Posts Tagged survivor


42 Days of Teresa

Day 1 Happy birthday to me!  I’m 42 and feeling like this year has opened up for me with a bunch of fantastic opportunities to grow and explore who I am as a person on this planet. The past several months have been transformational for me and it took these months to process what that […]

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Why Forgive an Abuser?

People ask me how I’m able to move forward after being abused for so many years.  Some people have actually expressed anger and frustration that I am no longer angry and silently wishing some horrible tragedy befall my abuser.  “They don’t deserve to be forgiven” or similar statements are made in a blurted out emotional […]

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A new resource for Healing

For  a long time I have admired and appreciated the bravery and honesty of Faith Allen on Blooming Lotus.  Her story and her journey of healing is heartbreaking to amazingly inspirational.  The topics she writes on and the candid, open way in which she discusses them opened my eyes to just how necessary it is […]

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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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Feeling very Blessed

After my last post I received such a flood of support and love from all directions. I heard from immediate family, friends and people that have been in my life since I was a kid. I find that I am also connecting with other survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I can’t express how important that […]

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What would you ask a Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor?

After a discussion last night, I thought about using my skills in facilitation and conversation to help engage people in discussing sexual abuse. I have always believed that if someone is intelligent enough to articulate a question, the very least I can do is answer it. In thinking of blog post subjects, I find myself […]

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Finding Inspiration

Strangely, today came together with a fluidity that brought me forward in many ways. I am feeling satisfied that I finally posted some more details about my abuse. It’s not a pat on the back kind of thing, but more a right of passage kind of thing. My next level of dealing with my past […]

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Get it Together Lady

“Get it Together Lady!”. These are words I’ve been saying to myself for the past few weeks. I came back from Argentina with so much perspective on my own capabilities and lots of ideas to share. Then I became totally overwhelmed by it all and backed away from my blog completely. Very counter productive. I […]

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