This post contains triggers. Please read this only if you feel safe doing so. If you need it, here’s a hug from one survivor of IPV to another (read part of my story here). I see you. That title sounds a bit like click-bait doesn’t it? I kinda love/hate it, but I am trying to … Continue reading Did the Depp v. Heard Trial Help Me Connect to a Larger Purpose?
This post contains TRIGGERS related to pet loss. I know firsthand how the loss of a dog can break the heart of a family. On June 28, 2019 our family said good-bye to our beloved rescue dog Cassie. I adopted Cassie on August 9, 2007 during the single mom phase of my life. I remember … Continue reading On the Loss of a Dog
I found this article this morning after reading an article on The Mighty. Recognition bounced through my mind like a pinball. I would write a full response but it would simply be a long-form "what she said" -- so enjoy the originals. Thank you Vicki @abusesurvivor Peterson! via The Difference Between Trauma and Anxiety
This blog contains triggers and may be upsetting to my loved ones. I'm sorry for that, but it is like Maya Angelou said in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” It’s the wolf eyes. The look that men have when they want … Continue reading I Was 13 and They Looked at Me with Wolf Eyes
Trigger warning: this post contains graphic details of sexual assault. It wasn't easy for me to write and I don't think it will be easy to read. I wasn't surprised when another accuser came forward about the US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One of the awful lessons of the #MeToo era is that where there … Continue reading Sexual Assault — Educate, Encourage, Reform