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Mom's Dead. Not Sure if Anyone Told You.

Photo credit: Revel Recovery

I saw the words in the title of this post captioning a Facebook post for ‘She Recovers‘ recently.  The words — the level of mother-child estrangement in them — made me catch my breath.  917 more words

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We Must Love Ourselves Fiercely

“Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.”

–  Rudy Francisco

With thanks to Laura McKowen (facebook) and… 9 more words

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Amanda Lindhout: When One of Us Heals, All of Us Can Heal

Photo: Amanda Lindhout; File: portraitofAmandaLindhoutbyStevenCarty.jpg

I stumbled upon an article in The Huffington Post about Amanda Lindhout recently, that gave me pause and made me think. 922 more words

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We are Brave

photo credit: the author

We, those who choose to heal, to break the patterns of our past, of our parents and their parents before them, are brave.  14 more words

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Molested childhood

Well, someone once wrote that I am not to blame for something that happened to me as a child. I was four, young, talkative and jumpy creature. 854 more words

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"Self" Expression and Unlosing the Self

Illustration: bravegirlsclub.com

I’m drawn to this illustration today because I’m feeling the need to express my self.  “Self” as a separate word, not “myself,” and in quotation marks to denote the critical importance of the self, to help that word, that concept be unlost. 259 more words

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