The Shattered Oak: Overcoming domestic abuse and a misdiagnosis of mental illness

The Shattered Oak: Overcoming domestic abuse and a misdiagnosis of mental illness

by Sherry Genga
The Shattered Oak: Overcoming domestic abuse and a misdiagnosis of mental illness

The Shattered Oak: Overcoming domestic abuse and a misdiagnosis of mental illness

by Sherry Genga


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A once vibrant oak tree in her yard began dying, voicing cries of help through its dead leaves and moss-covered branches. Inside the house Barbara too was in crisis, the recipient of her husband’s anger and rage. As time passes Barbara can no longer stay strong. While she deals with her own demons, the oak too weakens. Based on a true story, this woman takes us inside her emotionally charged existence, letting us feel the anguish of domestic abuse, divorce, attempted suicides, and incarceration in a mental institution. A savior finally unravels the mystery surrounding her dysfunctional mental state and leads her on the path to recovery. This book is a must-read for anyone going through domestic abuse or depression, or family members who are trying to make sense out of the situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513644493
Publisher: SAFE GOODS/New Century Publishing 2000
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

herry was the owner and founder of Spring-eze women shoe inserts. Entrepreneurship evolved from her current 25-year career as a waitress in the High Roller lounge at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. She has spoken in classrooms to young entrepreneurs at local colleges. Inspiring them with the skills and resources on how to invent and develop a new product. This philosophy led her to the Connecticut Manufacturing Resource Center program, which helps small and midsize businesses in areas such as supplier development and securing a manufacturer for their product. Sherry is married to Jason Genga and has two children, Justin and Nicole. She resides in her small town in Connecticut where she grew up.

Nina is a certified NeuroLinguistic Human Development Coach and an ISSA certified Specialist in performance Nutrition. She is a retired jet pilot, founder of the aviator networking website Fabulous,public speaker, nutritional consultant and author of 18 books on aviation and health. She also is a workshop leader and hosts a blog: and a video blog

Nina has also been an active researcher in the alternative health field for over twenty years. As a salesperson for several housing manufacturers she encouraged using non-toxic building products and in 1991 subsequently wrote Your Health and Your House, published by Keats Publishing and Are You Poisoning Your Pets by Avery Publishing. She also wrote a natural pet columnist for Healthy & Natural magazine and was contributing editor for Yacht Racing magazine.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Survival

2 Innocent 1943

3 Divorce 1976

4 Nervous Breakdown 1979

5 Higganum 1959

6 Connecticut Institution 1983

7 Bethesda Maryland

8 The Long Way Home

What People are Saying About This

MD - Mark Tuttle

“This is an excellent book. Learning in school and training in residency may not always lead to the correct answer. We, as physicians, must always question that the obvious answer may not be cor-rect. Medicine is a career of learning, unlearning, and learning anew as new diseases and cures are discovered. We should never avoid questioning a diagnosis or treatment as was well demonstrated by this book.”

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