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Dancing with Phantoms and Other Oddities

It is not something I am always good at extending to myself.  Kindness, love, compassion, patience, and mercy are graces I will bestow in copious amounts on others who are struggling, perhaps because I identify with it and that familiarity with my own suffering and struggling does not allow me to turn a blind eye to someone when they are hurting.  1,601 more words

Domestic Violence

Quote of the day Feb 27th

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”
Brian Tracy

Self-Care (Healing 101)

I’m back! 

The retreat was difficult. Enlightening. Healing. Informative.

Communication is a skill that you would think comes so easily and yet there is a dynamic in dealing with others that to communicate effectively takes great skill. 368 more words


Pondering on Grief and Purpose

Sometimes I feel like I need to grieve, like there is something deep inside me that needs to get out. I saw a man on television who was forced to shoot his friend because he was out of his head. 728 more words

Child Abuse

Nature is a natural anti-depressant

I read a fascinating article at Tales from the Conspiratum about research coming out of McMaster University on the effects of anti-depressants on our brain’s ability to cope with stress. 779 more words

Essential Journey

Healing After Abuse

Walking away from an abusive relationship is one of the hardest things a person can do. The most challenging aspect you face by leaving, are the emotional and mental remnants left behind; you are trying to move on. 744 more words

Hopeful Hearts Gala - We had a SWEET Time!!!

Joy overflows and bubbles up within me. I prayed for a ‘decent’ showing of people and support for the first Hopeful Hearts Gala and the day before it began we had SO MUCH support that we had to switch to a bigger ballroom to accommodate everyone! 297 more words