Change the Language to Change the Conversation–The Power of Speech

The words we use to describe ourselves have a huge impact on how we are treated. If we call ourselves by a term that means something negative, we will inevitably be treated in a negative fashion.   There are terms used to describe those of us who live with mental health conditions. However, those words, [...]

Being an Invisible Child

I am facing my forty-year graduating class anniversary dinner in August. Such an event usually causes people to look forward to speaking with and seeing the people with which you went to school.   For me the prospect brings back memories and emotions that are not lovely.   I can remember moving to Illinois from [...]

Important Facts About Childhood Trauma

 

Do You Understand the Difference?

Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?

Trauma and the Brain

An important work by Dr. Bessell van der Kulk

Rising from the Flames: My Story

I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.

Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Men who were sexually abused as children, a helpful publication.

Who Will Speak for the Children?

***Trigger Warning*** For a highly emotionally charged post.

Only Honesty Can Save Humanity

Humanity stands deeply divided. Truthfulness may be our only hope to survive as a species.

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.