To Confront or Not to Confront When Talking Does no Good

Navajo Proverb: You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. In the March Article “The Unheard Invisible Child; Being Seen and Finding my Voice” here in Emerging from Broken, a commenter asked a very popular question.  Here is the query; “Now that I’ve found my voice, I have this strong desire to … Continue reading "To Confront or Not to Confront When Talking Does no Good"

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Overcoming that Nasty Self Blame from Dysfunctional Relationships

I was taught that I can change my thinking by practicing a new thought or belief over and over again, (positive affirmations or positive thinking) the truth was that until I found the original false belief and dispelled it, the original belief was there underneath whatever new thought I was trying to implement. Furthermore the original belief was still my default mode. So until I found the original belief, where it came from and what was untrue about it so that I could change it to the truth, I could not find the freedom and wholeness that I have now. All the “positive thinking” in the world did not change my “default mode”.

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Adult Victims of Child Abuse Still Need to be Heard

I found out that millions of people struggling with depression, addictions, post traumatic stress, self harm issues, dissociative identity disorder and many many other issues also struggle with this same confusion around the dysfunctional family system and the accepted protection and “respect” for the “authority” who is so often the perpetrator of abuse and emotional mistreatment instead of regard for the child victim

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Judgement, Stigma, Depression ~ Come from Somewhere

    I believe that depression comes from somewhere and that it starts somewhere. I don’t believe that I was born with it, or that I was born with something missing in me that would later determine that I would struggle with depression.  I don’t believe that my mother, who struggled with multiple depressions, passed … Continue reading "Judgement, Stigma, Depression ~ Come from Somewhere"

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Psychological Abuse is the Root of All Abuse ~ many years later

Hola! It is great to be home from my travels, although it was great to be there too.  In my last post I talked about re-wiring the belief system. This post continues with a snap shot of how it looks when I confront that belief system today. Even though this story stems from sexual abuse, … Continue reading "Psychological Abuse is the Root of All Abuse ~ many years later"

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