Reblog – Memoirs of Susi Bocks by Barbara Leonhard

I’m grateful to Barbara for her platform to discuss the important topic of generational trauma, one I feel has impacted not only mine but so many other lives. Life is hard enough, but when those we lean on during our vulnerable years for support do the exact opposite, it sets us up for so much more negativity. Thankfully, we can escape our past and live a good life. I hope being open about it can help others. Thanks again for sharing, Barbara!

Extraordinary Sunshine Weaver

I have a new poetry podcast on the Memoirs, of Susi Bocks. You can find it here –

This episode features the memoirs of Susi Bocks, who courageously shares her painful upbringing by a dysfunctional and abusive mother. Grief and anger hide in wait for illumination when Susi’s heart opens to reveal her self-worth, which was so beaten down over the years. Susi shows us that we can come to terms with our past and overcome parental abuse, which often results from transgenerational trauma.

Susi Bocks, writer/author/poet, has self-published two books: Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work atIWriteHer.comor follow her onFacebook at, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthologySMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Womenand inVitaBrevis

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34 thoughts on “Reblog – Memoirs of Susi Bocks by Barbara Leonhard

    1. Thank you, Laleh! BTW, I’m 3/4 of the way through your book. AMAZING!!! You, my friend, have also been a witness to a hard past. From what I’ve been able to gleen from the book, you and the women who surround you are also strong and talented women. Much love to you as well, Laleh! ❤

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      1. It all started with the Neanderthals! Speaking of the evolution of violence, you might like this book “Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression” by Hector Garcia.

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      2. I am 95.8% European – primarily French, German, Polish. About 10% British, Irish and 2% Scandinavian (I think that part came through physically more than anything else!) and 1% Greek and Balkan. So cool!

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