David is frightened of the sea, but when he finds a conch shell, he can hear the sea trapped inside. This beautifully illustrated story takes the reader into a child's fantasy world. 1985 CBC Book of the Year Award Shortlisted.
It was 1981-the year life blew up in eighteen-year-old Leslie J. Hollis' face. She couldn't get out of bed in the morning, and she cried all the time. If she had had the guts, she would have ended her life numerous times. The hurt and sense of worthlessness paled in comparison to death. It was also the year she met Kara, a talented psychotherapist.
Hollis knew life was not supposed to be characterized by constant pain, a longing to be accepted, and anxiety and worries that made it difficult to function. She was a ticking time bomb, imploding with distress. In "The Bedroom without a Door," Hollis shares the powerful life story of a young girl in search of her true self. She tells how she revisited the pain and isolation of her childhood to unlock the mysteries of the feelings she so desperately needed to escape from.
In "The Bedroom without a Door," Hollis helps those who feel vulnerable and defenseless and who have no sense of self. She shares how anxiety and pain, although overwhelming at times, can be confronted and treated. Depression and eating disorders can become a part of the past; a rebirth to a new, more productive life awaits. Learn to get out of bed every day and live, love, and laugh.
This book is perfect for youth ages 11 through 15. Reading this story will help them understand and deal with (for some) child abuse. All should understand and recognize it particularly those who are the most vulnerable; our children. This is a story to be read in schools, in youth group meetings and in Bible Study classes. This book is for all who need to understand that bad things happen but with God's help, we can make it through as winners and not just survivors. This is a story about a poor child in an abusive situation that appears hopeless.You should read this book if you've never met, became friends with a poor family or child. If you've no idea how abused children live their daily lives, you should read this book. If you've been poor, if you've been abused; you should read this book and understand that no matter the situation you find yourself in, there is a way out. Even if you are around people who do not and will not help, you can make it out. Even if you are around people who go out of their way to make your life miserable, you can make it out. As long as there is life, you can change yours. You can do it yourself, which is hard. You can do it with God, which also can be hard. Both can work, but with God, you will find peace and not the anger and resentment that may eat at your heart for a lifetime. I did it under God's grace even when I did not know it. I did it and I now have peace.
"I can write you silly poems and fill mirrors with erotic odes." Poetry from the Bedroom Mirror is a collection of poems written by Chris Linville for Lisa. Some of his poems were written on paper or the inside of a card, but most were penned using dry-erase markers on our bedroom and bathroom mirrors. Written over the span of about six years or so, these poems played an important role in our relationship. Every poem touched my heart, and many touched other parts of my body, see Chapter Four. Chris' poetry is my most cherished possession and will soon be one of your favorite poetry books.
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