Hold My Tea, I’ve Got This

Hold My Tea, I’ve Got This

So Much Pain There are so many people in the world in pain. I am referring to the psychological pain that so many people carry with them. They (me included) are the walking wounded. If my emotional wounds were to appear on the outside of my body suddenly, it would be...
The (Dys)-Functionality of Family

The (Dys)-Functionality of Family

I thought I knew I was working on a blog post about how much of a cycle-breaking badass I am. And then, during my research of cycle breaking (primarily around dysfunctional families), I got a bit of a reality kick in the ass, if you will. My family is DYSFUNCTIONAL. I...
The (Family) Ties that Bind

The (Family) Ties that Bind

Break Ties I was thirty-six years old when I stopped talking with my mother. That was ten years ago. And I have not spoken to her since. Are you surprised that I recently decided to stop communication and remove her from my life? If you are thinking yes, yeah,...
Verbal Abuse: Foundation for C-PTSD

Verbal Abuse: Foundation for C-PTSD

Verbal Abuse & C-PTSD “You’re a slut.” “I don’t know you bother coming back here.” “You are a disgusting, horrible person.” “You make me sick.” “I don’t know why you even bother coming home.” “I wish you would die. Do us all a favor.” The barrage of verbal abuse...
Find Your Truth, Find Your WHY

Find Your Truth, Find Your WHY

In the Unlikeliest of Places That one question stopped me in my tracks. I read and re-read that question so many times it is burned in my mind. There I was bebopping through the book, The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. I had read that book so many, many...
The Most Powerful

The Most Powerful

What did you envision when you read that blog title? Were you thinking of a person, a place, an item? Combination thereof? We tend to think of powerful things like actions taken or tools used, usually wielded by a person. That action or tool also makes that person...
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