Hazel, Thank you for your inspiring story of how you used your own fine mind to recover from long-ago mistreatment and loss. If someone is struggling, the so-called “experts” should a) stop asking “what’s wrong with him/her,” and be curious about “what happened to this fine person that led to her struggles?” b) listen to the person and take her lead, and c) throw out “diagnosis” and DSM. People need to be welcomed, listened to, and have faith expressed in their ability to make sense of their world – even if it takes a long time with many twists and turns. No “expert” is smart enough to be an “authority.” We need to be met where we are, welcomed and honored as the whole, smart, strong and good people that we are. This, your first published article, is a fine one. I hope there is more to come.