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Courageous Journeys ~ your journey of courageously stepping into wholeness

There isn't a name, phrase, or title that more accurately represents the process of embarking on one of the most vulnerable things someone can do than Courageous Journeys. Willingness to risk the vulnerability that resides in acknowledging past abuse and the struggles it creates is the pure embodiment of courage. When I decided to begin […]

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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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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 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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Fears & hurdles in therapy

In today's vlog I address some of the biggest concerns people tend to have when considering therapy, particularly for survivors of sexual abuse.  It certainly isn't inclusive of all the fears people have, just some of the most common. What fears did/do you have about starting therapy?  Can you relate to some of the ones […]

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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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