People in Emotional Pain

 To heal pain you must step up to it, you must examine it, you must find its deepest truth. This will hurt…a lot! We must step into our own internal fire of Armageddon where all things are revealed. About them, about us. And then we must express it, re-interpret it, understand it, accept it, and then own…

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CARE

“The process of caring for somebody/something and providing what they need for their health or protection“ Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Oxford University Press 2000 Care is a verb and may I be blunt? Stop reading now if your answer is no! There are too many folk who give vocal credence to the notion of caring…

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There’s No Such Thing as Beyond Repair

Chapter One “All Parents Damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”  – ‘The five people you meet in Heaven’ Mitch Albom  “There is no such thing as beyond repair” -Leesa…

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Gather your wounded selves…and heal

There were three people. The conversation was fast, emotional and each spoke over the other when impassioned by what was said. Faces were pulled when interruptions occurred, which was about every ten seconds, voices raised to get across points, arms waved in disagreement, faces flushed… As I left one person walked me to my car.…

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Healing the Damaged Psyche

Four years ago, I wrote this article in response to a reader’s question. In that time, as I have since 1985, I read, I listened, I thought and I worked at assisting all sorts of folks with a multitude of abilities and disabilities and traumatic pasts. My understanding has grown. I stand by my initial…

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To All Whose Mothers Abused Them

 Your mother didn’t abuse you because you are you She abused you despite you being you For if she’d been able to know you She never would have abused you She would have seen the blessing before her Instead of the pain behind her  She would have seen the love in your eyes Instead of…

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