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The Truth About Trauma: Raising Awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Please join my co-author, Shelly Beach and I, as we begin a Facebook campaign,

The Truth About Trauma:
Raising Awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is it?

Its a campaign to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), its symptoms, causes, and offer resources to help those suffering.


Many people associate PTSD with the mental health challenges faced by only those in the military when they return from combat. But according to the Sidran Institute for Traumatic shot of bookss Advocacy and Education, approximately 8 percent of all adults will develop post-traumatic stress disorder during their lifetime.

Chances are that whoever you are, you or someone you know and love has been affected by trauma.


Beginning today, July 28, 2014, through Friday, August 1, 2014, join us, Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez, authors of Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life, as we share our knowledge, experience, wisdom and stories this week. We will be conducting a give-away of our latest book, Love Letters from the Edge, as well as offering free downloadables, resources, information and encouragement.  

Go to the Facebook event page, The Truth About Trauma: Raising Awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and click ‘join the event’ for your opportunity to chat with the authors of Love Letters from the Edge, win a free book, get free downloadables, infographics and a treasure trove of information on PTSD and related trauma issues.

There IS  hope! 

‘Love Letters from the Edge’ FREE on Amazon Kindle TODAY ONLY!

Free on Kindle TODAY ONLY!!


July 21, 2014


Love Letters from the Edge:

Meditations for Those Struggling with

Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life

by Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez

Millions of women in the United States battle with after-effects of suffering so great they’ve developed post-traumatic stress disorder—the same suffering shot of bookexperienced by soldiers who’ve been in combat.

Sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and many other painful and overwhelming events can trigger symptoms they are little equipped to deal with and hard-pressed to recognize.

Love Letters from the Edge provides a voice for those struggling to express this pain and reveals intimate encouragement for those in desperate need to hear God’s words of love and deliverance. This heartfelt devotional focuses on the profound laments in the book of Psalms. Each meditation begins with a letter from someone in the throes of despair and then offers a tender response
to their pain from God’s perspective.

Fresh, honest, and intimate, Love Letters from the Edge will reach readers who never expected to hear good news from where they are and point them toward the hope and healing of Christ. 

Get your free Amazon Kindle version of


Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Suffering from Brokenness, Trauma and the Pain of Life


Monday July 21, 2014

Happy one month birthday to my baby!

It’s been one month today since my life really changed! I mean, I’ve heard about what parenthood does to your life – and I admit, its a little befuddling at times.
Well, I guess its time to show my baby to the world. I’ve probably talked about her a little bit over the past year… its been an exciting time while also being a little scary.
Here’s the news:
woman hugging books

At 52 years of age, I just became a parent! A mom. I love that word! Yes, I guess now is a good a time as any to let everyone in on the fabulous news….

Date of Birth.: June 1, 2014   Time: 12:01amEDT
Measurements: 5 inches wide and 7 inches long
Weight: 10.6 oz.
Color (of cover): beige’s & blue’s, mostly, with a little black & white thrown in
                  APGAR: 8.5 

Woo hoo!!

I must admit that carrying her to full term was nothing short of a miracle! Many times along the way I wondered out loud what in the world I was doing, whether or not I could make it through the actual birthing process and deliver a beautiful, healthy, happy masterpiece. 

So allow me to make the formal introductions:

Fellow bookworms, writers, readers, etc… meet my heart, my work of love…

my new BOOK! 

Her name is ‘Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma and the Pain of Life’, and I am so honored to have been given the gift of this book.
Who’da thunk it?