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24 August 2009 @ 03:17 am
How I Survived  
Often people ask me, especially after reading or hearing stories about my past, how I made it through all of that.

Over the years I have been blessed by various people who helped, as well as good books to help me endure. Many of these were good science fiction or fantasy books. If my outward reality was unpleasant or even dire, I could retreat into a good book. For example, Lord of the Rings got me through being semi-homeless in a laundry room while pregnant.

Other books helped me learn more about emotional health, how to grieve, how to recover from abuse or depression, or simply inspired me.

On my forum for ex-Hare Krishna devotees I compiled a list of those books.

Other forum members added their own titles as well. Lots of good stuff there!

Let me know if any of it was helpful to you.
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Tapatitapati on August 25th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I hope you find them useful. :)
almighty_patsy: happyalmighty_patsy on August 26th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Not related to this post (it's just that this is the latest one) - I've been reading your entries at No Longer Qivering, and I followed you here from there. Is it okay if I friend you to keep updated on your entries?
Tapatitapati on August 26th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Oh sure! Welcome! I've been so busy writing those that I haven't kept this up as much lately. :)