I am a Scots-Irish hillbilly at heart. – J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance calls “bullshit” on the theory that he’s successful because he’s brilliant: People look at me, at […]
I didn’t wear a hoodie yesterday because 1) I don’t own one and 2) I didn’t know it was the thing to do. Shared by Elizabeth Hope Hernandez Somebody asked […]
Vy Higginsen Be proud of the fact that you are survivors. . .It’s victorious. – Vy Higginsen Gospel for Teens was on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening. Vy Higginsen, a […]
Jane Fonda is celebrating her 73rd birthday today (December 21). Her parents named her Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda after an ancestor who was the third wife of Henry VIII. She’s just […]
My library is full of the stories of famous people and celebrities who have survived abuse and gone on to thrive and find joy. To celebrate my 200th […]
At age 66, Frank McCourt published his first book: Angela’s Ashes. It was a New York Times best-seller for two years, won a Pulitzer Prize, and became a movie. His success inspired other people who had experienced abuse to write their own memoirs. There wouldn’t be a Life Rafts section on this web site but for Frank McCourt.
Alice Miller was born in 1923. She received her PhD from the University of Basle and worked as a psychotherapist in Zurich, Switzerland for 20 years. Since 1980, she has been the intellectual warrior leader for abused children around the world.
Her initial motivation was to understand Adolph Hitler. She believes there is a direct link between child abuse/domestic violence and world peace. To this end, enlightened/helping witnesses are the key.