For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month I am sharing from my experiences in surviving abuse and some lessons I learned. After I began to learn to protect myself energetically, mentally and emotionally during the later years of my marriage I began to understand the very fact and degree that I had been abused. Realizing that … More The Beginnings of Healing
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This fifth post is about my awakening to being a victim of spousal abuse and violence. My purpose is to hopefully help and encourage someone else. The links to the previous blogposts are at the bottom of this page. There are triggers in this post that might upset … More I Saw the Light (Part 1)
We have heard about terrible things going on in the world: the destruction of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, shootings and deaths, suffering, anger, fear and other emotions that go with such horrors. Many of us are feeling useless right now, considering the tragedy laden news we hear everyday. Sometimes the pain and sadness in the … More Who Needs You?
When I was about 11-12 years old, I thought perfection was something I was supposed to pursue. I read in the Bible, “Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” That is a high goal to set. (I know some readers may not be Christians, please just read on and … More Who is Perfect?
Some of us grow up hating ourselves, criticizing ourselves for our mistakes, always trying to be perfect, never satisfied with ourselves. Then there are some who seem very confident and exhibit an air of satisfaction with themselves. Childhood Onward Our self view is a product of a multitude of factors. Beginning with our parents we learn … More Don’t Be So Critical of Yourself
I have had a long struggle with my self image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or … More Self Image Assessments