Posts Tagged abuse


Surfacing Again

In recent months I had been struggling to keep my life together.  I become overwhelmed with anxiety and basically shut down emotionally so I could cope with the many changes to my schedule and task list in the late summer and fall.  I was totally disconnected from the things I was doing even  though they […]

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Longterm Effects of Sexual Abuse

** Warning ** Some of this content is graphic. It may have trigger issues for some. Please read this story only if you are in a good place emotionally. The sad truth is that I had no idea what was happening to me when my father was molesting me.  I was too young and nothing […]

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No Fear, Just Purpose

** Warning ** Some of this content is graphic. It may have trigger issues for some. Please read this story if you are in a good place emotionally. I have had a lot to think about lately.  My recent posts have sparked something huge.  I realize that there is something that NO ONE is talking […]

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The fastest attack of Sexual Abuse

** Warning ** Some of this content is graphic. It may have trigger issues for some. Please read this story if you are in a good place emotionally. One night I was in my bedroom, by myself.  I’m guessing ten or eleven years old.  I think I was getting ready to go to bed for […]

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Love Yourself as Much as I do. “Winter” – Tori Amos

This song has often brought me to tears.  The gentle imagery combined with such an important life lesson all in one.  True, I am NEVER thinking of any particular happy memory including my father when I hear this song.  As it works for me now, I just really hope that my kids could look to […]

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Recovery after writing about sexual abuse

So, it’s been almost three weeks since my last post. Truly, it was a tough one. It’s a strange thing to be able to put specific experiences related to my sexual abuse experiences out there. I’m glad I do though. I feel it’s something I need to do for others and myself. I’m noticing that […]

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Getting my thoughts Organized

The past couple of weeks have been a mental whirlwind. As much as I have been working on getting certain experiences out on this blog, I have also been a little scared of what’s to come. I think there is a lot to talk about but I’ve never tried to talk about such specific experiences […]

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Kids with tough Questions

As Christmas comes a little closer lots of talk comes around to traditions and family. Lately my two boys have been asking about Grandparents. My eight year old has asked about my father before. I don’t lie and say he’s dead, although that’d be easier. He asks where he is and why I don’t talk […]

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