Becoming a yoga teacher and health coach allows me the opportunity to continuously give back the gifts that were given to me through my healing and recovery process. I publish books for the same reason.

Unashamed Voices by Paula CarrasquiloMy second self-published book, Unashamed Voices, is a collection of true stories from across the globe written by survivors of toxic and abusive relationships. The book exposes the unchallenged pathological personalities and behaviors of psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists in our midst.

Readers of my blog submitted their stories to me between May 2013 and October 2013. I know it wasn’t an easy task for them. Sitting down and writing the details of personal trauma is an exhausting and triggering exercise. And then to send them off to a complete stranger?

After I received the stories, I spent over a year reading, absorbing and editing each. And I say “edit” loosely, because I did not want the authentic voice of each survivor to be lost in my voice. I stuck to “correcting” only basic grammar and punctuation errors.

I have deep respect and admiration for each and every survivor who took that leap of faith and trusted me. I am determined to continue honoring them and promoting and improving this book. A traditional publisher WILL take notice. Their choice to hit “send” will not be in vain or limited in scope. This book WILL be available in libraries and institutes and read and studied by students, law enforcement, lawyers, judges, therapists and families affected by these tragedies.

Contribute to the expansion of our message. Download and read your copy today and share it with someone tomorrow.

With sincere thanks,
Paula Carrasquillo
Yogi. Author. Advocate.

©2015 Paula Carrasquillo and Love. Life. Om.

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  1. Congratulations on your book. We need more resources like this. Too many survivors aren’t even aware of what’s happening while they are in the midst of it. I had to go to therapy, read books and join support groups before I got the full picture of just how destructive these narcissistic and sociopathic personalities really are. I’m also writing about my experiences. We need to tell our stories and let others know they are not alone with the experience (because they can be off the wall bizarre especially when you end up on the receiving end of a total smear campaign). So thank you, and keep up the good work. Here is mine, if anyone would like to check it out. I’m just getting it started but it’s driven from a need in my soul to empower other women (and men) who have been victims of these disordered individuals. Blessings to you.

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    • Thank you, Olivia Rose. I am in the middle of writing a post for a Blog Tour and would like to add your blog as a link. Would you like to participate?


  2. Just so wonderful but how do you get the victim to read it?


    • I don’t know. Share the title? Read one of the stories to the victim? Talk about how the stories impacted you? I wish I knew.


  3. HI Paula, I read this book and left a review on-line. you did such an outstanding job. the more we spread these stories, the more awareness that is raised.

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    • Thank you so much, Kim!! I’m still writing my 3rd book, the one I would like you to contribute a cover design. It will also have a companion workbook. I don’t see a final draft being available until early 2017. I’ll keep you posted! 🙂


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