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    • PTSD,
    • Alcoholism,
    • Childhood trauma,
    • Substance abuse,
    • Anxiety,
    • Alcoholics Anonymous,
    • Detachment disorder

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What Made My Family Ill?
And Healing Through Self Love
by Sarah M. MacVicar

With searing simplicity, What Made My Family Ill? explores what mental health professionals are increasingly coming to describe as Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As the youngest in a farming family of ten children, Sarah intuitively sensed all was not right during her childhood. In a busy family where there was little nurturing, affection, praise or support, she neither understood her fears nor had she any awareness or help in learning how to allay them. Despite a strong work ethic and a thriving career throughout her adult years she experienced difficulties with interpersonal relationships and addiction and found herself struggling to maintain a façade of normalcy despite the turbulence inside. This is a story that will touch all of us who have struggled with our self-worth, perhaps fallen into addiction and wondered if there isn’t indeed more to life than what we are experiencing.

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Debut author Sarah MacVicar is a retired teacher, school principal, and university instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and two Master of Education degrees in Literacy Education and Educational Administration. For 30 years she taught and was a school principal in Canada, and post retirement she taught high school English to students in Nicaragua, C.A., Business English to adults in Madrid, Spain, and in 2018 she taught courses for Mount St Vincent University to school principals in Belize, C.A. Sarah is a lifelong pianist who loves teaching, writing, speaking, and reading. Now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she loves spending time with her Seven Loves, her two daughters and her five grandchildren.


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