Category Archives: Rebekah Demirel articles

Plants and People

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel As long as I can remember, planting, watering and weeding has been a solace for me. Pulling weeds feels cathartic and cleansing. You have to … Continue reading

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Trauma, ACES, homelessness and love

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences study. It’s a well-known tool, used by health professionals, social workers and other social-service providers to assess how difficult … Continue reading

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Socks

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Books) by Rebekah Demirel All the other little girls at school had clean white socks and I didn’t. I had holey, mismatched “pairs” of grayish ones with no elastic … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Trying to soothe the pain An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Books) by Rebekah Demirel In his bestselling book on addiction, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Gabor Maté tells of his work serving … Continue reading

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