Category Archives: Healing and Recovery

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Posted in childhood friends, Domestic Violence, Healing and Recovery, Life Lessons, starting over | Tagged , , , , ,

#Why I Stayed , #Why I Left

It’s trending on Twitter, the elevator punch seen across the world. You know the one !Ray Rice the former Baltimore Raven’s running back, knocks his then fiance’, Janay out cold. This happened on camera at an Atlantic City Casino in … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence victims, Healing and Recovery, Janay Rice, Knocked out in Elevator, Ray Rice | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

Where I Work , And What I Do

I thought long and hard about revealing where I am employed. Most bloggers aren’t as open about who they are, where they live or where they work, and for good reason. Many are writing about experiences that are still secrets … Continue reading

Posted in arizona, Healing and Recovery, Life's Blessings and Joys, new adventures, new beginnings | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

Full Disclosure

I can’t change the past but the past has changed me. Matthew West wrote a song titled, “My Name Is.” In his lyrics there is a great phrase, “I am no longer defined by the wreckage behind.” This week I … Continue reading

Posted in arizona, becki duckworth, Becoming accountable, Family Secrets, Healing and Recovery, leaving the past behind, My Life as an Celebrity Event Planner, new adventures | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Big Things

Our youngest son used to always say, “Mom, I am doing big things, really big things.” He used “big things” in reference to modeling at Columbia Sportswear, his employment at the bank and when he started college. That child was quite … Continue reading

Posted in arizona, Arizona by Harley, Healing and Recovery, Life's Blessings and Joys, living the dream, Mothers day | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Our New Home State Is Arizona

We made it !! We left Oregon early morning March 8th, arrived in Reno Nevada around dinner time the same day. We spent two wonderful nights with family in Reno relaxing and catching up. Monday morning March 10th we drove … Continue reading

Posted in arizona, ditat deus, Healing and Recovery, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, new adventures | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

Keep Your Tissue, I Need To Grieve

My feeling is when a person is crying/grieving let them do so. By handing a crying friend a tissue there is a hidden message asking them to stop crying. People need to cry in order to heal. Allow the flood … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, daughters, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, estranged fathers, father less children, Healing and Recovery, step fathers, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, Healing and Recovery, holiday season, new adventures | Tagged , , , , , | 20 Comments

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

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