Category Archives: Traumatic Experiences

Moving Day

Ok, so you have heard this before. Since 2004 Ronnie and I have tried to get the heck out of Dodge. Now we have a date and a plan. In so many ways Oregon has been a blessing but at … Continue reading

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Relentlessly Brainwashed

Therapy has been very productive lately. I am connecting with my new therapist Carol and she is very well versed with PTSD patients. My therapy sessions are weekly, and I feel Carol now has a good sense of who I … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, Growing up in midwest, Healing and Recovery, identify problem children, Mental Health, mental illiness, PTSD, teachers, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Fast And Furious , That’s How It Happens

PTSD and a pinch of OCD equals crazy-making. Today I woke up refreshed, which rarely is the case for me. I came downstairs to get my coffee and sat out back on the patio. The sky was grey and it … Continue reading

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My Selfishness

The universe lost an amazing man this weekend and the heaven’s gained an angel. I am blessed to have been in his presence and shared many laughs. My heart grieves out of selfishness that I yearn for more treasured moments … Continue reading

Posted in Death, death of a loved one, friends, friendships, hope, spiritual energy, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

To Forgive is to Set a Prisoner Free

Sometimes a cold slap in the face from a loving friend is exactly the healing balm a soul needs. It’s not unlike pouring alcohol on a lethal wound: you know that painful sting will save you in the end. I … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, daughters, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, hope, Life's Blessings and Joys, mental illiness, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Finally I Am Going To Talk Cake

I hate cake, not just any cake, but birthday cake. Maybe I should clarify… I hate birthday cake for my birthday. Baking and making a cake is a labor of love. When my children were young, at least a week … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Birthdays, Child Abuse, daughters, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, gift of love, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Dealing With…Having Never Dealt With It

I am finally on the mend. It’s been a long two weeks recovering from being sick and having sutures. Pneumonia really took a toll on me, and I was without any energy or motivation. With every negative there is always … Continue reading

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Everything Will Be Better With These!

Today I went to the doctor to have some of my sutures removed. My thought was that the doctor would only remove the stitches from my hand. The company Ronnie works for has changed insurance and we are no longer … Continue reading

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I Had An Accident

I apologize for being absent from my blog. I had an accident and will be unable to blog for a few days. The worst part is I won’t be able to use the pool for 12 more days and the … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Day Of June

Wishing all my readers a very happy 1st day of June.. Have a great weekend!! Ronnie and I are going to enjoy the company of close friends and have a BBQ at our home. Tomorrow I will have a new … Continue reading

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