its message of courage, perseverance, resilience, and hope. From the back cover: "Dad died and chaos ruled. The only girl in a family of seven brothers, Patricia Grace found her childhood violently stripped away in the wake of her father's death.… Continue reading A Reader’s Memoir: Shattered by Patricia J Grace