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Twisted Roots, Standing Tall

My Journey to Heal, Learn, and Rise from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Anne de Nada, Joanne O'Brien-Levin


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Childhood sexual abuse is the most traumatic of all wounds, for it is a betrayal at the very root of our being. It turns us against ourselves in such a way that, more often than not, victims become convinced that the fault is theirs. To find a way back from that injury, to prevail and rise above it, is to do the seemingly impossible. In Twisted Roots, Standing Tall, author Anne de Nada recounts her long dance from the darkness of the soul into the love and light of an open heart, as she courageously heeds her soul's insistence and clears away her legacy of trauma from both infant sexual abuse and incest. Born into both emotional and economic poverty, Anne's early life consisted of only obstacles and challenges. But she never gave up, and she continually trusted in her own guidance, being rewarded with insight and wisdom. Whenever it felt like her life was not flowing, she took that as a sign that it was time to do more healing, clearing away the trauma that lay embedded deep in cellular memory. Anne's story speaks to the gift of grace and the indomitable courage of the human heart. As Anne continued to heal, she discovered many essential truths about life, among them that we are never given something we cannot handle, that life is about manifesting the deepest desires of our hearts, and that the thing we most fear is our own greatness.

iUniverse, 9781532046117, 292pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

About the Author

Anne de Nada is a native Australian who now lives in British Columbia and Fiji, and although she was an orphan and left destitute at around 16 years old, Anne transcended her trauma to attain an education and become a successful businesswoman and world traveler. Today Anne is a healer in her own right, and her purpose is to inspire others to heal their lives and to bring more light and love into the world for the benefit of all humanity.