Tag Archives: courage

How To Move On (recognition and the value of emotions)

March 31, 2014


feelings switch

A guide to help victims become survivors. In a previous post we spoke of the five stages of grief. If you are a victim trying to understand how to move on with your life after surviving whatever loss or tragedy you’ve had to deal with, then this is for you! This is where it all begins. […]

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Trading Up!

March 10, 2014


Leaving Town!

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was only being redirected to something better. There really is no such thing as failure… Rather, we are taking steps forward and gathering experience that will help us achieve our goals and dreams in the future. If you do not fear rejection, then […]

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How To Move On (denial and the 5 stages of grief)

February 2, 2014



A guide to help victims become survivors. Can anyone else relate to this? “I don’t want to be a victim OR a survivor! I want to live an alternate reality. I don’t want this to be my reality and I spend a lot of energy trying to avoid it. I do pretty good until something […]

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How To Move On (freedom in remembering – part 1)

January 27, 2014


Break Free!

A guide to help victims become survivors. We’ll try to answer the questions that have come in one at a time. I pray this stirs much discussion which others find useful and encouraging! I received another email recently and in part, I was asked “how” is it possible to write about all this stuff if […]

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Scars are Beautiful

January 8, 2014


Scars are Beautiful

Do not tell me I am beautiful If my scars you have not seen… The scars on my arms and legs From being stabbed and cut with blades, The scars on my back from being whipped, Or the scars across my stomach from being sick Do not tell me I am beautiful Not until you […]

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Before I Give Up

January 6, 2014


I Love You!

*This is a re-post from another blog called, “Die Trying.” An incredible woman dedicated this post to me called, “Dear Jessie” after reading my story “Kidnapped” and I’d like to share how it has affected me. Dear Jessie Kidnapped To Jessie Jeanine Silenced by the struggle, determination, hate, love, fight and courage all rolled into […]

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December 11, 2013



LIFE SHRINKS OR EXPANDS IN  PROPORTION T  O      O  N  E  ‘  S COURAGE So you’ve hit a wall in life… Now, what are you going to do about it? You will try to move it go around it and climb over it but you are blocked. It seems an impossible feat. You […]

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December 7, 2013



  F alse E vidence A ppearing R eal Think about how true this acronym is. I have carried so much fear in my life although, not for the reasons you may think. One of my greatest fears has been that I’ve had to pretend to be someone else for so long that I don’t […]

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Home Alone and The 5 Stages

December 5, 2013


home alone

So, for the first time in months since we left NC, I have been home alone. My daughter has been visiting with friends again and catching up on old times. Even though I miss her, it’s nice to have our own down time as well. The first couple of days were a lot of fun. […]

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Where Is Your Focus?

December 4, 2013


Follow Your Heart!

I think too much on what other people would like to see from me instead of focusing on what I have to offer. Have you ever done that? The Chaser In general I am a people pleaser and sometimes people pleasers can become chasers of other people. Instead of embracing my independence at times, I […]

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