ABOUT Sara Niles

I write to make a difference, therefore my writing is mission oriented and imbued with a deeper purpose because of my traumatic life experiences. I write primarily nonfiction that exemplifies mans inhumanity to man, focusing of the triumphant human spirit within us all.

In Torn From the Inside Out, I call this "The power of the human spirit under fire".

Everyone wants to be happy, and everyone wants to be free; yet, suffering abounds worldwide. The injustice of man against man, is no where more unjust than in the home, where brutality abounds through domestic violence. Domestic Violence must be stopped, and if not stopped, at least, slowed. In any case, it must be fought. We were all born free with the right to happiness.

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains" Jean Jacques Rousseau

My memoir, Torn From the Inside Out, is a testament to the power of the human spirit under fire.

The Effects of Dysfunction and Domestic Violence are both primary, and secondary in nature, and for many, last a lifetime.

The internal pain caused by childhood abuse, becomes externalized through the triple threats of mental illness, trauma issues, and damaging addictions. I call this triple effect the 'Three Headed Monster'.

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The Face of Dysfunction

Dysfunction Within Families Breeds Dysfunction

Stopping dysfunction in its original form will prevent generational impact that affects individuals, families and society as a whole.

I spent thousands of hours examining people's lives under the microscope of counseling and I continue to see repetitions of the same underlying themes in almost every family. Healthy families beget healthy families and sick families beget families with many of the same sick dysfunctions that they experienced as children. Young boys and girls whose family role models were womanizers or man-users usually womanize or abuse and dispose of men, those whose models drank, usually have a substance abuse problem and those who grew up with hurt, pain, and abuse, usually inflict it upon their families in the same measure, over fifty percent of the time, or they may invariably find a partner who inflicts pain upon them. There are a rare few who escape this repetitive cycle, even though they were raised in it, but they are the exception. Many will marry the negative image of their parent or their opposite in an attempt to recreate what 'love' felt like and looked like to them as a child.

No matter how the child interprets it, when the family model is corrupted then the copy is corrupted. A very wise man that I greatly admired and who was a teacher and trainer once said there was a grandmother who baked a turkey with the edges cut off and both her daughters and granddaughters also baked their turkeys with the edges cut off. When someone asked the granddaughter why she baked her turkey with the edges cut off, she replied because her mother did it that way. When the mother was asked, she replied 'because my mother did it that way' and when the grandmother was asked, she said that she always had a pan that was too small for the turkey so she started trimming the edges so it would fit into the pan.

Dysfunction only needs to operate the first time, the rest will follow. We need to stop dysfunction where it starts in the first family, with the first children. If dysfunction by chance escapes detection, then stop it where you find it.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The American Economy: Another Crises on the Way?

By Sara Niles

The 2008 Recession is fading into the past as markets rebound, so is there a reason for concern?

Money is not the root of all evil, and it is not the key to happiness, but it is a necessary part of life all over the world. The need to secure resources needed for survival is what gives money its value, a fact that is most true in America. The stability or instability of a national economy gives the country power and advantage globally, or it places the country in a weakened position; therefore ‘what’s in your pocketbook’ nationally speaking, is vital to its global health in more ways than one. America is considered a global leader militarily, politically and economically, and as such, what affects the American economy affects the world economy.  

 The American economy  is currently recovering from the 2008 recession, with housing prices going up and interest rates stabilizing, so it may appear the coast is clear and there is nothing to worry about. America has suffered economic crises in the past, in fact every Ten Years or So   there is an economic upheaval  that is usually addressed in time, such as the 2008 financial crisis. There is also usually a warning that something is about to give, such as what happened in 2006 when the prices of housing began to fall at the same time mortgage defaults were on the rise- the result was the large insurance companies faced near collapse and had to be bailed out by the federal government .  The Warning was given  long before it happened, but was not heeded in time. 

The question now is there another financial crisis looming or is financial instability behind us now? In order to answer that question, a few facts are needed.

The rise of the economy since 2008 has led to an economic restructure with the gap between the superrich and super poor becoming a chasm, and the increase in jobs reflected in the jobs market a result of underemployment, or to put it simply: more people working jobs that pay less money than before. The signs of danger are embedded within the larger financial cogs, only visible to financially savvy experts in the field. 

Four American Billionaires are warning that something is about to give, there is creaking of the financial beams of the American economic structure and it is not what you may expect. Andy Redleaf who predicted the 2008 crisis, is worried again, along with   Sam ZellCarl Icahn, and  Crispin Odey  all of whom are saying similar things that amount to impending financial crisis looming.

It makes sense that a crisis coming on the heels of the 2008 unofficial ‘recession’ could be more intense and deep-rooted simply because the foundation of our economy has become weaker. Multimillionaire financial research analyst Porter Stansberry on the subject of the next big financial crisis  predicts the next financial earthquake with threaten ‘your way of life’ in a way that can’t be ignored.