There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Denise Winn is Editor of the Human Givens journal and an HG therapist. She was a regular contributor for UK newspapers and magazines and is the author of many books.