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Marla Handy

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Marla Handy, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience consulting with nonprofit and community organizations in the areas of strategic planning, governance and managerial development, and has worked domestically and in South America, Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. She has retired from teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Five years ago, I published No Comfort Zone: Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a personal narrative of my experience with PTSD. In doing so, I gave up any pretension of finally fitting in, of self-growing so well that I would achieve a blank slate that I could then fill with peace, loving kindness, and that exercise program I keep meaning to establish.

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“Those who have accepted the facts of my life often find me admirable for surviving, even thriving, in spite of it all. You might think I would find that comforting, but I never have. It creates, or emphasizes, the distance between us. They see triumph over past obstacles, whereas I experience the continuing vulnerability of walking a tightrope. There is no point of completion, no sigh of relief, no victory dance in the end zone.”
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