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Connecting with your truth... with your soul's essence

When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror? I’m amazed at what I noticed the last time I did… when did THAT happen?? (I’ll share in a moment 😉 ) I’m not talking about a quick glance. Nor as an opportunity to remind yourself of all the things you dislike. But […]

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Finding yourself in the comparison trap

Originally written for and shared on Huffington PostI don’t know about you, but when I spend time around peers I can find myself in a comparison downward spiral. I just came from an amazing 4 days of connecting with some incredible women. A confidence building, inspiring, find your inner badass kind of weekend. So why […]

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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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More on acceptance & healing sexual abuse

After receiving a lot of feedback on my last video on the importance of acceptance in healing, I thought a little clarification might be helpful 😉 .  I'd love to know what you think.  How do you feel when you think about "accepting" the significance, the impact?

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First step in healing sexual abuse

Today’s vlog is about the first step in healing sexual abuse.  However, it’s important to keep in mind that healing is not a linear process. Healing cannot happen without acknowledgement, validation, and acceptance. If you’ve been following CJ for a while, you know I took time off from providing in-person therapy.  Many of you have asked […]

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Speaking your truth

I sat down to do this post and found it difficult to put on paper what I had floating through my mind.  It just seemed better  easier to talk about it. I’ve thought about doing a video a few times since I’ve been in Florida and there has been something holding me back.  I’m not […]

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A letter to an abuser

The following letter was shared with me by a courageous survivor.  Her decision to share with all of you is with the hope you will find connection and inspiration.  Just the act of writing a letter to an abuser can be incredibly healing.  You don't even have to send it.  Making the decision to confront […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2013

Why doesn’t she leave?  I would never let someone treat me that way!  What is wrong with her?  She deserves what she gets if she stays.  She must like it. These are just a few of the most common questions and statements made when hearing about a domestic violence situation. However, when someone makes these […]

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The Road to Courageous Journeys ~ part 2

This is part 2 of my journey to Courageous Journeys.  If you missed part 1, you can find it here. I left off last time at the age of 16, pregnant, a high school dropout, and a newlywed.  Just looking at that sentence….it’s almost as if I’m writing about someone else’s story. High school was…..interesting.  […]

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