Monthly Archives: December 2013

Keep Portland Weird

I decided since I will be leaving Oregon soon and moving to another state, I would write a blog post about Portland Oregon. “Keep Portland Weird” is a slogan that can be seen on many car’s bumpers in the Portland … Continue reading

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Nothing Good or Bad?

…for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Shakespeare, Hamlet 2.2 My name is Denise, and I’m honored that Becki asked me to guest-post for her.  She’s got an unbelievably devastating story, yet since she … Continue reading

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Christmas At The Beach

Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season, if you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas !! Ronnie and I will be celebrating Christmas at the beach this year. We’ve rented a suite, overlooking the beautiful coastline. The hotel has an … Continue reading

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Just Another Hateful Email

I debated with myself about sharing on my blog portions of an email that Ali sent to me. For those of you that are not familiar with Ali, she is my youngest daughter that I placed for adoption in Oregon … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Angry emails, cyber bullying, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Healing and Recovery, Holiday chaos, Open adoption | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Sunshine Award

Thank you Shaun for this award. So the rules of this award are the following: Use the logo above in the post. Link to whoever nominated you. Write ten pieces of information about yourself.

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Strangers In Our Families

A few nights ago I was talking with a dear friend whom also has suffered a tremendous amount of trauma. The word “damaged” was brought up again. We have known each other for years. Trauma, pain, and hardship is not … Continue reading

Posted in friendships, Guest writer, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, holiday season, Mental Health, Millennial generation, Toxic Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

What It’s Like

Today while I was sitting in a very plush waiting room of my Orthopedic Surgeon’s office, there was a teenage girl and her mother sitting across from me. The girl was reading an article in a magazine and turned to … Continue reading

Posted in abused by mother, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, mental illiness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments