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Healing The Past

Donald Trump, NBC, Miss Universe and the Women Of The Rape Trees

Donald Trump, NBC, Miss Universe and the Women Of The Rape Trees

I have a challenge to NBC, the Press and anyone getting inflamed about whatever you feel Donald Trump did or did not say. My challenge is this – Turn this into an opportunity to actually Come Together and DO something. What would happen if we all stopped allowing ourselves to be divided, and instead, did […]

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The Rape of Medusa, and Why That’s Relevant Today

The Rape of Medusa, and Why That’s Relevant Today

Did you know that according to greek mythology, Medusa was not always the hideous snake wielding, stone-turning monster we all learned about in school? She started out as a beautiful, youthful priestess (the highest honor a woman could have at the time) in the temple of Athena.

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Releasing Trauma – Healing From Rape / Sexual Assault

Releasing Trauma – Healing From Rape / Sexual Assault

In previous posts, I have referenced that I experienced multiple experiences of sexual trauma in my past. The details are not important – I am …

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Take Back The Night – Rape Victim No More

Take Back The Night – Rape Victim No More

A neighbor told me that a woman was out jogging less than a mile away and was attacked by a man. So now I’m sitting here, in my house not wanting to go outside.

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The Mirror – Dating & Self Reflection

The Mirror – Dating & Self Reflection

Whenever I start a new relationship I see how that person sees me. This time I realized an abusive relationship in my past wasn’t quite behind me.

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Healing from Rape – The Light At The End of The Tunnel

Healing from Rape – The Light At The End of The Tunnel

What happened in our past does not need to be part of our shadow. After I was raped a therapist told me I’d never get over it. I want to tell you that is crap.

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The Lurking Shadows of Sexual Assault/ Molestation Continued

The Lurking Shadows of Sexual Assault/ Molestation Continued

The thing about childhood molestation is, we were young & for our sanity’s sake blocked out memories. The downside is those suckers can pop up at unwanted times.

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What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

I have this question: “What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” posted above my desk.  It’s a question I ask myself a often if I think I am hesitating in life. So I thought I had this one pretty much licked. But imagine my surprise when I realized today that – no I don’t. […]

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Clearing the Distant Past: Do 400 Years of Witch Hunts Still Impact Us Now??

Clearing the Distant Past: Do 400 Years of Witch Hunts Still Impact Us Now??

This post may be too esoteric for most – but I thought I’d post it anyway – just in case it wasn’t.  In the past few months I have gotten into discussions online which have lead me to read parts of The Hammer of Witches – the main guidebook to “detecting” women who were deemed […]

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Watching a Friend Stick With An Abusive Relationship

Watching a Friend Stick With An Abusive Relationship

I decided to catch up on some of my Guilty Pleasure TV, so I had on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  Watching Taylor go at Camille was heartbreaking. I felt for both Camille and Taylor.  Because I’ve been in both of their shoes.

I’ve been the one in a relationship afraid for my life. And I’ve been the friend, trying to support my girlfriend when in an abusive relationship, baffled that even after admitting it is abusive, she stays.  Both sides are heartbreaking.

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