|Authors Airwaves captured author Christine Stark’s performance live at Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis, MN on September 9th and 10th 2011. Christine read chapters from her new book NICKELS: A Tale of Dissociation.Nickels follows a biracial girl named “Little Miss So and So”, from age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels’ lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable the child’s survival and, ultimately, the adult’s healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant. Nickels is the groundbreaking debut of Minneapolis-area author
and artist Christine Stark.
|“Christine Stark has crafted a language and a diction commensurate with the shredding of consciousness that is a consequence of childhood sexual abuse. She brings us a wholly original voice in a riveting novel of desperation and love. Every sentence vibrates with a terrible beauty. Every sentence brings the news.”–Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery“To be taken into the mind of a child can be an enchanting
adventure, but to be taken into the mind of a child who is
abused, confused, and taken for granted is a lingering, livid
journey. I applaud her fortitude to bring an olden–too long ignored–truth out of the darkness with blazing, innovative light.”–MariJo Moore, author of The Diamond Doorknob
“In Nickels, Christine Stark, powerfully portrays the story of abuse and its impact on our lives. When this beautifully written and compelling story leaves, you are left wanting more. It’s riveting; a book that will capture you from the beginning and carry you through the end. Everyone should read this book.”
–Olga Trujillo, author of The Sum of My Parts
Watch Liliane Desjardins recorded live at the Unity Church of the Hills, Austin Texas on May 15th 2011 as she explains the principles of The Imprint Journey: Why do we keep repeating the same patterns in our life that lead us to unhappiness and how can we change it forever?
|Karen Sherman, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist in New York, has been in private practice for over 20 years. Her focus is relationships/marriage and helping people achieve their greatest potential. Karen is the author of “Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life” which enables people to let go of conditioned responses and empower them to make their own choices; the co-author of “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last,” and a contributor to “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. 2,” writing a chapter about overcoming stress. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.She serves on the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University. Her web sites, www.ChoiceRelationships.com or www.drkarensherman.com, offer free newsletters and programs. She and her husband have enjoyed over 30 years of marriage and have two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson|
|She’s a frequent guest on national radio and her expert opinion has appeared in numerous publications. Additionally, she was a former relationships expert on the “Bo Griffin Morning Show,” and a marriage expert on ClubMom.com. Her memberships include American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Nassau County Psychological Association. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.She serves on the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University.|
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