Flying Grounds Me

Something about flying makes me feel grounded, especially during take-off and landing, when the houses and vehicles are clearly visible. When we are above the clouds I feel small, but not in the same way as when I am at the seashore looking at the...

My Puppy has Lyme

She and I were diagnosed around the same time. Her little heart is taxed, her hair has fallen out in patches, she has had obvious pain. The dogs sleep in the basement, their comfy spots are interchangeable; in various states of cushion.When I have a...

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A Renewed Mind

Some people say that, if someone has suffered child sexual abuse, they are damaged for life, or it's a life sentence, or they have suffered irreparable harm.It may be true in one sense, but it denies the incredible capacity and potential that we have as...

Travel Light

I was busy tying up loose ends today and packing for another trip to share my story. As I packed, I listened to an old interview, recorded when I was struggling with severe migraines.The interviewer wanted me to tell how I made it in my...

Be Present

So many of us live outside of the moment, instead of in the moment. Child sexual abuse survivors are especially prone to this. Our God given protective devices that enable us to mentally check-out during abuse can carry over into every part of life. While...