Category Archives: Books

Which Blog To Follow?

Hi folks, Just want to make sure you’re not missing out on visiting my new website, which is where my blog can now be found.  Check it out at http://joanzrough.com. Since I won’t be posting here anymore, I want you … Continue reading

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Memoir: Two You’ll Love

“Through my identification with another girl who could write what I couldn’t begin to think, I discovered a way to break out of the socialized story into something else, something new … my own voice.  I began to see how … Continue reading

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Good News!

Good news! My new website is getting closer to being finished and my memoir progresses.  Once my website is up, you’ll find out the title of my book and get to read Chapter One. Hopefully you’ll get a hint of … Continue reading

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ABOUT PTSD AND RECOVERY

I was in my mid-sixties when a therapist first suggested that I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My response was, “No. Impossible.” Dr. B. handed me a book and asked me to read several pages out loud. When I … Continue reading

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Painting Spring

Water soaked grey sky pure tones of birch magnolia, forsythia spring green leaves redbud Raindrop music fills the air my paint brush drips with color JZR I made these photographs and wrote this poem back in April of 2008, posting … Continue reading

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The Courage Of A Seed

“In nature, we are quietly offered countless models of how to give ourselves over to what appears dark and hopeless, but which ultimately is an awakening beyond our imagining.  All around us, everything small and buried surrenders to a process … Continue reading

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Don’ Give Up

I’ve been running into those words often for a couple of days now as I try to get myself back into my daily routine and at work on my memoir.  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in which the … Continue reading

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