Food & Writing Retreat

The Two Things I Love Best: A Writing Retreat for Foodies Saturday, March 24th 1:00 – 9:00 PM Since one of my favorite topics to write about is food, and since I love to cook for people (and to eat), twice a year, I’ve been offering one-day all-out indulgent food-writing extravaganzas. The inaugural event, held …

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How to Salvage Lost Relationships You Once Cherished

How To Salvage Lost Relationships You Once Cherished

As a best-selling author and member of a family that struggled to stay connected, I understand the power of and need for reconciliation. After the publication of The Courage To Heal, I feared that my mother and I would never speak again. Today we do. Often and lovingly. The fact that our relationship went from an eight year impasse to a renewed bond inspired me to write I Thought We’d Never Speak Again. 

Let me tell you our story.

Twenty-five years ago, I remembered that my grandfather had sexually abused me. At the time, I was completely devastated. When I told my family what had happened, they felt betrayed and angry. But they didn’t feel angry with my grandfather. They were furious with me for tarnishing the image of a man they had deeply loved.

Three years later, when I published The Courage to Heal, things went from bad to worse. From my point of view, my family had abandoned me when I needed them the most. From theirs, I was not only spreading lies about my grandfather, I was now doing it on national TV. There things stood, at an impasse for years. I feared we would never speak again. Then slowly, gradually, things began to change.

And they didn’t change because I forgave my grandfather, was suddenly believed by my family, or stopped telling my story. They changed because I discovered the basic principles that make reconciliation possible, even in the most damaged of relationships.


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Book Doctor, Coach and Editor Laura Davis is a phenomenal teacher, mentor and coach. She is smart, insightful and really knows how to listen. She knows when to encourage, when to step out of the way, and when to push. Because Laura has faced her demons, she is not afraid of life’s deepest challenges. Her …

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The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier: Is Reconciliation Possible After Sexual Abuse? My name is Laura Davis. I’m the co-author of The Courage to Heal. I have also written three other books about healing from abuse: The Courage to Heal Workbook, Allies in Healing and Beginning to Heal. I am honored that my books have helped millions of …

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Welcome to LauraDavis.Net! Hi, I’m Laura Davis. Welcome to my site. For more than twenty years now, I’ve been writing books that help people heal and grow. I’ve chosen subjects that have touched my life, ranging from sexual abuse to parenting to reconciliation to living with cancer. In addition to being an author, I’ve been a news …

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