The Healing Power of Thankfulness

We can use our past to propel us into a bright future. It all begins with gratitude.

The “Yes” Movement

It is time for us to open a dialogue about female sexual predation. Just say "Yes", and start a movement that will hopefully end this tragedy.

How Should We Celebrate Our Veteran Heroes

We should honor our veterans and their families, not just one day, but 365 days a year. We should honor them with not just our words, but with our everything.

The Wonderful Effect of Openness and Honesty

The world desperately needs more people who will not hide, but be open and honest about their values. This article is a challenge to everyone out there who has found themselves too politically correct.

I Seriously Need Some Help!

  Self-publishing is hard. I know because I have done it. I have self-published with createspace.com and kdp.com. Both are wonderful sites, offering quality publishing for no cost. If you can afford it, they also offer help in formatting, editing and promoting of your work. Unfortunately, I cannot afford these costs, which comes to the [...]

Wonderful Video About Life

Life. What can we say we have learned? Watch this video as Anne Lamott challenges us all to consider this question.

Women Sexual Abusers of Children The Silent Crisis

One of the hardest realities our society faces, the fact that women sexually molest children, makes us shudder.

It Hasn’t Been Wasted Time

Our decisions that we make in our lives can make or break us. However, we shouldn't spend our time worrying about time wasted.

Taking Responsibility for Our Actions: Grasping Some of the Hardest Concepts in Life

Taking responsibility for our lives isn't easy, but it is necessary to live a happy and well-adjusted life.

Facing Triggers and Fear Head-On

Triggers and the fear they bring can be overcome, but only if one faces them head-on.

Making Halloween Just a Day on the Calendar After SRA

I understand that many people who were harmed as children in ritual abuse, find Halloween a very hard day. Facing what happened on a day to day basis is hard enough, but a high day such as Halloween conjures memories that can be overwhelming. I Propose A New Way of Thinking I am proposing a [...]

Beyond Beds The Vital Role of a Full Continuum of Psychiatric Care

I received an email this evening from SAMHSA, (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) announcing the following report had finally come out today from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. The piece encompasses the first in a ten-part series on the inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity in the United States. SAMHSA had [...]

POLICE OFFICERS AND THOSE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

Police officers are trained to be authority figures, but these tactics often do not work on a person who is mentally compromised. What follows can be disastrous, not just for the mentally ill person, but for the police officer as well.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It is 2017, and we as a nation still have a silent epidemic that we don't want to talk about. Domestic Violence. I can't tell you how sad it makes me to have to post this page. You would think with all our advancements, and all our knowledge, we would have moved past this horrendous [...]

It Isn’t Over, Until It’s Over

I've spent several of the past few years contemplating my life and the future, and I've come to one very important conclusion. Life isn't over, until it's over. While this simple phrase may not sound like much to some, to we who have survived severe trauma in childhood, it is a revelation. We were held [...]