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The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

“The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad.  It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum--the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny...

Parenting the Children of Now: Practicing Health, Spirit, and Awareness to Transcend Generations

Parenting the Children of Now: Practicing Health, Spirit, and Awareness to Transcend Generations

Parenting is a wondrous journey that comes with no instruction manual. Most of the insecurities that we have as parents come from our own issues, behavioral patterns and the defense mechanisms that we have developed as a result of our subconscious fears and the perceptions we develop about life in general. Sometimes with our kids we feel powerless to respond or guide them because what they are...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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