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Our Blog Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore magna sit voluptatem aliqua. Fear to Faith by constance4171 | Jun 2, 2019 | Blog 1 Last night I attended the Kronos Festival 2019, and it got me thinking...
Exceptionalism and Shame

Exceptionalism and Shame

 It alIt alsoI’m writing this on Memorial Day. This day isn’t just about honoring those who died serving our country. It isn’t just about bbq and camping. It’s about shame. I know that is a leap, so let me explain.  Since I wrote last week about my illegal abortion,...
My self-worth was aborted “legally”

My self-worth was aborted “legally”

My self-worth was aborted “legally” long before I was in need of an illegal abortion. My sense of lovability was aborted when I was born a female, and not male like my Dad wanted. My innocence was aborted when, at 4, my Mom curled my blond hair in ringlets and wrapped...
If every day were Mother’s Day…

If every day were Mother’s Day…

If everyday was Mother’s Day, perhaps there wouldn’t be so many people with conflicted feelings about the holiday. On Facebook today, I read posts from adopted daughters looking for a moment of peace. I’ve read posts from a daughter whose mother did not protect her,...
How I got empowered from turnips

How I got empowered from turnips

When we put aside our preconceived ideas and prejudices, something delightful can emerge. What emerges is always our Self and our empowerment. Tonight it was a dinner. Seven years ago, it was a new relationship with myself. Tonight I had a really tasty and satisfying...
The Trail Mix Famine

The Trail Mix Famine

Yesterday, I found myself at the food table, scarfing down trail mix like this was the last bowl of trail mix on earth. I knew at the time I was eating emotionally and didn’t stop. When I got home, I asked myself what triggered this emotional eating, and what was...
Deep Hope

Deep Hope

No matter how much money, time and effort we put towards the issue, domestic violence may never go away or decrease in amount. Certainly not in my lifetime. When I started the work years ago, my hope was to be out of a job in ten years. Fifty years later, the issue...
Expectations Equal Future Resentments

Expectations Equal Future Resentments

Expectations are simply future resentments. When the expectation is of self, it becomes a consistent self-judgment. What is an Expectation? An expectation is an unspoken, unexamined and unacknowledged requirement you hold of yourself or of another person. When you or...
7 Steps Dealing Uncertainty

7 Steps Dealing Uncertainty

We all have to deal with uncertainty. Benjamin Franklin quipped, after signing the United States Constitution in 1789 that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain,...
Forgiveness = Freedom

Forgiveness = Freedom

My dad was complex. When he was angry, the timber in his voice rattled my bones.  When he wanted to be alone, he had a way of ignoring me that left me feeling invisible. He suffered from narcolepsy and fell asleep in his chair every night reading his Shane Grey novel....