This evening I had a chat with my 8 year old son, after he’d been picking on his sisters, about what it means to be a gentleman. Lately he has been volunteering to open the car door for me, to help carry in groceries, etc. But when it comes to treating his sisters with courtesy, … More What Is A Gentleman?
July turned out to be a somewhat difficult month, a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. Just when I thought I could get ahead financially, my bank account was hacked, my car decided it needed over a thousand dollars in repairs, my new health insurance ended up costing a lot more than I thought … More A letter to myself
Today I ran across an article I posted on Facebook 2 years ago, back when I was still trying to make sense of my abuser’s crazy-making behavior. I wanted so badly to believe he could change for good, that I would be important enough for him to start making better choices. But I gave up … More Freedom From The Crazy
Have you ever met a child molester? I have. In fact, I’ve even been good friends with one. Of course I had no idea at the time. And he’s in prison now. That experience, coupled with having personally worked with kids who have been molested, makes me a hyper vigilant parent. Heaven help anyone who EVER … More Could you recognize a child predator?
When you live long enough with a narcissist, especially when they’re someone you love, someone who has convinced you that they love you back, eventually their presence creeps into the corners of your mind. Their whispers begin to crawl through the little cracks and grow into the center of your consciousness. Every once in a … More Getting Him Out of My Head
Yesterday a memory from 2 years ago appeared on my Facebook page. It was a prayer I had prayed often, but that particular night must have been especially difficult because I posted it in the moment, both as a cry for help and as a declaration of faith. “Dear Lord…I’m so very tired, bone weary. … More Sleeping In The Valley of The Shadow of Death
loy·al·ty: noun – The quality of being loyal to someone or something. A strong feeling of support or allegiance. Faithfulness and loyalty are character qualities and values I’ve always tried my best to live by. I think people who know me well would say that as a friend and a sister, I am extremely loyal and will … More Loyalty vs. Slavery
A little over a year ago I posted a meme on my Facebook page that said, “You survived the abuse. You will survive the recovery.” And then I posted….Some days I wonder if this is true, I really do. I remember so clearly feeling that I’d been fighting for my survival through an abusive relationship … More Am I Really A Survivor?
There is beginning to be more and more research emerging. Finally! After groundbreaking, extensive, scientific studies and research dating back to the 40’s proving that vitamin therapy vs medicine as an effective and viable solution (if done correctly), is fighting it’s way through the pharmaceutical walls built to keep it from those who need it … More Anxiety, Depression & Panic Attacks
My God! He’s going to sit there and watch me die…and doesn’t even care. That was the sickening realization that crossed my mind a few years ago as I sat in my living room, struggling for breath. The muscles in my chest and back were cramping and each gasp sent searing pain burning through my … More Ignored To Death