"Excellent book for a person just starting out on their healing journey or one deep on the path.
Solid recovery activities and guidance. The journaling exercises are thought provoking and can be used alone, or as a complement to therapy.
Will return to this book time and time again."--The Pierced Librarian, Goodreads.com
"There comes a time in your life where you stand and look back, reevaluating your family of origin's lessons and value system. For the most part, you choose to continue the patterns you were taught. Other times, you realize that you must adjust and carve something completely different for your own family of creation.
This book is a great resource tool in "how" to do that. Katherine Mayfield gives specific ways of coping with what you've discovered as well as provides the proverbial "big sister" helping hand to guide you through the journey.
This is the first book I've read from Ms. Mayfield. I will definitely keep my eye out for her other books and helpful resources."--Amazon.com
About the Author
Katherine Mayfield is the award-winning author of "The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self," a memoir describing her journey of recovery from family bullying and emotional abuse; a guide to recovery from bullying, "Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It"; "Stand Your Ground: How to Cope with a Dysfunctional Family and Recover from Trauma"; a book of poetry, a book of essays, two books on acting, and other books on dysfunctional families. She has appeared as keynote speaker for regional conferences, and has presented at schools and libraries across the Northeast on recovery from bullying and emotional abuse. Ms. Mayfield appeared on NBC-TV's "207" to talk about her work, and has been a guest on radio shows across the country, discussing dysfunctional family issues, recovery from bullying, and prevention of teen suicide. She has written for national magazines, local newspapers, and numerous websites, and has received funding from the Maine Arts Commission for her work. Ms. Mayfield's memoir, "The Box of Daughter," won awards in the New England Book Festival and Reader's Favorite Awards, and was nominated as a finalist in the Maine Literary Awards. Along with her books, publication credits include Dance Teacher Now magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, The Significato Journal online, Sasee magazine, The Women's Times, the Greenfield Recorder, Salon.com, TinyBuddha.com, MeaningfulWomen.com, and WomensMemoirs.com. A former actress, she appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light. She blogs on dysfunctional families on her website, www.TheBoxofDaughter.com.