One voice

Rachel agreed to let me share this.  This is her experience and her voice…..sharing this I am hoping that another point of view may help someone.  People die every day at their own hand…..I am hoping education and another choice or a sliver of hope will help someone get the help they need.     …

Not mentioned in the list

Reading over the list of abuses recognized by the State governments, I realized one did not make the list.  Recognizing religious abuse is one of the most difficult to pinpoint and acknowledge. I recognize that religion is a hot topic for many abuse survivors for a good reason.  I totally understand if a reader decides…

Breathing is good

Feeling Blue – Breathe…..really. Many times when I get anxious or upset the first thing I do is hold my breath.  Taking time to breathe can make a difference.  Breathing is a basic go to slow down the beginnings of stress or the early stages of melt down.  Wait too long and tell me to…

It’s her fault

All over people are celebrating the blessings of mothers and motherhood.  Sadly, it is not a day of celebration for many.  Heart break when you can’t have children.  Heart break when a baby doesn’t live.  Heart break of a still born child or miscarriage.  Heart break of losing a mother to drugs, alcohol or death. …

Emotional Mindfulness

The title to this article intrigued me: Emotional Mindfulness: What Anger, Vulnerability & Despair Teach Us Emotional Mindfulness: What Anger, Vulnerability & Despair Teach Us I enjoy coming across an article that agrees with me.  I spent a large portion of my life unable to access how I felt.  Through brutal childhood experience I learned to separate…