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My name is Morrene Hauser, and I am the founder of Heart of Solace.  I am a survivor of child abuse, verbal, physical and sexual for most of the first 18 years of my life.  The memories of the verbal and physical abuse have always been something I have clearly remembered; but it wasn't until I was 51 years old that I finally came to terms with the sexual abuse, memories that I repressed for years.   When those memories came through, I was filled with grief, shock and horror.  I always knew on one level what had happened, but for years I refused to acknowledge it.

Please follow along on my journey of healing and understanding the abuse inflicted on me as a child and how that has formed the person I am today as I confront my own PTSD, depression, anxiety and panic attacks that I have suffered for most of my life.

Heart of Solace is an open and welcome forum for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other negative emotions, whether they are the result of life in general, childhood trauma or trauma suffered as an adult.

Feel free to read our posts and comment on them.  We welcome feedback and discussion that is positive and productive.  We encourage you to ask family members who may not understand what you are going through to check out our resources so that they can get a better understanding of who you are.

You will find posts that are personal writings of mine and general posts regarding ways that I have found to minimize the negative effects of abuse.  Again, please feel free to comment and create discussion on our posts.

Please remember, you are not alone.