Getting Unstuck on the Journey to Emotional Healing~ The Discussion

  If you have not already downloaded my complimentary Guide to Getting Unstuck on the Journey to Emotional Healing, please grab a copy of it now! There is a box in the right hand side bar here>>> just fill in your first name (or any name you wish to use) and your primary email address … Continue reading "Getting Unstuck on the Journey to Emotional Healing~ The Discussion"

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Is Trust Mandatory in Healthy Relationship? The True definition of Trust

One of the biggest stick points on the journey to emotional healing has to do with the subject of TRUST. Somewhere along the way I came to believe that I had to trust people until they were proven untrustworthy. That is a false understanding of trust. It was through understanding how I learned the meaning of … Continue reading "Is Trust Mandatory in Healthy Relationship? The True definition of Trust"

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How I believed it was UP TO ME to Fix Problems in Relationships

I used to have a pattern (like a default way of responding) where I would give a lot more attention to the people who ‘fought me’ and told me I was wrong, compared to the way that I responded to people who agreed with me and validated my thoughts. I noticed that I actually tried … Continue reading "How I believed it was UP TO ME to Fix Problems in Relationships"

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My Reckoning Journey on the path to Forgiving my Parents by Pam Witzemann

Part 2 continues in this 2 part guest article by Pam Witzemann. Please read part 1 “The Process of Forgiving…” for additional information and helpful context. My Reckoning Journey on the path to Forgiving my Parents by Pam Witzemann Being able to forgive my parents for abusing me, as a child, came at the conclusion … Continue reading "My Reckoning Journey on the path to Forgiving my Parents by Pam Witzemann"

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The Opposite of a Dysfunctional Family System ~ a glimpse of hope

  The other night we had a birthday dinner for our oldest son. All of our kids were home as well as a few of their friends. The conversation was lively, everyone was included, there was laughter, jokes, intellectual conversation about the chemistry my son studies and the neuroscience my oldest daughter studies.  All kinds … Continue reading "The Opposite of a Dysfunctional Family System ~ a glimpse of hope"

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Breaking Through the Fear of Speaking About Child Abuse by Kylie Devi

I am pleased to welcome Kylie Devi back to Emerging from Broken. In January of 2012, Kylie wrote a guest post about having been sexually abused as a child and how much trouble she had getting professional help dealing with it. There were some unforeseen results due to her sharing this information however and this … Continue reading "Breaking Through the Fear of Speaking About Child Abuse by Kylie Devi"

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When Acceptance is NOT the Answer

Recently there was a discussion about “Acceptance” here in the Emerging from Broken website. People were expressing difficulty with having been constantly told to “accept others” for the way they are.  This directive always seems to be issued when someone is expressing difficulties with having been devalued, discounted and mistreated.  I have come to realize … Continue reading "When Acceptance is NOT the Answer"

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A Poem about Self Love, Self Talk and Reconnection with Self by Karenina

I have had great responses in the past when I have shared poetry! This poem was sent to me from Karenina in response to my article about “self talk and self care”.  While reading this poem it really helped me to understand and to keep in mind that Karenina is speaking to herself. Her older … Continue reading "A Poem about Self Love, Self Talk and Reconnection with Self by Karenina"

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