Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.
This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors
Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.
- In “Winning the War,” Monica Portogallo is over at Catholic Mom talking about the dangers of enabling. Love it.
- Still working on fun? Betsy Kerekes, also at Catholic Mom, shares “5 MORE Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids.”
- We’re way ahead of the Feast of the Annunciation, by Margaret Rose Realy has some wonderful things to share about Mary’s fear and faith in “The Virgin and God’s Shadow.”
- Kristin Snowden talks about the value of 12 Step Programs for anyone who experiences powerlessness (which, ahem, is all of us).
- Dr. Les Carter has a good one on the good stuff, the green flags: The Top 5 Indicators of a Healthy Personality.
- I keep having all these people tell me that my forthcoming book for adult survivors of child abuse doesn’t apply to them. “I’m not your target audience,” I hear them say, and then they talk about all these compulsions they have to self-soothe and avoid. (You know who you are, people, and I’m not outing you here.) I’m wondering if those folks could find some clues to the pain behind their pain in The Mighty article on 5 Kinds of Childhood Emotional Abuse We Don’t Talk About.
- It’s been a while since I wrote about the work of Leslie Lynch here, but I was introduced to the concept of restorative justice through her novel Unholy Bonds. It’s an amazing idea that addresses crime through relationship rather than simple incarceration. Here’s someone who has pursued restorative justice in her own life as a survivor of violent crime, and how she’s sharing that experience with others: She forgive her rapist, now she helps other survivors of sexual assault heal.
Signing off with how I’m doing Lent and celebrating the Year of St. Joseph over on my TikTok account: