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To Wound Thyself

April 7, 2014

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To Wound Thyself

How many wounds are self inflicted How many days spent in self hatred? How much time wasted in hibernation Or wallowing in a dark depression? Despair Deprivation Devastation Desperation… Are you dying inside instead of living Do you feel lost in this world or un-forgiven? Do resentment and bitterness habituate your life Or perhaps you have […]

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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 (let the fight fuel you – part 2)

January 31, 2014

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Heart on Fire - from victim to survivor

A guide to help victims become survivors. QUESTION: As a survivor, how do you let the fight fuel you? Another words, how do you let the fight for survival – the grief, guilt, anger, and even the hate – fuel you instead of drain you, after you’ve been victimized or suffered great trauma? Have you […]

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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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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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Before I Give Up

January 6, 2014

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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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Home Alone and The 5 Stages

December 5, 2013

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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

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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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Do You Measure Up?

November 19, 2013

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Do you measure up?

I never cared enough about “myself” or felt “I” was worthy of anything good, but I have believed and cared enough about others to want to protect “them” from anything like I have ever known. I have always thought others to be more valuable and worthy than myself. I have never thought I could measure up. Do […]

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When Accidents Become Blessings

October 8, 2013

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I locked my keys in the car!

We have been traveling across country again on our way back to Colorado. Living out of hotels, fast food, cramped bodies and miles upon miles of scenery. I don’t mind any of it (ok, maybe the cheap beds) but I love road trips and you just never know what might happen along the way! Time […]

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