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Celebrate Single Dads, Too!

I’m excited that Alicia has asked me to write a post about being a single dad in honor of National Single Parent Day. For me, the most...

Healing Process

I didn’t know that when you are in the process of healing, it hurts. It’s painful. It could be horrible, and that’s why I unconsciously...

The Sound of Trauma

I was at the gym this morning. And again. That sound made me stop. My body stiffened. Every muscle tensed. My stomach shrunk. Nausea....

Inner Tool Box

I believe that everybody comes to this world with an Inner Tool Box. It is unique. Your personal brand. Only yours. It is somewhere...

I'm A Tree

Looking up. Rising. Even when my eyes burned. Reaching with my arms. Every. Single. Being. To protect. And embrace. Laughing and crying...

I am more than Enough

I come from the land of “not enough.” Nothing. Nada. Was. Enough. Ever. It didn’t matter how much I tried to be the best student, the...

Love Being True To Yourself

Being a survivor of domestic violence. Divorced. Exhausted by a lifetime of having toxic and abusive relationships, looking for love at...

Guilt

Abusers have the “seeds of guilt” that they plant in their victim’s brain. Guilt becomes part of their bloodstream. A parasite in their...

The Queen

My dream came true. My grandmother finally made me the custom of my dreams that year. I was a queen. When I was a small girl I daydreamed...