Are You Exhausted from Trying to Be Stronger than You Feel?

I saw a quote that said, “I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.” And it really hit me; we live in a world that teaches things like “fake it till you make it” and “love heals all wounds” but the truth is that those lovely little phrases didn’t work for me. Pretending … Continue reading "Are You Exhausted from Trying to Be Stronger than You Feel?"

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The Day I got Tired of Being the Last Person that Mattered

Abusers will point at minor issues going down trails leading nowhere designed to confuse the situation in order to discredit you along the way enabling them to be right and to defend their actions and position of power and entitlement.” Darlene Ouimet The final straw is rarely the biggest issue and although the issue that … Continue reading "The Day I got Tired of Being the Last Person that Mattered"

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Explaining Parental Entitlement Beliefs in Dysfunctional Families

“In the minds of my parents, they are the victims; I am the abuser.” Christina Enevoldsen I began writing this blog post a few years ago inspired by the blog post on the Overcoming Sexual Abuse website “Exposing the Incest Family Secrets”. In this article Christina Enevoldsen shares about how her mother’s dismissive treatment of her … Continue reading "Explaining Parental Entitlement Beliefs in Dysfunctional Families"

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When Mothers Blame Others for their own Disgraceful Behavior

My Mother Blamed Me for her Disgraceful Behavior I was lying in bed the other morning and this phrase “when mothers blame others” kept running through my mind as though some unknown source was whispering at me to write about it. I agreed that it would make a catchy title but I questioned why it … Continue reading "When Mothers Blame Others for their own Disgraceful Behavior"

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What We Hear when People Suggest that our Expectations are Too High

I received a question or maybe it was a suggestion on the blog yesterday regarding a post that I wrote about quotes that cause harm; here is what the writer asked: “Could the cause of most of our problems be that we live with expectations? Live without expectations and accept things for what they are? No … Continue reading "What We Hear when People Suggest that our Expectations are Too High"

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My Article has been Published in TILT Magazine!

A couple of months ago I was invited by DeeAnna Nagel and Kate Anthony from Online Therapy Institute to submit an article to TILT magazine  (TILT stands for “Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology“) and the issue that my article has been featured in has been published! A lot of my readers are coaches and therapists and … Continue reading "My Article has been Published in TILT Magazine!"

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Going No Contact with Family of Origin and Guilt

Recently I received a question that I thought would make a really great blog post. The question was; “In relation to leaving or reducing contact with your “FOO” (which stands for Family of Origin) do you feel guilty about going no contact with your family of origin?” This is one of the most frequently asked … Continue reading "Going No Contact with Family of Origin and Guilt"

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Introducing The Beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing

 I am excited to announce that my first e-book ~ “Emerging from Broken ~ The beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing” ~ is finally ready! The original articles from my early work have been edited, cleaned up and some cases, re-written and I have re-ordered them for better flow and readability. The e-book is 197 … Continue reading "Introducing The Beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing"

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