Monthly Archives: January 2011

10 Time management tips

By Rhonda Sciortino, Author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through 1. Before going to bed every night, make a list of the things that HAVE to be done the next day. You can also make a secondary list … Continue reading

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Too broken to be fixed?

By Rhonda Sciortino, author Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through “Too Broken to be Fixed” was the title of a workshop sponsored by a nationally recognized child advocacy organization. In the course of insuring homes and services for abused … Continue reading

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Who am I?

by Rhonda Sciortino, Author Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through It probably sounded ridiculous to my FBI (full-blooded Italian) husband when I told him I’d ordered a DNA test on myself. After all, what difference could it possibly make? … Continue reading

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How to eliminate strife in your life

By Rhonda Sciortino, Author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through I spent the first forty years of my life in a constant state of turmoil. There was always someone or something that had hurt, offended, or mistreated me … Continue reading

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Abused children are ripe picking For abusers

Those of us who come from abusive, chaotic, or dysfunctional backgrounds are ripe picking for adult abusers.

Incest, abuse, and neglect teach us that we’re worthless, that no one wants us, and that the best we can hope for is treatment that “normal,” healthy people would never tolerate.

Violations on us as children make us believe that we’re damaged, we’re worthless, and we don’t deserve what others have. Many of us would deny this assertion, but the evidence of its truth is found in our relationships. So-called “friends” walk on us. Boyfriends and husbands take advantage of us, belittle us, and criticize us, and in some cases even hit us—and worse. Continue reading

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