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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

Welcome to this limited series to help bring conversations around sexual abuse and assault into the open. Together, we can end the shame, stigma, and isolation for Survivors. I welcome your thoughts, experiences, and anything else you'd like to share. Comment below. Welcome and introduction to this series + a call to action Episode 1 […]

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No hiding here

“I know I can’t hide with you”… When I heard that there was a quick moment of remembrance from several years ago when I felt “wrong” when being told I was deep. That people may feel intimidated and therefore choose to engage with others instead, engaging in lighter things. As a result, there have been […]

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Minimizing was no longer an option

*Personal share of sexual abuse/assault. May be triggering. While searching for a partially used journal (instead of buying another one that will likely only be partially used 😉 ) I came across my journal from when I first began my healing process. I didn’t remember having it and am a bit surprised I kept it. […]

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The beginning of the rest of my life

As I go for my morning walk around this lake with such beautiful mountain views and what was once the world’s tallest fountain, in a state so far from where I grew up, I find myself wondering… “How did I get here? This is definitely not a life I could have ever imagined living”. I […]

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Connecting to our inherent happiness

How often have you said to yourself "when this or that thing happens, I'll be happy" or maybe "I'll never be happy because of this or that thing"? My first memory was around the age of 5 when I thought "when my biological parents come for me I'll be happy". (Of course, nobody was coming […]

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The Connection Between Wounding, Empathy, and Being an Empath

A while ago I was reading a book on the art of Reiki (The Art of Psychic Reiki by Lisa Campion). As a relatively new Reiki practitioner I continue to learn and practice to better understand this new (for me) way of healing. Early in the book it talks about empathy and developing your intuition. […]

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When the struggle to continue healing feels harder than healing itself

The struggle to stay committed to healing is sometimes harder than the healing itself. The fear of not making it to the other side, that all the effort is for nothing; working through grief and shame, knowing it felt much better to numb or deny; the fear of losing relationships as you get healthy and […]

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Choosing the Courageous Path

It’s natural to move away from vulnerability.  We often equate being vulnerable with being weak. No one wants to feel or be perceived as weak. The belief is being weak or perceived as weak means we are more likely to be hurt. We have a natural instinct to do everything in our power to maintain […]

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Believing in hope when it all feels hopeless

I read the headline and thought there was no way it could be true. My heart sank at the thought it might be. As I read the story and my heart continued to sink further, I kept in mind how many things on social media are not necessarily true. So, I did some searching.  On […]

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