The Laid Daughter --- Book Review

Written by Faye Brown

There has been a lot of publicity lately centered onrepparttar issue of child molestation. Child molestation is a horrific form of child abuse that leaves its victims with a deep loss of self andrepparttar 145381 inability to cope with life's challenges.

Another form of child abuse, that leaves its victims powerless and confused, is incest. Incest is a topic that most families refuse to discuss and sometimes deny that it ever existed. The Laid Daughter, by Helen Bonner is such an example.

In this riveting novel,repparttar 145382 author discusses her own issues with incest. What is so unique aboutrepparttar 145383 novel itself is thatrepparttar 145384 author has been journaling her strange feelings for over 20 years before she realizes that her journal entries depict her true life experiences.

The author takes us on her journey through self discovery and healing by allowing us to see her daily struggles in life. She is plagued with failed marriages and her inability to have honest and open relationships with others. She cuts herself off from her family and friends. There is, however, something very striking about Ms. Bonner's character. She is able to hold down a job and build herself a lucrative career while dealing withrepparttar 145385 incest issue.

Going throughrepparttar 145386 healing process was not an easy road for Ms. Bonner. Early on, she was given erroneous advice from some early therapist. She found herself dropping out of therapy withrepparttar 145387 belief that somehow she could conquer her demons on her own. She then seeks therapy through a wonderful therapist byrepparttar 145388 name of Glenda Parkinson who discovers that Helen was not just a survivor of incest, but she also suffered from a Multiple Personality Disorder.

The Monkey With The Wooden Apples

Written by Steve Gillman

There once was a happy monkey wanderingrepparttar jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired. One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl ofrepparttar 145380 most beautiful apples. He took one in each hand and ran back intorepparttar 145381 forest.

He sniffedrepparttar 145382 apples and smelled nothing. He tried to eat them, but hurt his teeth. They were made of wood, but they were beautiful, and whenrepparttar 145383 other monkeys saw them, he held onto them even tighter.

He admired his new possessions proudly as he wanderedrepparttar 145384 jungle. They glistened red inrepparttar 145385 sun, and seemed perfect to him. He became so attached to them, that he didn't even notice his hunger at first.

A fruit tree reminded him, but he feltrepparttar 145386 apples in his hands. He couldn't bear to set them down to reach forrepparttar 145387 fruit. In fact, he couldn't relax, either, if he was to defend his apples. A proud, but less happy monkey continued to walk alongrepparttar 145388 forest trails.

The apples became heavier, andrepparttar 145389 poor little monkey thought about leaving them behind. He was tired, hungry, and he couldn't climb trees or collect fruit with his hands full. What if he just let go?

Letting go of such valuable things seemed crazy, but what else could he do? He was so tired. Seeingrepparttar 145390 next fruit tree, and smelling it's fruit was enough. He droppedrepparttar 145391 wooden apples and reached up for his meal. He was happy again.

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