Pieces offers hope and help for those who have lost hope due to childhood abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, fear, and/or depression.
“When you rebuild a shattered life, sometimes you don’t get – or want – all the old pieces, but introducing new pieces results in a better life.”
This is a book of uplifting joy, which the author is sharing with others to help on their journey out of the darkness of child abuse. The first chapter, is a series of notes the author recorded throughout the middle years of her life. Following each note, she explains the circumstances of her life that lead to writing the note, and provides help and hope for those who can readily identify with, or remember, similar types of experiences in their lives, and are looking for a way out of the darkness and fear. The remaining two chapters show the author’s progression as she found her “self,” started picking up the broken pieces of her life, gradually healed and pieced herself together, and opened up to a glorious new viewpoint and an enlightened outlook. Speaking directly to the readers, it’s the author’s sincere hope that this book will provide enough ideas and suggestions for the readers to achieve their own unique progression on their journey from darkness to the light.
“Galloway tells the story of her lifelong recovery from child abuse in this debut memoir. The author writes that when she was a child, she suffered physical abuse from her father, sexual abuse from her grandfather, and neglect from her mother. These experiences, she says, gave her a warped worldview in which she felt that she had no worth, no identity, and no hope. These feelings, and the belief that she deserved to be punished, led her to attempt suicide in college in the early 1970s. … Over the course of this remembrance, Galloway reveals her story in a subtle but captivating way by blending expressive journal entries, candid details about her life, and direct pieces of advice to the reader. She also lays out the various elements of her recovery one piece at a time, doing so in an earnest and believable way … Additionally, her explicit analysis of the psychological consequences of abuse—and how to mitigate them—is profound and eye-opening. Her insights will surely help fellow abuse survivors make sense of their own emotions, find reason to hope, and begin taking solid steps toward recovery.” Kirkus Reviews
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Megan Erin Galloway is an adult survivor of child abuse who shares her uplifting story to provide help and hope for other child abuse survivors, trauma survivors, and people with PTSD. Her “credentials” for writing this self-help book are 63 years of pain, fear, depression, and anxiety – and an incredible seven years of growth, expansion, happiness, and joy. She shares her journey out of physical and sexual abuse, and neglect, with others who are experiencing, or have experienced, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, so they don’t have to search as long as she did to find the hope and help they need. The growth and expansion Megan has gained have improved her life and health immensely.
Megan is a Reiki Master, has a certificate in Mental Health First Aid, and is a member of the Hands On Trade Association, the Center for Reiki Research, and the Reiki Healing Association. She was a guest speaker on the Feb. 14, 2018, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse radio program, and is the Oregon Ambassador for NAASCA. Megan is currently organizing a North-west U.S. tour of her workshop, Living a Joyous Life, for Fall 2018. Details will be provided on her website: www.Megan-Erin-Galloway.com. Please contact Megan at Megan@Megan-Erin-Galloway.com.