Maureen Spataro's smile was the one to light up every room. She was the parent running into the classroom with cupcakes, the friend who you could lean on, the "Team Mom" for her daughter's softball team. What no one knew? Behind that smile was a past that she desperately tried to bury, until the one morning Maureen wakes up completely numb, feeling nothing at all.
The silly, quick-witted, easygoing woman with the gut-busting laugh was gone. And, there was a sickening, and very real possibility that neither Maureen, nor anyone she loved, would ever see her again.
Press Pause shares the story of Maureen's breakdown, and the treatment that would have her revisit the traumas from her past - traumas that she thought she had already dealt with. Finally fully unpacking the sexual and physical abuse she endured, the secrets she carried for decades turned into a catalyst for not only healing herself, but changing the whole trajectory of her family's future.
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Maureen's chapter "What I Didn't Know Have Been My Greatest Lessons" recounts her role as caretaker and companion for her mother as they perpare for her mother's impending death. "I didn't know grief begins before your loved one passes away...".
This anthology is a beautiful coffee table book filled with stories that weave together our human experiences.
This special edition can be ordered via email - Maureen.email@example.com until November 11, 2023.
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