Category Archives: Overcoming

Bring it!

“Bring back the sun.” said the security guard at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. I smiled and said, “I will!” I was off to Arizona and when you live in Michigan, (otherwise known as the frozen tundra) any trip to warmer weather brings an envious response from those left behind. Winters are long and brutal—we hunger for the sunshine. My smile lingered … Continue Reading ››

How to Stop Brain Gossip

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 ››

The Road to Freedom and Peace

This week I welcome Guest Blogger, Gail Mulczynski.   DSC_0027-Roadtofreedomandpeace 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 ››

The Power Of Understanding

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.

6 Ways to Help The Hurting by Shelly Beach

Screenshot 2015-05-01 11.53.25My Guest Blogger today is Shelly Beach. She is my dear friend, co-survivor, and my wonderful mentor. Welcome Shelly! https://shellybeachonline.wordpress.com ***** 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 ››