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Defying The Grooming: Showing Up As A Rebel of Presence

Throughout our lives, we get groomed to be acceptable to others: our parents, our teachers, employers and society at large. For those with lived experience with grief, mental health challenges, chronic disease or abuse, the stakes are even higher.  We … Continue reading

3 LESSONS FROM A HEALTH CRISIS

  I have long believed that struggle teaches us things – that when we are broken and vulnerable, that is when we are more receptive to hearing our soul’s voice. So it has been with me over the past several … 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

Bruised, Not Broken A Survival Story TRIGGER ALERT

Bruised, Not Broken – A Survival Story   My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me.  I am the face of abuse and recovery.  I have survived child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.  I … 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

Journey to the Joy Road

Journey To The Joy Road I took a walk along a lonely path paved with hurts of old, Shadows dark and wind so cold blew through the trees so stark The light was dim, although it shone upon my heart … Continue reading

Breathing Lessons

Not so long ago, I needed to learn how to breathe.  What?!?  What self-respecting person doesn’t know how to breathe?  Well, I have learned that there is breath and there is breathing.  Think of all the ways in which we … Continue reading

International Women’s Day 2013

Today is International Women’s Day.  What do you, as a woman, need in this world?  What will you, as a woman, give the world?  Will you offer acceptance of another woman rather than petty jealousy?  Will you make a difference … Continue reading

You Have A Fan!!

Magnificent One, I’ve been watching you over the past few years and I am enchanted by your beauty, grace under fire, intelligence, kindness and creativity. Your light shines brighter than the stars and touches everyone you meet.  The way you … Continue reading

The Value of Starting Over

It is the beginning of a new year and often new goals and dreams launched, mistakes assessed and a changing of course often occurs.  Maybe you sit down to write a resolution:  I will leave the carbs alone, I will … Continue reading