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Broken Pieces

So, today I am here at home, lying in bed in total pain, just feeling sorry for myself , and yes - feeling a bit lonely cause there is no one to care for me. But this is a choice that I made – a choice to be single - to be alone. At this moment, I feel as if I am...

Broken Dreams

Step Out of The Ashes When you have been sexually assaulted, a wound - opens. It is deep, dark, it is terrible. It affects you mentally, spiritually and emotionally. During the 1980s, the topic of childhood sexual abuse reached a zenith in the media, and we all heard...

Help Needed!

Can You Take Some Time to Help This Child? Everyone has felt some shame at some point in their life. Shame causes us to feel different, to feel judged. The wound of sexual abuse intensifies this shame and we begin to wonder if something is wrong with us. It can make...

You Are Enough!

Do you remember that time the teacher embarrassed you in front of the whole class? Or when you fell down in that race you were running or even when you placed last in the race? Or when your parents/family told that really awful story about you? How did you feel? Quite...

Gratitude Is A Must

I am so happy and grateful for the life energy that flows through me today. Practicing gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for many years. Research supports the effectiveness of expressions of gratitude in better physical, mental and emotional...

Suicide

How many deaths will it take? Suicide has been described by some as an epidemic. It is silent. No one knows you are dying until you’re gone. And yet, there are so many signs that you are crying out for help. According to The World Health Organization approximately 1...

Say No

Have you heard about the ‘Terrible Twos’? This is the time when a child becomes defiant, throws lots of tantrums and wants their own way. Parents begin to clamp down on the child’s behaviour and instead of the child hearing, “that’s so...

Trust – A Balancing Act

Trust - A Balancing Act “Suspicion is your birthright.” (Miller, 2020) As I work with children and adults who have been abused, I wonder how it feels to have suspicion as your birthright, your normal go to mentality. I was a panelist for a church youth discussion on...

Remember When

You’re all grown up now which probably means that you no longer think like a little kid. But did you know that listening to your inner child may be the key to releasing your fear and frustration? What! You don’t believe me? Well, most of your key opinions and desires...

Anger

Anger … that emotion that more than any seems to get a bad rap. Why are we so emotional about anger anyway? Anger is a very common feeling. I espouse that it is also a very healthy feeling. Anger can be evoked by a variety of circumstance and of course in a variety of...

Live in Wonder

I picked up my friend Suzanne from the Montego Bay airport, Jamaica, in February. She came out, stood in the sun, and just spun around with her head raised to the sky, her hands lifted in joy. And in that the moment, the true essence of her humanity, her love and...

What Is Your Passion?

Have you ever thought back to your childhood dreams and wild imaginations and wonder how did you go from that to the job/life you have today? What are the things you dream of today? If I took a guess and said one would be for time out for yourself, would I be right?...

3 Great Reminders of Your Awesomeness

So, your boss, colleague, friend, family or worse junior staff member or child just criticized you and you’ve begun to spiral from annoyance and rage into self- criticism. STOP! Validate Yourself No one can make you feel bad ... or good for that matter. You need to...

First Steps

Recovering from trauma can be long and labourious. When trauma is not resolved, the body keeps score. The stress hormones that were released during the event to protect you keep circulating. The result is that you keep on replaying the same emotional responses of...

You Are Awesome

I just wanted to drop in and remind you,You Are Awesome!!!You keep on doing good, even when you are hurting. You make such a positive impact on your friends, colleagues, peers.The ones you love.You were kind to that stranger when no one saw.You brushed away that tear,...

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