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Anna Runkle

I'm the author of the Crappy Childhood Fairy blog, which offers advice based on my own experience and reading. I live with my husband and kids, and run a small business in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Is COVERT AVOIDANCE Making Your Life Empty?

You might have a good career, you’re friendly, you’re interesting, there are  people in your life — but if you feel like nothing is connecting it’s all superficial and not giving you happiness —  It’s time to ask yourself if you’re secretly avoiding your own life.  Watch the Video Avoidance is really normal for people …

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CPTSD and Visiting Family: Ten Tips for Self Care

Lately, a lot of people who grew up with childhood trauma are going “no contact” with their families and loved ones. I hear people talking about it with relief and sometimes a sense of accomplishment. For many people, the abuse was egregious and may be ongoing; in these cases, walking away for good may be …

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Five Steps to Protect Yourself from OPINION BULLIES

There has never been a time when thinking clearly, and thinking for yourself, have been more important than they are right now.  With Childhood PTSD, it’s all too common that we end up losing ourselves around other people — especially people with strong personalities and strong opinions. It’s OK that people have strong opinions. But …

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