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Believing in your ability to heal

Happy New Year!  This year @ Courageous Journeys it’s all about letting go and opening to possibilities.  Today’s video is about recognizing the incredible strength, resilience, and determination already within you…helping you believe in your power to get through the difficulty of healing…or anything else life might throw your way. I’d love to hear your […]

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Tips for getting through the holiday season

There are so many people who struggle this time of year.  If this is not the "happiest time of year" for you, you are not alone!  I share some tips and ideas to help navigate the season.  Wishing you peace this holiday season.

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Staying Connected ~ a quick note

First, I want to say thank you.  Thank you for your willingness to to reach out to me in whatever way you do. It is incredible to hear from so many of you all over the world who are able to connect with what I share; whether information about sexual abuse, mental health, or my […]

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Alecia's Story ~ #whyIstayed

As Domestic Violence Awarness Month comes to a close, this is the last story I am sharing of the courageous women who dared to use their voice and speak their thruth about living and staying in abusive relationbships. Today I share Alecia's story.  Her story is an example of how domestic violence happens in the […]

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Elaine's Story ~ #whyIstayed

Today I share Elaine's story.  Her story is an example of abuse comimg in many  forms.  Again, I ask you notice any compassion or judgements you find yourself experiencing.  And, to practice self-care. Growing up I honestly thought that I would be single for my whole life and that I would never have any children. […]

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Pami's Story ~ #whyIstayed

Today I share Pami's story.  While there are often many similarities in the stories of our lives, there are some differences too.  Take from it what you find yourself connecting with and be aware of any judgements you may find.  As a defense, judgement often shows up when something within is triggered.  This is certainly an […]

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DV Awareness Month ~ My story of #WhyIStayed

It’s October, which means it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  As I mentioned in the previous blog (you can find all the info here), this month I hope to share stories from people who have been in abusive relationships about why they stayed in the relationship (which, btw, most of us stay for at least some […]

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DV Awareness Month 2014 #WhyIStayed

As most of you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  There has been a lot of discussion in the last several weeks due to the video of a professional football player hitting his wife and knocking her out.  On a side note, isn’t it interesting that the only way DV becomes a topic for […]

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Setbacks in therapy

Today’s vlog is a result of a question emailed to me (thanks! ;)).  Anyone who has worked with me knows I don’t consider setbacks a bad thing, or even consider them setbacks.  And they are certainly not evidence of your ability to heal/change. Let me know what you think.  What questions does this topic bring […]

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