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105 – The Courage To Heal with Laura Davis

by | Aug 24, 2022

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
105 - The Courage To Heal with Laura Davis

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Laura Davis is the author of The Burning Light of Two Stars, the story of her loving yet tumultuous relationship with her mother, and six other non-fiction books, including The Courage to Heal, Allies in Healing, I Thought We‘d Never Speak Again, and Becoming the Parent You Want to Be.

Her groundbreaking books have been translated into 11 languages and sold 1.8 million copies. In addition to writing books that inspire and change people’s lives, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach.

For more than twenty years, she’s helped people find their voices, tell their stories, and hone their craft. Laura loves creating supportive, intimate writing communities online, in person, and internationally.

You can learn about Laura’s books, workshops, read the first five chapters of her new memoir and all of her upcoming writer’s retreats,  from her website www.lauradavis.net.

Some key points from our interview:
•How she believes we can be stronger at the broken places of our lives
•How her supressed memories of her abuse reappeared 25 years later
•How her mother didn’t believe her when she told her about the abuse she experienced from her grandfather, and it caused an estrangement between them
•How she was able to care for her mother in her later life, even though she felt she had betrayed her
•How she never got the apology she wished for from her
•How she recognised they had a great bond and chose to reconcile with her
•How she feels she has an active relationship with her mother since she’s died and focuses on all the positive things, she gave her rather than the challenging ones

"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features  individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.

Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.

She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken,  from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/

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