Tag Archives: Healing

#MeToo and the Blame Game

A couple of months ago, a woman who is a member of the Sexual Assault Survivors Facebook group asked if she could contact me via FB Messenger. She needed someone to talk to and didn’t trust anyone else in the … Continue reading

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My New Poetry Journal

I created this new guided poetry journal, titled Harness the Power of Your #MeToo Story, as a tool to help women (and men) overcome the shame and fear that often follow sexual assault. As long as your story is a … Continue reading

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Filled to Pour Out

Holy Spirit Fill me with courage Fill me with joy Fill me with gratitude Fill me with mercy Fill me with grace Fill me with love That I might pour them out On my family On my co-workers On my … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Timing

God’s timing is perfect. I keep forgetting that. Patience is not a virtue I come by naturally. Almost a year ago, pain in my left shoulder and arm sent me to my new primary physician for a solution. As a … Continue reading

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The Power of My Wound

Healing doesn’t happen all at once. Sexual trauma runs too deep, is much too complex for simple remedies. We have no Star Trek sickbay or magic tricorder to bind up the wounds, erase the battle scars. And would we want … Continue reading

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No Comparison

  When was the last time you compared yourself to someone else? Be honest—it was pretty recent, wasn’t it? For me, it was just yesterday. In this social media age the tendency seems to be getting worse. But the comparison … Continue reading

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Scorched

Deep within my soul vengeance smoldered my sense of peace anger mouldered Indignation I felt entitled to keep burned my heart festered seeped Into each crevice scorched by flame mercy needed my Savior came Washed away ash and chars the … Continue reading

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Seed of Hope

Hope nestled into crevices of my soul a minuscule seed waiting to sprout roots grew deep into the darkness born of bitterness Until at last fragrant flowers of faith burst forth from the surface broke open my stony heart to … Continue reading

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100% of Statistics Are Just Numbers

Mark Twain popularized the saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But even when statistics are an accurate representation of the truth, they amount to nothing more than numbers. It’s easy to ignore outrageous statistics, … Continue reading

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Showing My Scars

This Saturday I’ll be speaking at a conference called Shattering Stigma with Stories. I attended this event last year and experienced the powerful and informative stories of real people who struggle with mental illnesses, including anorexia, depression, and bipolar disorder. One … Continue reading

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