The Stress of the Holidays

Hardly anyone would claim to be a stranger to holiday stress. From money woes to holiday travel, traditions, and family tension, at some point everyone has struggled to make it to January. But the holidays can be a particularly tough time of year for anyone with a...

My Apologies

I have no excuses for not checking on my blog and for not adding new information.  The summer got away from me while I was not looking. I have now put it in my reminders so that my computer will slap me up side my head. You might ask – well what did you do?  And...

What is healing?

We are into the heat of the summer.  In Michigan it is amazing and wonderful.  It is a time to listen to the birds, watch the new born deer run across the lawn, sit on the porch and enjoy looking at the loon on the lake and taking in the light breezes when they come...

4th of July

The 4th of July is such a happy time for me!  My family comes to visit (Sandy, two of her grandson’s Josiah and Jacob and my mother.  The boys fished (Jacob caught 12 fish in three days as well as three turtles – sigh), looked for shells (found quite a...

Retreat is Over

We had a great team of people consisting of Caregivers and Therapists at our weekend retreat.  Well, it turned out to be more of a conference than a retreat.  The first day, Friday, we shared information from 9 am to 9 pm.  There was very little time to rest, only...

Sexual Trafficking

I am a member of Toastmasters (public speaking club). I recently gave a speech on Human Trafficking.   The following information is what I shared. I would like to talk to you about the fastest growing criminal activity in the world. This activity takes place in the...

My Sky Diving Fun??

For as long as I can remember I wanted to go sky diving.  I was given that opportunity in 1995 while serving in the United States Army.  On a particular Friday I attended an all day class to teach me everything I needed to know for a static line (deploys the main...

Life In Community

Sorry I have been so absent from my blog.  As the CARE Retreat is getting closer we have been very busy people.  I am getting excited to share what we have learned over the last 15 years of being in community with survivors and learning the healing process.  I will...

The two kinds of amnesia

I became acquainted with Svali’s material in the early 90’s and found it to be a very helpful resource for my work with survivors. Svali gave me permission to share her articles on my blog.  She has articles on her own blog which might be very interesting...

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