The Childhood PTSD Revolution

What will the world be like when millions of us, who were once suppressed by the burden of Childhood PTSD, are liberated, and bring our gifts to the world?

This week I talk about the great change happening for many of us who have learned to re-regulate our brains and recover from the effects of childhood adversity. Continue reading “The Childhood PTSD Revolution”

“Dear Fairy: My Therapist Says I Blame Myself Too Much. Is He Wrong?”

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hi. I’m Anna Runkle also known as the Crappy Childhood Fairy. Today, I’m really excited, because I get to answer a reader question and I love giving advice. Someone wrote in to me and said, “My therapist says I apologize too much and I blame myself too much. Is he wrong?” Continue reading ““Dear Fairy: My Therapist Says I Blame Myself Too Much. Is He Wrong?””

The Great Thing About Growing Up Poor

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Hi, I’m Anna Runkle, also known as the Crappy Childhood Fairy. As many people know, I talk a lot about growing up poor. Now my family was a certain kind of poor. We weren’t like trailer poor and we weren’t like refugee poor. We were more like addiction poor, where we started out kind of middle class and educated, but then we started sliding down the ladder. As alcoholism took over my parents’ lives, it turned them from nice people into people who weren’t very stable. Then it took away their reasonableness, and then it took away their marriage, and then it took away their incomes. Then we stopped having the kind of money you would need to have things like vacations or trips to the dentist, or even utilities or car repairs. Eventually, there wasn’t really any sense of safety at all. Continue reading “The Great Thing About Growing Up Poor”