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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.

Why You Keep PLAYING SMALL

Your childhood trauma tried to destroy you when you were little and you survived. Right now is the time when you get to decide whether you will take the path of real healing and become your full and real self — or whether you’ll take the road that looks easier, and keep playing small.   It …

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STOP SABOTAGING Your CPTSD Healing

Do you know what the biggest obstacle to healing Complex PTSD is? It’s not your parents. It’s not the health care system. It’s not politics or money or social media.  The reason you are getting stuck is most probably because you keep sabotaging yourself. You block your own healing with self-defeating behaviors.  We all do …

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Why People Still Don’t TRUST You (Yet)

There is something unfair that happens when you’ve survived traumatic times. Even when the abuse wasn’t in any way your fault, people stop trusting you.  You get abused and they don’t trust you. And you might think this is just because they were horrible people who don’t understand — and sometimes they don’t… But when …

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Trauma-Driven Decisions: How to Stop Before They Happen

If you had trauma when you were little, I’m going to guess that you’ve made some really bad decisions in your life… strange self-sabotaging decisions about relationships, jobs, or the way you express yourself when you’re angry.  And you know you’re doing something that’s not right because the people around you are giving you that …

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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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