In her personal memoir, Holly Elissa Bruno shares her childhood experience of trauma and abuse with you to offer a beacon of hope and a tangible example of how you can make a positive difference in the world and most of all, in the lives of children.
"Happiness Is Running Through the Streets to Find You is a remarkable book, written by a remarkable woman. When I think of how easily Holly Elissa laughs and loves, given everything she's endured, I am in awe. To say that her story is a testament to the human spirit is to use a cliché, but there's simply no other way to put it. Because of Holly Elissa's courage in writing this book, readers will have a much greater understanding of and empathy for children who have experienced trauma."
– Rae Pica, Author, What If Everybody Understood Child Development?
"Holly Elissa Bruno has done it again! In her latest work, Holly has carefully and sensitively balanced the emotional minefield of trauma with the healing words of stories that flow with deep understanding, direction, and comfort. While personal trauma may seem unsurmountable, Holly guides with care, juxtapositions, and the ahas! of self-reflection and discovery. Each bite-size story or anecdote takes the reader on a personal journey in the healing process. This excellent format lets the reader follow a direct approach or simply pick any story or 'chapter' at random. And each will certainly lead to unexpected personal reflections, with the option to return later for extra good counsel. The topics will challenge, fire old hurts, produce tears, and ultimately provide peaceful joy. Thanks to Holly for the courage to bring this work forward!"
– Luis A. Hernandez, ECE Specialist, TTAS/Western Kentucky University