Tag Archives: Survivor

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

February 2, 2014

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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

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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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How To Move On (intro.)

January 21, 2014

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How To Move On (series)

I received another email recently and it pulled at my heart-strings in such a way that I wept. Another beautiful soul with so many questions… another survivor looking for answers… While trying to respond to this email, I realized that I have yet to directly answer some things or put them to paper. It made […]

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Scars are Beautiful

January 8, 2014

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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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YOU Are NOT…

November 20, 2013

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YOU are NOT...

I do not know who you THINK you are, but let me to tell you who you are NOT… YOU are NOT My master, my ruler or my owner You do not control me, possess me or own me I am not for sale, yours to share or easily spared You do not think for me, speak […]

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OMG! I’m on Facebook

October 12, 2013

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Those of you who know me aren’t going to believe this, but I have finally caved and created a Facebook. I have a personal page under: Jessie Jeanine and a business page under: Life Inspired Photography by Jessie Jeanine. Admittedly, I find it a bit confusing like some of the other social media I’m still […]

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10 Reasons Why I Hate You

September 27, 2013

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10 Reasons Why I Hate You

1. You stole my innocence. My purity. My childhood. Things I can never get back. BUT it made me grow up fast so I learned how to become responsible and independent. I know how to get things done and have become a leader instead of a follower. 2. You lied to me. Habitually. Kept me confused. […]

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Dreams Die

September 1, 2013

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Shhh... it's a secret!

Do you believe some dreams are meant to die? Until this past year, I never believed they did. I have always advocated others to ‘believe in’ and ‘achieve’ their dreams by way of personal example and perseverance. To have unwavering faith. To not allow any man or experience rob you of your beliefs or destroy […]

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Be Hers

August 3, 2013

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Be Her Safe Haven A re-post: by jadedheart Let her cry if the tears need to fall Let her release the pain of it all Just hold her close as the tears flow down So that she knows that she will not drown Though you can not erase her pain Just be the life boat in the […]

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Shattered

May 4, 2013

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Estimated read time:  25 minutes Shattered Part 1 “Well, you could just go to one of those runaway shelters for teens,” she offers neutrally, as if just making a simple weather observation on a beautiful day. “What!?” I practically scream. “Another shelter? Mom, are you serious!? What the hell’s wrong with you?” I can’t calm […]

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