How do you handle the negative story your mind is telling you?
The carnal command center of our brain often whispers juicy tidbits about others and ourselves. Unfortunately, those negative nuggets usually come from the enemy or our own selfish nature.
How do we strike them down? Or do we listen to the story and add other embellishments, then take it as … Continue Reading ››
This week I welcome Guest Blogger, Gail Mulczynski.
JOY: AWARENESS AND EXPERIENCES OF JOY AS A SURVIVOR OF ABUSE AND/OR TORTURE
There is a street musician, a drummer, in my city who brings joy to my heart and others. This performer wears an African mask and a costume as he drums. I have witness … Continue Reading ››
Private pain creates an isolation and loneliness that’s difficult to describe much less endure. It lingers, hovering like an oppressive cloud just over our heads, making life lack-luster and bland. The power of Understanding breaks that oppression.
My Guest Blogger today is Shelly Beach. She is my dear friend, co-survivor, and my wonderful mentor. Welcome Shelly!
Most of us want to help friends who are suffering and grieving. The problem is, we often struggle to know what to say or do. And so we say things that … Continue Reading ››
April is national sexual assault awareness month
by Dawn Scott Jones
I wish I had a different story. I wish it wasn’t one of horrific pain that left my life in a pile of ashes, filled with shame and sorrow. But I don’t have a different story.
What I do have, however, is the power to decide how my story … Continue Reading ››