Category Archives: perseverance

Unheard Scream: Medical Staff Ignorance of Trauma Costs Lives

“Beware out of the ash I rise. I embody the power of courage, the endurance of strength and the beauty of survival. I am an agent of change in a state of greater becoming”. The abuse that a survivor has … Continue reading

The Power of One – The Gifts We Give Each Other

Each of us, if we are fortunate, crosses paths with someone who holds up a mirror for us to see our true selves – magnificent and whole. The One holds in their hands our rawness, fear and pain. The One … Continue reading

The World We Create – New! Painting in Progress

What lies within you?  Fire? Water? An alternate universe?  The sea?  So much lies within:  heart, soul, mind, emotion, nerves, breath and love. This painting seeks to encapsulate through line and color what lies within. Painting is a new creative … Continue reading

Just Drunk Talk: Surviving & Thriving After Domestic Violence

Recently, I decided to lend my voice to the efforts to curb domestic violence.  The choice to tell my TRUTH, not my “story” (as though you or I lived fiction) in a public forum versus merely in conversation with friends … Continue reading

Guest Post: When Abuse is Normal, Normal is Abuse by Jenny Griffin

Today, I am honored and blessed to share this piece by Jenny Griffin with each of you.  Jenny is the Catharsis Coach and she makes some very important points about “normal” when one has been abused.  Without any further ado, … Continue reading

Naked Truth Telling

*TRIGGER WARNING – rape and violence are referenced in both videos.*   Friday evening I had the honor of live reading two of my poems at the biennial Native Omaha Days celebration.  There is something very vulnerable about standing and … Continue reading

8 Lessons Learned From My First Ever Camping Trip

Ahhhhhh. . .camping.  The great outdoors, s’mores over the camp fire, sleeping in a tent under the stars.  So romantic – until it isn’t.  This past weekend the hubber aka David, a traveling partner and I embarked on a trip.  … Continue reading

The “Just Wars” AKA The 4 Top Killers of Personal Growth

Is there such a thing as a “just war”?  A right war? A moral war?  A needed war?  There are some who would argue YES.  What about the war inside?  The war of the mind that affects your  heart light … Continue reading

A Gift For You! Open It – You’ll Never Be The Same

Beloved, The fact that you are still here and still being a Phoenix rising shows that you DO value yourself. It takes courage to face challenges, survive and to want to make a change. Maybe you don’t value yourself as … Continue reading

Poverty. . .Is It All In Your Mind?

It has been said that he who is grateful never knows poverty.  Yet we often think we are poor – financially, spiritual, socially, on an educational level or in terms of skills.  We think we don’t have the tools we … Continue reading