Category Archives: Healing and Recovery

For The Hundredth Time !

Generally when the phrase, ” For The Hundredth Time” is used a negative comment follows. Have you heard this phrase? I also am guilty of using it negatively. Today’s post is the big.. ONE, ZERO, ZERO for me. Yep, for … Continue reading

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Packing Up Our Life And Moving Forward

Ronnie and I have both been so busy these last couple months. We are very close to leaving our home. Finally once and for all, off of Applegate Drive. For those of you that don’t know, we have lived on … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, gift of love, Healing and Recovery, hope, leaving the past behind, new beginnings, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Handwritten Letters

Handwritten letters are a rare commodity, they indicate investment. Email is “permanent” in its own way. Our electronic messages are easy to keep and to search in huge volumes. But emails are not tangible and enduring in the same way … Continue reading

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, happiness, Healing and Recovery, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys, moving day, new adventures, new beginnings, Toxic Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Anniversary

It’s been a year now that I have blogging. I was hoping to write a nice long blog about how wonderful the last year has been. Expressing myself, gaining support from new friends and how much my life has changed. … Continue reading

Posted in 1-800-799-7233, Domestic Violence, leaving the past behind, Mental Health, moving day, Murder attack, National Domestic Awareness month, new beginnings, Stop Domestic Violence, Violent attacks | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

I like October, I like October… Who Am I trying To Fool? I Hate October!

It’s raining and gloomy here in Oregon. Today also is the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. October is also the anniversary of when I was stabbed. My wonderful husband, and soul mate’s birthday is in October. My … Continue reading

Posted in 1-800-799-7233, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Secrets, Healing and Recovery, National Domestic Awareness month, Stop Domestic Violence, Traumatic Experiences, Violent attacks | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Finding My Family

I would like to introduce my birth daughter Abby. I asked Abby to be a guest writer on my blog. She has evolved into a wonderful mother and a successful woman. Abby was adopted at birth by two very loving caring … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, daughters, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, gift of love, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, identify problem children, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, new beginnings, Open adoption | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Get Ready

First of all, I am extremely humbled for all of you that have followed my blog for the past 11 months. All I have to share with you is myself. I am not a writer. I just have a story … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, beaten by mother, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, estranged fathers, Guest writer, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, identify problem children, Mental Health, narcissist, new beginnings, Open adoption, PTSD, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

But , But…. Mine Was Extreme Domestic Violence

This post is going to have so many grammatical errors you may not be able to follow. Today I went from super happy because Ronnie is on vacation for a week , to angry due to an email.  Ronnie is … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Mental Health, surprise callers, Toxic Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 45 Comments

Live Well * Love Much * Laugh Often

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Ronnie and I lost a very dear friend recently. A few days ago we visited our friends who put together a slide show for the memorial service. The service will be held this … Continue reading

Posted in Death, death of a loved one, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, Healing and Recovery, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

The LA Laker Player and Me

During 1994- 1995 I was running a muck, I was un-happy and searching for who knows what . I surely had no clue. My daily routine was go to work, hit the gym for an hour with a former Los … Continue reading

Posted in friends, friendships, gift of love, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, Life's Blessings and Joys, love, NBA | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments