The Healing Power of Thankfulness

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

A Fun Thanksgiving Page

I've been writing some pretty harsh stuff lately, and I wanted to send out a fun page for Thanksgiving. Soooo, here you are! Enjoy! Why can't you take a turkey to church? They use FOWL language. Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive? It had 24 carrots. What happened when the turkey got into a [...]

The Search for Happiness

We humans spend our lives looking for happiness on the other side of the fence, what if is right in front of us and we won't see it?

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.

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 [...]

Three Basic Choices All Humans Face in Life

We all have three basic choices in life, give up, give in, or give it all you've got.

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 [...]

Some Autumn Humor!

Despite global warming, the temperatures here in central Illinois are finally beginning to chill. It's raining as I sit writing this piece, and a chilly wind is blowing. I thought it would be a good morning to celebrate autumn by posting some jokes and funny gifs. Try not to boo too loudly, okay? Enjoy! Q: [...]

International Association of Peer Supporters Day

The power of peer support cannot be expressed in simple terms. Who better to aid a person who is severe mental pain than someone who has been there themselves. Peer supporter is a growing field, enabling many who have achieved success in dealing with their own emotional disorders to offer a hand up to those [...]

Embracing Change

Change is a part of life none of us can escape. From the day we are born until the day we die, we will face changes in our lives. Some of these transformations will be ones we will easily embrace, others not so much. To be terrified of change is to be afraid to live. [...]

In Case You Missed It!

Below you'll find a picture of the key concepts learned from the Who Moved My Cheese Video I posted the other day. What lessons!! If you haven't watched it yet, you really should take a few minutes and do so. It is marvelous!    

Escaping from the Cage of Childhood Trauma

I’ve spent a lot of time trapped in my own morass of emotions. True, the traumatic things that happened in my childhood first put me in the quagmire of self-pity and fear I have lived in, but later in life I chose of my own volition to remain there. As an adult, I found myself [...]

A Video With a Whopper of a Message!!

I watched a video today that was in awe. It covers so many topics! Change is inevitable. If you keep doing the same thing over-and-over again expecting a different result, you’ll never experience success! Fear of the unknown can paralyze you! Facing your fears and doing what you are afraid of anyway feel really freaking [...]