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You are Not an Elbow

You are Not an Elbow

Listen to this article: I have an elbow, however, I am not an elbow. I have a toe, but I’m not a toe. These are parts of me, but they are not the sum. They count. They matter. They are not, however, all of me. They are simply parts. The same is true of how […]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Fifty Shades of Concern

Fifty Shades of Concern

Listen to this article: There are many commentaries about the book, “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James, and its recently released movie. We feel compelled to add to those commentaries with attention to how the book and movie themes impact survivors of abuse, exploitation, and sexual trauma. We preface our comments by first […]

February 19, 2015 | 2 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and better friendships? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?” ~ The Four-Way Test Rotary International

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
The Strength to be Loved

The Strength to be Loved

Listen to this article: In his book, “Thriving,” Dr. Martin Seligman describes well-being and its five components. One of those involves relationships. For relationships to be healthy, two ingredients are required: (1) the capacity to be giving and kind, and (2) the strength to be loved. Neither of these are exclusive of the other and […]

February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” ~Frederick Douglass

February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More
There’s a Reason We Call It a Journey

There’s a Reason We Call It a Journey

When you’re in pain, it is understandable that you want it to stop and stop NOW! The residue from abuse, exploitation, and sexual trauma causes enormous emotional, spiritual, and even physical pain. That’s not fair, but that’s the reality. In the beginning stages of recovery – that moment you know you’re stuck and need help […]

February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

    “There is a difference between hating yourself and hating what happened.” ~A Sexual Assault Survivor

February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More
You’re Not Crazy, You’re Wounded

You’re Not Crazy, You’re Wounded

Everyone else is having a great time, but you’ve had your eye on that person across the room for a while. Something doesn’t seem right, but you can’t quite put your finger on why you feel that way. Everyone else loves that movie, but it sent you into a panic and you’ve been having nightmares […]

January 29, 2015 | 3 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Growth and comfort do not co-exist. It’s a really good thing to remember.” ~Ginni Rometty

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More