Recovering the Self:  A Journal  
     of Hope and Healing
Volume II, Number 1
January 2010
Edited by:  Ernest Dempsey
Published by:  Loving Healing Press
ISBN:  978-1-932690-83-5

Recovering the Self:  A Journal of Hope and Healing is the title of this quarterly journal created to explore the themes of recovery and healing through the use of various media.  Each quarterly journal  includes poetry, memoir, essays, fiction, psycho-education, humor and reviews.  This specific issue covers topics that include recovery from an eating disorder, parenting, culture and ethnicity, abuse recovery, stress management, AIDS orphans and more.  The contributors to this issue have a wide variety of life experience, education, outlooks and beliefs. 




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I found each offering to be heartfelt, and all contained useful advice and insight.  I learned something from each of the contributors, and my time reading was well and usefully spent.  Submissions for future quarterly journals are accepted on an ongoing basis; and I look forward to reading future volumes of this well written journal.  Yearly subscriptions are available, as well as purchase of individual issues. 

I think anyone with interest in psychology or simply any aspect of recovery would benefit from the variety of talented contributors.  Something I find especially attractive about this journal is that it is not written with an eye towards just the professional reader, but anyone who is undergoing recovery from a trauma or impacted family members, coworkers or friends.  They would gain useful insight and understanding.