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When Mother's Day Is Complicated

Mother is supposed to hold the womb that gives life. Mother is supposed to be the fountain of unconditional love and support. And our safe place to fall. 1,596 more words


No Matter What You Faced in Your Childhood, God Has a Plan

I remember the chill I felt down my right arm as I wrote this monologue, “The Counselor”. As my fingers raced to type the words of a story about a young woman who takes the power back from her childhood abuser of ten years, I instantly knew that God would use this piece as a way for others to heal. 185 more words



One of the things I remember complaining about when I was a child, were things not being fair. “That’s not fair!” I’d cry out to my mother. 1,188 more words


Reaching Higher

Photo credit: Rebel Recovery;  Quote credit:  Zedd – True Colors

Stars fall at my feet,
keep me grounded
as I reach
higher than I see.
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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


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


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