Simple Words

Simple words today for those of us struggling to get through the day!

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Breaking the Cycle

We often think that breaking the cycle of abuse means breaking it for the next generation. But I think it is even more than that. It involves so much more than just keeping our children and grandchildren from the evils of our past and the pasts of generations before us. Of course, we want there…

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Coming Out of Hiding

Sometimes it feels like you need to hide yourself from the world. It feels like no one could possibly understand and no one could possibly get why you are so guarded. Sometimes you have to hide yourself from the world to protect your inner most being. Perhaps not even out of the fear of embarrassment…

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Courage

What does it mean to really have courage? Courage means to do something that scares you. Sometimes that means you have to go outside of your comfort zone and do something that could truly change things for you. I know that I have had to have courage lately. I have finally let myself fully share…

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Say Yes to Love

As I listen to a song as it comes through the speakers, I notice that the song is speaking to me. This happens to me a lot actually. You know that song that really gets how you are feeling? I feel like I can speak through song when my feelings can’t be expressed in just…

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A Letter to a Mother that Never Loved Me

Yesterday, I found myself yearning for you. After almost 10 years of not seeing your face and not talking to you but through other people, why on earth would I want to see you and be around you? I can’t possibly understand the yearning for someone who never loved me. Even more than that, someone…

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Saying Goodbye

Today my beloved cat, Tiger, passed away. He went through so much with all of us. At 22 years of age, he showed me that I could go on without him. I didn’t want to let him go, but he needed to move on. He lived a long life and he was my saving grace….

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