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Start Now and Just Do It!

Jack Canfield’s Success Principle #63 Don’t let your fears hold you back. So many survivors of abuse and trauma let their fears hold them back, and they never even try to achieve their dreams. Oliver Wendell Holmes, former U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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Where is Cleveland kidnapping victim, Michelle Knight?

Cleveland kidnapping victim, Michelle Knight, disappeared from the hospital on Friday evening. No one seems to know where she has gone, including her own mother. Everyone is wondering why she would dodge from view like this. Anyone coping with post-traumatic … Continue reading

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Why Does a Vet’s Behavior Change After Combat?

Why is My Veteran So Different? Families of returning veterans often have difficulty relating to them, because their behaviors seem so different. When my son came back from a second deployment in Iraq, it felt as if a stranger had … Continue reading

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Is it Okay to Get Angry?

Anger Can be Life-Saving Anger can be a useful emotion in some instances that call for action. As long as we don’t use anger as our default in all stressful situations, it’s okay to listen to this alarming inner voice. … Continue reading

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The Black Wreath, an excerpt from The Road to Forgiveness: Removing the Roadblocks

I sat nervously on a cold metal chair with a small group of women who had all left their abusive partners. Across the circle, a dark-haired, middle-aged woman said, “I’ve been moving from one safe house to another, because I’m … Continue reading

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A Halloween Treat

Tonight, little ghosts and goblins are visiting my front porch, with the hope of walking away with their favorite treats. I’d like to give you a different kind of treat…a scary scene from my upcoming novel, Among the Ashes… Sophie … Continue reading

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Remembering 9-11

Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was in the doctor’s office. His receptionist burst into the room, exclaiming, “New York is under attack!” The doctor said calmly, “I’m trying to work here. Go back to your desk.” It … Continue reading

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Never Put Anyone on a Pedestal

I frequently hear from readers and acquaintances that I seem to be incredibly strong, in spite of the pain of my past. The trouble with viewing me as if I belong on a pedestal, is that I can tumble from … Continue reading

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