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I love reading across genres and wanted to share the books I've enjoyed to help you get to know me, my interests, and perspective.





by Lindsay Gibson

"Their experiences with [emotionally immature] parents have taught them that relationships mean feeling abandoned and burdened at the same time. To these people, relationships feel like traps."

"We typically think of trauma as the result of a specific and deeply painful event, ...but trauma can also be the body's response to a long sequence of smaller wounds. It can be a response to anything that it experiences as too much, too soon, or too fast."

by Resmaa Menakem


by David Milch​

“…when you pull back and experience the story as a whole, you realize what looks like pathological behavior is people vibrating according to their past experiences and the present coercions or liberations of their environment."


by George Eliot

“But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”


by Richard Schwartz

"We often find that the harder we try to get rid of emotions and thoughts, the stronger they become. This is because parts, like people, fight back against being shamed or exiled."


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